Lodging: Posthotel Leavenworth

Posthotel, Leavenworth, Washington

written by Cara Strickland | photography by Cameron Zegers

When you think Leavenworth, you might immediately think of traditional Bavarian offerings like bratwurst, Oktoberfest and Christmas tree lighting. Venture over to the Posthotel, located just off the beaten path, and you’ll find an oasis of adult-only calm and pampering modeled on another Bavarian and European concept—the wellness hotel. Guests are encouraged to wear their robes and slippers throughout the property, which is closed to the public for maximum privacy and relaxation. With gorgeous river views and artfully crafted spaces, there’s no excuse not to unwind.


Enjoy a variety of state-of-the-art spa treatments, many inspired by European practices, all without leaving the property. Indulge in the pool and wellness area at the heart of the hotel, featuring indoor and outdoor saltwater pools of varying temperatures, saunas, steam rooms, plunge pools, experiential showers and Kneipp Stepping Pools. Water and snacks are available throughout the wellness area, and if you’re feeling ready to rest more deeply, you can settle onto a waterbed in the napping room.


Fifty-five guest rooms offer the height of luxury. Choose between a classic king room or one of two well-appointed suites. Every room features a hand-carved marble soaking tub (and a shower) as well as little extras like in-mirror TV in the bathroom, custom bed linens, and a fireplace.


Breakfast and lunch are included in your reservation—stick around after checkout on your last day to enjoy lunch and other amenities. You’ll find an array of breakfast options at the European buffet. Choose from cheeses, jams, meats and baked goods, and eggs served any style you like. Don’t forget to try a latte with one of many housemade syrups. At lunch, be sure to have some homemade soup, complemented by seasonal salads and bread. Though dinner isn’t offered at the hotel, you can enjoy small desserts and coffee or tea in the evening when you return.



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