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Scenic boat journey through natural landscapes, complete with wildlife sightings and waterfall visits. Includes a rich tapestry of local history and interactive narrated segments.
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  • bebebonde
    Portland, OR12 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Great experience on the Lady Express to Stehekin! We learned so much about the lake and the Chelan area, took in the gorgeous mountain views on a sunny day. Fabulous lunch at North Cascades Lodge restaurant. Sat in the sun on the deck savoring the views. We will be back! Wish I had dressed warmly, as it was much cooler on the ferry andvin Stehekin than in Chelan.
    Written April 11, 2024
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  • interviewtraveler
    Washington684 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The lake is beautiful, and the downtown Chelan area is fun and walkable. There were people around but not too many in the springtime.
    Written April 7, 2024
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  • melmcc
    Bremerton, WA124 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    While visiting Chelan we spent a day here at Slidewaters. Prior to the visit, I read that soft sided coolers were allowed into the park, so we packed our lunches into our soft sided cooler and brought plenty of water. We arrived at about 10:30 and there was zero line to get in. Once inside, we were on the hunt for a shaded spot to set up with our towels as homebase. All the shaded areas were mostly full, but we found a small spot under a tree near the intermediate slides. We rented a small locker for our wallets, phones and car keys. We all wore rashguards and watershoes. I'm not sure how people walked on the hot pavement or went into the restroom without shoes. It is very, very sunny so pack lots of sunscreen to reapply. My family enjoyed the lazy river and the beginner and intermediate slides the most. My oldest went on every slide along with my husband. We all had the very best time.
    Written August 1, 2023
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  • Matt E
    hayden, id2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a place!! My family and I spent the weekend traveling around Chelan. The whole area was beautiful and relaxing. We had good wine all day, but once we landed at Tsillan Cellars we felt like we were in a whole new region. Their wines were phenomenal. The service was even better! We were blessed to be served by Kim in the tasting room... she was knowledgeable not just about the wine, but the region. Kim introduced us to the owner Bob who was gracious enough to spend some time telling us his story about the winery. If the service and wine were not good enough the grounds were extravagant. Waterfalls, bridges, koi ponds, and amazing architecture surround the grounds outside the main building. We are very thankful for the full staff at the winery and Sorrento's (the adjoined restaurant, also amazing!) that allowed us to cap off an amazing trip and phenomenal evening! Thank you!
    Written October 25, 2023
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  • TravelBug Susan
    San Antonio, TX18 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    I tried to book two nights for August 2023 way back in February of 2023. Unfortunately, I could not get two nights together, one of them being a Friday night. We booked the two nights at a much more expensive campground in Manson. We ended up needing one more night. I booked it online the day we needed it (Wednesday, August 23). When we arrived at the campground, the lady who checked us in told us someone just left from a pull-through site right next to the Columbia River and would we like it. We immediately said yes. The site we ended up with was stunningly beautiful. We had an unimpeded view of the Columbia River. The grass in the park is lush and green. [We had booked a back-in site next to US 97, a very busy highway. It turns out, that the back-in site we would have been in (#27) wouldn't have worked for us. We have a 33' 5th wheel and the site had curbs on the narrow park road that would have been next to impossible to navigate around.

    We did not use the facilities and we were only there one night. A stay of a week or two would have been awesome. The people next to us have been camping here every summer for eight years! Gorgeous campground!
    Written August 26, 2023
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  • froglag
    Spokane, WA1,392 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This campground is beautiful. Great views of the lake . If you have kids they have a great playground with lots of grass to play volleyball, baseball, or other recreational activities. We were campground hosts for the month of May and we never tired of the Ranger and staff and of course the beautiful park itself. We definitely will be back. Added plus of having great fishing 🎣 as well.
    Written June 3, 2023
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  • ABZ
    Brazil463 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Pros
    -amazing venue with gorgeous views
    -reasonable prices
    -decent Reds- order "CRU"
    -friendly staff- smile, happy...
    -delicious salads

    Cons
    -server did not time meals correctly... She brought my meal first while others who had pizza waited. Servers & Chefs need to time food correctly. I ended up eating alone while others waited for pizza. Plus I was still finishing my appetizers.

    -server never once poured our wine. Might train servers to do this especially in such a fine dining venue

    -need stronger and better umbrellas. Umbrella fell and almost hit one of the guests
    -only two real food items- lamb and risotto... rest is pizza & salad... maybe add two -three more items- like a chicken, fish, and pasta
    Written July 8, 2023
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  • Matt E
    hayden, id2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We visited Karma this past weekend. We had purchased a cave wine tasting experience which was an amazingly unique experience. They had the table set and a charcuterie board waiting. We got a great history lesson on how champagne is made then after that great lesson we were escorted to our private tasting room in the cave where we got to try some great wine paired with some amazing fruit and cheese. Jeanie took amazing care of us and you could tell she loves what she does and who she does it for. We will return for sure! Great place and beautiful location!
    Written October 25, 2023
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  • Jeffcornwall
    Franklin, TN278 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Small winery with excellent wines! We really enjoyed the tasting we had during our visit. Breathtaking view of Lake Chelan.
    Written June 10, 2023
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  • Jill D
    Seattle, WA43 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a wonderful place with excellent wines! The location is absolutely charming with the stone buildings and fountain and vineyards all around. The staff is the best - we always feel welcomed and at home there!
    Written July 3, 2022
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  • WeAlwaysWAnder
    Olympia, WA3,186 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Such a warm welcome at this winery. I toured with about 6 good girlfriends. The owner was so welcoming, did a wonderful tasting, was a bit sarcastic (which I love) and the wine was great! After visiting with all the girls - we liked it so much we came back the next day with our spouses! We all had so much fun!
    Written December 5, 2021
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  • SJS9876
    Alexandria, Virginia, United States30 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    I arrived at Fielding Hills just as they were opening. The winery and surrounding vineyards are beautiful. Staff was friendly and helpful. Wines are delightful. This was my second visit to Fielding Hills and will definitely return.
    Written May 10, 2023
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