Lake Chelan Rentals

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Make Lake Chelan your next getaway—choose from 180 great vacation rentals

Life is good at the lake! If you’re looking for world-class outdoor recreation, boating, and unbelievable beauty – our Lake Chelan vacation rentals have it all. The region pledges 365 days of fun with 300 days of sun, and it’s more than a motto—it’s a way of life in the valley.

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Lake Chelan vacation rentals for every getaway

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South Lakeshore Waterfront Oasis
3 Bedroom | 2.5 Bath | Sleeps 10 (8 Adults Max)

South Lakeshore Waterfront Oasis - Chelan, WA

$555 avg / night
Relax in Manson
4 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 10

Relax in Manson - Manson, WA

$354 avg / night
Lake Chelan Shores: Sunny by the Lake (18-4)
2 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 6

Lake Chelan Shores: Sunny by the Lake (18-4) - Chelan, WA

$248 avg / night
Sun-Kissed Cottage & Studio
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 10

Sun-Kissed Cottage & Studio - Manson, WA

$298 avg / night
Reflect on the Lake
3 Bedroom | 2 Bath | Sleeps 8 (6 Adults Max)

Reflect on the Lake - Manson, WA

$258 avg / night

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Recent Lake Chelan vacation rental reviews

Location, accommodations, water and dock.. What more could you ask for. This is our third year there, and we’ll be back!
Winslow P. | Aug 2022
Purposely I picked a house that was small unlike our home in Woodinville, WA. This idea worked better than planned. The three kids became closer and ACTUALLY TALKED TO ADULTS AND EACH OTHER!! this trip made many lasting memories. While my oldest prepped essays for UPenn, Harvard and many other Ivies she had no where else to go she stayed out with everyone and worked on her laptop. The other daughter didn’t have a private place area and she talked and played a card game, Jet skied and even fished off the dock. My son loved all the fun things including the most wanted attention of his sister’s. This house had one bathroom which became a fun and very funny part of the trip! Great location close enough to downtown and a wonderful VIEW SUPER EASY ACCESS TO the lake! New AC equipment which made me want to get a wall mount one in my art room. Close proximity for my family was much needed! We have been to many bigger houses in Chelan and this great house brought the family closer!
Tonya O. | Aug 2022
Plenty room for the 9 of us. The kitchen was well stocked. The ability to have dinner on the deck was wonderful
Jean Z. | Aug 2022
Lake Chelan Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, 15 of our Lake Chelan homes allow dogs—so feel free to bring Fido along. (Just make sure to check individual home listings for any limits on the number and size of dogs they allow).

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Yes. 177 of our Lake Chelan vacation rentals have internet access, so you can stay connected throughout your trip.

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Some of the most popular amenities in our Lake Chelan vacation rentals include:

Our standard check-in time is 4:00 p.m., and the check-out time is 10:00 a.m. Some exceptions apply—after you book, you’ll find check-in and check-out details in the Vacasa guest app or your Trip Manager.

Absolutely. Our local Lake Chelan team includes professional housekeepers who care for all our homes here. They’ll clean thoroughly and restock amenities, so everything is ready for your arrival—and all you have to do is settle in and relax.

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No worries, plans change. Read over our cancellation policy for more information. And if you currently have a Vacasa reservation for Lake Chelan, log in to Trip Manager to see options available for your specific trip.

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Where is Lake Chelan?

Lake Chelan is the largest natural lake in Washington, stretching more than 50 miles from the Cascade Mountains down to the Columbia River. The lower end of the lake is easily accessible, just off Highway 97, while the northern reaches of the lake are much more secluded. Most of the northwestern portion of the lake falls within the Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, and the small town of Stehekin on the head of the lake serves as the gateway to the North Cascades National Park.

Where to stay near Lake Chelan

Backpackers and long-distance hikers fill campsites in the surrounding forest all summer long, but our vacation rentals on the lake provide a more comfortable home base to explore this fantastic region. Pick up a bottle of wine at the local vineyards, try a delicious selection of outdoor Lake Chelan restaurants, and enjoy fresh-from-the-orchard fruits in your own home away from home!

There are three towns located along Lake Chelan: quaint Stehekin, accessible only by boat or seaplane on the northern end of the lake; the town of Chelan proper, the commercial hub of the area perched on the southeastern tip of the lake; and small but charming Manson, a village tucked on the lakeshore seven miles northeast of Chelan.

Just to the south of Lake Chelan sit a few additional riverfront communities along the Columbia, like Orondo and Chelan Falls. These towns are a little further removed from the lake itself but provide convenient access to fun day trips, like the Bavarian village of Leavenworth or the comparatively bustling city of Wenatchee.

Outdoor adventures near Lake Chelan

The blue waters of Lake Chelan are a hot spot for sailing, jet skiing, kayaking, standup paddleboards and every imaginable water sport. Rent through a provider like Lake Rider Sports, or bring your own gear. Fishermen, drop your line into the deep blue for Bull trout, Rainbow trout, and Kokanee in the wee hours of the morning, then meet up with the rest of the family for water sports galore later in the day.

Two-wheeled enthusiasts will enjoy road rides and single-trek mountain biking trails along Story Mountain and the Devil’s Backbone. Lake Chelan is also home to premier adventure sports including hang gliding, paragliding, skydiving, and parasailing!

Family fun in Lake Chelan

Fun is right around the corner! Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the valley thanks to Lake Chelan Helicopters and Lake Chelan Sea Planes. Head back to the ground for bowling at Chelan Lanes or golfing at Desert Canyon Resort. Kids will love to tube, float the lazy river, and rush down corkscrew water slides at Slide Waters. Whether at the arcade or beach, there’s adventure and fun for every age in the valley.

Ferry to Stehekin, WA

Most visitors agree the can't-miss attraction in Lake Chelan is taking a day trip on the historic ferry Lady of the Lake to the tiny town of Stehekin. Located on the northern end of upper Lake Chelan, the quaint town is only accessible by boat, plane, or foot, and is surrounded by the beautiful Lake Chelan National Recreation Area.

Spend the day riding horses at Cascade Corrals, fly fishing with Stehekin Fishing Adventures, or rent a bicycle with Discovery Bikes, which offer guided tours to Rainbow Falls and more. Whether you’re biting into a scone from the famed Stehekin Pastry Co. or kayaking to view native pictographs with Stehekin Valley Ranch, this charming community offers fun and adventure for the whole family!

You can truly choose your own adventure in a Lake Chelan vacation rental. Book now, so you can start planning the fun!

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