What a weekend. After along week of work and photo shoots, I sped off to an incredible new Resort for some much needed R&R. My destination was in Leavenworth WA. I had heard little of the adult-only Posthotel before my experience but all I can say is …WOW. This place has it all.
The Posthotel has been in development for the past 8 years, from project planning to construction, the founders had an intimate role in every aspect of the design and construction. This careful attention to detail really showed through out every aspect of the resort. The wood and stone was carved and shaped in their onsite masonry and wood shop.
The Founders Robin and Chris really take care in continuing this attention to detail in their hospitality services and respect for guests privacy.
The resort is only accessible to guests of the property and two glass doors that are activated by a key card, keeping the resort intimate and private from tourists.
As you enter the Posthotel, you are immediately greeting with sweeping light that seems to bounce off of the white stucco walls and perfectly arranged furniture. You feel like you are walking into your second home.
Relaxation seems to be built into the DNA of the material used. The flow of the rooms allows guests to move through the first floor effortlessly, while the wood beam ceilings and lighting details transport you out of Leavenworth and into a Classic European Spa atmosphere…. am I still in Washington?
Guests are offered tea and ginger water ( which was my favorite upon entering ) The check in process was painless and after I received my key card I followed our gracious hosts for a tour of the property to better understand the details.
First off the Spa blew me away. They offer a relaxation lounge for guests who arrive early to treatments or want to stay awhile longer. There is carefully placed lounge chairs curved around a fire with views out to Blackbird mountain. This will be exceptional during the winter time. The spa offers an array of services, from hydrotherapy, to massages and facials. Feedback from guests are nothing but high praise, when I asked how their treatments went. One cool detail is that Robin manufactures and creates their own linens that are used throughout all the rooms. These are for sale in the spa as well, along with candles. ( The one they were burning could be smelled throughout the whole resort) ALIXX tea time I believe the candles was.
A floor below the spa was my favorite part of the Resort. The Wellness and Pool area, this by far is the highlight for guests and where most of them spend their time. Large white pillars break up the space from the eye and gives the space a fresh greek feel. The pool hands make sure the pool area is always in immaculate order, as guests come and go they keep the lounge chairs fresh and always with tightly rolled towels. I requested cucumber water and Dillon one of the pool hands went to the store, cut, prepared and delivered me what I requested. Their services is just that good. The Wellness center features numerous steam rooms, a classic German cedar sauna, relaxation lounges and European hydrotherapy traditions. All of this is built around the real gem, which is the indoor outdoor infinity salt water pool. I think my photos do it more justice then any description could.
The resort has 3 room types, Classic King, Spa Suite and Post Suite. I was blessed with the Classic King. Upon entry I noticed every detail was thought of, from the french doors overlooking the river, to the all white Fireplace, (gas so it was on with the flip of a switch) the Classic King bed with custom linens and the hand carved marble soaking bathtub. The shower had two mode, rain and regular shower head, I think I will use both.
They also provide the most luxurious robes and slippers that guests are encouraged to wear around the property. They really want you to relax.
The energy in the room was very fresh and the light coming over the mountains at night changed the room dynamics from airy and fresh to relaxing and intimate. I highly suggest filing up the tub, dimming the lights and slipping in with a good book.
The room cost also covers your breakfast, lunch and desert bar in the evenings. The food was incredible and the lovely ladies in the kitchen will make you close to anything you want. Robin has gone to great lengths to provide authentic dishes and spreads paying tribute to European style of cuisine and cooking methods. You won’t find any ribs or steak here.
During breakfast they had a stunning cheese, yogurt and bread bar. During lunch they have fruit, incredible salads and different coffee options. The goal for all their dishes is for them to be light on the stomach and easy to eat by the pool. My personal favorite was the desert bar, they serve tarts with fruit, delectable truffle chocolates, and apple turnovers dusted with sugar.
By the end of the weekend, I didn’t want to return to reality, this place is that good. I highly recommending staying at The PostHotel before winter as they will be filling up quick as the word spreads of this stunning property. I cannot wait to go back and am truly thankful to my gracious hosts Robin and Chris for their hospitality and continued pursuit of perfection.