collapse

Advertisement


Author Topic: Recommendations for Summer Lake Vacations- Cabins/House rentals preferred  (Read 874 times)

Online Westside88

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 764
  • Location: Western Wa
We've been taking family vacations to Banks Lake for the past several years. We've been staying at Sunbanks Resort, which has been great, but we've become pretty dismayed with the lack of maintenance and upkeep. Especially the restrooms and showers.  Last year we decided to go to Lake Couer d'alene, which was alot of fun, but we weren't on the lake which was still ok, but more work shuttling the boat around.
We're looking around for other options. Lake Roosevelt has been discussed, but we're not even sure where to begin in looking. The ideal place would have good options for watersports and fishing, fairly quiet and able to have our 18' bowrider in the water or at least close to a launch. In the water is my preference. We'll be a group of 5-7 most likely. If anyone knows of cool places for a lakeside type summer vacation I'd love to hear about them. Either general tips or specific properties you might have info on. We're open to WA, OR, ID or MT. Thanks in advance

Offline spoonman

  • Trade Count: (+5)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2012
  • Posts: 517
  • Location: Olympia
Chelan?

Online jrebel

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 7981
  • Location: East Wenatchee
Chelan and Roosevelt would be good options.  Pretty sure both would have houses on the lake for rent.  If you want quite chelan may not be the lake though.   You could look at Manson area to get a little further away from the summer chelan crowd. 

Offline vandeman17

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+6)
  • Explorer
  • ******
  • Join Date: Jul 2007
  • Posts: 11838
  • Location: Wenatchee
Lincoln rock and Beebe are both nice campgrounds on the Columbia river. Lincoln is close to wenatchee for groceries and activities if desired and beebe is a few miles from Chelan
" I have hunted almost every day of my life, the rest have been wasted"

Offline 3dvapor

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Jul 2009
  • Posts: 757
lake pond oreille,  my wife and her friends rented a houseboat for fairly cheap and had a great time.  It was docked but kids didnt care.  came with paddleboards etc and close to sandpoint, hope etc.

Offline opdinkslayer

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Sourdough
  • *****
  • Join Date: Feb 2008
  • Posts: 2250
We have rented a house on lake Entiat a couple times and had a good experience.

Offline fishngamereaper

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 4500
  • Location: kitsap
Stay on banks just move down to steamboat rock. Cabins they built are simple but nice.

Online Westside88

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 764
  • Location: Western Wa
Some great leads, thank you

Online Stein

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (+4)
  • Old Salt
  • ******
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 8512
  • Location: Arlington
We looked all over for a similar thing for a three family reunion.  We needed a huge house or adjacent buildings, so the search was a bit harder.

We ended up with a gorgeous cabin for a reasonable price, but it was a 10 minute drive to the lake.  It's more convenient to have the boat in the water all week, but we plan on only going to the lake maybe 3-4 days and the other 3-4 days doing other stuff around town.

If you don't plan or need to be on the water every day you have way more options and a lower cost.  Of course, sometimes being on the lake every day is the point though.

Online Westside88

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Longhunter
  • *****
  • Join Date: Sep 2013
  • Posts: 764
  • Location: Western Wa
I appreciate everyone’s input. Roosevelt is very high on the list. General areas to be looking at?

Offline fishngamereaper

  • Trade Count: (+3)
  • Frontiersman
  • *****
  • Join Date: Oct 2011
  • Posts: 4500
  • Location: kitsap
Re: Recommendations for Summer Lake Vacations- Cabins/House rentals preferred
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2021, 05:09:51 PM »
I appreciate everyone’s input. Roosevelt is very high on the list. General areas to be looking at?

Lots of campgrounds but two rivers is about your only bet for rental cabin's.

Unless you find a vrbo along the lake.

If you go watch the draw down schedule. Not uncommon to loose a foot of water overnight. :twocents:

Offline Pnwrider

  • Political Topics
  • Trade Count: (+1)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Aug 2014
  • Posts: 479
  • Location: Renton
Re: Recommendations for Summer Lake Vacations- Cabins/House rentals preferred
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2021, 10:12:05 PM »
Our kids are still a little young, but once they can both swim competently, it’s hard to beat a houseboat on lake Roosevelt. We’ve done quite a few lakefront rental houses. I’m not a huge Chelan person because of how expensive it has become. The water is rough and cold, but lots of houses there and Lake Entiat (also cold water). We have also done priest lake and lake pend Oreille in Idaho. Lake Osoyoos has been on the list to try, lots of really affordable housing options, but we haven’t had luck finding a big enough rental with a nice dock.

Offline cougkilr

  • Non-Hunting & Covid-19 Topics
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Scout
  • ****
  • Join Date: Jan 2009
  • Posts: 423
  • Location: Eatonville
Re: Recommendations for Summer Lake Vacations- Cabins/House rentals preferred
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2021, 10:43:15 PM »
Check out Shady Pines Resort in Conconully on the lower lake.
Old hunters never die, they just stay loaded.

Offline grundy53

  • Global Moderator
  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Explorer
  • *****
  • Join Date: Mar 2010
  • Posts: 12198
  • Location: Lake Stevens
  • Learn something new everyday.
    • facebook
Re: Recommendations for Summer Lake Vacations- Cabins/House rentals preferred
« Reply #13 on: January 20, 2021, 07:44:39 AM »
Check out Shady Pines Resort in Conconully on the lower lake.
Love this place!

Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk

Molôn Labé
Can you skin Grizz?

The opinions expressed in my posts do not represent those of the forum.

 


* Advertisement

* Recent Topics

Wtb old pack frame by pd
[Today at 09:20:29 PM]


Buying a new boat by Stein
[Today at 09:20:09 PM]


Mathews Halon 6 by Jermshooter
[Today at 09:19:29 PM]


Shooting sheep from a helicopter by nacheshunter
[Today at 09:10:10 PM]


410 Reloading Nontoxic by Fl0und3rz
[Today at 09:07:20 PM]


Neighborhood Rabbits by M_ray
[Today at 08:52:22 PM]


Wtb quality 25-06 or 270 win brass by h20hunter
[Today at 08:28:26 PM]


Duck decoys by elkspert
[Today at 08:18:15 PM]


Post The Ammo/Reloading Supplies You Find In Stock Here! by Ridgeratt
[Today at 08:06:41 PM]


Custom Mauser 98 in 6.5-06 by Trooper21986
[Today at 08:05:08 PM]


Let’s see ur heavy pack out pics by hunting4sanity
[Today at 07:42:24 PM]


WTS/WTT: Factory .243Win, .17 Hornet, and 1 Case CCI 450 Primers by swordtine
[Today at 07:30:40 PM]


WSTA Winter Rendezvous by JakeLand
[Today at 07:24:35 PM]


Exo pack for sale by Jermshooter
[Today at 07:22:40 PM]


WTS fmj 124 9mm bullets by swanderek
[Today at 07:13:28 PM]


WTS Sig p320 15 rounders by swanderek
[Today at 07:12:25 PM]


Sitka Cloud burst set by Parkern
[Today at 07:05:02 PM]


Bow Mount Trolling Motor for Walley by GWP
[Today at 06:17:42 PM]


Looking for anyone to advise on a Complete DEF delete by trophyhunt
[Today at 06:06:33 PM]


New Muzzleloader basics / 101 by M_ray
[Today at 05:58:35 PM]