USA Washington Eastern Washington Chelan Listing #3520

Tift Lake House - Chelan, WA

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Max. occupancy: 8 (5 adults) 2 Queen Bed, 4 Twin Bed, 1 Sofa Bed 2 bedrooms  plus loft 2 bathrooms No pets  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Unique South Shore lakefront retreat w/private hot tub and lake views

Panoramic views of scenic Lake Chelan await at this cozy and welcoming Chelan vacation rental complete with a private elevated hot tub. Tucked away along the shoreline, the Tift Lake House remains both intimate and spacious with enough room for everyone. The rustic charm makes this house feel like home, but its dazzling deck and hot tub are resort-style amenities

The natural location of the home has a secluded feel with immediate access to the lake with both a stationary and floating swim dock. This is the perfect location for paddleboarding, kayaking, and swimming far away from heavy boat traffic. Soak up the sun with patio furniture on the wide view deck as well as the lakefront. This home is nestled on the quieter south shore of Lake Chelan. The 18-mile drive into town weaves you past several of the finest regional parks and wineries including family-friendly Slidewaters and Lakeside Surf.

This true heavy timber frame home features a large living room with wood floors, vaulted ceiling, and soaring windows. The room is furnished with a comfy leather sofa and plush chairs as well as a large screen TV for family time. Step through double glass doors onto a deck with an unencumbered view up, down, and across the lake towards an undeveloped National Forest vista. The spacious deck has both a dining area and lounging furniture and a full-sized BBQ. The well-equipped kitchen includes a view centric dining area with a table for six plus. New appliances and a tiled eating bar make for easy food prep and serving. A bathroom on the main floor has a shower as well as a full laundry room. The second-floor bath features a large soaking tub.

When it's time to retire for the evening, the home offers two queen bedrooms on the second level as well as a queen sleeper on the mezzanine. The large vaulted third-floor loft has yet another queen bed as well as twin bunk beds.

The Tift Lake House is a unique sanctuary for vacationers who just want to escape, but when you want to get connected, the cabin features 5G Internet throughout, Dishnet TV, and DVD player on the main floor and an additional TV and DVD player in the loft. The cabin is just one mile from Field's Point Landing where you can catch a ride from the Lake Chelan Boat Company or the Courtney Ranch boats to Lucerne and Stehekin.

County permit number: STR 000018

State/province tax number: 600-647-157

You must be 25 years or older to rent this property.



Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Kitchen & dining





Lake view


Water view






DVD player


Nearby activities & attractions


On-site activities

Hot tub : Private


Gas grill : Private



54 reviews

Connie M. Apr 2022
Beautiful vacation spot.
Abby D. Oct 2021
Clean, beautiful home. We so enjoyed our stay! Would love to visit this home in the summer to enjoy the lake more, but we still had a great time!
Christine B. Oct 2020
We really liked this house. The wood and windows were wonderful on every floor. Our party of four liked it so much we’ve booked it again. Things to note are the driveway is too steep to navigate in the snow so we decided to leave a day early to avoid an early snow storm. Also, this house has a ton of stairs which was fine for us but could be a problem for some. Can’t wait to visit again next year!!
The house was beautiful and situated right on the water. It was also away from the crowds, which is exactly what we wanted. We can't wait to go back!
Heather Z. Jul 2020
LOVED THIS HOUSE. The view, the aircon, the deck, the quiet location, the outdoor dock and deck, the WiFi. Will rent this every summer as long as it's available. Only downside is cell service is one bar, making cell calls difficult BUT you can use Facetime, or Skype NP because WiFi is no issue at all. AMAZING! AMAZING!
David D. Jul 2020
My family stayed at the home and had a wonderful time. Good layout and plenty of spaces to spread out. The dock and waterfront patio area were very nice.
Jacquelyn M. Jul 2020
Large, clean and beautiful home! Our family enjoyed every minute here its a sad day to leave! So secluded and private, yet a skip away from all the amenities Chelan has to offer. This home is perfect and we will be booking again for our next trip.
Barrett S. Jun 2020
Awsome house! Slept all 10 of us comfortably! So much fun being on the lake
Rochelle M. May 2020
We enjoyed the location and quiet setting of this house. The hot tub and views were amazing, and fishing right off the dock every morning was such a neat experience. Would definitely stay here again!
James A. May 2020
This place was as expected and then some. We needed a few days away from the chaos being isolated. This home is a great distraction. The views are amazing and the atmosphere is terrific. The house has all that you need and is well equipped. The hot tub is great and awesome views of the lake as well. If you have anyone in your group that has troubles with stairs you may want to second guess this place due to the amount of stairs throughout. We, however, used them as our daily workout routine. The instructions were easy to follow and we will very much consider this stay again in the future.
Bayley C. Aug 2019
The house is so beautiful! Everything we needed was there and there was plenty of room for everyone. This house made our trip perfect! :)
Daniel P. Jul 2019
Clean, cozy home on the lake with an amazing view. Buoy for boat worked out great.
Mallory P. Jul 2019
Idyllic setting - close to trails, water sports and public beaches, far enough away from commercial areas to be quiet, private. Beautiful views from deck and lakeside and nothing but sounds of wind water and birds most of the time. House is comfortable and furnished in spare manner that highlights its unique architectural features. Kitchen is decently equipped except for sharp knives- bring your own if you like to cook. Very thick soft mattresses.
Michelle L. Jul 2019
Absolutely loved the house. View was amazing. The only thing it could've used was a hand rail for the stone stairs leading to the dock.
Vadim A. Sep 2018
Spacious house ,private waterfront .
Kathleen C. Sep 2018
The location was perfect. We also loved the canoe.
Alex K. Jul 2018
This timber beam house is nicely constructed from reclaimed wood. It is perched on a steep hill and has great views of the other side of the lake which is unpopulated. There are neighbors on either side but the way the houses are arranged it still felt private. There is a private dock below. It is near the deepest part of the lake and the water was very cold.
There a lot of steps to negotiate both down to the house and especially down to the lake. The hot tub worked well and has a great view. The kitchen was well appointed once we found things. Lots of outdoor seating. Has AC.
The one shower seemed sub par for this nice house and we would have liked wifi. There is no cell service here. Dish TV had the usual problem of the channels we wanted to watch not being available.
Carly B. Jun 2018
This cabin was everything I had wanted and more for my girls trip! We had lake access, an awesome hot tub, a full, spacious kitchen, beautiful views and more. Check-in and check out was smooth as can be. It is true, there is no cell reception and no WiFi, but this in no way negatively affected our time there.
Melinda M. Jun 2018
It was beautiful and very clean. The landscape is more than beautiful. I loved being outside enjoying the serenity. No cell phone service, but every minute of it was worth it for you do not have to worry about social media or people texting, you are actually on vacation.
Julio V. Jun 2018
The view was 👍
Patty M. Oct 2017
We were in town for a golf tournament and booked this house just a few weeks before our trip. It is a beautiful, unique property with a wonderful view. The hot tub is a great addition and the kitchen is stocked with anything you could possibly want.
This is a 3 story rustic style cabin built into the side of a cliff. It is about 20 minutes outside of the town of Chelan, there is very spotty cell service and no internet access. The parking is up by the road, so access with young children (or elderly) is difficult. All bags/suitcases had to be carried up 20 or so stairs and the bedrooms are on the 2nd and 3rd story. We had young children so would not have booked this property had we known, however, if returning with just adults for an off the beaten path getaway, this would be perfect! Thank you for sharing your special place.
Staci R. Sep 2017
The house was great!! Lots of stairs but view was amazing!!!
Janelle A. Sep 2017
Lovely cabin. Romantic and quiet. Will return when there are no fires and the sky is clear.
Roger W. Aug 2017
We always enjoy the Lake Chelan region.
Susan C. Jul 2017
Beautiful lake setting, wrap around deck for entertaining, watching the sun rise and set, and star gazing, dock with a kayak and canoe for water fun, and lots of space for up to 10 people to sleep! The kitchen was well stocked for cooking family meals, the floor plan was open but cozy, and the amenities made our stay very comfortable - dishwasher, washer/dryer and air conditioning! Couldn't have asked for a better place to celebrate with family!
Only draw back is the numerous stairs and no cell/internet service - could be a problem for older guests.
Linda H. Jul 2017
We really enjoyed our stay. Plenty of room for our family. The grandkids had a great time swimming, fishing and enjoying the hot tub. Beautiful spot with amazing views!
Tom C. Jul 2017
We stayed for a week with our 3-y/o and really enjoyed the house and location; we would gladly stay here again. This isn't a typical vacation property! Custom-built, timber framed, beautiful inside and out. Spectacular views and great amenities (dock, hot tub, kayak), comfortable furniture, too. For those who might have difficulty, the exterior stairs are fairly steep and numerous. Also, the driveway is best suited for smaller vehicles and might be problematic in snowy/icy weather.
Anastasia A. Jun 2017
the shallow swimming place would be perfect..
Heather W. Jun 2017
We had 10 girls here for a bachelorette party weekend. The house was perfect for our needs! The view was absolutely beautiful which made sitting out on the deck for meals and games wonderful! The house was very clean and had everything we needed. The only thing we had an issue with was that there was no phone service and the house didnt have wifi. It wasn't a big issue just made trying to call home to check in with loved ones a little difficult. I would recommend this house to all it was a great experience and a beautiful house!
Renee H. Jun 2017
The location was perfect, just 15 minutes from the nearest gas station and surrounded by nice neighbors. The amenities made it feel like home.
Sarang S. May 2017
very nice house to go with family or friends
Charis Z. May 2017
Awesome house with an amazing view! Plenty of room, very clean and great hot tub!
Barbara M. May 2017
Very quiet location.
Stephen H. Apr 2017
We had a wonderful stay at the Lake House. Our family of five had plenty of room to spare. The setting is stunning and the house was equipped with everything you might need. It was far enough from the town of Chelan to make the scenery more natural, but close enough that you could easily get to restaurants and other amenities. We all agreed that if we owned a vacation rental, ideally it would be like the Tift House. Thanks for the great memories.
Lisa F. Oct 2016
Beautiful house, wonderful location. Look forward to spending future weekends at this house.
Sarah E. Sep 2016
We had a great time at the Tift Lake house. The pictures don't do it justice. We loved that all the windows opened. The deck and hot tub were great places to hang out. The cabin was very comfortable and fun for our group of girls. I would recommend this cabin to others
Melisa B. Sep 2016
This is our 2nd year at Tift House. We loved it last year and this year was even better. The home is beautiful, comfortable and very well stocked. The views are amazing and it feels very private. Michael, the property manager was incredibly helpful when we needed to call for questions and assistance. We plan to come back next year.
John H. Aug 2016
My family has been going to Chelan for over 60 years for our annual family vacation... it is always a GREAT time and the Tift house is a new addition to our memories now. We just hope that we can afford to come back next year.
Julie M. Jun 2016
Wonderful house and property to get away from the crowds in Chelan. Beautiful home, rustic but comfortable. The kitchen was lay out was nice for a bigger crowd, lots of space for people to be in the kitchen making dinners. The canoe was a fun addition. The hot tub was perfect overlooking the lake. Highly recommend the home for families or groups of friends.
Jennifer B. May 2016
Wonderful vacation getaway! The views from the hot tub are perfect for a morning, afternoon or evening soak. Lovely location, super quiet and peaceful. House is well maintained, beautiful and stocked with all the essentials needed for a weekend away.
Cheryl E. May 2016
I think the home is beautiful and we loved the peace and quiet. Two suggestions. Make more apparent in the advertising the number of steps this home has both inside and out. Some people can't handle them and there's an exceptional number of them. Also, there is little to no cell service and with no wifi there is no access to the outside world. We couldn't let our loved ones know we arrived safely and wondered how we would call for help if we needed it. Some in our party have health issues and if there had been a problem we would have had to load them in the car and run for help. People should be aware of this before booking. Otherwise, we had a marvelous time and loved every minute of it. This home is lovely in every way.
Cedric C. Apr 2016
The property and location was better than advertised! Upon arrival we had a minor issue getting passed the locked gate. But, once that was rectified (quickly and effectively) we could not have been happier! The property had stunning views of the lake and a spacious yet cozy feel. The secluded nature of the property and cabin like feel of the home were exactly what we were looking for. If you're interested in a weekend getaway or a week long adventure this is the spot. The drive to town was quick and easy and allowed us to stock up on any necessities that we did not pack or were unavailable at the home (though the house was well furnished and supplied).

The hot tub, BBQ, and breakfast nook were amenities that we really enjoyed and took full advantage of. The kitchen was quite nice and satisfied all of our cooking needs. We spent the days on the lake and the nights in the Tift Lake House. The combo could not have been much better and I certainly plan on staying at this property again. I would recommend it to friends and family and truly appreciate the hospitality of Vacasa and the owner.

Thank you for letting us enjoy!

Teresa H. Apr 2016
Beautiful home, incredible location, perfectly appointed. We enjoyed very much our time of rest and relaxation at the Tift House. The hot tub was the perfect place for star gazing on the clear nights and we spent hours on the deck just watching the world go by and enjoying the amazing view. We do not own a boat, but can just imagine how fun it would be in the summer with your own dock in a sweet cove and lots of lake to explore. There were only the two of us, but this house could sleep 8 or more comfortably, with 3 bedrooms and 2 baths. A much needed oasis of peace and tranquility.
Tracie H. Apr 2016
Spent a few nights in a quiet cabin on Lake Chelan. Caught 3 speckled trout off the dock our first evening while the hubby grilled and the kids played in the hot tub. Paradise!. No one missed their wifi, we played board games and watched movies. Excellent hiking nearby good for the whole family. We can't wait to go back.
Jonathan H. Apr 2016
My wife and I really enjoyed our stay. We would recommend this house to friends and would stay again. 4.5 stars.

We liked the hot tub during the evening and looking up at all the stars. So many stars! We can't normally see that many back home.

The in-home library was a nice treat. I read Ian Flemmings Casino Royale while I was there. Also, the board and card games were enjoyable.

My wife and I enjoyed Tsillan Cellars and their attached restaurant. We had lunch and dinner there. The off-the-menu dessert was amazing!

The one downside (and this isn't really a downside) was the lack of wifi. We couldn't Google or look up things to do in Chelan until after we left the property. We have Verizon wireless and there was no service on site. It's nice to be "un-plugged", but it's a pain when you want to find a place that does a massage and you're unable to google it.