Top 4 Summer Date Ideas in Lake Chelan

by | Jun 15, 2022 | Things to Do

Man and woman going on a date while visiting Lake Chelan

Are you looking to plan that perfect, romantic summer date in Lake Chelan? Well, we’re here to help you find the best things to do and all the great spots to take that special someone this season!

Be sure to start your romantic getaway by reserving a spot at Mountain View Lodge & Resort ahead of time, so it’s one less thing to check off the list.

Here’s a list of our top 4 date ideas for your next summer trip to Lake Chelan. 

1. Hiking, Picnic, & Romantic Dinner

Man and woman having a picnic date during a hike in Lake Chelan

Our first option for your amazing date is a beautiful hiking trip. But before you leave, plan a romantic picnic when you arrive at the top of the mountain.

Visit Manson Bay Market for various snacks, drinks, and all your favorite treats to enjoy while taking in the mountain view. If you’re in the mood for a grab-and-go meal, check out our favorite restaurants in Manson for an inside scoop on the best food in town.

Next, head roughly 30 minutes north of The Lodge to the Big Critter and Litter Critter Loops up at Echo Valley. There you will find an easy-going, 2.9 miles long trail with plenty of flowers in bloom during the warmer months.  

Enjoy your evening with a romantic dinner at Winemaker’s Grill at Wapato Point Cellars. Enjoy a well-prepared meal and delicious wine while marveling at the evening sunset.

2. Bike Cruise, Brunch, & Lake Views

Blueberry Hills

Take in all that the surrounding area has to offer with a bike ride together. Take a 15-minute drive from the Lodge to Chelan Electric Bikes and rent a pair of electric bikes for a beautiful guided bike ride tour around Lake Chelan. Enjoy their Path Less Pedaled Tour where you can experience an open ride along the Chelan River Gorge’s as you approach the Columbia River Gorge. Or, hop on your electric bike and enjoy their Award Winning Winery Tour where you’ll experience Washington’s fastest growing wine region.

Feel the wind in your hair and the summer sun on your back as you ride and observe the beautiful crystal blue water of the lake, the wonderful landscape, and the great wineries around Chelan.

After experiencing the town and Manson hills at your own pace, stop by one of our favorite brunch spots. Visit Lake Effect, just a couple blocks walk from The Lodge. Here, you’ll find casual daytime food, hard cider, microbrews, local wines, provisions, and shopping. 

End the day at Manson Bay Park to marvel at beautiful Lake Chelan before heading back to your room at The Lodge.

3. Water Slides, Burgers, & Movies

On a date to Slidewaters water park overlooking Lake Chelan

This next date idea will take you back to feeling like teenagers again! So grab your swim trunks and hold tight because these summer activities will keep you smiling all day long.

Start by heading to Slidewaters Water Park and Lakeside Surf for fun in the sun and riding awesome water slides. Hang out on the Lazy River or head to the awesome surf wave pool for couples looking for a fun challenge!

Next, keep it casual by grabbing classic burgers, shakes, and fries at Lake Chelan’s revered Lakeview Drive-In. They’ve got plenty of outdoor seating where you can enjoy burgers while overlooking the sparkling lake.

Then, how about a nostalgic movie night to top off the evening? Check out Ruby Theater in Chelan for a flick. You’ll love this movie theater’s classic feel, 1914 historic architecture, and vintage concession stand.

4. Wine Tasting, Dinner, & Sunsets

Romantic dinner table setting during a date in Lake Chelan

Wine tasting is a fun and relaxing activity millions of visitors enjoy here. The great news is that Manson is home to some of the best wineries in Lake Chelan! Plus, they’re all within walking or driving distance of The Lodge!

Select from one of these fine wineries and tasting rooms in Manson:

After a fun afternoon of wines, head to one of the highest-rated restaurants in town: Sunset Manson.

This colorful restaurant will quickly become your favorite spot. Not only does it serve delectable farm-to-table food, but the drinks are equally delicious! The best part is you can cap off the night with a beautiful sunset seen right from your table in their outdoor patio section.

Your Perfect Date at The Lodge

A man and woman on a date while kissing and sitting on a bench in lake Chelan

Lake Chelan truly is one of the most beautiful spots in the world and can be the perfect spot for your romantic date!

Complete your planning by booking your stay with us at Mountain View Lodge & Resort! We love hosting couples on a getaway and have great addons to elevate your romantic experience. Of course, you can always call us to help you plan the perfect stay at (509) 687-9505 — we’d be happy to help!