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Spring Skiing! »

April Special including our closing Weekend!:

Come join the fun for long days and sunny weather!

Stay two nights for $ 125 per person including transportation April 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26

Stay a third night for just $50 more!


High Camp Update »

April 25-27

Connect with God’s glorious creation by celebrating Earth Day at Scottish Lakes High Camp!

$200! The price includes transportation to and from High Camp, 2 nights lodging, programmed leadership, guided trips, and meals. Can’t beat that deal…

For information, visit the Tall Timber Ranch website.

Winter Calendar

For the current status of cabin availability please go to our Booking Calendar.  We are accepting reservations for this Winter and for Fall 2014. We book cabins one year in advance so we are booking also for Winter 2014-15.

2014 Season Family Rates Dramatically Extended

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

  • All late winter dates beginning March 31, 2014.


Fall Season Family Rates in effect for the entire month of August and September through the 27th!

Fall Season begins August 1st and goes through October 11th


See what others say about Scottish Lakes!

Hats Off to a First Class Experience »

February 24th, 2014

Dear Chris,

Friday morning came, our day to leave, and we got a break in the snowfall, and blue sky opened up, and the sun put a smile on everything. After three days of continual snow, this break in the weather made it hard to leave.
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From the Seattle Times Outdoor Section »

December 29th, 2013

Thank you so much Seattle Times! We so appreciate the article in your Outdoors section, Sunday December 29th. Jeff Layton did a beautiful job with pictures and great content.

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Find Yourself Above the Fray!

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.

Scottish Lakes High Camp.

Recharge, reconnect and refuel above the Fray!

Trips, Trails, & Tours

Chiwaukum Traverse »

Eric dropping into a couloir midway on the Chiwaukum traverse

Eric and his friends Jonathan and Casey completed the Chiwaukum Traverse early this April. This is a fabled ski trip attempted by many, but completed by few. The conditions need to be perfect. I dropped them off at the end of Icicle Road out of Leavenworth, where they began their trip. They skied into High Camp 3 days later with big smiles on their faces. To read about their great adventure go to this link:


High Camp Happenings

The Sweet Snow of April »

First Light

There is still 6 feet of snow at High Camp! The skiing has been awesome. These are the long days that give skiers and snowshoers the opportunity to really enjoy a trip to the High Meadows. That is what Zeke did this month as he caught the first light of sunrise on the peaks in the High Meadows.

And we have such a deal!  Beginning Sunday night April 20th and continuing through Saturday night April 26th we are running a special:  2 nights lodging including transportation for $125 a person!  You can’t beat that. Stay a third not for an additional $50.  Email us at or call 509-763-3044 to make your reservation.

Around the Woodstove

Snowshoeing Adventures »

Peaks Southwest from McCue Ridge

Happy 10th Anniversary of snowshoeing adventures to me.

Or maybe it’s only the 9th winter I’ve been going on  adventures, using High Camp in the Chiwaukum Mountains as a jumping off point.

Doesn’t really matter, because time stands still for me one precious weekend a year in a lovely little woodstove heated A-frame cabin charmingly named Huckleberry.

The weather gods seemed to have taken note of the fact that I was celebrating a decade of snowshoeing adventures at High Camp, bestowing blue skies and warmish (20-30F daytime) weather with a recent dump of crystalline snow for my Friday afternoon arrival. Longer daylight hours allowed for a quick snowshoe jaunt in the sunshine, prior to night fall – a luxury I’ve never experienced before on a snowshoeing adventure, and will not count on for next year (you would do well to not rely upon weather gods for anything in the mountains, especially sunshine in March).
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Sauna Woodstove Needed! »

sauna stove

We are not proud! We have never paid full price for our woodstoves. They are usually donated or we pay a garage sale price for them. I guess many people have woodstoves laying around that they are not using. This has to be true since every wood stove at High Camp has been replaced at least once in the 20 years. When we first purchased Scottish Lakes the stoves were dangerous! They looked like big tin cans and you put wood in from the top. They heated up fast, glowed red hot and then cooled down fast. They had an insatiable appetite for wood and could not really be damped down to hold heat for any period of time. Our woodstoves now are much better…although we realize they are not perfect. We upgrade when we can and replace when we must.
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