In the midst of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, just a short 2 l/2 hour drive from Seattle, sits a Bavarian town so convincing you may feel you’ve stepped into the Alps. Many Leavenworth visitors come here for the German-styled storefronts, year-round festivals, unlimited sunshine and the beauty of the Cascades in their natural splendor. Located in one of the Northwest’s most scenic regions, Leavenworth welcomes skiers, snowmobilers, hikers, mountain bikers, rock climbers, birders, shoppers and those yearning for a more relaxing pace. In the winter it becomes a winter wonderland of snow-covered trees, icicles hanging from eaves, and hot tubs for two steaming outside hotels and cabins. Enjoy your stay in romantic hotels, B&B’s, intimate dining venues, secluded retreats, or a wonderful family getaway.