My wife and I just spent 3 nights at Silver Bay Inn. If getting away from it all, no TV or phone and some of the best scenery, hiking, canoeing, fishing, wildlife viewing and biking in the world is your idea of a great vacation then this place is for you.
To get there you take a 55 mile boat ride from Chelan. Silver Bay will pick you up at the boat landing and transport you the 1.5 mile to the resort.
The cabins are rustic but very clean. Each comes compete with a full kitchen, living room, bath and bedroom and a great view of the lake. The property includes free use of bikes and canoes. The Inn has a small outdoor hot tube and a nice wood burning fire pit that anyone can use.
There are a only a couple of eating options in Stehekin so I would highly recommend you stop at the Safeway in Chelan and bring a couple of boxes of food with you on the boat.
The valley has about 13 miles of road (it runs next to the Stehekin River) and the Park Service operates a shuttle bus up and down the valley about every 4 hours. They’ll let you off at any location along the road and all you do is flag them down and they’ll stop and pick you up at any location. There are lots of trails to explore, wildlife to view (we saw bear, deer and ealges) etc.
The Stehekin Pastry Company about a 10 minutes bike ride away has the best coffee and pastries we’ve ever had.
This is a once in a life time experience, a must do for anyone looking to get away from it all………..even if it’s only for a couple of days.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Distinctive Lake Chelan waterfront cabins at Stehekin in park-like setting. Gateway to the N. Cascades Nat'l Park...hiking, biking, river rafting, horseback riding and kayaking. Cruiser Bikes, canoes, hot tub, croquet, private swimming beach, bonfire area all complimentary. Near valley Bakery, restaurants and shuttle bus. Luxury accommodations and 3 star rating as "one of the best in the Northwest." Transportation provided to and from the Stehekin Landing for our guests arrival and departure. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Silver Bay Hotel