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Darnell's Lake Resort

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Seattle
Reviewed 19 June 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...

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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....

South Weber, Utah
Reviewed 17 June 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.

Greenbank, Washington
Reviewed 30 July 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...

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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...

Oregon
Reviewed 20 May 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a relaxing place to call home for a few days and Darnell' was prefect. It's not fancy fancy but it is clean, well appointed, comfortably, new furnishings, HD TV, Internet, pool, hot tub, cabana, BBQ area (great for groups or family get together), private beach.... Everything you need including a friendly hard working...

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

Thank you so much for staying with us! It is a very relaxing and private location and we love our staff as well, and appreciate the acknowledgement. Please come stay again!

Spokane, Washington
Reviewed 12 May 2014

My wife and I came to Chelan for our 45th anniversary, we spent the night here and took the lady of the lake to Stehekin on Saturday. The resort room was very clean the check in went quite well and the staff was very helpful. will probably stay here again should we return. The only drawback was the broken bath...

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

Thank you for staying with us! We sincerely apologize for the lack of hot water. We love sharing our beautiful area and hope to see you again.

Gig Harbor, Washington
Reviewed 19 March 2014

Kids love beach n pool and hot tub! U can not beat great price on water front! The lake is very cold even in summer... So hot tub is great! They have fun things to do and retro rooms. I have stayed orther places and they all have same issues! Older rooms,Garbage, flys and older buildings. All resorts have fish...

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

It is so fun to hear that you and your family enjoy the Resort in exactly the way that our Resort goals are! We continue to focus on improving, to allow our guest's family getaways to be an even more enjoyable one. We truly appreciate all of your comments, even the lawn mowing comment. It is a trick to do...

Yakima
Reviewed 23 February 2014

Let's face it- nothing in Chelan is cheap in the summer. You expect to pay a lot for a lake front resort and Darnell's is no exception. It is well worth the money for our family. The buildings are older, but well maintained, and there is a lot to do onsite. The staff has always been very accommodating and we...

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

We are pleased you had an enjoyable visit! We know It is difficult to find time to enjoy our families in this day-and-age. We are happy to be a place for you to stay and enjoy precious time with your loved ones. We look forward to Summer 2014 and seeing you again!

Everson, Washington
Reviewed 21 February 2014

This Resort is definitely oriented to Family Friendly vacations - It is quiet, low-key, has a lovely pool, hot tub, boat moorage etc. - our kids love it!! The location on Lake Chelan is convenient to town and shopping. We have stayed here many times with our family and have appreciated its quiet approach to Resort life - not a...

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

Thanks so much for the kind words! It is always a pleasure to have great families stay with us and take advantage of all the amenities right here on the property - and the knowledge that because Darnell's Resort is private and secure, you are able to enjoy a relaxing visit to the lake. We look forward to seeing you...

Richland, Washington
Reviewed 20 February 2014

My family stayed last summer, and everyone was so friendly and accommodating! And the fact that this resort is right on the water, with a private beach, and all the things for the kids to do on the property, we were able to relax and enjoy the beautiful lake! We will return!

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

Thanks for sharing your family with us last year! It is always an honor to have great folks here to enjoy the lake, and our resort. We strive to make this experience a great value for your hard-earned dollars. We look forward to your return in the near future.

Lake Oswego, Oregon
Reviewed 8 September 2013

From the on-line pictures the resort looked great. What a disappointment when we arrived. They are limited on the two bedrooms so we were put in the lower level. What a mess the carpet was filthy and the large resort air conditioner is just outside the bedroom windows. We asked to be moved. The only other two bedroom was just...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Tennis Court
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
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
Region: 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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Seattle, Washington

My husband and I along with our then teen-aged son stayed at Darnell's in the summer of 2006. We loved every minute and having a room leading right to the grounds, beach and pool was an added bonus. We would like to return next summer (2016) and thought about renting the Penthouse. In 2006, our room along with the rooms of our friends were in pretty bad shape at that time. The full-size bed in the bedroom was extremely uncomfortable and the sofabed in the living was even worse which is where our son slept. The living room itself was very dark, carpet worn, walls needed paint, cobwebs and it had a heavy musty smell. The only real plus was having a small kitchen to prepare meals and snacks. So, have these rooms had any type of an upgrade? Reading recent reviews, I love hearing the raves about the pool and hot tub, even in 2006 it was absolutely the cleaniest and well-maintained pool and hot-tub I had ever used at a vacation resort. Love hearing that the grounds are still manicured and the the beach area remains pristine. We would love to have a 4 generation family reunion, my parents are in their early 80's so family time together is precious. Darnell's location is prefect and my parents would absolutely love the pool, hot tub and lounging by the lake. Teenagers would love everything. I need an honest response as to the condition of the Penthouse. At $450 per night and that's probably before taxes, I really want our family to truly enjoy the Penthouse as well. We would plan to spend 4 nights. Thank you for your time and candid response.

over a year ago
Seattle, Washington
over a year ago

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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Building A has the best views of the lake including sunrise and sunset, and the Butte Mountain.”
490cathiew, 11 Sep 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are about the same. We like to be on the top floor to see out boat well and with two bedrooms for our large group.”
T4657LVwendyh, 19 Jul 2015 | Read review
“The newer building is better. Go for a ground floor room if you have kids - the deck opens to the lawn and pool area.”
annieroehop, 18 Jun 2015 | Read review
“call early”
edwardh323, 12 May 2014 | Read review
“We like the first floor rooms, so u always walk out to the view, lawn, pool, beach, and lake. Otherwise u have go out back, just like all other resorts. They r a bit smaller, with galley kitchen, but the view is awesome!”
Busym0m1234, 18 Mar 2014 | Read review
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