Your Long Weekend in Lake Chelan Itinerary

Presidents’ Day is just around the corner! Take advantage of the holiday on February 18th and spend a long weekend in Lake Chelan. There’s so much to see and do, but we have some ideas about how to maximize your time and experience and incredible long weekend in Lake Chelan.

Where to stay

Firstly, it’s important to determine where you’ll be resting your head during your vacation. Call Lakeside Lodge and Suites your home and enjoy the gorgeous lake views and incredible amenities while you’re here.

Presidents’ Day weekend, you’ll be able to stay in any room at Lakeside for just $99/night. When you take advantage of this incredible deal, you’ll be able to put the money you save towards more Lake Chelan experiences.

Starting your day

Lakeside Lodge offers complimentary breakfast from 7am – 10am daily, so you can start your day in comfort when you dine in your pajamas. Enjoy your meal with a clear view of the lake: from your room, in our dining room, or on the outside balcony.

If you want to be up and out of your room early, there are several breakfast options nearby. We recommend Apple Cup Cafe, the Lake Chelan Artisan Bakery, or The Vogue. All offer unique dining experiences, and with so many great breakfast options, feel free to mix it up during your stay and try a new place every morning!

Get outside

Okay! You’ve woken up, eaten breakfast, and now you’re ready to really start your day. What should you do next? We recommend an outdoor activity. Lake Chelan is renowned for its gorgeous nature, and when you’re here it would be a shame to miss out on it!

This Presidents’ Day long weekend in Lake Chelan, we suggest trying a few of our favorite winter activities:

  • Skiing or Snowboarding
    • Chelan has incredible skiing and snowboarding opportunities. Visit some of our favorite places to go skiing and hit up the slopes!
  • Snowmobiling
  • Tubing
    • If you’re taking a family vacation, everyone will have fund visiting the Echo Valley Ski Area to go tubing down the hills.

Embrace the warmth indoors

So maybe you’re not outdoorsy. That’s fine! Chelan has plenty to do if your ideal winter getaway includes staying indoors.

You can visit the Ruby Theater to catch a movie, visit the shops and boutiques downtown for a day of shopping, go bowling at the Chelan Lanes, or even just enjoy the gorgeous lake views from inside your room.

Happy hour!

You woke up early, got outside (or stayed inside), and now you’re ready for a break. There’s no better way to take an afternoon rest than enjoying the local spirits.

Lake Chelan’s unique features make it a registered American Viticultural Area. Local wineries and vineyards produce incredible wines, and spending an afternoon tasting these wines is an afternoon well spent.

Wine, not your thing? Lake Chelan also has many popular breweries. Drink some of the delicious, locally-brewed beers and ciders and spend your happy hour like a local.

Presidents’ Day weekend is also the last weekend for Chelan’s Red Wine and Chocolate celebration. Many nearby wineries will offer artisanal wine and chocolate pairings to give you a unique experience. This is yet another reason to visit over the Presidents’ Day long weekend: the red wine and chocolate weekends won’t take place again until February next year. Visit over the long weekend and partake in this delicious celebration.


We have plenty of dining options here in Lake Chelan. From the pickiest to the most adventurous eater, you’ll find a wealth of restaurants to choose from.

You can stay in and order pizza, go out for a casual meal, or get dressed in your best for a fine dining restaurant. Whichever you choose, you’ll love the food! Just like breakfast, there are so many incredible dinner (and lunch) options that we recommend switching it up each night to get the full Chelan experience.


After a full day of fun and food, return to Lakeside Lodge and Suites for a good night’s sleep. The next day, you can wake up and have a chance to do everything you didn’t get around to on your first day! When you spend a long weekend in Lake Chelan, you’ll never be at a loss for things to do. Visit Chelan this Presidents’ Day weekend and save money on a room when you stay at Lakeside Lodge and Suites.

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