4 Romantic Winter Dates in Lake Chelan

by | Nov 30, 2023 | Things to Do, Winter

There’s something so romantic about the winter months!

Perhaps it’s the colder weather that makes you want to snuggle up or the darker days when candlelight and cozy blankets become a necessity.

Whatever it is, Lake Chelan has a variety of great date options for those seeking a little romance this season!

Here are four romantic winter date ideas for visiting Lake Chelan.

Take the Lady of the Lake to Stehekin

Lady of the Lake - Lake Chelan

Nestled deep within the North Cascades mountain range, Stehekin is only reachable by boat or plane, adding to its sense of wonder and romance. 

Half of the fun of a trip to Stehekin is the boat ride to get there! Book a trip with Lake Chelan’s own “Lady of the Lake,” the ferry service to Stehekin operating four times weekly in the winter. 

During the ride, you’ll enjoy exclusive views of the remote wilderness surrounding Lake Chelan’s northern half and towering mountains in nearly all directions. It’s a beautiful and peaceful ride offering a glimpse of the region’s geological past.

Once in Stehekin, venture along one of the many trails offering breathtaking views of the surrounding scenery. There are several accommodation options for those wishing for an overnight stay, or pack in as much winter romance as possible in the 1.5-hour layover the Lady of the Lake offers.

Enjoy Dinner for Two at Sorrento’s

Tsillan Cellars

Nothing says romance like a date night on the town!

Located at Tsillan Cellars, Sorrento’s Ristorante will transport you to the Tuscan countryside with its Italian-inspired architecture and sprawling grounds. The restaurant offers a gourmet menu of pasta dishes, seafood, and steaks for a dining experience that’s sure to inspire whimsy and romance! It’s all perfectly paired with Tsillan Cellars’ award-winning wines and gorgeous views of Lake Chelan.

Picnic at Echo Ridge

Echo Ridge

Photo from Lake Chelan Nordic Club

Looking for a nature escape without venturing too far from The Lodge? Echo Ridge is the perfect spot! 

Located just 12 miles from Mountain View Lodge & Resort, Echo Ridge is a beautiful drive to miles of easy and moderate hiking and biking trails. During the winter months, the area opens for snowshoeing and cross-country skiing, plus you’ll get gorgeous winter views of the surrounding mountain ranges and plateau! 

The best part is there are plenty of trails to meander through, and you don’t have to work too hard for fantastic views. It’s the perfect place to spend an afternoon with your beau, and a thermos of hot cocoa or tea will pair well with a romantic picnic lunch at one of the many vistas.

Because of its elevation, Echo Ridge is prone to snow earlier in the season, so check the conditions before heading out!

Sample Wines by the Fire

Wine by a fire pit

Wine tasting is fun any time of year, but there is something especially magical about sampling local wines by the warmth of a fire! This time of year, many of the Lake Chelan wineries set up fire tables and bonfires so you can enjoy the beautiful winery grounds while staying cozy and warm!

With over 40 wineries and tasting rooms across the Lake Chelan Wine Valley, there are plenty of options for touring the area and exploring the award-winning wines of the Lake Chelan AVA. Ask our front desk staff for a wine guide map and their must-visit spots!

Book Your Winter Getaway to The Lodge

Winter at Mountain View Lodge

Mountain View Lodge & Resort is your gateway to all things romance in the Lake Chelan Valley! Located in the heart of the Village of Manson, you’re just a short walk from wineries, restaurants, and parks, and a short drive to adventure and fun when you book a room at The Lodge.Book online or give us a call today to reserve your winter getaway to the Lake Chelan Valley. We look forward to hosting you!