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Charming Country Home in Park-Like Setting Near Icicle River

(28 Reviews)

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Sleeps:14
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

About the Property

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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Member since: 2007

Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 2000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 14
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14, Beds for 8-14

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3 - basement: 1 double


  • Bedroom 4 - basement: 1 double


  • Convertible beds - house: 2 queen

    Both sofas have pull-out beds....moreless

  • Convertible Beds - basement: 1 sleep sofa /futon


  • There is a cradle available for babies and infants.

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • Property manager on site, can supply toiletries if needed: shampoos, razors, toothbrush, and toothpaste....moreless


  • Books:

    We have lots of books. Feel free to take the book along if you don't finish it during your stay....moreless

  • Books For Adults
  • Books For Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Upstairs only....moreless

  • Television:

    The upstairs television is on cable. The downstairs television is not on cable. It is set up to play movies....moreless

  • VCR
  • Video Library


  • Family


  • Autumn Foliage
  • Churches
  • Coin Laundry
  • Forests
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Boating
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    The Icicle Valley is tucked into the mountains. The Icicle Ridge Trail begins roughly 1/2 mile from the house....moreless

  • Mountain View:

    You are surrounded by mountains. It's possible to see the Sleeping Lady from some areas of the property....moreless

  • River:

    The house is a brief walk away from the Icicle Creek. There is public access to the Icicle at the end of Shore Street. You can float from there into downtown Leavenworth. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Ice Skating
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining:

    The solid oak table dates from the early 1900s. My grandmother had it on her Colorado homestead. My mother brought it out when we settled here. With boards, it opens to seat 10 comfortably....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 10 people


  • Air Conditioning:

    We have window AC units in the two bedrooms along with an assortment of fans. Central air is not possible as the house has electric, baseboard heating....moreless

  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:

    We provide firewood for your first night's stay. Additional wood is available for purchase in town....moreless

  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating:

    Electric baseboard heating....moreless

  • Internet:

    Wifi connection is in the house....moreless

  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street:

    You can park several cars in the driveway....moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    You could park a small RV under the trees. It's possible to do an electric and water hookup from the workshop at an additional $40 a night....moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace


  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher:

    House only...moreless

  • Freezer
  • Kitchen:

    Both the house and the basement contain full kitchens with all amenities listed here....moreless

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic items: coffee, tea, salt, and pepper....moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio:

    Unscreened porch....moreless

  • Golf:

    The Leavenworth Golf Course is located less than a mile from the house. Contact them for tee times....moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Summer evenings are lovely. We have outdoor furniture so that you can barbecue and eat outside. ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:

    We have both a charcoal and a gas grill....moreless

  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.9
from 28 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay
$2,000 $3,500
* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $500
  • Tax Rate 10%


Prices as listed are for the house only. The basement apartment is an additional $100.

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Last updated: 04/27/2017
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40 Miles
Nearest Airport
2.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
1.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
2.5 Miles
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ski

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1947

About the owner: 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.

Why the Owner Chose Leavenworth, WA, USA:
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.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
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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Speaks: english, french
Response time: Within 24 hours
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 04/27/2017

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  • House and patio in spring.

    House and patio in spring.

  • Just part of the back yard.

    Just part of the back yard.

  • House bedroom.

    House bedroom.

  • House dining area. Seating is available for ten.

    House dining area. Seating is available for ten.

  • House kitchen. Both kitchens are fully equipped.

    House kitchen. Both kitchens are fully equipped.

  • Basement living room with two futons.

    Basement living room with two futons.

  • Basement bedroom.

    Basement bedroom.

  • Basement kitchen. Both kitchens are fully equipped.

    Basement kitchen. Both kitchens are fully equipped.

  • A cozy fire in a fireplace built by a local mason from local stones.

    A cozy fire in a fireplace built by a local mason from local stones.

  • View of the mountains from the property.

    View of the mountains from the property.

  • House and front yard in spring.

    House and front yard in spring.

  • Living room with fireplace made from local stone. Both sofas have pull-out beds.

    Living room with fireplace made from local stone. Both sofas have pull-out beds.

  • House bedroom.

    House bedroom.

  • House kitchen. Both kitchens are fully equipped.

    House kitchen. Both kitchens are fully equipped.

  • House bathroom.

    House bathroom.

  • Basement bedroom.

    Basement bedroom.

  • Basement kitchen. Both kitchens are fully equipped.

    Basement kitchen. Both kitchens are fully equipped.

  • Basement bathroom.

    Basement bathroom.

  • A White Christmas in 2006.

    A White Christmas in 2006.

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This listing was first published here in 2007.

Date last modified - Thursday, April 27, 2017

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