This quaint River Front B&B is located just 3.9 miles east of The Bavarian Village of Leavenworth,WA. This ranch home boasts rolling hills that lead right down to the excitement of the rushing Wenatchee River!
4.6 on September 30, 2013
What a great 3 days we had staying at the Lietz family home - very homey place, nice view of river, lovely flowers, and quaint antique decorated rooms. Breakfast was delicious, homemade coffee cakes , etc. The front patio/deck are relaxing, the 2 dogs and cat are sweet, and the Leitz's are so nice to talk with - full of stories. This is an amazing value - very quiet if you don't mind sharing a bathroom. We will go back!
5 on September 16, 2013
I just returned home from a weekend at the Lietz's home. I do have to say that it was the loveliest home. Both Vern and Helen are exceptional hosts and very a tentative to their guests. The breakfast was amazing but I did not expect anything less after reading the reviews on line before I booked our weekend. The home is rite on the river and you can go explore the riverbank or just sit in the shade and enjoy the music the river makes as it passes. They have a bonfire ready at all times if you choose to sit there and have a glass of wine. It is just a few miles out of Leavenworth and well worth the short drive; you pass fruit stands and a bakery on your way there! I would recommend this B & B for couples or a family as it is both friendly and a large home. They have two small if not one of them very round dogs, one pug and one rat terrier, both VERY well behaved little animals and a cat as well that is just as round as it is tall. Very sweet well natured animals. The pets are not allowed in the rooms and the doors are closed at all times. The rooms themselves are wonderful! I did take pictures and was looking for a way to post them here but cannot find the link. They are rooms you would find at grandma’s house, with the pretty handmade quilts and beautiful windows with privacy shutters. There were both dressers and vanities in the rooms and the bathroom is quite large. There is also an air conditioner in the room; I was SO pleased to see this. Once I figured out how to use it (I don’t have one at home) it was a wonderful think indeed! My husband and I had a fabulous time and will return with happy hearts and empty bellies for Helens cooking!! ¿
4.0 on August 21, 2011
My wife and I recently stayed with Mr. and Mrs. Lietz and we had a superb time. For those disinterested in the hubbub of Leavenworth and want a more local experience we suggest Peshastin as a quieter, quaint getaway. The Lietz B&B was a sweet home located on the river. We were greeted warmly by Mr. Lietz and were escorted into the guest quarters of the house. Now to be clear, this is their home as well as their place of business so it feels like a home. It is not your sterile, personality lacking hotel room. It has all the comforts of visiting relatives and a budget-friendly price point. Our bed and bedroom were just what we needed as we were only spending one night before hiking in the nearby Wenatchee Nat'l Forest. (Normally they require 2 nights stay, but b/c we were trying for a lottery into the park they made an exception. Very kind of them). The sheets were clean, clean towels, it was quiet and lots of light in the morning. Mr. Lietz kindly offered to loan us some inner-tubes to use in the river if we wanted, but the river was extremely cold so instead we visited The Silvara winery just across hwy 2 (another great find!) Mrs. Lietz spared no expense making an amazing breakfast of raspberry dutch babies, eggs, sausage, coffee, juice, etc. It was the highlight of our brief stay there - except for the two of them, of course! With prices sky rocketing in the area the Lietz B&B is a great choice. Keep in mind this is no hotel...this is a Peshastin fixture and the Lietzs' are locals through and through. Thanks for a great stay!
3.6 on May 24, 2011
Cozy B&B just outside of Leavenworth. Verne (the owner) was wonderful and very attentive to us (his wife Helen was visiting their son in Florida and Verne was left to tend to the guest's). He did a great job of making sure that we were happy and comfortable. The breakfast was hearty, the bed was comfortable, and the price was excellent!
3.0 on October 11, 2010
Comfortable, home style. No locks on the bedroom doors, clean. Did expect pets, not known. A little hard to find. Breakfast was great.
5 on September 24, 2010
My husband and I stayed here almost 2 years ago, and we absolutely loved it! Helen and Verne (the owners) are the sweetest people you will ever meet, with lots of interesting stories to tell. Their place is very cozy, and located just mere minutes outside of Leavenworth. The particular night we were there, we happened to be the only ones staying in the house, so it was a really cool experience. It felt like staying at Grandma and Grandpa's house or something. They treated us like family, and in the morning, there was an incredible breakfast waiting for us on the table which overlooks the river. The food was ridiculously good! Everything was homemade from scratch from the muffins, to the canned peaches. My husband and I often talk about how much fun we had, and how much we would love to visit again! If you are considering staying here, don't even give it a second thought.
4.8 on August 04, 2010
We stayed one night in this lovely place. Helen and Verne gave us a terrific time. They are gorgeous! Had a very warm welcome and a delicious breakfast.
4.8 on June 06, 2010
Helen and Verne (and their four legged friends) were more than I could have asked for. They are the most welcoming and gracious people, between drawing out maps for areas of interest to offering me meatloaf when I returned home hungry because most restaurants were closed. I never felt like I was a 'visitor,' but more like a friend. The weather was so nice that after a day of activities, I returned to have a nice glass of wine and a lovely conversation instead of going out to discover the nightlife in town. And don't forget breakfast! Oh goodness, Helen is quite the cook. I only stayed two nights, but I left with two hugs and a warm heart. Cheesy of me, I know! But oh so good.
4.2 on May 18, 2010
My husband and I enjoyed our stay with the Lietz's very much and would stay with them again just for the opportunity to enjoy their company. The good food, quiet neighborhood, beautiful riverfront, and comfortable bed are just bonuses!
4.0 on January 20, 2009
My wife and I were on our way to Winthrop for Xmas and decided to break the journey from SEATAC in a B&B rather than an hotel. Airport delays and bad weather over the pass made our arrival time or even arrival at all in doubt. Mr Leitz could not have been more helpful and accomodating and stayed up until we eventually arrived at 0130 in the morning, with our regular phone calls to update eagerly welcomed. There was adequate parking in the snow and a path had been cleared to the house, with all lights left on to help our arrival. In the morning the breakfast was superb, almost like home in Scotland, but by far the best we have had in the US. The whole experience was exactely as expected and the hosts could not have been any more helpful of friendly. Very many thanks for a supberb start to our Xmas Holiday.
Countryside, Mountains, Small town, Village
Seattle, WA (SEA-Seattle Tacoma) 130 miles
nearest medium sized airport is Wenatchee, 30 miles, served by Horizon airline. Nearest small plane airport is Cashmere (8S2) Courtesy van or free pickup and delivery to/from Cashmere. "We speak flying."
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Three local wineries, inner tubing on the river July through mid Septemb, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery
Helen and Verne
English, French, German
2 Cats , 1 Dog
Travel, The Arts, Flying, Cooking, Cross-country skiing
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian