The charming, old world Bavarian theme, adopted by Leavenworth, Washington more then four decades ago, is the main draw for tourist visits. Also known as the Bavarian Village, Leavenworth is the essence of all things Deutsche: authentic fare, delightful shops and the area's stunning Cascade Mountains are all part of the appeal. Leavenworth is a surprising welcome for those arriving from Seattle.
Enzian Inn Standard Room
The Enzian Inn (pictured above) is an ideal choice in Leavenworth hotels for anyone seeking a great range of amenities, comforts, and close proximity to downtown Leavenworth. Rooms and the hotel décor in general feature beautiful woodworked detailing and hand-crafted Austrian furniture and decorations. Amenities located conveniently on the grounds of the hotel include indoor and outdoor pools, Jacuzzis, racquet sports courts, and a fitness center. Nearby is the Enzian Falls Championship Putting Course, an 18-hole putting course where those staying at the hotel can get a complimentary game if they so choose. The course has a waterfall and mountain goats on the property. If you are seeking a full golf course, the Leavenworth Golf Club is also in town. A breakfast buffet is provided for guests free of charge.
The Enzian Inn is also an excellent location to hold corporate events and meetings. The hotel provides catering, entertainment, and other services to help make your event enjoyable, while six meeting spaces and a total of over 8,300 square feet of space are furnished with everything you will need for a corporate event to go smoothly. Within minutes of the Enzian Inn there are a number of activities so you'll have something to do all year round. In the winter there's always the skiing, snowboarding, sleigh rides, and snow mobiling. In the spring and summer, you've got bike riding, running, hiking, rafting, rock climbing, and fishing.
Icicle Village offers guests a choice in condominium-style Leavenworth lodging, much more spacious than many popular Seattle hotels yet with a similar price tag. For those who prefer to stay active, Icicle Village is situated close to the gateway of the Wenatchee River walking trails.
One, two and three bedroom condos are available and guests have a wealth of amenities to choose from. A convenient guest laundry facility, a large outdoor pool, a cozy lounge, bar and restaurant and room service offer many home comforts. Condos are also equipped with a balcony, TV, DVD players, fire place, king or queen beds, a refrigerator and separate living area. If your Leavenworth travel brings you into the city during the frosty winter months, Icicle Village is a great place to forget about the cold outdoors and enjoy great amenities and services indoors.
Parallel with the city's Bavarian theme, the Bavarian Ritz is an option when choosing between Leavenworth hotels. Situated in the heart of downtown this Leavenworth lodging at the Bavarian Ritz is steps from Bavarian shops and restaurants along Front Street and beyond. Guests love the breathtaking view from third floor sun deck, excellent for enjoying an evening glass of wine or a bite to eat. The Bavarian Ritz is one of the most well-known historic hotels in Leavenworth, dating back to the early 19th century.
With Leavenworth travel for business, many stay at the Bavarian in order to utilize their spacious meeting room. There's also a convenient car desk for arranging transportation, a bubbling hot tub and complimentary parking. This Leavenworth hotels rooms vary depending on your needs. Romantic suites are popular for those looking for some private time while spacious rooms are great for families and equipped with many comforts. Amenities include a television, refrigerator, microwave, in-room tea and coffee service, high speed internet and baths with separate tub and showers.
If you're a family looking for spacious Leavenworth lodging the Alpine Rivers Inn offers terrific rooms complete with family-sized kitchenettes. Private patios or balconies in each room offer scenic views of the surrounding area and in only 10 minutes guests can walk to the downtown core. The Alpine is another of the hotels in Leavenworth boasting a large seasonal pool and a spa that's appreciated all year round, especially in the winter months. With cable TV available for cozy winter evenings indoors and air conditioning for hot, summer nights Alpine Rivers suits all-season Leavenworth travel.
With only 120 miles separating Seattle and the Bavarian Village, Leavenworth is a fantastic day trip excursion when visiting the city. A far cry from the urban scramble of Seattle, Leavenworth boasts numerous natural attractions and outdoor activities. Horseback riding, skiing, hiking, golf and more are all popular things to do in and around the city. Backpacking and hiking is possible as is whitewater rafting along the Wenatchee River. The lack of bustling dance and night clubs and busy casinos adds to Leavenworth's small town appeal.