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Alpen Rose Inn
Ranked #3 of 19 Hotels in Leavenworth
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 6, 2009

We have stayed there a couple of times and both times they were very accommodating and treated us like friends.

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Reviewed December 4, 2009

My husband and I were among a group of senior friends that spent a day in the mountains at Alpen Rose Inn in the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, WA. We were met by a helpful staff member who asked us if we wished a coffee delivered to our room in the morning. The bright open hotel entrance was decorated with all the trimmings of the season. Each of our rooms was done up in charming decor: walls, ceiling, doors. We learned that the decor changes for each season. In the afternoon we shopped and attended an evening concert in the center of town, just a easy walk away from the Inn. An evening dessert and drink added a gracious touch of hospitality. An open organ convinced us we could have a sing-a-long. The bed was comfortable and the fireplace in each room was a treat. A complimentary full breakfast was enjoyed by all before we set out to enjoy the rest of our stay in the charming town of Leavenworth.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed December 4, 2009

3 night couples ski getaway.

Very basic. Do not expect a luxury inn. This is a 2.5 star property. However, we still loved it. And at $130/night, it was not a bad value, though still a bit overpriced.

Very friendly welcome from a Leavenworth townie in a dirndl. Couldn't help but enjoy the irony of an eastern WA local townsperson sporting an elaborate Bavarian getup. Looked more like a Halloween costume on her. She was very nice though! (Could have used a fake German accent to round out the image, though.)

Good room - small and basic, but clean and comfortable. Even had a balcony overlooking... nothing. No flat screen TV or 3 star+ amenities. A very cozy, 2.5 star room. Great shower, especially after a day on the ski slopes.

Location is a bit far from the downtown drag of Leavenworth. However, closer to Stevens (where we were skiing). Watch out for the radar-gun-abusing county coppers that line Route 2 if you go skiing at Stevens. They love busting yuppie Seattle types to bring much-needed $ to their depressed local economies (I got a ticket for 67 in a 60... ridiculous... the road was clear and I was in an AWD car... perfectly safe). But I digress...

The breakfast was great - very basic but great. Also, the desert at night is an awesome little touch. Loved the cake and tea!

Would highly recommend the Alpen Rose to anyone, so long as you aren't expecting luxury, but rather basic, yet comfortable (and slightly overpriced) accommodations shrouded in a wanna-be Bavarian facade. Contrived? Yes. Awesome? I think so.

Couples or families would be fine here. Don't pay more than $130 per night, or you are getting a poor value. I would say this place should be charging about $110 per night.

Also - pool closed in the winter. Bummer. They should heat it and keep it open!

Overall, great place if you come with low expectations.

  • Stayed: January 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2009

This is one of the best places I have stayed at!! The rooms are immaculate and very clean; the staff extremely friendly and the food excellent. From the minute we pulled up into the parking lot to the minute we entered the lobby we were charmed by the Bavarian atmosphere.
I loved the bed and breakfast ambiance and the gorgeous gardens. Everything was so peaceful and relaxing.
Will definitely stay there again!!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 27, 2009

We loved the small town feel of the Inn. The jacuzzi tub and fireplace were very romantic. Suggestion: Bigger coffee Urn delivered to rooms and possibly real creamer. Thanks we had a great time.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 10, 2009

We totally enjoyed our stay. Our room was private, quiet ,and peaceful, and the service was outstanding. Everyone associated with the Inn was attentive and very professional. It was a delightful experience and a great escape.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 17, 2009

My wife and I stayed there over Valentine's weekend, and enjoyed it very much. The decor was nice, there was a nice scent in the lounge, and the breakfast was very good. They had some nice valentine's decorations. Like others, we liked the hot drinks in the morning and the evening dessert. There are a couple of things I would like to point out.

We stayed in room 105, which is next to the pantry. Fortunately, it was not that loud, but it could be. Also, the sound proofing of the rooms are not as good as I would like, but it did not cause any major problems. I usually turn the bathroom fan on and the room fan on to give some "white noise". The heating and cooling system worked very well.

The bathroom had a fairly large counter, which is a nice touch, especially important because this room did not have a sink outside the bathroom.

The hot tub was set to 104 degrees, which is as hot as I have seen a hotel or B&B hot tub. That was too hot for my taste, but that is subjective.

The bed was a bit soft for my taste as well, though I still slept well. Of course, like the hot tub, what someone prefers is subjective.

We were not there to watch TV, so this was not a major issue, but the TV control skipped a lot of channels, but if you turned on the VCR and used the channel control though the VCR, you could get the missing channels.

If you are there in the winter or during a festival and do not want to walk to town, they have a trolley schedule at the front desk. The trolley picks up nearby (I think at the Icicle resort, a short walk from the Inn), and is only 25 cents. That would be a good option if the weather is bad and you don't want to walk to town (and during a festival or holiday weekend, parking in town is difficult).

Also, though it is very easy to get to, it is a little bit hidden from Icicle road, so it would be easy to drive past IF you are looking for the inn visually and not following the maps and written directions.

Overall we really liked it, though I rarely give 5 starts to a place, so 4 out of 5 is pretty good by my standards.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Address: 500 Alpine Pl, Leavenworth, WA 98826-9384
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Location: United States > Washington > Leavenworth
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Leavenworth
#5 Romantic Hotel in Leavenworth
#5 Business Hotel in Leavenworth
Price Range: $131 - $544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Alpen Rose Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Alpen Rose Inn is a beautiful Bavarian style Inn in the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, WA The Inn has 15 gracious rooms, most with fireplaces and some with balconies, and 2 Condo units with one or two bedrooms. The Inn rooms include our full hot breakfast, evening dessert and coffee/tea service delivered to your room each morning. Enjoy the seasonal pool in a beautiful garden setting or the outdoor hot tub open year around. Packages available. ... more   less 
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