What to do in Stehekin…

With this great location surrounded by the majesty of the North Cascades National Park, there are all sorts of wonderful adventures waiting for you, including…


Go out for a guided tour of the head of Lake Chelan. You’ll paddle across old Stehekin, and off to see the Native American Pictographs. (For more TOUR info, click here.)

Rental kayaks may also be available at Silver Bay Inn or the Stehekin Landing.

Horseback Rides

Enjoy the beauty of the Stehekin Valley from the back of a horse! Guided trail rides take you along a scenic route to Coon Lake with breath-taking views along the way. Click here for more information.


Fishing opportunities abound in Stehekin. The river is a great place to try your hand at fly fishing, or you can test out a float tube on Coon Lake. Guides are happy to take you to the best spots, and have all the gear you will need to make the big catch! Click here for more information.


Bicycles are a great way to see the Stehekin Valley! Bring your own, rent one here. Discovery Bikes has quality mountain bikes for rent at the Landing area, or try an Electric Bike from Stehekin Valley Ranch.


Whether you are looking for a nice stroll through the woods, or an epic climb to the top of a mountain, the Stehekin Valley has all sorts of dayhikes to meet your needs. Click here for information about some of the most popular hikes.

Other Attractions in Stehekin…

“The Garden” is an organic garden with local fruits and vegetables as well as local honey, syrup, and goat cheese. Yum! Located across the street from this cabin.

The Stehekin Pastry Co. (aka. “The Bakery”) – Awesome local bakery! Whether you are looking for a sweet treat or a hearty sandwich and cup of soup, you can’t make a bad choice here. They also have a selection of ice cream which hits the spot on a hot summer day. With it’s central location, The Bakery is a great spot for breakfast and lunch, as well as a welcoming hang out between meals. It is an easy walk (about 1/4 mile) from this cabin.

The Old School was used as a one room schoolhouse until 1989. Now it is open as an historical museum. It is about 1.5 up valley from this cabin.

Rainbow Falls is an impressive 312′ waterfall located 1.5 miles upvalley from this cabin. Definitely worth checking out!

Buckner Orchard The Buckner family started this apple orchard. Eventually, the family sold it to the National Park Service which has continued to maintain the trees. Visitors are welcome to visit anytime, and even pick the apples in season. In October, there is a “Harvest Festival” where locals and visitors alike are welcome to come pick apples and make cider in the old fasioned cider presses. Always a lot of fun!
Located 2 miles up valley from this cabin.

Stehekin Valley Ranch – A great place to go for dinner! The Ranch serves up some great home cooked meals in a friendly and laid back atmosphere. Horseback Rides and Electric Bike Rentals can also be found at the Ranch. Stehekin Valley Ranch is located 7 miles up-valley from this cabin.