The Sleeping Lady Resort


Going to Leavenworth? If so, the Sleeping Lady Resort is the only accommodation I would suggest, it is absolutely amazing. From picturesque views of the mountains, to cozy cabins equipped with all the essentials, mouthwatering meals and plenty of private areas to enjoy the perfect vacation with friends (great for a bachelorette party!), family (so super convenient for the little ones) or perfect a romantic getaway. A quick 5 minute drive from the hustle and bustle of downtown Leavenworth and nestled just far enough away to have complete quiet and hardly any light pollution to enjoy stargazing.

One of my favorite things about this resort is the staff. They will move mountains to ensure you have an enjoyable stay. They think of the little details with popcorn available in the main lobby next to a wall full of board games, to property checks to ensure everything looks great and is perfect throughout your trip, such friendly staff at the restaurant and everyone is always smiling! I would too if I worked for such an amazing resort! Not to mention Guest Services is open 24/7 so you can pop on by should you have any requests during your stay!

Let’s start with the rooms and cabins. They have a range of rooms from smaller 1 bedroom with an alcove to larger rooms with bunks to accommodate larger families. They have private cabins and they even accommodate pets and provided doggie beds, treats, bowls and a leash! If your looking for a romantic getaway, I would suggest checking out their Eyrie cabin that boasts a whirlpool bath and king sized bed. Ours was a romantic getaway so we had a Queen bed along with an alcove to nestle up in with a book and cup of coffee. They are thoughtful when it comes to their footprint and sustainability, ensuring to note helpful details around the room about the lights, energy and water use. I loved the hand-hewn log beds and the down comforters, what a relaxing sleep, we both passed right out and slept like a log!

They have tons of facilities on the property to accommodate all types of groups. From a full library stocked with books and cozy couches, to a large gym room equipped with several machines and tons of free weights. They have a huge games room with a ping pong table, Foosball, pool table and theater stage. They have a chapel, a Grotto Bar with some amazing cocktails, a full spa called the Aspen Leaf spa that accommodates massages, body wraps, facials, ohhhh so relaxing. They also have a sauna, outdoor and indoor showers, O’Grady’s Pantry & Mercantile, gift shop, the list goes on and on! This location is absolutely perfect to host a wedding as well, so serene and quiet, your guests would love it!

Don’t forget to bring your bathing suits as their pool is massive! We loved the hot tub with the stones, it was the perfect temperature, and they even have adults only hours! We went for a late night dip and were the only ones in the hot tub, super romantic and great for stargazing! The temperature was perfect too and the robes were super convenient to walk in back to our cabin!

With your package you can choose to include your meals which we did which is called the Great Escape, and the only way to go! We had a lovely gourmet dinner and a lovely hearty breakfast buffet at the Kingfisher Restaurant & Wine Bar. Chef Christian Mikkelsen and his team did such an amazing job. We sat outside for both to enjoy the beautiful views. The dinner was unbelievable. Not what you would expect from a resort. From warm bread and butter to a massive salad bar, I made myself a delicious spinach salad with bocconcini and artichokes along with some of their prepared salads which they had 2. One was a garden tatsoi with edamame, pea shoots, turnips, cukes, and a Japanese ginger dressing and the other was spinach with hard boiled eggs, pickled red onions, roasted beets, garlic scapes, green beans, dill and green goddess dressing. My fav was the soup, seriously the most amazing soup I’ve ever tried, their corn, red pepper and basil soup. Still drooling. For dinner we had a little of everything. They served a rosemary slow roasted prime rib, sooooo good with the bordelaise and horseradish, served with porcini, the most amazing melt in your mouth Yukon gold potatoes. We also tried the Dijon and parmesan crusted Columbia river sturgeon with chilli and fennel roasted broccolini, rainbow carrots and a garden squash. We also tried the mushroom risotto with chanterelles and mascarpone. Delicious. There were a ton of desserts as well, from chocolate cake, carrot cake, berry and rhubarb crumble (amazing), fresh fruit, tarts, cookies and even gluten free cookies!

For breakfast there was a massive buffet and huge range of items to try. They had 2 types of scrambled eggs, pancakes, bacon, 2 types of sausages, breakfast potatoes and yams, a cereal station, porridge station with berry compote, nuts and seeds. A lovely smoked salmon and toppings area to make lox, yogurt, different types of breads and bagels and a ton of extras. They had about 5 types of syrups, tons of peanut and nut butters, a range of jams to try. All the milk alternatives and juices you could imagine, like hemp, oat and almond milk, passion fruit juice. I could go on and on!

Another great thing about them is the Icicle Fund that they support which enhances the health and quality of all life in North Central Washington by engaging people with arts, history and the natural environment. Their rates start around $289 for a room for 2 with the great escape package. Find out more and book here;

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