Pine River Ranch
 An All-Suite Bed & Breakfast located near Leavenworth WA 
(800) 669-3877  info@prranch.com

Spring and Summer Things to Do in Leavenworth

Spring & Summer Activities in Leavenworth

Leavenworth and Lake Wenatchee are beautiful locations in Washington to come for a great spring or summer getaway. The town of Leavenworth attracts locals and tourists alike for the wonderful shopping, great food, local vineyards and wide varieties of German beers. You and your partner can enjoy a wonderful relaxing day experiencing the outdoor summer theater, walking through the many specialty shops in downtown Leavenworth and sampling the many different worldly cuisines. If you are looking for a more outdoor approach Lake Wenatchee is home to hundreds of miles of bike trails, hikes, beautiful parks and outdoor gardens, with plenty of local cuisine as well. We would be happy to direct you towards our favorite trails, or you can also see them here: Walks, Hikes & Bikes.

Leavenworth Washington Photography Nature Falls
Photo by Sheila Shelton
 
 

Below is your guide for:
Oktoberfest   |  Bird watching   |  Restaurants   |  Shopping
Fall & Winter Activities  |  Spring & Summer Activities | Walks, Hikes & Bikes | Leavenworth Tours & Wineries 

Spring & Summer Activities

Maifest

A wonderful celebration taking place in Leavenworth to welcome in the Spring with the Grand Parade, live entertainment, traditional German dancing, the Village of Flowers and Art in the Park.

Leavenworth Summer Theater Enjoy Leavenworth's Summer Theater outside at the Ski Hill Amphitheater in Leavenworth, the Leavenworth Outdoor Biergarten, or the Hatchery Park at the Leavenworth Fish Hatchery. Productions begin June 1st.  Box office at 509-548-2000

Bird Watching

Pine River Ranch is a wonderful site for bird watching! Each suite comes complete with bird watching guide books and binoculars for your to roam around our nature trail and spot over 30 different species of birds! For the more avid bird watcher there are seven sites listed in the area, selected by Audubon as some of the best birding hotspots in the state. Waterfront Park, only a few blocks from downtown, has tall cottonwoods and other important streamside vegetation full of many species. Look for Gray Catbird, Veery and Bullock’s Oriole. The Wenatchee and Icicle Rivers offer a watery oasis for birds and other wildlife, and are home to Belted Kingfisher, Harlequin Duck and Wood Duck. Osprey are becoming more abundant in the valley, recovering from the impact of pesticides that damaged their eggs and are no longer in use. Pick up a free copy of the map illustrating this traveler's trail at the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce or Barn Beach Reserve  at 347 Division Street.

 

Wine Touring Services: There is a full list of local wineries and tasting rooms in your suite.

Leavenworth, Washington area wineries offer fabulous tasting wines in an extraordinary setting. Leavenworth area wineries offer an experience that is unmatched in the Northwest. The wineries are all nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains surrounded by the most enchanting scenery. Each winery offers its own unique experience delivering a unique atmosphere.

Leavenworth Enchanted Tours Touring & Limousine Services
939 Front Street Leavenworth, WA  98826   877-Tours-20 (868-7720)

 

Leavenworth Winery Tours
321 9th Street #102
Leavenworth, WA 98826
509-548-RIDE (7433)


Fishing & Hunting
A variety of fishing is available. Fish Lake is very popular for trout fishing. Mule deer and elk hunting is also available. Check with the Department of Game for season information and details.

Golf

Enzian Falls Championship Putting Course:
On Hwy. 2, across from the Enzian Hotel. Nicely landscaped. All equipment provided. $10.00 a round.

Icicle Junction Miniature Golf:
Just as you go in to town on the right. $5.50 a round.

Kahler Glen Golf Course:
1 mile north of us on Hwy 207. 18 hole course, marine driving range and putting green. 509-763-4025 for tee time www.kahlerglen.com

Leavenworth Golf Club:
An 18 hole public course in Leavenworth with great views of the Wenatchee River. On Icicle Road. 509-548-7267 www.leavenworthgolf.com

Highlander Golf Club:
An 18 hole public golf course in East Wenatchee with outstanding views of the Columbia River. 509-884-4653   www.highlandergolfclub.com

Desert Canyon:
Washington’s top rated 18 hole, 7500 yard golf course. 800-258-4173

Hiking:
 

There is a great one mile loop right out the back door of your suite here at Pine River Ranch and over 22 acres to explore, including river front access to Nason Creek. If you are looking for more vigorous hikes you can also visit our Walks, Hikes and Bikes Activity page.

The Wenatchee National Forest :
 Consists of 2.2 million acres and approximately 40 percent is designated as Wilderness in seven Wilderness Areas. There are over 2,500 miles of recreational trails...be sure to pack a lunch! We also have a easy nature trail throughout the property for a leisurely stroll to Nason Creek, or we can direct you to great trails that are just a short drive away.

 

Horseback Rides & Hay Rides

Eagle Creek Ranch:
Call ahead for reservations at 548-7798 www.eaglecreek.ws
      
Icicle Outfitters:
Rides are at the Lake Wenatchee State Park from May 15 through September and in the Icicle Valley next to the Sleeping Lady Retreat Center from Memorial Day through Labor Day.  www.icicleoutfitters.com

 

Mountain Springs Lodge: About 5 minutes from us on Chiwawa Loop Road near Plain.  Reservations at 800-858-2276 www.mtsprings.com

 

Rafting

Osprey River Rafting is a local rafting company.  Wetsuits, booties, shuttle and a lunch is served riverside mid-trip on the Wenatchee River.  1-800-743-6269 "river jammin' foam eatin' fun" www.shoottherapids.com

Rock Climbing
Equipment rental in Leavenworth. Some very popular rock faces. In the summer you can normally see rock climbers from the highway while driving between the Pine River Ranch and Leavenworth.
 

Leavenworth Event Links

The Leavenworth Summer Theater

     The largest outdoor theater between Seattle and Spokane gets over 20,000 people annually attending the magnificent live plays. Summer productions have included such classics as The Sound of Music, Oklahoma!, Fiddler on the Roof and My Fair Lady.  During November and December indoor productions include The Foreigner & a musically produced A Christmas Carol.


Icicle Creek Music Center
      Concerts feature beautiful music from Vienna, France, Spain and America.  Leavenworth's ensemble, Kairos Quartet, performs.


Projekt Bayern

     A group of Leavenworth business people committed to the enhancement and education of the "Bavarian Theme" of Leavenworth.

The Leavenworth Echo

     The web site for the local Leavenworth newspaper.


Leavenworth Video

     A web site where you can order and purchase a video of Leavenworth, Washington.


Pass Report - Road Conditions

     The Department of Transportation's web site for information on travel over Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass in the winter months.

Lake Wenatchee State Park
     
     Lake Wenatchee State Park is located one mile from the Pine River Ranch and spans 489 acres with 12.623 feet of waterfront. Golf, horseback ride, hike, enjoy the beach or play in the beautiful (but cold) Lake Wenatchee. See the web site for more information.


Official Wenatchee National Forest Web Site
     The Pine River Ranch is located amidst the Wenatchee National Forest.  This site has current recreational information of the area.  Hiking, biking and permit information.


Other Leavenworth Activities

Plain Hardware Best mocha around, Souvenirs, 'Plain' T-shirts, Candles, Soaps, and YES they even have hardware, Check out their web-sight, and definitely stop by for a look around.

Applets & Cotlets
509-782-2191 117 Mission Ave., Cashmere. Continuous 15-minute tours, charming country store, plus free samples!

Chelan Co. Historical Soc. 509-782-3230, Cashmere   Pioneer, natural and Native American history and artifacts. The pioneer village includes actual pioneer cabins and furnishings.

Icicle Junction 65 Hwy. 2 Leavenworth  Mini golf, bumper boats, train rides, movie theater.

Leavenworth National Fish Hatchery 509-548-7641 Icicle Road Leavenworth   Exhibits that identify the fish and describe their environmental needs

Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum 509-548-4708 735 Front St,  Leavenworth   The only all-nutcracker museum in the US, nutcrackers from the 15th century to present times. 

Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center 509-664-3340 127 S. Mission St. Wenatchee    A cultural center and museum with programs and exhibits focusing on history, natural history, art and cultural heritage of the people of North Central Washington.

Ohme Gardens 509-662-5785 3327 Ohme Rd. Wenatchee Nationally acclaimed 9-acre alpine garden perched high on a rocky bluff above the Columbia River. Stone pathways, spectacular views, pools, waterfalls Apr. 15-Oct. 15 daily.

Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory 636 Front Street - The Brewery Bldg,  Leavenworth Watch candy makers hand-fashion Rocky Mountain Chocolates.

Rocky Reach Dam Visitor’s Center Highway 97-A, Wenatchee   Interpretive museum, fish ladder, fish-viewing room, café & gift shop.

Village Art in the Park Leavenworth    Renowned professional and amateur artisans exhibit in Leavenworth City Park 1st weekend in May through 2nd weekend of October

Washington Apple Commission Visitors Center & Gift Shop Wenatchee Apple samples. Interactive displays covering apple blossom pollination, orchard cultivation and marketing. Unique gifts available. Open weekdays year round. Support our local fruit growers!