Whenever friends or family are traveling to Leavenworth (or friends/family OF friends/family), Staci and I get to play "travel agent" and give suggestions on where to stay, where to eat, the best places for wine tasting, and other various recreational activities.With the holidays upon us and lots of great opportunities for weekend getaways to Leavneowrth, I thought I would share some of our travel advice with our blog readers.
Of course we always strongly recommend a visit to Mapel. Actually, we "expect" you to stop by and say hello after receiving all our free travel advice!
Most people like to choose WHERE to stay first, but I suggest deciding WHAT you want to do first because that should influence where you stay. If you know that you want to spend a lot of time in the downtown Leavenworth atea - perusing the shops, trying various restaurants, etc. then you MUST reserve one of the lovely suites at Haus Wunderbar located within walking distance to everything downtown. Oh, and it just happens to be in the same building as Mapel (funny coincidence). You can book your stay through Destination Leavenworth, and make sure to tell them Mapel sent you so we can get our kickback! (seriously, we want our kickback)
If you're wanting more of a romantic getaway or prefer to be farther away from all the happenings, I would recommend staying in one of the fabulous bed and breakfasts Leavenworth has to offer, such as the.Enchanted River Inn
For food, one of our fav'sies is South. And of coarse, you will want to stop by Munchen Haus on Front St for a brat and beer. For dessert, stop by Schocolat for the most amazing hand-made chocolates.
Activities....Staci and I aren't really the "outdoorsy" type, but I know there are plenty of recreational activities listed on http://www.leavenworth.org/ . We prefer activities that involve wine. - there are over 13 tasting rooms in Leavenworth!
Upcoming events include Christkindlmarkt, Christmas Lighting, and Ice Fest. Hope to see you soon!