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Historic Grand Farmhouse in Cashmere's scenic Brender Canyon

Sleeps18
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms4
Property type farmhouse
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Farmhouse, 5 Bedrooms + 3rd floor fam. rm, 4 Baths, (Sleeps 14-18)

This beautiful and fully restored 100-year-old farmhouse, built by one of the original pioneers in the Wenatchee Valley, is situated on 20 private acres in Brender Canyon, about 15 minutes from Leavenworth. With over 3,000 sq. ft. & 3 full stories, the farmhouse includes a huge stone wood-burning fireplace, new furniture, carpet, lighting, hardwood floors, new bathrooms and fixtures, beamed ceilings, antique furniture and period pieces throughout. There is a 10-foot dining room table that seats up to 18 guests handmade from the 100-year wood made available during the restoration.

Five full bedrooms and a charming fully-screened sleeping porch sleeps 16 comfortably. The former attic was completely remodeled into a modern game room & den complete with large screen TV, ping pong table, game tables, 3 twin beds, a hide-a-bed and 2 large couches. New carpet, vaulted ceilings and ceiling fan plus beautiful lighting is throughout.

The real charm from this historical property is in the land and surrounding vineyard, orchards, huge Black Walnut trees, flower gardens, pristine hills for hiking. These 20 acres adjoin Forest Service Land for a peaceful setting with elk, deer, and other wild animals always close at hand. This is the perfect family getaway for a weekend or a week with Leavenworth so close, the Columbia River for boating, and quaint & quiet Cashmere with its parks, Pioneer museum, Aplets & Cotlets store, wineries, bakeries, restaurants, bowling alley, and huge antique market places. The Wenatchee River is nearby for summer floating.

Please note: Friendly dogs are permitted as long as they are not left alone inside the house or allowed on the furniture. Wild alcohol or questionable parties are NOT permitted. Five car parking limit without prior permission. No camping, RV's, snowmobiles or ATV's are allowed. Event fees (with prior permission) may apply for groups with attendees not included in farmhouse overnight charges.

Keywords: Renovated Historic Farmhouse

More Details

Owner
Julie Szmania
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
August 19, 2017

About Julie Szmania

Our busy family of five includes three college-age sons. We own and have operated a fine-dining restaurant in Seattle, where we permanently live, for over 24 years. And also own the Warm Springs Inn as of 8/13 (B&B and event venue) on the Wenatchee River nearby. Chef Ludger (& owner) was born and raised in Germany, so he naturally gravitated to the 'Bavarian beauty' and pioneer history of this old house. Julie Szmania was born & raised in Seattle, but travelled the world enough to recognize the beauty here. I'm a UW Husky, one son is a WSU graduate, and two are WWU Vikings. Plus our 2 great dogs love the farm and vineyard which we planted as a family in 2008. We now have private label Brender Canyon Vineyard Red Field Blend available for sale.

Julie Szmania purchased this farmhouse in 2006

Why Julie Szmania chose North Central Cascades

Cashmere is like a dream come true in that is combines the beauty of all 4 seasons within 2 1/2 hours of Seattle. The Wenatchee River is close for tubing, the Columbia River is close for water sports and fishing. The mountains are close for skiing and we have hot enough weather to grow our own vineyard. This house is huge enough to have lots of families share it at one time without feeling crowded ever. Our kids love the 3rd floor game loft especially. We use our mountain & road bikes, as there are many hiking and horse trails. Plus 300 days of sunshine guaranteed in Cashmere is great & it's in the heart of Chelan Co. wine country. We liked the peace and privacy of acreage and our sons love all the activities surrounding the area.

What makes this farmhouse unique

The wild animals are wonderful - as long as they stay out of the vineyard. Herds of elk and deer roam the property, plus the occasional coyotes howl. We've seen a bear and a mountain lion, tons of hummingbirds and song birds. The spring peonies are gorgeous, fruit trees and orchards are everywhere, the house is surrounded by 100+ foot tall old Black Walnut trees for shade and sheer beauty. There's lots of grass to play croquet or badmitten, slip & slide or throw a frisbee. Plus we have several friendly hens in summer and fall for farm fresh eggs daily. We treat this as our home to share with friends so it comes fully stocked with everything we could think of that you might enjoy including cords of firewood, toys, books, movies, games, puzzles and kitchen items. A Wi-Fi hotspot is not on site if you really want to work during your stay!

Guestbook comments from the owner

"Oh my gosh! What a fabulous place. The whole house exudes

your warmth and care. I enjoyed looking through the photo

books and getting a sense of all the hard work you all put

into restoring your farm house. So many wonderful, original

features: the ornate door hinges, the little triangle shaped doo-dads in each corner of the stairs, the light fixtures,the piece of decorative metal above the front door. I absolutely adored the "Betty Crocker" stove. Very cool. The whole place reminded me of the Iowa farm I spent Summer's on when I was growing up. And then their are your personal touches like the beautiful quilts. "
Sep 2009
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Amenities

Cashmere Farmhouse Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 18
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 16 people
Bathrooms:
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 18
  • One King size bed with 4-post antique frame in master bedroom on 2nd floor, Queen size Beds (3) in main floor master bedroom with private bathroom and 2 bedrooms on 2nd floor, Double Beds (1) In upstairs bedroom with bunk beds, Twin or Single Beds (3) 3 twin beds are located on the 3rd floor. Two are antique Pioneer feather beds and one is a regular twin. Great for kids, Sleeper Sofa hide-a-bed on top floor loft along with 2 more huge couches very comfortable for sleeping. Teenagers seem to like this spot the most. (1) Bunk bed (with another full size double bed that makes for a great 4-person family or kids room.)
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Working vineyard with Syrah, Sangiovese & Merlot grapes. 20 acres of ground to hike, sled, snowshoe or cross country ski.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Historic Grand Farmhouse in Cashmere's scenic Brender Canyon
average rating of 4.7894735 based on 24 reviews
5

Awesome home to share with Family..

  • 5 of 5

Just wanted to say how much fun our family had at the Farm cooking and sharing such a great space. We loved every minute of our stay and hope to come back again...

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for the nice review and most importantly, for staying at the Farm and enjoying the place so much. We hope you can come back again as well. It's really fun in the winter too with all the snow and activities. Have a great summer and thanks again! Julie & Ethan
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Great House in Cashmere

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed this comfortable home where multiple generations were happy and had fun.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Can't wait to return next yesr!

  • 5 of 5

Spent 3 days with high school girlfriends. Lots of room. The setting is gorgeous. This was my 3rd time at the Farmhouse and I highly recommend it for large gatherings.

  • Submitted: Jul 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Cheryl and the Naughty Niners! Glad you had a fun time one again "glamping" at our farmhouse. See you next year in June. Always wonderful to have you here... J&L
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Wonderful winter getaway for extended family

  • 5 of 5

We stayed 4 nights, using the farm as our home while skiing at Mission Ridge. Our family of 8 adults and 3 young kids shared the very large space with ease. It was especially nice for the family grump, who is very sensitive to noise at night, to have his room on the ground floor that was quiet at night. Others were able to party and play games in the 3rd floor playroom without disturbing him. The 5 chickens and fresh eggs daily was a nice bonus. The kids had as much or more fun sledding in the yard as they did skiing.

  • Submitted: Mar 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Bob & family: Thank you so much for the nice words and more importantly, knowing you all had fun at the farm. Yes, it is pretty quiet and the house is large enough to get away from the "chaos" of kids playing on the 3rd floor. (family grump? :-) funny! ) I'm sure the chickens were happy to provide some eggs too. Glad you could come for 4 nights - of skiing and sledding. Please return anytime when you can hike and bike all those beautiful surrounding mountains. Thanks again, Julie & Ludger Ethan, prop. mgr.
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5

Beautiful, comfortable retreat

  • 5 of 5

This is our 2nd year staying at the Szmania’s farmhouse and we are so glad we came back. Beautiful home, and perfect for our relatively large group. Extra large couch with plenty of room for everyone to sit. Living room with space for people to sit and talk on one couch while others play board games - plenty of room to spread out but be together. The kitchen is great, plenty of room for many chefs to cook at the same time. Beds very comfortable. The smell of the water takes a little getting used to, but we had no issues with it. :) Thank you for sharing your wonderful home!

  • Submitted: Feb 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Shannon: Thank you so much for the kind review! First and foremost, we're glad you had a great time at the farm. You were pretty much buried in snow last January so it's particularly important to have lots of indoor room to spread out and enjoy. It's a different feeling in the summer - so we hope you can come back again to play outdoors! Secondly, thanks for returning and we'd be honored to have you back anytime. Happy (almost) spring, Julie & Ludger Szmania, owners Ethan Szmania, Property manager
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Great property!

  • 4 of 5

We had a great time at the Brender Farm. The set up is perfect for our group, we love the large table for playing games. We were excited that there was snow on the ground and it snowed while we were there, the hill just outside the house was perfect for sledding.

The smell of the water is pretty bad, but it's nice that they have a water dispenser for fresh drinking water.

The reason for the 4 star rating instead of 5 - the stove was a little tricky to work with (even after reading about it's quirks) and.....I hate to be too picky, but it looked like the house cleaning service forgot a few places. Specifically, the bathroom in the bedroom downstairs. It had a toothpaste blob on the faucet with toothpaste spots all over it and the mirror. Also, the mirror was covered in dust. The floor wasn't very clean either. It is possible that they just forgot to get to that bathroom when they were there.....I wiped it down before we used it. Otherwise it was ok I think. Overall, a good time was had by everyone. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
East Wenatchee
Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Devil's Gulch Drinkery, Milepost 111, Crow,
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Mount Cashmere Golf Course & many in Wenatchee
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Leavenworth Amtrak Station
Nearest Motorway
3 Miles
Hwy 2 / Hwy 97
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
La Casa Grande, Brians Pizza, Milepost 111, Anjou
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Mission Ridge 35 miles; Stevens Pass 1 hr drive
Nearest Beach
10 Miles
Columbia River
Car: necessary

1 acre vineyard, 20 acres of pasture and woods, easy hiking, horse trails, badmitten, croquet, outdoor fire pit, river tubing in summer, all water sports on the nearby Columbia river. NO HUNTING.

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Rates & Availability

Cashmere Farmhouse Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer
May 2 2017 - Sep 15 2017
2 night minimum stay
$425
From
$475
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Fall
Sep 16 2017 - Oct 31 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$475
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Off Season Fall/Winter
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 22 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 23 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Late Fall
Nov 27 2017 - Nov 30 2017
2 night minimum stay
$350
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Rates
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
$425
From
$475
Thu,Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $35 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas and NYE
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 1 2018
3 night minimum stay
$550
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $45 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$350
From
$395
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $175
Additional Guest Fee $30 per person per night
Pet Fee $45
Damage Deposit $250

Rates are subject to change until confirmed. Holiday pricing differs depending on dates, so contact us directly for quotes. Min.nights required may vary depending on holiday. No camping, RV's, snowmobiles or ATV's. Parking is limited to 5 cars without prior permission. Event charges may apply for guests on property who are not staying overnight & included in fees. Capacity limits apply.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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