2014 â€“ 2015
A supplement to the Lake Chelan Mirror
Your 4-Season Destination
W elcome Contents
Welcome ............................ 2 Wine Map ...........................4 Wineries & Ag Tourism .... 4-7 Recreation .....................8-15 Forest Service Echo Ridge Trail Maps ...................14-15 Camping ......................... 16 Parks .............................. 17 Manson Welcome ....... 18-19 Stehekin ...........................20 Holden/Lucerne/Domke .....21 Dining & Shopping .... 22-23 Lodging ........................... 24 Events .........................25-27 Business & Services ... 28-29 History ............................ 30 Area Map ..........................31 Publishers/Owners: The Forhan and Walter Families Lake Chelan Mirror General Manager: Jeff Walter Advertising Manager & Sales: Carol Forhan Advertising Executives: Lindsay Timmermans RuthEdna Keys, Dean Wilson Design & Production: RuthEdna Keys Writers/Photographers/ Amber Schlenker, Matt Baide, RuthEdna Keys, Lake Chelan Historical Society, Jen Byquist, Merick Hill. Erin Hjelma, April Williams, Jennie Pearson, Damon Stoddard, Michelle Navarro, Trish Fry, Pamela Grillo Photography and Jill Hendricks Echo Ridge Trail Maps: Courtesy of Chelan Ranger District
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Cover Art: Cover design by RuthEdna Keys Cover photographs by April Williams, Jen Byquist and Jennie Pearson
Greetings from the Mayor
Welcome! On behalf of the City of Chelan and all its residents and businesses, I hope you will enjoy everything our community has to
offer as much as we do. For generations, visitors have come to Chelan for our sunny skies, sandy beaches and the blue waters of Lake Chelan, but they soon discover it’s a year-round destination, offering a variety of activities from a cruise on the Lady of the Lake, a wine tasting tour or an afternoon at one of our many festivals, music concerts, classic car shows and other fun events. Whether you come for a weekend, a few weeks or a lifetime, I’m confident you’ll feel the same way longtime residents do about this special place we call home. Explore our community and experience our friendly, small-town charm, diverse restaurants, growing wine industry and abundant outdoor activities.
Should you choose to make Lake Chelan your home, or if you would like to find out more about relocating, stop by City Hall, located at 135 E. Johnson Ave. Helpful staff members are available to answer your questions and help make your vacation or relocation here a dream come true. The friendly staff at the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Information Center are also available to assist you with information to make your Lake Chelan experience sensational. You can reach them by calling 509-682-3503, or stop by their office at 102 E. Johnson Ave. in Chelan. Relax and enjoy … we’re happy you’re here! Bob Goedde, Mayor
Royal Welcomes Welcome to the beautiful Lake Chelan! Chelan is a serene and relaxing place to visit. Upon exploring Chelan you will find wineries, boutique shops and restaurants to enjoy. We recommend taking a stroll around Riverwalk Park. Only a mile long, it is a great place to spend valued family time. Or, take an afternoon to meander just seven miles up lake to Manson to see what the Village on The Bay has to offer. The atmosphere and communities here are amazing. We’re glad to welcome you to our community! Enjoy your stay! Jessica Miller - Miss Lake Chelan Samirah Mashayekh - First Runner Up Nataliann Rose Tutino - Second Runner Up
As the Manson Apple Blossom royal court we welcome you to Manson, with it's four seasons, it is a beautiful place to be anytime of year. The people of Manson are friendly, care about each other and wish to share their community with you. We hope you enjoy Manson and feel blessed to experience this wonderful town, as do the people who live here. Queen Hanna Ireland Princess Jessica Gomez Princess Perla Garcia Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
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By Vince Lovato Mirror Editor
CHELAN -- Acutely aware of the Chelan Fire Chief economic and Tim Lemon is political climate, proposed new crunching the fire stations numbers on on the South his two “I’ve been diligently Shore. working on building, working Stations 75 and with architects 77, the cost they are a little high in my opinion,” to refine those numbers, of during their and Lemon told fire regular meeting commissioners too fast and I March 14. “I don’t want to want to make be moving sure this makes by the public.” sense and is embraced Lemon provided Above, one some a rough construction cool dog. Right, including permits. estimates of about $600,000 Grandma Melinda The fire district for Stewart paints 8-year-ol and might considerowns a 5-acre parcel near d Gianna’s the Yacht Club face to get the second station buying another parcel marina ready for near Pat and the at an asking parade while Mike’s for Lemon said he price of $400,000, Alexis, 9, of would, “...pare Manson, right, Lemon said. items that architects those costs down. 6 weeks, center, and Taco, There are some put in that we He is also calculating don’t necessaril wait their turns. Below, y need.” the cost of operation One green dog. once the stations See the slideshow are lakechelanmirror.co at www. S FIRE, P 4 m.
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CHELAN -- Contractor s started of the beach restoration project work March 12 on the first phase On Feb. 9, Chelan at Don Morse Park. $3.2 million contract City Council members unanimously to Wenatchee awarded a second phase. -based KRCI The Construction grants amounting city will use $500,000 of for the its own money to $2.6 million and three The council to cover the By Michelle selected an projected costs. Lovato option that amount of shoreline Assistant Editor would enhance and provide the most properly. Current work sandy beaches. should continue scheduled the The parade through May CHELAN -line up began next round for Troop 3264 Juniors Two little girls through lane city Parks and in the driveFebruary 2013, 18. The contractor stood around purple pants with fuzzy of the Recreation Director. said Charles full with posters and curly black Sablan, Rhyder, 3, wore Wells Fargo Bank. The contracto and dog snacks. a wagon bobbed happily ponytails r will schedule 11, never walked a green hat Samantha, down East Woodin and a yellow Shoreline Enhancem on his head work in the parade toward the parade construct ion-paper Avenue she did watch ent Beach Stabilization the Don Morse Park around his neck. Project with it. Troop leaders before, but ring their Chihuahua route with their dad and on and Marina an attempt to Johanna Schuldt Rhyder talked Jill Deal and Expansion have the least with TLC preschool puppy. At the tourist season, excitedly said the troop Woodin Ave. negative impact corner of Sablan said. seven active friend David contains and Sanders Rhyder’s dad, on the Girl The marina and Kelly. St., the two girls John Uttech cookie deliveries Scouts and Girls Scout boat launch caught the eye the older of said this year’s parade was his May 24. The are about to of a preschool friend and the contractor will ramp are tentatively closed first. begin. In the same two fence through use as a staging Beyond the crowd of wagging sheepish grins. waved at each other with boys and their area. As a public the entire marina parking chatty parade tails and the “regular” though this families, all lot to participants, notice for safety is a Sarah Boyd’s parade participan Annabelle Milliette, 10-week-old concerns, even attendance. during constructipublic park, fenced off areas ts were in a scared black Hanabi crossed four-year-old daughter hid around on, Sablan said. are not accessible puppy, the street with the side of a A soft breeze The contractor her her mom, brother Caber, big green trash blew at knee can. Annabelle level, created by the beach wall, build will initially shape the 7, her mom’s ’s human mommy, Hart, and her beach, cover friend, Ali mass of wagging possibly Milliette held full-size golden the failing a retaining wall up the beach grade, dredge Habitat for Annabelle’s leash Stephanie Bear. Humanity board tails. retriever, the marina and along the marina and her 3-year-old in one hand store employees The beach will build members, walkway. daughter Elisa’s This was the and volunteers the other. Stephanie hand in third year Bear around the Darnell’s Resort extend from the northernm lined up and Elisa parade with Habitat for walked the ost park boundary experienced his family in Humanity Thrift Store’s latest ary of the marinato roughly the beginning parade walkers. Milliette are by tow. Three years ago Bear won fund raising northernmost in three parades Elisa walked parking lot. item: An adorable third place combination boundThe marina and Stephanie for costume, but castle and dog will grow north Chelan’s Top walked in this year Sarah his parade house, complete with a dragon Dog along just received Boyd said he peaking over long as she could Parade every year for as S BEACH, a “Dr. Suess” three adorable the top and P remember. 2 she didn’t have hair cut and dogs riding on “I think I was the time to are absolutely the float that about six,” Stephanie dress him up not for sale. said. “We started , 23, Next to Habitat walking with added Ginger, supporters, Star, then Girl Scout then Clover, then Spencer,”
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W ineries & A g T ourism
Wineries & Tasting Rooms
Washington has become the next breathtaking wine-touring country to rival Napa Valley, and the Lake Chelan Valley only highlights the experience. With scenic vineyards stretching over rolling hills and surrounding the lake, itâ€™s no wonder it is one of the fastest growing wine regions in the world.
1. Four Lakes Winery
6. Rio Vista Wines
4491 Wapato Lake Rd., Manson, WA 98831 509-687-0726 www.fourlakeswinery.com Summer 12-6 daily, check website for off-season hours.
24415 Highway 97, Mile Post 243.5, Chelan, WA 98816 509-682-9713 www.riovistawines.com Wednesday-Sunday 12-6.
2. Fromaggio Artisan Creamery & Bistro
7. Tunnel Hill Winery
14 Wapato Way, Manson, WA 98831 509-888-6452 www.fromaggiomanson.com Closed Mon, Tues-Sat 11-8, Sun 10-8.
37 Hwy. 97A, Chelan, WA 98816 509-682-3243 www.tunnelhillwinery.com Summer: 11-6 daily, call for off-season
3. Karma Vineyards
8. Vin du Lac Bistro & Tasting Room
1681 South Lakeshore Rd., Chelan, WA 98816 509-682-5538, full restaurant available www.goodkarmawines.com Summer Tues-Sun, 12-8. Off-season Wed,Thur 12-5, Sat 12-8, Sun 12-3
105 Highway 150, Chelan, WA 98816 866-455-WINE www.vindulac.com Open daily 11-6. Bistro 11-8.
4. Lake Chelan Cheese 3519 SR 150, Chelan, WA 98816 (Located in Lake Chelan Winery) 509-888-0268 www.lakechelancheese.com Open daily at 11. Cheese plates.
9. Wapato Point Cellars 200 Quetiloquasoon, Manson, WA 98831 509-470-4000 www.wapatopointcellars.com Open daily year round at noon.
5. Lake Chelan Winery
3519 SR 150, Chelan, WA 98816 509-687-9463 www.lakechelanwinery.com Open daily year-round at 11. Live music Fridays.
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W ineries & A g T ourism
World class wines await visitors
Who would have imagined just a few short years ago that Washington would be challenging wine growing regions like the Napa Valley as home of the best wines in the world? But today serene vineyards have replaced many orchards and boutique wineries are producing award winning varieties to tantalize the most discerning palates. Wine Country
The Lake Chelan American Viticulture Area, or AVA, is one of only eleven such uniquely designated viticulture areas in Washington State. AVA’s are designated by the Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau as unique
wine growing areas based on their soil, climate and elevation. The Lake Chelan AVA’s soils were created by ice-age glaciers t h a t h a v e b e e n c o v e re d b y layers of volcanic ash forming a perfect soil for grapes. And, the lake side micro climate of
bright sunny days and lakec o o l e d n i g h t s a l s o p ro v i d e the perfect environment for growing grapes. Wines with the Lake Chelan AVA designation must be made with at least 85 percent of the grapes grown in the AVA region. The result is wines that are distinct from wines produced anywhere else in the world. Lake Chelan wines are special. Currently there are two dozen wineries that call this unique growing area home, and competition between them is fierce resulting in some of the best wines in the world. While a few of the valley’s wineries are large-scale production houses, selling thousands of cases each year, most are small, family-run operations featuring handmade boutique wines and annual sales of only a few hundred cases. But don’t conclude small means unsophisticated. All of the local vintners take their wines very seriously, making these wines truly remarkable. The wineries surrounding Lake Chelan are also unique. They include beautifully designed facilities that offer restaurants, bistros and gift shops to quaint boutique wineries nestled in the hills surrounding the lake. Each of these seems to have a special wine that defines their individual wine making skill. Those include a wide variety of red and white wine including the
traditional Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Viognier; but also many special local blends found only in the Lake Chelan Valley. Lake Chelan’s expanding wine industry is drawing thousands of tourists every year to taste the latest crop, join in the harvest parties during the October crush, or just come and enjoy the scenery of this magnificent area. And ,you don’t want to miss the wine and chocolate winter tastings. Wine tastings are scheduled yearround and many wineries are open seven days a week. The most popular times to tour the vineyards are in early summer when the buds begin to break and in late summer when the grapes are at their fullest. You don’t have to leave the k i d s a t h o m e t o e n j o y a re a
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CascadeFarmlands.com Phone: 509.433.1054
Wineries in the Lake Chelan Valley offer a plethora of things to do, such as wine tasting, wine tours and grape stomping. • Fruit, gifts, hard ciders, homemade salsa, coffee, espresso, groceries, ice, propane & MORE! • Homemade jams, jellies, apple butter & apple crisp • Pizza & Ice Cream made fresh to order!
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Columbus Day Weekend - Oct. 11&12 - Cider Fest a family friendly harvest celebration
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W ineries & A g T ourism wineries. Many wineries offer tours that are kid friendly. And of course there are lots of family oriented activities available around the lake. This guide includes information on all of the fun available under the Lake Chelan sun.
While wine is the most recent addition to agritourism in the valley, Lake Chelan has long been a predominate player in the agricultural community. Generations of growers have harvested apples and other tree fruit from the valleyâ€™s rolling hills. Families can find U-pick berry farms, fruit stands, cider works and other diverse shopping experiences. Farmers' markets are gaining in popularity again as places to buy fresh produce directly from the producers. The Lake Chelan Valley is well-known for its tree fruit and wine grape industries, but alongside these crops the valleyâ€™s farmers grow all types of File photo fruits and vegetables. The Chelan Valley Farmers' The freshest fruit and vegetable produce can be found at Farmers' Markets throughout the valley. Market starts in June and runs
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W ineries & A g T ourism each Saturday through October. Growers begin selling at 8 a.m. and wrap up by noon. The Chelan market is in the parking lot next to the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce at the corner of Johnson Avenue and Columbia Street. Yo u c a n f i n d t h e C h e l a n Evening Farmers' Market at Chelan’s Riverwalk Park, located between Riverwalk Park and Riverwalk Inn & Cafe, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Thursdays starting May 31. For more information, visit www.chelanfarmersmarket. org The Manson Farmers' Market kicks off in mid-June and lasts well into October. Find them in the parking lot of the Manson Grange each Wednesday and
Cherries can be found at Farmers' Markets late June thru early July. Saturday morning from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. In addition to local fruit and vegetables, the market has attracted arts and crafts vendors, as well as fresh-made foods for attendees to enjoy.
The views at the wineries provide some of the greatest points to take in the beauty Lake Chelan and the surrounding valley.
There are many wineries/tasting rooms that call Lake Chelan & Entiat home
Atam Winery • Benson Vineyards • Cairdeas Winery Chelan Estate Winery • C.R. Sandidge Wines Four Lakes Winery • Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards Karma Vineyards & Cave • Lake Chelan Winery Legend Cellars • Mellisoni Vineyards • Nefarious Cellars Rio Vista Wines • Snowgrass Winery • Tildio Winery • Tsillan Cellars • Tunnel Hill Winery • Ventimiglia Cellars • Vin du Lac Winery • Wapato Point Cellars • WineGirl Wines Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
R ecreation Beautiful Lake Chelan
provides the backdrop for four seasons of fun under the bright North Central Washington sun. No matter what season, you can nearly always count on sun drenched days in the Chelan Valley. From the crisp, clear days of winter to the colorful days of fall, activities abound. From snowmobiles to jet skis, hang gliders to hydroplanes there is plenty of opportunity to stimulate the adrenaline. If your taste leans to less risky pursuits there are ample opportunities for hiking, backpacking, fishing or just hanging out with the grandkids on the beach. So, come to the lake, take a deep breath of our clear mountain air, a dip in the lake and enjoy the natural beauty of our valley.
Cruise Lake Chelan on a boat, either bring your own or rent one from several rental businesses around the lake.
More than 60 percent of Lake Chelanâ€™s shoreline can be reached only by boat as it extends into the North Cascades National Park and wilderness areas. Whether itâ€™s an exploration into the wild upper lake or water skiing and other recreation on the lower lake, launch docks, boat rentals and tours are available to anyone who wishes to get out on the lake. Take part in parasailing, or rent a jet ski, ski boat or pontoon boat for the day. Kayaking and canoeing are options for those wishing to take their time and enjoy the more peaceful, secluded areas of the lake.
Lakeshore Marina at Don Morse Park has 65 slips close
to downtown Chelan. Launch costs $5. Transient dock use is free up to one hour. Short-term moorage starts at $2 per hour, four hours maximum. Call 509682-8023 or 509-682-8029 for more information. Old Mill Park sits on the north shore of Lake Chelan, about six miles east of Chelan. Launch and parking are $10. Annual permits for visitors are $45. Visit mansonparks.com or call the Manson Park and Recreation District at 509-687-9635. Lake Chelan State Park is located eight miles up the south shore of the lake. Launch costs $7 and annual permits are available for $80 annually. Visit www. parks.wa.gov or call 509-6873710. 25 Mile Creek State Park is
located 25 miles up the south shore of the lake. Launch costs $7 and annual permits are available for $80 annually. Visit www. parks.wa.gov or call 509-6873710. Chelan County PUD operates several launches: Chelan Falls Park, Chelan Falls Powerhouse Park and Beebe Bridge Park on the Columbia River and Riverwalk Park on Lake Chelan. Launches at PUD parks are free.
Boats can be fueled up at several locations around Lake Chelan. Remember to be careful and not overfill or spill gas or oil into the water while fueling. Boat fuel is available at Lake Chelan Marina, Watsonâ€™s Resort, Kellyâ€™s Resort and 25-Mile Creek State Park and Stehekin.
Pump Out Stations
Pump-out stations can be found at Lakeshore Marina, Old Mill Park, Manson Bay Marina, Fields Point Landing, and Stehekin.
Rules of the Water
Help us keep Lake Chelan clean, it is important to dispose of milfoil, a weed that interferes with swimming, boating and fishing. Milfoil is carried on the propellers or other parts of boats being transported from one body of water to another. The weed looks feathery, with at least a
dozen pairs of leaflets. Make sure you remove and properly dispose of all plant material from your boat and trailer before they hit the water. Carry a bag to collect your trash, and dispose of it when you return to shore. This applies to sewage as well â€“ bring a port-a-potty or make sure your holding tank is well sealed. Sewage should leave your boat only at a pump-out station. Bilge water is not to be pumped into the lake. Boat washing must be done on shore to keep chemical cleaners from entering the lake. Exhaust systems must meet legal requirements and be in good working order. To find out how to dispose of used oil and other chemicals, call 509-682-4663.
Lake Chelanâ€™s pace may be slow for those seeking the thrills of white water. In which case, a trip to the head of the lake is in order. That is where youâ€™ll find the remote village of Stehekin and the white waters of the Stehekin River. Starting at Bullion Launch, a 10-mile course leads to the river â€™s delta. American Whitewater rates this stretch of rapids as Class 2, but the outfitters who lead the tours call it a 2-plus. A put-in one half mile upstream at Agnes Creek adds a Class 4 rapid and starting at the Tumwater Campground makes the run a
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R ecreation Class 4/5. The Stehekin is faster than most Class 2 rivers and has a number of hazardous log jams. The second half of the ride is considerably smoother, but boaters still need to look out for woody debris. To confirm your whitewater plans, contact the Stehekin Valley Ranch at 509-682-4677.
Canoeing & Kayaking
Lake Chelan offers the canoeist or kayaker an opportunity to escape the pressures of modernday life for a few hours or even a few days. In the early morning and late afternoon, when the lake is calm and the majority of the watercraft is off the lake, a paddle around the lower basin is a unique and calming experience. For a more adventurous paddler, heading uplake in a canoe or kayak is the experience of a lifetime. The busy boat traffic gives way to quiet wild beauty still largely unknown to most
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visitors. There are a number of campgrounds accessible by water for camping along the way. Be sure to get through the narrows before the winds that like to kick up in the afternoon making m a n e u v e r i n g d i ff i cult. The Columbia River offers another paddling opportunity between the Wells Dam and Rocky Reach Dam. Beavers, eagles, ducks, geese and other fowl have made this area their home. There are many boat launching places in this area, making it ideal for long or short paddling trips and rentals are available.
Wi t h s u c h a n e x p a n s i v e surface, Lake Chelan is in no danger of running out of room for boaters. All the same, there are those who prefer motorboat's smaller, more maneuverable cousin, the personal watercraft. You need not to own a PWC, as several rental agencies offer them here. As for every other vehicle on the water, certain regulations govern the operation of personal watercraft. Most importantly, a Coast Guard-approved life jacket must be worn during operation. Drivers must be at least 16 years of age, and minors must ride with an adult. You must be 18 to rent a personal watercraft. Water-skiing and other towing is prohibited from PWCs. The only exception is when the craft’s manufacturer has rated it for three passengers and an observer is on board to keep an eye on the person being towed.
Fishing fans will find Lake Chelan and surrounding lakes and rivers to be an unending
The Lake Chelan Valley has many trails to walk, jog, hike or bike, with the trails leading to scenic views of the lake and surrounding valley. t re a s u re c h e s t o f e x c e l l e n t fishing. Numerous local guides escort fishermen around the lake. Fishermen can also choose their own spot to celebrate old traditions and begin new ones, create new memories and take home a plethora of wonderful fish stories.
Walking & Jogging
Chelan Riverwalk Park Loop Trail lies on both sides of the Chelan River, between the old bridge, near Campbell’s Resort and the Dan Gordon Bridge. Walkers and joggers alike enjoy this scenic one-mile river loop trail, with benches and scenic viewpoints, for a short or long rest to enjoy the scenery. The Reach 1 Trail is a threemile-plus round-trip walk that overlooks the Chelan Dam and the Chelan River. It takes you from the Riverwalk Park Loop Trail to Reach 1 of the Chelan River – the uppermost section of
a 4-mile river that flows down to join the Columbia River at Chelan Falls. The first section of trail begins at the boat launch on the south side of the Chelan River. This half-mile section is paved and accessible to all. Along this part of the trail, visitors will learn about the Chelan Dam. The lower section of the trail, is 1.1 miles long, with gravel and winds through the natural riverbanks. Visitors will enjoy learning about the American Indian Tribes that inhabited the valley, the wildlife in the various reaches of the river and about the unique geology where basalt cliffs form a treacherous, narrow gorge for the river as it nears the Columbia River. Please respect wildlife and the natural surroundings. The Chelan High School Football field located on upper Woodin Avenue has a quarter -mile track for those walkers and joggers who prefer a softer surface.
Lake Chelan Bach Fest July 11 - 19, 2014
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Rafting Photos River Tubing Paddleboarding River Gear Rental
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R ecreation watch the pilots launch is worth the drive. The best viewing time is between noon and 2 p.m., when the thermals become active. A dirt road that switches back and forth up the butte will take you to the top – the ride is slow and quite bumpy. Access Chelan Butte Road across the highway from the Best Western Lakeside Lodge on the south shore. Smoking is a fire hazard and is not allowed on the butte. Bring plenty of liquids and sunscreen – the sun is relentless up there.
Chelan Fish Hatchery
Golfers can hit the links at Lake Chelan Municipal Golf Course (above) or one of the surrounding courses in the area during the warm summer months.
Hiking & Biking
The Lake Chelan valley has lots of opportunities for hiking and biking. On page 14 is a map of area trails at Echo Ridge or visit the Chelan Ranger District for more information. Rentals are available for electric bikes, mopeds and bicycles.
Verdant greens, warm sun and gorgeous views, means Lake Chelan is a premier destination for golfers. There are several courses within an hour’s drive of Chelan. From 9 to 18 holes, whether you’re a novice golfer or itching to get to the Master’s, there’s lots to choose from, even putt-putt courses for the kids. So grab your clubs and experience what Chelan has to offer. Bear Mountain Ranch Golf Course www.bearmt.com 877-917-8200 The Lake Chelan Municipal Golf Course www.lakechelangolf.com 800-246-5361 The Green at Don Morse Park www.cityofchelan.us/parks/ donmorse/putting_course.htm 509-682-8023 Desert Canyon Golf Resort: www.desertcanyon.com 509-784-5503 The Highlander Golf Club http://highlandergc.com 509-884-4653 Alta Lake Golf Course www. altalakegolf.com 509-923-2359. Lake Woods Golf Course 509-686-5721 10
Hang Gliding & Paragliding
During the hot summer months, hang glider and paraglider pilots from around the world come to Chelan to soar our famous air. Pilots launch from Chelan’s Sky Park on top of Chelan Butte, using rising pockets of hot air called thermals to lift them 9,000 to 12,000 feet above sea level. Hang glider pilots can then travel as far as Idaho or Canada. Chelan hosts several hang gliding events each year. In addition to
the annual Chelan XC Open – one of four events in the nation sanctioned by the United States Hang Gliding Association – pilots from around the world will be in Chelan for the Paragliding World Cup America. Launches start on Chelan Butte and flights span hundreds of miles across the surrounding flatlands. The Chelan Cross Country Classic runs in July. Hang gliding and paragliding are extreme sports that are generally not spectator friendly, but a trip to the top of the Chelan Butte to
Located near the Columbia River north of Chelan Falls, Chelan Fish Hatchery is a state fish hatchery, working in concert with the Chelan County Public Utility District and local outdoor sporting groups. One of the main focuses of the hatchery is raising rainbow and cutthroat trout that end up in lakes and rivers in Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas and Okanogan counties. Visitors are welcome at the hatchery Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Large groups can set up tours by appointment. Call the hatchery at 509-682-5514 for more information. The hatchery is located on Fish Hatchery Road. From downtown Chelan, head east on Woodin Avenue (U.S. Highway 97A). Take the U.S. Highway 150 turnoff toward Chelan Falls. After 1.7 miles, turn
The valley has many buttes and vistas to learn or perfect hang gliding or paragliding skills. Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
R ecreation left on Fish Hatchery Road, just before the railroad crossing. The hatchery is about one-tenth of a mile down the road.
Beebe Springs Natural Area
Located on 180-acres along Highway 97 south of Chelan on the Columbia River. The Beebe Springs Natural Area is home to fish that swim in new sidechannel rearing areas. Mule deer, waterfowl, songbirds, birds of prey, and small mammals feed and find refuge on the Beebe Springs terrace and along the shore of the Columbia River. The natural spring area has trails, viewing platforms, sculptures and educational and interpretive facilities.
North Cascades Sportsman’s Club
The North Cascade Sportsman’s Club is the Lake Chelan areas gun club. Located 12 miles from downtown Chelan, it offers a well equipped range and comfortable clubhouse to greet shooters. Skeet and trap ranges are available as well as a pistol, rifle and a black powder ranges. The club is family friendly and offers individual and family memberships as well as being open to the public. For information or to become a member, visit www. chelangunclub.com
South Shore Drives
A drive along the south shore will lead you to Fields
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The valley has several natural areas to explore with scenic views. Point, a small park with picnic tables, a swimming hole and an informational kiosk with a 3-D relief map of the Lake Chelan basin. Continuing on, the pavement ends at 25 Mile Creek. For the next section, a fourwheel drive vehicle is necessary. Get on to 25 Mile Creek Road and then Shady Pass Road. Follow it and this will turn into Forest Road 5900, bringing you past Junior Point Look-out and then over the mountains and into the Entiat Valley. You can also take 25 Mile Creek Road up to Shady Pass Road and into the Ramona Park area. Then head on to Forest Road 8410, which will bring you along Slide Ridge and into the Windy Camp and Stormy Mountain areas for some fantastic views. Note of caution: These roads can get very confusing and
sometimes forks in the road are unsigned, so it’s advised to get a map of the Wenatchee National Forest from Chelan
Ranger Station. Check your route with them and make sure the roads are passable. T h e d i r t ro a d t h a t w i n d s
Beebe Springs Natural Area on the Columbia River has trails and benches to enjoy watching birds and other wildlife. A Discover Pass is needed to visit.
R ecreation up Chelan Butte makes for a shorter trip. The butte rises above downtown Chelan to an elevation of 3,800 feet, and offers unbeatable views of Chelan and the lake, the Columbia River and the flatlands to the east. To get there, head out of downtown Chelan and turn left onto Millard Street at the sign for Chelan Butte Road. Follow it up beyond the pavement and then choose your adventure. Continue on Chelan Butte Road to drop down to the other side of the hills to Stayman Flats or go up Butte Lookout Road for views of Lake Chelan and Lake Entiat.
North Shore Drives
The north shore offers a relaxed, well-traveled path to Manson on Highway 150, about eight miles from downtown Chelan. Manson is full of apple orchards and new agri-tourism businesses including an ever-growing number of wineries, and boasts the Manson Loop. The loop begins in downtown Manson and then goes west along Wapato Way. Turn right onto
Paddle board yoga is just one of the many activities visitors enjoy during beautiful Lake Chelan summers. Manson Boulevard and drive up the hill to Summit Boulevard. Take it north to Loop Avenue and then down to the left turn onto Manson Boulevard. Go east to the right turn onto Wapato Lake Road,
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With the Cascade Farmlands Ag Tourism driving map, you’ll be able to chart your course on a vacation of tastes and experiences on an unforgettable getaway in the beauty of Washington’s Cascade Farmlands. See ad page 5
Chelan County PUD Rocky Reach Visitor Center 6001 U.S. 97A, Wenatchee 509-663-7522 www.chelanpud.org
Look a salmon in the eye, see electricity made, play on acres of green, stroll the Museum of the Columbia, enjoy lunch or a latte. Free family fun. The Rocky Reach Visitors Center is open 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., seven days a week, from the second Saturday in March through Oct. 31. Call 509-6637522. See ad page 17
then head south (Wapato Lake will be on your left and Roses Lake on your right) until you hit Roses Lake Avenue. Turn right and head west, then turn left onto Green Avenue. Back up the hill and then
down the hill brings you back into downtown Manson. Maps and information on these routes are available at the Chelan Ranger Station Office at 428 W. Woodin Ave.
Jet Skis Ahoy! Ship n’ Shore Marina
shelters, secluded hideaways and a wishing well. All these wonders are set with a view of the Columbia River and the valley below. The park is open from April 15 to October 15. See ad page 17
1230 W. Woodin, Chelan 509-682-5125 www.jetskisahoy.com
Chelan Parasail & Watercraft Rentals
1228 W. Woodin Avenue, Chelan 509-682-7245 www.chelanparasail.com Enjoy the quiet, panoramic beauty of Lake Chelan from high above or go for some Aquatic Hysteria with one of our boat or personal watercraft rentals. We also offer uplake trips, economical private excursions, boat rescues (towing) and Marina services (fuel, moorage, heated boat and trailer storage). See ad page 3
Choose Jet Skis Ahoy! For your watercraft, boat rental or parasailing adventure. Open seven days a week, May through September. Multi-day and weekly rates also available, competitive prices. Military, law enforcement and firefighting discounts. Gas and ice available at the dock! See ad page 11
3327 Ohme Rd., Wenatchee 509-662-5785 www.ohmegardens. com This nationally acclaimed 9-acre alpine garden was created on a barren hilltop, overlooking the Columbia River by the Ohme family over 80 years ago. Pronounced as it’s written, (oh-me), the gardens provide a maze of native stone paths to fern bordered pools with trickling waterfalls, rustic
Shoreline Watercraft & Boat Rentals
Get On The Lake! 509-682-1515 or 800-682-1561 www.shorelineofchelan.com Multiple resort locations on Lake Chelan; call for the location nearest you! Yamaha three-person waverunners, seven to sixteen passenger boats with and without wakeboard towers. Hourly, 1/2 day and full day rentals. Multiple day discounts available. See ad on back page. Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
Beautiful views are seen year round in the Chelan Valley.
Downhill Skiing Snowboarding Tubing
Echo Valley Winter Sports Center is a favorite for snow-filled fun for tourists and locals alike. It’s a unique family location with three available rope tows, a 1,400-foot Poma, and a 4-lane tubing hill. Small children can play in the lodge while older siblings ski or go tubing. Located just nine miles from C h e l a n , E c h o Va l l e y o ff e r s 70 acres of skiable terrain, and snowboarders are welcome. A wide base area makes it a prime location for instruction. Classes are offered to children as young as 3 years old. Echo Valley operates from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on weekends and holidays, December through late February, weather providing. Daily lift tickets are $20. A day of tubing including tube rental is $8. Children 5 and under can play for free. If a full day on the slopes sounds like a bit much the center also offers half-day ski passes for $15 and half day tubing passes for $5 starting at 1 p.m. A rental shop is available, as is a snack bar if you’re looking for a break from the cold. The current
conditions, general information and events can be found on the Internet at www.echovalley.org Each New Year ’s Eve, Echo Valley celebrates with the perfect family outdoor activity from 6 to 9 p.m.! Come ski, board and tube! It’s a family tradition at Echo Valley....plan to join them December 31 and ring in 2015! To learn more about skiing and tubing and seasons passes at Echo Valley, go to www.echovalley.org or call 509-687-3167. Prior to the ski season, call Peterson’s Waterfront at 509-682-4002.
Cross Country Skiing
A series of improvements over the past several years has turned Echo Ridge from a rural crosscountry ski facility into a worldclass destination. The system of more than 25 miles of groomed trails consists of a series of loop routes for all types of cross country skiers, plus over 2.4 miles of trails for snow shoeing. On some trails man’s best friend is allowed, but check with the Ranger District to see when and where your dog can roam. The trails include a 12-mile area that has been groomed to accommodate both skate-skiers and classic skiers. This trail gets
Skiers prepare to enjoy the slopes of Echo Valley, just 10 miles from Downtown Chelan. Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
special grooming throughout the season. Classic skiers can enjoy the full 24 miles of trails. One of the most popular easy trails is called Lollipop. It provides a spectacular view of more than 180 degrees of vista that includes Pyramid Mountain, Stormy Mountain, the Enchantments and Mount Stuart. The series of loop trails wrap around ridge tops for a constantly c h a n g i n g v i e w i n d i ff e re n t directions. The Lake Chelan Nordic Ski Club has added a yurt for skiers near the kiosk at the upper ridge trailhead. Kids 17 and younger ski free, while adults 18 and older pay $10 per day. A season pass costs $70 and is available at the Ranger District Office next to GrandView on the Lake. Echo Ridge is never closed. Courses open as soon as there’s enough snow and stay open as long at the white stuff lasts. For maps or additional information visit the Chelan Ranger District office at 428 W. Woodin Avenue, Chelan or visit www.lakechelannordic.org or call 509-682-4900.
Lake Chelan has been recognized as the best snowmobiling area in the state and one of the top 15 in the western U.S. by SnoWest magazine. The U.S. Forest Service maintains 170 miles of groomed trails - mainly Forest Service roads - in three major valleys. The areas have become so popular that the Forest Service recently intensified its grooming regimen. Snowmobilers access the trails from six local sno-parks: the Entiat Valley, 25 Mile Creek on the south shore of Lake Chelan, Antilon Lake and Echo Valley on the north shore, and Black Canyon and Gold Creek in the Methow Valley.
At Antilon Lake in Manson, a system of 100 miles worth of trails, facilities are available along the trails. There are also snow shelters and scenic viewpoints throughout. At Echo Ridge, just 10 miles west of Chelan, find 100 miles of trails spanning to 2,640 feet in elevation; sanitary facilities are available. On the southshore of Chelan at 25 Mile Creek riders have 63 miles worth of trails to ride reaching 2,000 feet in elevation. The Entiat River system includes 63 miles of trails with sanitary facilities, shelter and scenic viewpoints. At the South Fork Gold Creek trail system in the Methow Valley riders have 100 miles to enjoy reaching an elevation of 2,140 feet. Sanitary facilities and snow shelters are available at the site. At the Black Canyon trail system riders can enjoy 100 miles of trails reaching an elevation of 1,360 feet. Sanitary facilities are available. Passes are required to use the sno-parks during the winter months. They are available at the Chelan Ranger District 509682-4900 and the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce. Over Martin Luther King Jr. weekend in Manson the Lake Chelan Snowmobiling Club hosts its Wally Peterson Memorial Drag Races. The event features a full day of snowmobile drag races at Mill Bay Casino in Manson. For information contact the club at 509-687-6344.
Seasonal ice skating is a joy to those who visit Lake Chelan during winter months when area lakes are frozen over. Always pay attention to safety first. Before venturing out on water that looks frozen check the United States Forest Service for warnings and restrictions. 509-682-4900. 13
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Echo Ridge trails are closed to all motorized use.
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C amping There are numerous campgrounds in the Lake Chelan Valley - next to a lake or the Columbia River, in sunshine or within forest. Beebe Bridge Park
is located on the Douglas County side of the Columbia River. On 56 acres next to the Columbia River, the park offers 46 tent/ RV sites with electricity, water, restrooms, showers, day-use facilities, a picnic shelter, swimming, two-lane boat launch, tennis courts, a shoreline trail and an RV dump station. Camping is on a first come, first serve basis. Call 509-661-4551 or visit www.chelanpud.org
Lake Chelan State Park
on the south side of Lake Chelan, is a 127-acre camping park in a forest setting. Lake Chelan State Park offers swimming, fishing, boating, hiking and walking trails, horseshoe pits, a large picnic shelter, a grassy sports field, restrooms, one boat launch and a large dock. Lake Chelan State Park opens March 1 and closes Nov. 1. Call 1-888-CAMPOUT for res-
ervations or visit the state park website at www.parks.wa.gov For general information, call 509-687-3710.
Lakeshore RV Park
is adjacent to Don Morse Memorial Park in Chelan. It has 165 full hook-up sites (water, electric, sewer and cable TV), which accommodate RVs up to 40 feet, as well as 22, 16’ x 16’ tent pads. The park also has picnic tables, a dump station, wireless Internet
and ADA accessible restrooms and showers. For information call 509-682-8023.
Okanogan/Wenatchee National Forest
has campgrounds in the Lake Chelan Valley that are accessible by boat or by car. Information on these campgrounds is available at the joint U.S. Forest Service/National Park Service office in Chelan. Call 509-6824900.
25-Mile Creek State Park
is located at the end of the south shore road along Lake Chelan. It is a 235-acre campground. It has a marina with 34 slips and two boat ramps. Bird watching, wading in the creek, swimming, mountain biking and fishing are some of the activities here. Call 1-888-CAMPOUT for reservations or visit the state park website at www.parks.wa.gov For general information, call 360-902-8844.
Wapato Lake Campground
Children enjoy the fun to be had during a Lake Chelan summer vacation. Lake Chelan provides fun and laughter for all ages.
on the north side of Wapato Lake is operated by the Manson Parks and Recreation Department. This two-acre park has 26 RV and 14 tent sites, showers, restrooms, a pump-out station, docks and a boat launch. For information call 509-6876037.
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P arks Don Morse Memorial Park
Don Morse Park features a large swimming area with grass, as well as basketball courts, a volleyball court, tennis courts, a skate park and a playground. 10 a.m. - 10 p.m., Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day, daily. Also available for a fee, are the 18hole putting course and a go-cart course. The Lake Chelan Skate Park is at Don Morse Memorial Park and includes a half pipe, quarter pipe and rails. Don Morse Memorial Park is on Manson Highway (State Route 150) next to the city’s 165-site RV Park. The skate park is visible from the Don Morse Park entrance and is open to all, free of charge. Helmets and pads are recommended and bikes are not allowed. For more information call 509-682-8023.
This park sits off U.S. Highway 97A at the west entrance to Chelan, and has a playground area, shade trees, a seawall, an unsupervised swimming area, volleyball and basketball courts and two floating docks. Boat moorage is for loading and unloading only. For more information call 509-682-8023.
Chelan Riverwalk Park
This park lies on both sides of the Chelan River, between the old bridge and the Dan Gordon Bridge. There is a one-mile scenic river loop trail, a free boat launch,
day-use moorage, a picnic shelter, restrooms and the Riverwalk Pavilion, the site of regular performances and events. For more information call the Chelan County PUD, 509-661-4551.
Manson Bay Park
This park is located in quaint downtown Manson, next door to the marina. It has a swimming area with lifeguards, shady areas to sit on warm afternoons. For more information call the Manson Parks and Recreation District 509-687-9635.
Old Mill Park
Located about two miles east of Manson, this park features shade trees, grass and paths for walking and jogging. For more information call the Manson Park and Recreation District 509-687-9635.
Willow Point Park
Located right on Lake Chelan, this shady, grassy park is two miles up the lake from downtown Manson and makes for a great destination for a bike ride. For more information call the Manson Parks and Recreation District 509-687-9635.
One mile east of Manson’s downtown, this park is located on Madeline Road, off State Route 150. It features ball fields, a basketball court and a field for frisbee throwing and other summer
Parks from Chelan to Manson offer fun for all ages, including Don Morse Memorial Park with a fun playground, truly for the whole family. activities. For more information call the Manson Parks and Recreation District: 509-687-9635.
Fields Point Landing
Take a quick dip or have a picnic before boarding a ferry to Stehekin or Lucerne at this park, located on South Lakeshore Road, on the south shore of Lake Chelan. Open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily, from Memorial Day through Labor Day. For more information, call 509-682-4900.
this park may catch a glimpse of a hang glider or paraglider using it for a landing site. For more information call Chelan County PUD, 509-661-4551.
ROCKY REACH VISITOR CE NTE R
Chelan Falls Park
Located in the Chelan Falls neighborhood, at 555 First St., this park includes everything from a swimming area to horseshoe pits a tennis court, soccer field and softball field and a playground. Visitors to Look a salmon in the eye Steer a Columbia River steamboat Take the D3 Geocache Challenge ...all for free at Rocky Reach Dam. (509) 663-7522
Fishing at Lake Chelan and area lakes offer prime pickings all summer long. Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
Stay and Play . . .
Manson, Village on the Bay
Welcome to Manson The end of the road – the beginning of your adventure. Only 7 miles uplake on the North shore of Lake Chelan, Manson is home to 11 Artisan wineries, unique restaurants, boutique cheese shops, art galleries and gift shops. You will also find outdoor equipment rentals for every season and the Mill Bay Casino & Event Center. Manson has its own special charm where you can stay for a night or a month at a modern local hotel, resort or luxurious private home. Discover Manson – the gateway to Chelan’s upper lake. Banjo Creek Farms 4848 Green Ave. Manson, WA 509-687-0532 www.banjocreekfarms.net
Four Lakes Winery 4491 Wapato Lake Rd. Manson, WA 509-687-0726 www.fourlakeswinery.com
El Vaquero Mexican Restaurant 75 Wapato Way Manson, WA 509-687-3179
Photo by Damon Stoddard
A sun-drenched day at Manson Bay Park and marina.
Fromaggio Artisan Creamery & Bistro 14 Wapato Way Manson, WA 509-888-6542 www.fromaggiomanson.com
Mountain View Lodge & Resort 25 Wapato Point Parkway 509-687-9505 www.mvlresort.com
Lake Chelan Cheese
Sunset Bar and Grill
3519 SR 150, (inside Lake Chelan Winery) 509-888-0268 www.lakechelancheese.com
76 Wapato Way 509-687-7000 www.sunsetbargrill.com
Manson Bay Red Apple Market 610 E. Wapato Way Manson, WA 509-687-9333 www.mansonredapple.com
Family fun in Manson is highlighted during it's 4th of July fireworks show, bi-weekly farmers' markets and 3 months of floating on Lake Chelan.
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94th Manson Apple Blossom Festival May 8-10
Celebrate spring during the second weekend in May for the 94th Annual Manson Apple Blossom Festival in picturesque downtown Manson. Our royalty are selected from the local high school to represent our town and attend festivals in Wenatchee and Spokane and of course our own Manson Apple Blossom Parade at 11 a.m. Saturday. Enjoy a variety of fun events like Taste of Manson, Pig Jig Fun Run, quilt show, street fair, Big Slide, Kiwanis breakfast, 3-on-3 basketball tournament and more. Visit us www.mansonappleblossom.com
May 9 Events
Taste of Manson
(Edible Apple) Bring your entries between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. to the Manson Apple Blossom Headquarters (Parks Office) on Pedoi. Open to all ages, so perfect those recipes! Chairperson Sarah Cushing email@example.com 509-8888184.
Student Art Show Friday, Saturday and Sunday
View the latest art from students in the Chelan Valley a variety of mediums. See at Allisons of Manson, 509-687-3534.
See the crowning and hear the Royal Proclamation from our reigning Queen Hanna. 6
p.m. at the Manson High School Gym. This is the kick off activity for the Festival weekend of reunions and Mother's Day Celebration by the community. The 3rd and 4th graders as well as others will be entertaining the Royal Court. The Ladies in Waiting provide a grand entrance and exit. The Kindergarten Junior Court—flower girls, train bearers and trumpeters add to the festivities. The evening will finish with the traditional Grand March by all in attendance. Call: Christy Libbey 509-687-3803.
May 10 Events
Manson Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast
4th of July Fireworks July 4
The 35th Annual 4th of July Fireworks, now one of the largest and longest running shows in the Northwest, set over beautiful Lake Chelan. Show begins after dark.
Summer Concert Series
Mountain View Summer Concert Series. Beginning Sunday, June 15. This 11 Sunday evening concert series will kick-off in Leffler Field with benefit for local charities, a beer and wine garden, food and snack items, and an outstanding lineup of concerts.
Manson Rat Rod Show
The Manson Rat Rod Show is coming this September, with dates still being determined. This event will spotlight some 30 to 60 Rat Rods showing their handy work all over Manson! These cars are fun, creative and a must-see!
Million-Dollar Fishing Derby October 4
Manson’s Million-Dollar Fishing Derby is on Saturday, October 4. Fun for everyone and a chance to win a cool million dollars! Entry details and where to register coming soon!
Village of Lights
November 29 thru February
Manson’s Village of Lights. Lights running from the Saturday after Thanksgiving until Red Wine & Chocolate in February, Manson’s downtown will be transformed into a winter holiday light spectacle! For more information on these events go to www.visitmanson.com
Manson Kiwanis Pancake Breakfast, which is part of Manson Apple Blossom, starts at 6:30 and goes until 10 a.m. on Saturday, at Manson Grange Hall. Call Cindy, 509-687-3119.
Pig Jig Run
This run is a 2K/5K event that takes you through Manson’s streets the morning of the Manson Apple Blossom Parade. Proceeds benefit the scholarship fund for Manson’s royalty. All participants receive T-shirts. For information or to pre-register, call Kyla Allen at 509-682-4502.
Street Fair Fun
All ages are welcome at the Pig Jig Fun Run during the Manson Apple Blossom Festival. Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
Bright and early along main Berry pickin' at Blueberry Hills. street our vendors will display their wares….come meet for your favorite. Featured quilour new vendors and find that ter this year is Barb Gallaher Mother’s Day Present! Call —an accomplished quilter! Linda Blessin or email: lblesAdmission: an Apple Blossin@nwi.net 509-687-5008. som Button or t-shirt or $3.00. Grange Hall, Upper Level. Quilt Show View the homemade quilts Chairperson—put on by Chelan from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m and vote Valley Undercover Quilters.
3-on-3 Basketball Tournament
The 3rd annual tournament will follow the Parade at the end of Wapato Way by the fire station. Open to all ages. Contact: Wai Petersen at the Manson Parks Department, 509-687-9635. 19
S tehekin Stehekin - where the wilderness begins. Nestled in the North Cascades, Stehekin is only acces-
sible by boat, plane or hiking. Whether you are visiting Stehekin for the day or staying overnight, you will undoubtedly enjoy the scenic and recreational opportunities it presents.
There are no roads to this tiny, peaceful town at the northwest end of Lake Chelan. Its remoteness and grand natural beauty draw visitors year after year on planes and boats. There are less than 100 year-round residents. Stehekin is at the entrance to the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area and the immensity of the North Cascades National Park. The rangers at the Stehekin Ranger Station can recommend hikes of all levels of difficulty, as well as places to fish, bird watch and boat. There are also many places for camping, climbing, river rafting and horseback riding.
How to get there
There are various routes through the surrounding wilderness available to hikers or those on horseback. Contact the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, 360-854-7365, ext. 14 or visit www. nps.gov/noca There are four public docks in the National Recreation Area and many along Lake Chelan available to private boaters. If you don’t have a boat, rentals are available, but be sure to advise your rental agency of your destination, so they can advise best times. For federal docks, you need a site pass. Obtain passes at the Chelan Ranger Station at 428 E. Woodin Ave. in Chelan, or call 509-
682-4900 for more information. The Lake Chelan Boat Company offers daily service and float-plane service is available from Chelan Sea Planes.
Where to stay
North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin (formerly Stehekin Landing Resort: 509-682-4494, www.stehekinlanding.com Stehekin Valley Ranch: 800-536-0745, 509-682-4677, stehekinvalleyranch.com Silver Bay Inn: 800-555-7781, www.silverbayinn.com There are also private cabins in the area, which can be rented. When you’re there you can take the National Park Service Stehekin Shuttle (for a fee) from the ferry landing to trail starting points and campgrounds. For information call: Golden West Visitor Center 509-699-2080 ext. 14.
Stehekin Attractions Golden West Visitor Center
Just a stone’s throw from Stehekin Landing Resort, visitors are welcome at the Golden West Visitor Center. Hours vary throughout the season. From April to late May: Daily 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.; late May to mid September: Daily 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.; mid September to early October: Daily 8:30 a .m. - 5:00 p.m.; early to mid October: Daily 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.; mid
October to March the center is open on boat days only between 12:30 and 1:30 p.m. on days that the Lady of the Lake Ferry runs to Stehekin. In addition to displays about the area’s art and geography, the information desk has maps, books and other items. If you are planning a back-country trip, the National Park Service’s free permits are available at the visitor center.
Rainbow Falls and Buckner Homestead
The 312-foot Rainbow Falls on Rainbow Creek sits next to the historic Buckner Homestead, 3.5 miles up Stehekin Road from Stehekin Landing. Water from the falls follows a 100-year-old, handdug, gravity-fed irrigation ditch to the Buckner orchard. The Buckner Homestead and orchard are now within the North Cascades National Park Service Complex and managed as part of the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, the homestead and orchard are open to the public. For more information on the Buckner Homestead and Heritage Foundation, visit www.bucknerhomestead.org
About two dozen students from kindergarten through eighth grade still attend Stehekin Elementary
Visit Rainbow Falls in early summer for heaviest falls. School. The historic one-room school house is still maintained across the road from the Stehekin Community Building.
The remote serenity of Stehekin is unforgettable. 20
The National Park Service operates the Stehekin Shuttle starting at Stehekin Landing and traveling 11 miles to High Bridge. The bus stops at any location along Stehekin Road. From June 11 to Oct. 6, the shuttle makes four departures from the landing: 8 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5:30 p.m. The shuttle takes approximately one hour to arrive at High Bridge, after which it makes the trip back. The bus accommodates backpacks, bicycles and dogs. Fare is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children and $5 for bicycles and dogs. A special $2 one-way fare gets riders between Stehekin Landing and Stehekin Pastry Company. Just past High Bridge, the road is washed out at Car Wash Falls. Farther destinations are accessible to pedestrian and stock traffic only. Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
H olden , L ucerne & D omke L ake Describing Holden Village as remote cannot begin to make the point. To get there requires a three hour
drive west from Seattle, a three hour boat ride up beautiful Lake Chelan and then a 12 mile bus ride up the mountain to an old copper mining camp that was built back in 1937. Due to the environmental clean-up efforts at the Holden Mine, hikers heading to or from the Glacier Peak Wilderness through Holden Village this summer should know that bus service from Holden to the Lake Chelan ferry dock at Lucerne will operate only on the weekends. During this disruption guest visits are not possible during the summer construction season. The mine is closed now and the village has been converted to an ecumenical retreat center by the Lutheran Church. This yearround, non-denominational Christian center celebrated its 51st anniversary last year. Reservations to stay in the village are required. For reservations, write to: Holden Village, HC 0 Box 2, Chelan, WA 988169769. For reservation forms and other information go to www. holdenvillage.org. Those just wishing to pass through are welcome, but should write to request a space on the bus from Lucerne.
How to get there
Lake Chelan Boat Company operates a ferry service from Chelan or Fields Point, www. ladyofthelake.com The Holden Village bus picks up guests arriving by boat at Lucerne.
Lucerne acts as a travel hub.
Photos courtesy of Holden Village Without telephones and other distractions, visitors can spend time in deep reflection and the tranquility of the villageâ€™s beautiful surroundings, as well as take part in various programs and activities. Backpackers trekking into the Glacier Peak Wilderness stop by this old copper mining town, along with travelers aboard the Lady of the Lake and those on bus to Holden Village. There is a campground in Lucerne, administered by the OkanoganWenatchee National Forest Service. It has two tent sites and can only be reached by boat. There is space for 11 boats and
Average snowfall during the winter at Holden Village is 270.7 inches. Lake Chelan Visitor Guide â€˘ 2014
a Federal Dock Site Permit is required.
How to get there
A Federal Dock Permit is required for those arriving by private boat. Lake Chelan Boat Company provides service from Chelan or Fields Point, www. ladyofthelake.com
A 3.5 mile trail from Lucerne leads you to Domke Lake, at about 2,000 feet. This lake is relatively remote with good fishing for Cutthroat and Rainbow Trout. Chelan Seaplanes also provides flights in and there is a seasonal resort that provides boat rentals and fishing advice.
Photos courtesy of Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Fishing, swimming, day hikes to Domke Falls and around the lake are available and wildlife and birds are abundant for the nature enthusiast. 21
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Chelan Auto Parts 233 E. Wapato Ave., Chelan 509-682-4561
Locally owned and operated, the staff has together over 85+ years of knowledge of parts. They take pride in customer service and are open 7 days a week. See ad page 9
Chelan Cedar Homes
509-682-9783, 877-252-7706 www.lindal.com/chelan/ Chelan Cedar Homes, is your local independent dealer for Lindal Cedar Homes in Chelan and have been in the custom package home business for nearly 15 years. They offer “Exceptional Design, Incomparable Choices and Inspired Service.” See ad page 16
Four Lakes Winery
4491 Wapato Lake Rd, Manson 509-687-0726 www.fourlakeswinery.com Come sip a glass of our awardwinning bold reds or crisp white
wines while you enjoy a 360 degree view of Chelan, Wapato, Roses and Dry Lakes, while relaxing on our deck! See ad page 5
Front-Line Real Estate
2120 W. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-1111 www.chelanproperties.com My TEAM and I pride ourselves on representing buyers and ensuring they get the absolute best deal possible. Call us today and we will separate the fact from fiction. I've been sharing my hometown with others for over 20 years. www.ChelanProperties. com See ad page 22
Lulu Boutique & Salon 116 S. Emerson St., Chelan 509-682-5858 www.luluchelan.com
The fresh, hip look of Lulu Boutique ("lulu" was the family pet) is a welcome addition to
Submitted photos Downtown Chelan has unique shops featuring clothing to gadgetry, gifts and toys. the shops that line Downtown Chelan. The sophisticated designs mix the fancy and the casual nicely. And keep an eye out for the latest trends in TOMS---they go quickly! See ad page 22
doughnuts, jams, jellies, apple crisp, ice cream, pizza, salsa. Cider pressing every week, call for details. See ad page 5
Orondo Cider Works
119 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-8700 www.willowchelan.com
Corner of Hwy. 97 & Suncove Rd., Orondo 509-784-1029 www.ciderworks.com Family owned orchard specializing in apples, pears, cherries, and strawberries. Country store featuring groceries, cider,
Willow...a store for the senses. Featuring Archipelago fragrance, Couleur Nature linens, Brighton jewelry & handbags, and a wonderful selection of baby gifts. Home design and staging. Come visit us and be inspired! See ad page 22
A store for the senses. Clothing x Jewelry x Home Decor %PXOUPXO$IFMBOtWillowchelan.com
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D ining G uide Fromaggio Artisan Creamery & Bistro 14 Wapato Way, Manson 509-888-6452 www.fromaggiomanson.com
Handmade (from scratch) cheeses, ice creams, gelatos and bistro menu items. Sharing our love for all things cheese and combining it with other beautiful food and drink, that’s our mission. See ad page 23
La Brisa Mexican Restaurant 246 Hwy. 150, Chelan 509-682-5633
Come to La Brisa for a treat of Mexican authenticity! A family Mexican restaurant in the Chelan Plaza next to the Chelan Red Apple M a r k e t . D a i l y l u n c h specials, full dinner menu, kid’s menu, vegetarian and American dishes, and full bar service. Orders to go, reservations welcome. Open Sunday - Thursday 11-9; Friday and Saturday 11-10. See ad page 23
Lake Chelan Cheese
Attend a winemakers' dinner for the upmost enjoyment in wine and food pairing.
Wapato Point Cellars & the Winemaker’s Grill
free wine tasting, a 3,000 square foot gift shop, private events and vineyard and winery tours. The BBQ in the Vineyard is open for dinner May - Oct. See ad page 6
200 Quetiloquasoon Rd., Manson 509-687-4000 www.wapatopointcellars.com
Sunset Bar and Grill
3519 SR 150, Chelan 509-888-0268 www.lakechelancheese.com
76 Wapato Way, Manson 509-687-7000 www.sunsetbargrill.com
Lake Chelan Cheese is a local family-owned business and is dedicated to bringing quality, fresh and unique cheeses from all over the world to the Lake Chelan Valley. Enjoy gourmet mac n’ cheese, cheese plates and specialty foods. See ad page 6
Sunset Bar and Grill is a family friendly establishment that offers outdoor dining, daily food specials by our awardwinning chef, frozen beer taps, local spirits and wine, pull-tabs, and free pool. Happy Hour twice a day, everyday! See ad page 23
Great wine, great food and great friends. Winery and restaurant open daily, family friendly (playground), estate wines, indoor and outdoor patio seating available, gift shop, farm to table menu and special events. See ad page 7
Local Artisan Beer Lunch/Dinner Menu
Lake Chelan Winery BBQ in the Vineyard 3519 SR 150, Chelan 509-687-9463 www.lakechelanwinery.com
Located in the last privately owned apple packing shed in the valley, we proudly feature Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
Open Daily & Kids Welcome Growlers To Go
Village Market & NY Deli next door 50 Wapato Way • Manson 509-687-4444
L odging & E vents Summers at Lake Chelan are busting at the seams with events and must-do activities for all ages. There’s something for everyone, including athletic competitions, recreational hot spots, children’s activities and plenty for the wine and ale connoisseur. But the fun doesn’t stop when the weather cools down, activities are planned all year round!
ChelanMan 2014 - Go Long Go Deep Photo by Damon Stoddard
Picturesque views abound from the area's unique lodging options.
The Lake Chelan Valley offers a variety of lodging opportunities including friendly Bed and Breakfasts, resorts, even luxury condos and private homes. Nearly all include scenic views of the surrounding natural beauty of the area. And if you really want to get away from it all, uplake accommodations can be found in Stehekin or even Holden that make it nearly impossible for the cell phone to ring or your computer to send you a beep that –“you’ve got mail!” Whether you want peace and quiet or you want to be pampered, the friendly hospitality people Lodging of Lake Chelan can make your visit unforgettable.
Cabins, Lodges & Resorts MARINA’S EDGE VACATION RENTALS Overlooking Manson Bay 425-770-2521 509-687-5514 firstname.lastname@example.org www.marinasedge.com
$ 200 – 427 V, MC, D, AE K, M, R, P, H
Hotels, Motels & Suites LAKE CHELAN MOTEL 2044 W. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-2742 email@example.com www.lakechelanmotel.com
$ 65 – 160 V, MC, D, AE K, M, R, P,
MIDTOWNER MOTEL 721 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-4051 800-572-0943 www.midtowner.com
$ 60 - 130 V, MC, D, AE K, M, R, P, H
$ = Price Credit = MC, V, AE, D CB = Comp. Breakfast K = Kitchen M = Microwave R = Refrigerator ER = Exercise Room P = Pool H = Hot Tub/Spa/Jacuzzi, MR = Meeting rooms WiFi = Handicap Access = Pets = 24
Thousands of visitors and participants enjoy the beauty of Lake Chelan while also competing in the annual ChelanMan triathlon each summer. In 2007, a group of local athletes who trained together made the decision to create a multisport weekend of triathlons and running events. They already knew they had a jewel of a playground and the perfect venue for a race. Thus ChelanMan was born. There is something for every level of athletic ability. The weekend includes a first-timer triathlon, a sprint, Olympic, and Half-Iron triathlons and 10K and half-marathon runs. They even have a Splash-n-Dash, so the whole family can participate. Come to experience your first race or come to compete to win, but make sure you come to have fun! Lake Chelan Multisport Foundation (the previously mentioned group of local athletes) is a nonprofit organization. They donate all of the profits from the multisport weekend to arts, literature, and wellness programs for youth in the Chelan Valley. For more information on all of the events, or to register for the 2014 ChelanMan event, visit http://chelanman.com/ Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
E vents Beach’n Fly-in Festival-Hang/ Paragliding May 3-4
saulmemorial.net email firstname.lastname@example.org 509-667-6848, 509-745-8618.
Century Challenge June 21
The Chelan Beach’n is a fun Hang Glider and Paraglider fly-in which includes a spot landing contest at Lakeside Park. The event will be held on the beach at Lakeside Park where pilots will be scored on their accuracy and landing form.
Take your pick of a 30, 60 or 100-mile bike ride through the picturesque Lake Chelan Valley starting in Chelan at the Don Morse Park on Saturday. The challenge provides a threesegment course of varying skill. Take in the sights of Navarre Coulee, Lake Chelan and McNeil Canyon. Visit www.centuryride. com
Manson Apple Blossom Festival May 10
Parade at 11 a.m. with surrounding festivities in Manson. See page 19 for detailed information. www. mansonappleblossom.com
Clark Kearney Kids’ Day Fishing May 11
Enjoy Mother ’s Day fishing with the young ones from 1-4 p.m., at the Lake Chelan Municipal Golf Course Pond.
5th Annual Chelan Sidecar Rally May 16-19
A family event and all are welcome. Included are group runs, games and camping at the Lake Chelan State Park. For more information call 541-354-1688. Schedule and registration forms at www.chelanrally.com
Spring Barrel Tasting May 17-18
Come to the Lake Chelan Wine Valley as they roll open the cellar doors, showcase their wines and take you behind the scene to their world of winemaking. Spring Barrel Tasting is your chance to get into their production rooms, taste wines straight from the barrel, and get a look into the minds of the winemakers. It is a special experience and one not to miss. Contact individual wineries for information www.lakechelanwinevalley.com
There are two car shows in Chelan that feature old and classic cars like this GTO. race will be held at the scenic trails of Echo Ridge Valley above beautiful Lake Chelan. Email events@4thDimensionRacing. com or visit www.nwepicseries. com
Historic Downtown Chelan First Fridays June-Sept.
A community coming together to celebrate our valley with lots of free family fun, the first Friday of every month from June until September in historic downtown Chelan. Shops open until 8 p.m. Call the (HDCA) Historic Downtown Chelan Association, 509-682-4322 or visit www.historicchelan.org
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Saul Gallegos Memorial Run June 21
Join the community at Singleton Park in Manson for this event, named for Deputy Saul Gallegos, who was killed in the line of duty in 2003. Walk the 3K, or run the 5K or 10K. All proceeds from the run will help fund scholarships for each of Gallegos’ four sons. Register information is online www.
Cycle de Vine occurs concurrently with the Century Challenge. Riders travel more than 30 miles, stopping at several of the Lake Chelan Valley’s wineries. The course starts in Don Morse Park in Chelan. Visit www.centuryride.com or www.chelancycledevine.com
July 4 Manson Fireworks
Everyone in the family will enjoy this annual fireworks show over Manson Bay.
July 5 Chelan Fireworks
Celebrate Independence Day with this fireworks display over the lower end of Lake Chelan.
CruiZin Chelan June 6-7
Check out some of the best restored and antique cars of the valley. The two-day event includes a cruise around downtown Chelan, Show-n-Shine, a community stage and children’s activities. For more information call HDCA, 509-682-4322 or visit www.historicchelan.org or visit www.cruizinchelan.com
Chelan Volunteer 30/60 Mile Firefighters Pancake Endurance Breakfast Mountain Bike Race June 7 Chelan Fire District 7 VolunMay 31 teer Firefighters Association will Echo Valley-Manson, NW Epic Series’s 2nd stop will once again be at Echo Valley in Chelan. The
Chelan. Doors open at 8 a.m. and will close at 11 a.m.-ish. Suggested donation per person is $5. Funds will support community programs. www.chelan7.com
Cycle de Vine June 21
host a Pancake Breakfast at the main Chelan Fire Station #71, 232 E. Wapato Ave. in downtown
Cycling enthusiasts can enjoy several events all summer long, including Cycle de Vine, the Century Challenge and the Endurance Mountain Bike Race. 25
E vents feature singer and songwriter Eden Moody. For information call Carol Jenkins at 509-682-5891 or email chelanartshow@gmail. com
61st Annual Lake Chelan Rodeo Aug. 1-2
Held at the Chelan Rodeo grounds, the Rodeo offers plenty of excitement for rodeo fans from the opening ceremonies to the final snortin’, twistin’, buckin’ bull ride. 509-470-0360.
Lake Chelan Fine Arts Festival Aug. 15-17
The rodeo grounds of Chelan are busting at the seams with talented cowboys and girls showing off their skills at the annual Lake Chelan Rodeo, this year Aug. 1-2.
Chelan CrossCountry Classic June 29 - July 4
The Chelan Cross Country Classic, where hang glider and paraglider pilots will attempt distance flights and other flying-skill related tasks from the Chelan Butte. For more information check the United States Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association website ushpa.aero and search for Chelan events.
Paragliding Nationals July 6-12
Paragliders attempting distance flights and other flyingskilll tasks.
Lake Chelan Poker Run July 12
The Poker run boating theme is “Super Heroes”, it is an event for charity. Lake Chelan Boat Club, www.lcpokerrun.com for more information.
Lake Chelan Bach Fest July 11-19
Enjoy the 33rd season of our musical concerts in Chelan and Manson. Contact 509-667-0904, or visit www.bachfest.org
Lake Chelan Fine Arts Festival held at Riverwalk Park with art, entertainment and kids activities. Contact 509-953-3376 or visit www.lakechelanartscouncil.com
Slam-N-Jam 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament Aug. 18-19
This event is a 3-on-3 basketball tournament that features players of all ages and skill levels and is played in the parking lot of Don Morse Park. For more information or to sign up 509-670-0180.
Lake Chelan Swim Sept. 6
3rd annual Lake Chelan Swim, at Manson Bay Park, 1.5 mile
swim for adults and children over 12. Contact www.lakechelanswim.com
Shore to Shore Marathon Sept. 6
Half Marathon and 10K from Fields Point Landing to Manson Bay. Contact Lake Chelan Chamber 509- 682-3503 or visit www. runlakechelan.com
Lake Chelan Sailing Regatta Sept. 6-7
Come sail Lake Chelan in one-design and open class racing for three glorious days in the west’s most beautiful sailing venue. Sailboats will vie for class and line honors after champagne – clear waters set in the Cascade Mountain Range. Visit www.sailchelan.com
Guild B Home Tour Sept. 20
Lake Chelan Hospital Guild B presents its annual Home Tour and Art Sale which features five spectacular and unique homes. Call Alice Soma at 509-682-8711 or LakeChelanHomeTour.com
Lake Chelan Hydro Fest Sept. 20-21
A great family event with two full days of inboard raceboats, featuring eight classes of hydroplanes and racing runabouts. The event is free to the public and is held at
ChelanMan Multi-sport Weekend July 19-20
This series of sporting events takes place in Lakeside Park, Chelan. Run a triathlon, half marathon, a sprint and a half Ironman. To register and for schedules, on the web at www.chelanman.com or call Tara, 509-679-3560.
Fine Arts & Crafts Show July 25-27
Fireworks light up the sky and warm hearts over Manson Bay Park and Chelan's Don Morse Park July 4-5. 26
Lake Chelan Artist Alliance Fine Arts and Crafts Show, at Campbell’s Resorts Riverwalk Park room, will showcase artisans from the area and beyond. Preview party Friday night will
The annual sailing regatta is also a popular destination for sailing enthusiasts as summer begins to wind down, Sept 6-7. Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
E vents the Chelan City Marina and Don Morse Park. Contact John Walcker at 509-679-7166.
R/C Unlimiteds Sept. 27-29
This event features a group of hydroplane enthusiasts who race 1/8th scale Radio Controlled models of Unlimited hydroplanes, of the past and present, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Riverwalk Park. Visit www.rcunlimiteds.org or call 306-791-8336.
Fly & Bike Sept. 20-21
Hang glider and paraglider pilots compete in an event that includes spot landing as well as a fun bike race from the Chelan Falls Park, up the hill into Chelan and back down to the starting point. For more information George Sturtevant at georges@ nwlink.com
5th Annual Mahogany & Merlot Vintage Boat & Classic Car Show Oct. 4-5
A family-friendly ‘on-thewater’ free event at Don Morse Memorial Park and Lakeside Marina, featuring the Vintage Unlimited Hydroplanes. Also enjoy the classic and antique cars. Information Jon 509-8856025, 425-999-2920 or email@example.com
Buckner Harvest Festival Oct. 4
This annual festival features all that defines Stehekin through the carefully preserved artifacts at the Buckner Orchard. For more information email BucknerOrchard@aol.com
Lake Chelan Crush Festival October 4-5, 11-12
“Crush” is an open house at Lake Chelan and Manson wineries, offering the opportunity to really get a taste of what harvest is about. We invite you to come out and take a tour through our cellars, stomp grapes, listen to music, watch harvest take place, taste juice from the press, Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
and learn what it is really like to make wine. Contact individual wineries for more information or visit www.lakechelanwinevalley. com
Chelan Chase Oct. 18
The Chelan Chase is an annual 5K run/walk fundraiser that winds through the streets of Chelan. The race starts at the old bridge and finishes at Riverwalk Park. Proceeds benefit the Lake Chelan Community Hospital Mammography Department and the Wellness Place. For more information visit www.chelanchase.com
Trick-or-Treat Oct. 31
Trick-or-Treat in Historic Downtown Chelan, 5-7 p.m. and fill your bag with treats from downtown merchants.
Sip and Stroll Nov. 15
Sip Lake Chelan wines and stroll your way through Historic Downtown Chelan and get a preview of holiday gifts. (HDCA) Historic Downtown Chelan Association, 509-682-4322 or visit www.historicchelan.org
Small Town Christmas Nov. 28 - Dec. 20
In Historic Downtown Chelan. November 28-Hot Friday, Town Lighting and Santa comes to town. November 29-Wear your Plaid Small Business Saturday. December 1 - Cider Monday. December 6-Downtown Open House. December 13-Make a Graham Cracker House. Free Movies at the Ruby Theatre on Saturdays in December 6,13,20. Pictures with Santa on December Saturdays. (HDCA) Historic Downtown Chelan Association, 509-682-4322 or visit www.historicchelan.org
Fall Barrel Tastings Nov. 28-Nov. 30
Experience the eason and join your favorite winery as they guide you back into the cellar for barrel samples and other special treats. Contact individual wineries for information or visit www. lakechelanwinevalley.com
Bach Fest brings talented musicians to Lake Chelan. Locals and visitors alike can enjoy classical music, performed by talented musicians from all over the region.
2015 Lake Chelan Winterfest Jan. 10-11 & 17-18
Bach Fest marks 33rd season of great music
Watch international ice sculpturers work their magic, make a snowman contest, snow games, ice slide, chili cook off, torchlight parade, bonfire, polar bear splash, fireworks, and so much more fun! Dan Baldwin will be returning Visit www.lakechelanwinterfest. a s the Musical and Artistic com Director for the 2014 season of Lake Chelan Bach Fest July 11 Red Wine & July 19. Baldwin, formerly of the Chocolate Wenatchee Valley Symphony, is Feb. 7-8 & 14-15 currently professor of music at Celebrate the month of LOVE, at Luther College in Iowa. Red Wine and Chocolate events at Season tickets are $50 and the Lake Chelan Valley Wineries, individual event tickets are www.lakechelanwinevalley.com available. Donations are always St. Patrick's Day Top welcome in helping to sponsor the event. The mission of Bach Dog Parade Fest is to inspire, enrich and March 14 educate the audience and St. Patrick's Day Top Dog Parade musicians through live musical held downtown Chelan. All that performances. wish to walk in green are welSo, come and enjoy Chelan’s come. tribute to music. Just imagine sitting on the lawn, next to the Chelan Nouveau lake, on a warm summer night April 18, 19 enjoying some of the best music Taste the valley's brilliant whites in Washington state. Enjoy! and delightful rosés at area winerFor more information and ies, www.lakechelanwinevalley. updated schedule information com go to: www.bachfest.org
Earth Day April 18
Held at Riverwalk Park, enjoy entertainment, kids activities and various booths, www.chelanearthday.org 27
B usiness & S ervices ATTRACTIONS/ FAMILY FUN Chelan Sea Planes Flights uplake or to a winery. 509-682-5555 www.chelanseaplanes.com Lake Chelan Bach Fest www.bachfest.org See ad page 9 Chelan Parasail & Watercraft Rentals at Lake Chelan Marina 1228 W. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-7245 www.chelanparasail.com See ad page 3 Ohme Gardens 509-662-5785 www.ohmegardens.com See ad page 17 Orondo Cider Works Corner of Hwy. 97 & Suncove Rd., Orondo 509-784-1029 See ad page 5 Rocky Reach Visitors’ Center 509-663-7522 Facebook.com/VisitRockyReach See ad page 17 Shoreline Watercraft & Boat Rentals Get On The Lake! 509-682-1515 800-682-1561 www.shorelineofchelan.com See ad Back page Slidewaters at Lake Chelan 509-682-5751 www.slidewaters.com Sunshine Farm Market 179 US 97A, Chelan 509-682-1350 www.sunshinefarmmarket.com
AUTO PARTS & REPAIR NAPA Auto Parts 509-682-4561 www.napaonline.com See ad page 9 Talley’s Auto Repair 509-682-5478 Complete Auto Repair
FOODS & SPECIALITIES BEAR FOODS 1-800-842-8049 www.bearfoodsmarket.com Natural foods market and Cafe Creperie Gourmet and specialty foods, wine and beer, books, nutritional supplements, pet food. Many locally sourced items.
HARDWARE Kelly’s Ace Hardware 509-682-2815 128 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan www.kellyshardware.com
HEALTH/WELLNESS Lake Chelan Community Hospital 503 E. Highland Ave., Chelan 509-682-3300 lakechelancommunityhospital. com See ad page 8 Valley Fitness 509-682-1161 113 North Saunders, Chelan
LODGING Lake Chelan Motel 509-682-2742 www.lakechelanmotel.com Marina’s Edge Vacation Rentals - Manson 425-770-2521 www.marinasedge.com Midtowner Motel 509-682-4051 800-572-0943 www.midtowner.com See ad page 24 Mom’s Montlake Motel 10 non-smoking rooms 509-682-5715 www.momsmotel.com
PUBLISHING Lake Chelan Mirror Local news for the Lake Chelan Valley and Chelan County 509-682-2213 www.lakechelanmirror.com See ad page 3
NCW Media Inc. Visitors' guides for NCW Advertising solutions from print to web www.visitncw.com See ad page 3
REAL ESTATE Chelan Realty 141 E. Woodin Avenue, Chelan 509-682-4014 www.chelanrealty.com See ad page 9 Chelan Cedar Homes 509-682-9783 www.lindal.com/chelan/ See ad page 16 Front-Line Real Estate 2120 W. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-1111 www.chelanproperties.com See ad page 22 The Lookout, A Lakeside Village 509-682-0885 www.chelanlookout.com 1 mile from downtown Chelan
RECREATION EQUIPMENT & OUTFITTERS Jet Skis Ahoy! 1230 W. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-5125 www.jetskisahoy.com See ad page 11 Osprey Rafting Co. 800-743-6269 509-548-6800 www.ospreyrafting.com See ad page 9 Chelan Parasail & Watercraft Rentals at Lake Chelan Marina 1228 W. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-7245 www.chelanparasail.com See ad page 3 Shoreline Watercraft & Boat Rentals Get On The Lake! 509-682-1515 or 800-682-1561 www.shorelineofchelan.com See ad back page
RESTAURANTS/ ESPRESSO Company Creek Pizza 509-682-2000 www.companycreekpizza.com Fromaggio Artisan Creamery & Bistro 14 Wapato Way, Manson 509-888-6452 www.fromaggiomanson.com See our ad page 23 La Brisa Mexican Restaurant 246 W. Manson Rd., Chelan Reservations Welcome 509-682-5633 See ad page 23 Lake Chelan Cheese Inside Lake Chelan Winery www.lakechelancheese.com Lake Chelan Winery BBQ in the Vineyard 3519 SR 150, Chelan 509-687-9463 www.lakechelanwinery.com See ad page 6 Sojourners 110 E. Woodin Ave, Chelan 509-888-0496 Pizza • Calzone • Pasta • Salads • Grinders • Ice Cream Also We Serve Pizza by the Slice! Dine-In, Carry-Out & Catering Sunset Bar and Grill 76 Wapato Way, Manson 509-687-7000 www.sunsetbargrill.com See ad page 23 Village Market & NY Deli 509-687-4444, Manson See ad page 23 Vin du Lac Bistro & Tasting Room 509-682-2882 www.vindulac.com Wapato Point Cellars Winemaker’s Grill 509-687-4000, Manson www.wapatopointcellars.com See ad page 7
SHOPPING Allisons of Manson 509-687-3534 www.allisonsinteriors.com Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
B usiness & S ervices SHOPPING Lulu Boutique & Salon 116 S. Emerson St., Chelan 509-682-5858 www.luluchelan.com See ad page 22 Shirt Shop 509-682-5789 www.theshirtshopchelan.com Warehouse Woolery Yarn Store 307 E. Wapato Ave., Chelan 509-888-0285 www.warehousewoolery.com Willow 119 E. Woodin Ave., Chelan 509-682-8700 www.willowchelan.com See our ad page 22
TRANSPORTATION Chelan Sea Planes Fly uplake or to a winery. 509-682-5555 www.chelanseaplanes.com
TRANSPORTATION Lake Chelan Cab Company 509-682-TAXI (8294) 7 days a week
Karma Vineyards 509-682-5538 www.goodkarmawines.com
WEDDINGS Banjo Creek Farms Events Center 509-687-0532, Manson www.banjocreekfarms.net
WINERIES/ TASTING ROOMS Cascade Farmlands Call for a Free Driving Map! 509-433-1054 www.cascadefarmlands.com See ad page 7 Chelan Estate Winery 509-682-5454, South Shore www.chelanestatewinery.com Four Lakes Winery 4491 Wapato Lake Rd, Manson 509-687-0726 www.fourlakeswinery.com See ad page 7
WINERIES/ TASTING ROOMS
Lake Chelan Brewery 509-687-3546, Manson lakechelanmicrobrewery.com See ad page 23 Lake Chelan Winery 3519 SR 150, Chelan 509-687-9463 www.lakechelanwinery.com See ad page 6 Legend Cellars 509-888-4442, Manson www.legendcellars.com Rio Vista Winery 509-682-9713 Snowgrass Winery 509-784-5101, Entiat www.snowgrasswines.com
WINERIES/ TASTING ROOMS
Tunnel Hill Winery 509-682-3243 www.tunnelhillwinery.com Vin Du Lac Bistro & Tasting Room 866-455-WINE www.vindulac.com
Wapato Point Cellars 200 S. Quetilquasoon Rd., Manson 509-687-4000 www.wapatopointcellars.com See ad page 7
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Important Phone Numbers
Emergency - 911 Chelan County Sheriff Chelan Office 509-682-2588 Chelan County Sheriff 509-667-6851 Lake Chelan Community Hospital 509-682-3300 Chelan Fire Department 509-682-4476 Manson Fire Department 509-687-3222 Lake Chelan Clinic 509-682-2511 Columbia Valley Community Health 509-682-6000 Lake Chelan Pharmacy 509-682-2751 Safeway Pharmacy 509-682-2615 Wal-Mart Pharmacy 509-682-4634 Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce 509-682-3503 City of Chelan 509-682-4037 Chelan Ranger District 509-682-4900 National Park Service 509-682-4900
Lake Chelan Visitor Guide â€˘ 2014
Parking in downtown Chelan is limited, both in number of spaces and time allowed. Long term parking can be found on Wapato Avenue behind Wells Fargo Bank and on Chelan Street, two blocks north of Woodin Avenue.
Lake Chelan is 55 miles long, averages one mile wide and is 1,486 feet deep. It is the third deepest lake in the U.S. and 24th deepest in the world.
Bellingham ............................222 Ellensburg ............................ 108 Everett ....................................159 Long Beach ............................335 Olympia .................................225 Pangborn Memorial Airport (East Wenatchee) ......44 Portland ..................................328 Port Angeles ..........................238 Richland .................................160 Seattle .....................................177 Sea Tac International Airport ....................................185 Spokane ..................................153 Tacoma ....................................198 Vancouver, B.C. .....................270 Wenatchee ................................39 Leavenworth.............................54 Cashmere..................................44 Yakima ....................................143 29
H istory Opened in 1970 the newly remodeled Lake Chelan Historical Society Museum displays artifacts from Native American and Wapato Indian tribes as well as a host of antique items used in daily circulation in the early Chelan Valley. History buffs can find old-time logging tools, toys, family files, displayed photos and an extensive photo archive.
This drawing done in the late 1890's or early 1900's, shows the town of Chelan from the east end of town, looking uplake. Visitors can obtain a map with historical sites, then further enjoy the area’s history through an independent walking tour. The museum is housed in the former Miners & Merchants Bank, built in 1907 and located at 204 E. Woodin Ave., in Chelan. The Chelan Museum's displays include: Native American baskets, clothing, arrowheads, tools, Wapato Indian displays, a mining cabin, old-time kitchen, home and store displays, memorabilia of local life and families,
old newspapers, research copies of many books on the history of North Central Washington, logging tools, toys, and extensive display of photographs by L.D. Lindsley, available for purchase. Summer hours: Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Winter hours are Monday through Friday 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. For more information call 509682-5644 or visit www.chelanmuseum.com
In 1879 Camp Chelan was established by the U.S. Army to control reported Indian unrest. It was abandoned in 1880 because of difficulties in maintaining the remote camp. In 1889 the town of Chelan was laid out by a surveyor for the federal government. Streets were wide to allow for wagons to turn around. In 1889 the First Congregational Church of Chelan, later the Little Stone Church, was organized in Lakeside, then a separate city, where Lakeside Park is now. This was the first of many churches to spring up around the lake. The first school was started in 1889 or ’92. The U.S. Post Office was established in 1890. The first newspaper was the Chelan Falls Leader founded in 1891. It moved from Chelan Falls in 1892, a year after its establishment. In 1907 Chelan High School’s first senior class graduated. The Ruby Theatre was constructed in 1914 and it still open today. The first float plane flight to Stehekin began in 1945 by Chelan Airways. Chelan Incorporated: May 7, 1902 Population: 3,860 Main Industries: Tourism & Agriculture Elevation: 1,160 feet Manson Established: June 1911 Population: 1,685 Main Industry: Agriculture For a look back in time at Lake Chelan’s history, stop by the Lake Chelan Historical Society’s Museum on the corner of Woodin Avenue and Emerson Street.
The Lake Chelan Historical Society Museum is housed in a 1907 building, originally the Miners & Merchants Bank. The museum is an interesting and fun place to visit the past as it was in the Lake Chelan Valley. 30
Lake Chelan Visitor Guide • 2014
Lake Chelan Visitor Guide â€˘ 2014
GET ON THE LAKE!
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ BOATS (Bayliner,Cobalt, Regal & Pontoon Boats) From 7 to 14 Passenger Boats
Great for pulling skiers, tubes, wake boards, and knee boards! 4 HOUR ~ 8 HOUR ~ MULTI-DAY RATES AVAILABLE Fuel not included
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ WAVERUNNER VX110 3 Person Very stable and easy to ride. Great reliable performance!
Two Convenient Locations Plus 2 Private Resort Locations Free Delivery to State Parks Right Below Lakeview Drive-In On the Water
Or at Manson Bay Park On Closed Boat Ramp
~HOURLY ~ HALF DAY ~FULL DAY ~ MULTI-DAY RATES AVAILABLE Fuel not included
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ CALL TO RESERVE YOUR BOAT OR JETSKI TODAY!
509.682.1515 ~Credit Cards Welcome~
AFFORDABLE FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY!
Lake Chelan Visitor Guide â€˘ 2014
Published on May 9, 2014