Historic Cashmere Farmhouse & Vineyard

Winter snows are beautifulMore winter fun with sleds and snowboardsThe Farmhouse in summerThe front deckFall foliage of 2 giant Black Walnut treesThe "Great Room"A comfy conversation area & French doors to deckThe dining room & table easily seats 16The King bedroomBunk room with full size bedMain floor Queen bedroom with private bath2nd floor Queen size bedroom2nd floor Queen room with ceiling fankitchen has room for 8 to eatfully stocked large country kitchenflower gardens in MayMerlot, Syrah & Sangiovese VineyardThe 1 acre vineyard is in its 3rd yearBBQ on back patio4 hens add to summer funThe Peonies bloom in JuneThe Elk in our yardSummertimeWelcome to Brender Canyon Farmdecorated for the HolidaysBeautiful surroundings & vineyardS\'mores around the fire pit
“ Excellent ”
13 Reviews


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 4
Sleeps: 16
Type: Home
Per night: $275 - $395
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Leavenworth vacation home rental
This beautiful and fully restored 100-year-old farmhouse, built by one of the original pioneers in the Wenatchee Valley, is situated on 20 private acres outside of Cashmere (about 15 minutes from Leavenworth). With about 3,500 sq. ft. over 3 full stories, the working farmhouse includes a huge stone, wood-burning fireplace, all new hardwood floors, new bathrooms and fixtures, beamed ceilings, antique furniture and period pieces throughout. There is a 10-foot dining room table that permanently seats up to 16 guests, handmade from the 100-year wood made available during the restoration.
Five full bedrooms and a charming fully-screened summer sleeping porch sleeps 16 comfortably. The former attic was completely remodeled into a modern game room/family room and den complete with big screen TV for games and movies, ping pong table, game tables, hide-a-bed, and 2 large couches. New carpet, vaulted ceilings and ceiling fan plus beautiful lighting is throughout.
Area Information
The real charm from this historical property is in the land and surrounding vineyard, orchards, huge Black Walnut trees, flower gardens, and pristine hills. These 20 acres adjoin forest service land for a peaceful setting with elk, deer, and other wild animals always close at hand. Spring 2008 a 1-acre vineyard was planted with Syrah, Merlot and Sangiovese grapes and our premiere release of Brender Canyon Vineyard is available for purchase at our restaurant in Seattle.
This is the perfect family getaway for a weekend or a week with Leavenworth so close, the Columbia River for boating, and quaint & quiet Cashmere with its parks, museum, Aplets & Cotlets store, wineries, bakeries, restaurants, bowling alley, and huge antique market places. The Wenatchee River is nearby for summer floating. Cashmere also has a large community pool and tennis courts for summer enjoyment. There's hiking, mountain/bike riding, ATV riding, and horseback all available nearby.
For winter enjoyment, the farm is about 40 minutes from Mission Ridge Ski area in Wenatchee or 1 hour from Stevens Pass. Sledding, snowshoeing and cross country skiing can be done on our property. Snowmobiling or ATV's are not allowed on the property nor is camping or RV parking.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Mar 04 2015 May 28 2015 $275 $300 - - 2 Nights
May 29 2015 Oct 30 2015 $310 $350 - - 2 Nights
Oct 31 2015 Nov 26 2015 $275 $300 - - 2 Nights
Nov 26 2015 Nov 30 2015 $375 $375 - - 4 Nights
Dec 01 2015 Dec 23 2015 $310 $350 - - 2 Nights
Dec 24 2015 Jan 03 2016 $395 $395 - - 3 Nights
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Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 12 p.m.
Lodging tax: 10.2%
Deposits: $250 refundable deposit due at confirmation. POSTED BASE RATES APPLY TO FIRST 6 GUESTS. Add'l guests $25-30 pp/night over 6 (up to 16) Kids 2 & under free (up to 4 free) Min.age for renters is 25. Excessive alcohol parties &/or questionable behavior is NOT allowed. Camping, RV's, snowmobiles & ATV's not permitted. Events over guest number charged for at farm require prior permission; subject to add'l fees. Parking included for up to five cars. 10% discount for 7 nights+ with I wkend only
Payment Options: American Express, Cashier's Check, Discover, Mastercard, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: POSTED RATES APPLY TO FIRST 6 GUESTS. $25-30 additional charge per person per night, including all children over age 2; Children age 2 & under free up to four total. More than 4 toddlers/babies, std. rates apply) $125-$150 cleaning fee; $10/day Pet charge per pet with $25 non-ref. deposit each. Max 2 friendly breeds only; 30-day canc. (60-day min. for holidays). Rates subj. to change during special event weeks & holidays (4 night min.stay for most holidays. Call for quotes.)


  • Beds

  • 1 King Bed
  • 1 Double Bed
  • 6 Twin Beds
  • 1 Sofa Bed
  • 3 Queen Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Parking Included
  • Porch
  • Deck
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Patio
  • Screened Porch
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Pet Friendly
  • View (Mountains)
  • Full Kitchen
  • High Speed Internet
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Game Room
  • Linens Provided
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Blender
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • Telephone
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Radio
  • Toaster
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • VCR
  • Charcoal Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Coffee Maker
  • Iron
  • Activities

  • Bicycling
  • Restaurant
    (2 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (3 miles)
  • Lake
    (10 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Winery
    (3 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (10 miles)
  • Hiking
  • Basketball Court
    (3 miles)
  • Horseback Riding
    (5 miles)
  • Movie Theater
    (10 miles)
  • Children's Pool
    (2 miles)
  • Bowling
    (3 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (5 miles)
  • Sailing
    (10 miles)
  • Golf
    (2 miles)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Boating
    (10 miles)
  • Water Skiing
    (10 miles)
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Kayaking
    (3 miles)
  • Hunting
    (10 miles)
  • Fishing
    (15 miles)
  • Playground
    (2 miles)
  • Live Entertainment
    (3 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (10 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (20 miles)
  • Pool
    (2 miles)
  • Shopping Area
    (3 miles)
  • Jet Skiing
    (10 miles)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
Badmitten and volleyball net is available in summer. Bring your innertubes for floating the Wenatchee River in July & August.
Lots of toys for kids including games, puzzles, Legos, DVD & Video library. A library of good books and more movies are available too.
The nationally famous Anjou Bakery is about 3 miles away; Brian's Pizza offers family fun and games plus bowling in town.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Leavenworth, Washington

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Ryan Stamper

Ryan Stamper

Seattle, WA

Great Getaway

May 29, 2013

We had an amazing time at the farmhouse, the scenery was beautiful, and the house was perfect for our group. Lots of bedrooms and bathrooms, and tons of fun activities to keep you busy at the house. We highly recommend it!

Julie Szmania

Owner's reply:

Ryan: So glad you and your friends enjoyed Memorial Day weekend at the farm. Hopefully the weather was beautiful too. It's nice every season, but late Spring is one of our favorites. Hopefully you can return some day--thanks for taking good care of our farmhouse while you were there. We really appreciate your positive feedback. Thanks again!
All the best,
The Szmania family

Mela Collins

Mela Collins

Seattle, Wa, USA

Cozy Home Away from Home

February 28, 2012

This home was prefect for our needs. We rented the house to serve as a base of operations for a ski trip. The home was comfortable and inviting. The chairs, couches and beds were cozy and the fireplace and dimmed lights made for a lovely setting to chat, read or watch movies. There was ample room and sufficient bathrooms so waiting wasn't a problem! The ping pong table in the attic was a bonus that a few of us took advantage of. The only challenge we faced was the stove. The owners warned us that it was old and finicky and it lived up to it's reputation. Overall it was fine and we learned to work with it. We prepared a lovely dinner on our first night and gathered around the huge and beautiful dinning table. Our group is already talking about returning next year. We didn't want to leave!

Julie Szmania

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much Mela and all your "Ski Buddies". We're working on a kitchen remodel for this summer, although I'll have to say we'll miss that retro period piece stove! Old Mrs. Brender bought that and there's some sentimental value...oh well. Glad you enjoyed your stay. We'd love to have you back!

Dyanne Sheldon

Dyanne Sheldon

Whidbey, Vashon, and Seattle WA

Delightful stay, delightful home

February 15, 2012

We had a delightful four day weekend at the lovely Brender Canyon Farmhouse. Our group of 8 loves to cook and we found the kitchen well appointed good pots, pans, coffee making options, pans, wine glasses, etc. Some day we may return to see the results of the anticipated kitchen remodel...if it matches the caliber of the restoration work in the rest of the house, it will be wonderful. The sleeping and bathroom arrangements worked very well for our group; plenty of room to spread out and not be in each others hair. We never even took advantage of the entire third floor play area...we spent hours talking and laughing in the great room which had the best seating arrangements for one large one or two smaller groups to gather and share stories and wine. The location is lovely in the winter with snow all around and the hosts were gracious in answering our one phone call inquiry about the iPod music system. We had a grand time and agreed we'd return here again.

Julie Szmania

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much Dyanne and friends. We enjoyed having you there as well - knowing you were having a great time eating, drinking and relaxing. We'd love to have you back anytime - every season is different and beautiful! Thanks again for taking such great care of our special home. Our new kitchen will be there as soon as the economy turns around, for sure! My husband is a professional chef and can't wait.

Kaci Cowan

Kaci Cowan

Snohomish, WA

Great place with lots of space.

January 21, 2012

We had a wonderful time at the Brender Canyon Farmhouse. The house is clean, comfortable and very spacious. The property is beautiful- there's plenty of land to roam. We had hoped for snow, but found the ground mostly bare and dry (I suspect that this was just a fluke for the time of year we were there). The fireplace and cozy living area were wonderful. The kitchen is very dated but functional. My only complaint is that the sink faucet is wonky and everyone got an unexpected spray when they turned it on for the first time. There are no tv channels (but an extensive DVD collection) and the guys would have liked to have watched the playoffs. If you are looking for a good getaway for a large crowd without a lot of distractions, this place is definitely worth the trip.

Julie Szmania

Owner's reply:

Thanks so much for the nice review! Yes, it's a fluke this year to have so little snow - but I believe there's about 24" today! You just missed it. We'll check out the sink when we get there next as we've never had that problem unless our 3 sons wanted to spray one another. We were hoping to have fiber-optic lines by Fall 2011 but the county cancelled the work which might be a blessing as we spend much more time visiting with one another, playing games and getting outdoors. We head to a local cozy pub for major sporting events. We will someday remodel the kitchen but we kind of like it that way--reminds us it's our "cabin" instead of a fancy home! So glad you came and we hope you can come back again to much more snow, the property and one another. THANKS!!

Linda High

Linda High

Pe Ell, WA

Brender Canyon Farmhouse

September 20, 2011

We could not have been happier. The house is wonderful, the furnishings are great and feels so homey. Julie was very helpful and a pleasure to deal with.

Timm Corier

Timm Corier

Olympia Washington

Brender Canyon

August 15, 2011

This is right in the heart of orchard country the houseis clean and well equiped, a most wonderful experence. Close to Levenworth to shop, eat and things, right on the wenatche river for tube floating, hikes and walks, yet out in the country for some fantastic nature observence and unlimited star gazing. We would like to come back and do this again. VERY WELL WORTH THE EFFORT TO GET THERE AND THE MONEY SPENT. T. Corier

Sylvia Williamson

Sylvia Williamson

Sammamish, WA USA

Warm and inviting, big enough for the whole family

May 15, 2011

When the cold, rainy weather threatened to spoil our traditional Mother's Day camping trip, we scrambled to find a last minute substitute. The Brender Canyon Farm was an amazing find. It comfortably accommodated our 10 adults and two dogs, with room to spare. The house was spotless and we appreciated the fully stocked kitchen complete with condiments and basic staples. We enjoyed exploring the large property, scrambling up the hillside to get a view of the area and taking long bike roads down quiet canyon roads. This may become a new Mother's Day tradition.

Patricia G Coon

Patricia G Coon

Olympia, WA

Nine 50th Birthdays

April 12, 2011

Even the pictures didn't fully capture the open, welcoming environment that our family enjoyed at the Brender Farmhouse. Coming from a rural area farther East, this location provided the quiet we all grew up with and enough space to get away for private moments with family members. The kitchen space allowed us to cook together with more than enough counters for preparing large family meals. There were also plenty of provisions available for us to use if necessary. The open entertainment area and dining room were inviting and tastefully decorated with wonderful natural light from the picture windows. We found things very clean and easily accessible. If we can manage to coordinate a gathering next year, we would choose this location again.

Jackie Maley

Jackie Maley

Sumner, Wa

Old Fashion Christmas

December 29, 2010

This was the most beautiful Christmas we have ever had. The whole property is was well kept and every member of our family ,from 4 to 85 walked into the house and said WOW! Our Family wanted to have an old fashioned Christmas this year and this was the perfect spot to do it. We made all of our Christmas decorations, we strong cranberries and popcorn on our tree along with personalized gingerbread boys. We all made homemade Christmas gifts and we didn't hear one complaint from one of our 18 family members. My 85 year old mother wants to go there again next year!!! Thank you so much for sharing your little piece of Heaven with our family.

Will Burgett

Will Burgett

Yamhil, Oregon

Family Reunion at Brender Canyon Farmhouse

December 27, 2010

Brender Canyon Farmhouse was a perfect place for a long overdue family reunion. It's truly a beautiful, inviting and relaxing home with inspiring views. The owner's have truly made extra efforts to make sure their guests meet and excede their expectations. We will always have fond memories of our stay and look forward to coming back some day. Highly recommended!



Duvall WA

Home away from home

October 4, 2010

Private, gracious, comfortable, can't say enough good things about our stay. Thank you so much.

Ben Katt

Ben Katt

Seattle, WA USA

The Perfect Space

January 27, 2010

I spent the weekend at the Farmhouse with a large group of friends. We were truly blessed by our time together in this very special space. We especially loved the great room - the perfect place to have some solitude (reading, writing, napping, etc.) or intimacy (conversations, games, etc.) while at the same time feeling like you're hanging out with everyone else too as they're scattered around the room! We also enjoyed a very special feast on Saturday night around the beautiful big table. Oh yeah - there were also some pretty intense games of ping pong going on up on the third floor! The fresh eggs in the morning were a bonus too! We all left agreeing that this was the perfect space for our group and wishing we had more time!

Kimberley Hall

Kimberley Hall

Lakewood, WA

Best Christmas Ever!!!!

December 30, 2009

The house was more beautiful then the pictures on the web site. It was cozy and comfortable, plenty of room for the entire family. There were several special touches with the decorations like an ornament with our families name on it for the tree. If felt like home to all of us. Very comfortable beds, plenty of dishes and towels,, nothing extra we could have needed. We will definately rent again and pass the info on to other people. We love to see the place in the spring or summer.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

The Guerin and Bernard families from Western Washington and British Columbia gathered at Brender Canyon Farmhouse for four days to celebrate a family wedding in the Cashmere area. It was wonderful to be together as one large family instead of in separate motel rooms. We loved the location, the warm (and dry) weather and wind, and even the sound of the resident rooster in the mornings. It was great to enjoy early morning coffee on the deck, breakfast in the country kitchen and barbeque dinners, play games or find quiet spots to read and relax. We're already making plans to be back sometime next year. Thanks, Szmanias, for making your beautiful home available to us.

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