WELCOME TO HOWELL CANYON ESTATE
An Organic Eco-Resort and Activities Center
Howell Canyon Estate is an off-the grid, organic eco-resort located
ten miles outside of Tonasket in the wild, remote, mountainous Okanogan
Highlands of the desert area of North Central Washington State. The
200-acre Estate is extremely private, surrounded by 3,000 acres of wilderness,
and features pine forests, natural meadows, rocky cliffs, and breath-taking
mountain vistas. We are here to help you, your family, or your group
to have a great experience. We are here to take your stresses away!
You can come to the Estate just to get away from the intensity of the
city. Escape to silence: We are not in the world of motor noises. You
won’t realize how rare that is until you come to the Estate. We
are not on any airport flight paths, so aircraft noise is very rare.
Our nearest neighbor is over two miles away, so we hear no motor vehicle
noises until someone drives up our road to visit or if our very quiet
LET’S SAY THIS AGAIN: There is no noise, just the sounds of
the birds, the wind, our windmill, the insects, or the lonesome howl
of the coyotes. The low mountains to the north effectively block all
electromagnetic signals (EMFs). So here is a place where there are no
wireless networks, no microwaves, and nearly no cell phone signals.
It is an amazing natural area for peace and quiet. A fabulous place
for meditation! An amazing place to connect with nature! An incredible
place to clear the flotsam and jetsam out of your brain!
The rooms at the Estate are innovative and unique! No two rooms are
alike. Since this was originally an off-the-grid, extended family home
and retreat center, we have a variety of rooms to offer: Click
We love creative people! The guest rooms at the Estate are great for
intensive work. All of our rooms feature small desks and have an excellent,
LAN-wired high-speed Internet, and have marvelous views to enliven your
creative experience. We have the option of supplying you with local
phones in your room, you can use your online services like Skype, or
you can hike up the hill beyond the windmill and sit on a convenient
bench to use your cell phone.
Need a break? Go for a hike. We find spending time on Chatunza Mountain
to be especially useful when we need creative inspiration. Or you can
take a sauna. Consider a soak in one of the hot tubs. Watch a movie.
Read a book. Then, back to work! It’s all under your control.
Come stay for a night, a week, or a month. We will support you in your
endeavors, and the longer you stay, the better our prices will become.
You will never find a better place to create your new project.
The Estate has a number of spaces to host your small meeting or conference
while you enjoy the amenities of a spectacular rural location. Do you
have two to twenty people on your project team? Bring them to the Estate
for some rest and relaxation. Sometimes it just takes going for a group
hike, sharing beer and wine, or going on a white water trip to forge
a powerful new group identity. With the cobwebs from the city cleared
away, your team will find new breakthroughs, new ideas, and better communication.
The Estate is the place to do this!
The Estate is available for weddings and other catered live events.
You can reserve the entire Estate for your family, group, or organization!
We have accommodations that can sleep up to 14 in our Log House, up
to 9 in the Old Clinic, up to 5 in the Cook’s Apartment, and up
to 14 in the Main House. So we can house up to 42 people of your party
overnight, and then there is the Camping Area too! In combination with
our basic Estate kitchen, we have a nearby licensed catering service
that has a fabulous selection of local natural and organic foods, including
local baked goods and exotic game meats, so that the Estate can provide
exactly the food and beverage services that you desire.
Yes, the desert climate of the Okanogan has long, hot summer days that
are great for many things and most of them are fun!
Come to the Estate for physical activity. Do you want to be active,
yet take it easy? The Estate has a six-person hot tub (outdoor), a two-person,
jetted tub (indoors), and a six-person redwood, low-temperature sauna
available for reservation at no extra cost. Do you like to run, hike,
or stroll? There are extensive hiking trails for persons only (no horses,
bicycles, or motorized vehicles) that include loop hikes that can take
from fifteen minutes to four hours, all leaving directly from the Estate.
Do you want to go further? There are many miles of National Forest
Service trails nearby. Do you want to use a bicycle or motor vehicle?
There are miles of gravel and dirt roads through the estate and the
nearby countryside for side-by-sides, four-wheelers, motorcycles, bicycles,
etc. And we will rent them to you, if you want! Click
Do you want to have some pulse-pounding, outdoor excitement! The Estate’s
service for outdoor activities is Extreme Adventures, an outdoor service
of the Okanogan since 2001. With Extreme Adventures, there is support
for individuals or groups for almost all the outdoor sports available
in the Okanogan region. Extreme Adventures will take your group on white-water
rafting and float trips, Click Here, guide
you on photo, hunting, or fishing trips, Click
Here, rent you jet-skis, side-by-sides, four-wheelers, tubes, kayaks,
canoes, rafts, snow-mobiles, and snow-shoes, Click
Here, and sell you hunting, fishing, water-sports and archery equipment,
Click Here. They
are both local and knowledgeable!
Do you like to golf? There is excellent golf nearby, just over the
border in Canada. Osoyoos Golf and Country Club (www.golfosoyoos.com)
is less than one hour’s drive and features 36 holes with four
sets of tee boxes. It’s a well-maintained golf course for all
abilities. Fairview Mountain Golf Course (www.fairviewmountain.com)
is just over an hour’s drive from the Estate. A challenging, excellent
course, this Golf Digest 4-star course is truly excellent. A 75-minute
drive from the Estate is Nk’Mip Canyon Desert Golf Course (www.nkmipcanyon.com)
(pronounced Inkameep) is an interesting course that winds through a
desert canyon and a nearby winery in Oliver, the wine capital of Canada.
Do you love wines? Have you ever looked at a map of the world? Washington
State is at the same latitude as France! The Estate is in the midst
of a cornucopia of fabulous wineries! Within a 90-minute drive of the
Estate, there are more than 50 wineries, many of them world-renowned
and award-winning. Click Here.
For most guests, the Estate features the meal plan of traditional American
inns: each guest is provided with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Our
kitchen features, as much as possible, the foods from our local Okanogan
farms and orchards to provide our guests with wholesomely-raised local
grains, fruits, vegetables, dairy products, eggs, and meats. We do our
very best to provide organically-raised foods. We are committed to using
as many locally-made and -grown organic products as we can so that we
maintain our support of the local farmers and sustainable agriculture.