Local Guides | Seattle

Explore Getaway Skagit Valley

Located in Mount Vernon, Washington, Getaway Skagit Valley, is nestled in a bustling town with plenty of spots to explore. Here are a few of the spots we’d recommend you check out while you’re on your Getaway.

Walks in the Woods

Little Mountain Park Loop
Distance: 4.8 mi
Difficulty: medium
Dogs allowed

This loop trail through the forest in Little Mountain Park starts at the top of Little Mountain, and features viewpoints of Mount Baker, the Skagit Valley, the San Juan Islands, Olympic Mountains and even tulip fields.

Nature Trail, Cairn and Sidekick Loop
Distance: 2.3 mi
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

This trail is a great hike for families or novice hikers, and promises a beautiful view once you’ve climbed to the top of Little Mountain.

Craft Island Trail
Distance: 1.8 mi
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

This short but scenic out-and-back trail can get muddy, but the trek through the marsh features beautiful wildflowers, and the views from Craft Island can’t be beat. Make sure to check the tide charts before you go to ensure the island will be accessible.

Centennial Trail
Distance: 30.5 mi
Difficulty: easy
Dogs allowed

This paved trail established in 1989 in honor of the Washington State Centennial, follows the original route of the Seattle, Lake Shore and Eastern Railway.

Sustenance and Snacks

Skagit River Produce
~9 minutes from Outpost
Make a stop at Skagit River Produce to support local farmers and artisans and stock up on essentials before your Getaway.

Big Lake Grocery
~8 minutes from Outpost
Stop at Big Lake Grocery for “Groceries, Grub and Beer.” This spot has some delicious diner food, the best local beers on tap, and many quick grocery items, so it’s the perfect stop to grab some lunch and those last minute items you may have forgotten for your escape.

Mount Vernon Red Apple Market
~16 minutes from Outpost
For any extra grocery items, Mount Vernon Red Apple Market is the best last stop before heading to your cabin.

Things to Do Around the Outpost

Strawberry Field for Rover
~26 minutes from Outpost
Head to this off-leash dog park to let your pup enjoy a free afternoon of running and playing with other four-legged friends.

Bertelsen Winery
~15 minutes from Outpost
This winery is the perfect spot to spend an afternoon tasting local wines while chatting with those who matter most.

Skagit River Brewery
~16 minutes from Outpost
Skagit Rivery Brewery offers 24 taps and delicious bites so you can gather with friends and family to reconnect over a local brew.

Roozengaarde Gift Shop and Tulip Farm
~25 minutes from Outpost
Head to Roozengaarde Gift Shop to see their legendary tulip fields.

Ready to escape the city and head into nature? Book your Getaway today.