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Charming Country Home in Park-Like Setting Near Icicle River

Bedrooms 4
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


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.

Keywords: Home

More Details

Catherine Berman
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 17, 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.


Leavenworth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • pets considered
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - basement - toilet , shower
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 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.
    Convertible Beds - basement - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • There is a cradle available for babies and infants.
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Child's Swing
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Small Cooler
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • coin laundry
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
Property manager on site, can supply toiletries if needed: shampoos, razors, toothbrush, and toothpaste.


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Charming Country Home in Park-Like Setting Near Icicle River
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 reviews
Seattle, WA

Amazing Leavenworth House!

  • 5 of 5

Carolyn was a great host and was onsite for any questions we had. The location was close to town with easy access to restaurants and groceries. Property was cozy with plenty of space for our group. The pups absolutely loved the amount of space they had to run around!

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Great place! We had a wonderful weekend!

  • 5 of 5

Rustic but pleasant stay. Carolyn was an excellent host. We loved the nice tranquil setting.

  • Submitted: Sep 2, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
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Bigger than it looks! So comfortable & Perfectly located!

  • 5 of 5

We could not have found this treasure if we had looked for it. Four bedrooms - 3 sleeper sofas/futons. We had 12 sleeping indoors and one outside in his tent (by choice). Plenty of room for us all and such a wonderful yard/property to spread out on - reminded us of 'up-north Wisconsin.' Two full baths with a spare 'powder room' in another building a few yards away. Short walks to the ends of the road lead either to a 6-mile (roundtrip) hiking trail (Icicle Ridge) or a perfect lounging/floating spot at the Icicle River. We moved our son's wedding reception to the river on the hottest day of the year and were told by many it was the best reception EVER! Carolyn is the perfect hostess (there, but not) and willing to accommodate whatever we needed - sometimes before we even knew we needed it! Ten minutes from town and all the hustle & bustle but so quiet and perfect on this 5-acre property. Just awesome - can't wait to go back someday.

  • Submitted: Aug 12, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect location with short walk to the river and gorgeous property for relaxing and lawn games

  • 5 of 5

Recommend this property! The house isn’t fancy but location and property owner were great!

  • Submitted: Jul 3, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for our family and friends

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. The house had everything we needed and the location was great. We walked down the road to see the river and only a short drive into town. Loved it.

  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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It’s a Damn wonderful stay with great memories...

  • 5 of 5

All our friends stayed in this rental property for Memorial Day weekend. It was a lovely and wonderful stay. The rental was clean and cozy and located in a super quiet, serene location. We wish we had been afforded more time to just stay there for couple more days. The property owner was super responsive to my e-mails and requests for information prior to arrival. She was damn friendly and was very flexible with check in and check out times.

Can't say enough great things about this place, and will be returning for our next stay in Leavenworth!

10 out of 10 would recommend to friends and family.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Nearest Barpub
2.5 Miles
Nearest Golf
1.5 Miles
Nearest Train
2.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
2.5 Miles
Nearest Ski
2.5 Miles
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.

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