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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 - 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. 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 a day
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Calendar last updated:
March 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 from the 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 edge of the forest, within walking distance of downtown Leavenworth (12 minutes walk) 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
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • 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
  • 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 4.8235292 based on 35 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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Cozy cabin close to downtown Leavenworth

  • 5 of 5

Great place to stay for the weekend! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • 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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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!

From the Website


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Cleaning + hot tub svc $160 + 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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