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Unforgettable Log Home - Walk to the Bavarian Village - Sleeps 8-10 - Hot Tub

Bedrooms 3
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms Sleeps 8 (opt. 10) Local Wildlife And Mountain Views.

Private and charming craftsman log home in Leavenworth. Peaceful and secluded, nestled at the edge of the forest amid mature walnut and oak trees yet within short walking distance of downtown Leavenworth, river fishing and grocery shopping.

Enjoy the company of one of the several Mule Deer who spend their days on the property Two private bedrooms and loft provide sleeping quarters for 8 people (10 people including the two cots in the loft) .

Two bathrooms on the main floor, comfortable radiant hot water heating and beautiful German wood burning stove for warmth and ambiance on those cold snowy evenings.

With the natural peace and tranquility that come with this home's wonderful location, you'll spend your nights in comfortable linens sure to provide a peaceful and restful sleep in.

Pets are considered, please read the Pet Addendum to the Rental Agreement in the 'Book it' section (dogs only).

Please read reservation and cancellation policies carefully

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Chris & Cinzia
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

About Chris & Cinzia

We are a Swiss born couple, Washington has been our home for the past 20 years. We fell in love with this piece of home in the American Alps and want to share its beauty with you.

Chris & Cinzia purchased this house in 2013

Why Chris & Cinzia chose North Central Cascades

It's hard to describe this place and harder for pictures to do it justice. The home is handcrafted from the ground up, starting with hand hewn logs, to the doors and cabinets made on site, to the myriad of tasteful details throughout the home a true testament to the craftsmanship of Merlin Forney who hand-built Briarpatch over a period of 30 years.

What makes this house unique

The property is located at the very edge of the forest, within walking distance of downtown Leavenworth yet far enough the be quiet and secluded.

A truly authentic and unique place that will not disappoint.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a great time at your vacation home. The cabin was lovely, the weather amazing, and Leavenworth was already all decked out for Christmas. Thanks for sharing your home with us and for the welcoming chocolates and champagne.
Nov 2013
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Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
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Unforgettable Log Home - Walk to the Bavarian Village - Sleeps 8-10 - Hot Tub
average rating of 4.821429 based on 29 reviews

Beautiful and Unforgettable

  • 5 of 5

The house was simple to get to. As its located close to town (walking distance) you do not feel like you are in a neighborhood as all the houses are properly situated and on a slope. It is incredibly quiet and peaceful. The driveway was very private and accommodated our SUV's easily. It does have a 3 sided enclosed carport full of cut wood for the winter visit. The outside covered porches on both sides of the house are huge and perfect for any outdoor living and use. Access and entry was meticulously explained, exact and very simple. The house greeted us with heat upon entry. ( We were there for Winter Festival and it was 12 degrees outside) Our view of the mountains and then what was the most breathtaking winter sunrise at the back of the house through the glass doors can't even be described. Nothing what we expected and pleasantly surprising. We did not use the hot tub however did check it out and of course was warmingly inviting. The kitchen was fully equipped for all 3 meals of the day. The master bedroom with bathroom was so comfortable. I have trouble sleeping away from home however no issue at Briarpatch. The Queen size bed was top end for comfort and warmth. I only heard the same positive experience and comfort levels from my house mates as well. The dining room table easily and comfortably accommodated all 8 of us for meals and games. The TV does not have cable or satellite services but we were not there to watch TV and it does directly guide you to Netflix for movies. As our weekend was playoff weekend we utilized one of the comfortable sports bars in town. It's clear the homeowners take great care and pride in Briarpatch as it was impeccably clean, organized and very efficient. They were also available and easily accessible during our stay via email or phone and answered our questions very quickly. (Just had a thermostat question) We undoubtedly will be booking Briarpatch again and soon as we visit the area every Summer and Winter. For Summer I am excited as we ride our motorcycles and the covered parking gives us sense of security and privacy as we prefer to stay away from motel parking lots with our bikes.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect getaway home; convenient to town; cozy but ample space for family visit

  • 5 of 5

We had a perfect week at Briarpatch over Christmas 2016. If it's possible, the pictures don't do the cabin justice. It is rustic in feel and yet entirely comfortable. Our party totaled 4 adults and 5 children on a couple of nights and we easily fit in the sleeping accommodations. Kitchen and linens are more than adequate. We enjoyed a sledding hill outside that we weren't expecting, and one of us even tested out the hot tub (the others would have enjoyed this feature in warmer seasons). We loved the location, just a few minutes drive from town (or a very reasonable walk - especially, again, in spring/summer/fall). We would love to return again one day and cherish the memories we spent in this lovely home.

  • Submitted: Jan 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Wonderful cabin

  • 4 of 5

Wonderful unique log cabin in a beautiful setting. It made for a perfect family Christmas gathering.

  • Submitted: Dec 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
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Great spot to relax with easy access to town!

  • 5 of 5

The property was perfectly set up for 8-10, and provided ample space for our whole group. The hut tub was absolutely perfect, even if it was more ideal for 6 people. The best part was that the cabin was quiet and fairly secluded, but was a short 15 minute walk into town. The location really enabled us to have the best of both worlds for our weekend. The only thing that felt like it was missing was a grill, but we made use of the kitchen for almost every meal.

  • Submitted: Sep 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great First time in Leavenworth

  • 5 of 5

Myself and 9 other friends headed out to Leavenworth for Memorial weekend, planned since February. Chris was INCREDIBLY responsive which made me feel good about the whole experience prior to the actual stay. The pictures seem outdated and the house is even better than we expected. Very cozy and perfect amount of room. Very walkable to everything you'd want to do in Leavenworth; river rafting, bar hopping, restaurants, everything. The small double beds were very comfortable, no complaints from anyone for the other beds. Over all an awesome stay!

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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House was great for our Winter vacation

  • 5 of 5

The house is awesome. Log cabin style with a old German feel. The beds were perfectly comfortable and the loft area was fun. The hot tub was wonderful to relax in the evenings.

The patio has a gas heater which was very useful to eat breakfast and watch the snow fall.

We were 8 people. When we thought we might be 10 people The owners kindly provided two cots for our use. We didn't end up using them. 8 people were very comfortable.

The cabin is also perfectly located. We walked to and from Leavenworth every day and it was only a 10 minute walk.

I will definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your thoughtful review. It's been such a nice snowy winter this year, we are glad you and your group got to enjoy it. Thanks again for taking the time! Chris & Cinzia
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Nearest Airport
29 Miles
Wenatchee Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.6 Miles
Icicle Brewery
Nearest Golf
2 Miles
Leavenworth Golf Club
Nearest Train
1 Miles
Leavenworth Amtrak Train Station
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Hwy 2
Nearest Restaurant
0.8 Miles
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Stevens Pass Ski Resort
Car: not necessary

Each April in Leavenworth we say ‘auf Wiedersehen’ to winter with a month-long celebration called Spring Sensations! All April-long Leavenworth’s finest shops, lodging and restaurants feature culinary specials with a ‘pear’ticular focus—after all, Leavenworth is one of the largest growers of organic pears in the USA! Culinary events and promotions going on during Spring Sensations coming soon!

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Rates & Availability

Leavenworth House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Summer 2017
Jun 9 2017 - Sep 10 2017
2 night minimum stay
Oktoberfest 2016
Sep 28 2017 - Oct 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
Nov 22 2017 - Jan 8 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Cleaning + hot tub svc $150 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.2%

Your home comes fully furnished and ready to welcome you and your family with just the clothes in your suitcase.
Missing or damaged items, additional cleaning of furniture or carpets as may be required due to unreasonably soiled conditions or any wear and tear exceeding what could reasonably be expected will be settled through the renter insurance, if value exceeds coverage items and damages will be charged at replacement value.

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Leavenworth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 12 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Loft Sleeping area - 1 queen , 2 double , Open to below. Two army-style cots available upon request.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Within walking distance of time, 10-12 minutes walk to the Bavarian Village.

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