Best Mountain Bike Glamping
Ride the Pacific Northwest’s finest dirt trails all day, then clean up at the Rolling Huts in Methow Valley, Washington, about four hours from Seattle and Spokane. There are six huts on wheels — basically boxes with amenities such as sleeping platforms, refrigerators, dishes, wifi, toilets, and running water. Designed by mountain climber and Seattle architect Tom Kundig, they have an outdoorsy modernist feel. Plus they put you close to the trails. Go long on Slate Peak, climb your legs off on Cutthroat Trail, or enjoy the flow on the Sun Mountain Full Loop.
When you’re hungry, either cook something up at the Rolling Huts’ fireplace or head to one of the Methow Valley’s touristy main towns, Twisp and Winthrop. Internet-free Twisp has pizza, Mexican food, and a bakery, while Winthrop has Old West facades, wooden sidewalks, a brewery, and a bakery.
When you’re done on the trails, go fishing: the Methow River, a tributary of the Columbia, has steelhead, rainbows, westslope, and cutthroat. You can also head to Pearrygin or Alta lakes, both stocked with trout. On your way home, designate a driver and stop at a few wineries along the road after you pass by Wenatchee. Chateau Faire-Le Pont, Bella Terraza, and Warm Springs Inn aren’t far off the beaten path (Routes 2 and 97).
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