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“Peace in the mountains” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mountain Home Lodge

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Mountain Home Lodge
Ranked #7 of 17 Hotels in Leavenworth
Certificate of Excellence
Washington, DC
Level Contributor
18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Peace in the mountains”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2012

Our stay at Mountain Home Lodge this summer was idyllic. We stayed in one of the private cabins, which was phenomenally comfortable with an unadulterated view of the meadow and the mountains. Brad and his daughter were perfect hosts. The dinner was lovely and the setting unsurpassed. After a long day of hiking, the hot tub was a welcome relief. We could not ask for a more perfect setting.

Room Tip: The two private cabins are precisely that - private. I don't know how they compare to the rooms...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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schmidtmhl, Owner at Mountain Home Lodge, responded to this review, 28 September 2012
Thank you for your kind thoughts and choosing stay at Mountain Home Lodge. Hot tubs are always a welcomed present after a long day of enjoying the mountains. You mentioned privacy, and sometimes we need to remind ourselves that with just 12 accommodations, nestled on a 20 acre meadow, and surrounded by the Wenatchee National Forest its easy to forget that we are just 3 miles from downtown Leavenworth, yet a 1000 feet above the village. (Our tag line…1000 Feet closer To Heaven) As our fall colors begin to bloom here in the Pacific NW we hope you enjoy a beautiful autumn back east and we hope to see you again. Sincerely…Brad Mountain Home Lodge
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Seattle, Washington
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2012

Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall . . . the view of the beautiful mountains (The Enchantments) from this lodge will be outstanding! We were there in the summer when the evenings were warm and we enjoyed a glass of wine on the deck until the bright stars came out around 10:00 PM. The owners, Kathy and Brad, pay attention to all of the details . . . from the delicious food, to the first-class amenities in the rooms, to the costumer-focused service. They were both very friendly and offered us helpful recommendations regarding dining and activities in the near by town of Leavenworth. We stayed in a beautiful cabin, separate from the lodge, called Stuart Roost Cabin. It was a two room suite with a gas fireplace, wet bar, and a jacuzzi. We plan to return next year. After a difficult climb into the Enchantments, the Stuart Roost Cabin will be our reward!

Room Tip: The Stuart Roost Cabin was absolutely luxurious. The big picture windows framed the majestic Centra...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 60878Kathy
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schmidtmhl, Owner at Mountain Home Lodge, responded to this review, 24 August 2012
Thank you Kathy for your review…We are so glad you enjoyed the Cabin Stuart's Roost and it's Jaccuzi. It was great to hear about you're hiking adventures. So often our guests are curious about the trail and river conditions, so its nice to pass along the most current info. All the best and we look forward to staying in touch on your adventures. Sincerely, Brad Mountain Home Lodge
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Seattle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2012

This is our second time here in the summer. The lodge is great. Brad and Kathy are so attentive and give great suggestions about entertainment and dining. The pool area is relaxing and just what you need when it is 100 degrees out. Rooms are clean with comfy beds. Breakfast is yummy! We will be back!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Loves2Travel_CW
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schmidtmhl, Owner at Mountain Home Lodge, responded to this review, 24 August 2012
Thank You CW for the kind words and you're right about guests enjoying the pool. Here in the Eastern Cascades we can get warm and after a hike on our trails the swimming pool and chaise lounges can feel pretty refreshing. We hope to see you soon, maybe a winter visit? Sincerely, Brad... Mountain Home Lodge.
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Gig Harbor, Washington, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2012

Again, another place I chose because of high reviews and we absolutely loved it. Even though we only went for dinner, the service was so wonderful and the scenery just breathtaking that we are already planning our next trip back to stay. The food was delicious from the appetizers to dessert. They graciously accommodated my dietary needs. The hosts were so kind and attentive and really made us feel quite at home. Their property has amazing views of the mountains and a pervasive air of tranquility--perfect for a getaway. Truly, I cannot say enough good about Mountain Home Lodge. We loved it and can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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schmidtmhl, Owner at Mountain Home Lodge, responded to this review, 3 August 2012
We are so glad you had an exceptional dining experience with us this past month. Chef Ron takes great pride and care in presenting an outstanding meal for our guests to match the beauty of our amazing location nestled in the Cascades. Thank you for sharing your accolades with us. Warm regards, Kathy & Brad
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Redmond, Washington
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2012

My wife and I recently stayed here for a weekend to celebrate our 5th anniversary. This place is truly amazing. The hosts, Brad and Kathy, know how to make you feel welcome and help in any way, but also respect your privacy. Millie the dog was also an amazing hostess. She kept us company on our cabin deck one morning and loved visiting with us.

The location is phenomenal, nestled in the mountains just outside of Leavenworth and 1000 ft higher. The views are amazing from all around the property and the mountains are beautiful, whether at sunrise, midday, or sunset.

We stayed in the Ponder Rock cabin, which we would highly recommend. The cabin was so well designed with perfect spaces for relaxing indoors and outdoors. We spent one evening on the deck playing a game and sipping wine until the stars came out. Inside the living area is cozy with chairs and a gas fireplace. The king bed was comfortable and we got a great night's sleep. The upstairs loft serves as a great place to watch DVDs (they have a huge library for guest usage) and play games. The bathroom facilities were well appointed, as was the kitchenette with a complimentary bottle of wine and a mini refrigerator stocked with beer and soda. The cabin has a fantastic air conditioner that we used on the hot days, and then we opened the windows to let in the breeze at night. The deck was the perfect place to enjoy the view of the mountains and meadow at all times of day.

The lodge was well appointed with a wonderful dining room used for the included breakfast and optional dinner. The meals prepared by the chef were amazing (see my review under Mountain Home Lodge Restaurant). The surrounding deck is a great place to take breakfast or just relax. Although we did not use the hot tub or pool, the facilities were in great condition. There is a video room with hundreds of DVDs and videos that you can borrow for your unit.

The grounds at the lodge were just amazing. There is a huge meadow that must be an amazing sled hill in winter. We took a short hike one morning used the provided map and trail signage. There are even hiking staffs at the cabin for you to use if you forgot yours. The recommended trails led us to some great viewpoints and we enjoyed the scenery. We even loved that the staff asked to know when you depart and return, in order to ensure your safety. When returning from town to the lodge one evening, we even saw a black bear making his way up the far side of the meadow, most likely returning from the river to his forest home. And we saw so many beautiful birds and butterflies out on the property.

I cannot say enough good things about Mountain Home Lodge and I know we will be returning again to see this place, perhaps for the fall leaves or winter snow. One last thing: kudos to the staff for doing an excellent job with their website, which is a very accurate representation of the services offered.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Allen S
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, Owner at Mountain Home Lodge, responded to this review, 14 July 2012
Hearing from you that your recent weekend was a perfect place to celebrate your special 5th anniversary makes all of us beam with pride and satisfaction. Our small, intimate staff exhibit time and time again their personal passion in providing you with the best escape they can. Our staff are all referred to as “Innkeepers”. Without each of their love and dedication we would be just another hotel in a pretty place. We are so pleased to accept your praises for Chef Ron and all of our staff.

Also a quick note of thanks for mentioning our web site as Brad works hard to keep it fresh and current for the ever changing information needs of the travel community. We strive to provide all of our guests with an amazing experience from arrival to departure and hearing kind words such as yours makes it all worthwhile! We look forward to your next visit to the “Mountain”.
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Seattle, Washington
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2012

Breath-taking views, privacy, superb hospitality of Kathy,Brad and the staff. We had a great time and can't wait to get back again. We stayed in the room 'Harvest'. Kathy & Brad personally ensured that we were comfortable all throughout our stay. We had a wonderful time playing with the very friendly dog Millie and the cat.This has been our best get-away so far. Rohit, Nicky

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank S K
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, Owner at Mountain Home Lodge, responded to this review, 26 June 2012
We thoroughly enjoyed sharing the beauty of our slice of paradise in the Cascades with you. Millie our faithful trail dog is an asset to the resort and ready to trek out into the vast trails right outside our door with anyone who wants a 4- legged companion to join them. Glad to hear the Harvest Room was a good choice for you. Although one of our cozy rooms with a vaulted ceiling, it is a popular mid-level choice taking advantage of views into the forest and back meadow. Thank you and our best regards from all of us at MHL
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Clinton, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2012

My wife and I have stayed at the Mountain Home Lodge three years in a row now and plan to return annually. The reason for our loyalty is that we consider the remarkable composite of view, food, accommodation, privacy, and - perhaps above all - the hospitality of Brad and Kathy Schmidt - all to be superb. We are graciously welcomed and attended to by our hosts, the staff, and a very friendly dog, Millie. We relax into the gorgeous mountain side view of the Stewart range, the spa, pool and the serenity of the dining area. We are indeed grateful we have found this very special place. It truly has become our mountain "home."
Tom and Cathy
Clinton, WA

Room Tip: We have stayed in both the Cascade room and the Stewart cabin. Both have gorgeous, relaxing views, p...
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tom E
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, Owner at Mountain Home Lodge, responded to this review, 23 June 2012
What a gracious note sharing your experiences on the Mountain in this review Tom and Cathy. Hearing from our valued guests with such praises makes all the staff here at the resort proud. We are appreciative of your time to send your gratitude and will continue to do our best to make everyone’e experience on the Mountain as wonderful.
Warm regards, Brad & Kathy
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Property: Mountain Home Lodge
Address: 8201 Mountain Home Rd, PO Box 687, Leavenworth, WA 98826-9040
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Region: United States > Washington > Leavenworth
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Leavenworth
#8 Family Hotel in Leavenworth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome, you've found Washington's finest romantic getaway! Voted #1 setting of any B&B in the western US. On a secluded 20 acre meadow overlooking the Cascades, and surrounded by forest, a luxurious 12 guest room lodge and cabins combines superb cuisine, year-round variety of outdoor activities, and total pampered relaxation. ... more   less 
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