Stephen Call is a dentist from Spokane who comes to Colville too. I recently came to him after I found out he would be covered by my insurance plan. I was happy to find an alternative to Bright Now Dental in Spokane, and it would
truly not be an exaggeration to say that it was like the difference of going to heaven from the depths of hell to come here from Bright Now!! His assistant Ann was very nice, and the cleaning was soothing and relaxing. It didn't ever hurt afterwards.
I had to come here for a while because of a change in my insurance coverage, and
I feel like the minute you walk through the doors of this place you are going to
be sorry! It was so bad, that it actually brought back bad memories of going to
the dentist from my childhood. They told me that I had major gum disease, but
none of the other dentists I have asked agreed with what they told me. Their
cleanings were painful and scary. I would never come back to this place.
This is a great place to stop when you're driving along Highway 2, in the orchard region between Leavenworth and Wenatche. It's a big barn where you can find lots of fresh fruits and vegetables at the right time of year. They specialize in apples and pears, and have many varieties of each. There's also a nice lawn you can walk around on outside to stretch your legs.
This little shop is a great source for high quality gourmet food items, many from Europe. They seem to specialize in cheeses, bottled beers and ales, fine wines, sausages and those sorts of gourmet items. They carry great things, but if you're making a trip to somewhere like Seattle from here, you might be able to find good cheese or beers considerably cheaper there as this shop is definitely not cheap.
If you are looking for good quality chocolate or other candy, this is a great place to come. It's in Leavenworth, the town in the Washington Cascades which is made to look like a Bavarian village, and this is one of the little shops that sells really good chocolate from Europe. understandably, some of it can get pretty pricey, though.
One of the best things to stop for if you're passing through Leavenworth and don't have time to wander around the maze of gift shops is the candy, and this is one of the best shops to find interesting candies. I particularly like the types of black licorice they have her that I can almost never find anywhere else - some European styles like Dutch hard liquorice and even double-salted black licorice!
The Motteler Village Shops are one little group of the many gift-oriented shops in Leavenworth - a little town on the east side of the Washington Cascades made to look like a Bavarian town in every way possible. These little shops carry a wide variety of the many gift items you could expect from this town - musicboxes, nutcrackers, polka cd's, etc, etc. Not exactly my cup of tea, but if it sounds good to you, you will undoubtedly be satisfied by these shops.
Chada is a really nice little shop in West Seattle with small and arts and crafts that would make nice gifts. I think it is mostly Thai. It is a small place, so there isn't room for a huge inventory of different things, but what they do have tends to be really nice and interesting. the prices aren't bad either.
if you're looking for antiques this struck me as a great place to come looking for good finds. they have 3 floors, counting the basement, filled with a variety of different things. there were a few interesting Asian antiques, and in the upstairs there were smaller areas of different vendors with their antiques and collectible items.