And into the forest I go
to lose my mind and find my soul.
To recognize the land is an expression of gratitude to honor the Indigenous people who have been living and working on the land from time immemorial. Acknowledging the land is Indigenous protocol, and it also provides intentional space for us to reflect on our present participation in colonialism.
We acknowledge the land on which our home sits today as the traditional home of the Yakama, Chinook, and Wenatchi (P’Squosa) peoples. Thank you to the original caretakers of this land.
We believe it is our responsibility to pay tribute and to disseminate knowledge about the Native peoples of this land. We honor and respect the many diverse Indigenous peoples still connected to this area, and we personally seek to carry many of the same intentions for this land: care, healing, community, sustainability, and resilience.
We encourage you to read and reflect more about the local Indigenous peoples, that still inhabit this land:
Alpenglow is an optical phenomenon that appears as a reddish glow near the horizon opposite to the Sun at sunset. This effect is easily visible here in the mountains, causing the peaks glow red at sun down. It is also the name of our property.
We want Alpenglow to be a place to escape and recharge; to bask in the sun, play in the snow, and breathe the fresh air.
The main house has 5 rooms (4 bunk beds, 2 queen beds, one full) and 3.5 baths, capable of comfortably sleeping 15-20 people. The property also has a guest house connected by a large open deck with a king bed, private bath, and sofa bed.
The property has a fully equipped yoga studio and gym; a great place to host yoga retreats and fitness retreats, or simply get your sweat on. We are located on 10 acres of wooded land, so explore the hills, bathe in the trees, and gaze at the starts. There's also no shortage of things to see nearby; we are only a short drive to downtown Leavenworth, Lake Wenatchee, Fish Lake, mounting biking trails, hiking trails, skiing, wine tasting, river tubing, ziplining, and so much more.
We live by the creed to “leave it better than you found it.” We believe that people are more willing to take care of the things they appreciate and feel connected to. We want to create a space where people can appreciate the beautiful natural environment that surrounds us; we want people to feel a connection with and responsibility for preserving it.
Mountain living requires a more intentional and sustainable lifestyle. We continue to challenge ourselves and our guests to close that loop and enable to take those practices home. Here are some of the sustainable features about the property:
We get our water from the ground beneath our feet. This is a healthier source of water, filtered by the soil and rather than a municipal chlorination facility. It also just requires a small pump to deliver water to the house, rather than the huge pumps to deliver water through corroding municipal systems.
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