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Kid-friendly, Waterfront Condo w/ Pool & Hot TubGreat family waterfront condo awaits you at the Grandview on Lake Chelan. This unique 1 bedroom unit sleeps 6 & opens to a spacious lawn for kids to play or you to relax or jump in the lake, pool, or hot tub. Whether you enjoy walking the Riverwalk trail, golfing, or visiting many of the wineries/restaurants close by, this place has it all. Guests enjoy full kitchen, fireplace, games, & kid-amenities (pack & play crib). W/D in unit + free Wi-Fi & parking. Docks & buoy tie-up a bonus!
Lakefront Getaway - 5 Feet from Lake ChelanAmazing location directly lakeside.
Small Downtown Home Near Lake Chelan, WIFI, PetsThis small vacation home in Chelan sleeps up to 4 adults (or up to 6 people total including children) and has 2 bedrooms and 1 bathroom. The home can be rented alone, or in combination with our larger Riverwalk 1 house also listed on Airbnb. Located two blocks from downtown Chelan and across the street from one of the entrances to Riverwalk Park, this home is the perfect launching place for all things Chelan.
Once Washington’s largest lake, this beautiful body of water in the north-central part of the state brings visitors in search of a scenic getaway to its sandy waterfront and the vineyards that blanket the surrounding foothills. With stunning mountain views, wineries, and a fun-focused vacation-town feel, Lake Chelan offers a family-oriented beach destination for visitors. On the south shore of the lake, downtown Chelan boasts a walkable selection of restaurants and shops, with plenty of rental outfitters helping people find a way onto the water. Continuing around the lake brings visitors to quieter communities, like Wapato Point, where they find a retreat from the boisterous atmosphere of Chelan proper.
Most visitors drive to Lake Chelan, for both the ease of getting there and to give them the flexibility to explore. The lake is located around 200 miles from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA), which has flights from around the country, and the smaller regional Spokane International Airport (GEG). A few scheduled flights a day from Seattle arrive at Wenatchee’s airport, Pangborn Memorial Airport (EAT), 63 miles south. Bus services connect Wenatchee and Chelan multiple times a day, and buses and trains connect Seattle and Wenatchee, so getting there is possible without a car.
Lake Chelan’s location in the rain shadow of the Cascade Mountains, keeps the south end of the lake and the town of Chelan quite dry most of the time, with as many as 300 days of sunshine each year. Extremely hot summers keep swimmers happy, since the water temperature hovers in the mid- to high 60s Fahrenheit. That makes for a refreshing dip when the outside air regularly hits 85 degrees, as it does in July and August. Even the daily low temperatures stay above 60 during those months. Late spring and early fall bring more moderate heat, with the same sunshine, but winter visitors should pack plenty of warm clothing, as the average high temperature in winter stays in the 30s.
The open expanse of the 50-mile-long lake serves as a playground for waterskiing, jet skiing, and motorized boating of all sorts (including for fishing), while human-powered craft like kayaks and paddleboards hug the shoreline. The beaches host families, and the gentle waters welcome swimmers. Local outfitters around town stock rental crafts of all types right on the lake for easy access.
Eight courses in the area take advantage of the near-guaranteed summer sunshine to show off the scenery. You can golf on a range of terrains, from a convenient public course to a nationally renowned newcomer featuring breathtaking panoramic views.
The Wenatchee region long held a reputation for fruit, but that primarily meant apples and pears until the 21st century. However, with the naming of Chelan as Washington’s 11th American Viticulture Area in 2009, the local winemaking community took off. With more than 30 wineries, the region offers a wide variety of producers making wines at a range of prices, mainly featuring Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, and Viogner grapes.