What better Father’s Day present than a weekend away to Lake Chelan?

Rent a place near the water and bring your dad to the lake for quality time with the ones he loves the most. Create new memories while reminiscing on old ones and soak up the beauty of the valley together. Here is our guide to making this Father’s Day extra special.

Rent a Place Your Dad Will Love

Find a rental that suits your dad’s taste

The Good Life Waterfront is a lakeside dream with direct water access, a large private dock with boat and jet ski lifts, and a covered fireplace and BBQ area. Get your grill on as you enjoy a vibrant sunset over the water. Alternatively, rent a Yacinde unit at Wapato Point Resort for cozy lake cabin vibes. Enjoy the sandy beaches or lounge poolside. Take advantage of amenities like a fishing pond, mini golf, and water sports like kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding. Search for more rentals to find one that fits your dad’s unique style.

On the Water

There’s something for every dad

Photo | Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce

Head out in the early morning when the water is glassy and still for the ultimate Father’s Day fishing adventure. Take in the peace and quiet of a calm lake while you wait for a bite on the line. You’ll get quality time with Dad and, if you’re patient, you’ll catch something tasty to grill up for dinner.

Not your dad’s speed? Rent a boat or jet skis for a fast-paced afternoon zipping around the lake or treat him to a parasailing adventure for a bird’s eye view of the lake.

On Land

Fresh air, fresh mind

Photo | Cascade Loop

Head to Echo Ridge for over 20 miles of trails to walk, hike, or mountain bike. Get lost among the trees and catch stunning views of Lake Chelan, the Cascade Mountains, and the Columbia Plateau. For epic “top of the world” views, drive along Southshore Road and up Shady Pass and Slide Ridge Roads to the Stormy Mountain trail for a scenic drive and 1.5-mile hike to the peak. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the views of Lake Chelan’s clear waters with your Pops!

On the Town

Tap into local wines, ciders & beers

Photo | Lake Chelan Brewery

Hit the town for some good ol’ fashioned bonding over drinks. Explore local beers at breweries like Lake Chelan Brewery in Manson or Stormy Mountain Brewing in downtown Chelan. Try cider at Steelhead Cider, Rootwood Cider, or Lake Chelan Winery’s Cider House. Or experience what Lake Chelan is best known for by wine tasting all across the valley. Find more ideas on where to catch a taste of the valley’s local flavors from the Lake Chelan Chamber of Commerce.

Make your way back to your rental to unwind and relax after a day packed with fun. It’s the perfect way to show your dad just how much you appreciate him. Trust us, this Father’s Day will be one for the books!