Family: Our family has been coming to Williams Lake for over forty years, and just over twenty years ago our parents built this Chalet style home for their retirement. It is our desire to share our parents home with you to enjoy and build memories of your own at Williams Lake. It's our sincerest hope to provide the best possible experience for you; whether you are looking for a family vacation, romantic getaway, small reunion place for old friends, or just a place to escape.
Restaurants: There are two fabulous restaurants at each end of the lake. Klink's is within walking distance of the property. Xanny's is a five minute drive or boat ride away. Both are apart of their respective resorts Klink's (Williams Lake Resort) and Xanny's (Bunker's). Each provide their own specialties. Customers are known to drive for many miles to indulge in these establishments. Check their web-sites for further details.
Cheney and Spokane: Cheney is home of Eastern Washington University and is a small town which provides a variety of amenities. Grocery stores, bars, and terrific eateries. During the second weekend of July Cheney host one the largest Rodeo's that brings tons of cowboys and cowgirls from all over the region. Yee Haw!!!
Spokane was the home of the 1974 World's Fair. This world class city is the Gem of the Inland Northwest. If a night on the town is desired your needs can be fulfilled. Riverfront Park is considered one of the most family friendly environments in the United States. The Spokane Falls, during the spring, are a must and can be enjoyed from the Gondolas directly above or from several fine dining restaurants.
As mention, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is nearby. The Refuge is open year round from dawn until dusk and has many walking and biking paths to enjoy nature at it's best. But frankly you don't have to go there to enjoy God's creatures. From the property you will enjoy Osprey's, turkey vultures, geese, swans, cranes, hawks, mallard ducks, humming birds and even the occasional Bald Eagle. That's just naming a few of the 200 plus feathery friends you'll likley see. Deer, elk, and moose can be commonly seen. There is an abundance of other creatures but typically they are only heard not seen (coyotes). Go to the Turnbull Wildlife Website to find more info.
Within a short drive from Spokane, 33 golf courses, 11 wineries, five ski resorts, five major national parks, the Columbia River gorge, and the Grand Coulee Dam. Spokane is home to annual events and attractions that draw people from the surrounding area. Every year in May, Spokane hosts the Lilac Festival, which features many events including the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade held the third Sunday of May. The Lilac Bloomsday Run, held on the first Sunday of each May, is a 7.46-mile (12.01 km) race competitive runners, as well as walkers, that typically draws about 45,000 participants. Hoopfest is held the last weekend in June, and has a variety of participants, from kids, teens, and adults to former college and NBA players, in their respective brackets.
Spokane means 'Children of the Sun' in the local native language. Unlike Western Washington this part of the state is dry. You can experience four full distinguished seasons in this part of the U.S. The area, is typified by a very warm, arid climate during the summer months and a cold, somewhat snowy, and moist climate in the winter. Because the area is surrounded by the mountains you can generally count on good weather during the summer months. Summer time during the day you can count on a dry heat with temps in the upper eighties. While at night cooling off to around sixty degrees. Perfect for pitching a tent and sleeping outside. A little known secret for the locals is September and October is incredible time. Rarely rains and the temperature still is warm enough for most outdoor activities. Lake temperture during the summer hovers between 75 -82 degrees, perfect for cooling off during the day, or moon light dip.
Water Craft Recreation
Small to mid size boats up to 22ft are the ideal size for this lake. If you have a raft, canoe, kayak, row boat, small sail boat, modest fishing boat or the tricked out luxury ski boat you'll find this lake will give you hours and hours of enjoyment. We do provide a paddle boat for your pleasure. This lake offers fantastic water recreation. Williams Lake is annually rated one of the best trout fishing lakes in the region, even if you don't have a boat we have caught our limits off our dock more often than not.
Public access to launch your boat is open from dawn to dusk (Need Discovery Pass) or you can pay a $5.00 fee at the local resorts.
Columbia Plateau Bike Trail
The Columbia Plateau Trail runs 130 miles between Cheney, Washington, and Pasco, Washington, on an abandoned rail bed. Parts of this trail are near by and can be connected to on many of the roads in the area.
This region of the country offers 4 distinct seasons. June - August are considered the peak time of year for the lake because the weather is typically warm and dry. The months of September and October are perhaps some of the best months to stay at the lake. The weather is typically dry and still warm during the day. As the fall progresses the autumn colors begin to pop. The sun sets at the end of the lake providing beautiful photo ops. Plus with the summer gone even the weekends are quiet. Some of the best opportunities to witness the wildlife is during this time of year. Plus the water is still warm for the diehard water enthusiasts. Hunting season you can hear the hunters at work. The winter months are quiet, but it's especially beautiful if you like to enjoy the snow. The early spring is typically the wet season. But fishing season starts end of April so the lake is definitely hopping pretty much from this point forward until Labor Day but mostly only on the weekends.