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November 17, 2019

Pet-Friendly Lake Chelan: Vacation Rentals and More

Chelan is known as a great family vacation destination, and that means pets, too! After all, these furry family members love being included in, well, everything. From wine-tasting to hiking to boating to dining out, here’s a guide to a dog’s day out in Chelan.

Dogs at The Lookout:
We’re proud of our love for pooches! With more than 30 pet-friendly vacation rentals to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding a home that meets your (we mean, your dog’s) expectations. Many homes come with dog beds, bowls, and crates for your use. Nearly every Lookout home is in close proximity to our two main parks, small pocket parks, and trails, all open to dogs on leashes.

Plus, dogs can take full advantage of our lakefront access—in fact, we even built out a special pet-friendly waterfront: a private dog dock with a special ramp to help them get out of the lake, plus a grassy lawn for post-swim rolling and drying off in the sun. If you want to cruise the lake with your pup, look no further than the boat rentals from Shoreline Watercraft at The Lookout waterfront where you can bring your dog in many of the boats and paddleboards!

Dog-Friendly Activities at Lake Chelan:
Many wineries, and a few tasting rooms, allow dogs. Here’s our list (comment if you know of more!): Karma Vineyards, Chelan Estate Winery & Vineyard, Tunnel Hill Winery, Mellisoni Vineyards, Vin du Lac Winery, Lake Chelan Winery, Cairdeas Winery, Succession Wines, Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards, Tildio Winery, One Wines, Inc., Four Lakes, WineGirl Wines, Alta Wines, Ventimiglia Cellars, and Rio Vista Wines on the River.

As for restaurants, Local Myth Pizza is pet-friendly, and at Blueberry Hills Farm, we hear dogs are treated as special guests with treats!

Hiking the trails around Chelan and Wenatchee is a great way to exercise your active pup and take in the views year-round. Some of our favorite hikes with dogs around Chelan are: Echo Ridge Trails, Chelan Butte Trail, and Clara & Marion Lakes. Or for an easier stroll closer by, try the one-mile Riverwalk Loop Trail or the four-mile Chelan River Trail downtown.

Make sure to talk to our vacation planning specialists who can help you plan activities and pick the perfect pet-friendly vacation rental to make your Chelan trip special for everyone!