In the evergreen-covered foothills of the Cascade Mountains, the crisp waters of the Columbia River wind through the town of Wenatchee. It's known as the Apple Capital of the World, thanks to the many orchards filling the fertile valley. The town is also home to the nine-story Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel, which blends into its picturesque surroundings with an earthy color palette, roaring fireplace, and rustic wood accents.
Views of the Cascades or the river are on prominent display in deluxe rooms, which have been recently renovated with all-new furnishings and contemporary decor. Each has complimentary WiFi and a 32-inch HD flat-screen TV with cable and HBO.
You can use the $20 dining credit included with this getaway at the Wenatchee Rivertop Bar and Grill, where chefs prepare dishes such as the Hill Meats Oregon grilled pork chop ($17.95) and Double R Ranch northwest prime rib ($18.95). The penthouse 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. With the wine-tour package included with this getaway, you’ll receive a complimentary tasting at several participating wineries, such as Saint Laurent whose vintners craft a variety of blends using sustainable practices. The wine-tour package also includes two commemorative wineglasses.
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 grassy banks and mountain views are an idyllic setting for swimming or picnicking.
At Ohme Gardens, located about 4 miles from the hotel, stroll through nearly a mile of natural stone pathways, past hillside gardens and trickling waterfalls. Statuesque cedars and firs frame views of the Columbia River Valley below.