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Premier Chalet Home Located on Desirable Williams Lake - Williams Lake Retreat

People12
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type chalet
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights

Overview


Details
Property
chalet
People
12
Bedrooms
2
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
1 - 2 nights

Description

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday chalet in Cheney - Fischer's Home

2 bedrooms, 2 full baths, sleeps 8 -10

Our home is on a premier location at Williams Lake. The home offers 110 feet of lakefront and includes a dock for you to moor a boat and jet skis. With Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge just minutes away you will always have wildlife to enjoy. The lake itself is like a human refuge from the craziness of city life, yet in just a few heart beats civilization is there for you if the need arises. Even on weekends you never feel like you arrived at the zoo, and on week days it’s extremely peaceful. The lake is perfect for the weekend warrior and/or the person who prefers to relax and enjoy the rugged natural beauty. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or the ultimate family vacation, this is it! The property includes; hot tub, fire pit, and many more amenities. Top Rated Fishing Lake. Bicycling is real popular also in the area. There are two resorts that offer great restaurants and weekend entertainment starting the opening day of fishing season (last weekend in April) through the rest of summer. Williams Lake is truly an oasis for everyone.

We provide all the linens, towels, paper towels, T.P. and the kitchen is fully stocked. Gas for the grille is provided also. Wifi, Satellite, and phone (local calls) included. Bottom-line this is a turnkey destination home.

The house is an open floor plan. We do have two bedrooms. Master Bedroom can have combined twin beds to make a king, or kept as two separate beds. Before you arrive please inform us of your preference. The upstairs bedroom has 4 twin beds, one separate and the other three beds are a bunk with a trendel.

The other beds provided are two queen hide-away beds and a queen size futon.

If someone would like to pitch a tent outside that’s fine, just make us aware so we shut off the irrigation sprinklers.

We are entering into our 4th year in offering our home to rent. Every year we continue to have more and more return guest. Many guests will be returning for their 4th or 5th time. Every year we reinvest back into the property trying to make everyone's stay better than the last time.

Wild Life:

As mention, Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge is nearby. The Refuge is open year round from dawn until dusk and has many walking and biking paths to enjoy nature at it's best. But frankly you don't have to go there to enjoy God's creatures. From the property you will enjoy Osprey's, turkey vultures, geese, swans, cranes, hawks, mallard ducks, humming birds and even the occasional Bald Eagle or during the winter Golden Eagles. That's just naming a few of the 200 plus feathery friends you'll likely see. Deer, elk, and moose can be commonly seen. There is an abundance of other creatures but typically they are only heard not seen (coyotes). Go to the Turnbull Wildlife Website to find more info.

Weather:

Four full distinguished seasons.

Summer - Spokane means 'Children of the Sun' in the local native language. Unlike Western Washington this part of the state is warm and dry during the summer. Because the area is surrounded by the mountains you can generally count on good weather during the summer months. Day time temperature highs from Mid June to Mid September generally are between 80-90 degrees. Ocassionally we may have a few weeks where we are pushing 100 degrees, but it’s a dry heat so even then it’s still bearable. Low’s during the summer drop to around 60 degrees (Perfect for night time swimming or pitching a tent and sleeping outside). Lake temperature during the summer hovers between 70 -82 degrees.

Fall – Most locals will tell you we love this time of year. September and October it rarely rains and the day time temperatures still hover between 70-80 degrees. The overnight lows are less predictable but early fall the temperatures range in the 50’s. By October you will start to see the changing of the colors and the best sunsets start to happen this time year. September is especially a great month, lake is still warm, fishing season is still open and kids are in school. So the lake is extremely peaceful and the wild life starts to be more abundant.

Winter – We will receive our share of snow and the lake will generally be frozen by the 1st of the year. The ice on the lake in January and February will be thick enough for ice-skating and even for snow-mobiles. The roads are well maintained, and snow plows will keep on top of it so access to town isn’t a chore.

Spring – By mid-March the ice is gone on the lake. This time of year the weather is the most unpredictable. March through May you might get summer like conditions but most often this is our wet season. Temperatures range between 50-70 degrees. Once you get to the month of May though you will generally get pockets of warm weather where you’ll see 80 degrees, but very unpredictable.

Water Craft Recreation:

Small to mid size boats up to 22ft are the ideal size for this lake. If you have a raft, canoe, kayak, row boat, small sail boat, modest fishing boat or the tricked out luxury ski boat you'll find this lake will give you hours and hours of enjoyment. We do provide a paddle boat for your pleasure. And our neighbors rent their kayaks or canoe for a modest fee. And both resorts have fishing boats with small motors for rent. This lake offers fantastic water recreation. Williams Lake is annually rated one of the best trout fishing lakes in the region, even if you don't have a boat we have caught our limits off our dock more often than not. Please note that neither resort on Williams Lake offers gasoline for your boat. We do offer several 5 gallon gas cans for your use, and when I'm able I will go to town to fill them up to save you the trip. Public access to launch your boat is open from dawn to dusk (Need Discovery Pass) or you can pay a small fee at the local resorts for their launching facilities. Just a side note water planes due occasionally land on the lake, so if you like to bring yours it is an option.

Columbia Plateau Bike Trail:

The Columbia Plateau Trail runs 130 miles between Cheney, Washington, and Pasco, Washington, on an abandoned rail bed. Parts of this trail are near by and can be connected to on many of the roads in the area.

Our Pet Policy:

Pets are family!!! We do charge a fee for fluffy and we do ask if your breed sheds more than average to please help with picking up hair or fur. Obviously needs to be house trained and listens to your commands. Yard by lake is enclosed, but if they are a water lover they will have free access to lake so be mindful of that.

Restaurants:

There are two fabulous restaurants at each end of the lake. 'The Bistro' is within walking distance of the property. Xanny's is a five minute drive or boat ride away. Both are apart of their respective resorts The Bistro ( Klink's Williams Lake Resort) and Xanny's (Bunker's). Each provide their own specialties. Customers are known to drive for many miles to indulge in these establishments. Check their web-sites for further details.

Cheney (15 Minutes):

Cheney is home of Eastern Washington University and is a small town which provides a variety of amenities. Grocery stores, bars, and terrific eateries. During the second weekend of July, Cheney host one the largest Rodeo's in the region that brings tons of cowboys and cowgirls from all over. Yee Haw!!!

Spokane (35 Minutes):

Spokane was the home of the 1974 World's Fair. This world class city is the Gem of the Inland Northwest. If a night on the town is desired your needs can be fulfilled. Riverfront Park is considered one of the most family friendly environments in the United States. The Spokane Falls, during the spring, are a must and can be enjoyed from the bridges or from the Gondolas directly above or from several fine dining restaurants.

Within a short drive from Spokane, 33 golf courses, 11 wineries, five ski resorts, five major national parks, the Columbia River gorge, and the Grand Coulee Dam. Spokane is home to annual events and attractions that draw people from the surrounding area. Every year in May, Spokane hosts the Lilac Festival, which features many events including the Armed Forces Torchlight Parade held the third Sunday of May. The Lilac Bloomsday Run, held on the first Sunday of each May, is a 7.46-mile (12.01 km) race competitive runners, as well as walkers, that typically draws about 45,000 participants. Hoopfest is held the last weekend in June, and has a variety of participants, from kids, teens, and adults to former college and NBA players, in their respective brackets.

Family:

Our family has been coming and/or living at/to Williams Lake for over forty years, and just over twenty years ago our parents built this Chalet style home for their retirement. It is our desire to share our parents home with you to enjoy and build memories of your own at Williams Lake. It's our sincerest hope to provide the best possible experience for you; whether you are looking for a family vacation, romantic getaway, small reunion place for friends and family, or just a place to escape.

We do allow you to book more than a year out with just $100 reservation fee.

If we are booked for the dates you desire please feel free to inform me. I will keep you posted if it opens up. Plus I may have other options available that might fulfill your needs.

To all who choose to stay with us thank you and to our returning guest we look forward to your return for many years to come. We can't even begin to express how grateful we are for your

patronage.

Management:

Management does live on-site next door in the addition but privacy is totally respected. But if a need arises help is seconds away.

Improvements:

Partial list of some Improvements past 6 years: New Hot Tub, Added HD TV's, installed 550 gallon reverve water tank, updated Master Bath, New bed(s) in master bedroom. New appliances. New Futon.

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Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered

Owner
Fischer Family
Member since: 2011
Speaks Spanish, Mandarin, Korean
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2016
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About Fischer Family

This home was our parents retirement home. Our father passed on a few years ago. We three kids and our mother decided we wanted to share our home with you, so you too may make lasting memories and so we could maintain the property and make improvements each year.

Fischer Family purchased this chalet in 1989

Why Fischer Family chose Washington

Our father eyed this piece of land for several years. He dreamed of building his retirement home on it. In 1987 around opening day of fishing season his dream came true. Two years later our parents built their dream home. Dad would have been satisfied with a double wide trailer, you have mom to thank for the chalet. LOL. The house is perched on a solid piece of rock. As anyone who has been to or stayed at our place will tell you, you'll be hard pressed to find a better location on the lake. Your view looks straight down the lake and you are just a couple minutes walk from the Resort during the summer months.

What makes this chalet unique

Williams Lake is generally regarded as one of the best trout lakes in all of Washington. Best time to fish is from opening day to mid-June. Once the water warms up to around 80 degrees fishing is still good, but the skiers and wakeboarders start to take over. The greatest benefit about Williams Lake is the lake is 80-85% surrounded by cliffs. So the natural beauty hasn't changed much in the last 100 years. Plus the lake is never over-populated. Even on the weekends you never feel you arrived at the zoo, and during the week days you feel the lake is almost completely yours. We are entering into our 4th year of renting our home and we have thoroughly been overjoyed with our guest responses. At this point, most of our guest have stayed with us several times. Some will be back for their 5th time in just 4 years. Every year we try to improve our guest experience.

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(45 traveller reviews)

Premier Chalet Home Located on Desirable Williams Lake - Williams Lake Retreat
average rating of 4.822222 based on 45 reviews
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5

Good Medicine

  • 5 of 5

This was our third stay during the Thanksgiving weekend. The changes in weather each time have been great. The property is lovely and offers a great deal. I can see how this would be the ultimate place for a family in the summertime. There is a fire pit in the yard that is right by the water and lots of water toys and life vests available to keep your young'uns safe. The lake is stocked and fishing is reputed as great during the warm months. The house is perched at the end of the lake and has a wonderful view from the home and the levels of deck space and yard. There is a recently-updated kitchen. The kitchen and pantry are amazing with A LOT of space. The owners are near by and very respectful of your time spent there. Seahawks fans will be very comfortable here. ;) Direct tv offers much in viewing pleasures. As we were there again during holiday football games, my husband and dad were thrilled with the ability to see what they wanted to see while mom and I prepared culinary delights in that fabulous kitchen. Across the street is a natural setting that yields wonderful exploring, dog walking and shows evidence of many critters living there. There was a flicker and several other birds that visited the trees right outside of the home. There are many birds to watch if that is your thing. Keep in mind we were there in the colder time of year and it had much to offer. There is a piano, a huge variety of games, puzzles, and pellet stove. Again, I can imagine how this place could be a little slice of wonderfulness in the warmer months.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Felt like HOME!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing surprise birthday weekend at the Fischer cabin! Exceptional customer service, super clean inside and out and they even added a special Birthday note for my 12 year old son! It was truly the perfect trip! The backyard backs right up to the lake which makes for the perfect touch! Home has everything you need to make your trip memorable! I can't thank the Fischer family enough for sharing their family home with us!! We will definitely be back!

The Vasquez Family of 6

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  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
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4

Clean, great setting, very peaceful, great owners

  • 4 of 5

The only thing that kept us from giving a 5 star was the beds available not in the bedrooms...those are getting too old and are quite uncomfortable. But our stay was great and we had a great time.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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5

wonderful place

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time and the place was beautiful

  • Review Submitted: Oct 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
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5

Great place great view great host

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a place for a family reunion and to be close to Pullman for a football game. I was concerned with distance . Turned out to be a bonus. Only 75-80 minutes easy drive to Pullman.Parking plentiful for family and friends. 15 minutes to Cheney all you need groceries and entertainment. Our host were gracious very none intrusive, unless we needed a question answered then response quick. They had canoes and kayaks for rent very reasonable. Multi deck home overlooking the lake . Could not have been nicer. All you need for a great week. Couldn't say more good things. Views,wildlife,ease of access and peace and tranquility in October. Think would be fun in summer with resorts close by. Should be top on your list. Fun for all. Thanks for sharing your great place.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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5

Perfectly situated on the lake, everything you need.

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for three nights and had a great time on the lake. Everything you need is there. Tons of room, beautiful view, water access. The kitchen is outfitted with everything and the open plan is very nice. There are games, movies, etc. Klink's resort is right around the corner and had live music that weekend. Kelly (the owner) was very helpful and available for any questions. The welcome book explains everything and provides phone numbers and suggestions and tips for the area. Beautiful, spacious lake property, and we enjoyed it thoroughly! Thank you!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
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Location

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Spokane International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
Bunkers or Klink's
Nearest Motorway
20 Miles
Interstate 90
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Klink's or Bunkers
Car: necessary

Williams Lake is just minutes away from Turnbull National Wildlife Refuge which means there is an abundance of natural wildlife always around. The lake is just 20 minutes Southwest of Cheney and 45 minutes from downtown Spokane. It’s only 4 ½ hours drive from the Seattle area.

The lake is approximately 320 acres and is surrounded by better than 80 percent cliffs offering beautiful scenery plus a quiet environment. Unlike many Eastern Washington lakes that are fed by mountain streams or rivers Williams Lake is primarily fed by underground springs. This means the water will warm up to an enjoyable refreshing temperature during the summer. Water skiing, jet skiing, swimming and tubing generally is in full swing by Memorial Weekend. Fishing season begins at the end of April and closes the last day of September.

The house is actually located on the premier location on the lake, the upper end facing down the lake. There are two excellent resorts on each end of the lake.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday chalet in Cheney, Northeast Washington

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Winter 2016-2017
1 Oct 2016 - 27 Apr 2017
1 night minimum stay
£189
for 1 night
From
£116
From
£137
Fri,Sat
£846
£3,078
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Opening Day - May
28 Apr 2017 - 25 May 2017
2 night minimum stay
£468
for 2 nights
From
£198
From
£215
Fri,Sat
£1,146
£3,508
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Peak Season 2017
26 May 2017 - 4 Sep 2017
2 night minimum stay
£520
for 2 nights
From
£223
From
£258
Fri,Sat
£1,601
£5,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter 2017-2018
1 Oct 2017 - 26 Apr 2018
1 night minimum stay
£189
for 1 night
From
£116
From
£150
Fri,Sat
£846
£3,078
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
£520
for 2 nights
From
£223
From
£258
Fri,Sat
£1,601
£5,225
 
Notes: Rates are based on 8 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £16 + Tax
Refundable Damage Deposit £199
Cleaning Fee £68 + Tax
Tax Rate 8.1%

July & August advanced bookings we require a minimum of 7 night stay.
Special events: Weddings Corporate Outings, Youth Groups or Church functions are allowed and pricing is made on a case by case basis depending on length of time and amount of guest. We will consider 1 night stays from September - April.
Typical check in time is 4-5PM and checkout time is 11AM-12PM. Exceptions can be made.

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday chalet in Cheney, USA

Property Type:
  • chalet
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 1850 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Telescope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Main Level
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Upstairs
  • The main bathroom has access from the Master bedroom and living area.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Bedroom 2 - 4 Single Bed , Upstairs
    Loft - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Upstairs
    Master Bedroom - Main Level - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , Master Bedroom. The king bed can be split into twins
  • There are two bedrooms one on each level, but there are two queen size hide-a-beds also on each level, plus a queen size futon. You can comfortably sleep 8. The master bedroom offers a king size bed, but can be split into 2 twin beds if that is preferred. The upstairs bedroom has 4 twin size beds; bunk bed with a trundle and one other separate twin size bed. There is room for more but you'll need to bring your own arrangements. We do have room for people to bring a RV (32' or smaller) and park it in the driveway if that is something that might meet your needs, electric hookup is available.
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Table Football
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Piano
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Barbecue
  • Boat ...
  • Boat Dock
  • Garden
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Pedal Boat
  • Sand Pit
  • Terrace
  • veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Skis
  • Wood Decking
  • 8 garden chairs
  • 8 deck chairs
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • forests
  • library
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • sailing
  • diving
  • snorkelling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There is a hot tub that can comfortably fit 4. The lawn next to the lake is fairly sizable so plenty of room to play catch or play games. You will have access to the garage and be able to park one vehicle inside if you desire to. The drive way is spacious and can easily park 5 cars or RV. Basketball hoop in the driveway. The house is very open and great for entertaining. If you would like to host a small church retreat, and/or business meeting all of these activities are very easy to manage on the property. The lawn by the lake is fenced in so you can allow your well behaved dog off the leash. There is a sand pit next to the lake as well as a large fire pit, great for roasting marshmallows and telling ghost stories while listening to the coyotes howl off in the distance. Williams Lake is regularly rated one of the top trout fishing lakes in Washington. The dock can easily fit a 20ft boat, plus jet skis. Swimming, water skiing, kayaking, canoing, are all popular activities.

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