Lake's End Condo at Park Point: Area
About Chelan TownLocated on the southeast tip of the Lake, the city of Chelan was originally once a Native American winter camp site. The Entiat called the site “Yenmusi Tsa,” which meant “Rainbow Robe.” They used the phrase to describe the beautiful play of light on the Lake’s water and the wide western sky. During the early 1880s German and Irish immigrants settled in the area.
To reduce stress, the peaceful Entiat agreed to transfer the present city site to the new settlers in exchange for their choice of land around the lake. Choosing wisely, they selected premiere site of present day Wapato Point (see below).
The city of Chelan is today the regional starting point for fun on the Lake. Here the skies are always bright with over 350 blue sky days each and every year. The summer weather is swimsuit perfect with the Lake’s temperate a refreshing 50 plus degrees.
Many visitors start their holiday by booking a round of golf at the beautiful Don Morse Park or making reservations to cruise the lake on the 56 foot Innamorata yacht, formerly owned by Dean Martin. There are wineries to visit as well as the Farmers’ Market where Chelan’s famous apples and artisan cheeses can be purchased. Jet skis can be rented or a relaxing massage arranged. Bowling and pizza are available as well as gourmet winemaker dinners. There are summer evening firework shows each year as well as the annual Bach Fest.
In short, this lakeside community of 3,500 offers a wealth of activities and holiday memories to visitors, all with a welcoming smile. Come and discover one of America’s still pristine resort areas, waiting for you beside the glistening waters of Lake Chelan.
About Lake ChelanOne of the most popular vacation destinations in all of Washington. The name Chelan comes from the Indian word Tsillian. It can mean deep water. This is actually the third deepest lake in the country, surrounded by rolling hills covered with apple trees and soaring mountains providing huge territorial views from all around the valley.
The weather is near perfect. Hot in summer. Cold in winter, warm and friendly in between. Over 300 days of sunshine per year thanks to the Lake's location sheltered from prevailing wind from by the Cascade Mountains immediately to the West. In short, Chelan is perfect all year round.
There is something for everyone year round in Chelan. Enjoy touring the wineries, boating, water skiing, hiking, biking, river rafting and much more. Don’t worry there is a plethora of winter sports as well so don’t feel like you can only come for the sun. Go snowmobiling, snowshoeing, or enjoy all kinds of skiing.
There are many different places to stay along the Lake from spacious vacation homes, to cozy condos. Come stay any time during any season and take in the sights, enjoy the activities. Or just kick back and relax on the water and watch the day go by.
About WashingtonThe Evergreen State lives up to its name. In Western Washington vast forest once covered most everything and even today new visitors are sometimes stunned by the ever present green that can be found in the forests of course, but also in the vegetation that seems to spring up everywhere.
Much maligned as a rainy place, most areas of the state such as Seattle actually get less rain than New York City, Chicago and Florida. And in Eastern Washington vast stretches of high plateau and vast agricultural areas are actually hot and bright in summer and have a great many days of sun even in winter.
Washington also has some of the most diverse coastal areas in the U.S. To the Southwest, the Long Beach Peninsula is the longest beach in the world and visitors can even drive their cars right out on the sand. There they'll find color kiting, legions of shore birds and a brisk ocean environment.
Further up the cost are Willapa and Grays Harbors home to forest industries, fishing fleets and moderate year round climates. From Seattle and the larger cities, visitors flock to both Harbors during the spring, summer and fall. Many come for fishing, claming and beach front activities.
Still further North is the vast Olympic Peninsula where beaches rise steadily to numerous snow capped summits including Mount Olympus, the Hoh rain forest and the rain showed Sequim recreational areas. The Peninsula is also home to numerous low land lakes where spring fishing gives way to summer water skiing and other great fresh water fun.
Tucked between the Olympic Mountains to the West and the metropolitan areas of Seattle, Tacoma and Everett to the East is a vast salt water estuary known as Puget Sound. It is connected to the Pacific Ocean by the pristine Straight of Juan De Fuca. State ferries and the engineering marvels of floating bridges, allow visitors to move around "the Sound" with ease. The Sound has been reshaped by the scouring action and till deposition which extended as far south as Olympia.
SAN JUAN ISLANDS:
At the Northern edge of Puget Sound lies a cluster of spectacular rocky islands known and the San Juan’s. A ferry or float plane is required to access the islands but worth the trip.
Almost dead center on the East coast of Puget Sound lays the large city of Seattle and its cross lake cousin Bellevue. Home to big industries such as Boeing, Microsoft and Starbucks Coffee the cities of Puget Sound offer much to visitors. There are restaurants, tours and places to visit such as the Pike Place farmers market. Professional spots teams and major arts organizations including Opera, Ballet and many Live Theatres provide things to do on every night of the year.
Running North-South and splitting the state in half are the Cascade Mountains. Sometimes forgotten in comparison to the Montana, Idaho and Colorado Rocky mountains, the Cascades are vast and sheer. Mt Saint Helens eruption in 1980 brought attention to the area but there are a dozen other major mountain climbing areas including Mt. Rainer and Mt Badams. All are within easy driving distance of major cities and international airports.
At the Northern End of Washington State's Cascades is Mt. Baker, birthplace of snow boarding and still one of the snowiest ski areas in the world. Just to the south is the North Cascades Wilderness area which boasts one of America's most scenic roads. So precipitous, in fact, that it closes in winter due to immense snow falls.
From the Eastern Slopes of the Cascades spreads the sprawling areas of Eastern Washington. On the south it is bordered by the Columbia River gorge how to numerous dams and world famous wind surfing. Above that lay the deep rich fields and wine grape vineyards of the Yakima Valley which compares in longitude and composition of renowned French growing areas.
The Columbia river flows north through the middle of Eastern Washington State where dams have created long and winding lakes surrounded by campgrounds and recreational areas. North Central Washington is home to the Replica Bavarian Village of Leavenworth which boasts over four million visitors per year, as well as to Lake Chelan a 50 mile long natural lake one of the cleanest in the United States. Its gorge - if it were emptied of water - would be deeper than the Grand Canyon. North of that can be found the Wild West town of Winthrop Washington where real live cowboys ride the ranges during hot summers and frigid white winters.
On the border shared with Idaho and about central North to South, lays the Inland Empire city of Spokane headquarters to industry and agricultural activities. To the south likes the Palouse region known as the bread basket of the world because it produces more grain per acre than anywhere else.
In short, the Evergreen state is a very diverse place full of recreational activities like boating, fishing, water sports, professional sports arenas, high class arts organizations and so much to do you'll need a month just to begin to see much of it.