" Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Here grow the wallflower and the violet. The squirrel will come and sit upon your knee, the logcock will wake you in the morning. Sleep in forgetfulness of all ill. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains." - John of the Mountains: The Unpublished Journals of John Muir, (1938)
John Muir said it best… come join us in the mountains this summer for a great retreat and personal renewal of your body and spirit. The sun filled Cascades are so inviting, offering fantastic hiking, mtn biking adventures and exciting times on the river and lakes this season. The trails here at the Lodge, and in the higher elevations, are clear of snow and now are full of wildflowers and wildlife. Guests recently were thrilled to meet some alpine goats on the trail to Lake Colchuck including a newborn bundle of fur! The rivers have slowed a bit, but still offer a good ride for rafters. The lakes are welcoming to the paddle boarders, kayakers and swimmers.
Here at the Lodge, Chef Ron has been featuring the arrival of local produce. This past week Carlos harvested our early cherries and Ron created a magnificent feast featuring this WA sweet treat. Our organic garden has been providing us with lots of goodies to enjoy in our meals: swiss chard, kale, all sorts of herbs, tomatoes, peas, radishes and some peppers. There are lots more to come this season as the gardens and orchard are doing great. So are the flowers! The flower gardens and deck pots are stunning. They are full of a variety of colors and interesting plants.
We would love to welcome you to the mountain these next few months. Please check our availability as space is becoming limited. The intimate resort fills quickly with only 12 accommodations and we would love to have you in one of the available rooms or cabins. If your summer is too packed to plan a getaway, now is not too early to think about a winter escape to Mountain Home Lodge. Snowbound on the mountain with all your needs taken care of is a special vacation perfect for romance and adventures. Christmas has filled but there are a few accommodations left for New Years and there is scattered space for January and February.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Mountain!
Cheers - Brad & Kathy, Proprietors
Brecklyn, Chef Ron, Carlos, Irma and Linda, Innkeepers
Millie the dog and Cracker & Jack the cats (the 3 actually in charge!)