Destination guide

A taste of Old Bavaria in Washington State

The town of Leavenworth is most proud of one thing: its connections to Germany's Old Bavaria. Set against the scenic Cascade Mountains, enjoy a literal taste of Germany -- from Bavarian-themed restaurants to microbreweries serving up pilsners and hefeweizens inspired by Oktoberfest. Pick up your dirndl and lederhosen from a boutique in town, and get the whole family involved in the Alpine life. Nab a Leavenworth vacation rental overlooking this charming village, or opt for something set in the mountains. We promise the beer will taste just as good at any altitude.

Things to do

It's 100% OK to sing "The Hills Are Alive" as you explore

For travelers who decide to forgo the surrounding national parks and stick close to town, there's a burgeoning arts and culture scene to explore. Take in an outdoor exhibit in the city park from May through October, catch a show at the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts, or enjoy an outdoor performance at the Leavenworth Summer Theater. Explore the botanical gardens at Sleeping Lady Mountain Resort, sip wines at a local winery, or take the kids to the Nutcracker Museum for a quirky, one-of-a-kind experience. If local history is more your speed, don't miss the Upper Valley Museum.


Know any tips for taking your dirndl from day to night?

The area in and around Leavenworth offers a huge range of activities -- from hiking, camping, and biking for the outdoorsmen in your crew, to spas, yoga classes, and wineries for the poshest among you. From geocaching to mountain climbing, adventure awaits! But thanks to outdoor theaters, wine tours, and museums, so does plenty of culture. An annual Oktoberfest brings in travelers from around the world, or take the whole family to the farmers market for plenty of locally-sourced goodies, perfect for a picnic or scrumptuous meal back at your Leavenworth vacation rental.


Summers in Leavenworth will leave you high and dry

It's reasonable to expect mild temps and a bit of rainfall, no matter what time of year you visit Leavenworth. Late fall through early winter is likely to give you the coldest and wettest experience, while spring is a bit more mild. Summer is possibly the best time of year to visit, with warm, dry days lasting for most of July through early September. With the right gear, the weather won't deter you from getting out and exploring, so pack for your Leavenworth vacation rental accordingly.

Natural features

Stunning scenery to be enjoyed from every angle

Leavenworth is pretty pumped about its designation by the Audobon Society as one of Washington State's top birding hotspots, and with good reason. They even hold an annual bird fest each May. But you'll find more than feathered friends in the area -- there's lots of fishing to be enjoyed, too. Just keep in mind that in some areas, all wild fish must be released. If you prefer to take in the sights from just slightly higher up, book a horseback riding tour, or get down low in a river raft, kayak, or inner tube.

How to get there

Traveling to and around Leavenworth

The nearest airport is in Wenatchee, WA (EAT-Pangborn Memorial), located 39.7 mi (63.9 km) from the city center.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Leavenworth Station.

Where to stay around Leavenworth?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 584 vacation rentals near Leavenworth. From 184 Cabins to 217 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Leavenworth for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Leavenworth?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Leavenworth. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Wenatchee: 348 vacation rentals
  • Leavenworth Golf Club: 585 vacation rentals
  • Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort: 564 vacation rentals
  • Leavenworth Ski Hill: 591 vacation rentals
  • Icicle Ridge Winery: 597 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Leavenworth listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Leavenworth?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 184 Cabins in Leavenworth. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Leavenworth include:

  • Houses: 217 rentals available
  • Cottages: 184 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 98 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Leavenworth?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 58 vacation rentals with pool available in Leavenworth. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.