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January 5, 2006
From journal Skiing and Snow Play in Washington
October 14, 2005
From journal Lake Chelan Revealed
August 16, 2005
The unit was not as clean as we would have liked--there were spider's webs full of bugs in the corners, which I vacuumed, and we had the unfortunate event of finding hairs in our sheets at 11:30pm, when the front desk was closed. They did bring us new sheets the next day, but that didn't help the night of the problem.
Each set of units (lakeside, beach, tennis, etc.) has its own pool, and there is a common indoor pool with a hot tub for all guests.
We were fortunate to have been relocated to this unit. The first night, we were in the tennis units, which were very disappointing--there is no view of the lake and they are far from everything. We also had a water leak, which was to our advantage, because they had to move us, so we were happy. I would not recommend staying in the tennis units or some of the lodge units, because you can't see the lake at all.
From journal Vacation in Lake Chelan
by Kelly Moser
August 15, 2005
From journal Lake Chelan
San Diego, California
January 15, 2005
We are beginning snowboarders and found plenty to keep us occupied at Echo Valley. Lift tickets are $20 for the day, and they also have a tubing hill. It's only open on weekends and holidays though.
From journal Winter in Central Washington State
Granite Falls, Washington
July 27, 2004
From journal Week at Wapato Point
May 16, 2004
We're a five-hour drive from our home in Olympia, Washington, but we may as well have been five hours flying time south in Mexico's Central Highlands to most people. Name recognition of Manson, even by Washingtonians, is minimal.
Earlier in the week, my wife, Leanne, and I arrive at the 288-unit Wapato Point Resort. We check into our unit to find a spacious and clean studio, a well-appointed kitchen to include icemaker refrigerator and foil lined broiler pan. The bedroom in the loft is cramped but adequate, and includes 1/2 bath and washer/dryer. We open the sliding glass door to a king-size semi-private balcony overlooking the verdant park of Wapato Point. A south wind is blowing through the leaves of a nearby cottonwood tree, creating the illusion of suspended confetti. To the right stands a 100-foot tall poplar, branches stretched overhead, looking like a squirrel's tail on high alert. Ducks, geese, and robins are in abundance. Written instructions from the resort implore us not to feed the ducks.
Beyond the trees lie the dappled waters of Lake Chelan, a 50-mile long natural lake nestled east of Washing State's Cascade Mountain range. Just 4 hours from Seattle, Wapato Point seems a world away from there. Protected by the umbrella of the Cascades, spring weather in Manson may be the best time to here. Temperatures hover in the mid-70s during most of our week in Manson
Historically, Chelan County has been fruit country for many generations, producing top quality apples, cherries, apricots and pears. Because of the mild spring weather, long warm summers, nutrient rich soil, and irrigation from nearby dams, orchards have flourished. Now, however, foreign orchard production is causing downward pressure on this way of making a living. So the natives are dipping their big green toe into. . . grapes.
First plantings were in Spring '98. The first local grape harvests are starting to make their debut, though most bottlings are from grapes harvested in Yakima and Tri-Cities area to the south.
From journal Manson in May
April 14, 2004
From journal Wapato Point at Lake Chelan
July 21, 2003
Stehekin was the highlight of our trip to Lake Chelan. It's a small Forest Service village, only accessible by boat, populated by only a handful of people, and the gateway to hiking the North Cascades. There is also a casino just a couple of blocks away. In the little town of Manson, try one of the small diners -- you'll be surprised at the quality of food. We'd try a different ethnic restaurant each night. We were never disappointed with the menus.
From journal Wapato Point
June 29, 2003
From journal The Lake in Washington