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Wenatchee - Lake ChelanUnited States of America

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.

Top Hotels in Wenatchee - Lake Chelan

Hampton Inn & Suites Leavenworth, WA
Hampton Inn & Suites Leavenworth, WA
2.5 out of 5
301 Ward Strasse, Leavenworth, WA
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is CA $172 per night from Dec 8 to Dec 9

Situated in the mountains, this hotel is steps away from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and Cascade Range. Berghof Keller Winery and Waterfront Park are ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (1,077 reviews)

"Great property! Very clean and nice! Loved staying here!!"…"

Reviewed on Nov. 22, 2020

Hampton Inn & Suites Leavenworth, WA
Icicle Village Resort
Icicle Village Resort
3.5 out of 5
505 Highway 2, Leavenworth, WA
The price is CA $217 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

This family-friendly Leavenworth hotel is located in the mountains, steps away from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, Cascade Range and Leavenworth Summer ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (960 reviews)

"We had a two bedroom sweet so nice and relaxing! The fireplaces and Holiday decor was wonderful."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 23, 2020

Icicle Village Resort
Fairbridge Inn & Suites
Fairbridge Inn & Suites
2 out of 5
185 US Hwy 2, Leavenworth, WA
The price is CA $136 per night from Jan 3 to Jan 4

Located in the heart of Leavenworth, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Leavenworth Summer Theater, Leavenworth Nutcracker Museum and Front Street Park. ...

4.1/5Very Good! (964 reviews)

"The location is perfect for walking to downtown Leavenworth. Our 2 queen room was adequate and clean; though dated and in obvious need of some minor repairs."…"

Reviewed on Nov. 10, 2020

Fairbridge Inn & Suites
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.

Vacation Rentals in Wenatchee - Lake Chelan

Chelan Resort Suites
Chelan Resort Suites
3.5 out of 5
2220 W Woodin Ave #311, Chelan, WA

Situated in Chelan, this condo is within 1 mi (2 km) of Slidewaters at Lake Chelan and Lake Chelan. Nefarious Cellars is 2.1 mi (3.4 km) away.

3.9/5Good! (20 reviews)
Comfy Condo

"Overall loved the location of this condo. Loved the comfort of this condo. What we didn’t like, was being charged $195 in condo fees. The key codes, were suppose to work for the pool too. We had to contact the property manager to get a key for the pool."…"

Reviewed on Jun. 20, 2020

Chelan Resort Suites
Leavenworth RV Campground
Leavenworth RV Campground
1.5 out of 5
20752 Chiwawa Loop Rd, Leavenworth, WA

This family-friendly Leavenworth campsite is steps away from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and Cascade Range. Plain Valley Nordic Trails and Fish Lake are ...

3.3/5 (23 reviews)
cute and clean and comfortable

"Prompt and friendly and accurate checkin at gate. Cabin was cute and fairly clean. We had to sweep the floor but everything else was great. Beds were not the greatest but were clean."…"

Reviewed on Aug. 27, 2020

Leavenworth RV Campground
Alpine Getaway - A Leavenworth Cabin With Hot Tub/fire Pit. Just Listed
Alpine Getaway - A Leavenworth Cabin With Hot Tub/fire Pit. Just Listed
22308 Shetland Rd, Leavenworth, WA
The price is CA $386 per night from Jan 2 to Jan 3

Situated in the mountains, this cabin is steps away from Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest and Cascade Range. Plain Valley Nordic Trails is 2.4 mi (3.8 km) ...

4.3/5Excellent! (38 reviews)

"We loved it. Did not know how to turn on jets in hot tub, and we could not get on wi-fi, so couldn't contact the hosts. Actually, one of us had phone service, so I guess we could have called the hosts. So that was on us. These were minor glitches, and we both would love to go back sometime."…"

Reviewed on Oct. 23, 2020

Alpine Getaway - A Leavenworth Cabin With Hot Tub/fire Pit. Just Listed
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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