About the property
- Chalet1850 sqft
- Half Baths0
- Minimum Stay2 - 6 nights
2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8 -10
Our home is on a premier location at Williams Lake. The home offers 110 feet of lakefront and includes a dock for you to moor a boat and jet skis. With Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge just minutes away you will always have wildlife to enjoy. The lake itself is like a human refuge from the craziness of city life, yet in just a few heart beats civilization is there for you if the need arises. Even on weekends you never feel like you arrived at the zoo, and on week days it’s extremely peaceful. The lake is perfect for the weekend warrior and/or the person who prefers to relax and enjoy the rugged natural beauty. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or the ultimate family vacation, this is it! The property includes; hot tub, fire pit, and many more amenities. Top Rated Fishing Lake. Bicycling is real popular also in the area. There are two resorts that offer great restaurants and weekend entertainment starting the opening day of fishing season (last weekend in April) through the rest of summer. Williams Lake is truly an oasis for everyone.
We provide all the linens, towels, paper towels, T.P. and the kitchen is fully stocked. Gas for the grille is provided also. Wifi, Satellite, and phone (local calls) included. Bottom-line this is a turnkey destination home.
The house is an open floor plan. We do have two bedrooms. Master Bedroom can have combined twin beds to make a king, or kept as two separate beds. Before you arrive please inform us of your preference. The upstairs bedroom has 4 twin beds, one separate and the other three beds are a bunk with a trendel.
The other beds provided are two queen hide-away beds and a queen size futon.
If someone would like to pitch a tent outside that’s fine, just make us aware so we shut off the irrigation sprinklers.
We are entering into our 7th year in offering our home to rent. Every year we continue to have more and more return guest. So book early. Many guests will be returning for their 10+ time. Every year we reinvest back into the property trying to make everyone's stay better than the last time.
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 or during the winter Golden Eagles. That's just naming a few of the 200 plus feathery friends you'll likely 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.
Four full distinguished seasons.
Summer - Spokane means 'Children of the Sun' in the local native language. Unlike Western Washington this part of the state is warm and dry during the summer. Because the area is surrounded by the mountains you can generally count on good weather during the summer months. Day time temperature highs from Mid June to Mid September generally are between 80-90 degrees. Occasionally we may have a few weeks where we are pushing 100 degrees, but it’s a dry heat so even then it’s still bearable. Low’s during the summer drop to around 60 degrees (Perfect for night time swimming or pitching a tent and sleeping outside). Lake temperature during the summer hovers between 70 -82 degrees.
Fall – Most locals will tell you we love this time of year. September and October it rarely rains and the day time temperatures still hover between 70-80 degrees. The overnight lows are less predictable but early fall the temperatures range in the 50’s. By October you will start to see the changing of the colors and the best sunsets start to happen this time year. September is especially a great month, lake is still warm, fishing season is still open and kids are in school. So the lake is extremely peaceful and the wild life starts to be more abundant.
Winter – We will receive our share of snow and the lake will generally be frozen by the 1st of the year. The ice on the lake in January and February will be thick enough for ice-skating and even for snow-mobiles. The roads are well maintained, and snow plows will keep on top of it so access to town isn’t a chore.
Spring – By mid-March the ice is gone on the lake. This time of year the weather is the most unpredictable. March through May you might get summer like conditions but most often this is our wet season. Temperatures range between 50-70 degrees. Once you get to the month of May though you will generally get pockets of warm weather where you’ll see 80 degrees, but very unpredictable.
Water Craft Recreation:
Small to mid size boats up to 25ft 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. If you own a water plane, the lake can handle that too. We do provide a paddle boat for your pleasure. And our neighbors rent their kayaks or canoe for a modest fee. And both resorts have fishing boats with small motors for rent. 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. Please note that neither resort on Williams Lake offers gasoline for your boat. We do offer several 5 gallon gas cans for your use, and when I'm able I will go to town to fill them up to save you the trip. Public access to launch your boat is open from dawn to dusk (Need Discovery Pass) or you can pay a small fee at the local resorts for their launching facilities. Just a side note water planes due occasionally land on the lake, so if you like to bring yours it is an option.
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.
Our Pet Policy:
Pets are family!!! We do charge a fee for fluffy and we do ask if your breed sheds more than average to please help with picking up hair or fur. Obviously needs to be house trained and listens to your commands. Yard by lake is enclosed, but if they are a water lover they will have free access to lake so be mindful of that.
Restaurants / Resorts:
There are 2 fabulous restaurants at each end of the lake. 'The Bistro' 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 The Bistro ( 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. These establishments are open from April- September. Resorts are excellent & provide amenities. Many larger groups have booked our place at same time with places at either resort.
Cheney (15 Minutes):
Cheney is home of Eastern Washington University and is a small town which provides a variety of amenities. Grocery stores, bars, and terrific eateries.
Spokane (35 Minutes):
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 bridges or from the Gondolas directly above or from several fine dining restaurants.
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.
Our family has been coming and/or living at/to Williams Lake for fifty years, and nearly thirty 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 friends and family, or just a place to escape.
If we are booked for the dates you desire please feel free to inform me. I will keep you posted if it opens up.
To all who choose to stay with us thank you and to our returning guest we look forward to your return for many years to come. We can't even begin to express how grateful we are for your
Management does live on-site next door in the addition but privacy is totally respected. But if a need arises help is seconds away.
Improvements past 7 years: Added HD TV's, installed 550 gallon reserve water tank, updated Master Bath, New bed(s) in master bedroom. New appliances. New Futon. Landscaping & fencing improvements. Installed new door for easier access to hot tub.
Fishing 2017 is stellar. We do accept bookings 2+ years out.
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- Response time:
- within one hour
- spanish, mandarin, Korean
- Calendar last updated:
- May 26, 2018
About Fischer Family
This home was our parents retirement home. Our father passed on a few years ago. We three kids and our mother decided we wanted to share our home with you, so you too may make lasting memories and so we could maintain the property and make improvements each year.
Fischer Family purchased this Chalet in 1989
Why Fischer Family chose Spokane County
Our father eyed this piece of land for several years. He dreamed of building his retirement home on it. In 1987 around opening day of fishing season his dream came true. Two years later our parents built their dream home. Dad would have been satisfied with a double wide trailer, you have mom to thank for the chalet. LOL. The house is perched on a solid piece of rock. As anyone who has been to or stayed at our place will tell you, you'll be hard pressed to find a better location on the lake. Your view looks straight down the lake and you are just a couple minutes walk from the Resort during the summer months.
What makes this Chalet unique
Williams Lake is generally regarded as one of the best trout lakes in all of Washington. Best time to fish is from opening day to mid-June. Once the water warms up to around 80 degrees fishing is still good, but the skiers and wakeboarders start to take over. The greatest benefit about Williams Lake is the lake is 80-85% surrounded by cliffs. So the natural beauty hasn't changed much in the last 100 years. Plus the lake is never over-populated. Even on the weekends you never feel you arrived at the zoo, and during the week days you feel the lake is almost completely yours. We are entering into our 4th year of renting our home and we have thoroughly been overjoyed with our guest responses. At this point, most of our guest have stayed with us several times. Some will be back for their 5th time in just 4 years. Every year we try to improve our guest experience.
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Amazing weekday weekend!
Took my management team up for a retreat. The house and outside area was perfect for our group! (10ppl). Kelly was so kind and available if we needed him. Will go back for personal and business needs again in the future! Loved it! *mid week in the early summer is the time to go! So peaceful!
This was a lovely stay! The Fisher family was so welcoming. There were board games, direct tv, and a lovely view. Everything was clean and ready for us when we got there. We even brought our dog and he absolutely loved it. It was a quick weekend but totally worth it. The house is close to Town but far enough away.
The one negative thing we experienced is that the beds are old and worn down. The house would be perfect if they updated the beds.
Thank you Fisher family! We had a blast!
The lake house was a perfect getaway from the city life. Remote yet easy to find.
All windows side of the house provides panoramic view of lake. Space was surprisingly large enough to fit family gatherings. Yard was fenced so our dog was able to run around. Had a great time. Owner very friendly and helpful. Will comeback definitely.
Wonderful place to vacation!
It Is a great location! Kid friendly and everyone had a blast! The house is cozy and had everything we needed. Hope to come back and stay again!
Beautiful and relaxing
Simple to get to, and a wonderful place for fun and relaxation
Nice place to stay.
Very spacious with lots of beds.
Williams Lake is just minutes away from Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge which means there is an abundance of natural wildlife always around. The lake is just 20 minutes Southwest of Cheney and 45 minutes from downtown Spokane. It’s only 4 ½ hours drive from the Seattle area.
The lake is approximately 320 acres and is surrounded by better than 80 percent cliffs offering beautiful scenery plus a quiet environment. Unlike many Eastern Washington lakes that are fed by mountain streams or rivers Williams Lake is primarily fed by underground springs. This means the water will warm up to an enjoyable refreshing temperature during the summer. Water skiing, jet skiing, swimming and tubing generally is in full swing by Memorial Weekend. Fishing season begins at the end of April and closes the last day of September.
The house is actually located on the premier location on the lake, the upper end facing down the lake. There are two excellent resorts on each end of the lake.
Rates & Availability
Additional information about rental rates
July & August advanced bookings we require a minimum of 7 night stay. Special events: Weddings Corporate Outings, Youth Groups or Church functions are allowed and pricing is made on a case by case basis depending on length of time and amount of guest. We will consider 1 night stays from September - April. Typical check in time is 4-5PM and checkout time is 11AM-12PM. Exceptions can be made.