Saturday, August 18, 2007

Lake Chelan - the lay of the land

I always stay at the home of my boyfriend's parents but if you aren't able to rent a house on the lake, I have a few options that may work. First off, Campbell's is probably the most popular spot in town. The resort offers excellent views of the Lake, a full-service spa, sandy beach, pools, rentals for the Lake, etc. They also have rooms that are equipped with a full kitchen, cozy fireplaces and soaking tubs.

For a more intimate stay, check out Watson's Harverene Resort on the south shore of the Lake. It's been in the same family for 4 generations and is definitely a more low-key location than some of the others on the Lake. The Resort has a heated pool and hot tub, as well as its own beach. You can choose from family cottages or poolside units - all have a kitchen and one unit is large enough to sleep up to 10 people. The best part about this spot is that the resort offers guests a short sightseeing trip on their yacht for free! They also offer rentals for the Lake and have been known to have many repeat guests throughout the years. PS - this is also one of the spots on the Lake that has a gas pump so it's always good to know where it is in case you're running low!

For a comparison, the other spot on the Lake that I would recommend checking out is Wapato Point on the north shore. This location has many different resorts and hotels (and homes) and is very popular with visitors. If you're interested, click here to start the search.