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Gorgeous views! Ski! Golf! Only 20 minutes to Leavenworth

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,000 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

3 Bedroom, 3 Bath Log Home with Mountain Views

Winter reservations require traction tires (all-season minimum) and all-wheel drive vehicle or 4x4 for access.

Welcome to Big Ponderosa Pine. Located at Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort!! Perfect for family vacations, guys and gals getaways, golf or skiing. Step out to over 30 miles of groomed cross country ski trails!! We're just a short 20 minute drive to Stevens Pass downhill ski area or the beautiful town of Leavenworth, WA.

You'll enjoy mountain views and tranquility as you kick back and relax on our large deck.

This is a three bedroom, three bathroom cedar log home. There are 2 queen beds and 1 set of single bunk beds in three separate bedrooms on the main floor. There is also a carpeted lower level with 1 queen bed with privacy curtains, a queen size pull out couch and a foosball table.

You'll find a fully equipped kitchen, dining room with seating for 8 and a gorgeous deck area with gas BBQ and patio furniture. The spacious living room has a TV with DVD library (no cable TV) and Netflix, CD player, cozy river rock fireplace, soaring ceilings and beautiful views. Wireless internet is included.

You'll be pleasantly surprised with all the little extras and touches that we provide to help you feel right at home.

Winter reservations: We receive quite allot of snow in this area. This community is great for skiers or families looking for snow activities. You should be well versed in navigating and travelling in snow. You are the kind of people who crave fresh snow and look forward to playing in it. This is a house, not a hotel, so you might have to shovel snow or use the snow blower if necessary. All winter reservations REQUIRE traction tires (all-season minimum) and all-wheel drive vehicle or 4x4 for access.

See the owner's website link below for more photos and location information.

Keywords: Cabin, Kahler Glen, Lake Wenatchee, Big Ponderosa, Golf, Ski

More Details

Michelle Barsness
Member since: 2008
Speaks english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 16, 2018

About Michelle Barsness

We are the Barsness family. Our cabin, which we lovingly refer to as 'Big Ponderosa' is a charming cedar log home. The name Big Ponderosa is inspired by the magestic ponderosa pine trees found on the east side of Washington's Cascade mountains.

Michelle Barsness purchased this house in 2007

Why Michelle Barsness chose Leavenworth

Only 2 hrs drive from Everett. Lots of sunshine in the summer and snow for skiing and sledding in the winter. We are close to Lake Wenatchee and Fish Lake as well as a short 20 minute drive to Leavenworth. Just a quick 20 - 25 minute drive to Stevens Pass ski area.

What makes this house unique

You'll enjoy peaceful tranquility at this mountain home while still being close to all the festivals and activity the Leavenworth area offers. This is rustic elegance. Log home charm, with all the cozy amenities. You can golf or ski in minutes. Watch the kids sled right outside our door.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Great golf & hiking getaway! We found this place through friends of the owners. Such a beautiful setting with views of the golf course and the mountains beyond. We really enjoyed the fireplace in the living room with its big window overlooking the golf course, and also enjoyed the great deck. The golf course is challenging and fun. Plenty of hiking in the area with paths to Lake Wenatchee. Looking forward to another vacation here.
Sep 2010
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Leavenworth, Washington

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2000 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8 ...
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Golf Course Front
  • Golf Course View ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Ski-In ...
  • Ski-Out ...
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Main floor with large luxury shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Master bedroom bathroom
    Bathroom 3 - combination tub/shower , Lower level suite full bathroom
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 3 - 1 bunk bed , Single bunks
    Other (See Description) - 1 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Baby crib is available.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio
  • Golf ...
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Gorgeous views! Ski! Golf! Only 20 minutes to Leavenworth
average rating of 5.0 based on 21 reviews

Amazing Home to host our family.

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for sharing your amazing home. Its in a perfect location to offer plenty of winter activities. We especially liked the warm fireplace to come home to. The kitchen was fully stocked and offered plenty of room for the family to spread out. We will be back next year!

  • Submitted: 26-Dec-2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I wish we could have stayed longer. The home is beautifully constructed, well equipped and furnished, and located in a pristine setting that overlooks a golf course and wooded mountains. We shared the home with another family which worked out perfectly because the home has a lower floor that functioned as a second master suite. We all had plenty of privacy and comfortable shared spaces. Sitting by the fireplace in the living room and catching up with old friends was a highlight. Thank you. The driveway is tricky to find the first time--keep looking it's well worth it.

  • Submitted: 8-Oct-2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Splendid Getaway!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I had a wonderful 4-day getaway at the Big Ponderosa. We were a party of 5 adults and 2 toddlers and had more than enough space for all of us. The cabin had a cozy feeling to it just like home, was very well equipped, and had stunning views overlooking the snow-covered golf course. There were various puzzles and games to keep adults and toddlers entertained. However, we’ve mostly enjoyed playing in the snow and sledding every day just outside the house. Michelle, the owner, was very accommodating and even left few sleds in the garage for us to use. We are definitely staying here again.

  • Submitted: 22-Jan-2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Holiday Weekend!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the house with our daughter and another family with their children for the Thanksgiving weekend. The house was absolutely perfect. It was decorated for Christmas, which definitely added to the festive feeling of the weekend. It was so cozy, clean, and comfortable! There were a number of toys, puzzles, and games for the kids to play with. The linens and towels were all in good shape. Even the bathroom floors were heated!

We cooked Thanksgiving dinner there, and before our trip, I was slightly concerned that we might not have everything we need to pull off such a large scale dinner. I was happily wrong! The kitchen was better stocked than most other VRBO's I've stayed in. It had everything we could dream up....and then several tools that we didn't even need. I was truly impressed with it.

Overall a wonderful weekend was had by all. Thank you so much for your hospitality!

  • Submitted: 28-Nov-2016
  • Stayed: November 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello! I'm so glad to hear your family had a great Thanksgiving weekend. Thank you for such a nice review. Good to hear you were able to find everything you needed and enjoyed your time in the area. We hope you consider staying with us again in the future another time. All the best.
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Great place

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful home. Clean comfortable and beautiful surroundings.

  • Submitted: 25-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great family vacation

  • 5 of 5

We truly enjoyed our stay. The place is beautiful. It is very clean and provided all the necessities we needed. Enjoyed learning foosball again with our adult children. We went to the Wenatchee State Park for swimming, Fish lake for fishing, took quite a few hikes on the surrounding trails. We also visited Leavenworth for shopping, ice cream and played at the river. Completed zipling in Leavenworth. It was so nice to return to the beautiful home to relax and enjoy. Of course we golfed too.

  • Submitted: 15-Jul-2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
Kahler Glen Golf & Ski Resort
Nearest Ski
25 Miles
Stevens Pass
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Lake Wenatchee State Park Beach
Car: recommended


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Leavenworth, Washington

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
July 4th Holiday
Jul 4 2018 - Jul 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
Labor Day
Aug 31 2018 - Sep 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season Fall
Oct 21 2018 - Nov 21 2018
2 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2018 - Nov 24 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season Fall
Nov 25 2018 - Nov 29 2018
2 night minimum stay
Winter Festival
Nov 30 2018 - Dec 22 2018
2 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2018 - Dec 25 2018
3 night minimum stay
Winter Festival
Dec 26 2018 - Dec 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Martin Luther King Holiday
Jan 18 2019 - Jan 20 2019
3 night minimum stay
President's Day Holiday
Feb 15 2019 - Feb 17 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$530.76
Cleaning Fee C$258.75

Winter Reservations: In snow and icy conditions, traction tires (all-season minimum), a 4x4 vehicle or all-wheel drive vehicle is REQUIRED. We have a very steep driveway.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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