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Lake Chelan Information

About Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan covers 50 miles with calm water in Washington state, and happens to be the largest natural lake in the area by far. In Chelan County, where “Chelan” means deep water, visitors flock to the lake for fishing, boating, and splashing around in the lake. If that doesn’t sound relaxing enough, the Lake Chelan Wine Valley might be right up your alley. Enjoy the calming freedom of the expansive lake, where there’s something for everyone!

Also, be sure to check out our Lake Chelan Vacation Rental Locations guide, and our Lake Chelan Family Activities guide.

Things to do in Lake Chelan

Fishing on the lake is one of the main reasons for visiting. The water is filled with different kinds of trout, suckers and whitefish for you to catch — a fisherman’s dream. The Lake Chelan State Park has miles of shoreline, grassy areas to play and camp in, and trails to hike. On the water you can go boating, swimming — even water skiing! Boating is ideal on the lake, where you can rent or bring your own, from canoes and kayaks to paddle boards. Spend your days by the lake in the summer sun, where you can have picnics and look out onto the water. The Lake Chelan area is also known for its wineries, with perfect apples and pears growing along with grapes. The Lake Chelan Wine Valley will help you relax on your lake vacation. Visit the vineyards for tours and wine tastings, for example at Tsillan Cellars Winery, and bring some bottles back with you!

Day trips from Lake Chelan

From the northern end of the lake, the Lady of the Lake ferry service can take you on a trip to the tiny town of Stehekin. Stehekin is filled with visitors during the summer months, who come for the charming atmosphere while staying in Lake Chelan. See the Buckner Homestead Historic District, and the beautiful natural sites that draw adventurers. Further north, you can find the North Cascades National Park. The National Park is full of peaks, glaciers, waterfalls, and incredible trails to explore.

Lake Chelan accommodations

Find your ideal lake house in Lake Chelan, where you can relax with waterfront views and cabin-style surroundings. However, there are also hotels, and rentals ranging from simple to luxurious that give you lots of options. Whether you’re travelling as a couple, or a large family with kids — there’s a rental out there for you.

Transportation in Lake Chelan

While you’re on the lake, there’s no better way to get around than on boat! You can also walk around the lake to get from spot to spot, or follow the hiking trails if it’s more recreational. However, depending on where your rental is, having a car would be useful to hop around the lake with beach chairs etc. The Lady of the Lake ferry service can take you around the natural sites in a beautiful fashion.

Vacation Rentals in Lake Chelan

Find the best Lake Chelan vacation rentals on With over 653 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Lake Chelan range from $49 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.

Vacation home rentals found on offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 598 homes in Lake Chelan offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 280 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 521 homes with cable TV.

For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Lake Chelan offers 62 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on

Search properties from 9 vacation rental sites in Lake Chelan where the top providers in that area are HomeAway, Expedia, and There are 327 HomeAway rentals, 201 Expedia short term rentals and 77 vacation rentals.