Hotel at a Glance: Alpen Rose Inn
Surrounded by the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and the majestic Cascade mountains, Alpen Rose Inn helps guests escape from the city. The Bavarian-style lodge fits in perfectly with the rest of Leavenworth’s German charm, and lush gardens frame its inviting sun deck. A drive or a stroll down Route 2 brings visitors straight to the downtown area, where they can nibble pastries at German bakeries and sip brews in beer gardens.
- Stay in bed a little longer with hot coffee and tea delivery every morning.
- Homemade hot breakfast served daily.
- Warm up next to your room’s fireplace.
- Satisfy your sweet tooth with complimentary dessert each evening.
Leavenworth, Washington: Bavarian-Themed Town near Skiing and Whitewater Rafting
Located in the Cascade Range, Leavenworth draws visitors all year long with an abundance of outdoor activities. In the winter, skiers and snowboarders hit the slopes at nearby Stevens Pass. Hikers and whitewater rafters take over in the warmer months. About 700 miles of trails surround the town, meandering through the mountains and the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest. The Icicle and Wenatchee Rivers run through the area as well, attracting rafters with Class II and III rapids.
Leavenworth is a center for all things Bavarian. You’ll find German-style bakeries, bars with beer gardens, and several restaurants where you can try kielbasa, bratwurst, ciderkraut, and specialty mustards. The town’s annual Oktoberfest takes place over the course of three weekends, beginning with a procession of villagers sporting traditional dirndls and lederhosen.