Airbnb Lake Chelan Camping: Glamping Edition

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Lake Chelan is an all-season getaway destination in the eastern part of Washington state. Locals and visitors enjoy cooling off in the lake during the hot summers, warming up with winter sports in the snowy season, and exploring the great outdoors in the comfortable spring and fall. With the abundance of nature-based activities, it’s no surprise Airbnb Lake Chelan Camping and Glamping are so popular.

There are plenty of campsites in the area as well as hotels and resorts but if you want to combine the best of both worlds then glamping in Chelan is the way to go. This form of luxury camping offers the experience of being in nature but with the comfort and convenience of hotel amenities.

view of lake chelan
wine tasting lake chelan if you are glamping

When picking a spot for Airbnb Lake Chelan Camping there is an array of options. For those who do not know, the Lake Chelan area is comprised of rolling hills, mountains, vineyards and orchards, and a 50-mile long lake full of water activities. With this unique combination of landscapes you can choose from luxury houseboats, farm stays, glamping tents, Lake Chelan cabins, and even a hobbit house. We have included a handful of our favorite spots to get you started below. Make sure you book well ahead of time, especially in the summer as places book up fast.

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Things to do when Lake Chelan Airbnb Camping and Glamping

Hiking Lake Chelan
Golfing lake chelan

Cycling and Mountain Biking

Lake Chelan Valley has a number of routes in the area for either road cycling or into the hills for mountain biking. They also host various events throughout the year for those with a more competitive spirit.

Hiking Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan region has 422,000 acres to explore at your leisure. This includes 250 miles of maintained trails from short day trips to backpacking trips on Summit Trail with its amazing alpine lakes.

Fishing

Lake Chelan Valley has some of the best fishing in the world. Some top spots to fish besides Lake Chelan are Wapato Lake, Antilon Lake, Roses Lake, Stehekin River and the Columbia River. There is a range of fish to catch including various trout, bass, catfish, bluegill and salmon to name a few.

Golfing

If you love golf, then Lake Chelan may be a dream destination for you. The area provides 8 golf courses to choose from so you can come back over and over and never get bored.

Boating and other water activities.

Whether you are bringing your own boat or renting one at the lake, Chelan has everything a water lover would want. On the lake you will see an assortment of boats, kayaks, paddleboards, jetskis, tubers and more. The lake has multiple boat launches and boat rental companies to choose from.

Wine Tasting

With dozens of wineries and tasting rooms you can satisfy your thirst with some wonderful wine tours. Remember to have a designated driver or hire a tour guide for the day as after a few tastings in the hot sun, you won’t want to be driving.

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Our List of Top Airbnb Lake Chelan Camping Spots

Secluded Waterfront Lake Chelan Glamping Cabin

Best For: Solo, Couples or small family

Situated along a mountain face and right next to a National Forest this Airbnb Lake Chelan cabin has some amazing views of the lake. This cabin is built into the wilderness of the area and provides that one with nature feeling you may need.

On the plus side this nature immerse wooden structure is still accessible by car and is within 30 min of Chelan. The cabin offers big sunny windows and two patio doors to bring nature inside. You also get a kitchen, open patio, gas grill, living area and sleeping for up to 4 people.

Bring your kayak or paddleboard, swimsuit as the property has a dock. Don’t forget your hiking shoes to explore the surrounding area as well. Unplug and enjoy nature without having to set up camp.

Credit: Airbnb Secluded Waterfront Lake Chelan Glamping

Recent guest reviews:

“Beautiful views, private location, and cozy/ clean space. Good for dropping off the map for a few days as there is no WiFi nor cell service.”


Lake Chelan Cabins Destiny Getaway

Best For: Solo or Couples

Positioned in a quiet forest away from the crowds this cute glamping cabin is perfect for a relaxing getaway. There’s a hot tub for private use when reserved and you can explore the 38 acres of the property. You will also have access to a playground, basketball court, eating area, hiking, and a horseshoe pit.

The cabin has a queen bed and two twins in the loft. After a good night’s sleep enjoy your morning coffee on the front porch and listen to the birds sing. You also have access to a bathroom at the main house. In winter you can go snowshoeing in the area, but a 4wd vehicle may be required to get to the cabin.

airbnb Lake Chelan Cabins Destiny Getaway view of cabin in woods
Credit: Airbnb Lake Chelan Cabins Destiny Getaway

Recent guest reviews:

“Saying I recommend Jann’s quaint and comfortable cabin is an understatement! So much to do in the area on top of things to do at the cabin! A luxurious hot tub with a beautiful scenery setting and beautiful trees and snow!”


Backpackers Lake Chelan Glamping Orchard Dream

Best For: Groups and Large Families

If there’s a large group of you wanting to try glamping at Lake Chelan, this is the spot for you. The place has 2 bedrooms, one with a double bed plus a single bunk bed and the other with two bunk beds. It’s situated among 24 acres of beautiful apple & cherry orchards.

The tiny home has a kitchen with two stoves and two refrigerators, plus there are two bathrooms and a deck for outdoor meals. A great place for a group of friends or large family to hang out and relax after a day of exploring the wineries or playing in the lake.

Backpackers Glamping Orchard Dream view of the region and mountains
Credit: Airbnb Backpackers Lake Chelan Glamping Orchard Dream

Recent guest reviews:

“Dorette and Colin are so wonderful. They are flexible, quick to respond and very accommodating. Everything from their well thought out itinerary recommendations, rental services and fully stocked cabin exceeded our expectations – making it wonderful weekend. Thank you!”


Luxury Houseboat Glamping Experience

Best For: Solo or Couples

Looking for luxury on the water? This houseboat creates a unique experience for those visiting Lake Chelan. The design and layout of the boat is with luxury in mind. It has a queen bed, full kitchen, bathroom, living room, dining area and an upper deck with amazing views.

Imagine stopping off and enjoying the various wineries in the area or spending the day on the water swimming or kayaking and have this floating hotel room to come back to. Head up to the top deck and crack open a bottle of wine and enjoy the sunset.

Luxury Houseboat glamping view of top deck of boat with chairs and wine
Credit: Airbnb Luxury Houseboat Glamping Experience

Recent guest reviews:

“Had a great stay on the boat. Got lucky with weather in October and rented Jetski’s from the place next door (literally walk over). The boat had everything we needed, really easy to cook most of our meals. Water pressure and shower was great, really comfy bed and easy to sleep with water sounds. The boat deck is the best part, we ate all our meals there and used it at night to wind down. Parking was easy and free, Clubhouse was spacious and barely used by others, and the location was just a couple minutes drive or bike to town. Thanks and would definitely stay again.”


The Underground Hygge Airbnb Lake Chelan Hobbit House

Best For: Solo or Couples

Who doesn’t want to be a hobbit for the weekend? This amazing luxury hobbit home is snuggled into the Columbia River Gorge mountainside. The attention to detail in the place is mind-blowing. You’ll think you’ve been transported to “The Shire.” The hobbit hole is on 6 acres and you park a bit below the home and hike about 5 minutes to get to your dream. In the winter, a 4×4 may be required due to snow.

Inside you’ll find a queen bed, a bathroom with a wooden tub/shower, a fireplace, and views to die for. You can spend some time just looking at all the various decorations and details they added to this Airbnb Lake Chelan camping spot. Book in advance as this place is booked up months ahead of time!

Lake Chelan airbnb Hobbit home view of the front with round door
Credit: Airbnb The Underground Hygge Lake Chelan Hobbit House

Recent guest reviews:

“Wow!!! This place is absolutely amazing, the location alone is so beautiful but combined with the authentic Tolkien experience it was perfection. The craftsmanship that has been put in to the Hobbit hole is stunning and we loved playing chess and having a go at some whittling by the fire. We couldn’t quite figure out getting enough hot water for a bath or shower but I’m sure that could just be human error! Definitely use chains or all weather tires to get to the hobbit hole in Winter, the road was very icy, but the snow made the experience all the more beautiful! Would definitely recommend”


The Vineyard Farmhouse at Chelan Valley Farms

Best For: Solo, Couples or Small Family

Enjoy views of vineyards, orchards, mountains, and a lake from this fantastic Airbnb Lake Chelan glamping farm location. The glamping cottage sleeps up to four people in 1 bedroom with a queen-sized bed and a pull-out sofa in the living area. This is a working farm so you may see a tractor from time to time and the farm dogs wandering around.

There’s a bathroom, kitchen, dining area, air conditioning, a wood-stove, and WIFI. A perfect place for wine lovers and those looking for a romantic and comfortable stay when glamping Lake Chelan.

vineyard farmhouse in chelan view of front white building
Credit Airbnb: The Vineyard Farmhouse at Chelan Valley Farms

Recent guest reviews:

“We loved the Chelan Valley Farm and its wonderful hosts. Jeana and Chad went out of their way to help us enjoy our stay and their place is beautiful and well appointed. The farm has many activities for kids and it’s well situated.”


Glamping Airbnb Lake Chelan Cabana on the Water

Best For: Solo, Couples or Small Famly

If you want to go glamping in Lake Chelan but plan to spend most of your time at the lake then why not just stay on the lake? This lakeside cabana is wonderful for up to 4 people. It has a queen bed, a single bed and a sofa bed. There are a kitchen, a bathroom, and a small dining area. On the deck you have a BBQ and lounging area.

If you plan on bringing a boat you launch it from Mill Bay Marina then attach it to the buoy outside the accommodation. If not there are some paddle boards to use on the lake and a water pad. Enjoy unique lakeside living with Lake Chelan on your doorstep.

airbnb lake Chelan cabana on the water view of the cabin and dock with the blue water and hill in the background
Credit Airbnb: Glamping Lake Chelan Cabana on the Water

Recent guest reviews:

“Tiny house on the lake? Yes, please! The perfect, most cozy incredible tiny house with dock, buoy for boat, paddleboards, kayaks, comfy deck space. Perfect decor, incredible use of space. A dream. Lovely, responsive hostess. Just the coolest, most fun, fab experience.❤️”


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