Just 4 miles from town up the Icicle River...smack dab in the middle of some of the best outdoor adventures in Washington. Walk out your door and hike, bike, climb, boulder, kayak or fish. Relax on the deck and watch the birds at the numerous feeders or the deer that frequently snack and nap in our little oasis. Pop into town for shopping or dining...just minutes from the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth. Kick back and relax for a romantic evening in our suite overlooking the Icicle River. Then, soak in the hot tub for the perfect end to your day of adventure.
Icicle WilderNest is a 2 1/2 story timber-framed house. Lilly-Anne and Dave live upstairs and the suite is located in the lower half of the house with a separate entrance. There is a private deck off this entrance with table and chairs for outdoor dining. We like to give our guests as much privacy as possible. Other than Lilly-Anne and Dave, there are no other guests around. So you are guaranteed lots of privacy.
Open March through December. Guests must be capable of walking up a primitive trail to access the suite.
Our suite includes:
Queen bed w/ Beauty Rest Mattress sleeps 2
Private bath with shower
Dining table and chairs
Microwave, Toaster, Coffee Pot
TV (Roku device for streaming channels), DVD player
Free Wifi (HDMI cable with TV for streaming)
Private Deck with propane BBQ (grill and one burner),
Outdoor table with umbrella and chairs
If you are looking for something away from the crowds and noise of town, Icicle Wildernest is perfect! This was our second stay and we had a blast. The room is very comfortable and the owners are very nice. We LOVE the hot tub - hot tubbing in the snow is amazing! We could not recommend this location more for couples.
A perfect place to get away from the town bustle. Quiet. Serene. Very neat and clean. Slept like a baby. Would stay again for sure.
Icicle Wildernest is a beautiful property situated just outside of Leavenworth and nestled amongst the mountains. It's a fantastic place to rest at the end of a day of shopping, kayaking, or hiking. Lilly-Anne and Dave were super! They respected our privacy so much we hardly knew they were there. Lilly-Anne told us of a couple of different hikes we might take. Both were beautiful and gave of us a real flavor for the mountains and the Icicle River Gorge. We also found the Hawaiian theme of our suite really quite pretty. The cleanliness of the property was impressive. It was a very memorable vacation and we hope to come back again. Lastly, very affordable room-rate! The worst part came when it was time to leave!!
oh, my, god! this was the best place I've ever stayed at. i highly recommend this place if you like peace and quiet, along with the luxuries of being at home. the owners were very kind, friendly and attentive, yet let us have our space to enjoy our honeymoon as well. My wife and I will definitely be coming back to this resort in our future together. It was set in the most perfect location, and the most unique, perfect decorations that gave this place the best character I've ever seen in any resort.
The Wildernest suite was perfect for my husband and I. It was private and beautiful. Lilly Anne was a gracious hostess and made sure the hot tub was ready for us every night and that we had fresh ground coffee in our suite. We love to hike and climb around Icicle creek, but we also like to go to town to enjoy the German cuisine and this suite was in a perfect location no more than 15 mins from town. Thank you for letting us enjoy your little slice of heaven.
Very nice and quiet. I would definitely recommend this if you are on a budget. The only gripe I have is there is really no cookware and cook utencils and only 2 plate sets. But it is gorgeous outside and it's very nice to have a hot tub.
Great location for trail / mountain hikes and close to Levenworth shops. The owners were also very friendly. Thanks
Icicle Wildernest was a fantastic choice for our first visit to Leavenworth, Wa., and the surrounding areas. Nestled in the Cascade Mountains, it is a beautiful location. Lilly-Anne Wilder and her husband are welcoming and take great pride in their property. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay.
I chose this cabin based on price, knowing they did not have a kitchen & that we would be going out to eat, but hey, that's part of the Leavenworth experience, the food & the locals. It was nice to have a break from cooking. This is a downstairs daylight basement room with a bathroom, and your own porch. along the right side of the house is private & for guests to use. There is a jaccuzzi on the back deck. It was perfect after a long day of playing outside. The cabin is owned by a couple who live upstairs, they are mellow & attentive to your needs & privacy. The Icicle Creek River is across the road very close & pretty easy to climb down to the rock, or drive up the road for more hikes & views. Its about 8mins from town & a beautiful drive. We would highly reccomend staying here, the price is great & wil keep us coming back for long stays. Book them for your next romantic get away! perfect for 2.
When we arrived, Dave was nice enough to greet us and show us around, but Lily-Anne could barely say "hello". My wife and I both felt like she didn't want us there and that we were an inconvenience to her. We enjoyed the scenery and the hot tub was nice to soak in. Saturday night we went to bed around 11:00 and were rudely woken up around 1:00 am and again at 2:30 am to stomping and slamming right above our bed. We decided that obviously there was some drama going on between them and it was affecting my wife and myself. We packed our bags and left around 3:00 am! I don't think they should be running this type of a business out of their house if they are going to allow their affairs affect paying customers! I found the experience to be very rude and a waste of my money!!! Never again will I stay there again! I think they need to read their own website and honestly evaluate how paying guest are treated by themselves.
We had a fabulous time at Icicle Wildernest. We could not be happier with the accommodations and are very much looking forward to coming back in the near future. So relaxing!!
This is a quiet, cozy place that was great for the winter season. It's in a great location, not far from downtown Leavenworth. It was new for me- I've stayed in hotels and camped but never stayed in a vacation rental. My boyfriend and I had fun and it was a great experience!
My Husband and I just spent 3 days at Icicle WilderNest and were very happy. The room was very comfortable and clean and had eveything we needed. The view from the windows were beautiful. Please be aware that this is a room and not an individual cabin, with that being said it was worth the money and very enjoyable.
Beautiful setting. Comfortable, very clean commendations. Had everything we needed to be comfortable. I would stay there again.
My mother and I just got home from an incredible stay at the Icicle Wilderness Vacation Rental and I couldn't be happier with the experience that we had. We came up for the salmon festival. We felt at home from the moment we walked in until the moment that we drove off. We were given nothing less than first-class treatment. Lilyanne and Dave are very knowlegable of the Leavenworth area. They can tell you some of the best places to go for outdoor activities from going on a hike, rock climbing, bouldering, x-coutry skiing to just kicking back, relaxing and having a great meal. The room is very cozy, clean and comfortable. It's provided with a small refridgertor, microwave, coffee maker and many more essentials to make your stay feel like home. They also provide free wifi which for me was very important. I was glad to know it was there when i needed it. The bathroom only has a shower, but that's ok because they have a nice big hot tub that you can soak in on the deck which also has a wonderful table with a gas fire pit in the middle of it. There is a beautiful view of the sleeping lady moutain. Lilyanne says, that sometimes you can see moutain goats on the side of the moutain. It was great to get out there and breath the clean, fresh moutain air. If your going to leavenworth, I would absolutely recommend this place. I give it 5 stars, I don't think you can find a better more relaxing hideaway. We hope to return soon
We had a wonderful weekend getaway here. It was cozy, clean and romantic :-) loved that it was close enough to town but far enough to get that cabin feel. We would recommend this place for couples that want to to get away from all the stress and traffic. One of the best mini vacations my boyfriend and I have had in long time.
Lily & her husband were wonderful hosts. They gave us our privacy but were available if needed. Clean, cozy, romantic & affordable. Loved using the hot tub each evening. They own the lot next door which is wooded & beautiful. A short walk down the street & your at a hiking & climbing area. We hope to come back soon.
This was a perfect home base away from home for a couple of days of relaxation in Leavenworth after our backpacking adventure through the Enchantments. The location for us was perfect -- 4 miles outside of downtown Leavenworth, up the Icicle Road, where all the hiking trailheads for the Enchantments are also located. We really enjoyed being a 5 minute drive from town -- close enough for frequent visits, yet far enough away from the Bavarian madness for relaxation. The setting could hardly have been better: Nestled in Ponderosa pine and big leaf maple, just across the road from the Icicle Creek, we really felt like we could check out and just relax. (Note: The property is located across the street from the water, not right on the water, as we assumed when we booked. Though this turned out to be just fine for us!) The guest room itself is the bottom level of the cabin that owners Lilly-Anne and Dave built for themselves a decade ago, and live in. The cabin is gorgeous in a homey, artsy way, and the guest room is decorated showing their love of the Hawaiian islands (which we loved, my husband being from Hawaii), full of little unique details and artwork. The room includes the "canopy" bed, sofa, coffee table, dinette set, flat screen TV (movies, no TV), small fridge, mini kitchen set up, bathroom (shower, no tub), separate entrance, hot tub (not currently listed on their website, but a welcome surprise!). We hear they are still putting the finishing touches on some outdoor living spaces, which will really add to the value of the guest room. No "room service" per se for our 3 day stay, but Lilly-Anne did deliver us more coffee for our last morning. :) (We preferred the no room service). Overall, we had a really pleasant stay, thought the price was super reasonable, enjoyed meeting the Wilders, and would highly recommend this guest room to: couples, adventure-seekers, artsy minded folk, weekenders.
Lovely location on the Icicle river. It was a romantic getaway for us but also a perfect base for hiking. Dave and Lilly-Anne are welcoming hosts. Ask Lilly-Anne about wildflower hikes if you come in the spring!
We had a wonderful weekend at the Icicle WilderNest in June. Lilly-Anne and Dave are great hosts. The unit has everything you need and the location can't be beat. You can fall asleep to the sound of the river across the street.
I had booked this cabin months before breaking up with my girlfriend, (hate it when that happens)! I debated on not going but I'm so glad I did. What a lovely oasis! This place is impeccably clean, with the attention to fine details not normally found in a cabin. The subtle nuances of serenity are on the property everywhere! Lilly-Anne and Dave (the owners) do live upstairs so technically you are sharing the building. However, the only time I saw them was when I introduced myself to them simply to tell them how lovely the place was;) During my two day stay I always felt like I was by myself (which was great). The hot tub is on their back deck, but I had no problem with the "closing optional" choice...talk about relaxing... This is a romantic place and couples would definitely enjoy the canopy bed, hot tub, peace & quiet, etc. Wi-Fi and BBQ worked flawlessly, as did everything else. One thing to note: this is not smack dab in the town of Leavenworth, but a few miles further down the road. I was happy to not have to worry about all that hustle and bustle. You need to be HERE. You won't be disappointed!
Great location, quaint accommodations and a good price. What's not to love?! While there are *technically* people that reside upstairs in the same building, we felt we had the place to ourselves for the entirety of our stay. We rarely heard them and never even saw them. Very cool spot
We had an awesome experience. While the inside was lovely, the outside is magnificent. Little trails around the property give it so much character. We enjoyed the hot tub (sparkling clean) and star-gazing! The property is also situated across the street from a crystal-clear, rocky river, and overlooks the ridge which had three mountain goats living on it! The owners provided binoculars in the room, and we couldn't get enough spying on those goats- so cool. Speaking of the owners, the room was immaculate and prepped when we got there. It was late at night and we could let ourselves in, which was nice. We met Lily-Anne (side note: she has lots of her art in the room, a nice touch!), and she was friendly but basically disappeared after we requested some ice and she delivered. We really felt secluded, which was awesome. This was a private and gorgeous retreat; and we definitely recommend it to couples looking to get away from the hustle and bustle!
Had a great time , everything was like perfect, nice little get away, thanks again. Would recommend this to couples who want to get away, at a great price.
We had a SUPER-FANTASTIC time. The view is simply gorgeous. The Owners are GREAT! We will be back, again and again. This really is a GREAT Secluded location. We truly enjoyed ourselves. Thank you Dave and Lily-Ann for going the extra mile! You have done an AWESOME JOB!!!
We have been staying at Wildernest for the past 3 years. We were lucky to find this little slice of heaven in Icicle Creek. The studio is big enough for two with a main room and bathroom. The main room has a bed, couch, table with two chairs, flat screen tv, wardrobe, and a selection of plates, cutlery, coffee maker, and toaster. The bathroom has a shower and is tastefully decorated. The bed is comfortable and beautifully decorated with a undulating fabric ceiling (a must see) and gorgeous comforter. The house above the studio has been built by the current owners and showcases their artistic talents. The grounds of Wildernest are well tended and show off the beauty of Icicle Creek Canyon. The hot tub behind the main house is a welcome addition. Robes,slippers, and towels are provided, although swimsuits are optional. The Wildernest is conveniently located a short walk from the Snow Creek Trail parking lot. Each night, we walk the road to the lot to watch the sun set upon Snow Creek Wall and during the day the Snow Creek Trail provides a gateway to the Enchantments. Leavenworth is our favorite mountain town. It is a German-style town set among the mountain ranges of the Cascades. It is a short trip into town to try amazing German fare and window shop. Each year that we've stayed at Wildernest, we have seen the studio change and evolve. They have added a deck and BBQ, replaced furniture, and added art to the room. The owners live in the house above, but we have never felt that their presence has taken away from our quiet, personal experience. They are always available to answer our questions (they are kind and knowledgeable about the area), but they are never intrusive. We look forward to our next stay at Wildernest!
My wife and I stayed here for our 10 year anniversary. It was super clean, nicely decorated, close to great outdoor adventures and Leavenworth. The landscaping and the hot tub are wonderful at the end of a day exploring the trails and lakes nearby. The property provided everything you could need from dishes, Wi-Fi, even robes for the hot tub. It was wonderful we will definitely come here again. Thanks Matt & Kristina
Gabe and I had a wonderful time. We really enjoyed the space, that wasn't to cramped. We had plenty of space for our clothes and enjoyed the bed with the lights and curtain. I personally enjoy the nautical theme and art that surrounded us. We loved the privacy and the hot tub also. Gabe and I enjoyed the town and all of the wine, the river and biking too. The location of the cabin was perfect, not to far or close to town. We had a lovely time and plan on return within the next year. It's our little secret that we only share with good friends.
This place was absolutely wonderful! My boyfriend and I came here for our one year anniversary. It was exactly what we were looking for. The place is super clean cozy and relaxing. We would definitely love to come back here again for another great getaway weekend!!
This was a perfect getaway spot for a couple. Very warm and inviting, and we had complete privacy. The hot tub was heaven! I'd gladly stay again.
My husband and I rented the unit for Octoberfest weekend. The bedroom is artfully decorated and clean. I like that we have our own private entrance. The shrubs and trees around the property makes it feel like you're in the enchanted woods. There are trails that go up the hill and we explored that a little. It's just so serene and beautiful especially in autumn. Leavenworth is a charming town. We had a great time wine, cheese and chocolate tasting. The property is a little bit of a drive to town but if you have your own vehicle, it's not a problem. The drive actually is very lovely with the mountains, trees and river to gaze at. It was indeed a relaxing stay and would definitely be back for next year's Octoberfest.
We stayed at the Icicle WiderNest rental because Leavenworth is beautiful this time of year with all the lights and snow with the mountains as a background. However, this does come at a cost the little town is a madhouse and simple small hotel rooms filled with loud people at all hours can coast upwards of 200 dollars. Well, here just about 4 or 5 miles off the beat and path is a cozy quiet retreat at half the price and there are nice little personal touches too. The weekend we were there we got dumped on with over a foot and half of snow and they were always out clearing the path and deck of snow and also dugout around our car so we could get out and on to the road.
My husband and I stayed 2 nights here in December. It was our first time visiting Leavenworth and we had a wonderful time! Icicle Wildernest was just as advertised; cozy and quaint! The room was much nicer than a hotel and costs less. We liked that fact that the room had it's own entrance. It was very private. There was also a welcome packet on the table including maps, restaurant menus, etc. Very helpful! I also didn't mind the fact that it was outside of town. The drive only takes a few minutes and it was a gorgeous drive. We are already wanting to come back!
If you're single or a couple, looking for a nice place to relax or just get away, this is it! The room is very well thought out, very clean, and most of all, you're able to relax and enjoy yourself. The owners are very nice and non-intrusive. You have immediate access to viewing the surrounding mountains, the river and it's majestic and calming sound, as well as several trails to go hiking on.
This place is so beautiful. The room was amazing along with the view. I can't wait till we can come back so glad we found this spot. It was very private the owners make sure everything you would possibly need was available to you.
I enjoyed my stay. Beautiful room, very clean and I enjoyed the ambiance. I would have liked a small kitchen or a way to prepare food. They provided a grill which I didn't notice ahead of time, but grilling food is a bit limiting. Everything else was provided which made staying here very nice if you don't mind bringing food from town or going into town for meals. I loved the location, the energy of the space was lovely. There was plenty of space to work/eat/lounge and sleep. The amazingly comfy bedding and bed were the highlight for me!! This location was a great value too!! I'll stay here again for sure!
Great place to stay if you want to get away from the busy Leavenworth traffic. Super quite, all you hear is the river. It is a bit of a walk up, but nothing we couldn't handle. Will stay again.
The Icicle Wildernest cabin was a much needed peaceful getaway. The cabin is cozy, charming, and immaculately clean. Everything we needed was in there. Wonderfully decorated with really cool original art from the owner. A little off the beaten path, but still a great location. Not too far from the downtown area, and minutes from a really fun horse trail ride at the Sleeping Lady. We highly recommend it!
location is good. room is nice and very clean. we like the hot tub and the private garden. we enjoy to stay there. just you need to carry your luggage with steps. And very nice and helpful owner too
Great little suite, Stayed here 2 nights while in town for a wedding. Great location, very quite, Would recommend to those who are looking to get away and relax for a few days. Will definitely be the first place we look to book when we return to this area again.
Just returned from a trip to Leavenworth celebrating our 8th anniversary and stayed the weekend at the Icicle Wildernest. The property is immaculate, the room size and function were perfect for a couple. Its a few minute drive to excellent hiking in the enchantments and its a few minutes from town. The room is beautifully decorated and the bed is super soft. The attention to detail for the furnishings and the notes from the owner were amazing. The private hot tub was a highlight for us. Views of the mountains and wildlife from the back deck...perfect. Very private stay and enjoyed every minute of it. Cant wait to go back.
Great place to stay for 2, in a quiet piece of wilderness not far from town. We had a great time, just wish the hot tub was covered to fight the rain! :)
The cabin is beautiful, it's a good place to get away and enjoy the surroundings. My husband and I recommend this cabin. Love it !!!
Great location, charming feel and great accomodations by the owners. Important to note this is not a condo or cabin, but a downstairs in-law unit. Very nice, but worth noting.
The outdoor views were amazing, unlike anything I've seen. The little room we were tucked away in, was quite and quaint,most importantly clean & comfortable. We were impressed by the hospitality we were given, as the owners were quick to ask if we needed help carrying anything up the adorable pathway.They are genuinely friendly people yet they respected our privacy. We very much enjoyed the hot tub which we used after our long walk around Icicle Loop. The owners gave us a tip on where they go out to eat. Great food, & a beautiful setting as well. The rate of our room was affordable, which we greatly appreciated. It was one of our best anniversary get aways & we've had 28 years of experience. Thank you for the refreshing stay, Kelly Weeda
We had the BEST time! Everything was perfect and beautiful! The cabin is fabulous! Can't wait to come again.
We LOVED our stay at Icicle Wildernest. It was very private, quiet and cute! We spent a great deal of time on our own private deck listening to the river and enjoying the breeze and watching the hummingbirds. We were also able to access the river across the road which was wonderful during the hot days. Thank you Lily-Anne and Dave for being wonderful hosts.
Exactly what were looking for! Close to town, access to hot tub and privacy. Bed was comfy and loved the touch of local products.
Great first experience using Flipkey to find a rental. The rental is wonderful, well equipped, very comfortable and charming. Great location to everything Leavenworth has to offer, just a few minutes to town and close to trails for hiking. We have stayed in town on other visits to this area but we much preferred this rental to a hotel. The scenery was beautiful, the air smelled great, and the owners are very respectful of the guest's privacy. The deck and the hot tub were fantastic. We'll be back!
Very nice hotel, very comfortable. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We were very happy with the hotel and the facility there.
The other reviews we read were the reason we stayed here and they were spot on. Other than an initial meeting with the owners when I texted with a parking question we had complete privacy. The room was comfortable and everything we needed included. We spent time in Leavenworth during the afternoon and evening and then brought food back to the room. The microwave, toaster, small fridge made it easy to relax in our room and not feel the need to leave unless we wanted. It was an easy drive less than 10 minutes and we were in downtown. We didn't take advantage of the hot tub as planned but it was in a nice private area at the back. We were surprised to see robes and slippers provided. We will probably stay here again for our next Leavenworth visit.
We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful place. Sweet, quiet lodging. Very comfortable. Real close to the enchantments. Great views of the surrounding terrain. Great value and tucked away from the bustle of crowds.
If you’re looking for a quiet getaway with a soft bed, this is your place. It’s situated outside of town away from the hustle and bustle, but close enough to get in some shopping, sightseeing or maybe dinner. The hosts live on the top floor but you wouldn’t know it. Unless you need something, you are left alone.
This was exactly what we needed. A great place, the owners are extremely nice people that you don't even know are there. The scenic views are breath taking, very close to Leavenworth and the rental is cozy and comfortable. If your looking for a breath of fresh air, comfort and a great price this is it!
Absolutely lovely stay! The place was cozy and charming. The location was perfect: a short drive to all the shops and restaurants in Leavenworth but also close to so many wonderful nature sites! I had a great time and would definitely recommend to anyone!
My boyfriend and I had an awesome stay at WilderNest July 14-16. Very cute and clean suite private from everything else. We didn’t get a chance to use the hot tub as the weather was schorching hot but it’s nice to know we could have if we wanted to. Very easy check in and check out-you just show up and leave lol. Easy parking right off the main road and the trail up to the suite is short and well lit with lights at night time. Nothing bad to say. Wish we were still there!
We had a great stay here! The space is beautifully decorated and the hosts anticipated all our needs. There are cooking and dining essentials and access to an outdoor BBQ grill with a hot plate, and a private hot tub. The space is gorgeous and the sheets, towels, and ambiance are all so comfortable. We can't wait to come back! The hosts are available and friendly while respecting your privacy, and they have all sorts of information on hikes, restaurants, and things to do in the area in a small binder.
Our stay was just perfect. It was very very clean and lilly-anns Hospitality was great as well !! She came right down to fix the cable !! Would love to see them upgrade the mattress it was way to soft but we managed !! We hope to visit again !!! It was so relaxing!!!! Thanks again friends!!!
This property is the perfect quiet, cozy, and romantic get-away. We enjoyed the hot tub and appreciated the soft robes that were provided too. The river is across the road and you can enjoy the sound of it when you walk out the door. Parking is off the main road and then you walk up the rock steps/path to the house. The path is well lit at night too. Just an fyi...cell service (T-Mobile) was lacking. Nothing the home owners can fix. It's T-Mobile.
Great place for a romantic weekend. Clean, had everything we could have asked for, hot tub was perfect
I thoroughly enjoyed my stay. There were ammenities that we didn’t even realize were needed and yet they seemed to magically appear when necessary. Very romantic getaway...I even enjoyed the “overly soft” mattress.