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November 20, 2019

Lake Chelan Rental Homes: Stay Cozy When It Rains

Even with the highest number of sunny days in the state—a whopping average of 300 per year—there are inevitably some cloudy days in Chelan. If you’re visiting during the fall or winter, these days might even happen during your Chelan vacation (gasp!). But don’t worry! When the clouds and rain hang out in Chelan, there are plenty of places for you to hang out, too! Here’s a fun itinerary for a rainy day in Chelan. 

Start with a relaxing brunch.
Don’t rush through the most important meal of the day! Enjoy breakfast at one of these “famous” Chelan restaurants: Apple Cup Cafe, for a black-coffee-diner vibe; Bear Foods Market, for savory or sweet crepes; or Sorrento’s Ristorante, for a white-tablecloth Sunday brunch.

Dodge the raindrops and browse the bookstore. Riverwalk Books has been Chelan’s community bookstore for 25 years. Find new releases, classics, and a large selection of children’s books upstairs, plus gifts and games. Get yourself a good book to enjoy later by the fireplace at your Lookout vacation home! 

Stay warm inside at a matinee movie. If you haven’t been to the Ruby Theater yet, this is a great opportunity! Over 100 years old, this theater is a piece of history, with some parts preserved from when it was the original 1914 Photo Play House. It is thought to be the oldest running theater in Washington. (There are new, comfortable seats though!) One movie plays at a time, with 7 pm shows nightly and a 3 pm matinee on the weekends. 

Spend happy hour at a cozy winery.
If the weather outside is frightful, a glass of wine at a warm winery will be delightful. Grab an oversized leather chair in the ornate, rustic interior of Tsillan Cellars. Take in the valley views from inside Chelan Ridge Winery by the roaring fireplace. Or hang out at the bar at Hard Row to Hoe to hear the story of the quirky decor. Wherever you go, be sure to buy a bottle to take back to your Chelan vacation home for the fun evening ahead. 

Host game night at your Lookout vacation rental.
Many Lookout vacation rentals come fully-stocked with games, from low-tech board game classics to all the newest video games. Some Lookout homes even have ping pong, pool tables, poker tables, and air hockey! Our reservations specialists can help you find the best home for your group, with comfortable bunk rooms, luxurious master bedrooms, TV rooms for the kids, deluxe kitchens, hot tubs, and more! 

Sometimes a rainy day is just what you need to slow down and truly relax during your Chelan vacation!