Fall Open House...

I want to invite you to take a drive across the mountains and come to my shop's Open House this Saturday.  The leaves are turning color...beautiful gold and reds are making their appearance. In case you haven't been to Plain (or maybe even heard of it!), I'd like to take you on a little tour.

 The Wenatchee River...

The Wenatchee River...

Plain is basically a little town in a valley with the Wenatchee River running through it. There are also two lakes, Lake Wenatchee and Fish Lake nearby. In the summer, Plain draws many hikers and bicyclists and river floaters to the area and the fall brings the leaf peepers! The winter snows bring the cross country and alpine skiers, the snowmobile enthusiasts, and snow shoe lovers. There is always something to do outdoors! Or if you prefer, you can settle in to a warm cabin or lodging, grab a cup of coffee, and just relax. Or....do a little shopping!

Of course, your first place to stop and shop would be Gracious Offering...

 Gracious Offering shop...

Gracious Offering shop...

 Interior of Gracious Offering shop...

Interior of Gracious Offering shop...

Your next stop would be Plain Hardware....so much more than a Hardware store!

 Plain Hardware...a hardware store, gift shop, espresso, and soup for lunch...

Plain Hardware...a hardware store, gift shop, espresso, and soup for lunch...

 The Farmer's Market is still going on with all local produce...

The Farmer's Market is still going on with all local produce...

 Plain Hardware gift shop...

Plain Hardware gift shop...

And, if you need a bit of refreshment....

 Just Plain Grocery can provide almost any food or beverage item you need...and yummy ice cream cones!

Just Plain Grocery can provide almost any food or beverage item you need...and yummy ice cream cones!

If you are hungry for breakfast or lunch...

 Old Mill Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch...

Old Mill Cafe is open for breakfast and lunch...

If you are looking for lodging, there are many options. There are cabins to rent on VRBO or Comfy Cabins, or a couple of Lodges right in the heart of Plain...

Like, Beaver Valley Lodge...

 Beaver Valley Lodge...simple, affordable rooms...

Beaver Valley Lodge...simple, affordable rooms...

 Beaver Valley Lodge...

Beaver Valley Lodge...

 Another view of Beaver Valley Lodge...

Another view of Beaver Valley Lodge...

Or, the lovely Mountain Springs Lodge...which also serves a delicious Sunday brunch, open to the public...and they just added Zip Line tours this summer!

 Mountain Springs Lodge also has a cute, small gift shop and espresso...

Mountain Springs Lodge also has a cute, small gift shop and espresso...

 The pond at Mountain Springs Lodge...

The pond at Mountain Springs Lodge...

Have I enticed you yet? I hope so! The drive across Stevens Pass is lovely on a sunny day and Saturday is supposed to be beautiful. I would love to see you there this Saturday (September 27)  for my open house from 12 to 5 pm. I'm busy baking up fall goodies this week...like pumpkin cupcakes with salted caramel icing, Krunsekake bites, another pumpkin dessert, and an apple delight! Along with Hot Cider or Coffee...

If you come, turn right on River Road in Plain and look for these signs...

 Dell Place is 1.7 miles down River Road...

Dell Place is 1.7 miles down River Road...

Of course, Leavenworth is just around the corner from Plain and is celebrating their Fall Leaf Festival too. Leavenworth has an abundance of lodging and restaurant options...but it will be busy...nothing like the serenity of Plain! Hope to see you this Saturday!