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December 14, 2020

5 Things to Do in Lake Chelan in Winter

Lake Chelan is a four-season destination, and you’ll love what the winter season has in store. From fun in the snow to relaxing evenings by the fire, you can have it all when you visit Lake Chelan! To help you plan the best winter vacation yet, we’ve made a list of the top activities to enjoy during this season. Here are 5 things to do in Lake Chelan in winter:

1. Stay in Our Lake Chelan Rentals

Of course, there’s no better place to spend your winter vacation than in our Lake Chelan rentals. We have vacation homes that are perfect for families and offer a cozy place to escape the cold winter weather. Our Lookout community is the best place to unwind and offers guests amenities they won’t find anywhere else. We have large homes and small cottages to accommodate families both big and small, and each comes with its own set of amenities that guarantee you have a comfortable stay. We have vacation homes that are fully furnished with bedding, linens, gourmet kitchens and more! Many of our rentals also have fireplaces, fire pits, hot tubs and games.

In addition to the great amenities inside your Lake Chelan vacation home, you’ll have access to all the incredible amenities The Lookout has to offer. Make s’mores by the fire, enjoy the gorgeous views, explore our many walking and biking trails — the fun never ends when you stay with us!

2. Winter Sports

sledding in lake ChelanChelan is home to so many exciting winter activities, from skiing, to snowboarding, to sledding! Many of our guests love visiting Echo Valley in the winter, which is a ski area that has 70 acres and 900 vertical feet of ski and snowboard runs! There is also a tubing hill that the kids will love. If cross country skiing is more your speed, you can visit Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area for 25 miles of well-maintained terrain. Other winter sports you can enjoy in Chelan are snowmobiling and snowshoeing, and of course you can build snowmen and have snowball fights!

3. Wine Tasting

Your winter vacation wouldn’t be complete without wine tasting in Lake Chelan! Wine tasting is one of our favorite things to do in Lake Chelan in the winter. The Lake Chelan Valley is home to more than 25 wineries and tasting rooms! One of the best wineries to enjoy in Chelan is Amos Rome Vineyards. At The Lookout, we’ve partnered with Amos Rome Vineyards to maintain and harvest the grapes from our vineyard. You can visit their tasting room, or try their wine right here at The Lookout! We provide all our guests with a bottle of wine from Amos Rome Vineyards at check-in. Another winery that’s just a short walk from our Lake Chelan rentals is Vin Du Lac, a winery and bistro that offers daily wine tastings and a lunch and dinner menu with local Chelan dishes. The best part about visiting this winery is that you’ll have a gorgeous view of Lake Chelan as you sip your wine! There are plenty of wineries nearby for you to try.

4. Relax at a Spa

If you want to relax on your winter vacation, plan a spa day! Lake Chelan Massage & Spa offers simple massages that are tailor-made for your lifestyle. This spa offers deep-tissue massages, relaxation massages, facials, body treatments and more. The best part is that Lake Chelan Massage & Spa is less than 2 miles away from The Lookout, and the massage therapists will even come to you so you don’t have to leave your vacation home! For more ways to relax, stay in one of our Lake Chelan Rentals with a spa tub. Our spa tubs are perfect any time of year and provide the warmth and relaxation you need in the winter.

5. Enjoy Chelan Winterfest

ice sculpture at Chelan WinterfestYou can enjoy one of the most popular Chelan events in the winter: Chelan Winterfest. During this special time of year, both visitors and locals can enjoy intricate ice sculptures, holiday lights, two incredible fireworks shows and more. The event takes place Jan. 15 through Jan. 18 across downtown Chelan and Manson. It’s the perfect time to experience Lake Chelan’s winter wonderland!

More Things to Do in Lake Chelan in Winter

We’ve told you about some of our favorite things to do in Lake Chelan in the winter, but these fun activities are just the beginning! You don’t want to miss the opportunity to enjoy this amazing season in Chelan. For more help planning your vacation, learn more about winter in Lake Chelan!