Enlivening the spectacular mountain scenery of the Cascades in Washington state is the quaint Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth. The unique architecture, shops, Nutcracker Museum, German beer and food, and annual Oktoberfest and Christmas celebrations all recreate the atmosphere of an alpine village.
The town is a four-season destination with winter sports like skiing, snowmobiling, snowboarding and sledging and hiking and biking in the Alpine Lakes Wilderness area in the summer.
When looking for a place to stay, you’ll find plenty of alpine inns with flower-filled balconies, and wood carvings, as well as lodges and hotels full of charm and cozy cabins and cottages in the woods. To help you choose, here are the best cool and unusual hotels in Leavenworth (in no particular order)…
1. LOGE Leavenworth Downtown – one of the coolest hotels to stay in Leavenworth perfect for Millennials and Gen Zs
Sitting in the heart of Leavenworth, this theme hotel is perfect for those who love the outdoor lifestyle and are visiting the area for the incredible hiking and biking and adventure trips available.
A modern hotel with a cool European style, you can enjoy luxurious comfort and designer chic, al with a focus on enjoying the natural, outdoor lifestyle.
Whether you are here for mountain biking or just exploring the stunning natural scenery on foot or trying one of the adventure tours, if you love being outdoors, this is a luxury hotel for you. You can even opt to sleep in a hammock!
- To book, check prices or availability for LOGE Leavenworth Downtown
2. Storybook Riverside Inn – one of the most Instagrammable hotels in Leavenworth
Overlooking the beautiful Wenatchee River and with the rustic, Bavarian style that Leavenworth is famous for, this fun hotel offers superb service and accommodation for your stay in the area.
Designed for adults only, this hotel provides a complimentary bottle of wine for your stay. Whether you choose to enjoy it in front of your wood-burning fireplace or sitting out on the balcony watching the river, it’s a great way to spend an evening.
Suites have their own unique style, combining modern luxurious materials with the classic design of the Bavarian influence. From the wood and stone castle suite to the soft luxury of the palace suite, you will enjoy a wonderful environment to enjoy everything the region has to offer.
- To book, check prices or availability for Storybook Riverside Inn
3. Mrs. Anderson’s Lodging – a cool, quirky and trendy accommodation housed in a historical building where pets are welcome too
A historic hotel serving visitors and travellers since 1892, Mrs. Anderson’s offers rustic comfort, superb service and easy access to the many attractions around the area.
A beautifully restored building, the oldest commercial wood frames building in Leavenworth, this unique hotel offers bright, welcoming rooms and comfort.
Not only is the lodge well placed for the attractions of Leavenworth itself, but whether you love hiking, biking, adventure trails and more, all are within easy reach, making this a perfect choice for those who love the outdoor lifestyle.
- To book, check prices or availability for Mrs. Anderson’s Lodging
4. Bavarian Lodge – a unique Bavarian-inspired hotel that offers a year-round outdoor pool and themed decor
A themed hotel that takes the Bavarian essence of Leavenworth and brings it all together in one luxurious and welcoming experience.
Blending modern convenience and period European style, rooms are spacious, comfortable and well equipped.
This impressive Instagram hotel also enjoys a heated outdoor pool for year-round use, hot tubs and an onsite micropub, called the Woodsman Pub.
Sip a beer while enjoying views of the mountains, while you are always just a short walk from the restaurants and cafes of Leavenworth, and the biking, hiking and adventure that make this regions such an attraction for outdoor enthusiasts.
- To book, check prices or availability for Bavarian Lodge
5. PostHotel Leavenworth – a unique upscale riverfront adults-exclusive located on the edge of Wenatchee National Forest
A luxury hotel and spa resort for adults only surrounded by lush forest and calming water, PostHotel is a getaway for nature lovers and anyone who loves a spot of pampering.
State-of-the-art spa facilities are a highlight of your stay, while accommodation blends modern luxury with European style, creating a unique hotel you will fall in love with.
European breakfasts and afternoon snacks are made on the premises, while you are never more than a short walk from the dining options in town. The perfect place to slow down, relax and enjoy life at a more leisurely pace.
- To book, check prices or availability for PostHotel Leavenworth
6. Solstice Suites – a rustic-chic romantic hotel with themed decor set in the heart of downtown Leavenworth
Sitting in the heart of Leavenworth this romantic hotel experience is a perfect place to getaway for a relaxing time. Transporting you away to another world, the Bavarian village makes this themed hotel a fantastic choice, with bright, traditionally styled accommodation that offers Euro elegance and modern luxury.
With superb service and a location that puts you within easy walking distance of restaurants, cafes and attractions of downtown, this is a great option for any Leavenworth visit.
Whether you come for the Bavarian style, or to enjoy the biking, hiking and more in the wonderful rolling hills and mountains, Solstice Suites is a great modern hotel for your stay.
- To book, check prices or availability for Solstice Suites
7. Beaver Valley Lodge – a historic and cozy lodge where guests will have the ultimate relaxation stay
A hand-built wooden lodge that carries the Bavarian style that Leavenworth is famous for, this rustic hotel has the perfect location for anyone looking to explore this fascinating area.
Surrounded by farmland, you can enjoy wonderful views and bright, spacious accommodation that blends modern luxury and the period hotel style that fits so well with this amazing city.
Whether you want to explore the restaurants and attractions of Leavenworth itself or venture into the natural world for hiking, biking, fishing or any number of activities, everything is within easy reach from this lovely and unique hotel.
- To book, check prices or availability for Beaver Valley Lodge
8. Enzian Inn – a unique and charming inn that blends splendidly detailed woodwork and antique furnishings
Looking out over the rolling hills and mountains beyond, this themed hotel brings the best of Bavarian style and hospitality to Leavenworth, and at time you have to pinch yourself to remember you’re not somewhere in the alps.
Rooms are wonderfully comfortable, retaining the luxury and style of this Bavarian-themed hotel along with wonderful, shared areas including an indoor pool and grand dining.
Within easy reach of Leavenworth’s restaurants and cafes, as well as the wonderful outdoor attractions that surround the area, this is a place to come for a taste of European hotel life and outdoor adventure.
- To book, check prices or availability for Enzian Inn
9. Alpine Rivers Inn – one of the best inns surrounded by nature that offers uniquely decorated rooms
Within a few minutes’ walk of the restaurants, shops and attractions of downtown Leavenworth, yet sitting by a secluded section of the river surrounded by trees, this Bavarian-themed hotel blends convenience and beauty in one memorable package.
The rustic design offers comfortable and bright rooms, with balconies overlooking the river.
An outdoor pool, hot tub and homemade breakfast every day make staying in this unique hotel a pleasure, while the stunning scenery and the adventures it holds for you make this somewhere you will return to again and again.
- To book, check prices or availability for Alpine Rivers Inn
10. Blue Elk Inn – a cozy and romantic mountain inn where guests can benefit from complimentary bikes to explore the area
A romantic hotel with European style, modern luxury and stunning views across the mountains, Blue Elk Inn offers the perfect getaway to enjoy this fabulous party of the country in complete comfort.
Rooms off spacious and bright accommodation, with modern European style, all set to a backdrop of those amazing views, it is a place you instantly feel at home in.
To help you explore, this luxury hotel offers cruiser bikes on loan for free, while an outdoor pool and lovely gardens let you relax and just enjoy your time without leaving the hotel.
A large deck area is perfect for enjoying a quiet evening in the fresh mountain air, and you are always close to the restaurants and attractions of Leavenworth itself.
- To book, check prices or availability for Blue Elk Inn
11. Leavenworth Camping Resort Tiny House Hanna – a quirky-chic fun campsite with tiny houses perfect for extended stays
Enjoy full-size luxury in a tiny home when you stay at this quirky hotel-style accommodation. Set within the Bavarian paradise of Leavenworth, accommodation is comfortable, with modern touches that make it special.
This themed hotel is surrounded by spectacular views of the tree-lined hills and mountains beyond, yet with the convenience of easy access to the restaurants and attractions of downtown.
A swimming pool, tennis courts, games room and shared space with indoor fire pit and more give you a very unique experience.
For those who love the outdoor life, there is access to the hiking, biking and running trails, outdoor adventure parks and more that make full use of the natural beauty of the region.
- To book, check prices or availability for Leavenworth Camping Resort Tiny House Hanna
12. Pine River Ranch B&B – a creative and stylish boutique B&B with a touch of a European vibe
A rustic hotel that blends the European style of Leavenworth with pioneer practicality and modern luxury. It’s a unique mix that makes this elegant hotel one you will want to keep returning to.
Spacious accommodation is paired with superb service to create a stunning experience, while the stunning scenery sets a magical backdrop that will never fail to impress.
A homemade breakfast is a great way to start every day, especially if you are heading out to adventure in the remarkable natural world surrounding the hotel, whether that is hiking, biking or any number of outdoor activities. A unique hotel and experience, you will never forget a stay at Pine River Ranch.
- To book, check prices or availability for Pine River Ranch B&B
13. Leavenworth Village Inn – a unique boutique inn that features an on-site wine bar
A boutique hotel with just 19 rooms, Village Inn offers period style and modern comfort and service all in one beautiful, Bavarian-influenced package.
Sitting just across from the Icicle Brewery in the heart of town, you can enjoy wonderful, bright and spacious rooms fitted out to the highest standards, offering both unmatched comfort and classic European style.
An on-site wine bar is ideal for relaxing after a day exploring with drinks and snacks, while the location puts the restaurants and cafes of Leavenworth just a short walk from your room. It’s a fantastic destination hotel for enjoying everything the area has to offer.
- To book, check prices or availability for Leavenworth Village Inn
14. Reindeer Lodge – an exclusive and upscale chalet based in a stunning location
A stunning European chalet-style lodge that provides a luxury hotel experience surrounded by stunning views. With 1 bedroom, a fully equipped kitchen and spacious living accommodation, it is the ideal place to stay for those looking for a more independent approach to exploring this fantastic region.
Large glass areas let light flood in, while a deck and hot tub are a great place to enjoy the evening air. Free wi-fi, a barbeque and easy access to the walks, hiking trails, biking and fishing opportunities surrounding the lodge make it the ideal choice for outdoor enthusiasts.
- To book, check prices or availability for Reindeer Lodge
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