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Monday, March 23, 2009

Featherwinds Reviews

Our new Reviews and Comments Page is up and running. We will be adding more review pages as they are completed. The reviews and comments list on the pages are excerpts from our guest book and also from thank you cards we have received in the mail.

Unlike many websites on the internet today, we do not give discounts or incentives for someone writing or emailing about us. If you have stayed at Featherwinds, please feel free to email us with any comments. We will post the comments on our Reviews and Comments Page.


Reviews, Comments and Thank You Notes

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Flowers, Nursery Closed

Unfortunately, Featherwinds will not be operating their nursery this year. Normally, in the past, Featherwinds has operated Mountain Bounty Nursery. This is a nursery the owners and staff of Featherwinds started several years ago. With the growing demand from local and visiting friends and guests, Featherwinds increased its growing operation by over 200% from each previous year. Unfortunately, we will not be operating our nursery this year; fortunately it is because of our commitments to weddings, events and retreats scheduled for this spring, summer and fall. These commitments have to take precedent to our growing operation. We will not be taking down our "green house", "holding area" or our "sales area". We have not decided if closing the Nursery will be for just this year or if is going to be a permanent closure.

Thank you for your understanding and thank you for making our Nursery one of the biggest and most successful in the area.

Spring Is Coming, Snow Is Leaving

Even though we have been receiving snow lately, the much warmer daytime temperatures have melted most of the snow. The grass is starting to turn green and grow, bulbs are breaking ground and birds are returning to the area. The sun is out and temperatures are on the rise!

Fishing, hiking, horseback riding are all activities offered in the Upper Valley just outside of Leavenworth, Washington. If you are looking to get in that last snowshoe trip, you better hurry! Want to hit the slopes for that last ski or snowboard run, now is the time. Although conditions are starting to warm, there are some areas still open and available for snowshoeing, skiing, snowmobiling and cross country skiing.

You can stay at Featherwinds Lodging, then enjoy the day in the great outdoors or maybe take in a shopping trip to the Bavarian town of Leavenworth. Enjoy the sounds of birds as they return for the spring and summer. Watch for wildlife as they start to move around and explore the "new" surroundings.

You have many options in the Lake Wenatchee/Fish Lake Recreation Area in the Leavenworth Upper Valley of Leavenworth, Washington.





Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wedding Cakes

We have recently uploaded a few wedding cake pictures to our live blog site. The pictures are just a few examples of the custom wedding cakes Featherwinds has made for weddings. Our wedding cakes are made fresh and designed for the bride and groom. No two wedding cakes are designed the same. Even when the same cake top is used (supplied by bride and groom) the cakes are different.

Be sure to check out the Peacock cake. This cake is one many specialty custom wedding cakes. Our cakes can be of a basic design to very elaborate design. We will be uploading more cakes pictures while we are re-designing our wedding cake web page.

You can view the wedding cakes on our blog here:


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To see more wedding cake pictures click here:


Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Wedding Cakes Picture Page

Coming Soon


We are in the process of updating our Wedding Cakes Picture webpage. The revamped, new design and new pictures should be up and running soon. The new page will have thumbnails of more wedding cake pictures. If you click on the thumbnail you will see a large version of the thumbnail. In some cases the thumbnail when clicked on will display a slideshow of several pictures featuring the wedding cake. All of the new pictures are taken by our photographer and offer a better insight of our wedding cakes.


Why are our wedding cakes so special? Our wedding cakes are NEVER frozen; baked fresh for your wedding or special event. Our cakes are custom designed for the bride and groom or for your event. We offer a variety of cake flavors and fillings for you to choose from. Currently, our wedding packages include the wedding cake! We make our wedding and event cakes based on the number of guests for your event.

Monday, March 9, 2009

News Flash Leavenworth Lodging

ß News Flash à More Snow!

Over the weekend we received about 5" of new snow. Winter is not over yet; it is still hanging on. Last week we were getting "normal" springtime snow; fluffy, big, wet flakes. The springtime type snow came a little early (about 2 weeks); snow in the morning then warmth and sunshine during the day.

However, this weekend we received small, dry flakes reminiscent of a Christmas Eve snow storm. Current weather reports indicate the possibility of more snow and cold temperatures. If you enjoy the outdoors and snow sports, this could be a last chance to for winter time fun.

Here in the Lake Wenatchee, Leavenworth Upper Valley there are snowmobiling trails, cross country ski trails, snowshoeing and skiing available. If weekends are to busy to get away, try a mid-week adventure. Featherwinds does have lodging available in our B & B style Guest Inn, our Bed and Breakfast, in our lodges and cabins.

You can go to http://featherwinds.com to check availability and to book online.

Featherwinds, Leavenworth Weddings

The year seems to be passing us by very quickly. With the economy, pressures of work, finding time and organizing your wedding can be very stressful. Featherwinds is here to help. Our onsite wedding and event coordinators assist you with most every aspect of your wedding and reception. Our coordinators not only assist you with the planning of your wedding; they will also assist you with lodging needs, reception details, and decorating, catering and floral needs. Once the planning details are done, our coordinators also assist you during your wedding and reception. Our onsite wedding coordinators you remember the "little" details that are all to often forgotten until the last minute; the day of your wedding. We care what is important you. We also offer ideas and options to enhance your wedding; to make it YOUR WEDDING.

Our mission is to make your wedding as stress free as possible. You do not have to handle your wedding plans alone; our wedding coordinators will help you stay organized, on track and focused. We provide forms to help stay organized. We have an ongoing open communication with you during all stages of planning and deliverance of your wedding.

Catering at Featherwinds is unique. We do not offer a set menu (chose menu A or B), we offer you the choice of what you want; a customized menu based on what you like and want to offer your guests. We have done deli style buffet to personal beef and chicken wellington entrees. You even have a choice of cake flavors and fillings for your wedding cake. Speaking of wedding cake, with our wedding packages, your wedding cake is included. Our wedding cakes are made fresh for your wedding, decorated to highlight your wedding theme and your personality. Your likes and dislikes are very important to your decision making and we respect your decisions. Remember, it is your wedding and we do everything in our power to make your dreams come true.


Day-Use Wedding and Luncheon Buffet Reception: you can have your wedding at Featherwinds with no lodging required. Our elegant Day Use Wedding Package includes your wedding cake, flowers and table centerpieces, tables, chairs, linens and much more including clean up! For more information click the link below:

Featherwinds Day Use Wedding and Luncheon Buffet Reception Package


Destination Wedding Package: this package offers the option of lodging here at Featherwinds. Featherwinds has 5 facilities that can be reserved for your wedding guest lodging. All facilities are within walking distance of the Sunroom where weddings and receptions are held here at Featherwinds. We also offer the option of an outdoor wedding. Our wedding grounds feature a wedding gazebo, lush green grass seating area, a beautiful deck to start your walk down the aisle and many gorgeous photo "backdrops". For more information click on the link below:

Featherwinds Destination Wedding Package


We are here to assist you make your dreams come true.

Featherwinds, where memories are made and life is celebrated.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Leavenworth Lodging, Vacations

Spring is on its way. Lately we have had a mix of snow, rain, and sunshine. This is normally a good sign that spring is coming. We are starting to book for a lot of summer time get aways in our lodges and cabins. If you are thinking about a quick mini vacation of a couple days or an extended vacation, you may want to consider booking now.

Here at Featherwinds we have 3 cabins/lodges. All three are fully furnished homes featuring a full kitchen and outdoor hot tubs. During the summer, each lodge has an outdoor barbeque for guests to utilize. All of our cabins, lodges, and bed and breakfasts are all located on connecting 23 acres. We have staff on hand 24/7 to handle any questions or concerns you may have during your stay. If you are not familiar with our area, the host at the Guest Inn and B & B are happy to assist you with maps or information about the Lake Wenatchee Upper Valley. Remember, we are not in downtown Leavenworth, but we are located about 14 miles from town in the Upper Valley recreation area.

Visit our website for more information: http://www.featherwinds.com/lodging.htm

Warm wishes,

Featherwinds Staff

Sunday, March 1, 2009

News Flash, Leavenworth Lodging, Snowing

ß News Flash à It's snowing again! There is still time to hit the slopes.

Yes, it is snowing again, here in the Upper Valley in the Wenatchee Recreation Area, just outside of Leavenworth, WA. Not much snow is coming down, but fresh snow does bring the thought of enjoying any of the winter sports. If you are a skier, snowboarder, and snowmobiler or like to enjoy any winter sport; time is almost up for your outdoor enjoyment. We have had up to 40 degree weather lately; we have lost a lot of snow so if you keep putting off that last and final ski trip of the year, you better hurry.

So far today we have received about a ½ inch of fresh snow; it's not a lot but it sure makes everything look pretty. Maybe it's time to put together a group of friends for an outing filled with winter fun and relaxation. You can book a lodge or cabin for your group at Featherwinds. We are only about 30 minutes from Stevens Pass Resort. Spend the day skiing or snowboarding at Stevens Pass, then return to Featherwinds and enjoy a relaxing evening with your family and friends. Remember to bring your swim suit, our lodges and cabins have outdoor hot tubs to aid in your relaxation and fun. Fully furnished lodges including a full kitchen including pots and pans, plates and flatware, etc are perfect for a group gathering. And we must remember, all the cabins and lodges have gas fireplaces to enhance your relaxing stay.

To check for available lodging dates click: Check Availability and Book Online.

If you have any questions you can visit our Booking page, FAQ page or our Contact Us page.

Warm wishes,

Featherwinds Staff