Icicle Haus Leavenworth WA (Best Kept Secret)

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“ Excellent ”
27 Reviews
8835 Icicle Rd, Leavenworth, WA 98826


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sleeps: 8
Type: Home
Per night: $275 - $300
Pets allowed: Yes
Internet: Yes
Description of the Leavenworth vacation home rental
A popular choice for families and small groups, Icicle Haus offers a private setting yet is just a mile from downtown Leavenworth, America's only Bavarian city, with all the feel and festivities of the Old Country.

Icicle Haus is nestled just yards from access to the Wenatchee River for tubing, rafting, or kiyaking or for simply sitting on the riverbank. Just a block up the road is the entrance to the 18-hole golf course and two blocks the other way is the entrance to the spectacular Icicle Ridge trail. Cross skiing and snow shoeing are just out your door, and downhill skiing just 30 miles or so to the east and to the west. Horseback riding, snow mobiling--you name it.

Icicle Haus and its smaller companion, Bunk Haus (set up for a couple; rents for $145-160) can be rented separately or together. For more info, see separate listing for Bunk Haus at this Vacation Home site or contact the owners (see phone no. & email at bottom of this listing).
Area Information
Leavenworth offers a wide variety of activities and festivals in all four of its seasons.

+ River Rafting, tubing, kayaking.

+ A rich selection of festivals (e.g., Ocktoberfest, Salmon festival, Christmas Lighting), shopping, browsing, restaurants, all with that small Bavarian town feel.

+ X-country and downhill skiing; sledding and tubing at Ski Hill (just 2 miles from Bunk Haus). Bring your snow mobile or rentals can be arranged.

+ Wineries abound, so go wine tasting and or arrange one of the special wine tasting tours.

+ A wide variety of and miles & miles of trails; excellent rock climbing just a few miles down the road.

+ Four excellent antique malls between Leavenworth and Wenatchee, Apple Annies being absolutely huge.

+ And Leavenworth offers a base for reaching other tourist destinations like Grand Coulee Dam, Lake Chelan, etc.

+Fishing & hunting and a variety of horseback opportunities.

Availability Calendar


Begins Ends Week
Weekly Monthly Min
Dec 13 2013 Dec 31 2014 $300 $300 - - 3 Nights
Jan 01 2014 Nov 30 2015 $275 $275 - - 2 Nights
Dec 01 2014 Dec 12 2015 $300 $300 - - 2 Nights
Check In: 3 p.m. Check Out: 11 a.m.
Lodging tax: 10%
Deposits: 20% upon booking; 80% balance by 30 days before arrival
Payment Options: Cashier's Check, Mastercard, Money Order, Personal Check, Visa
Other Fees: Rates above are based on occupancy of 4 (children through age 2 are free); add $20/guest beyond 4. The December rate also applies to special weekend periods of Oktoberfest, 4th of July, and Thanksgiving. Pet Fee: $15/night. Bunk Haus rents for $145 to $160 (see separate listing at this Vacation Home site)


  • Beds

  • 2 King Beds
  • 2 Double Beds
  • Features

  • Air Conditioning
  • Garage
  • Housekeeper
  • Porch
  • Balcony
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Linens Provided
  • Ski In/Out
  • Deck
  • Heating
  • Parking Included
  • View (Mountains)
  • Fireplace
  • High Speed Internet
  • Patio
  • View (Water)
  • Full Kitchen
  • Hot Tub
  • Pet Friendly
  • Wood Stove
  • Appliances

  • Alarm Clock
  • Dishwasher
  • Oven
  • TV (Antenna)
  • Blender
  • Fax Machine
  • Radio
  • TV (Cable/Satellite)
  • CD Player
  • Gas Grill
  • Refrigerator (Full)
  • Telephone
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Hair Dryer
  • Refrigerator (Mini)
  • Toaster
  • Coffee Maker
  • Ice Maker
  • Stereo
  • VCR
  • DVD Player
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Washer/Dryer
  • Activities

  • Beach
    (<1 mile)
  • Gym/Fitness Center
    (1 mile)
  • Shopping Area
    (1 mile)
  • Lake
    (15 miles)
  • Cross-Country Skiing
    (<1 mile)
  • Horseback Riding
    (1 mile)
  • Park
    (2 miles)
  • Snowmobiling
    (15 miles)
  • Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Movie Theater
    (1 mile)
  • Tennis
    (2 miles)
  • Bowling
    (25 miles)
  • Hiking
    (<1 mile)
  • Playground
    (1 mile)
  • Grocery Store
    (3 miles)
  • Downhill Skiing
    (25 miles)
  • Miniature Golf
    (<1 mile)
  • Pool
    (1 mile)
  • Winery
    (5 miles)
  • Hunting
    (25 miles)
  • Whitewater Rafting
    (<1 mile)
  • Racquetball
    (1 mile)
  • Canoeing
    (15 miles)
  • Ice Skating
    (25 miles)
  • Fishing
    (1 mile)
  • Restaurant
    (1 mile)

Other Vacation Rental Amenities
We have high-speed internet service now, and a large deck overlooking the Wenatchee River - a stone's throw down the bank.

Reviews for this vacation home rental in Leavenworth, Washington

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Kris Boyles

Greenacres, WA

Better then anticipated

The stay was great. The inside of place was bigger then any of us thought from looking at the photos. Kitchen was well stocked with cooking supplies and other nice touches. Comfortable and cozy with the big fireplace and lots of windows. Well decorated, lots of seating. We will be back!

Cassandra Jane Hart

Connell,WA USA

Once again a splendid time!

This was the second time we have rented Icicle Haus. It won't be the last. We enjoy the warm homey feeling of the place. We look forward to bringing grandchildren with us this summer.

Rex Varner

Auburn, WA

Excellent Getaway

This was our 2nd time staying at Icicle Haus and it was, again, fantastic!! There were a few upgrades since our last visit several months ago which were a great surprise. Already looking forward to our next visit! This is a great place for a family or group of friends for a nice getaway. The cabin has all the amenities that you'd need and the location is perfect for enjoying everything that the Leavenworth area has to offer. It's the perfect place, too, if you like to travel with the four-legged members of the family. Our dogs absolutely love this place :)

polli phippen

Gig Harbor, WA USA

Fantastic Place for Reunion

The house was very nice, clean, comfortable and well equipped. There were lots of interesting and locally themed things to look at within the house. Great outdoor space, seating all around the property. Just across the road from the Icicle River where people put in for rafting, tubing and kayaking. Very close to town. We loved our time there.

Susan Bickley

Yakima, WA

Almost perfect

Very clean, comfortable, and well-equipped. Very near the river and the main road going by, so there was some/minimal traffic noise and hustle and bustle of rafters putting in just below the house --interesting to watch - but personally, we would have preferred a little more seclusion and quiet. Owner was very pleasant and helpful.

Robert and Brenda Wilbur

Owner's reply:

Just for clarity, there is an access point below our west property line, but the access is not visible from anywhere else on the property. Those entering the river below Icicle Haus are visible from that property line, elsewhere on the property they are not. That access point is barely used other than summer, and depending on personal interests, having that access to the river just around the bend of the driveway is a summertime bonus to many who seek to tube or kayak or take a cool dip.

Russell Verkruyse

Seattle, WA USA

Fantastic Weekend at the Icicle Haus

Going into the weekend, I was perhaps a bit skeptical of the Icicle Haus and am happy to say that I could not have been more wrong! From the spacious living room, open back patio and deck, to the well furnished bedrooms, the Icicle Haus offered everything we could have asked for in a weekend rental. The house was a very short drive from downtown, but offered a fair level of solitude, which was very appreciated. We also liked the covered garage, since a member of our party had a motorcycle that he parked in there. The owner of the property was very cordial through all our communications, and we had no troubles at all in getting the information that we needed. All in all, the Icicle Haus was a great experience and I am certain that I will be there again.

Kristin Huemoeller Mooney

Sequim, WA USA


We had an amazing time! Loved the outside portion, especially the hot tub. The inside was rustic and cabin feeling:) Loved all of it. Will be going back for sure.

Jon Reese

Issaquah WA

excellent weekend

This was our 5th time staying at the Icicle Haus. The updated kitchen was a nice change. Home was well stocked, and clean. We enjoyed our stay as we always have. Thank you.

Megan Wright

Seattle, WA

Rustic Relaxation Success

This cabin was adorable- cutely decorated and easy to access. It was in a remote enough location that it was the perfect getaway from the city and we enjoyed a weekend of hikes and smores. We would love to come back!

Dave Miles

Puyallup, WA

Happy Vacation

Shared Icicle Haus with friends from Atlanta; their son from Portland stayed in the Bunk Haus. Overall experience was tremendous. Both were comfortable, well appointed and provided the atmosphere we wanted to make a perfect getaway. The mountains were a new experience for our friends and they along with ourselves are ready to do it again. For my wife and I, Leavenworth is an easy 3 hour trip and we will definitely choose Icicle Haus in the future for a relaxing and enjoyable time.

JoAnn Johnson

Bellingham, wa

Great Place!

This is an older home that is in great shape. There were 5 women in our group and we had lots of room, nice kitchen, big master bedroom and lovely outside deck to sit and listen to the river. Surrounded by big ponderosa pines. We would stay there again with no hesitation!

Mary Franzen

Port Orchard, WA

Great Location

We loved the location and setting of this vacation home. Enjoyed the large dining room table and outdoor picnic area - both great spots for family card games as well as eating. The kitchen is well stocked with plates and pots. One improvement suggestion: please provide a non-slip mat for shower tub. I slipped and fell Saturday morning. My feet came out from under me and my back landed on the tub side wall. I have a bad bruise and welt. It is healing, but it is dangerous.

Robert and Brenda Wilbur

Owner's reply:

Thanks Mary for letting us know. Although we are there for several or so days each month to check on things, things can have a strange way of sometimes disappearing -- this would be one of those. So, we do appreciate being informed by phone or email or whatever.

Sean Ransom

Seattle, WA

Great place

Had a group of 6 folks and the place was perfect. Close to town, hottub and very clean. What else could you ask for. Will be back next year.

Sharon Balcunas Jacobs

Darien, IL


This is the 3rd year my family has rented Icicle Haus. The updated kitchen, spacious gathering room, roaring fireplace, wonderful hot tub, and access to the grill made this a low key and highly relaxing get-away. The wineries and micro-brews are flowing in town which hosts many cute shops. Highly enjoyable and the home is exceptionally maintained and handeled. Enjoyed the call by the owner inquiring if we needed anything....that's service!

Rosie Currier

Seattle, WA USA

Lovely stay in Leavenworth

We had a group of 6 people at the Icicle Haus. It's a beautiful home, but probably suited best for two couples or a family - one bedroom is very small. We enjoyed our time playing games by the fire, relaxing in the hot tub, and cooking on the grill. It's a short trip to town and right on the river. We will definitely consider staying at the Icicle Haus again the next time we plan a get-away!

Robert and Brenda Wilbur

Owner's reply:

Hi Rosie,
Actually, many of our frequently returning guests are multiple couples, generally two or three, while others are a less easily defined composite of friends and/or family. We are just happy that nearly everyone connects with Icicle Haus, and we thank all of you for being such great guests.

Oh and as I write, we are having a new kitchen put in. An update was needed, albeit I suspect we will miss the old one that served us so well over these 10 years of ownership.

Clive Bean

Tacoma, WA

Best Birthday Ever!

The Icicle Haus was perfect for an Oktoberfest birthday weekend! It's in a stellar location where the shuttle picks you up at the driveway! There are neighbors but they are located at a distance that is private yet you don't have to worry about being in the middle of nowhere. The cabin is clean and big, the pictures don't do it justice! We are already planning our trip back, thanks so much for having us!

Cecily Beckers

Shoreline, WA

Cozy mountain cabin

This was a great place to stay during Oktoberfest. Close to town, right on the shuttle line. Very cute decor and large living spaces. Hot tub and fireplace were nice touches as well :)

Vincent Irwin

Camano Island, WA

Icicle Haus and Bunk Haus is large and quaint

Our family of 9 enjoyed a surprise 65 birthday reunion in honor of my wife. We picked the Icicle Haus and Bunk Haus and really enjoyed our stay for two nights. It has a long list of amenities and is very spacious. It is less than a mile to Leavenworth and is a nice walk. We enjoyed the fresh dry air and the smell of the pines along the river. Our two grandsons really enjoyed the hot tub! We would come back to stay here.

Dean Baker

Portland Oregon

Awesome stay

excellent, relaxing trip. We floated the river several times and really enjoyed sitting on the deck overlooking the river. House is very well stocked and feels like a home and not a rental. Nicely decorated, newer bbq and spa, furniture and bedding high quality. Owners are very nice to deal with and made sure are stay was going well. Plan to return to Leavenworth in the future and we would definitely look to stay in this house.

Sandy Catt

Castle Rock, WA

Splendid accommodations

This comfortable and respectfully restored home was used for a ladies theatre get-away weekend. With six of us, the four bedrooms, and the private study came in very handy for separate sleeping arrangements, and the sofa bed in the living room was super comfy for the sixth area. The kitchen is beautiful and impressively appointed with dishes and glassware (we didn't do any cooking); the front room was so accommodating for gathering, visiting and planning our fun. The convenient location was super for those of us who wanted to walk along the river and/or into town. We thoroughly enjoyed the care in which the home was appointed and maintained. A word to the wise: take your own hairdryer and bath soap. We would like to return again, and look forward to Leavenworth's completion of its massive street-replacement project which included a number of road closures and plenty-o-dust. Highly recommend this wonderful home.

Robert and Brenda Wilbur

Owner's reply:

We do have a hairdryer, albeit we sometimes find it tucked away in funny places. Suppose we should acquire a second--thanks for noting. And housekeeping is supposed to put out both bars of soap and liquid soap and shampoo. Will note remind housekeeping, who can get a little frantic during the busy summer season.

Claudia Clark-Engstrom

Olympia, Wa

Great place in Leavenworth

The house was perfect! There was plenty of room, the kitchen was nicely equipped and loved being able to see the river from the outside deck. It was close to town and on the road to hiking trails. We had a fabulous time and even saw a mother bear and two cubs just across the river from the house. Would definitely stay here again.

Sherri Lord-Smith

Enumclaw Washington

Winter Wonderland

This home is the perfect Leavenworth getaway. We were in town for a family wedding and the house is spacious, lodgelike, with all the ammenities. The big stone fireplace, and floor to ceiling cathedral windows were perfect for watching it snow, and snow , and snow. (With a great outdoor light to watch it snow at night also). Wood and kindling ready to go, to start a nice warm fire. Icicle Haus is very centrally located for all the city activities Leavenworth has to offer as well as sitting very nearby the Wenatchee River, with a view out of the Master bedroom of the river itself and the bridge. The master bedroom, by the way, is a haven in itself. The kitchen is charming and the decor is amazing throughout the entire home. Antiques, Native American and Western artifacts, as well as a very nifty wine cork screw collection above the stove in the very well equipted kitchen. The appliances are all very modern, and we especially appriciated the double headed shower in the Master Bath as well as the outdoor covered hot tub that my husband could not wait to get into when the outdoor temp was 17 degrees... The covered car port was also very much appriciated as it kept the snow from piling up on our car. The drive way was plowed daily for easy acsess. I could have stayed here for a very long time. Just a truly wonderful experience. Peaceful, relaxing, and fabulous. We can hardly wait to return. Thank you for a terrific weekend.... Can we just keep it a secret? Sherri Lord-Smith Enumclaw Wa.

Robert and Brenda Wilbur

Owner's reply:

Thank you so much Sherrie for the wonderful review; we do appreciate it VERY much and glad it went well for you; we look forward to you returning in the future; what is sooo amaking are the change of seasons; the spring with buds and flowers coming up to warmer air, summer hot with Wenatchee River tubers a float, and our BEST time of year with the beautiful fall tree colors. Thank you again for coming!!! Brenda and Bob Wilbur, owners

Moss Patashnik

Seattle, WA, USA

January getaway

Lovely wood cabin with nice appointments. Well stocked kitchen which was nice for us since we love to cook. Conveniently located 5 minutes from cross country ski trails and 45 minutes from Mission Ridge, the best ski area in Washington in our opinion!


Seattle, WA

Awesome house!

This house was perfect for our group of 6. About a 20 minute walk and you're downtown, this house was decorated with all kinds of interesting, antique-store-kitschy stuff. Great for families or friends looking for a place to stay near town.

Phil Foster

Seattle, WA USA

Icicle Haus Experience

What a wonderful experience. The house was ideal for two couples. It was large, clean and had everything that we needed and more. The weather was beautiful, the scenery spectacular and we were only a block from the golf course. We look forward to returning next year.

Avery Schutt

Lacey, WA USA

Family Getaway

We had a wonderful experience at the Icicle Haus! I took my family, parents, brother, and 2 dogs there and we had an incredible time. The house is absolutely beautiful and had everything we could ask for from the kitchen, to the bedrooms, to the fireplaces! We have already been talking about the possibility of going back there during the spring time!

Liz King

Tacoma, WA USA

Family Christmas

Spent 3 nights over Christmas here with our two teen boys. Large, comfy house that had all we needed for a great family holiday. Especially enjoyed looking at the home's eclectic decor....made it feel like my grandma's cabin in northern Wisconsin. The dog friendliness was a big plus too....our old black Labs gave it a big tail wagging approval.

Owner Supplied Testimonials

Icicle Haus has been a very popular rental for over 5 years, and about half of our guests return each year. We invite and appreciate your testimonials (owners, Bob and Brenda Wilbur, Coupeville, WA)

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