We have traveled to Lake Chelan several times, and each time leave a bit undone to draw us back again. We have used our timeshare swapping capability, tent camped, and used a hotel (by far the least desirable, although the hotel was nice). Each season has different attractions: Winter has cross-country skiing, hiking and fishing. Spring has more hiking, fishing and watching the young wildlife. Summer has boating, swimming, kayaking, waterskiing, jet skis, and all the other water sports (and hiking, fishing, etc.), and the fall has all the gorgeous foliage to see (and don't forget the hiking!). One of the fun things to do on the way to or from Lake Chelan in the fall is to stop in at one of the many apple cooperatives and see how the apples are sorted, graded, and prepared for market. We do that, and then buy our apples direct from the farmer, fresh off the tree. Delightful!