About the property
- House2000 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 nights
Upstairs: 2 bedrooms, sofa sleeper, sleeps 6; Basement at extra cost sleeps 6
Located at the base of the mountains, this quiet country home is within walking distance of both the Icicle River and the Icicle Ridge Trail. Leavenworth is minutes away by car, and, for those traveling with bikes, it is an easy one and a half mile ride - and you don’t have to worry about parking.
Available year round, beautiful in every season, my home comfortably sleeps up to 10 people. Listed rates are for the upstairs plus the basement apartment.
Smaller groups will want the upstairs only which sleeps up to 6 people. The upstairs rents for $275 a night.
Situated on a five-acre lot, my home is surrounded by lawns. I have fond memories of summer gatherings where we would barbeque, play croquet, and, as twilight deepened, visit quietly and watch for deer crossing the wooded areas on their way to the river. Many evenings we would walk to the river, fish for salmon in season, and watch for deer and other wildlife at any time.
When days grow short and cold and it's time to move indoors, the fireplace becomes the central focus. Built by a fine mason out of local stone, the fireplace is a functional work of art. On snowy evenings, nothing beats gathering around a board game with family and friends while enjoying the beauty and warmth of the fire. An old-fashioned wire popcorn popper sits next to the glass doors, always ready to be used.
Leavenworth has long been the place to go for outdoor activities. Forty years ago, my uncle led pack trips into the mountain lakes located in the Cascade Range that circles the valley. Some of the trail heads to these lakes are located no more than 5 miles from Shore Street.
For me, rafting trips are a great option in the early summer before the water level in the rivers drops to tubing speed. Boating and fishing - or if you prefer, swimming and picnicking are available at Fish Lake or Lake Wenatchee, both around 15 miles away. And there's a wonderful swimming area downtown Leavenworth near Bear Island, but it will probably be crowded.
A recent option is wine tasting. There are now several wineries off of Highway 2 on the way to Wenatchee. And if you’re going that way, be sure to stop in Cashmere at the Aplets and Cotlets factory. They give a short tour of the plant, but more important, they have lots of free samples.
In winter, I like the local ski area. Ski Hill is family friendly, with modest slopes and tubing for those who don’t ski. Those who prefer harder runs will need to make the 40+ mile drive to the ski slopes on the top of Stevens Pass.
Leavenworth has, literally, dozens of restaurants but if you prefer to cook, the kitchen is well equipped. You will find some staples in the cupboards: coffee, tea, sugar, some spices, etc. These items are for your use.
The property is ideal for families—and for pets. Should you bring your pet, there is a sleeping area for it on the utility porch, adjacent to the kitchen.
Finally, no smoking in the house, please.
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- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- Apr 23, 2018
About Catherine Berman
I am a retired high school teacher. I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, but my childhood years were spent on this very property--initially in a tent, then in what is now the basement apartment, and finally in the two bedroom home that my dad, a carpenter by trade, built in the 1970s. My cousin Carolyn continues to live on the property in the garage apartment that was my dad's place of residence after he retired.
Catherine Berman purchased this House in 1947
Why Catherine Berman chose Leavenworth
I love my home here in Leavenworth. I look out at the trees that my dad planted and am at peace: the oaks that bring deer in literally by the dozens in the fall when the acorns drop; the ancient apple tree that gets visited by the brown bear. I have seen Leavenworth change from a dying railroad town to a bustling Bavarian Village, but these 5 acres retain the quiet of yesteryears. I remember my children and grand- children playing on these lawns where I hope one day to see great grand children.
What makes this House unique
My favorite part of the house is the fireplace. Dad chose a fine mason to do the work, and the two of them gathered local stone for the project. A beautiful, functional fireplace, it becomes the focal point on winter evenings. Enjoy its warmth in winter, its beauty any time of year.
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We loved our time at this home! Every detail was thought of and it made our stay feel like home.
The house was in a terrific location, there was plenty of room for our large group, and it was well stocked with everything we needed for a weekend stay. The communication with the owner was excellent, too.
The House has everything you need for an Amazing trip. Made some Great family memories
Perfect for us!
Great place to bring the family
Plenty of room for a family group weekend. Just a short drive into town!
Great house in Leavenworth
We were so lucky to get this house for our family's 70th birthday celebration. It is very spacious and the entire downstairs is separate and has it's own kitchen and bath. We enjoyed the wonderful fireplace, spacious kitchen and dining area and the nice front porch. There was tons of room for our family of 11 and dogs. It was a quick drive into town. This house is great for a large family gathering and is super warm and cozy.
The house in Leavenworth is very well kept and equipped with anything one might need. Carolyn, who manages the property was easy to contact and most helpful when the TV gave us a little problem. The area is quiet and is very secure, adding to the relaxation.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
Prices as listed are for the house only. The basement apartment is an additional $100.