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Tuesday, December 8, 2009

A December trip to Leavenworth!

Winter is here! Last week I took an overnight trip to Leavenworth and am now officially in the holiday spirit. The smell of fresh winter air, sunny skies spotlighting the mountain snow and holiday festivities about...a December trip to Leavenworth is a true delight! Josie Weiss of JW Events and I arrived in Leavenworth last Tuesday afternoon and checked into our rooms at the Best Western Icicle Inn. After a quick lunch, we were given a tour by their sales and catering manager, Jeanine. Icicle Inn can accommodate both an outdoor or indoor wedding, however, we were most impressed by their accommodations. From standard rooms to three bedroom condos, Icicle Inn is a top choice to lodge all of your guests wherever your event may be held.
With our afternoon free, we gladly strolled through town looking at all the shops and stopping in at a few winery tasting rooms which are spotting up around town. We had a great time visiting the Icicle Ridge Winery Tasting Room and the Willow's Crest / Pasek Cellars Tasting Room. We also discovered a hidden gem in the back of a gift shop called Schocolat! Owners Damian and Susie make handmade chocolates which are delectable! A fun addition to treat any of your guests!
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As the sun began to set, we headed to Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort for our tour. The drive was breathtaking, and lucky for us we came just in time to see the famous Sleeping Lady mountain profile before the sun went all the way down.

Guests at Sleeping Lady can enjoy the natural setting of the Cascade Mountains and Icicle Creek without sacrificing the comforts of home. Whether you're looking for an adventure or simply to slow down and relax, Sleeping Lady offers many indoor and outdoor amenities to choose from. Currently, Sleeping Lady is in the process of a $1.75 million upgrade which will push it to pure luxury! Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort offers couples and their guests an uncommon wedding experience. From outdoor settings on the banks of the Icicle Creek, to indoor spaces that reflect the essence of the Northwest, Sleeping Lady helps craft a truly unique wedding. They can accommodate an event for up to 175 along with accommodations so guests never have to leave the resort! All accommodations are all inclusive and include breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Kingfisher Dining Lodge. Once our tour ended, we were lead to Dinner at Kingfisher to enjoy one of their raved about meals! Kingfisher Dining Lodge features gourmet meals created with the freshest local ingredients, many from their own two-acre organic garden. Meal's are chef's choice, but there are always plenty of options to satisfy all of your guests palates. I am looking forward to a return trip!

We awoke Wednesday morning to a gorgeous sunrise and frost abound as we enjoyed our complimentary breakfast at Icicle Inn. After breakfast we headed out to Destination Leavenworth for a tour of some of their venues. Destination Leavenworth manages over 40 vacation homes, cabins, condos, and lodges, making it easy to find exactly what you are looking for. We began with a tour of Snowgrass Lodge. Snowgrass is known as one of the top places for lodging in Leavenworth, but Josie and I agreed that it holds that title for events as well! From an indoor space to comfortable hold 50 or a backyard to host 150, the possibilities are endless! In addition, to weddings, Snowgrass Lodge is the perfect place to host a family reunion. We then jumped in our cars and drove down the road to their brand new rental home, White Water Lodge. Inside you can hear the sounds of the Wenatchee River which is literally in your back yard. With 6 bedrooms and 6.5 bathrooms, this is a perfect addition to add to your lodging needs in conjunction with an event at Snowgrass Lodge!

On our way out of town we stopped by to say hi to our friends at Mountain Springs Lodge. The resort is special to Josie as this is were she held her own wedding. I also got a chance to experience Mountain Springs Lodge last spring and am always waiting for an opportunity to visit again! To read about my experience at Mountain Springs Lodge click here.

As we left Leavenworth we were sad to go as we had enjoyed our stay! A return trip is already on the books!

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