Historic Getaway for Horse Lovers Young and Old
by Catherine Madera
Nestled in the Beaver Valley 20 miles west of Leavenworth, WA, Mountain Springs Lodge is a horse lover’s paradise. This scenic lodge and rustic getaway has been in owner Bill Newell’s family for six generations and is rich in history and tradition. The lodge can accommodate nearly 200 people and hosts some 50 weddings per year. It is a favorite for family reunions, business conferences, and church retreats as well as anyone looking for a warm, friendly atmosphere in which to relax and rejuvenate.
For horse lovers, this is a must-do destination full of possible adventures on horseback. Serene and scenic, miles of trails with views of Lake Wenatchee beckon riders from novice to advanced; bring your own horse or borrow one at the lodge. Mountain Springs Lodge also offers sleigh and wagon rides. In addition to horses, guests can also enjoy snowmobiling, cross country skiing, and fly fishing. Pets are welcome and can stay on site.
Reasonably priced, the lodge has big city benefits such as first class accommodations, a world class chef, Wi-Fi, and TV (though who’d want to watch it?). Year-round, Mountain Springs Lodge offers an unforgettable retreat provided by a remarkable family tradition.
Plan a sensational horse-centered event at Mountain Springs Lodge. For more information on accommodations and special packages contact the front desk at (800) 858-2278 or visit www.mtsprings.com
Published February 2013 Issue
Catherine Madera served as editor of the Northwest Horse Source for five years. She has written for numerous regional and national publications and is a contributing writer for Guideposts Magazine and the author of four equine-related books. She has two grown children and lives with her husband and three horses in Northwest Washington.