Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Leavenworth - Plain Help Needed

News Flash: The Pantry Food Bank Need Our Help

There is a "small" food bank in Plain that provides a very large service for many people. The food bank needs our help. Not just my help or your help; the food bank needs everyone's help. Please follow the link below to read a short but to the point article about The Pantry food bank.


This is very important, so please take a minute or two and read the article, then contact The Pantry or take a donation to one of the drop points listed in the article. Thank you for helping the community.

LE Staff

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Winter Snow Storm Hits Upper Valley

It has been snowing in the Leavenworth Upper Valley, Plain, Lake Wenatchee area since ten this morning. As of nine thirty this evening, snowfall has measured thirteen inches and it’s still snowing.
Making the drive from Leavenworth after the Christmas Lighting Festival tree lighting is pretty good. The County has been plowing the roads to make driving easy. Remember it is winter conditions so driving accordingly and take your time.
For travelers coming to Leavenworth and the Upper Valley, be sure to bring driving directions and a map to get you to your destination. Navigation systems are not accurate maps for the area.
If spending the night, make accommodations before traveling to Leavenworth. Most lodging requires a two night minimum and reservations are normally made long in advance. Reserve you accommodations before traveling to Leavenworth or the Upper Valley.
LE Staff
Sponsor Links:
Featherwinds Lodginghttp://www.featherwinds.com
Leavenworth Chamber - http://www.leavenworth.org

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thanksgiving Special - Featherwinds Leavenworth Lodging

News Release: Issued by Featherwinds Lodging, 10/25/2010

We are currently running a Thanksgiving Special that includes a FREE turkey! This special is for at any one of our lodges: The Country Cottage, The Country Garden Guest Lodge, The Cascade Berry Bunk House, or The Frontier Cabin. Please check out our Specials Page for more information.

Featherwinds Specials: http://www.featherwinds.com/specials.htm
Thanksgiving Specials: http://www.featherwinds.com/specials_thanksgiving.html


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Featherwinds Opens Vacation Rental Home

News Release: Issued by Featherwinds Lodging, 09/22/2010.

Featherwinds original Bed and Breakfast is now the Country Cottage Lodge. Starting December 1st, 2010 The Country Cottage will be available for bookings as a vacation rental. Like all of our cabins, lodges and vacation rentals a two night minimum booking is required.
The Country Cottage is not like other cabins, lodges or vacation rentals. The Cottage features a custom pool (seasonal), outdoor hot tub, three bedrooms each with private bathroom, plus a master suite with in-room jetted spa tub, his and her's vanities, custom catering kitchen, extremely spacious common area sleeping, large dining room tables combined to seat 15 - 16 guests, kitchen bar area with four bar stools and large backyard for summertime fun.
This is the perfect location for family vacations, holiday gatherings or get-aways, reunions and celebrations.

For more information visit us at:

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LE Staff

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Labor Day Weekend Sale

News Release: Chelan County District 9 Fire Department Auxiliary Yard Sale

Chelan County District 9 Fire Department Auxiliary Yard Sale starts Saturday and runs through Sunday until 1:00 pm. Proceeds – donation are for District 9 Fire Department.

District 9 Fire Department uses the donated funds for purchasing new equipment, additional training and continued education, public awareness items and means showing appreciation to the community and fellow firefighters.

The Labor Day Yard Sale is an annual event that has enabled the Fire Auxiliary to make a considerable donation to the Fire Department. Although many Firefighters do assist in set up, gathering donations, loading and unloading vehicles, take down and clean; this yard sale would not be possible without the help and taking charge by the Fire Auxiliary.

Don’t be shy, stop by for fresh baked goods and wonderful and surprise items for sale. Nothing you need? Stop by and make a donation or call 509-763-3034 for information on making donations. Your help is greatly appreciated!

Thank you,

LE Staff



Monday, August 02, 2010

Military Discount – Support Our Troops

News Release: Issued by Featherwinds Lodging, 08/01/2010

Featherwinds “Support Our Troops” webpage has recently been updated. This webpage offers new insight and new links to specials for Military Troops as a way to say “Thank You, we appreciate you serving our country.”

Click to see: Support Our Troops

The Military Discount Special of 15% off regular lodging prices is for a limited time. This special begins August 1, 2010, no rain checks are offered, space is limited, military discount is for only as rooms are available. The discount also applies to reservations at our Lodges, Cascade Berry Bunk House, Garden Guest Lodge and the Frontier Cabin.

For more details regarding the Military Discount Special click the link below:


This is not just any military discount. This is truly showing support for our military troops all over the world. Featherwinds “Support Our Troops” webpage is a must see. It’s short, direct, and to the point.

LE Staff


Friday, July 30, 2010

Support Our Troops

News Release: Issued by Featherwinds Lodging 07/30/2010.

Featherwinds has recently updated our “Support Our Troops” web page. We are extremely proud of our military personnel and the service they provide for our country. In conjunction with our new webpage we are also offering a Military Discount of 15% off bookings here at Featherwinds. Military ID is required to receive the 15% off discount. For more information click the following link: Military Lodging Discount

Or visit our Specials webpage at: http://www.featherwinds.com/specials.htm

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LE Staff


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Lodging Special Extended

News Flash: Issued by Featherwinds Lodging 07/27/2010

Featherwinds is extending the current lodging special for stays at the B and B style Guest Inn and at the original Bed and Breakfast. Receive $50.00 off the second night of a two night stay. This lodging special has been extended and is good for stays from now until August 31, 2010.

For more information go to: Featherwinds Specials Page

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Featherwinds Lodging is located in the Upper Valley, outside of Leavenworth, the Bavarian Town in Washington State. The Upper Valley is also known as the Lake Wenatchee – Fish Lake Recreation Area. This region has four distinct season, all having wonderful high points; perfect reasons to visit time and time again.

LE Staff


Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Featherwinds Blog Is Moving - Url

News Release: Issued by Featherwinds Lodging, 03/22/2010

For over five years, Featherwinds has hosted it’s blog under our domain on our server via Blogger.com. Blogger is discontinuing their ftp service so for the time being our blog will not be uploaded to our server.  Hence the blog url will be changing temporarily if not permanently.

Blogger does offer custom domain on their hosting network at BlogSpot.com. We will be using Blogger’s custom domain services for the time being.  Our “From the Desk of Featherwinds” blog can now be found at: http://featherwinds-lodging.blogspot.com.

Should there be any more changes that occur, we will post the changes to our blog and submit news releases accordingly.

Thank you for your understanding,

Featherwinds Management


LE Staff

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Leavenworth Upper Valley, Snowing

News Flash: It’s snowing in the Leavenworth Upper Valley.

Although it appeared we were in for an early spring, it is snowing in the Leavenworth Upper Valley. Mislead by warmer daytime temperatures, trees budding and bulbs popping, a white blanket covered the ground this morning. It is still snowing but not accumulating very quickly.

This is still winter and snow storms such as this, is not uncommon. If you are traveling the pass, remember to travel with winter conditions in mind. Our weather can change without warning so be prepared. Check weather channels/stations/websites for up to date weather conditions before traveling the pass.

Remember, drive safe and enjoy your travels.

LE Staff


Friday, March 05, 2010

Leavenworth Events – Activities and Events

Who should I contact for a list of activities in the Leavenworth and Leavenworth Upper Valley?

If you are have reservations for lodging in the area, consider asking the staff of the business at which you are lodged. These staff members may know about community activities and events as well as the major events held in Leavenworth and the Upper Valley.

You could also contact the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce and ask for a brochure to be mailed to you. The Chamber website also has a list of events, contact information and maps. The Leavenworth Chamber website is at: http://www.leavenworth.org.

You can also visit our sponsor's website at: http://www.featherwinds.com.

LE Staff


Thursday, March 04, 2010

Leavenworth Events – Question 1 - Tips

This is the first question in our ongoing effort to answer popular questions emailed to Leavenworth Events.

Answers were acquired through surveys and questionnaires.  All answers are include a range based on quality of service however for excellent service it is acceptable to provide a tip in excess of the “high” amount listed.

How much should I tip for services other than food service?

Customary or Suggested Tips:
Concierge: $5 - $10 per use or per day
Concierge – Additional Requested Services: 10% of value (used or not used)
Food service: 5% – 15%
Lodging – Housekeeping: $5 - $10
Lodging – Host/Hostess for B & B’s and Inn’s: $5 - $20 per night.
Parking Attendant: $5 - $10
Street Vendors: 15% – 20% of value
Taxi Cab: $5 - $10 per stop
Wine/Beer Tasting: $1 - $5 per drink

Remember these are just suggestions not requirements nor limits. You should tip as you feel comfortable doing.

LE Staff


Friday, February 19, 2010

Featherwinds Support Our Troops

Featherwinds Lodging has created a “Support Our Troops” webpage.  It is a short dedication to the men and women in the military.

Featherwinds Lodging - “This is a non-political webpage.  We are saying, ‘Thank you for all you have done, for what you do and will have to do in the future’.  The new page is dedicated to all military personnel past and present, to their families and to those that have made the ultimate sacrifice.”

Featherwinds Lodging’s new page can be found at:


Featherwinds – Support Our Troops

If you would like to post a comment in response to Featherwinds new Support Our Troops webpage, please do so here.

Thank you Featherwinds for showing your support.

LE Staff

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Leavenworth Valentines Day Special Update

News Release issued by Featherwinds Lodging – 02/10/2010
Update to original release: No two night minimum booking! One room still available!!

This Valentines Day Special is for Valentines weekend, Friday through Sunday. Book a one night stay (or longer) and you will receive a free complimentary specialty cake. There is no two night minimum booking required. This special is good for one night bookings!.

“The specialty cake is our gift to you and your “date” for Valentines Day celebration. Bring your favorite bottle of bubbly beverage and relax in the evening enjoying a Valentines cake for two delivered to your room.”

For more details click the link below.

Valentines Day Special

This special is for Valentines Day weekend check in anytime after 3:00pm. Check out is by 11:00am. The special is good for accommodations in Featherwinds B & B style Guest Inn and Featherwinds original Bed and Breakfast. You can check availability and book online at:

Book Online!

From Featherwinds Lodging, LLC. 02/10/2010

LE Staff


Thursday, February 04, 2010

Leavenworth Lodging, Valentines Day Special

News Release issued by Featherwinds Lodging – 02/05/2010

This Valentines Day Special is for Valentines weekend, this special is good for Sunday only!. Book a one night stay (or longer) and you will receive a free complimentary specialty cake. There is no two night minimum booking required. This special is good for one night bookings!.

“The specialty cake is our gift to you and your “date” for Valentines Day celebration. Bring your favorite bottle of bubbly beverage and relax in the evening enjoying a Valentines cake for two delivered to your room.”

For more details click the link below.

Valentines Day Special

This special is for Valentines Day weekend check in anytime after 3:00pm. Check out is by 11:00am. The special is good for accommodations in Featherwinds B & B style Guest Inn and Featherwinds original Bed and Breakfast. You can check availability and book online at:

Book Online!

From Featherwinds Lodging, LLC. 02/05/2010

LE Staff


Sunday, January 31, 2010

Chelan County Fire District 9 Annual Dinner

Calendar Event:

Wednesday, February 17, 2010
5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
CCFD9 Annual Dinner
Chelan County Fire District 9 annual dinner. Discuss new equipment, changes to department, future of department, training past and future, meet new members, and discuss up coming fund raisers....
Featherwinds Lodging
17033 River Road
Leavenworth, WA 98826   USA

The dinner is for District 9 firefighters and auxiliary members. If you have not received your invitation, please contact Station 91.

The annual dinner starts off with a short social time followed by a welcoming and meet & greet speech by one of the department’s officers. During dinner there will be a slide show featuring pictures of new equipment, candid photos, photos of training exercises, and much more.

There will be many topics discussed after the dinner hour. Some of the topics are: past and future training, arrival of new equipment, ordering of new equipment, future direction of the department, discuss up coming fund raisers by the Fire Auxiliary and by the Fire Department.

Chelan County Fire District 9 is a volunteer fire department with over 20 firefighter members. The District 9 Fire Auxiliary strongly supports the firefighters by running fund raisers and working with the department to assist in the department’s needs.

“Thank you to District 9 Firefighters and to the Auxiliary for all of their hard work and support of the community.”

LE Staff

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Leavenworth Events – Questions & Info

We have received several emails lately concerning traveling etiquette in the Leavenworth area. We will be answering each question in separate blog posts. If you have a question please feel free to email us at blog@leavenworthevents.com and we will research and post the question and answer to the blog.

If your question is along the lines of “what’s the best restaurant?” or “where is the best place to stay?” we will not answer the question. These type questions are personal opinion type answers and are solely dependant on a persons taste and expectations.

Below is a list of questions we have received so far.

1. How much should I tip for services other than food service?

2. Who should I contact for activities to do in the Leavenworth area?

3. Which navigation system works best in the area?

4. I’ve never driven in snow, are the roads kept plowed?

5. What is the Leavenworth Upper Valley?

6. I have medical concerns but want to visit Leavenworth. Are there hospitals in Leavenworth?

7. Are there areas for novice hikers?

8. We enjoy winter sports, what is there in and around Leavenworth?

9. Are there places outside of Leavenworth for lodging if we don’t want to be downtown?

10. I know there are a lot of festivals and events in Leavenworth through out the year, how can I get a list of these?

If you have any questions you would like answered, please email us at blog@leavenworthevents.com.

Information provided for these questions are partly opinion and also information that is gathered through surveys and questionnaires. The answers are only guidelines and not mandatory actions. We will always try to offer a reference for you to refer to for more information.

LE Staff


Sunday, January 24, 2010

Leavenworth Events – Snow is Falling

News Flash – Snow is falling in the Leavenworth Upper Valley.

Is winter here…again? Lately Leavenworth and the Upper Valley has experienced unusually warm temperatures for this time of year and a lack of snowfall, instead receiving rain. Today all of that has changed. Low temperatures of near twenty degrees, weather reports were suggesting snowfall with the incoming moisture.

As of 12:00 pm, noon, it began to snow.  Ten hours later the snow is still coming down with approximately 4 to 5 inches of fresh white fluffy snow. Unfortunately the snow did not come on Friday providing a perfect winter weekend for those venturing out to Leavenworth.  Instead the snow came as most weekend guests were on their way home or debating as to when would be the best time to leave.

Should this rate of snowfall continue, the Leavenworth Upper Valley could see up to twelve inches of fresh snow by Monday morning.

It appears, that just maybe, possibly winter has returned to Leavenworth and the outlying areas.

Drive care, enjoy the winter, be prepared for winter conditions.

LE Staff


Leavenworth Event District 9 Fire Dinner

News Release issued by Featherwinds Lodging – 01/24/2010.

February 17, 2010 is the date for Chelan County Fire District 9 annual dinner. The dinner will be held at Featherwinds Lodging. Firefighters and Auxiliary members are to RSVP as as soon as possible to the District 9 Fire Association’s Treasurer.

Approximately 120 members are expected to attend the event. The dinner social will include awarding Firefighter of the year, a power point presentation showing high points of the year for the firefighters and a report as to new equipment on order as well as what new equipment and training occurred this last year.

Dinner selection will be a entree choice of Prime Rib or Barbequed Salmon, assorted vegetables, potato and salad. Desserts will be served promptly after dinner with awards ceremony directly following.

It is unsure if there will be a report in regards to the new Firefighter Cadet Program that has just been instituted by Fire District 9.

Please support your local fire district.

LE Staff

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Leavenworth Reviews

As many people have discovered, our Reviews and Comments Pages have become very popular. We have had to re-organize the pages and will finish updating the new pages. Check back to read the new reviews that will be posted.

Even though our guidelines are extremely strict, people have submitted a lot of reviews, overwhelming our reviews staff. Do not let this discourage you from writing a review. We are pleased with the outcome and look forwarding to meeting the challenge of keeping up with posts.

If you are writing a review or comment, please follow our guidelines closely. We do not accept anonymous reviews and are deleted without further consideration or notification.

We appreciate your time and desire to submit a review or comment; keep submitting and we will update our review pages as quickly as possible.

LE Staff 

Leavenworth Reviews

About Leavenworth Events

We have just updated our About Us webpage. This page gives some insight about Leavenworth Events; how long we have been on the internet, who we are and what we do.

Blog posting is a big part of what we do along with information pages regarding the Leavenworth Upper Valley and the businesses in the area. Lodging is a big part of the Upper Valley and we are supported by lodging facilities.

If you wish to contact Leavenworth Events, please go to our contact page and use the appropriate email address. We will respond to your email as soon as possible.

LE Staff 

About Leavenworth Events

Leavenworth Events and Lodging Updates

 We have just updated our home page. Our home page has new sponsor ads and links. We are in the process of updating several pages and will posted links to the updated pages as they are uploaded.

If you have any questions or comments regarding our updates feel free to contact us at info@leavenworthevents.com

We will be updating several pages including our Reviews and Comments pages and our About Us page. If you have questions regarding our ads, please contact our sponsors, not Leavenworth Events.

Le Staff

Leavenworth Events and Lodging

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Leavenworth Events – Hwy 2 Closed!

News Flash!! – News Flash!!

Highway 2 is closed from Coles Corner to west entrance to Leavenworth, WA. A large boulder has fallen onto the highway blocking both lanes. The boulder has been compared to a Semi-truck. The boulder is so large it is blocking from the guardrail, across both lanes to just a couple of feet from the hillside. We were told the Department of Transportation (DOT) will have to blast the boulder into small pieces before it can be moved. This could take several days.

Highway 2 is not expected to be open until late Saturday or Sunday.

If you are planning a trip to Leavenworth this weekend, be aware the detour will add approximately thirty to forty minutes to your travel time.

The detour uses Highway 207, left on to Beaver Valley Highway (old highway 209), up and over Beaver Hill and down the Chumstick Highway. These roads are well traveled whether it is being used as a detour or normal traveling for local residents. Expect delays due to additional traffic and some drivers not knowing the road.

Many hotels are already booked so if you do not have lodging secured, do so before traveling to Leavenworth. Stevens Pass is also expect to be very busy which will add to the number of people requiring lodging.

This weekend is the annual Ice Festival which should be a lot of fun for the whole family despite the closing of Highway 2.

If you have any questions, contact your lodging facility or contact the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce. For road closure information contact the Department of Transportation.

LE Staff


Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Leavenworth Events Reviews Pages

Leavenworth Events new reviews pages have become very popular. Our new submission form has provided a very user friendly system for submitting reviews, comments and notes. If you are interested in writing a review please read our guidelines carefully. Unfortunately, we have had to reject a few submissions, we do not post or acknowledge anonymous submissions. If a post contains an email address within the comment section, the post will be rejected. However an email address is required on the post form for our validation.

If you have any questions regarding the Leavenworth Upper Valley or the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth please send your email to: info@leavenworthevents.com

Or you can send your questions to the Leavenworth Chamber of Commerce. The Leavenworth Chamber website is: http://www.leavenworth.org