Why Stay at an AirBnb

by | Feb 21, 2020 | Travel

 There are many great reasons to stay at an Airbnb or a VRBO.  And plenty of money is devoted to heavy marketing towards young, upcoming generations of travelers who know life by way of their “screens.”  They have become very visible and have created a surge in private “second” homes turning to a new source of additional income.

The private homes, condos, and townhomes of this new vacation rental world are immersed in neighborhoods offering unique experiences, they say, “like only a local can have.”  There may be a host on site, or you may have access completely free of any oversight or local support. They’re convenient for large groups, it’s a fantastic way to explore a new city, and any good on-site “superhost” will welcome you to their home and typically offer carefully curated tips to help you get the maximum enjoyment from your trip. For those that don’t know, superhost is a term for “experienced hosts who provide a shining example for other hosts, and extraordinary experiences for their guests” (requirements for superhost are listed here.) They’ll point you in the direction of where to get the best cup of coffee or the best local parks to check out. And, many Airbnb listings are pet-friendly. This is helpful to the 53% of pet-owning travelers that indeed also travel with their furry friends.

The interesting thing about all of this is: you can find all the same things (and more!) right here at Mountain View Lodge.  Looking for a great location, unmatched personal service and that “welcome home!” feel at an affordable price?

We are located in the heart of vibrant downtown Manson that features quaint local eateries like Troy’s Pizza and Sunset Bar & Grill, a shopping mini-mall where Allisons is newly located, an art gallery, and picturesque views of Lake Chelan surrounded by snow-capped mountains a good part of the year. Across the street are Wine Girl Wines, and Rio Vista, with many other wineries and vineyards, a brewery and cidery within a couple of blocks walk.  You can park and walk and never need to get in your car again until you leave if you don’t want to.

Our Mountain View Lodge guest services agents (who happen to be friendly locals!) will be happy to make suggestions for local attractions catered to your (or your family’s) tastes. They can point you to lovely parks and off-season beach walks.  Within minutes you can get to Echo Valley Ski Area and hit the slopes or Echo Ridge for cross country skiing, and in warmer weather take advantage of the sunshine above cloud level hiking the Echo Ridge Trails. Warmer months are also the perfect time to swim and enjoy the lake and rent boats or jet skis.

They can point you to dozens of other wineries like Tipsy Canyon, Succession Wines and Lake Chelan Winery are just a short drive away along the beautiful Manson Scenic Loop!  And the city of Chelan is just 7 miles along the beautiful Lake Chelan; Stehekin is a boat ride away.  Let them know what YOU are interested in and they will share the secrets of our small-town charm.

 Our resort is truly your home away from home – and one thing that sets Mountain View Lodge & Resort apart from the competition: our FREE breakfast! Start your day off right with a nutritious meal including fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, hot waffles, coffee and tea. For lunch, take advantage of our outdoor kitchen and grill up something homemade and delicious. Later, take a swim in our pool and enjoy the hot tub, play games in the yard, or board games in the Family Room or your room.

Another winning feature: no hidden fees. The price you see listed on our website is the price you pay (plus tax).

Airbnb guests typically like the flexibility and one-on-one experience they can get with the owner. Well Mountain View Lodge has you covered there, as well. If you’re running behind on check in or need a pet-friendly room, our guest services agents are happy to accommodate. And during your stay, chances are you will meet one (or both) of our awesome owners, Kim or Gerry! They are always happy to meet our guests and hear how they can make a stay at The Lodge feel even more like home. We have worked hard to make The Lodge a place you want to stay, and we’re a great option for booking a longer-term stay.

And our guests think so too. We are a great option whether you’re planning a quick weekend getaway with the significant other or an extended stay with extended family. We have a 4.0 “Very Good” rating on TripAdvisor, and here are just a few of our rave reviews:

  • The best place to have a group vacation… this is our second vacation here … and plans are already way for the next one. Kim and her team are so warm and loving…Matt – those cookies you made especially for us … ❤️ Can’t wait for our next trip”
  • “Great place ! Excellent and very friendly staff ! Hot tub , barbecue/grill area , large dining area with cozy sofa and fire place ! Echo valley ski area , several wineries nearby so location is perfect ! This is our second stay in 2 years we are a group of 8 families and we love coming here !”
  • “This place was way more than I expected. Clean, comfortable, and friendly staff. Great hot tub, pool was closed due the season, but nice access to bbq, party area. Close proximity to the wineries. We will back!”
  • “We visited here in June and were expecting the area to be packed with other tourists… But the staff shared with us that Manson is one of the best kept secrets on Lake Chelan – and it truly is! The town of Chelan was very busy, but the roads were empty in Manson and it was blissfully quiet. We would have never known that it was peak season because it was just so peaceful. We were over the moon that we had chosen this hotel instead of one in Chelan! Our only regret was not staying longer… When we return to Lake Chelan, we will for sure be looking to stay here again!”

So next time you visit Manson and are doing you research on lodging options, I’m sure you’ll find Mountain View Lodge & Resort a top contender among the other vacation rental options out there. We work hard to meet your needs and make sure we’re your home away from home.