Wenatchee - Lake Chelan, WA

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Chelan featuring street scenes and mountains
The lakes of Chelan County are often touted as Washington’s Playground because of the range of sports and beautiful scenery available to visitors.

Visit the charming waterfront towns of Wenatchee and Lake Chelan to enjoy water sports, outdoor activities and lakeside relaxation. The Cascades, a range of mountains that cut through the center of Washington, form the dramatic background to this scenic part of the state.

The history of the area is bound up with the indigenous communities, such as the Wenatchi, that first lived in the area. Follow the historic routes through the mountains, which were first explored by these nomadic cultures. Fur trappers, prospectors and cattlemen later traveled through the area before settling in the mid-19th century.

Explore the historic town of Wenatchee, known by many as the “Apple Capital of the World.” Walk along Main Street, a classically American boulevard, and soak up the old-world atmosphere of the town. Attend the Apple Blossom Festival, an annual spring celebration that dates back to 1919.

For fresh air and adventure, hike or bike through the Wenatchee National Forest. Hit the Apple Capital Loop Trail around the shores of Lake Wenatchee for panoramic mountain views and invigorating road cycling.

Unwind by the shores of Lake Chelan, which stretches for over 50 miles (80 kilometers) through the Cascades. The resort of Chelan, at the southern tip of the lake, offers water sports and boat rides on its shimmering waters.

Sip on local wines in the vineyards around the lake. Several different grape varietals grow in this designated American Viticulture Area (AVA). Sample local wines in one of the many wineries that line the shores of Lake Chelan. For a taste of something different, explore the beer and cider breweries, many of which also offer tours and tasting sessions.

Travel around Wenatchee and Lake Chelan using public transit. City buses run through the mountains, while the towns themselves can be explored on foot. Get to Wenatchee by flying from Seattle to Pangborn Memorial Airport. Visit in winter for skiing and other snow sports or come in summer for sunny days on the lakes.

Where to stay in Wenatchee - Lake Chelan

Red Lion Hotel Wenatchee City Center
Red Lion Hotel Wenatchee City Center
3 out of 5
1225 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA, 98801
The price is ¥11,177 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Wenatchee. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean ...
4/5 Very Good! (1,253 reviews)
"Clean rooms, wish the pool was open longer."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Red Lion Hotel Wenatchee City Center
Icicle Village Resort
Icicle Village Resort
3.5 out of 5
505 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA, 98826
The price is ¥28,213 per night from Sep 5 to Sep 6
Stay at this 3.5-star spa hotel in Leavenworth. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the clean rooms ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (1,028 reviews)
Best hotel in Leavenworth!
"Great location, walkable to town and the river. The room is a good size with nice amenities such as Tullys coffee and quality lotion, shampoo and conditioner. Room and resort are very clean. We didn’t make the 10am breakfast so I can’t comment on that. Parking is free and onsite."

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Icicle Village Resort
Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel
Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel
3 out of 5
201 N Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee, WA, 98801
The price is ¥18,501 per night from Aug 29 to Aug 30
Stay at this 3-star business-friendly hotel in Wenatchee. Enjoy free breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,006 reviews)
Great room but bad for local baseball
"We had a great 7th floor view of the Columbia River and a spacious comfortable room. Our main complaint was that we could not get the Seattle Mariners baseball game on TV, because of the limited channel selection."

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2022

Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Yacinde Pool View F5
Yacinde Pool View F5
Manson, WA
Stay at this condo in Manson. Enjoy an indoor pool, WiFi, and a spa tub. Popular attractions Mill Bay Casino and Lake Chelan State Park are located nearby. Discover ...
Yacinde Pool View F5
Icicle Village Resort 506 - pool, hot tub, walk downtown
Icicle Village Resort 506 - pool, hot tub, walk downtown
Leavenworth, WA
Stay at this family-friendly apartment in Leavenworth. Enjoy a spa tub, onsite parking, and an arcade/game room. Popular attractions Leavenworth Summer Theater ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (12 reviews)
Nice place!
"Clean, good location, quiet. Would recommend!"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Icicle Village Resort 506 - pool, hot tub, walk downtown
Bavarian Paradise - New! Groundfloor 2 bedroom 2 bath Condo. Walk to LTown!
Bavarian Paradise - New! Groundfloor 2 bedroom 2 bath Condo. Walk to LTown!
Leavenworth, WA
Stay at this condo in Leavenworth. Enjoy free WiFi, onsite parking, and a Smart TV. Popular attractions Leavenworth Summer Theater and Rafters Beach are located ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (31 reviews)
Great place
"This is very nice place located in a quiet complex. Walking distance to downtown and river. Would love to come back"

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Bavarian Paradise - New! Groundfloor 2 bedroom 2 bath Condo. Walk to LTown!
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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