My wife Christine and I discovered the Mountain Home Lodge in October, 2000 as a result of a dining alternative recommendation from the Enzian Inn. We were recently engaged and immediately thought, "What a wonderful venue for a wedding!"
Due to a "corporate cancellation" the Lodge was available for the weekend of March 2 - 4, 2001. We reserved the entire Lodge for that weekend, all inclusive, for our family and closest friends. Brad and Kathy Schmidt and Chef Tom Obregon took care of everything except for the flowers. (We didn't need many as the venue is so naturally beautiful.)
Many of our guests spent Friday evening after an incredible dinner enjoying the hot tub and sledding hill. On Saturday Brad took the snowcat up and down the hill several times to bring more guests for the wedding. In leiu of a regular dinner, Tom prepared a phenominal wedding buffet which included an awesome wedding cake!. I may be biased, but it was probably the best wedding I've ever attended!
We make an effort to either stay or have dinner there once a year. We have watched Brecklyn grow up and consider Brad, Kathy and Tom as part of our extended family. We have stayed in just about every room (we have asked for a 'punch card") and cannot say which one is our favorite as we spend most of our time in the spacious dining area, out by the pool, snow shoeing or sledding down the hill.
Chef Tom is absolutely amazing and adds creativity to perfection, utilizing the freshest ingredients available. (I have never liked squash until I tasted his butternut bisque!) Kathy is eager to share recipes with you.
There are not enough stars to rate the Mountain Home Lodge. If the space aliens came down and said "Take us to the nicest place on your planet," it would be the Mountain Home Lodge!
-Christopher Mutchler, Seabeck.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome, you've found Washington's finest romantic getaway! Voted #1 setting of any B&B in the western US. On a secluded 20 acre meadow overlooking the Cascades, and surrounded by forest, a luxurious 12 guest room lodge and cabins combines superb cuisine, year-round variety of outdoor activities, and total pampered relaxation. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Home Hotel Leavenworth