Wilkommen to Leavenworth

24 Apr
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Leavenworth’s finest.

Sometimes you just need to get away for a weekend. Lucky for us in the Pacific Northwest there are so many mini-vacation spots just a quick drive away. Last weekend my husband and I enjoyed a getaway to Leavenworth, Wash., a Bavarian-themed village surrounded by Alpine Hills in Chelan County.

Everything about Leavenworth is cute: the storefronts, the dogs that wear lederhosen harnesses, the year-round Christmas lights outside, the music that plays through the outdoor speakers…What’s not to love?

Oh, and the food! On our way to our weekend getaway we had already mapped out some of the things we knew we had to do, which included a stop at the Munchen Haus Bavarian Grill for a warm pretzel and a Bavarian sausage. The best part of the experience is trying to decide which mustard to decorate your meal with because there are seriously too many too choose from! And don’t forget the topping of their famous apple cider kraut.

No line is too long to wait at the Munchen Haus Bavarian Grill.

No line is too long to wait at the Munchen Haus.

We also had to be sure to visit A Matter of Taste, a quaint shop where you can pick up hot sauces, mustards and the like to take a little piece of Leavenworth home with you. We stocked up on garlic and jalapeno mustards and our favorite habanero pepper jelly. And a visit to Leavenworth would not be complete without stopping by my favorite shop: the bookstore — and we did not leave empty handed!

We tried out new restaurants where we ordered dishes we couldn’t pronounce, but we also returned to the familiar spots. We spent our weekend at the Leavenworth Village Inn which had a jacuzzi tub in the bedroom (genius!).

At night in our room with the window open I fell asleep listening to the horse-drawn carriage walking down the street. You really feel like you’re transported to another place in another time.

In talking with the locals there’s definitely something magical about the place, even to those who were born and raised in the town, because they never left.

Whether it’s during the holiday season, when the town looks like a decorated Gingerbread house village, or during the summer when the sun is hot and the town is overflowing with people, anytime is a good time to visit. Wilkommen to Leavenworth!

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From our visit February 2012.

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One Response to “Wilkommen to Leavenworth”

  1. Sophia April 24, 2013 at 7:17 pm #

    MMMMM Looks delicious and sounds like a great getaway!

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