A Refined Rustic Romantic Ranch Review

Pine River Ranch Bed and Breakfast is situated on 22 alpine acres with towering pine trees and snow-capped mountains—the location is within a trifecta of things to do…just 15 miles west of Leavenworth, WA; 15 miles east of the Stevens Pass Ski Resort, and just a mile to the south of Lake Wenatchee.

The accommodations at Pine River Ranch B&B are comfortable and private, each equipped with their own unique hand-crafted log bed, fireplace and Jacuzzi tub.  There are six suites at the Ranch, four of which have their own private entrances in two different cabin structures—the other two suites share the main house entrance.  During my stay I was able to see four of the six rooms; of those four the Nason and the Natapoc suites seem to be the more recently remodeled…and, bear the names of the surrounding mountains.

Each suite has a small kitchenette, so you can store some snacks in case you don’t feel like leaving the comfort of your room.  If you didn’t bring any snacks, not to worry…you can order up a bottle of local wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, a platter of assorted cheeses, even fresh flowers—all to facilitate a romantic stay.  You can even schedule an on-site, in-room massage if you like.

Breakfast at the Ranch is hearty and delicious…and, served a bit differently than most B&B’s—because the focus is on “romance” they deliver breakfast straight to your room, so you can stay cozied up by the fireplace in your room-supplied plush bathrobe.  Each suite comes with its own coffee pot and espresso machine with three different fresh ground coffees to choose from.

To add to the rustic romance of the Ranch, you can even get married in or around their local landmark circa 1940s dairy barn.  The barn is a wonderful structure with all kinds of character.  The surrounding mountains make a wonderful backdrop for pictures.  The best part is…after the wedding festivities, you can stay put in one of the six suites.

No matter when you visit the Ranch, there is plenty to see and do in/around the area.  The Ranch has trails throughout the property that go right by a pond and to the shores of Pine River. Leavenworth is just 15 miles away and is a fun and eventful area.  Bavarian themed to its core, Leavenworth will make you feel like you’ve been transported thousands of miles away to a small German/Swiss town.  The Wenatchee River runs along highway 2 right through Leavenworth and makes for some great fishing, hiking and exploration  Lake Wenatchee, just a mile away from the Ranch, is a wonderful place for picnicking, hiking, kayaking, boating, fishing, camping or just exploring.

Karen and Tim, two of the proprietors of Pine River Ranch, are the friendliest and most hospitable hosts you’ll come across.   Their love for one another and that of what they do, clearly shine through.

If you’re looking for a secluded, refined-rustic, private, romantic get-away…you simply must check out the Pine River Ranch.

Click the following link to see more of my pictures of the Pine River Ranch Bed and Breakfast in Leavenworth, Washington.  If the Pine River Ranch is booked, click the following links for other B&B’s in the area: Leavenworth WA B&B’s, Leavenworth B&B’s, B&B’s in Leavenworth WA,

Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


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