How To Spend A Winter Afternoon At The Lodge

by | Dec 8, 2023 | Things to Do, Winter

We’ve all been there before…after making a long journey to a vacation destination, you check in to your lodging, head to your room, drop your luggage, and think…”Now what?”

Whether you’d like to stretch your legs or are eager to explore your surroundings, Manson has plenty of great options to ease yourself into the first day of vacation!

Here’s your “post check in” itinerary for your winter visit to Mountain View Lodge & Resort.

1. Unpack & Settle In

Settling in

One surefire way to get your vacation off to a great start is to make your space yours! Now’s a great time to unpack your belongings, hang your clothes, and set out your toiletries. 

No more rifling through your bag for a wrinkled dinner shirt. Trust us, future you will say “Thank you!”

2. Treat Your Furry Friends

Dog treat

Did you know The Lodge is dog-friendly? We love our furry companions and want to make sure they feel just as spoiled as you do when you visit us. 

We keep dog treats on hand at the front desk. Just ask, and we’ll ensure your pup is well cared for before you set out on the town!

3. Grab Coffee at Local Grounds

Local Grounds

You may need a little extra kick before starting your afternoon in Manson! Lucky for you, Local Grounds Coffee Company is located directly across from Mountain View Lodge & Resort.

Make the short walk to Local Grounds for a full coffee bar, a selection of house-made pastries, acai bowls, and an assortment of toasts and breakfast bites.

4. Enjoy Lunch & Libations at Twisted Cork

Twisted Cork

Just a hop, skip, and a jump from Local Grounds is Twisted Cork & Taphouse. You may have worked up more of an appetite by now, making this the perfect post-coffee stop-in!

At Twisted Cork, you’ll find a full wine and beer menu featuring Lake Chelan wines and regional beers, seltzers, and ciders on tap. They also have unique international wine options for those looking to “travel” out of the country!

Their diverse food menu includes everything from chicken wings to salads to gourmet pizzas and burgers. You won’t be left wanting for options, and you’ll certainly leave feeling satiated!

5. Go Wine Tasting Downtown

Wine tasting at Rio Vista

Now that you’re plenty full, it’s time to explore the wineries of downtown Manson! Across from The Lodge and a short walk from Twisted Cork, you’ll find Rio Vista Wines at The Cabin. It’s an especially cozy spot to taste or sip on a glass of red on a cold winter day.

And that’s just one of many options. There are seven unique tasting rooms within walking distance of The Lodge. Ask our friendly front desk staff for a wine map to help guide you along your tasting journey!

Make Yourself At Home At The Lodge

Chillin at The Lodge

After a full afternoon of wining & dining in Manson, treat yourself to a bit of rest and relaxation back at The Lodge.

Check out our lobby for board games, entertainment, and beverages, including coffee and hot chocolate, and beer and wine for purchase. Our hot tub is also open and ready for all your relaxation needs!

Book online or call us today to reserve your winter getaway to the Lake Chelan Valley. We look forward to hosting you!