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

Bedrooms 3
Space 1,900 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 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. Our home is in a friendly and quiet neighborhood, 10PM is quiet time for all outdoor activities, please keep voices low when on the deck or hot tub after this time!

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 F
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Chris F

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 F purchased this house in 2013

Why Chris F chose Leavenworth

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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Leavenworth House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • Outside noise MUST be kept down after 10PM. Low speaking voices only, our neighbors are working families and would appreciate your cooperation.
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 ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair accessible ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • churches
  • festivals
  • 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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Unforgettable Log Home - Walk to the Bavarian Village - Sleeps 8-10 - Hot Tub
average rating of 4.818182 based on 34 reviews

Picture Perfect Christmas Break

  • 5 of 5

Briarpatch was an awesome place to celebrate Christmas this year. We rented the house 12/23 thru 12/26 and loved every minute. We were a party of 8 and there is plenty of room. The two bedrooms were great and the loft area was great fun for the kids. The house is ideally located. It’s 5 minute walk to Safeway and about 10 minutes walk from town. The views are spectacular from the House. There is ample space for two cars. Inside the home there are plenty of amenities. We loved the fireplace. On Christmas Day we cooked an excellent turkey dinner and there was plenty of space in the kitchen to do all the cooking and prep. All in all, a fantastic time had by all. Highly recommend this place!

  • Submitted: Dec 27, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful view.

  • 4 of 5

The house is wonderful. We had a great time and would stay there again. The walk to town is a little further than we anticipated and parking was horrible in town. Hot tub and house was clean.

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Theresa, thank you for your review and we are happy you enjoyed the house. Thank you also for the thoughtful comments left in our guest book, we always enjoy reading them! Sorry about the Leavenworth parking situation, the Holidays are an extremely busy time for this little town and that comes with its challenges. The walk into town is accurately mentioned in our description as 12-15 minutes, I know it can be brisk in the winter but we feel it puts enough distance between us and town to afford the secluded feeling while remaining quite accessible. There is unfortunately little we can do to remedy either of these points besides suggesting maybe a rental closer to town next time? Our best wishes of a happy and prosperous 2018 to you and your family.
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Very roomy cabin in an excellent location

  • 5 of 5

We just got back from a very relaxing week in Leavenworth. The views from the property are wonderful and it feels so private despite being so walkable to Leavenworth. We had a great time and there was so much more sleeping space than we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The property was beautiful with amazing mountain views! Very cozy!

  • 5 of 5

The property was just as described, very comfy and cozy with plenty of space for 10 people. The hot tub was a bit more confusing to figure out in the dark, but we managed to figure it out. The mountain views were incredible! Walking distance to town and less than 10 minute walk to Safeway. Thank you for having us!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
  • Stayed: April 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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Great place for a Family Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and clean. Had everything we needed. We were a party of 8 adults. Two bedrooms and a loft space slept everyone easily. Nice hot tub out back to relax in after skiing.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the kind words and 5 stars! Looking forward to hosting you and your friends again. Chris
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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: January 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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

Taxes and fees are additional

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.

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.

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