Enjoy a Romantic Holiday in Leavenworth Washington
Take a romantic journey this winter to an enchanting wonderland that is practically in your back yard and yet a world away from the typical holiday season in the Washington. It’s the Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth, Washington, and it’s a magical place during the holidays and winter.
The Icicle Village Resort is a full service resort offering a choice of hotel or condominium accommodations as well as a mini day spa, wellness retreats, dining, and activities center. If you’ve never taken a winter vacation in Leavenworth, you’re in for a treat. Here are just a few ways to make your visit special this time of year or in any season:
Relax together with a couples spa treatment at Therapeutic Touch Massage and Wellness located at the Icicle Village Resort. This mini day spa offers massage, body treatments, and esthetic services.
Shop downtown Leavenworth and enjoy the new look with cobblestone sidewalks, benches, turn of the century street lights, railings, banners and landscaping. You’ll discover shops filled with unique gift items from Nutcrackers, beer steins and music boxes to lavish Christmas decorations, fine china, and one of a kind home furnishings. Enjoy specialty cheese, handmade soaps, candles and chocolates. Stroll through art galleries and photography studios. And then visit specialty stores for recreation supplies, kids toys, an outfit for your pooch or multi-chimed clock.
Tour the village on a horse drawn carriage ride from Leavenworth Carriage Company. For more information call (509-421-0679). Make reservations in advance to take a romantic sleigh ride for two, offered by several local companies. See sleigh-ride packages.
Enjoy a romantic dinner together at a number of fine restaurants. At the Icicle Village Resort you’ll enjoy J. J. Hills Fresh Grill Restaurant or can order dinner through room service. Other romantic dining spots include Visconti’s Restorante Italiano, the Alley Café, Mountain Home Lodge (must be reserved the prior day). The Mountain Springs Lodge offers a romantic sleigh ride and dinner, and Pavz Café Bistro.
Chocolate makes you feel loved…and Leavenworth offers more chocolate per capita than any other town in Washington! Schocolat (www.schocolat.com) offers fine handmade European style chocolates. There’s also Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory (509-548-6525) with free samples, the Fudge Hut (866-204-4438) with 35 varieties of delicious creamy fudge.
Icicle Village Resort Sweet Indulgence Romance Getaway with either a Fantastic Wine Tour or Couples Massage.
Icicle Village Resort
505 Highway 2, Leavenworth
Story by Kevin Unruh