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Darnell's Lake Resort

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Reviewed June 18, 2015

My family has been visiting Darnell's for most of the past 10 summers. We have many great memories while at Darnell's. Unfortunately, after our last visit, I believe we will look for a new place to make memories. First, I understand that most people believe...More

5  Thank annieroehop
Response from RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake ResortResponded July 3, 2015

We are sorry to hear your concerns, but appreciate them just the same. We apologize that the dishwasher was not functioning properly during your groups stay. It has been replaced. We have also replaced the small coffee maker with a larger one. Thank you for...More

Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Friendly service, nice accommodations. Check-in is a little later than we hoped for, but we just used the time to kayak and paddle board. The lake view rooms have great access to the docks and the boys had a great time. Good place traveling with...More

Thank Whitford4
Response from RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake ResortResponded June 18, 2015

Thank you for staying with us! We love the lake location we have and love sharing it. We do hope to see you again.

Reviewed July 29, 2014

The room was older but very clean and comfortable. Decently sized kitchen and main bedroom with a handy pull out couch. WiFi and tv in the room as well as a computer in the cabana if you didn't bring one. Nice pool, big hot tub...More

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Response from RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake ResortResponded August 1, 2014

Thank you for staying with us and for all of the compliments and comments! It helps us to know that the Resort is being experienced in the way that we love. We have had some wonderful individuals and families in recent weeks and are assuming...More

Reviewed May 19, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a relaxing place to call home for a few days and Darnell' was prefect. It's not fancy fancy but it is clean, well appointed, comfortably, new furnishings, HD TV, Internet, pool, hot tub, cabana, BBQ area (great for...More

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Response from RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake ResortResponded May 21, 2014

Thank you so much for staying with us! It is a very relaxing and private location and we love our staff as well, and appreciate the acknowledgement. Please come stay again!

Reviewed May 12, 2014

My wife and I came to Chelan for our 45th anniversary, we spent the night here and took the lady of the lake to Stehekin on Saturday. The resort room was very clean the check in went quite well and the staff was very helpful....More

Thank Edward H
Response from RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake ResortResponded May 13, 2014

Thank you for staying with us! We sincerely apologize for the lack of hot water. We love sharing our beautiful area and hope to see you again.

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Free Parking
Beachfront
Spa
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Free Parking
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Air Conditioning
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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My husband and I along with our then teen-aged son stayed at Darnell's in the summer of 2006. We loved every minute and having a room leading right to the grounds, beach and pool was an added bonus. We would like to return next summer (2016) and thought about renting the Penthouse. In 2006, our room along with the rooms of our friends were in pretty bad shape at that time. The full-size bed in the bedroom was extremely uncomfortable and the sofabed in the living was even worse which is where our son slept. The living room itself was very dark, carpet worn, walls needed paint, cobwebs and it had a heavy musty smell. The only real plus was having a small kitchen to prepare meals and snacks. So, have these rooms had any type of an upgrade? Reading recent reviews, I love hearing the raves about the pool and hot tub, even in 2006 it was absolutely the cleaniest and well-maintained pool and hot-tub I had ever used at a vacation resort. Love hearing that the grounds are still manicured and the the beach area remains pristine. We would love to have a 4 generation family reunion, my parents are in their early 80's so family time together is precious. Darnell's location is prefect and my parents would absolutely love the pool, hot tub and lounging by the lake. Teenagers would love everything. I need an honest response as to the condition of the Penthouse. At $450 per night and that's probably before taxes, I really want our family to truly enjoy the Penthouse as well. We would plan to spend 4 nights. Thank you for your time and candid response.
September 12, 2015|
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Response from RainesFamily | Property representative |
Thank you for inquiring! We have upgraded Darnell's each and every year in many ways since 2009. New appliances and carpeting have been the most recent room upgrades. Sofa sleeper mechanisms are replaced each year as... More
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Sophia R
May 24, 2015|
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Response from RainesFamily | Property representative |
Darnell's does not allow pets. We hope this does not deter you from visiting! Thank you for asking.
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"Building A has the best views of the lake including sunrise and sunset, and the Butte Mountain."
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"All rooms are about the same. We like to be on the top floor to see out boat well and with two bedrooms for..."
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"The newer building is better. Go for a ground floor room if you have kids - the deck opens to the lawn and..."
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