The Best Hotels to Book Near the Enchantments, Washington

Get your outdoor fix with a stay at one of the cozy lodges near the Enchantments region in Washington State
Get your outdoor fix with a stay at one of the cozy lodges near the Enchantments region in Washington State | © Greg Vaughn / Alamy
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19 October 2021

Just feed “the Enchantments, Washington” into Google Maps and one thing will strike you – it’s pretty hilly. Part of the Cascade Mountain Range, this lake-festooned region is an alpine wonderland of pristine bodies of water set among polished granite, soaring peaks and blazing larches. If you’re the outdoorsy type, you can’t go far wrong, and we’re here to recommend some top-notch shelter to you for the end of the day with these great hotels – now bookable on Culture Trip.

Hampton Inn and Suites, for chalet chic

Hampton Inn & Suites Leavenworth, WA
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​​The Hampton brand has really leaned into the alpine feel here – with an almost Bavarian offering housed in a chalet-style building. The modern and welcoming lobby leads to airy, contemporary and comfortable rooms and suites, complete with attractive and swish bathrooms. All accommodation includes a complimentary breakfast, too. The Nutcracker Museum is a five-minute drive away – and you’ll be 2mi (3km) from both the Wenatchee National Forest and Leavenworth Ski Hill.

Alpine Rivers Inn, for Bavarian bliss

Alpine Rivers Inn
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The Bavarian vibe continues here – as this guesthouse bids you a big Herzlich Willkommen to Alpine Rivers Inn. On the edge of the Wenatchee River, you’ll be getting a true alpine experience here, but just moments from Leavenworth’s vibrant downtown. The accommodation feels very national park-esque, festooned in wood and taking full advantage of the stunning location. There’s a complimentary – and no-doubt hearty – breakfast, a seasonal outdoor swimming pool and a year-round hot tub, plus all-important wifi.

Bavarian Lodge, for cabin luxe

Exterior of Bavarian Lodge with pink and purple flowers
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Are you detecting a theme here? Perhaps centered on a certain German region? Yep, the family-run Bavarian Lodge combines the charm of a small country inn with all the amenities of a big-city hotel. The cozy and traditional log cabin-style rooms have excellent views, plus oversized beds and complimentary wifi. There’s a homey, wood-paneled pub where you can warm your feet next to the fireplace, in addition to a complimentary breakfast – we’re not sure if there’s any bratwurst, though.

Der Ritterhof Inn, for country comforts

Der Ritterhof Inn, for Country Comforts in Leavenworth_ff02eb0f
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German for “the Knight House,” Der Ritterhof Inn is a charming hotel with an imposing 25ft (8m) knight made from galvanized steel and old car parts standing guard outside. The colorful, countryside-style rooms will put you in an alpine mood with all the in-room amenities you require. There’s a heated outdoor pool – thankfully – with stunning alpine views, complimentary hot breakfast, high-speed wifi and very friendly service.

Howard Johnson by Wyndham, for Cascade chalets

Chain Hotel
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Howard must be a very amenable guy, because this chalet-style hotel – in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains, 1mi (1.6km) from Leavenworth Golf Club, and an eight-minute walk from Enchantment Park – is very welcoming indeed. The colorful, traditional rooms are comfortable and well appointed, with upgraded iterations offering a fireplace; meanwhile, the heated outdoor pool overlooks the stunning landscape. There is a generous and complimentary buffet-style breakfast – and free wifi, too.

Icicle Village Resort, for alpine luxury

Icicle Village Resort, for Alpine Luxury in Leavenworth_4bc41b76
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This pretty resort – nestled on the edge of the park – has evolved from a simple 66-room hotel when they opened in 1992, to what is now Leavenworth’s only full-service resort, featuring amenities such as a full-service alpine spa, a games room, outdoor pool, hot tub, miniature golf, movie library and pet-friendly rooms. Speaking of rooms, the accommodation is well appointed and warmly decorated, with some stunning views.

WorldMark, for adventure seekers

Gardens, pond and pool at WorldMark Leavenworth
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Excellent bratwurst and stunning mountain views – what more could you want? Well, how about spacious, modern and attractive two-bedroom resort suites, a full kitchen with dining and living areas, a cozy fireplace and an outdoor BBQ? Not to mention the two heated outdoor pools and hot tub, a tennis court, a well-equipped fitness center, hiking, swimming, camping and river tubing in the summer – and skiing and snowboarding in the winter. Phew. Now, you’ve just got to figure out how to squeeze it all into your itinerary.

Fox Den Bed and Breakfast, for rustic relaxation

Fox Den Bed and Breakfast, for Rustic Relaxation in Leavenworth_70ed0a38
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This family-owned, hillside bed and breakfast has sweeping mountain views and seems to have considered every detail in order to make your stay cozy and relaxing. Snuggle up in your private suite, enjoy the beautifully landscaped grounds, take a short hike up the hillside for even more breathtaking views – and then fill up the next day with a hot breakfast, featuring omelets, muffins and crepes or a breakfast basket. There’s also a library and complimentary wifi available.

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