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June 17, 2020

5 Reasons Families Love Our Lake Chelan Vacation Rentals

Find “your place” at Lake Chelan! From summer lake trips and holidays to annual reunions and celebrating milestones, The Lookout vacation rentals in Chelan are perfect for families! Many families come to The Lookout year after year, weekend after weekend – exploring new homes each time, or returning to a favorite house that feels like their own.

Here are more reasons why families choose The Lookout for their Lake Chelan vacation rentals:

1. Countless activities for kids

kids playing on swingsWe really can’t count them all! But we’ll give you some amenities highlights: two pools, parks, waterfront beach cove, dock and swimming area, pickleball and basketball courts, a playground, and lots of space to get creative: kite flying, bike races, scavenger hunts, and more! Families tell us that their kids can spend day after day outside, going from one activity to the next. Plus, Lookout vacation rental homes have their own activities with game rooms, hot tubs, and fire pits. You really don’t have to leave The Lookout to have an amazing vacation at Lake Chelan.

2. Houses for multi-generational gatherings

From babies to grandparents to the family dog, everyone will be comfortable at a Lookout vacation rental! Here you’ll find homes with open dining areas for group meals, first floor master bedrooms for those who need to avoid stairs, bunkrooms for kids, and even cribs and high chairs for our littlest guests. For extended family gatherings, we have homes that sleep 12+, houses that include an extra “guest house” on the property, or you can plan to rent houses next door to each other!

3. Safe streets for walking and riding

parents walking with son on walking trailOne key element of The Lookout’s neighborhood philosophy is our focus on walkability, and that means safe streets. With wide lanes, very low speed limits, one-ways, and sidewalks throughout, you can be comfortable with family walks, or letting kids ride bikes or scooters on their own. We also have paths and trails where cars are not allowed, and a shuttle service down to the waterfront that kids are welcome to use.

4. Convenient location close to downtown Chelan

The last thing you want to do on vacation is spend time in the car! Our neighborhood is located just a mile from downtown Chelan, so it’s a two minute drive into town for errands or dinner, or walk or bike on the paved path for some exercise and a fun family activity! We’re also close to the town of Manson (10 min), Echo Ridge hiking trails (25 min), Slidewaters Waterpark (10 min), and many wineries (5 – 30 min).

5. Creative events for all ages

table setup for Smores Festival at The LookoutOutdoor movie nights, kids craft projects, bike rides and fun runs, outdoor yoga, seasonal and holiday parties…these are the community events that bring our neighborhood together! We have free Lookout activities and events frequently throughout the year, most with an emphasis on entertaining the kids, giving parents a chance to meet and chat – and enjoying treats like local foods, wine, or The Lookout speciality: s’mores!

(Note: events may be temporarily on hold or in a different format due to COVID-19. Check our Event page for updates.)

For help planning your trip and finding the perfect Lake Chelan vacation rentals for your needs, call our reservation specialists!

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