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Virginian Resort

The Virginian Resort is an authentic gem located in the heart of "God's country." With amazing scenery on all sides you can't help but untie all the knots in your rope. We're just a half mile south of Wild West Winthrop Washington State. Our brand is W4 and our hospitality is legendary.

Mosey your horse to the nearest hitching post and settle in for the night. Sit out under a blanket of stars and contemplate the state of your herds. With wonderful amenities and first class service you'll want to return to visit us time and again. You'll love the grounds and flowers.

40 cabins, rooms and ranch house. Even a bridal suite and a presidential suite (For President Teddy Roosevelt that is.) There is a nice pool, volley ball and basketball court and, of course, horse shoe pits.

VITTLES COWBOY CAFÉ: You can eat breakfast, lunch and dinner at our Vittles Cowboy Café, the valley's favorite stop in any time, bar and grill. Or stay up late at our popular Vittles Bar where we often have live music on weekends. We offer both kinds of music Country and Western. (OK, we do throw in a little Rock and Roll and R&V every now and then.)

VIRGINIAN SPA: The Virginian Resort even has a spa and salon on site that offers hair care, massage and sun beds. The quality rivals that you can find in any big city from a big time and far more expensive salon.

CAMP FIRES: Best of all, in the summer we offer summer time campfires on weekends with real live singing cowboys (or cowgals). The marshmallows are free. But BYOS (Bring Your Own Sticks)

CAMP WINTHROP: Spring, Summer and Fall families flock to the Virginian for the Sunday through Thursday Camp Winthrop festivities. Ranch type rooms, meals in the Cowboy Café and just about every Wild West activity you can imagine. Horseback riding, fishing, black smithing, crafts and those famous nightly campfires.

WINTHROP WEDDINGS: The Virginian is a perfect place for a high class wedding or a horse back nuptials. If you must tie the knot this is where we know how to tie them. Catering, ministers or officials, flowers, salon services and of course surprisingly sophisticated catering from Vittles Café. Our event coordinator is your host and handles all the details.

FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES: It's bound to be a tradition. Classic and modern movies under the stars on a giant screen right on our giant South lawn. Plenty of free popcorn heavy on the butter. Movies are held on Friday nights and open to the public.

HISTORY: In the fall of 1891, New Englander Guy Waring and his family came to the remote Methow Valley to sell supplies to miners and a few farmers who homesteaded in the area. His family pitched a tent at the forks of the Methow and Chewuck Rivers, while Waring established Winthrop's first retail business and successfully insured the future site of the town.

On March 1, 1893, Waring's general store caught fire and burned to the ground. Heavily in debt, he left the valley to return three years later, in 1896, with funds to start over. Waring promised to build his wife a proper house if she would accompany him.

Owen Wister, a Harvard classmate, was a houseguest in the Waring's new home, presently the Shafer Museum. Wister was later to write "The Virginian," often praised as the first true western novel. Characters and events were drawn from life stories told by Methow Valley miners and homesteaders.

The town was eventually named after the Colonial Governor John Winthrop of Massachusetts. But over the years it has evolved into anything but back East. Now known as Wild West Winthrop Washington, the entire valley is full of wild west scenery, outdoor activities and good old boot slapping fun.

  • Minimum Rental Age is 25
  • Name: Virginian Resort
  • Status: Active
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  • Type: Resort
  • 808 State Route 20, Winthrop, WA, USA
  • Destination: Methow Valley
  • Location: Winthrop
  • Lat/Lng: 48.468487, -120.176295
  • Setting: Water Front Area
  • View: Peekaboo Water View
  • Houses: 7
  • Rooms: 32
  • Phone: 866-925-7084
  • Fax: 888-628-0839
  • Website: Virginian-Resort.com
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