Peshastin is a small community in Chelan County, Washington, on the banks of the Wenatchee River, at the foothills of More Cascade Mountains. Peshastin is a starting point for spectacular wild water adventures organized by the Wildwater River Guides. The unique climate and soils enabled several award-winning wineries to produce high quality wines, notably Icicle Ridge Winery. The hills around Peshastin were known for orchards long before wineries took over. One of them, Miller Orchards, was growing cherries, pears, apricots and more since early 19th century. Scroll to see the full list with photos or jump to the table of contents.


Wildwater River Guides

Wildwater River Guides

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For more than 30 years, Wildwater River Guides, based in Peshastin, Washington, have been providing guided adventures on the most exciting and scenic rivers in Washington. Wildwater trips are operated by passionate and highly professional river guides who practiced their sport all over the world.

Wildwater provides superb service, top of the line equipment and the highest certification standards for their guides in Washington state. The company offers instructions on whitewater kayak trips, specialty kayak clinics, guided river Stand Up Paddleboarding trips, guide training and whitewater rafting trips on seven most exciting Washington rivers, of different difficulty level, including Class IV Green River and Class III-V Skykomish River.

Wildwater River Guides, Phone: 509-470-8558


Icicle Ridge Winery

Icicle Ridge Winery

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Icicle Ridge Winery is a family-owned winery in Peshastin, Washington, with their own vineyard on Icicle Ridge in Peshastin and tasting rooms in Leavenworth and Peshastin. The vinery is located in the beautiful 5000-square foot log house in the foothills of Cascade Mountain.

The log house, also home of the vineyard owners Louie and Judy Wagoner, has a charming tasting room with massive hand-carved tables where guests can taste their award-winning wines while enjoying magnificent views of the Icicle Ridge and surrounding vineyards. Icicle Ridge Winery specializes in the estate-grown ice wines, but also produces specialty fruit wines, as well as the well-known classic varietals.

Icicle Ridge Winery, 8977 North Rd, Peshastin, WA 98847, Phone: 509-548-7019


Miller Orchards

Miller Orchards

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Henderson Miller and his wife Martha moved to the Wenatchee Valley in 1902 to start a church. They did it and the church is still working. They also planted an orchard on the land previously covered in trees.

Today, the fourth generation of Millers tend the orchards and farm the land. All their produce is grown right in their orchard in Peshastin, Washington. The orchard grows apples, pears, cherries, apricots, nectarines, plums, and more and the farm grows asparagus, eggs, corn and more. Visitors are invited to take a tour of the farm on their antique tractor, with comfortable seats on straw bales, before stocking up with the fresh produce on their stand on Highway 97.

Miller Orchards, 7306 US-97, Peshastin, WA 98847


Big Y Cafe

Big Y Cafe

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Located at the junction of Highway 97 and Highway 2 in Peshastin, Washington, Big Y Cafe is a quaint family-style eatery that has been popular with locals and travellers since 1939. Cozy, simple environment, friendly atmosphere and whole day breakfast remained the same even after Big Y became part of the Wild Huckleberry restaurant group.

It just took over some of the Huckleberry’s favorite menu items. Many of the Big Y classics are still there, such as the Trucker Burger and the famous Avis’ pie. The menu is large, with all the comfort food and everyone’s favorites, from waffles and pancakes to burgers, sandwiches and salads.

Big Y Cafe, 7546 Saunders Rd, Peshastin, WA 98847, Phone: 509-548-5012


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