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Rustic Mountain Retreat

Bedrooms 10
Half Baths2
Space 5,000 sq ft
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Great location for family and friends!

Discover our mountain retreat, a spacious and inviting property with quick and easy access to many area attractions including the Bavarian town of Leavenworth, WA. The old world craftsmanship of cedar and stone combined with modern amenities makes this lodge an exceptional and unique property.

The lodge is situated on 3 wooded acres in a quaint neighborhood with over 5,000 square feet that can easily accommodate friends and family or just a mountain getaway.

With 6 King log beds, 3 Queen beds, 2 twins, 2 bunkbeds, and 1 foldaway bed, there are endless configurations that will accommodate your group.

There are two massive and cozy fireplaces, a large and inviting great room, fully equipped kitchen with brand new appliances, a sitting room with large dining table, and a covered 8 person hot tub and large sparkling pool open seasonally..

We have two plasma TV/DVD/VCR players and an expansive movie library. A covered sitting porch to take in the mountain air and gaze at the stars is located on the second floor. Lastly, there is also a reading balcony with chairs and large book library.

We take pride in our retreat and love it for our own family. Many families come year after year to reunite, gather, and explore. We will do everything we can to create the same lasting memories for you as well.

Area Attractions:

Snow Activities:

We are an easy 20 minute drive to one of the best ski slopes in Washington State, Stevens Pass. We are in walking distance to Wenatchee National Forest with hundreds of miles of snowmobiling and groomed cross-country skiing and sledding. Leavenworth has an affordable 'ski hill' that is ideal for kids with beginner level rope tows and an intermediate level tube hill. It is also a base point for cross country ski trails.


We are in easy walking distance to Lake Wenatchee and 5 minutes from Fish Lake, known for it's feisty rainbow and large brown trout. The Wenatchee River, just re-opened for Steelhead fishing after a 15 year hiatus, runs throughout the area, not to mention hundreds of mountain lakes and streams within a 30 mile radius.


Hiking opportunities are endless. Trailheads are along the ridges, rivers and lakes throughout Chelan County. You can take in some amazing views of the picturesque Alp-like Cascade Range that surrounds Leavenworth. Literally some of the best hiking the Pacific Northwest has to offer is right out our door.


The famous Bavarian town of Leavenworth is just minutes away. There are over 100 shops with a little something for everyone. Stores include international trade, food (chocolates, wine, cheese, bratwurst, etc.), art, clothes, and the unique!


The lodge has 2 massive stone fireplaces to warm your feet. The hot tub is always ready to offer a relaxing dip year round. The sparkling aqua pool is an ideal place to float during our hot spring and summers.

Our property is a perfect retreat for you and your family in a rustic mountain environment with modern conveniences.

Please contact us as soon as possible to reserve the perfect time for your adventure to our Lodge!

Keywords: Lodge

More Details

Margaret Sonnen
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
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 17, 2018

About Margaret Sonnen

We purchased the lodge after falling in love with both the area and the lodge itself. We have a growing family and wanted to provide a place where they can all gather, have fun, and make lasting memories. We also wanted to continue sharing the lodge with others since it has had such a rich history of loyal visitors!

Margaret Sonnen purchased this lodge in 2007

Why Margaret Sonnen chose Leavenworth

We love the Lake Wenatchee/Leavenworth area for the many activities available during every season of the year!

What makes this lodge unique

We love the lodge for its ability to bring many family members or friends together under one roof. We personally love the warmth and family feel the lodge provides us.

Guestbook comments from the owner

30 friends came together and reconnected. Thank you DFL. It was a great escape from our busy lives. We played many games at your table, had deep and not so deep conversations at your couches and played and had fun on your snow hills outside. A perfect getaway!!!
Dec 2011
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Leavenworth Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Max. adults: 12
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Wood Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 2 Half Baths
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , toilet/sink combo
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , toilet/sink combo
    Bathroom 6 - shower , Shower Room with single shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Toilet, sink combo, plus shower
  • Main Lodge: Full Bathroom downstairs Half Bathroom downstairs Full Bathroom upstairs Private sink in guest room upstairs Guest House: Half Bath - sink/toilet combo Half Bath - sink/toilet combo Shower Room (private shower)
  • 10 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 1 king
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 baby crib , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 5 - 1 king
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen , 1 bunk bed
    Bedroom 7 - 1 king
    Bedroom 8 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 9 - 2 twin/ single
    Bedroom 10 - 1 king
  • King size beds (6) All custom log beds with brand name, high quality bedding, Queen size Beds (3), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (2) Porta Crib (2) , Baby Cribs (1), Bunk Beds (2)
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • VCR ...
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio
  • Gazebo
  • Golf
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Wood Deck
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Private Pool ...
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Two massive stone fireplaces and more places to sleep than any lodge in the area


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Rustic Mountain Retreat
average rating of 4.860465 based on 133 reviews

Family bonding and togetherness

  • 5 of 5

The Dirty Face Lodge was the perfect place to stay with extended family for our daughter's wedding at the adjacent Brown Family Homestead. In preparation for the events leading up to the wedding, which included a pancake breakfast, make your own lunch, wedding rehearsal dinner preparation, wedding appetizer preparation, and Mother's Day brunch, the spaciousness of the lodge was conducive for a large group bonding experience. The lodge was cozy and comfortable, yet spacious for all of our extended family and friends! We would love to return again and do more "kicking back" rather than wedding preparation!

  • Submitted: May 20, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We loved having you guys stay at the Lodge! I'm so thankful for your thoughtful review, we strive for the best every time. Congratulations on such a special occasion and we hope you are able to come back again. We would consider you Legacy Guests! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!
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Magical Family Christmas

  • 5 of 5

We spent our family christmas at the dirty face lodge this year. What a wonderful time we had. Plenty of room for the whole family. We enjoyed leavenworth and the town lighting.

The lodge made our family christmas so special, everyone came. It really was a picture perfect christmas.

The lodge is so family friendly. It was warm and welcoming from the first minute through the door.. When it was time to leave we felt like we were leaving our own home. Next year we will stay a week.

Thank you again for making our family christmas magical.

  • Submitted: Dec 8, 2008
  • Stayed: December 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very Good!

  • 5 of 5

It has a real lodge feel to it. Our experience was great!

All the 10 rooms were very spacious, great for big crowds. There were no problems at contacting and working with the owner when certain issues arose. The owner was quick at helping us with whatever need we had.

The only down side to our experience was that the hot tub was not turned on when we came in. We had to turn it on ourselves and wait the whole day for it to heat up, meaning we didn't get the change to use it on the first day which we planed to do.

  • Submitted: Feb 12, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Our Christmas Family Reunion was everything I hoped for. Assessible owner -pleasure to work with.

  • 5 of 5

We were 12 adults and 9 children celebrating Christmas 2017 at Dirtyface. The rustic feel of the lodge decor fit well with our Scouting family. All the modern amenities, complete with Christmas trimmings, were considerably better than a scout lodge, though! We had plenty of room for gathering all together in the big living room, for sleeping in private rooms, showering, playing board games, and for grandchildren running to and fro.

The fully-equipped kitchen was well stocked with pans, bowls, dishes and utensils, dish towels and soaps. I would bring tablecloths next time. The back room refrigerator froze the fresh veggies :( but everything else worked wonderfully. Plenty of hot water, soap, tissue and towels (and pool towels) in the bathrooms too!

The place was comfortably warm in the cold weather and the well-stocked pile of cut wood for the huge fire place was very much appreciated! We didn't use the kitchen fire place.

There were even sleds for use on the property, which activity ended in a very rigorous snowball fight. The large hot tub was perfect for warming up after making snow angels while wearing only swimsuits!

We went on fun excursions into Leavenworth, enjoyed a delicious family banquet meal prepared just for us at the Icicle Inn/ Resort, and rode a 2-horse drawn sleigh at Mountain Springs, but being all together in the cozy, winter wonderland, Dirtyface Lodge, made this stay my favorite Christmas, ever. It was truly our home away from home for 5 magical days and nights. Thank you for the wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you had a great time at the lodge! Please consider us next time for your wonderful gathering!
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Homely, spacious and well-positioned (winter review)

  • 5 of 5

When you first walk into the Dirtyface Lodge, the sheer "cabin feel" hits you like none other. It feels like home away from home, and the first impulse is to grab a blanket with some hot chocolate, curling up on the sofa with some friends. There was a ton of snow outside during our stay, which made it even better. While some of the couches and chairs could have been more comfortable, we still enjoyed our stay. There are plenty of rooms and large beds to house 17 people comfortably, with room left over. Everything was in operating condition when we arrived, making for a smooth winter cabin experience.

The location of the cabin couldn't have been better chosen. 30 minutes East lies Leavenworth, but before that is the Lake Wenatchee State Park, which possesses gorgeous views and sledding slopes. There are a couple of stores in the vicinity that hold most everything that you might need during the stay.

All in all, we had a wonderful time at this homely, spacious and well-positioned cabin in the winter. I would definitely recommend this cabin to large groups hoping to spend some time in a home away from home.

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your wonderful review and recommendation. Please consider us in the future for another trip. As a Legacy Guest, you will now have a 10% discount on any future stay.
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Company Holiday Party

  • 5 of 5

Hello, we had a group of 20 people and there was more than enough room for us all to be comfortable. The kitchen had everything we needed to have a holiday dinner.

The place was great

  • Submitted: Dec 4, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so happy to hear how wonderful you thought our lodge was and how comfortable your group felt in it. We strive for these great reviews, so thank you from the bottom of our heart!
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Car: necessary

The famous Bavarian town of Leavenworth is just minutes away. There are over 100 shops with a little something for everyone. Stores include international trade, food (chocolates, wine, cheese, bratwurst, etc.), art, clothes, and the unique!

Other Activities: shopping, kayaking, boating, snowboarding, snowmobiling, wildlife viewing, horseshoes, miniature golf




Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $250 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.2%

**This quote is a BASE quote. Pets are $35 per pet per night plus prior approval with staff. When you get a VRBO quote online here it DOES NOT include discounts given for off season dates or other exceptions. Please contact us through this site and we will adjust the quote to make it work for you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.