Hotel at a Glance: Grandview on the Lake
The Grandview occupies a gorgeous spot smack dab on the shores of Lake Chelan, a popular destination for boating, fishing, swimming, and other forms of watery recreation in the foothills of the Cascade Range. The hotel’s spacious one-bedroom condos sleep up to six guests and have fully equipped kitchens as well as private balconies with views of the water.
- 700 feet of private waterfront: You can go swimming in the lake off the hotel’s dock, or take a dip instead in the waterside swimming pool or hot tub; pool closed after Labor Day.
- Take a scenic stroll to downtown Chelan to explore quaint shops, tasty restaurants, and leafy parks.
- Grand Pool Bar serving summer cocktails as well as sandwiches, salads, and small plates for sharing
- Condo amenities: private balcony, 42-inch flat-screen TV, WiFi, washer and dryer (in most suites), and kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops
Chelan, Washington: Lakefront Community in the Foothills of the Cascade Range
Chelan lies in the shadow of the Cascade Range in northern Washington, right on the banks of Lake Chelan. The 55-mile-long, glacier-fed lake is a popular spot for boating and jet skiing in the summertime. It’s also a fisherman’s paradise—Lake Chelan has a renowned fish-stocking program that releases hundreds of thousands of chinook salmon, lake trout, and kokanee into the chilly waters each year.
The Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, located a few miles west of Chelan, provides ample opportunities to explore the great outdoors on hundreds of miles of hiking and mountain-biking trails. In the winter, cross-country skiers flock to nearby Echo Ridge for 25 miles of trails, and snowmobilers and downhill skiers take to the powder at Echo Valley.
Chelan’s small downtown area encompasses local boutiques, gift shops, bookstores, and homey pubs that serve wines from emerging local wineries. For a closer look at the vineyards, visit some of the area’s nearly two dozen wineries for tastings and tours.