We are a hop, skip and a stein away from the Puget Sound. Simply take Highway 2 east towards Stevens Pass, and you’ll smell the brats in about two hours. If you’re taking I-90 east, take the Cle Elum exit and continue on Hwy. 97 over Blewett Pass. Follow the signs, and Woody will be waiting for you in about the same amount of time it takes you to travel on Hwy 2.

Amtrak serves Leavenworth from Seattle and Spokane daily on the jaw-dropping Empire Builder line, taking you across dizzying vistas and beside majestic peaks. If you’re about the journey as much as the destination, strongly consider this route.

Once in Leavenworth, while you can certainly drive through downtown, the area is made for walking, biking (and after a nice winter snowstorm) sledding. Miles of trails beckon for your bike, boots, or skis, and local transit serves our valley multiple times daily.