Pine River Ranch
 An All-Suite Bed & Breakfast located near Leavenworth WA 
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Winter and Fall Activities In Leavenworth

Skiing, 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:
Oktoberfest   |  Bird watching   |  Restaurants   |  Shopping
Fall & Winter Activities  |  Spring & Summer Activities | Walks, Hikes & Bikes | Leavenworth Tours & Wineries

Fall & Winter Activities

Oktoberfest: 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 Sno 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 509-763-3103

Nason View Trail: Starts from the Kahler Glen Golf Course (Only 1 mile from Pine River Ranch) and goes just above Nason Creek...make 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 Entiat Ridge, Chiwaukum  Mountains and the Plain Valley.

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 509-782-5516. www.stevenspass.com

Squirrel Run Trail: an easy rolling trip through mostly forested areas, crosses snowmobile trails often, use caution. (snowmobile trails are marked with orange trailblazes)

 

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 www.skileavenworth.com

Downhill Skiing


Stevens Pass: About 20 minutes from Pine River you’ll find some of the best downhill skiing in the state. Visit us at the main house for discounted lift tickets! Hotlines 206-634-1645 or 509-782-5516  www.stevenspass.com 

 

Mission Ridge Ski Area is 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

Ski Hill: 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. www.skileavenworth.com

Snow Shoeing

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 the snow.

 

Rentals are also available in Leavenworth at Leavenworth Mountain Sports at 509-548-7864 and in Plain at Plain Hardware 509-763-3836.

Sleigh Rides

Mountain Springs Lodge
is 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! 800-678-4512

Eagle Creek Ranch 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

 

Snowmobiling

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 out:

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. www.mtsprings.com

Cascade Hideaway Resort Offers snowmobile rentals near Fish Lake. 509-763-5104

Dog Sledding

THZ Kennels:
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. www.thzkennels.com

 

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.


Projekt Bayern

     A group 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 Leavenworth newspaper.


Leavenworth Video

     A web site where you can order and purchase a video of Leavenworth, Washington.


Pass Report - Road Conditions

     The 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
     The Pine River Ranch is located amidst the Wenatchee National Forest.  This site has current recreational information of the area.  Hiking, biking and permit information.

Oktoberfest- 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 in Leavenworth

Plain 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!

Chelan Co. Historical Soc. 509-782-3230, Cashmere   Pioneer, natural and Native American history and artifacts. The pioneer village includes actual pioneer cabins and furnishings.

Icicle Junction 65 Hwy. 2 Leavenworth  Mini golf, bumper boats, train rides, movie theater.

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 times. 

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 Central Washington.

Ohme Gardens 509-662-5785 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.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 636 Front Street - The Brewery Bldg,  Leavenworth Watch candy makers hand-fashion Rocky Mountain Chocolates.

Rocky Reach Dam Visitor’s Center Highway 97-A, Wenatchee   Interpretive museum, fish ladder, fish-viewing room, café & gift shop.

Village Art in the Park Leavenworth    Renowned professional and amateur artisans exhibit in Leavenworth City Park 1st weekend in May through 2nd weekend of October

Washington Apple Commission Visitors Center & Gift Shop Wenatchee Apple samples. Interactive displays covering apple blossom pollination, orchard cultivation and marketing. Unique gifts available. Open weekdays year round. Support our local fruit growers!