I stayed late May 2013, and had originally booked the Coleman Cottage. However, since I was going to be there for four nights during mid week, I really wanted a kitchen and a bit more space as well as privacy (coleman cottage is a one room place on top of another home and on another person's property).
The management was really lovely in letting me change to the Alpine Lodge - and what a lovely lodge it was. Open plan living area, with really well stocked kitchen and cosy lounge area with double story windows. The accommodation in general was simple but charming, and everything you could need for a short to longer stay (including washing machine and dryer). I found the hum of the hot tub too noisy, so they turned it off for me.
It was unfortunate that they had experienced severe storms in December, which had toppled many trees in the area, including those over trails and near the stream, but it was still lovely walking if you could climb over/ under the fallen trees.
The horseback ride was great, very individual horse who didn't just plod along - fantastic guide.
The place is located a short drive to Wenatchee Lake, and a longer drive to Leavenworth along a fairly twisty road.
Only a couple of tiny things made this not quite a 5 for me - I would have liked the lodges a little further apart and a little more privacy out front - though it hadn't hit peak season yet, and I didn't hear my one set of neighbours. I had also hoped to partake of a lodge breakfast and dinner while there, but these weren't available mid-week.
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Springs Hotel Leavenworth