Vintage Wheels Festival

This is your chance to see some beautiful, restored, iconic wheeled treasures up close. The annual Vintage Wheels Show greets our area during the summer. Winthrop’s old boardwalks and historic character add to the appeal of this event as the historic cars and motorcycles take over all of Winthrop’s main street, the travel trailers will be showcased at the beautiful Pine Near RV Park and antique tractors will be displayed at the Shafer Museum, just 3 blocks from downtown. Antique bicycles will be displayed at the Rocking Horse Bakery. Spectators can easily walk to all the events from Winthrop’s downtown main street boardwalk. Owners of the vehicles are warmly welcomed to the Winthrop Inn each year. If you’re interested in having a sneak peek at all the vintage beauty, be sure to book a room with us. You surely won’t be disappointed.

In addition to Winthrop’s incredible scenery, there are plenty of unique shops, brew pubs, coffee roasters and eateries to enjoy along with the vintage wheels show.

Welcome to the Winthrop!

A warm welcome and a smoke-free environment await you at The Winthrop. Located in the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains on the Methow River, four seasons of scenic beauty surround us.

Whether you’re viewing winter’s snowcapped peaks from your room’s balcony, relaxing by the pool absorbing the summer sun’s rays or soaking under the stars in our year-round hot tub, the clear skies and clean air will do you good.

Families and groups enjoy our spacious lawns, sand volleyball court, and barbecue picnic area while couples find the riverside seating provides a romantic destination after a moonlight stroll.


Morning Glory Balloon Tours

Local outfitter, Morning Glory Balloon Tours offer visitors the unforgettable experience of seeing the Methow Valley’s spectacular landscape from a bird’s-eye view. And flights take off right here at the Winthrop Inn! Private and group flights are available. The experience starts just after sunrise and lasts about 3 hours including an end-of-flight gourmet picnic back on the ground. It’s the perfect way to get the lay of the land at the beginning of a Methow vacation or conclude a visit with a storybook ending.


The ballooning season kicks off every year on the first weekend in March with the annual Winthrop Balloon Festival. Balloons from all around the Pacific Northwest travel to Winthrop to fill the morning skies with a colorful, warm glow. This is a photographic event not to be missed!