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Winter Specials »

Arrive February 22 or 23, March 21 or 22, 28 or 29 and also get 3 nights lodging for the price of 2.


High Camp Update »

Winter Season is open through April 24, 2016

For the current status of cabin availability please go to our Booking Calendar.  We are accepting reservations for Winter 2015-2016 and Fall 2016. We book cabins one year in advance.

Family Rates Dramatically Extended

We are pleased to announce these dates when kids (up through age 17) stay free:

  • 2016:  February 15-20, March 4 & 5, April 1 – April 25
  • Fall 2016: July 25 – Sept 29

Fall Season 2016 opens July 25 and ends October 9, 2016


See what others say about Scottish Lakes!

What an amazing place! »

August 27th, 2015

Hi Chris,
This is Jen Barber. We just came out of High camp yesterday. I wanted to let you know what a fabulous time we had. What an amazing place!
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Scottish Lakes High Camp »

July 1st, 2015

From “Summer Days in Mountain Huts in Washington”
A RootsRated article by Samantha Larson, Seattle, WA

Located on the east side of Stevens Pass, in the winter the system of cabins that make up Scottish Lakes High Camp offer access to a variety of backcountry terrain for beginner, intermediate, and advanced skiers, snowboarders, and showshoers. Come summer, trade in those skis for boots, as this spot still makes for a great launching pad to explore the nearby alpine lakes and sweeping mountain vistas…
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There's no place like Scottish Lakes High Camp.

Nestled against a high mountain ridge, our nine-cabin retreat provides a unique opportunity to recharge body and spirit. Pared down to the essential rustic comforts, High Camp allows you to pursue your favorite mountain activities, reconnect with friends and family, or reflect in an unparalleled natural setting.

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Trips, Trails, & Tours

Tranquility »

view from Tranquility at sunset

Top ten reasons to ski Tranquility:

  1. quiet and peaceful
  2. lots of animal tracks
  3. gentle skiing
  4. nice downhill through the trees
  5. big views of distant mountain ranges
  6. gentle climb back to high camp
  7. good exercise
  8. can talk while you ski
  9. takes only a few hours
  10. nice family ski

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High Camp Happenings

Spring Skiing 2016 »

Brett heads up towards Baldy

With the wonderful winter season we have been enjoying, comes the promise of spring and spring skiing! It is the perfect time for back country skiing:  corn snow, long days, moderate weather, sunshine…it could not be better!
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Around the Woodstove

Old PB »

Old Piston Bulley Problem Solving!

A year ago we were challenged with finding a new groomer since our 1973 Piston Bully finally broke down for good. The frame was bent to the point where it could not be repaired easily. It was definitely a sign to replace the machine, something we knew was coming but had tried to avoid. In retrospect, this was the best thing to happen since we were not taking the bold step of finding a newer, stronger machine…we were just trying to get by. This was the kick in the pants that we needed. We found a Piston Bully 240 D which was newer ( 1988) and a much stronger machine. This new groomer has served us well ever since. But there it was…the old Piston Bully 170 marooned about a mile below High Camp. Paralyzed, the track off; it sat there as the snow melted, then continued to sit there through the early hot summer when it was dangerous to move due to high fire danger. We thought me might just cut it up with a torch and drag it out in pieces but the forest was tinder dry so there it sat.
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Hamlin’s Wizard Oil »

Wizard Oil

When hiking off-trail in the Chiwaukum Mountains it is not uncommon to stumble upon old camps, usually identified by rusted tin cans and broken bottles.  These are the most visible remnants of the characters that lived and worked in these mountains either herding sheep or trying to pull precious metals out of the earth.  I love sorting through this old trash to see if there are any treasures.  This past fall hiking on the back side of Dead Horse Pass towards the Grace Lakes, I found one, an intact bottle of Wizard Oil with more than a couple drops left inside the tightly corked lid. 
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