Destination guide

Explore the lakeside setting in Chelan

Enjoy the wineries and other features of Chelan. This walkable and relaxing city is known for its cheese shops, lake and theme park. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.

Things to do

Slides, wines, and ski slopes in Chelan

Chelan is a real chameleon of a getaway. In the summertime, folk flock to splash in the cool mountain waters of Lake Chelan State Park, or to whizz down the whirling water rides of Slidewaters _ the largest waterpark in North Central Washington. Fall is high time for tasting trips through the local wineries, with popping corks heard from the Tsillan Cellars to the Fielding Hills. And when the snows come, it's all about waxing down the skis, hitting the pistes, and leaving behind your cozy Chelan vacation rentals for the alpine slopes of Echo Ridge.

Activities

Taste the Washington wilderness in Chelan

Chelan promises plenty for the budding outdoors adventurer. Book a Chelan vacation rental in the woods that line the Wenatchee National Forest if you came here for hiking or overnight camping excursions into bear country. Or, look for the handsome lodges on the lakeside if you came for boating trips and water parks and long days of lazing on the rocky beaches. Wine tasting tours on two wheels also exist for the adults, while something more extreme _ sky diving, helicopter flyovers of the Cascades _ is on the menu for any adrenaline junkies.

Weather

Chelan never stops

Chelan's place on the edge of the North Cascades means it's got plenty up its sleeve both summer and winter. Take the colder months between December and March, which is when Chelan vacation rentals fill up with snow boarders and skiers ready for the pistes of Echo Ridge and the other alpine resorts of the region. Or, consider coming between May and August for the drier days and the sun. That's high time for hiking in the Wenatchee National Forest, for wild swimming, or hitting the attractions of Slidewaters.

Natural features

Mountain trails and majestic shores in Chelan

To really immerse yourself in the soaring peaks of the North Cascades, be sure to search for the far-flung cabins on the north-western side of Lake Chelan. These have doorstep access to the beautiful Stehekin Valley, where trails pass fir forests, babbling creeks, and wildflower meadows as they weave to the summit of McGregor Mountain. The Wenatchee National Forest is also in the proximity of the rocky beaches around Chelan. Break out westwards for that, and have the camera ready to spot wild wolves and majestic mountain goats on the precipices.

How to get there

Transportation options to and around Chelan

Fly into Wenatchee, WA (EAT-Pangborn Memorial), the closest airport, located 40.6 mi (65.4 km) from the city center.

Can I find a vacation rental around Chelan?

Yes, our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 661 vacation rentals near Chelan. From 304 Houses to 15 Cabins, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Chelan for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Chelan?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Chelan. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lake Chelan State Park: 664 vacation rentals
  • Slidewaters at Lake Chelan: 664 vacation rentals
  • Nefarious Cellars: 665 vacation rentals
  • Chelan Municipal Golf Course: 663 vacation rentals
  • McKellar Cabin Trail: 663 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Chelan listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Chelan?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 304 Houses in Chelan. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Chelan include:

  • Cabins: 15 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 271 rentals available
  • Cottages: 15 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Chelan?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 430 vacation rentals with pool available in Chelan. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.