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“Very nice but not a B&B”
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Run of the River
Ranked #1 of 22 Leavenworth B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 17 September 2017

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.

Room Tip: Get a room on the second floor - the decks are more private.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Janna B, Owner at Run of the River, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

We are glad you and your wife enjoyed your stay, Jeff. It is true, this property is much more than a B&B -- we like to consider it an "Inn & Refuge" with a 5-course gourmet breakfast :-)

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Reviewed 3 September 2017

Run of the River is the most fabulous refuge ever. From the porch swing to gorgeous amenities in the suite to the amazing breakfast, Steve and Jan have it all. They do not disappoint and Nellie the welcome dog is delightful.

Room Tip: It doesn't matter which room you get, they are all fabulous
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Janna B, Owner at Run of the River, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2017

Thank you so much for the kind words. Nellie is a bundle of fun, isn't she?

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Reviewed 21 July 2017

We stayed for 3 days and absolutely loved it. The breakfasts were amazing and the other guests were all repeat visitors. The room was enchanting with a huge deck. We saw a bear swimming in the river within 15 minutes of arriving. We would love to go back!

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Janna B, Owner at Run of the River, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2017

Thank you, Dottie, for taking a moment to share your wonderful memories of our Inn. We look forward to seeing you again some day!

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

This place is simply magical! From the decor to the amazing staff, my husband and I have loved each stay. We have had the opportunity to stay in two different rooms and the Ravenwood. When we accidentally booked two days instead of three, the staff jumped into action to ensure that we had a place to stay on our third night. They also made it extra special because it was our babymoon. I simply cannot say enough how wonderful it is here. Prepare to relax with the amazing scenery, enjoy the bikes that they provide, and if your lucky, get a visit from their adorable puppy! The breakfast is also amazing and fresh, plus they give you a packet of all the best things to explore. We will for sure be returning here!

Room Tip: Check out the amazing pictures online. Decor changes with the seasons.
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  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Janna B, Owner at Run of the River, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

We are so glad your stay was memorable, and we wish you all the best with the new addition!

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Reviewed 13 July 2017

I found this amazing gem online for a 25th anniversary surprise for my husband. OH MY GOODNESS!!!! There is so much attention to detail in everything!! From the awesome rustic decorations that started when you came down the driveway, to the River Room where the amazing dining table was filled with the best homemade breakfast every morning. We stayed in the Kingfisher Suite and it was unbelievable! The bed was super comfy and the jetted tub with scented bath salts was too. We used our porch a lot, to swing and watch the deer hang out by the river. There were bikes available to borrow and even a picnic basket and backpack on our porch for us to use!! I love the old typewriter in our room to leave a note. The grounds were immaculate and the Little Chapel of Amazing Grace was so quaint. Steve and Jan made our stay so memorable and more personal than we ever could've imagined and Nellie, the Inn's furry greeter was adorable. This is by far, hands down, the best place we've ever stayed at. We will definitely be back!!!
Thank you so much Run of the River!! You were magical!!
~Jeff & Bobbi

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Janna B, Owner at Run of the River, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2017

Thank you for the kind words and for taking time to write such a warm review. We are always happy to know our guests enjoy the Inn -- and Nellie will love to see you again!

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Additional Information about Run of the River

Address: 9308 E Leavenworth Rd, P.O. Box 285, Leavenworth, WA 98826-9357
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Region: United States > Washington > Leavenworth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Leavenworth
Price Range: $360 - $362 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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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