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Historic Homestead ~ the Brown Family Farm

Bedrooms 4
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

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. (Winter 2016/2017 update... the horses are down valley until spring, and the chickens went into the freezer. We will have chicks in April.)

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

More Details

Karen Dickinson
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
March 8, 2018

About Karen Dickinson

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.



Karen Dickinson purchased this cabin in 1901


Leavenworth Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Rural
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a fully finished attic rec-room, with a television and lots of sleeping options for extra kids.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
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
outdoor riding arena, pipe fence corrals, hand built log barns, fresh chicken eggs, feral apple orchard


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Historic Homestead ~ the Brown Family Farm
average rating of 4.92 based on 25 reviews

Good location and plenty of space.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time; the house was plenty big for the 9 of us. Granted two were kids but either way. Close to Steven's pass and Leavenworth. Fun time sledding on the little hill out front of the house.

  • Submitted: Jan 24, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Would love to come back

  • 5 of 5

Our group of 6 adults and 4 kids spent a wonderful Christmas at the homestead. It was spacious and equipped with everything we needed. We were pleasantly surprised by the size of kitchen and dining area. And the hot tub and sledding hill were fun additions for the winter. Karen was a gracious and helpful host. The homestead is rustic, so may not be a great fit for all, but we loved it and all its charm!

  • Submitted: Jan 7, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Secluded retreat

  • 5 of 5

Rustic, secluded, peaceful, beautiful and breath taking. If you can't relax here you can't relax anywhere.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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After 4 days, family wanted to stay longer

  • 5 of 5

The cozy cabin, hot tub, large property, and chickens provided the entire family plenty of relaxation and entertainment. Snow and a long sledding hill were icing on the cake. Will definitely come back.

  • Submitted: Dec 23, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Amazing Weekend Stay

  • 5 of 5

My group LOVED our stay at the Brown Family Farm! I took 10 people for a weekend away, and we had a blast. The house is so charming, and there was plenty of room for 3 couples and 4 singles, with room to spare. The newly remodeled kitchen is gorgeous, and the property is so scenic!

Some of the fun things we did:

-relaxed in the hot tub, which has a great view of the mountains

-fed the horses and chickens

-built a fire and spent the evening gathered around

-walked to Lake Wenatchee

-drove to Leavenworth for an afternoon

We really enjoyed being in such a quiet, peaceful space. Thank you so very much for making our weekend great!!

  • Submitted: Mar 24, 2015
  • Stayed: February 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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can't wait to go back!

  • 5 of 5

The owner was so easy to work with! Why can't all travelling be this fun! We hope to make this place an annual tradition, so close to the far from traffic and noise. Great big kitchen for our large group to eat and cook in, loved the spa...thanks Karen!

  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: March 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Barpub
3.5 Miles
Headwaters Pub
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
Kahler Glen
Nearest Train
25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
8 Miles
Squirrel Tree Restaurant
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Stevens Pass
Nearest Beach
4 Miles
Lake Wenatchee State Park
Car: necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

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....

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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