If you are are looking for a quiet retreat in the central Cascade mountains then the Run of the River is the place for you. Situated on about four wooded acres along an offshoot of the Wenatchee river the property is maintained quite well, and private but only a short drive into the town of Leavenworth. We stayed in the Enchantments room which was on the second floor with a deck overlooking the river. The room was very large with a king sized bed, large bathroom with walk-in shower, a jacuzzi, and a loft area with a sofa accessible buy ladder. The woodwork in the room was very nice with a post and beam look and feel. Upon checking into your room you will find a package with several brochures on local activities. As we came to hike the cascades we found the information very helpful.
During our late summer stay the river was dry but we still spied wildlife from our deck. There were several large birds that circled the river basin, we saw several deer on the property and a couple of guests saw a black bear one evening.
Breakfast is served family style in the dining room at 9:00am and what a treat it is. You and your fellow guests start off around the large table every morning with a plate of fresh fruit, a cup of homemade yogurt and freshly made juice. From there you go to a delicious entree before wrapping up with a dessert. My vegetarian wife was accommodated all three days of our stay.
With all that being said if you are expecting a traditional stay at a bed and breakfast where you have intimate contact with the inn keepers then you won't find that here. A better way to look at the Run of the River is a small inn or lodge. Once we reset our expectations we were very happy with our stay and we are already looking forward to our second visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Run of the River Inn and Refuge is the perfect place to experience peaceful relaxation in luxurious log surroundings. The Inn and Refuge rest on a high water channel of the Icicle River, just a half-mile upriver from the Bavarian town of Leavenworth, WA. Our private outdoor entrances and spacious private decks overlook a wildlife refuge and bird sanctuary with stunning views of mountain peaks of the Cascade Range.Run of the River offers intimate wedding and elopement packages and romantic suites for honeymoons and anniversaries, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, babymoons -- any time you are looking for a place to relax, rejuvenate and recreate. Each suite features a spa tub and fireplace surrounded by river rock. We are located a short drive from National Forest trails, quiet country roads for biking, and the bustling Bavarian village. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Run Of The River Hotel Leavenworth