Historic Homestead ~ the Brown Family Farm

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2-3 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

Built in 1901 by some of the earliest settlers in the Lake Wenatchee valley, this unique log home has been lovingly owned and maintained by their direct descendants ever since. All the hand built charm and rustic beauty are intact, but now coupled with amenities such as electricity (1920s) indoor plumbing (1940s) and high speed, fiber optic, wi-fi (2008). Most recently, we've remodeled the kitchen/dining area to a more open floor plan, and the downstairs bath just because… well, it really needed it. And we added a hot tub. Aahhhhhh.
The homestead occupies 15 private, peaceful acres and is a destination of its own, or a fabulous base camp for the area's many outdoor activities. It's only 25 minutes to either Steven's Pass or Leavenworth. Without even getting back in the car, you can cross country ski, snow shoe, sled, hike, bike, swim and mountain climb. There are chickens laying eggs for your breakfast, and our horses grazing in the pastures.
The house is furnished with an eclectic mix of comfy antiques, many of which have been here for generations. It easily acommodates two familes (2 king beds, 2 doubles, and a full finished attic with 2 twins plus lots of sleeping mats and sofas so all the kids can crash.) When you settle in for that second cup of tea, you know you're nestled in walls constructed of virgin timber and built by hand without electricity or fossil fuel. The cozy feel of the house takes you away from the cares of modern life, and back to a simpler time.
The Brown Family Homestead is the perfect place to get away from it all and reconnect with yourself and your loved ones. Make it your second home, but without the headaches of ownership.

Keywords: Farm, private, acreage, log cabin, cabin

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Property Type

  • Cabin

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only
  • Pets Considered:

    Your well behaved dogs and horses are welcome. ...moreless

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12, Beds for 10-12

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

Other Amenities

  • outdoor riding arena, pipe fence corrals, hand built log barns, fresh chicken eggs, feral apple orchard...moreless


  • CD Player
  • DVD Player


  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Winery Tours

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

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

Location Type

  • Mountain View:

    From every room in the house, your eyes rest on only mountains, pasture, forest and rustic outbuildings....moreless

  • Rural

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • Sailing
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Water Skiing
  • Wind-Surfing


  • Air Conditioning:

    In the summer we put in a window unit in an upstairs window. As it never stays hot at night here in the mountains, just the one unit is plenty to take the edge off a hot afternoon....moreless

  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Cooking Utensils:

    This is a farm house kitchen! It has everything for the serious cook, even canning equipment and a pressure cooker....moreless

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator


  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Hot Tub


Write a review 4.9
from 21 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Dec 24 - Jan 3, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Cleaning Fee $100 + tax
  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Tax Rate 10.2%


There is an extra guest fee of $15./night per guest over the first 6. For some reason this on-line reservation program won't calculate that for you, so I'll have to do the final quote....

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Last updated: 10/17/2016
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3.5 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Headwaters Pub
5 Miles
Nearest Golf
Kahler Glen
25 Miles
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Squirrel Tree Restaurant
25 Miles
Nearest Ski
Stevens Pass
4 Miles
Nearest Beach
Lake Wenatchee State Park

Car: Necessary


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1901

About the owner: Greetings from the mountains! I'm Karen Dickinson, and I consider myself lucky to be this generation's custodian of the old homestead. It's truly a special place, offering a direct link to another time, and another way of life. I'm committed to its preservation and to sharing it with the wider world. I hope to develop an on-going relationship with a few families, probably from Seattle, who want to make the farm a regular part of their lives. As I am living just 1/2 mile down the road, I will be on hand to personally get you settled in and make sure your stay is a wonderful experience. Wanna learn how to preserve peaches? hear about the best trails and the hidden berry patches? swap stories about horse riding wrecks? learn how to get the eggs from under a sitting hen without getting pecked? Call me and we'll talk about having you up. My family and I look forward to getting to know you and yours. Cheers, Karen

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Speaks: english



  • kitchen


  • downstairs bath

    downstairs bath

  • Southwest bedroom (king)

    Southwest bedroom (king)

  • spring silly horse in upper pasture

    spring silly horse in upper pasture

  • Friendly ponies

    Friendly ponies

  • Northeast bedroom (king)

    Northeast bedroom (king)

  • back yard

    back yard

  • View from the back yard

    View from the back yard

VRBO #278107

This listing was first published here in 2009.

Date last modified - Wednesday, October 19, 2016

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Historic Homestead ~ the Brown Family Farm

Leavenworth, WA, USA #278107

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