Modern Hotel in Quaint, Mountainous Setting
Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel sits amid the evergreen-covered foothills of the Cascade Range mountains, near where the Columbia River’s waters wind through the town of Wenatchee. The town is known as the Apple Capital of the World, thanks to the many orchards filling the fertile valley, and the apples and fall foliage make it a popular destination in autumn.
Views of the Cascades or the river are on prominent display in deluxe rooms. Each is outfitted with complimentary WiFi and a 32-inch high-definition flat-screen TV with Dish Network and HBO.
Some of this getaway’s options include a $20 dining credit per stay to the onsite Rivertop Bar & Grill, where chefs prepare dishes such as prime rib and northwest Pacific salmon. The rooftop eatery is known for its fresh Northwest cuisine, tapas, and panoramic views of the Columbia River and Wenatchee Valley.
Wenatchee, Washington: Historical Town amid Scenic Cascade Mountains
On the sunny side of the Cascades’ eastern foothills, more than 15 Columbia Valley wineries have sprouted from the fertile soil. A 45-minute drive north brings you to the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, a 4-million-acre swath of woodland that stretches north to the Canadian border and south to Mount Rainier. Here, more than 1,285 miles of scenic trails are at your disposal. Cyclists can dart in and out of the forest on low-elevation paths, and hikers can practice tooting alpenhorns as they explore the scenic countryside. The glacier-fed Lake Wenatchee’s banks and mountain views are an idyllic setting for snowmobiling and tubing in the winter and hiking or picnicking in warmer months.
At Pybus Public Market, you can find high-quality selections of specialty foods, Washington wines, and locally grown produce. Stroll over to the commercial demonstration kitchen to view a variety of cooking classes within market.