HISTORIC HOMESTEAD ~ THE BROWN FAMILY FARM

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Karen Dickinson

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Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights

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HISTORIC HOMESTEAD ~ THE BROWN FAMILY FARM

Lake Wenatchee Cabin Rental Photos and Description

Cabin, 5 Bedrooms, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 10)

Built in 1901 by some of the earliest settlers in the Lake Wenatchee valley, this unique log home has been lovingly owned and maintained by their direct descendants ever since. All the hand built charm and rustic beauty are intact, but now coupled with amenities such as electricity (1920s) indoor plumbing (1940s) and high speed, fiber optic, wi-fi (2008). Most recently, we've remodeled the kitchen/dining area to a more open floor plan, and the downstairs bath just because… well, it really needed it. And we added a hot tub. Aahhhhhh.

The homestead occupies 15 private, peaceful acres and is a destination of its own, or a fabulous base camp for the area's many outdoor activities. It's only 25 minutes to either Steven's Pass or Leavenworth. Without even getting back in the car, you can cross country ski, snow shoe, sled, hike, bike, swim and mountain climb. There are chickens laying eggs for your breakfast, and our horses grazing in the pastures.

The house is furnished with an eclectic mix of comfy antiques, many of which have been here for generations. It easily acommodates two familes (2 king beds, 2 doubles, and a full finished attic with 2 twins plus lots of sleeping mats and sofas so all the kids can crash.) When you settle in for that second cup of tea, you know you're nestled in walls constructed of virgin timber and built by hand without electricity or fossil fuel. The cozy feel of the house takes you away from the cares of modern life, and back to a simpler time.

The Brown Family Homestead is the perfect place to get away from it all and reconnect with yourself and your loved ones. Make it your second home, but without the headaches of ownership.

Keywords: Farm, private, acreage, log cabin, cabin

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • children welcome

Karen Dickinson

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Greetings from the mountains!

I'm Karen Dickinson, and I consider myself lucky to be this generation's custodian of the old homestead. It's truly a special place, offering a direct link to another time, and another way of life. I'm committed to its preservation and to sharing it with the wider world.

I hope to develop an on-going relationship with a few families, probably from Seattle, who want to make the farm a regular part of their lives. As I am living just 1/2 mile down the road, I will be on hand to personally get you settled in and make sure your stay is a wonderful experience. Wanna learn how to preserve peaches? hear about the best trails and the hidden berry patches? swap stories about horse riding wrecks? learn how to get the eggs from under a sitting hen without getting pecked? Call me and we'll talk about having you up.

My family and I look forward to getting to know you and yours.

Cheers,

Karen

Karen Dickinson purchased this cabin in 1901
Sleeps12
Bedrooms 4
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay nights

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Historic Homestead ~ the Brown Family Farm
average rating of 4.9 based on 20 reviews
business
Historic Homestead ~ the Brown Family Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p278107vbi
(509) 679-4785 (Washington, USA)
Lake Wenatchee Central Cascade Mountains
5

can't wait to go back!

can't wait to go back!
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Mar 20, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
The owner was so easy to work with! Why can't all travelling be this fun! We hope to make this place an annual tradition, so close to the Lake...so far from traffic and noise. Great big kitchen for our large group to eat and cook in, loved the spa...thanks Karen!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
business
Historic Homestead ~ the Brown Family Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p278107vbi
(509) 679-4785 (Washington, USA)
Lake Wenatchee Central Cascade Mountains
Vancouver
5

The best get"away" - Farm close to town

The best get"away" - Farm close to town
  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jan 4, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
The property and the owner made this one of our most memorable local getaways ever. The home is full of history and the pictures don't do it justice. Lake Wenatchee was an easy and beautiful walk away. Leavenworth, Plain, Cashmere were all close and offered us unique activities, dining, antiquing, pubs, parks, skiing, snowshoeing and more. Stevens pass ski hill had great conditions and was 20 mins away. We had 6 adults stay each night (11 total enjoyed the home at separate times) and there was still tons of space. The home itself is what made this trip. Very relaxing, lots of games, we skied down the hill on the acreage even!!, had a fire to ring in new years, and spent most the time sharing a drink by the fire with good friends while playing games. It was so relaxing to do nothing. We had a chance to feed the horses, check out the chickens, and play in the snow! Karen was beyond helpful (best I've dealt with in years of renting places) and the home needs to be stayed at to be understood.. Over 100 years old but great amenities. Thanks so much from all of us and our dogs who loved it too!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Historic Homestead ~ the Brown Family Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p278107vbi
(509) 679-4785 (Washington, USA)
Lake Wenatchee Central Cascade Mountains
Seattle
5

Great -- even w/o power

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 31, 2012
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
Despite lack of power for 2 of our 3 nights -- our 3 generation group of 8 (grandmother, 3 adult daughters, a husband, 3 kids ranging from 5 to 19) had a great pre-Christmas stay. "Cabin" was spacious and comfortable. Plenty of communal space and still room to escape from it all.

Nice XC skiing and snow shoeing w/o getting in the car. Kids of all ages had fun making a sledding run and feeding the horses.

Karen was super nice and helpful.
Look forward to returning again when the hot tub is up and running.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
Owner's Response: Wow! You and your group win the prize for all time most hardy travelers! Even knowing there had been a blizzard, and the power was out, you came up anyway. You have an awesome family, able to snuggle down in primitive circumstances and still have fun. Please come back soon!
business
Historic Homestead ~ the Brown Family Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p278107vbi
(509) 679-4785 (Washington, USA)
Lake Wenatchee Central Cascade Mountains
Seattle
4

A great farm experience!

  • 4 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2012
  • Stayed: Jul 2012
My husband and I and our two kids stayed here for a week with his parents and we had a really great time! Karen was a pleasure to work with, very friendly and helpful. The property worked out well for us; we could bird watch every morning and the kids loved to visit the chickens and horses. We did some hiking and visited Leavenworth, as well as some wineries in the area. The house was large, and the downstairs was very open and the kitchen had lovely windows to look out as you cooked. We used the hot tub in the beginning of the week, when it was cool at night. It was great to see the stars while soaking. We will come again if we can find a time when it's available!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Historic Homestead ~ the Brown Family Farm
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p278107vbi
(509) 679-4785 (Washington, USA)
Lake Wenatchee Central Cascade Mountains
Ellensburg Washington
5

fabulous girls weekend

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 4, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2011
No kids, men or pets...lots of wine, great food and the best atmosphere you could ask for. This place is just magical. We have done several girls long weekends in a variety of places and by far this was our best experience. Karen and her family are just wonderful and you couldn't ask for more in terms of location and beauty. Loved the horse, chickens, cat and even the chipmunk that tried to join us. The kitchen is well stocked and that dining room table was the hub of our stay.
We vowed never to go to the same place twice, but we all agree that some vows are meant to be broken!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 1/1

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Availability & Rates

Lake Wenatchee Cabin Rental Rates

Notes

  • From $199/nt
  • US Dollars
  • Mar-May, & Nov .. $199/night Sun-Thurs ... $249/night Fri-Sat (2 night minimum)
  • Jun-Feb ...... $279/night Sun-Thurs ... $299/night Fri-Sat (3 night minimum)
  • Easter/Thanksgiving/Christmas & New Year's... $325/night (3 night minimum)
  • Labor Day/4th of July/Memorial Day..... $299/night (3 night minimum)
  • Rates for first 6 guests. Additional $15/guest/night
  • $100 non-refundable cleaning fee/$300 refundable deposit
  • special weekly rates available

Amenities

Lake Wenatchee Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Wireless Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking Off Street
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Garage
  • Telephone
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Ice Maker
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
Bedrooms:
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Double Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) There is a fully finished attic rec-room, with a television and lots of sleeping options for extra kids.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • VCR
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Lanai / Gazebo
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
Attractions:
  • health/beauty spa
  • cinemas
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • wildlife viewing
  • miniature golf
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • sailing
  • mountain biking
  • wind-surfing
  • golf
  • rock climbing
  • swimming
  • kayaking
  • rafting
  • cross country skiing
  • snowboarding
  • cycling
  • tennis
  • skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
Notes:
outdoor riding arena, pipe fence corrals, hand built log barns, fresh chicken eggs, feral apple orchard

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