Things to do

With so many options we'd love to get you started with a few of our favorite places and activities. 

The Mountain Springs Lodge  is just 3 miles down the road on the way to Plain. They have great coffee, a lovely gift shop, wifi, horseback riding, sleigh rides, snowmobiles and zip lines. Book at least a day in advance.
The Old Mill Cafe in Plain is a great diner for breakfast and lunch. Don't miss Plain Hardware next door for great coffee, cool t-shirts, gifts and of course, all your hardware needs. To get to Plain head east on the scenic Chumstick highway toward Leavenworth.  

20 mile hike up the mountains not what your up for? The 20 minute walk to Hidden Lake on the South shore of Lake Wenatchee is a beautiful walk in the woods and the perfect place for a picnic for the whole family ages 1-100.

If its summer time, and you're feeling hot, float down the river! The 2 hour river float starts at Mosquito Flats (middle of Beaver Valley Rd where all the cars are parked), jump out at the Bridge! Don't forget to stop over on the a natural beach below the start of the white cliffs.

For snow shoeing and cross country skiing, stomp all around Poofy's Paradise, or if you're feeling more adventurous, head west on the Chiwawa Loop Road towards Fish Lake. Pull over at the first Sno-Park. Cross-country trails are on both sides of the street.

Lake Wenatchee is 10 minutes from Poofy's and a great place to relax and take in the lively scene. Stevens Pass Resort is around 30 minutes away and a great place to ski and snowboard in the winter, or mountain bike in the summer. Mission Ridge is a touch over an hour away, and perfect on a blue bird winter day.

There are always a ton of fun outdoor recreation activities in Leavenworth and nearby, check out the page for details. There are also almost always great events in Leavenworth like outdoor plays, concerts, the amazing holiday season lights, elves dressed up, and more; click HERE to find the latest. And finally, once you've had your share of Bratwurst and lederhozen, Idlewild Pizza is the place to go -- amazing pizza cooked in front of you in their wood fired pizza oven.

All of this said, perhaps our favorite activity of all is simply lounging around Poofy's Paradise; we've built a few trails that are fun to stroll or ride bikes on. In the winter time, there are a couple different sledding hills on the property. The old Christmas Tree farm is a treat, and there's nothing better than strolling through the neighborhood after a fresh snow. If you keep your eyes peeled, you might see some of the local deer cruising through, or the occasional coyote. And if you're lucky, bob cats, bears and mountain lions are known to sometimes make an appearance in Shughart Flats. Needless to say, keep some distance from those higher up the food chain.