Written by Cara Strickland
When it opened in 1901, there were only sixteen rooms in the Chelan Hotel. Judge C.C. Campbell and his wife moved their family from Iowa after one look at the Lake Chelan scenery. More than a century later, Campbell’s Resort is a little bigger, but still family-owned. It’s not unusual to find families who vacation here every summer. With a prime location right on the waterfront, it’s not hard to see why.
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Campbell’s prides itself on lake views from every guest room. Choose from a traditional hotel setup, or splurge on a deluxe room with private balcony, claim a kitchen perfect for family getaways, or secure a suite—the Presidential suite’s private jacuzzi is just the place to relax after a day in the sun.
You don’t have to go far for a bite or a sip. Campbell’s Pub & Veranda, located in the heart of the original hotel, serves brunch, lunch and dinner every day—and don’t forget daily happy hour! Sit inside in a space inspired by an English pub, or enjoy one of Washington’s best wine lists from the airy patio. If you can’t bear to leave the sand, never fear, there’s a beach bar just for you.
THINGS TO DO
During the summer, take advantage of a waterfront yoga class, take to the lake in a kayak or paddleboard or catch live music and comedy. If you’re bringing the family, check out activities including a kid’s fishing program during the week. Downtown Chelan is an easy walk, and the riches of the wine region are worth the short drive.
Check into the Bellamia Spa for a hot stone massage, facial or seaweed body mask. Planning an event? Campbell’s has you covered with perfect venues for weddings, conferences and family gatherings