Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Seattle Weekend getaways

We try to spend every other weekend at Poofys, which leaves mid-week and the other weekends for Poofy's to be rented out for others to enjoy. www.airbnb.com/rooms/8884478 for all the details.  Poofys sleeps 8 comfortably, perfect for 2 families, ladies weekend or a quiet family getaway.


My weekend starts with a snow shovel workout and snowball prepping.


Followed by turning on the sauna...


Maybe a walk through the neighborhood to visit friends.


Or a hike up Bee Hill (just found out it has a name).



 Usually a check in at the river.


The best friends to bring up to Poofys are the ones that surprise you by pulling out a little stove and making hot chocolate on a snowy trail!

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

January in and around Leavenworth

Here's a short list of things to do in the winter around Leavenworth besides playing in the powder up at Stevens Pass.


Hit the Leavenworth Ski hill for inner tubing action, snowshoeing, fat bikes, sledding and as well as skiing and snowboarding on a smaller hill.

New this year to Leavenworth, Ice Skating.

Timbrrr Music festival takes place January 24-25, great bands to check out both nights.

Didn't get your reindeer fix? Visit the Leavenworth Reindeer farm.

Leavenworth's holiday lights stay up until February 14th. You'll be glad you missed the December crowds. 

Sleigh rides and SnowMobile tours leave from the Mountain Springs Lodge, just 3 miles from Poofys. They also have a gift shop, coffee shop, lunch grill and a lovely Sunday Brunch. You need to book ahead for dinner reservations.

The friendly folks at Plain Hardware can set you up for hitting the Nordic ski trails and snow shoe trails in Plain that start right across the street.  

Lake Wenatchee has more Nordic ski trails and snow shoe trails. There is Ice Skating at the golf course at Kahler Glen.  

Wildflours restaurant is not to be missed. A seasonal menu that features housemade pasta. It's also at Kahler Glen.


Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Country Roads Leavenworth


Photos from the passenger seat!


The Chiwawa Loop Rd, just as you leave Shugart Flats
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Crossing the river!




Quick look at the river facing west.


Looking out the kitchen window...hopefully next time we are here there will be snow!


Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Thanksgiving Vacation Rental in Leavenworth

Poofy's is available to rent over the Thanksgiving Holiday! Sleeps 8 comfortably. The kitchen is well stocked to cook up a feast or hide out and relax.


 Cozy at the breakfast bar.


 Cuddle by the wood stove.


 Take a walk in the yard.


 Read a book or 2 or 3...


 Hang out on the balcony.


 Sleep in.


 Hide out in the loft.


 Play some games.


Put your feet up.


Bbq and enjoy the sauna.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

24 hours in Plain Wa....



After a busy summer, we had a quick fall cleaning trip over to Poofys.


Pot belly stove is ready for campfires on the cozy patio.


Patio lights are up for those early fall evenings.


We had to test the sauna and patio lights...everything is working beautifully.


Fall is starting to show its colors along the Wenatchee river as we crossed the bridge into "downtown" Plain.


...crazy to have a september brushing of snow at Stevens pass.


A quick stop to play in the first snow of the season. When we first bought Poofys 5 years ago , the first snow didn't fall until Christmas eve! We are ready for a nice long snowy season.


A trip to over the pass is not complete without a stop at Wildflours restaurant at Kahler Glen golf course on Lake Wenatchee.  Deliciousness.....

Monday, August 26, 2019

Summer in Leavenworth


What a beautiful summer! Here's some shots of Leavenworth I took at the beginning of summer. We had a full summer of bookings and I am looking forward to finally getting in  a few days this week!







So many photo opportunities!


 Have you been to the pump track yet?


My all time favorite rock'n'roll intratrument? The accordian!!!!



Friday, June 7, 2019

Spring in Leavenworth


A picture perfect first ride of the season a couple weeks ago. Here's the hi-lites from Freund Canyon in Leavenworth.


So, it was more of hike up than a ride up for my tired and out of shape 50 year old body.


I felt no guilt in stopping to photograph the wild flowers.


Somebody has to do it and it wasn't going to be my teenager that was napping at the top waiting for me to get there.




I thought the bike needed a little break. 


Made it to the top, which means "let the downhill fun begin!"