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River retreat is great shoulder season rental
By CARY ORDWAY
The Wenatchee River in North Central Washington 1not only provides some of the best river-rafting opportunities in the state, but it also is a scenic wonder, offering unsurpassed views for residents and vacationers lucky enough to spend time on its shores.

As it snakes its way down from the forests and vistas of Plain to the Bavarian Village of Leavenworth, through the rolling foothills of Peshastin and Cashmere and then on down to its unification with the Columbia River at Wenatchee, the Wenatchee River truly gives the great rivers of Europe a run for their money if you're just comparing scenic beauty.

It's no wonder then that people from all over Washington choose to spend vacation and getaway time along the river, and one of the best ways to do that is to rent one of the elaborate vacation homes right on the banks of the river. We recently stayed at the Cottonwood Shores, one of the rentals offered by Destination Leavenworth.

This is a true vacation lodge, located just five miles from all the action in Leavenworth, yet in a quiet section of the river near Peshastin. This isn't the type of rental for just you and your Significant Other -- this is the place you rent when you have another couple with you or even an entire family of kids and grandkids as we had during our brief stay. Altogether we had 13 people, including several kids, all under one roof but conveniently dispersed into several different living areas of the home.

1Like many of the Destination Leavenworth properties, the owners have gone to great lengths to create the feeling you would expect from a lodge in such a beautiful riverfront location. The leather, wood and natural themes -- plus a huge natural rock fireplace -- make it seem like a wilderness adventure even though you're five minutes from one of the busiest Safeways in North Central Washington.

The lodge was built with multi-story picture windows that stretch across the river side of the property, bringing those river views right into the home. Or you can go outside to the wide decks and enjoy all the -sights and sounds of the river just as you would if you were sitting on the river banks.

The kitchen is perfect for cooking those big family meals, with every utensil and device you need waiting for you. The living room and kitchen, in fact, are open concept that makes it ideal for interacting with family while preparing those memorable vacation meals.

There is sleeping capacity for up to 14 with separate bedrooms and suites for many of your guests. While vacation rental properties are known to stretch the limits on capacity -- figuring people won't mind having their kids double and triple-up on a bed -- our 13 people were all comfortable and even the kids didn't have to give up their own space.
 
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