What to do and see in Manson, United States: The Best Places and Tips

July 26, 2017 Toi Mattera

Manson is an unincorporated community and census-designated place in Chelan County in the U.S. state of Washington. It was named in 1912 for Manson F. Backus, president of the Lake Chelan Land Company. Manson is located in the north-central portion of the state on the north shore of Lake Chelan, approximately 7 miles (11 km) northwest of the city of Chelan.
Restaurants in Manson

1. Benson Vineyards Estate Winery

754 Winesap Ave, Manson, WA 98831-9581 +1 509-687-0313
Excellent
73%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 70 reviews

Benson Vineyards Estate Winery

Reviewed By Ruth S - Bellevue, Washington

A beautiful setting for wine tasting! Enjoyed tasting multiple wines and purchased a few of them too. Jeff was our server...very personable and fun! Would love to return!

2. Lake Chelan

Lake Chelan Marina, Chelan, WA 98816 +1 509-682-7245
Excellent
77%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 265 reviews

Lake Chelan

This scenic lake is best known for its sunbathing, water sports and fishing.

Reviewed By locosd40 - Spokane, Washington

Crystal clear lake and super cold. Plenty to do around the lake such as visiting wineries, eating at the many many restaurants and simply walking among the historic downtown shops. enjoy

3. Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards

300 Ivan Morse Rd, Manson, WA 98831-9468 +1 509-687-3000
Excellent
70%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 82 reviews

Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards

Lake Chelan wine country at its best! Try the delicious reds and crisp whites on the beautiful patio at Hard Row to Hoe Vineyards. A family-owned, boutique winery specializing in small-batch processing and creating premium wines. Named in the Top 22 Tasting Rooms in Washington. Stop in and see why! Now open in Leavenworth too!

Reviewed By Lonnie R - Seattle, Washington

We ventured out during our Chelan visit to a few wineries. Hard Row was an excellent stop. We met Don Phelps, one of the owners, and he entertained us with stories about how the winery was started, the branding for the wines and the decor in the tasting room. Highly entertaining story. We purchased Chardonnay, Cab Franc, Syrah, Miss de Miner and Land Ho! Their port wine was superb so bought a few bottles of that....yum! On a sunny day, enjoy the views of the area while tasting their wines.

4. Slidewaters

Chelan, WA +1 509-682-5751
Excellent
66%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 174 reviews

Slidewaters

A waterslide park.

Reviewed By foodetravlr - Washington State

We arrived when the park opened to claim a good spot for the day. Discounts can often be found on Groupon or Livingsocial. You can bring in food and drinks (no glass or hard coolers). Great slides and lazy river! Wonderful employees, very clean park.Foodetravlr- Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. With you handle of Foode... I was hoping you had tried some of ours and had a thought or two. Maybe next time. Have a great day.

5. Wapato Point Cellars

200 N Quetilquasoon Rd, Manson, WA 98831-9667 +1 509-687-4000
Excellent
49%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 23 reviews

Wapato Point Cellars

Reviewed By dtowndandy - Bellevue, Washington

On our cascade loop trip, we stopped at both Nefarious and Wapato. Nefarious was nice and had good wine, but Wapato was our favorite! Having the restaurant/patio portion helped with the overall ambiance and outside the kids played for hours while we leisurely had a tasting, glass of wine and the cheese plate. Staff was friendly, knowledgeable and the wine was De-licious!

6. Rootwood Cider Co

45 Wapato Way, Manson, WA 98831-9210 +1 509-888-7215
Excellent
80%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 10 reviews

Rootwood Cider Co

Reviewed By WeAlwaysWAnder - Olympia, Washington

This is a great stop for a change of pace from the winery visits in the area. The day we stopped they had a flight sampler of 4 different ciders and it was hard to pick a favorite! They all had their own standout flavors - perfect combinations of crispness, tartness, sweetness & honey. The atmosphere is great for enjoying a glass while visiting with friends both inside and outside on the sunny patio. It was very cool to hear the family story from one of the pourers, they have a great vision on how to bring the apple farm into the modern day by adding a cider producing and tasting room. Very worth a visit - we will be back to sample more tastes and glasses on future visits to the area!

7. Echo Valley Ski Area

491 Cooper Gulch Rd, Manson, WA 98831 +1 509-682-3503
Excellent
37%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
36%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 11 reviews

Echo Valley Ski Area

Reviewed By Richard R - Mukilteo, Washington

A nice family oriented ski area. But only if you are learning. The rope tows are a challenge for little kids - and you better rent glove protectors or plan on new gloves after the day of skiing. Nice lodge and friendly staff.

8. Lady of the Lake

1418 W Woodin Ave, Chelan, WA 98816-9150 +1 509-682-4584
Excellent
57%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

Lady of the Lake

Reviewed By Ilikefinefood

We took the Lady of the Lake to Stehekin for the day trip ( fast boat ) out on Chelan. The views were amazing and the history given by the staff on the ride were appreciated and full of details. The boat has hot coffee, cider and a few snacks. It is handicap accessible and has a bathroom that is good sized. The seating area was comfy and heated. We stopped at Fields Landing, Lucerne & then Stehekin. We checked web sites, reviews etc prior to leaving today. The lack of updates is not the Lady’s fault ~ however EVERYTHING in Stehekin was closed when we arrived & we had anticipated having lunch at the bakery. So we get there & this is an all day trip and now no food. I know it’s our job to check ~ but it would be GREAT if there were updates in the lobby in Chelan ~ or the ticket sales lady provided customers with some idea of what to expect on arrival. That’s my one tip ~ pack a lunch for the picnic area and soak up the view! Good for all ages and all times of the year, well worth it!

9. Radiance Winery

546 Klate Rd, Manson, WA 98831-9747 +1 509-687-4142
Excellent
72%
Good
14%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
14%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 7 reviews

Radiance Winery

Reviewed By akittynamedtabitha - Woodinville, Washington

We only like sweet wines so we normally buy by the glass.

Rose = $8.00 Very Nice
Viognier = $8.00 Very Nice

They are open Thursday through Monday from 12pm- 6pm.

It is a little ways off highway 150 between Manson and Chelan WA. There is a nice outdoor seating area to relax and hold enjoyable conversations. Most tables were in the sun, but their is a very large umbrella covering a few tables. Inside there is a small gift area, seating and game at which to spend time during your tasting experience.

The staff were knowledgeable, friendly and helpful with our questions.

10. Chelan Ridge Winery

900 Swartout Rd, Manson, WA 98831-9221 +1 509-687-4455
Excellent
75%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
0%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 4 reviews

Chelan Ridge Winery

Reviewed By busconi - Washington State

The views from the tasting room are spectacular...down to the lake and the mountains beyond. The owners were there and we sure enjoyed their company. Lynn is the winemaker...wine education from WSU, and Henry takes care of the vineyard and spins tales to all the customers. A former NW Airlines pilot, he has some great stories to tell. Both Lynn and Henry are great to talk to and have a passion for the wine they make. We loved their white merlot....I know, I never heard of it before either, but it is soooo tasty....great with Thai food. Tasting room if very comfortable, plenty of seating indoors and out, ample parking. Chelan Ridge is one of the many great wineries here in our Chelan area.

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