About Chelan

Chelan, Washington

Right on the southeast tip of Lake Chelan, lies the city of the same name. It’s popular with spring breakers, families, couples – pretty much anyone who’s heard about its idyllic beauty and exciting activities.

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About Chelan, Washington

Originally the home of the Chelan tribe, this city has grown rapidly and is now the go-to destination for city-folk looking to reconnect with nature.

Lake Chelan was formed by the runoff of over 100 glaciers in the Cascade Mountains. These waters help irrigate the lowlands, so Chelan has become the perfect spot for farming. Make sure you try some of the local produce while you're there – it's delicious.

Whether you want to spend time in the sophisticated city, or going on an outdoor adventure, Chelan has plenty to offer you. Why not combine the two during your stay and get the best of both worlds? After a long day's hike, who wouldn’t like a dip in a hot tub with a glass of local wine!

What to do in Chelan, Washington

Head out on the lake and try several exciting activities. Sailing, kayaking, paddle-boarding, fishing and more are available. Book in advance to avoid any disappointment.

If you go in the spring, make sure you take a tour of the local vineyards. Try the ale and cider too – it's fresh and made with centuries of experience so you know it will be good!

Hike through the mountains, or cycle on the rugged paths. You'll see some fantastic views, especially if you reach a clearing by sunset.

For those who like to shop, you'll love Downtown Chelan. Think small-town charm meets upscale elegance, and that's the kind of shopping experience you’ll have when visiting all the boutiques.

If you come in the winter you'll have to try cross-country skiing and snowmobiling. There are some great trails and it’s a thrill you'll never forget!

Top travel tips for Chelan

Come early in the year to avoid too many tourists, and take advantage of everyone's spring cleaning – yard sales are a big thing here, so you're bound to pick up a unique trinket or two.

Chelan is a three-hour drive from the big nearby cities – Seattle and Spokane – so we say rent a car and enjoy the drive! You'll see some great sights and it'll go by in a snap.

Check Chelan's online event calendar to make sure you get to make the most of the community's exciting activities – the classic car show is always a great bet.

Visit Chelan for an outdoor adventure – no matter the time of year. It's a great vacation spot for all the family, so why not book your vacation rental on FlipKey and get packing?