City of Stehekin

Date Visited:   Sunday, July 27, 2003
Visited With:   Michelle & Tacoma Jenn
County:   Chelan

Visitors come by boat or float plane to experience the fjord-like valley surrounded by 8,000 ft peaks offering fine lodging, outdoor activities and over 100 years of history at the head-waters of Lake Chelan. There are no roads to Stehekin. Step back in time ... no freeways, no TV, a one room school, a single community phone, and nature's glory all around. This friendly community borders the North Cascades National Park and invites you to share this rare valley lost in time.

We visited Stehekin in the middle of the summer and the temps reached over 100 degrees. Talk about hot. But that did not deter us from enjoying ourselves immensely. The ferry ride up is breath taking and the lodge is quaint and well-maintained.  There's a restaurant at the lodge which serves a reduced menu, but everything was tasty.  

The best part of our trip to Stehekin was the bakery. It's about two miles to the north, but well worth the walk. 
Or better yet, rent a bicycle. Stehekin offers the best remote getaway in Washington State. For more information visit:

Chelan County
Chelan County's Web Site
3rd Largest County - County Seat: Wenatchee
county map

Chelan County, a land of scenic Cascade Mountains, irrigated valleys and Columbia River terraces, is located in north central Washington. "Chelan" is an Indian name meaning "deep water", given to a large glacial lake which is a scenic feature. The county was created by the Washington State Legislature on March 13, 1899.