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