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Darnell's Lake Resort

901 Spader Bay Road, P.O. Box 506, Chelan, WA 98816
Darnell's Lake Resort

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Seattle
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8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 that the accommodations are "good enough" or that the grounds make up for what the... More 

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South Weber, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 kids because of the pull out sofas.

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RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

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

Greenbank, Washington
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11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 (perfect for the rare chilly summer evening), nice private beaches with sand, two relaxing floating... More 

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RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

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 you were among them. We have even seen talent shows put on by the young... More 

Oregon
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25 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

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 groups or family get together), private beach.... Everything you need including a friendly hard working... More 

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RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

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! More 

Spokane, Washington
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars 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. will probably stay here again should we return. The only drawback was the broken bath... More 

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RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

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. More 

Gig Harbor, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

Kids love beach n pool and hot tub! U can not beat great price on water front! The lake is very cold even in summer... So hot tub is great! They have fun things to do and retro rooms. I have stayed orther places and they all have same issues! Older rooms,Garbage, flys and older buildings. All resorts have fish... More 

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RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

It is so fun to hear that you and your family enjoy the Resort in exactly the way that our Resort goals are! We continue to focus on improving, to allow our guest's family getaways to be an even more enjoyable one. We truly appreciate all of your comments, even the lawn mowing comment. It is a trick to do... More 

Yakima
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24 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

Let's face it- nothing in Chelan is cheap in the summer. You expect to pay a lot for a lake front resort and Darnell's is no exception. It is well worth the money for our family. The buildings are older, but well maintained, and there is a lot to do onsite. The staff has always been very accommodating and we... More 

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RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

We are pleased you had an enjoyable visit! We know It is difficult to find time to enjoy our families in this day-and-age. We are happy to be a place for you to stay and enjoy precious time with your loved ones. We look forward to Summer 2014 and seeing you again! More 

Everson, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

This Resort is definitely oriented to Family Friendly vacations - It is quiet, low-key, has a lovely pool, hot tub, boat moorage etc. - our kids love it!! The location on Lake Chelan is convenient to town and shopping. We have stayed here many times with our family and have appreciated its quiet approach to Resort life - not a... More 

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RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the kind words! It is always a pleasure to have great families stay with us and take advantage of all the amenities right here on the property - and the knowledge that because Darnell's Resort is private and secure, you are able to enjoy a relaxing visit to the lake. We look forward to seeing you... More 

Richland, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

My family stayed last summer, and everyone was so friendly and accommodating! And the fact that this resort is right on the water, with a private beach, and all the things for the kids to do on the property, we were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful lake! We will return!

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RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thanks for sharing your family with us last year! It is always an honor to have great folks here to enjoy the lake, and our resort. We strive to make this experience a great value for your hard-earned dollars. We look forward to your return in the near future. More 

Lake Oswego, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

From the on-line pictures the resort looked great. What a disappointment when we arrived. They are limited on the two bedrooms so we were put in the lower level. What a mess the carpet was filthy and the large resort air conditioner is just outside the bedroom windows. We asked to be moved. The only other two bedroom was just... More 

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