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February 2, 2021

Best of February in Chelan

Love is in the (fresh) air! Whether you’re spending Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart or taking a mid-winter break with your family, we hope you can be with those you love, doing things you love, in a place you love: Lake Chelan!

What is the forecast?

Things start to heat up in February in Chelan, with the average temperature around 40 degrees (“heat up” compared to 20-degree days in November and December!) It is wintery enough to bundle up at the outdoor firepit, and likely enjoy a snowfall on our hilltop. The mountains around the lake will still be white-capped and beautiful! (If you haven’t experienced the backcountry yet, be sure to check out our winter itinerary and details on Echo Ridge and Echo Valley.)

What is there to do?

Relax! It was a long January, so treat yourself to a Lake Chelan vacation. Wind-down at your Lookout vacation rental, enjoying the view, fireplace, and hot tub. Get fresh air with walks to the waterfront or our many parks (including our newest park with incredible views up and down the lake!)

For Valentine’s Day in Chelan, there are plenty of sweet date night ideas, for those staying in or going out. In addition to the Red Wine and Chocolate events (see below), Siren Song Wines has a decadent four-course lobster dinner, Siglio Cellars is releasing 3 new wines, and Rocky Pond Winery has a guest jewelry pop-up shop! And check out local restaurants like Sorrentos, Winemakers Grills, and Vin du Lac for their dine in, outdoor, or take-out specials. Some are offering virtual cooking and wine tasting events for those staying in and cozy at their Lake Chelan vacation rental.

What events are happening?

The annual Red Wine and Chocolate event has been extended to be all month long (even better!) Wineries have their own specials – like complimentary chocolate-covered strawberries, truffle and wine pairings, new releases and limited-edition wine tastings. Most wineries in the area have fantastic outdoor set-ups: lit-up vineyard rows, firepits, heaters, lights, and impressive lake and mountain views. Even in chilly weather, you’ll be feeling warm and fuzzy!

Reserve your Lake Chelan vacation rental at The Lookout and enjoy this fun and flavorful February! (P.S. You may fall in love while you’re here – our neighborhood can be pretty charming!)