Stevens Lodge

NOTICE:

In light of orders by our governor and state and local health officials, our organization's leadership decided to cancel all overnight lodge stays and not schedule any future lodge stays until further notice.

Visit our Mountaineers Programming and the Coronavirus blog and COVID-19 Response page for more information and to stay up-to-date.

 

 

Nestled near the Stevens Pass Ski Area, our rustic ski-in/ski-out lodge is also open to PCT thru-hikers and mountain bikers in late summer and early fall. Tired of the hustle and bustle of the big city? Come for a quiet respite in a cabin in the woods. Several hiking trails are a short walk or drive from the cabin.

CALENDAR | AMENITIES | WHAT TO BRING
RATES & RESERVATIONS | GROUP RESERVATIONS
GETTING HERE | FAQ | FUN FACTS | GALLERY
WEATHER & AVALANCHE
DONATE
| VOLUNTEER | CONTACT US


Amenities Included in Your Stay

  • A cozy bunk with a mattress in one of our two dormitory rooms—bring your own sleeping bag and pillow!
  • Trails both to and from the ski area, partially lit at night.
  • A short walk to the Pacific Crest Trail and a short drive to many other hiking trails.
  • Boot racks and drying room for your gear.
  • A workbench and iron to wax your skis or board.
  • A chance to become part of the lodge family by helping with daily chores.
  • A hot shower after a hard day skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, or biking.
  • A wood-burning fireplace.
  • Quiet time after 10:30 pm.
  • A rousing wake up call at 7:00 am (ski season only).

What to bring

  • Gear needed for your planned activities: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, hiking, biking, etc.
  • Lunch and snacks
  • Sleeping bag & pillow
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Slippers or comfy footwear
  • Towel and any other personal items. Note that we provide a disposable towel, shampoo, and conditioner to hikers during the summer PCT season.
  • Learn more about staying at our lodge in our FAQ.

Rates, Reservations and Policies

Rate
Category
Friday
Night
Saturday
Night
Both
Nights
Extended Openings
and Holidays
PCT
Night
Adult Members
(age 14+)
$38 $53 $91 $53/night $40
Adult Non-members
(age 14+)
$45 $60 $105 $60/night $45
Youth Members
(age 13-)
$20 $30 $50 $30/night $25
Youth Non-members
(age 13-)
$25 $35 $60 $35/night $30
Friday night stays include Saturday Breakfast. Saturday Night and Extended stays include Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast.
PCT nights include a bunk, dinner, and breakfast.

Make a Reservation

Group Reservations

Boy Scout Troops, Cub Scout Troops, schools, churches, companies and other organizations have enjoyed weekend and midweek retreats at our Stevens Lodge. It also makes a great place to hold winter classes like snow travel, avalanche safety, and winter camping training classes. Please complete our group booking request form.

GETTING HERE

A topo map image that shows how to get to parking for our Stevens Lodge from Highway 2 and the PCT trailheads.gps coordinates

47.74552, -121.09852

WALKING FROM THE PCT

Walk the road just in front of the "Snowboard / Ski Check" just across from the Granite Peaks Lodge in the resort's base area. It first heads southeast (left) and then quicklyfrom https://www.stevenspass.com/site/mountain/maps/base-area-map/index.html/sp_current-base-map_12-7-16_V2.png winds right and heads west across the ski slopes. Watch for vehicles along this road! At all intersections, continue west avoiding any trails or roads that head up or down the slopes. At the maintenance building, stay left of it and continue walking the road as it leads into the woods. Continue up this road until it bears left. Our lodge is up the driveway off of this bend.

DRIVING DIRECTIONS

From SR-2 East: Take the first right turn into the ski area parking lots as you reach the pass.
From SR-2 West: Take the last left turn into the ski area parking lots just before you leave the pass.
(These parking lots are just below Tye Creek Lodge and the Brooks Chair Terminal.)

  • Stay to the left, entering Parking Lot #3 and go through the long parking lot and around a hairpin turn into Parking Lot #4, the topmost parking area.
  • Park against the uphill "snow bank" side of the parking lot.
  • At the far end of the parking lot (southwest corner), walk up to and turn right on the footpath/snow cat road.
  • Continue up the short, steep road for 300 yards. Stevens Lodge is the 4 story, dark red building at the first sharp, 90-degree bend in the road.
  • Look for The Mountaineers sign on the balcony and come on in!

carpooling

If you're interested in carpooling to our lodge or other Mountaineers activities and lodges, visit our Good Carpooling Practices page to learn how to set up your carpool preferences and contact other potential riders and drivers.

FAQ (with Answers!)

What do I need to bring?
Along with your skiing, snowboarding or snowshoeing gear, bring lunch and snacks, a sleeping bag, pillow, flashlight or headlamp, towel and any other personal items. We do not have a washer and dryer so extra clothes are good to bring.

Can I take a shower?
Yes, but bring your own towel and soap in winter. During the summer PCT season, we add two outdoor showers and provide a disposable towel, shampoo, and conditioner to hikers. Please note that water is one of our biggest expenses, so please keep your shower short.

Can I do laundry?
During the summer PCT season, we provide a "bucket laundry" system along with our drying room to hikers.

Are kids allowed?
Kids under 5 are not allowed unless special exceptions are given by the . We do ask that you take your kids home at the end of the weekend.

Are dogs or other animals allowed?
Unfortunately no pets are allowed at Stevens Lodge at this time.  We do allow service animals in accordance with The Mountaineers Service Animal Policy.

Can my group stay at the lodge?
Yes, we would love to host your group at our lodge! See Group Reservations for more information.

How do I get there?
View the GPS coordinates, walking from the PCT and riving directions section or find the lodge on Google maps.

What can I do while I am staying at the lodge?
In winter, downhill skiing at Stevens Pass Ski Area (ski-in, ski-out from the lodge!), cross-country skiing at the Stevens Pass Nordic Center, snowshoeing, especially the nearby Grace Lakes, and backcountry skiing one of the many routes near Stevens Pass. Note that the ski has an Uphill Traffic Policy.
In summer, mountain biking in the Stevens Pass Bike Park and hiking on the PCT and many other nearby trails. You can also enjoy reading a good book by our wood-burning fireplace.

Do you have discounted lift tickets to the Stevens Pass Ski Area and Stevens Pass Bike Park?
Unfortunately, Stevens Pass Mountain Resort no longer offers their bulk lift ticket program, so we are not able to offer discounted lift tickets for the 2018-19 season.

Is the Lodge heated?
The Lodge is indeed heated but that does not compensate for the lack of insulation in the dorms. Be prepared to sleep with a hat on because it can get a little chilly upstairs!

We’re on our honeymoon.
Congratulations! The Lodge might not be the right fit for this special and intimate time. You can find more private accommodations in Leavenworth.

Can I reserve a particular bunk?
Sorry, but you choose your bunk when you arrive. All the bunks are on a first-come, first-served basis.

The Mountaineers is a volunteer organization. What can I do to help?
We ask you to do at least one chore like cleaning, shoveling snow or stomping the fire path for each night you are at the lodge. We also have work parties every fall to prepare the lodge for the upcoming winter season.

Does The Mountaineers have a flu policy?
Yes, The Mountaineers seeks to provide the most enjoyable, safe environment for all program center and lodge guests and members. View our flu policy.

Do you provide WiFi?
There's no WiFi at the lodge. We hope that you'll come for the "unplugged" mountain experience. Providing WiFi on the mountain is very expensive and most guests have their own mobile data. Check your carrier for availability in the Stevens Pass area.

Can I charge my cell phone?
Yes, the lodge has electricity! In addition to normal electrical outlets, we have a USB charging station with room for up to 30 devices. Bring your own USB charging cable.

Can I cook my own meals?
During winter weekends, we provide Saturday breakfast with a Friday night stay, and Saturday dinner and Sunday breakfast with a Saturday night stay. You are welcome to use the kitchen (pots, pans, etc.) to cook dinner on Friday night and lunch on Saturday and Sunday. During the summer PCT stays, we provide a simple dinner and breakfast with each night's stay. You are welcome to use the kitchen—please check with the cook first. We do ask that you do your own dishes when you're done. The Stevens Pass Ski Area also has many fine eating establishments at their base area lodges.

I'm hiking the PCT, can I have packages sent to the lodge?
Our lodge has no mailing address, but you can send packages to Stevens Pass Mountain Resort or the post office in Skykomish.

Fun Facts About Stevens Lodge

  • Originally only half of its current size, the lodge used to be a little cozier when it only had the living room and kitchen. The front half of the building that is now the dinning area was added a couple of years later.
  • Until 1977 folks had to use an outhouse behind the building. At one point the outhouse was on such a steep incline that a cable was put in to help people get there.
  • Half-inch cables hold the lodge to the mountain. However as the snow accumulates, the cables are loosened - not tightened - due to the downward pressure of the snow on the cables. The turnbuckles are located on the downhill side of the building’s second floor.
  • There have been a couple of seasons where you could ski right over the cabin.
  • The upright wooden poles on the back fire escape were the original poles from the first chairlift at Stevens Pass.
  • In an effort to embrace one of The Mountaineer's core principles, we recently reduced the lodges environmental impact by converting all of our toilets to low-flow in addition to raising awareness of water conservation at the lodge. This has saved nearly 40,000 gallons of water annually and lowered the water bill from $8,400 to $2,600.
  • The "W" on the dining room wall does not represent west. It is for a person who spoke at the lodge during those crazy 70s.
  • Our neighboring cabins all have long-standing family histories, each representing at least three generations.
  • The road that the lodge in on is actually owned by the Washington DOT, not the U.S. Forest Service. It is an access road to the Grace Lakes area, primarily for avalanche control work. The ski area maintains it for the DOT.

weather & avalanche

Donate!

We need and accept gifts of money, goods, services and volunteer time. Gifts of money we often call “donations,” and gifts of goods and/or services we call “in-kind gifts.” The Mountaineers is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (Tax ID 27-3009280), so your gifts may be tax deductible. Be sure to consult your tax advisor.

Donations

  • Go to Stevens Lodge Donate and complete the form. To make a donation to The Mountaineers Annual Fund that supports all of our programs, go to our Donate page.
  • Pick up a donation envelope at the lodge. There are some on top of the firewood bin and more at the chairman's desk.
  • Note that many employers will match your donation. Check with your Human Resources Department or our Development Team at develoment@mountaineers.org.

In-Kind Gifts

If you’d like to donate goods (e.g. projector or pasta pot) or services (e.g. dump truck run, electrical work), please let us know by sending an email to stevenslodge@outlook.com. Once we have you in-kind gift, please complete our Gift In-Kind Contribution Form.

volunteer!

Our lodge at Stevens Pass is run and maintained almost entirely by volunteers and we need your help!

work parties

We schedule work parties usually in late summer to early fall. Keep an eye on our calendar for details and to register. We’ll credit you with volunteer hours for your service and you'll get stewardship credit towards many of our course requirements.

Hosts & Cooks

In winter, from December to April,  we’re open on most weekends on some midweeks. In summer, from August to September, we’re open for PCT thru-hikers and anyone else who wants to stay. If you are interested in helping in any of these capacities, please send us an email at stevenslodge@outlook.com.

reporting volunteer hours & Employer matching

If you do work for our lodge that is not captured as a lodge stay host or cook, or as a work party participant, please self-report your work on your My Volunteer Hours page on your profile.

Note that may employers will match your volunteers hours with real dollars. Check with your Human Resources Department or our Development Team at develoment@mountaineers.org.

volunteer expense reimbursement

If you purchased food or supplies for our lodge, please complete an d submit an expense reimbursement request.

Contact Us

Contact our Member Services Team, info@mountaineers.org or 206-521-6000, if you need help reserving or canceling a lodge stay, or for anything else Mountaineers.