Judging from the photos, we thought The Lake House was a resort property right on the water.
It's not. At all. Not even close.
It's a building with condos on a tiny city property with a loud, busy road right in front and a far-off view of the lake beyond a putt-putt golf course and a parking lot.
The condos are reasonably nice. Clean. Comfortable beds. Nice bathrooms. Some of the furniture was stained and the condo smelled like cleaning products and that off-gassing smell of new rugs.
We had a nice balcony that was unusable because of the traffic noise. We were there in the off season, so it's easy to imagine that the noise would be even worse in the summer high season.
The TV was a cheap model that wouldn't allow us to plug in our iPad, so we were stuck with the hotel's crappy collection of dvds, for which they charged us a rental fee. (Seriously?)
The kitchen was well-equipped, nicely appointed and very clean.
We had the back bedroom, which was comfortable, but our window looked out onto the rooftop of the building just a few yards away next door with all of its constantly running HVAC systems, so sleeping with fresh air was not an option because of the noise.
If you don't mind keeping the windows shut for the noise, and having to walk across a busy road and around the putt-putt course to get way down to the lake, it's a clean, comfortable option.
If you're looking for a quiet resort-nature experience with easy access to the lake, this wouldn't be a good choice. Pull a Google satellite map to see for yourself.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It’s time for the perfect getaway to The Lake House. Located just three hours from Seattle, Lake Chelan is the premier recreational vacation destination in Washington State. Imagine watching the lake come to life from your deck in the mornings; enjoying the pool, relaxing in the hot tub or watching the kids play in our Splash Zone; gathering by the outdoor fire pit in the evening with friends and a glass of local wine; seeing your kids excited about nightly s’mores and watching the sunset over Lake Chelan from your deck or in front of your cozy fireplace.Unlike traditional options for lodging in Chelan, The Lake House offers one and three-bedroom vacation rentals with full kitchens including stainless steel appliances and granite countertops, king-size beds, flat screen televisions, electric fireplaces and oversized decks with a gas barbecue and plenty of outdoor furniture for lounging or entertaining. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Lake House At Chelan Hotel Chelan