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“A true Refuge...absolutely enchanting.”
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Run of the River
Ranked #2 of 22 Leavenworth B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 21 January 2012

My wife and I stayed here for two nights in January as the Seattle Snowmageddon of 2012 was ongoing. I'm not exaggerating when I say that it took us over 7 hours to make what should have been about a 2 and a half hour drive; bear in mind, I'd just finished a 48 hour shift...I'm a firefighter...and Thanks to the weather, rest had been minimal. The moment we arrived at Run of the River, all the stress, frustration and worry of the previous days was replaced with complete and utter contentment. This place is absolutely enchanting. Rustic yet tasteful and authentic, Jan and her staff have a remarkable eye for detail. Delicious breakfast in the morning, close to town yet blissfully quiet...if you are looking for a place in Leavenworth to recharge...stop your search this instant and get here. Now.

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Reviewed 17 January 2012

This is one of the most amazing bed and breakfast inns--a true escape for nurturing the body and soul. Your every desire has been anticipated and met. Each room has a view of the mountains, wildlife refuge and tributary of the Icicle River. You luxuriate in comfortable beds, wake up to heated floors, take a rain shower, then head to a scrumptious breakfast. Jana and Steve, the innkeepers, are gracious hosts and will assist you with your daily activities and dinner reservations.

The Inn provides bicycles and snow shoes for your entertainment. From the refuge, we have seen deer, a bear, and a plump raccoon. Run of the River has bird houses everywhere and supplies bird feed for your deck feeders. You really do not need to leave the Inn; it is so pleasant to just sit on your deck and absorb the beauty of your surroundings.

We stayed at Run of the River with the previous owners and were pleased to see the Inn has only gotten better. We celebrated my husband's birthday here in August and had such a great time, we returned for our anniversary in January. It was a magical time with the ice festival in town--Leavenworth twinkling with Christmas lights, snow falling gently, and fireworks lighting up the sky. We have decided to return next year.

Room Tip: Each room is wonderful with river rock jacuzzi tubs, fireplaces, and luxurious beds.
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  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 October 2011

My in-laws have stayed here each year for over 10 years so when we booked our 5 year anniversary trip we knew we were in for something special. We were originally booked in a suite but they surprised us and upgraded us to the Ravenwood Lodge. The ammenities and special touches were more than we could ask for. We loved everything about our stay (especially the warm conversations with the owners) and although Run of the River is more expensive than other places you could stay in Leavenworth, we definitely recommend splurging to stay here! We wish we could've stayed longer. By the end of our stay we were relaxed and refreshed to head home to our two little ones (and one on the way!) and we will definitely plan a trip back here when we can get away. Thanks, Run of the River, for a magical stay!

Room Tip: If you want extreme luxury go for Ravenwood Lodge. If you are looking for a more quaint environment...
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  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

A heavenly blend of tranquility, beauty and adventure. My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary/birthday and it's my new favorite place on earth! The surroundings are beautiful with the river, mountains and wildlife right off your balcony. The room was luxurious and comfortable, and the breakfasts were so delicious. Having access to a pair of mountain bikes with gear during our stay was really a great touch. They think of everything, really. All you have to do is show up and get ready to indulge your senses.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 September 2011

Spent three wonderful days here in July. One of the best b and b experiences we ever had-amazing breakfasts (and each day was different), great hosts, and we adored the room-huge 4 poster bed, fireplace, stone covered bath for two with jacuzzi, and my favourite part, a large balcony overlooking the stream where deer and birds came to drink and feet, equipped with rocking chair and swinging bench. After hiking in the morning, my husband and I would repair back to our room, take leisurely long bath, and read on the porch, swinging while we would intermittently look at the animals. Our thoughtful hosts included binoculars, robes, sunhats, and even a backpack, which we had forgotten to pack. You could not go wrong booking a stay here.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 August 2011

If not, book a weekend at the Run of the River B&B in Leavenworth, WA. You'll leave a believer! My wife and I visited for an anniversary and couldn't stand the thought of leaving. The cozy suites, themed rooms, private decks, and unbelievable food made the Run of the River our favourite B&B. We loved borrowing the on-site bikes and riding through the countryside. This really was the best place we have ever stayed.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

We have stayed here many times over the years and always cherished it as one of our favorite places. We hadn't been back for awhile and discovered when we arrived that the Inn had been purchased by new owners a couple of years ago. Panic set in that things would not be the same or kept up as well. What a wonderful suprise to find we were wrong. The new owners have maintained every wonderful aspect of the inn, from wonderful linens, well appointed, clean, beautiful rooms, well kept grounds, friendly welcoming atmosphere to fabulous breakfasts. Everything was perfection! We enjoyed riding their bikes in the morning, watching the deer and racoons in the evening, and just sitting on the spacious deck taking in the quite seclusion. We hope to come back for many years to come, it remains at the top of our list.

Room Tip: all the rooms are beautiful
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  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Run of the River

Address: 9308 E Leavenworth Rd, P.O. Box 285, Leavenworth, WA 98826-9357
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Region: United States > Washington > Leavenworth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 22 B&Bs / Inns in Leavenworth
Price Range: $345 - $346 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Run of the River Inn and Refuge is the perfect place to experience peaceful relaxation in luxurious log surroundings. The Inn and Refuge rest on a high water channel of the Icicle River, just a half-mile upriver from the Bavarian town of Leavenworth, WA. Our private outdoor entrances and spacious private decks overlook a wildlife refuge and bird sanctuary with stunning views of mountain peaks of the Cascade Range.Run of the River offers intimate wedding and elopement packages and romantic suites for honeymoons and anniversaries, vow renewals, commitment ceremonies, babymoons -- any time you are looking for a place to relax, rejuvenate and recreate. Each suite features a spa tub and fireplace surrounded by river rock. We are located a short drive from National Forest trails, quiet country roads for biking, and the bustling Bavarian village. ... more   less 
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