One of the deepest lakes in America is also one of the most loved, dotted with secluded outposts, seaplane landings and boating sports. Lake Chelan vacations embody all these things, alongside more than 250 acres of wine vineyards, winter skiing and warm weather recreation. Apple season transforms North Central Washington into an edible paradise for fruit-lovers, followed shortly after by beautiful winters with ample snowfall for miles of Nordic ski trails, snow tube runs and snowmobiling routes for enthusiasts of all skill levels.
Just 5 miles from some of the best wine country in Washington, this peaceful resort offers guests a restful retreat and perfect home base for adventure in the Cascade Mountains. Warm-weather guests on Lake Chelan vacations love winery tours and refreshing recreation like swimming, fly fishing and water skiing. In the winter, local volunteer groups groom Nordic ski trails and over 150 miles of snowmobile routes, with warming stations throughout. While Chelan's also the Apple Capital of Washington, there are plenty of indoor things to do as well. Within 1 mile of Lake House Resort, you'll find gourmet cooking shops (Culinary Apple), sporting outfitters (Lake Chelan Sports), iconic bars (Campbell's Pub& Veranda), turn-of-the-century general stores (Whaley's), a custom frame and furnishings depot (Black Dog) and much more. For truly adventurous types, local hang-gliding, whitewater rafting and electric biking tours are also available.
Andante Witha private dining room for 12-50 guests, family means everything at Chelan'spremier fine dining destination. Artful dishes like Tuscan Seafood Stew arrivebeside treasured classics, accompanied by wines from all over the world.
Campbell's Resort Campbell'sPub & Veranda sits upstairs in its namesake resort, beckoning locals andtravelers alike to sip and dine by the fireplace, with lovely views of LakeChelan. Inspired by their own garden, the incredible menu matches the scenery.
Sorrento's Italianfamily recipes grace the dishes at this Chelan gem. Serving authenticTuscan-style cuisine and rare wines to discerning diners, the legendaryrestaurant can be found on-site at Tsillan Cellars Winery.
Tin Lilly ThisAmerican Fusion restaurant is the family-friendly new kid on the block. All theircocktails are made from hand-pressed juices, with a generous list of craftbeers, excellent Happy Hour menu and killer Bourbon Honey BBQ Ribs.
Winemaker's Grill AtWapato Point Cellars, more than grapes grow from the earth. In fact, all theproduce and herbs at their on-site restaurant are sourced from their very ownorganic garden, creating a truly farm-to-fork experience.
Black Dog Frame Shop Here, the name doesn't say it all. Beyond perfect custom frames and professional printing services, this special store carries a vast collection of home décor, antiques, jewelry, artwork and handmade local crafts.
Culinary Apple This is the singular gourmet cooking and home-chef's supply store in Chelan Apple Country. Whether you're looking for Washington Apple Gift Packs, homemade fudge, BBQ gear, or kitchen tools, this is the place to find it!
Downtown Hopland In the heart of Russian River wine country, small town warmth, rich history and craft beer marry in the name of destination shopping. Be sure to stop by Mendocino Brewing Company as you shop the scenic streets.
Lake Chelan Sports Specializing in everything outdoors, whatever your favorite sport, look no further for gear and attire to add style to your game. Ski and snowshoe rentals are also available, alongside an impressive inventory of brands like Prana and Patagonia.
Wenatchee Valley Mall Home to nearly 50 stores, some of the major retailers you'll find at this shopping bastion include Macy's, Sears, Buckle, GNC and Bath & Body Works, with skylights and ample seating throughout.
Whaley's General Store Reminiscent of American frontier outposts of yore, there's little you won't find on these well-stocked shelves, full of seasonal clothing, lingerie, children's apparel, art supplies, Lake Chelan souvenirs, swimwear and sporting gear.
Looking for a place that shines during every season of the year? Head to Lake Chelan, WA, located just outside of Seattle. Sip away with some tastings at the area wineries, hit the hills for a nature hike, enjoy water sports on the lake, and obviously hit the slopes for some skiing and snowboarding in the winter. At night spend your time at some great restaurants, or listen to live music at local bars.
January – Lake Chelan Winterfest Festival
May – Lake Chelan Duck Race
June - CruiZin Chelan
June – Mountain View Summer Music Series
June – Lake Chelan Century Challenge
July 0 Lake Chelan Bach Fest
August – Lake Chelan Pirate Fest
August - Washington Midsummer Renaissance Fair
September – Lake Chelan Short to Shore Marathon and Half-Marathon