Whiskey River Retreat – A Cozy Family Cabin

We found the sweet Whiskey River Retreat river view cabin on VRBO. We had plenty of space, as there was just the three of us and the cabin can sleep ten. The home is located in a community, so I should note that you aren’t in an isolated spot, there are a lot of other cabins around you. The perk to this is there is a community playground available, though we couldn’t use it as there was a lot of snow while we were there!

Whiskey River Retreat welcome
main floor bedroom
fireplace in main floor bedroom
Whiskey River Retreat bedroom
bedroom 2
bedroom 2 view 2
other side of bedroom 2
upstairs bath

The cabin is nestled in trees with a view of the river. The place has a very homey feel and is decorated nicely. I appreciate the little details, the whale shaped pillows in the ‘kids’ room, the little wooden duck at the top of the stairs, the canisters filled with hot cocoa, sugar and coffee. I travel with coffee, but had run out. I was very happy to see they had coffee on hand!

There is one bedroom downstairs as well as a bathroom, laundry room, living room, kitchen and dining room. There is a wood burning stove, which we didn’t use, but it’s nice to have it there in case one loses power in a winter storm. There are two bedrooms and one full bath on the second floor and every bedroom has a flat screen TV. The bedroom downstairs even has a portable fireplace.

view from kitchen to dining

The kitchen has a coffee maker, toaster, dishes, utensils, pots and pans, etc. And though we didn’t do much cooking as we were only there two nights, it was nice to have that option.

living room

The Whiskey River Retreat also offers high speed internet and Cable TV. I thought it was a very nice touch that each room’s T.V. was hooked up to Netflix with a cabin account so you could easily access it. Another nice touch was the shampoo, conditioner and shower gel that was supplied in the bathrooms. They smelled really good, the conditioner was coconut!

icy driveway

This is a very sweet cabin, tastefully decorated and a great option for a family or group. The only thing I will caution you about is its location. Although its address is Leavenworth, it is a windy twenty-five minute drive to town. This is not a problem if you only intend to go in once or twice, especially if you’re visiting when the roads are clear. While we were there the driveway was extremely icy.

If your main objective is to hang out in Leavenworth shopping, and eating, etc, this isn’t the best location. However, if you really just want to find a comfortable place to relax with your family, close to the gorgeous Beaver Valley, the lakes, and the fun Plain Hardware Store, this is a great option!  Read more about Plain Hardware in my review of the town of Leavenworth.

milo sled
Looking toward river

Our son loved that there was a sled for him to use.

There is a fire pit out back and a trail that takes you down to the river in a matter of minutes. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Whiskey River Retreat. You can find more information at https://www.vrbo.com/767035 and you can visit their Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Whiskeyriverretreat/.

Happy Travels!

Hollin Stafford
Hollin Stafford

Hollin is originally from California. After obtaining a degree in Sociology she worked as a flight attendant for United Airlines so that she could combine her work with something she’s always loved, travel. Later she found herself in Seattle, WA where she met her husband and went to work in the real estate field.

She moved with her family from Port Townsend, WA to Sintra, Portugal in 2016. They said they’d try it out for a year and never left! Leveraging her U.S. real estate background and the insights she’s gained over the years into Portuguese life, she works with the Brightman Group, guiding international buyers and connecting sellers. She loves her work and finds delight in helping people find their ‘spot’ in the world.

Hollin's passions also include spending quality time with family and friends, seeking out excellent food and writing. She writes in a variety of genres, from YA, to literary short stories, non-fiction and engaging travel pieces. Her current focus is on writing a memoir about what brought her family to Portugal.

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