written by Cara Strickland
Sleeping Lady is named for the mountain profile just above Leavenworth. She looks pretty relaxed, and chances are as a guest, you will be, too. The resort is nestled into the trees and offers cozy and rustic accommodations suitable for families, groups and romantic getaways. Although you’re close enough to explore Leavenworth’s city center, the natural beauty on all sides might give you the space for a true retreat.
7375 ICICLE ROAD
Guest rooms are arranged in clusters of six to ten rooms, each a short walk from the other buildings on the property. The rooms feature log furniture and cozy robes, with several configurations (including alcoves and lofts for little ones), as well as pet-friendly options. Two stand-alone cabins provide great options for a large group (The Rookery’s bunkroom can accommodate up to eight) or a romantic getaway (The Eyrie features a private whirlpool tub and sleeps two).
Most resort reservations include breakfast, dinner or both at the onsite Kingfisher Restaurant—be sure to check out the Chihuly sculpture on your way in. The chef serves a locally sourced buffet sure to tickle everyone’s taste buds. At the entrance to the resort, you’ll find O’Grady’s serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, as well as espresso and snacks. If you’re in search of a nightcap, check out The Grotto in the evenings for beer and wine around the fire circle.
Also on-site, you’ll find a full-service spa, dry sauna, fitness room and play barn featuring a pool table, board games and table tennis. Venture outdoors and take a dip in the natural rock-lined swimming pool and hot pool, wander through the organic garden, take a self-guided art walk, or challenge your friends to volleyball, badminton or horseshoes.