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Premier Chalet Home Located on Desirable Williams Lake - Williams Lake Retreat

Sleeps12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Space 1,850 sq. ft.
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview

About the property

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.

Wild Life:

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.

Weather:

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.

Family:

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

patronage.

Management:

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:

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.

More Details

Owner
Fischer Family
Member since: 2011
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: spanish, mandarin, Korean
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
November 22, 2017

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 Cheney

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.

Amenities

Cheney Chalet Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Main Level
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Upstairs
  • The main bathroom has access from the Master bedroom and living area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 twin/ single , Upstairs
    Loft - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Upstairs
    Master Bedroom - Main Level - 1 king , 2 twin/ single , Master Bedroom. The king bed can be split into twins
  • There are two bedrooms one on each level, but there are two queen size hide-a-beds also on each level, plus a queen size futon. You can comfortably sleep 8. The master bedroom offers a king size bed, but can be split into 2 twin beds if that is preferred. The upstairs bedroom has 4 twin size beds; bunk bed with a trundle and one other separate twin size bed. There is room for more but you'll need to bring your own arrangements. We do have room for people to bring a RV (32' or smaller) and park it in the driveway if that is something that might meet your needs, electric hookup is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • VCR
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sand Box
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Deck
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundromat
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a hot tub that can comfortably fit 4. The lawn next to the lake is fairly sizable so plenty of room to play catch or play games. You will have access to the garage and be able to park one vehicle inside if you desire to. The drive way is spacious and can easily park 5 cars or RV. Basketball hoop in the driveway. The house is very open and great for entertaining. If you would like to host a small church retreat, and/or business meeting all of these activities are very easy to manage on the property. The lawn by the lake is fenced in so you can allow your well behaved dog off the leash. There is a sand pit next to the lake as well as a large fire pit, great for roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories while listening to the coyotes howl off in the distance. Williams Lake is regularly rated one of the top trout fishing lakes in Washington. The dock can easily fit a 20ft boat, plus jet skis. Swimming, water skiing, kayaking, canoing, are all popular activities.

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Lewiston, Idaho
5

Fantastic View, comfortable home!

  • 5 of 5

Wow....It's gorgeous. We loved staying here and talked about coming back. Easy access to Cheney for the EWU homecoming weekend and peaceful place to relax. The house is comfortable and the owners are excellent if you need them. We had such an amazing time here.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Northern Minnesota
5

Beautiful cabin, beautiful view, well equipped with all you will need.

  • 5 of 5

Had a great romantic getaway. The views of the lake are beautiful. Had all we needed to enjoy our stay. Pictures of the property are accurate. We only had two people there, but plenty of room for a family.

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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excellent

  • 5 of 5

We once again had a wonderful time. The house is perfect for what we are looking for.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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5

Excellent place to relax

  • 5 of 5

Our stay here was nothing short of excellent. Great place right on the water. Kelly, the host, was fantastic. Helped us get in early when previous plans fell thru and was there if we needed anything. The place was great with everything we needed to make our stay enjoyable. We will be back for sure.

  • Submitted: Oct 6, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Belfast , N Ireland
5

Excellent!

  • 5 of 5

No visit to Spokane would be complete for our Irish guests without a stay in the Williams Lake Chalet! This was our 4th visit and as usual we had a great time this year and hope to visit again soon.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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An amazing stay!

  • 5 of 5

This cabin has everything and the lake is wonderful. Excellent hosts! Would love to come back again. Tons of space for socializing or privacy. Hot tub and view are great. Beautiful sunsets. Great hosts. Thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Spokane International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bunkers or Klink's
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Klink's or Bunkers
Car: necessary

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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $20 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $250
Cleaning Fee $85 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.1%

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.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.