Travelogue: Winthrop Fall Getaway

Our trip to Winthrop was pretty spontaneous for me — I usually plan vacations months in advance, but I really wanted to take the kids out to see some fall foliage and decided to risk a long drive (3.5 hours each way) and a solo parenting trip since Peter was on call for work. I booked our stay at the lovely River’s Edge Resort about 10 days before we left.

I would 100% take the trip again. In fact, we had just barely returned from our trip when I booked a return stay in November (hopefully before Highway 20 closes for the winter; keep your fingers crossed for me!).

We enjoyed a hike to Blue Lake and visits to local parks like Homestream Park and the Sa Teekh Wa trail. Although we mostly made our own meals in the well-equipped kitchen at River’s Edge, we did grab coffee from Rocking Horse Bakery and ice cream from Sheri’s Sweet Shoppe.

For more details about our trip, check out the article I wrote for ParentMap.

Julia loves photo opps like these – plenty of signs throughout town reminded people to Mask Up and we loved it!
Reading during a lunch break at Blue Lake
Homestream Park includes beautiful artwork that celebrates the culture of the Methow People (now part of the Colville Confederated Tribes)