This Historic 1889 old growth cedar log house was a frequent watering hole for gold miners, mountain men, lumberjacks and mule trains traveling up the Skagit river into North Cascades Mountains. Today it provides 15 beautiful mountain/lodge themed accommodations to explore all the Park has to offer.


Welcome to Marblemount. Small Town — BIG ADVENTURE. With great access to such a wide range of adventures and activities. We are the only Inn in Marblemount so make sure to make a reservation online as we bookout fast.

North Cascades Inn (formerly Buffalo Run Inn) is conviently located at the western entrance to North Cascades National Park and along one of Americas most scenic roads The Cascade Loop.

While your visiting make sure to visit our restaurant, the Upriver Grill & Taproom — just 100 yards to the west of the inn — for great food beers cocktails live music with the best outdoor patio around. Inn guests receive 10% off at the Restaurant.


Come for the sight seeing, hiking, whitewater rafting, exploring, mountain climbing, kayaking, canoeing, camping, eagle watching, salmon viewing, fishing, biking, photography, wildlife viewing.


Distance to Attractions

0Pressintin Park (salmon viewing, disc golf)
1.1North Cascades NP Wilderness Center/permits
5Lookout Mountain Trailhead
5.4North Cascades National Park Sign
8.4Bald Eagle Interpretive Center
8.6Sauk Mountain Access Road
10Hidden Lakes Trail
12North Cascades Visitor Center Newhalem
12Thorton Lakes Access Road
15Ladder Creek Falls
17Gorge Falls
20Cascade Pass Trail Head
23Diablo Lake
27Darrington North Mountain Biking
29Ross Lake
31Baker Lake
35Baker Lake Hot Springs Access Road
51Rainy Pass Trailhead
54Maple Loop Trail
56Anacortes Ferry to San Juan Islands
57Washington Pass Overlook
114Seattle Tacoma International Airport
116Vancouver Canada International Airport

Reservations are limited

We're the perfect home-base for your next adventure

Tips for a Great Stay

We want you to be happy when you choose to stay with us.

We only take reservations and cancellations online through our own website to prevent double bookings and to save on costs so the savings can be passed along to you. The inn is small with only 10 traditional rooms downstairs and 5 economy / shared baths rooms upstairs. If our online booking system show that the room you are looking for is not available, that is because it’s currently booked. Our availability is shown online in real time and is all that we have. Please do not call to see if we have availability other than what is shown online. We do not have a wait list. When people cancel online the room will again become available so please keep checking.

In the season we can get 100 calls a day. In order to keep costs down there is no office on site but rest assured there’s almost always someone around to help with emergency needs. We strive to provide our guests with clean, comfortable rooms and a great stay.

If you feel you need someone at a front desk 24/7 to feel comfortable, then this property may not be for you. Check in instructions are texted to guests and are typically contactless or 100 yards away at the restaurant.

Important — The room that you book online is the room you get. For example: if you book a room with one twin bed and show up with five people you will not be happy.

Occupancy — Please look at the pictures and description online and make sure you have the correct occupancy. Too many times people book online and arrive with more people than the room that was booked can accommodate and ask to change rooms. We must follow our occupancy requirements.

Meet the Innkeepers — We love it here!

After an extensive climbing career, Robert has been in Marblemount off and on over the past 14 years. He has a love for adventure, traveling, paragliding and long ridge climbs. With ascents all over the world, including the Himalayan Mountains, what better place in the US to be than Marblemount “the entrance to the American Alps!

Brenda has a background in art and wood working. She has previously worked at Laran Bronze in Chester, PA on large Bronze Sculptures. With her love for the outdoors, the vast Mountains, and the many secluded lakes the area has to offer, it’s easy to be inspired here!