The small lake side village lies along the north shore of Lake Chelan. This quaint agri-artisan community enjoys incredible views that rise over 7,000 feet from the lakeshore. The tranquility, spectacular setting, and lush resources have inspired and sustained generations of family businesses, shops, restaurants and wineries.
Chelan is the only incorporated community in the Northern part of Chelan County and is located along the Southeast end of Lake Chelan. The city’s year round population is approximately 4,000; however, these numbers can swell to 25,000 during summer months due to Chelan’s popularity among tourists and part-time residents.
A trip to the head of Lake Chelan is a journey into an unspoiled frontier, forgotten by time. No roads lead to Stehekin, so the only way to arrive is by charter or personal boat, seaplane or small personal aircraft, or on a Lady of the Lake passenger ferry. Hiking on foot or horseback is another option for getting to Stehekin.