Winter and Fall Activities
snowmobiling, cross country skiing, snowshoeing and dogsleds...
you name it and the Leavenworth Lake Wenatchee area has it all.
Whether you and your loved one want to spend the day downhill skiing or
snowmobiling, or taking the leisurely approach with cross county skiing
or a dinner sleigh ride through downtown Leavenworth or if you just
prefer to curl up with a cup of hot cocoa and never leave your suite,
Pine River Ranch is your destination retreat.
Below is your guide for:
Fall & Winter
Spring & Summer Activities
Walks, Hikes & Bikes
Leavenworth Tours & Wineries
Fall & Winter Activities
An annual festival spanning the
month of October where Leavenworth honors it's Bavarian
roots and transforms the town with live music, German
food and drinks and activities for the whole family.
Cross Country Skiing:
"The Stevens Pass-to-Lake
Wenatchee-to-Leavenworth corridor is a Nordic skiing Shangri-la." The News Tribune
Lake Wenatchee State Park
Located 1 mile from
the Ranch, 4 loop trails, 15 miles of Groomed Cross Country
Ski and snowshoe trails. Info at Lake Wenatchee Ranger Station at
Nason View Trail:
Starts from the Kahler Glen Golf Course (Only 1 mile from Pine River Ranch) and goes just above
sure to look down at the Pine River Ranch from the trail.
Chiwawa Snow Park:
Look for blue diamond
trailblazes. The Sea & Ski Trail is about
5 miles & follows along the Wenatchee River.
Flying Loop Trail:
Climbs 600 feet (for experiences skiers) and has views of
Chiwaukum Mountains and the
Sno-Park permits are easily purchased at the Ranger Station,
local grocery stores, Kahler Glen Golf Course & on the
weekends at the State Park.)
Stevens Pass Nordic Center:
Located 15 miles from
Pine River Ranch is the where on weekends you can find cross
country ski and snowshoe rentals, lessons, 25k of trails,
food and a small lodge. Call 206-812-4510 or
Squirrel Run Trail:
an easy rolling trip
through mostly forested areas, crosses snowmobile trails
often, use caution. (snowmobile trails are marked with
The Leavenworth Winter Sports Club
grooms 24 km of trails in Leavenworth at the Leavenworth
golf course, at ski hill, near the Icicle River and at the
waterfront near downtown Leavenworth 509-548-5115
About 20 minutes from
Pine River you’ll find some of the best downhill skiing in
Visit us at the main house for
discounted lift tickets!
Hotlines 206-634-1645 or 509-782-5516
Mission Ridge Ski Area
about 60 miles east of us. On a clear day, enjoy a great
view of the Wenatchee area. One of the best areas around for
dry snow. www.missionridge.com
The original owners of
the Pine River Ranch helped contribute to the development of
a ski jump located at Ski Hill. It was used for
training by the early US Olympic ski jumpers. The hill is
accessed by two rope tows and maintained by the Leavenworth
Winter Sports Club. www.skileavenworth.com
or call 509-548-7718 for info.
You can snow shoe
right off your back porch at Pine River Ranch. We have state
of the art
snowshoes for every guest here that are free to use. Strap them on at your leisure.
We’ll give you a quick lesson if you like and give you
tips on enjoying the valley. There
is nothing like the quiet and solitude of trekking through
Rentals are also available in Leavenworth at
Leavenworth Mountain Sports
509-548-7864 and in Plain at
Plain Hardware 509-763-3836.
Mountain Springs Lodge
the closest for sleigh rides. Enjoy their dinner ride ($65
each) through frosty meadows, and near Beaver Creek then
enjoy a delicious warm dinner of Prime Rib, smoked salmon,
seasonal vegetables and more in front of a river rock fire
place at Beaver Creek Lodge. Or skip the dinner and just
take a sleigh ride ($19 each) through the beautiful scenery
and enjoy hot spiced cider. 800-858-2276 or 509-763-2713.
Red Tail Canyon Farm
Closer to downtown
Leavenworth enjoy a 40 minute
group sleigh ride ($16 each) “over the hills and through
the woods” complete with a warm fire and hot chocolate!
Icicle Outfitters Sleigh rides are from November 30
through February on East Leavenworth Road just off Icicle
Road in the big "meadow" and along the Icicle River below
the fish hatchery. 800-221-7433
If you have your own sleds just let me know and I can give
you an abundant range of trails for every skill level within
a couple of miles from Pine River Ranch. Need to rent? Check
Mountain Springs Lodge
Offers guided day or night snowmobile tours. 800-858-2276
. They also offer a dinner ride package ($165 each) for a 2
hour guided tour followed by a delicious dinner of prime rib
and salmon at Beaver Creek Lodge.
Cascade Hideaway Resort
Offers snowmobile rentals near Fish Lake. 509-763-5104
Family owned and
operated. Enjoy a 1 or 2 hour dogsled ride located just 5 miles from the Pine River Ranch.
Make your reservation today at
509-763-0558 or 509-630-6782.
Leavenworth and Wenatchee Event Links
The Leavenworth Summer Theater
The largest outdoor theater between Seattle and Spokane
gets over 20,000 people annually attending the magnificent live
plays. Summer productions have included such classics as
The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof and My
Fair Lady. During November and December
indoor productions include The Foreigner & a musically
produced A Christmas Carol.
Icicle Creek Music Center
Concerts feature beautiful
music from Vienna, France, Spain and America.
Leavenworth's ensemble, Kairos Quartet, performs.
of Leavenworth business people committed to the enhancement and
education of the "Bavarian Theme" of Leavenworth.
The Leavenworth Echo
The web site for the local
A web site where you can order and
purchase a video of Leavenworth, Washington.
Pass Report - Road Conditions
Department of Transportation's web site for information on
travel over Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass in the winter months.
Lake Wenatchee State Park
Lake Wenatchee State Park is
located one mile from the Pine River Ranch and spans 489 acres
with 12.623 feet of waterfront. Golf, horseback
ride, hike, enjoy the beach or play in the beautiful (but cold) Lake
Wenatchee. See the web site for more information.
Official Wenatchee National Forest Web Site
River Ranch is located amidst the Wenatchee National Forest.
This site has current recreational information of the area.
Hiking, biking and permit information.
Join in as the town of Leavenworth celebrates its German
heritage with live music, dancing, German food and drinks, and
entertainment for the whole family!
More to Do
Hardware Best mocha around,
Souvenirs, 'Plain' T-shirts, Candles, Soaps, and YES they
even have hardware, Check out their web-sight, and
definitely stop by for a look around.
Applets & Cotlets
509-782-2191 117 Mission Ave., Cashmere. Continuous 15-minute tours,
charming country store, plus free samples!
Co. Historical Soc.
Pioneer, natural and Native American history and artifacts.
The pioneer village includes actual pioneer cabins and
Junction 65 Hwy. 2
Leavenworth Mini golf, bumper boats, train rides, movie
Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery 509-548-7641
Icicle Road Leavenworth Exhibits that identify the fish
and describe their environmental needs
Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum 509-548-4708
735 Front St, Leavenworth The only all-nutcracker museum
in the US, nutcrackers from the 15th century to present
Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center 509-664-3340
127 S. Mission St. Wenatchee A cultural center and museum
with programs and exhibits focusing on history, natural
history, art and cultural heritage of the people of North
3327 Ohme Rd. Wenatchee Nationally acclaimed 9-acre alpine
garden perched high on a rocky bluff above the Columbia
River. Stone pathways, spectacular views, pools, waterfalls
Apr. 15-Oct. 15 daily.
Mountain Chocolate Factory 636 Front
Street - The Brewery Bldg, Leavenworth Watch candy makers
hand-fashion Rocky Mountain Chocolates.
Reach Dam Visitor’s Center Highway 97-A,
Wenatchee Interpretive museum, fish ladder, fish-viewing
room, café & gift shop.
Art in the Park Leavenworth
Renowned professional and amateur artisans exhibit in
Leavenworth City Park 1st weekend in May through 2nd weekend
Washington Apple Commission Visitors Center & Gift Shop
samples. Interactive displays covering apple blossom
pollination, orchard cultivation and marketing. Unique gifts
available. Open weekdays year round. Support our local fruit