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Tacoma, Washington
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Room 221 had a musty smell all 5 days so we had to have window open which affected air conditioner during 99 degree weather. Staff were rude when there was no parking and said we couldn't park in Registration Parking. One staff member said we could park in front of our hotel in the Handicapped spot but then the same... More 

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Thank kladner1973
RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

We are sorry you did not enjoy your visit. We do adhere to having the Handicap parking spot available to those who need it, and for health and safety reasons food and drinks are not allowed in the hot tub, and limited in the pool area. We also have an obligation to the future guest to adhere to our check-out... More 

Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here over 4th of July weekend along with several other friends and families. The primary feedback from previous reviews of Darnell's is that the rooms are dated which is true, but they are functional and clean. Other facilities throughout the facility (pool, cabana, etc) are more modernized and well kept. If you spend a lot of time in the... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and for your review! We hope to see you again. More 

Seattle
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50 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

Darnells' Lake Resort is billed as family friendly and former patrons have listed a lot of pros and cons. My son recently stayed at Darnells' and now, before the schools let out and it becomes the high season, it is a fairly good destination for an economic young couple wanting to have a "quiet" weekend and to enjoy the benefits... More 

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

Thank you for staying with us and for your suggestions! More 

Lynnwood, Washington
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 via mobile

Where to start. I was really wanting to like this place. The staff initially were awesome. The rooms were old & musty, but it had a cute kitchen area that was convenient. However, after we had only been there for 3 hours we were robbed. Everything was taken from out vehicle. This happened in the parking lot about 15' from... More 

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5 Thank Rachel J
RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

We are sorry this was your experience at what has always been a very safe and secure Resort. It is one of the reasons families have chosen to stay with us for generations. More 

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Covington, Washington
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

My family stayed here for the first time last month and it was not a good experience. We booked two nights and didn't even stay the 2nd night because we were so unhappy. When I checked out, the office person did not offer us anything, no refund, nothing! Our room was supposed to have 2 beds, the room is very... More 

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

We are sorry that your experience at our Resort was not a good experience. More 

Seattle, Washington
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We’ve been coming to Darnell's for generations. First the positive...outstanding location right on the lake...can't be beat, very nice grounds, landscaping, and grass. The sandy beach is kept clean and free of drift wood; very accommodating maintenance staff. There is a Tennis court and the addition of a basketball court in recent years was nice. The pool and hot tub... More 

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5 Thank FamilyVactions4us
RainesFamily, Manager at Darnell's Lake Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your compliments and for pointing out very detailed improvement thoughts. Each year,as you noted, we are making improvements. Best laid plans don't always work out timely, as was the case in completing the Cabana upgrade of adding nice restrooms for the guests at the beach. Permitting and inspections along the way put us behind on the project... More 

Bothell, Washington
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

We had heard about Darnell's a few years back and finally made reservations last summer 2014. Its a Great older resort... beautiful semi private grounds full of families that return every year! Feels a bit retro but in a good way! Large units with efficient kitchens, bathrooms and AC!!. Maid service is there but not a regular daily event. We... More 

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

Thank you for finding us and for sharing your experience with others. We hope to see you again! More 

Seattle
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 that the accommodations are "good enough" or that the grounds make up for what the... More 

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

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 bringing that to our attention. We ask for your understanding in regards to the lawns.... More 

South Weber, Utah
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38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 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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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 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 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Internet
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Darnell’s Lake Resort is a family-friendly waterfront Resort offering beautiful sandy beaches on the shores of Lake Chelan, with kitchen units and activity centers for all ages. Stay and play all day, at no additional cost, with 4 acres of fun, featuring tennis, pickleball, pitch & putt golf, ping pong, pool, hot tub, beach volleyball, wifi and more. The Resort is within walking distance of downtown, yet secure and secluded, with no walk through traffic. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Darnell's Lake Resort

Address: 901 Spader Bay Road, P.O. Box 506, Chelan, WA 98816
Location: United States > Washington > Chelan
Number of rooms: 38
Also Known As:
Darnell`s Lake Hotel Chelan
Darnells Lake Hotel
Darnells Lake Resort Chelan
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