Sled HIll Lodge - Vacation Home

 
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Sled HIll Lodge

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Beautiful Home in Leavenworth with your own private sledding hill!

  • Price from 177 USD / Day
  • Capacity up to 10 people
  • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
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Last updated: 10/31/2008

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Overview

The bright and fun Sled Hill Lodge has, you guessed it, its own semi-private sled hill. Nothing fancy but behind the lodge there is a nice rise with just the right elevation to easily walk up and swoosh down. There is no automated lift and - good news - no ticket booth. It's a fun great place to spend time.

The house itself is a bright clean comfy house with 3 bedrooms, 2 baths and all kinds of creative features. Modern paint and colors. Lots of windows and room for the entire family. Television of course, and a full kitchen and a wood burning stove. There is room for 10 people to sleep so that means you can bring the entire family including the little sledders too.

Oh and did we mention it has a private outdoor hot tub? Nothing better than a bubbling spa after you've been slipping and sliding down the hill or after a day or night in the village admiring all the Bavarian shops and activities. And not a bad place to spend time in spring, summer and fall too.

Located just a few miles outside the village, there is parking and peace and quiet. You can get into town fast for Oktoberfest, Christmas Lighting, summer dinner at any of a two dozen continental restaurants or to spend a not in the Bier Hall as they say in Bavarian. And you can get home just as fast. You'll love it here.

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Prices & deals

Lowest Daily Price:
177 USD
Highest Daily Price:
499 USD
Lowest Weekly Price:
1269 USD
Highest Weekly Price:
3318 USD
Cleaning fee:
N/A
Charging Method:
Payment Types:
  • No Cash
  • No Credit Card
  • No Cheque
  • No Travellers cheque
  • No Paypal
  • No Wire Transfer

Location & area

Blessed with over 300 days of sunshine, Leavenworth is your perfect vacation destination. Year round festivals, world class recreation, international art, spectacular scenery and over 90 plus specialty shops are just part of what makes Leavenworth so special. From Oktoberfest and Christkindlmarkt to summer golfing and elegant spas Leavenworth has something for everyone. Make your vacation a special memory wrapped in forest green and toasted in the finest of Bavarian traditions. Come and discover for yourself what makes Leavenworth so special...



HISTORY:

Long before white settlers arrived into the American West, the Wenatchi Indians inhabited the Valley from Steven's Pass to the Columbia River and into the present-day city of Wenatchee. They were joined in the early 1800's by mountain men who trapped and explored the region. By mid 1800's German and Swiss homesteaders were settling in the area. By the end of the century the Indians were all but gone. Leavenworth, originally known as Icicle, developed informally around a small group of homesteaders who settled in 1885 where the Wenatchee and Icicle Rivers meet in the Leavenworth Valley. Known as Icicle Flats, it was originally the site of a Native American salmon fishery.



THE RAILROAD:

The Great Northern Railroad began laying track up the Wenatchee Valley in 1892 along what is now Highway 2. One year later they crossed the Cascade Mountain range at Steven's Pass. Railroad history describes the construction as tough and dangerous. After completing the nearly impossible rail bed, Great Northern selected Leavenworth as their division headquarters and constructed a major switchyard there. This made Leavenworth an important rail head. The formal town was laid out in 1893 by the Okanogan Investment Company, and named for its president Captain Charles Leavenworth.



The population at this time was around 700 hearty souls. A small dam was constructed in 1904 at the south edge of town on the Wenatchee River to form a mill pond, and the Lamb-Davis Lumber Company built a large sawmill. In the early 1900's the first fruit trees were planted, and miles of irrigation canals were constructed developing Leavenworth's agricultural base. Logging and fruit agriculture are still important industries today. The town was officially incorporated in April 1906.



A CHANGE IN TIMES:

The triple-industry economy was very prosperous, and Leavenworth became a boom town with a questionable reputation. Its population rose to around 5,500 (today it's about 2,100) and it boasted numerous brothels, and even more saloons. However, the good fortune crashed as fast as the stock market. In the 1920s the two biggest sources of revenue disappeared almost overnight.



The sawmill closed and the lumber company relocated to a more profitable region. The Great Northern Railroad moved its headquarters to Wenatchee, and rerouted the rail line from the steep and dangerous Tumwater Canyon to the Chumstick Valley, by-passing Leavenworth. With the stock market crash of 1929 and the Great Depression of the 1930's, followed by the war years, Leavenworth's economy spiraled downward. These hard times plagued Leavenworth through the 1940s and 1950s. With little hope of an economic rebound, stores were closing and people were leaving as there were few job opportunities. However, in 1962 community leaders approached the University Of Washington Bureau Of Community Development looking for ways to save the town.



Out of this work came the idea to use the towns' beautiful natural surroundings and a Bavarian theme to attract visitors to the area. Two of the leaders instrumental in this effort were Pauline and Owen Watson, longtime residents of Leavenworth who owned and operated Alpine Electric. In 1965 the decision was made by key business owners to adopt the Bavarian theme and remodel their buildings.



Pauline created sketches of some of the storefronts and presented these ideas to other business owners. An agreement was reached and Project Alpine was formed to guide the Bavarianization of Leavenworth, with Pauline serving as chairperson for over ten years. In the summer of 1965, Alpine Electric was the first building to be remodeled into Alpine Electric and the Alpen Haus Gift Shoppe.



The town underwent an amazing transformation. The first six buildings were remodeled in 1965 and 1966, and the others soon followed. Autumn Leaf Festival and the Christmas Lighting were introduced in the mid 1960's, and the Maifest in 1971. Art in the Park and Amberleaf Theater began soon after. Today visitors from around the world visit Leavenworth to enjoy events such as Oktoberfest. Leavenworth enjoys sharing its heritage in European style shops or gourmet ethnic restaurants.



Today Leavenworth is a premier American destination for families and individuals seeking a unique alpine vacation experience among some of the West's friendliest people. Willkommen!

Address:
12891 Chumstick Highway, 98826, Leavenworth, Washington, United States
Accommodation located in:
downtown, leisure area, near cultural interest, near golf course, near historical interest, near horse riding, near restaurants & bars, near shopping area, near ski area, old town, town!

Amenities & services

# of Units: 1... and each unit includes:

  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 2
  • Single beds: 0
  • Double beds: 4
  • Baby cots: 0
  • Single sofa beds: 0
  • Double sofa beds: 1

Bathroom

  • Yes Towels:
  • Yes Bath:
  • Yes Hair Drier:
  • Yes Shower:

Extras

  • Yes Ironing Board:
  • Yes Stereo/Radio System:
  • No Library:
  • Yes Telephone:
  • Yes DVD Player:
  • No Fax:
  • Yes Washing Machine:
  • Yes Work Desk:
  • Yes Bed Sheets:
  • No Bikes:
  • Yes Cable/Satelite TV:
  • Yes Internet Broadband:
  • No Internet Dial Up:

Extraservice

  • No Local Guides:
  • No Local Transportation:
  • No 24h Concierge:
  • No Tours & Excursions:
  • No Butler Service:
  • No House Chef:

Kitchen

  • Yes Crockery & Utensils:
  • Yes Dish Washer:
  • Yes Microwave:
  • Yes Oven:
  • Yes American Kitchen:
  • Yes Fridge & Freezer:

Living room

  • Yes Table & Chairs:
  • Yes Fireplace:
  • Yes Sofa Bed:

Outside

  • Yes Spa / Jacuzzi:
  • No Swimming Pool:
  • No Lift / Elevator:
  • No Disabled Facilities:
  • No Tennis Court:
  • Yes Terrace:
  • Yes Parking:
  • No Pets Welcome:
  • Yes Barbecue:
  • No Private Beach:
  • Yes Garden:
  • No Sauna:
  • No Shared Bathroom:

Rooms

  • No City View:
  • No Daily Cleaning:
  • Yes Air Conditioning:
  • Yes DVD/Music Collection:
  • No Ensuite Bathroom:
  • No Balcony:
  • No Safe:
  • No Sea View:
  • Yes Central Heating:

Additional information

Board Basis:
Accommodation Only
Breakfast:
No
Lunch:
No
Diner:
No
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