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We almost didn't get on the road this morning - turned the key and the motorhome wouldn't start! Luckily, we got going early enough in the morning that it gave Greg time to figure out that it was the battery, he got it jumped, and we found a new one in Monroe, went over and bought it and installed it, and we were on the road by Noon!
Nothing special at this park, just an overnight stop on our way...
... in the TV show, "Northern Exposure." We saw the Roslyn Cafe (with its iconic mural on the side) and The Brick (the local watering hole which played such a prominent role in the show).
Virginia informed me that The Brick is the oldest, continually operating saloon in the state of Washington. One of its features is the spittoon -- complete with running water -- that runs along the base of the long bar. It seems that every year, the ...
... changing and changing, never constant... Something I would need time to get used to for sure.
When I am getting into Seattle I have to book my bed for the night last minute... What can you do if there is no wifi access on the train and the phone doesn't have service? Not my fault. Some hostel will take me in and provide me with a hot shower soon!
Not far from our start point we passed through a sculpture garden and by an old rail depot and industrial area before crossing the first bridge over the river and dropping us into an area of homes and natural habitats. There were some gentle ups and downs but most of the trail is flat.
... park on Icicle River, not that sounds more like it. The park was about 4 miles out of town and when we arrived the hosts pointed out two sites available right on the river - perfect! Just as we backed in two kayakers paddled by, the river was running pretty fast but they looked quite comfortable as they dodged rocks and bobbed up and down. It was a beautiful site and a good place to keep ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Run of the River Leavenworth
We have been visiting Leavenworth for 20 years. How did we miss Run of the River? Well, actually, it took us until we became "empty nesters" to make this romantic discovery. This is rustic luxury at its finest. Visit the website! It will give you a great idea of the beauty of this lovey refuge. We were lucky to take advantage of a spring offering of 3 nights for the price of two. This was a real bargain! Monty is an extraordinary host! He even road his bike to the trailhead where we were hiking to leave us a note about an important phone call. The food is awesome, the suites are spectacular, the views are breathtaking, and the serenity is priceless. We can't wait for our return visit.
Run to the Run!!!
When life gets too much, head for the Run of the River.
Set in the foothills of the Cascades, this place has it all:
Monty and Karen are wonderful hosts.
Local produce excellent breakfasts.
Suites you just won't want to leave.
Beds that are blissfull.
Views are stunning.
Two Airedales that are lovely.
Just go now!!!
All We Could Have Asked For
We were taken to our suite and it was much more than I could have imagined. There was a huge log bed that you needed a step to get into, a river stone fireplace, a river stone Jacuzzi tub, and easy chairs for two. They gave us birdseed to put in the feeder on the wrap around private deck outside our suite so we could see all the wildlife and bird with a spectacular vies. We lacked for nothing, and felt as though we were the only people there. I am still showing their brochure to everyone I know.
The breakfasts were outstanding as was the service. I made reservations for our anniversary, as I will make them there for any excuse I can come up with.
This is the finest inn and certain a refuge for all to enjoy.
Back to Nature, Surrounded by Luxury
If you like the decor of mountain lodges & log homes, but also don't mind having that satellite TV and CD changer in your room, Run of the River has it. If you enjoy watching all kinds of wildlife, including innumerable bird species, deer playing around a creek, coyotes, and the occasional bear and bald eagle, but simply can't do without heated bathroom floors, jacuzzi tub, and fireplace in your room, well, they have that too. And if you love gorging on spectacular freshly prepared breakfasts filled with natural fruit and vegetable ingredients, and then working it all off riding a mountain bike provided by the inn, or hiking on local trails shared with you by the super-friendly owners, well, need I say more. We have chosen to stay at R of the R for our anniversary the past 2 years, and have already booked again for next year.
Relaxed at Run of the River, Leavenworth, WA
We truly had an outstanding stay at Run of the River. Lavish accomodations and a relaxing atmosphere were the highlights of our 3 days. Each morning we were spoiled with a hearty and delicious breakfast. We chose to burn some of the calories from breakfast on one of the many day hikes surrounding the town of Leavenworth. Monty Turner and the rest of the staff at Run of the River go out of their way to make your stay memorable. We had a wonderful time.
The perfect weekend getaway!
We stayed here for two nights, and it exceeded all our expectations. We had the Up the Creek suite, which was beautifully furnished with rustic, yet luxurious amenities. The giant log bed and its fabulous linens make you never want to get out of bed. The river rock fireplace and river rock-surrounded jacuzzi tub added such romantic and relaxing ambience to the room. The bathroom--with its heated slate floors, overhead shower, Burts Bees toiletries, and beautiful sink--is great. Then there are all the little details: birdseed to put on your own bird feeder on the balcony; the old-fashioned typewriter for bringing out the poet in you; the "star" decor above the TV armoire, complete with a candle to light at night, so that your entire room is bathed in "starlight"; your own backpack and walking stick for you to use on your explorations; Capresso grind-and-brew coffeemaker in your room, as well as teas and cocoa; mountain bikes for guests' use.
The breakfast was a multi-course feast of delicious, healthy, filling, and beautifully presented food. The innkeepers know just the right balance of being helpful and friendly, without being too chatty and overbearing.
The entire place is lovingly decorated and feels so cozy and warm, as soon as you drive up to the house. Also of note is how immaculate everything was.
We have stayed in many top-notch B&Bs in the Northwest and in the Northeast, and Run of the River is definitely one of the best ones we've experienced. Will return soon!
Most Excellent Refreshment
The folks at Run of the River Inn and Refuge just a mile from of Leavenworth, WA really know how to take care of us. My husband and I have stayed in many B&B's in the Idaho, Montana, WA and Oregon, and we vote that Run of the River is "thee premier B&B in the Northwest". They have thought of everything to make your stay comfortful, restful, refreshing and just plain fun!
Not to mention the outstanding food served each morning! Way to go Run of the River!
Run of the River by far tops any hotel and Bed and Breakfst I have heard of. The owners Monty and Karen take such pride in thier lodge it shows in the comfort. The rooms are all beautiful, spacious and relaxing. The view from every deck is breathtaking. Most of all our favorite was the homecooked breakfast by Monty every morning. We will reccommend this B and B to everyone we know as well as return there ourselves.
Surprise! The best B&B we've ever been to
I had the surprising opportunity to visit Run of the River recently. I say surprising because everywhere I turned I was surprised and delighted with the attention to detail and incredible amenities they have. If you can think of it, you'll find it here. The innkeepers - Monty and Karen Turner - who in themselves are wonderful hosts - have not skimped and offer everything that you might ever want for a romantic or outdoor-oriented vacation.
We love spending time in the Cascades, so when we discovered the mountain bikes they have for guests we were thrilled. We hopped on board the Cannondale Tandem and had a ball following the trails that Monty mapped out for us. Ask him for his inside advice; he's discovered wonderful places and he'll share his local secrets with guests when they ask. He's even got these wonderful guides for the best hikes, bikes, and snowshoe trails in the area.
We returned to the inn to enjoy dusk overlooking the Icicle River, watching birds from our private deck (all rooms have them), and took a ride on the log swing while we watched birds. Just to prove they think of everything, they even leave binoculars and bird seed in every room, so avid wildlife watchers like us can spot that lone eagle. We actually saw it, however I wouldn't put that past Monty to have arranged too!
The rooms are palatial and luxurious, and the whirlpool tubs with river rock around them are wonderful after a day of hiking or biking outside. The furniture of hand-hewn logs fit in with the log-style décor of the home/ This is a modern B&B, no Victorian or even Bavarian styling here, which many think of when they think Leavenworth. Consider it more a mountain-lodge...a luxurious one.
Breakfasts are awesome. We started out with Monty and Karen's concoctions which they call "Boat Drinks". Actually, they're fabulous smoothies made from locally-grown fruits. Their cooking style is eclectic, but always leans toward fresh and local foods that are good for you. Don't let that fool you - they're tasty too.
I can't say enough about how much we loved Run of the River. From the old typewriters that are in the rooms to write romantic notes, to the heated towel racks in the bathroom and the spectacular setting along the Icicle River, this is our favorite B&B we've visited yet.
So cozy, you won't want to leave your room...
Inn did justice to its web site - and more. Creativly loved by it's owners. Remarkable location and top shelf amenities. Private and quiet. Not a big fan of the communal breakfast, though all were very nice to meet. Can't say enough about the rooms and the gorgous views of the Cascade Mts. and Bavarian Leavenworth. Excellent - would stay again in a heartbeat!