Beginning January 18 and running through January 27, Winterfest is coming to Lake Chelan! This festival has many activities that will appeal to the whole family. Lake Chelan’s official website describes Winterfest as “the perfect escape to a Washington winter wonderland,” and they couldn’t be more correct!Continue reading “Winterfest in Lake Chelan”
As it gets cold in Lake Chelan, warm up with some wine tastings. Lake Chelan’s climate, soil, and the land’s physical features make it ideal for wineries. This atmosphere has helped Lake Chelan get qualified as the 11th American Viticultural Area in Washington. Here, you can taste wines unique to Chelan and embrace your vino side.Continue reading “Wine Tasting in Lake Chelan”
Lake Chelan has many amazing winter activities, but one of our favorites is skiing. If you’ve been skiing near Lake Chelan, you know that the area’s natural beauty makes the experience like none other. If you haven’t, you might not know about the great ski areas around Lake Chelan. Find out our top 4 places to go skiing near Lake Chelan below. When you stay at Lakeside Lodge and Suites, you’ll be close to these areas so you can easily ski at some or all of them during your stay.Continue reading “Top 4 Places to go Skiing near Lake Chelan”
Apple Cup Cafe is a local Chelan restaurant on East Woodin Ave. that has been in operation since 1957. It gets its name from the Apple Cup Regatta–a hydroplane race across Lake Chelan where race boats compete for prizes. This award-winning cafe is steeped in the local lifestyle and dedicated to the culture of Lake Chelan.Continue reading “Local Chelan Restaurant Spotlight: Apple Cup Cafe”
This week, December 20, Geoffrey Castle returns to Lake Chelan to perform at the Chelan Performing Arts Center for his annual Celtic Christmas concert. This special performance will also feature the Seattle Irish Dance Company.Continue reading “Geoffrey Castle to Perform in Lake Chelan”
What’s on your Lake Chelan to-do list? We’ve already planned your perfect getaway weekend at Lakeside Lodge & Suites in Chelan. Continue reading “Here’s Your Lake Chelan Weekend Getaway Itinerary”
Although we have produced wine in the Lake Chelan region for more than one hundred years, the Lake Chelan AVA is still relatively new. “AVA” stands for “American Viticultural Area” and is a federally designated region of wine production. This label marks Lake Chelan as one of 238 recognized AVAs, which are approved and regulated for their own unique soils and products.
Continue reading “An Introduction to the Lake Chelan American Viticultural Area (AVA)”
The Pacific Northwest seems to have ignored the smooth spring season transition completely. We’ve gone directly from cold winter to sunny summer days, and you’re probably cruising for some things to do in Lake Chelan for your upcoming visit. Here’s what’s on our radar this season. Continue reading “Things to Do in Lake Chelan This Summer”
Touriphobia: the fear of being a conspicuous tourist. It’s real; we’ve been there ourselves. So here’s our starter guide to take on Chelan like a local. The in-the-know things to do and see for a great time. It can be done! Continue reading “On Visiting Lake Chelan Like a Local…”
It’s a rainy weekend day in April, you’re hiding under a blanket with a bag of chips, and you’re watching yet another rerun of Law & Order. You look over to your spouse. “We need a weekend getaway,” you say, “to Lake Chelan.” They nod emphatically and reply, “But, [your name], where to stay in Lake Chelan this year? What is there to do?”
…And you’d best believe we have some answers for you. So put down those chips and lay aside the remote, reader, because it’s time to plan your spring break to Chelan.