OUR STORY

COMMITTED TO LEAVENWORTH

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The perfect mountain getaway, minutes away from the Bavarian village of Leavenworth, Icicle Village Resort has something for everyone. From mini golf and the game room to our rejuvenating Alpine Spa, we’re ready to welcome you and give you the memory-making vacation you’ve been dreaming of. Spend some time in the Village Plaza by the fountain for a romantic atmosphere, escape to downtown Leavenworth with our bikes for rent, or take a dip in our hotel pool, heated to perfection year-round.

A plethora of quaint shops, wine tasting, and more are steps away from your home base of Icicle Village Resort. Perfect for a summertime vacation or Christmas holiday, the town of Leavenworth has multiple activities throughout the year to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to enjoy the great outdoors with a hike in the Cascade Mountains or looking to enjoy a culinary adventure at JJ Hill Fresh Grill with German dishes, we’ll help you curate the adventure you need. Our comfortable rooms and one, two, and three-bedroom condos provide the accommodations tailored for you or the whole family, even Fido is welcome!

Icicle Village Resort has evolved from a simple 66-room hotel at our opening in 1992 to what is now Leavenworth's only full-service resort.

In 1988, entrepreneurial developer Dick Beselin and his CPA friend Vern Thoreson spotted a 7.5-acre parcel of land at the base of Tumwater Canyon at the west end of Leavenworth. What had once been a local playfield that was now overgrown with weeds was for sale. Standing on the property, taking in the magnificent views of the mountains that felt close enough to touch, they began planning how to develop the property best.

Paul M. Jinneman, a respected Northwest hotel consultant, was hired in 1991 to advise them on the project. In a fortuitous turn of events, that summer German-born hotelier Karl Ruether and his family traveled through Leavenworth on vacation. After falling in love with the village of Leavenworth, Karl saw a sign on the property announcing, "hotel coming soon" and contacted Dick. These four gentlemen, along with Chuck Alm, formed a partnership in December 1991 to develop the Icicle Inn, with Karl serving as General Manager.

They had a dream that together, they could develop a wonderful destination getaway in the heart of the Cascade foothills where guests would be able to relax and renew themselves while enjoying the beautiful scenery and Bavarian theme of Leavenworth. Now, many years later, along with additional partners that are equally committed to the community, that dream has become a reality, and Icicle Village Resort is Leavenworth's premier full-service destination resort welcoming travelers with open arms.

ENDLESS FUN FOR EVERYONE

THERE ARE ACTIVITIES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY AT ICICLE VILLAGE RESORT.

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Dine in the Hills

Explore Leavenworth with a stay and dining

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AN AUTUMN MIDWEEK ESCAPE

Enjoy two brews and 20% off your stay this fall

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ADVENTURE THROUGH THE "ALPINES"

Hike the Cascades and beyond with a picturesque picnic and stay

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FRESH FLAVORS

Whether you're looking for a happy hour with a view or a traditional Bavarian meal for the family, Icicle Village Resort has you covered.

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RELAX IN THE MOUNTAINS

The Alpine Spa offers a tranquil space with treatments focused on wellness and relaxation.

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