|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
This two bedroom, one and a half bath loft-style guest house provides the ultimate vacation in wine country for up to two couples or a small family. Airy and spacious, the large main living area offers breathtaking views overlooking our vineyard and Lake Chelan, leather couches, a large screen television, stainless steel dining table for up to eight, eating bar with stools for four and a kitchen large enough (and equipped) to create something as simple as toast or an elaborate multi-course meal. The main floor also offers a full-sized laundry room, powder room, and French doors leading out to a private garden space just steps from the vineyard. Upstairs are two beautifully appointed bedrooms featuring queen beds each with a flat screen television, Sealy Posturepedic Beds, Pottery Barn Linens and unparalleled views. This floor features a large bathroom with double sinks, shower and bathtub.
Ever since our first visit to Chelan in 2009, we’ve been enamored by Nefarious Cellars. It’s not just the wine (which is delicious) but also the craftsmen architecture of the winery, the pastoral setting and, most importantly Heather and Dean and their warm hospitality. I remember saying “now this is where I would love to stay” when I first saw the spectacular view of the lake from their tasting room and patio. Who knew that someday we would actually be able to stay there?
Now, just to be clear: We are very picky travelers. We always stay in the best hotels and don’t typically like to stay in people’s homes. Airbnb and VRBO are just not our thing. We decided this past Fourth of July to stay in Lake Chelan for the holiday. While researching options we received the best news from Nefarious: they were opening up the winery residence for guests. The interior pictures looked amazing and we jumped at the chance – even though staying at someone’s house was not our typical way of doing vacations.
It turned out to be one of the best Fourth of July weekends we’ve ever had. When we got there, we were welcomed by a gift basket of snacks and wine. Dean and Heather thoughtfully left out chalk for our young boys to draw pictures out on the patio. The accommodations are spectacular: impeccably-designed interior, a barbeque for those nights when you just feel like cooking at home, fabulous views of the vineyard and Lake Chelan, and a super fun large yard and play structure for the kids. We were pleasantly surprised to find out that their patio was one of the best places to watch the fireworks! We returned over Labor Day weekend, having had so much fun over the Fourth of July.
We have already booked stays for 2015. Nefarious is now officially our family’s get-away spot in Chelan and will be as long as they’ll have us. I almost fear writing this review because it might make it harder for us to get the weekends we want in the future!
The views from the front windows are breathtaking and sets the tone for the rest of the property. The rooms are spacious, the kitchen is large and well appointed, and the vineyards provide a wonderful place to walk and explore. We were here in the winter with 6+ inches of snow to play in, which was perfect for the kids. The tasting room was closed for the season so the property was extremely peaceful and relaxing. Downtown is a quick 5 minute drive away so anything you need is easy and convenient.
This was our first time here and we liked it so much we scheduled our next stay before we left!
-Superb location, Check!
-Comfortable, clean house with amenities, Yep!
-Kind owner, Yes sir!
-Bottle of wine in the fridge, Sounds good!
Thanks for a great experience. I would definitely recommend it.
Over the past few years as a Nefarious wine club members, we have gotten to know the owners a bit and the area. Dean and Heather are such wonderful and kind people. So, we decided to stay at their guest house this year. We are so happy that we did so, amazing house..very elegant convenient and comfortable, close by to many locations around town...not that you need to leave the property. We loved our stay and will definitely be back again. Thank you.
We had an extraordinary experience at this property and are already hoping to plan a return next summer. Gorgeous accommodations—the guest house is really big and well-kept and everything is of excellent quality and in really good condition. The incredible grounds are yours after the winery’s tasting hours. We loved sitting on the deck and drinking wine. Kitchen is great for cooking. What can I say? Amazing. Heather returned our deposit quickly and the whole experience was just great.
Great location is close to town, wineries, and other recreation. Owners Heather and Dean made us feel very welcome and were very attentive to any needs. We loved the beautiful views from every window. The guest house is kept very clean and in excellent condition. We enjoyed the open living space of the main level, and loft bedrooms above. The two bedrooms share one upper bathroom. The main level half-bathroom is generously sized with laundry included. Nefarious has long been one of our favorite Chelan wineries, and now the guest house in the vineyard is cherished too. Thank you Neffs!
Winery rental properties are rare enough, but this one delivers in so many ways compared to other offerings in the area. The house and winery sit on top of a tall sloping hill and has great views of the lake, vineyards and surrounding area. Sunrise and sunset have equally beautiful moments to treasure each day. The house is just outside of town and just across the street from a fantastic organic produce market. Neighboring wineries are very close by and easily accessible. The guest house is very upscale with a huge kitchen. It was just the two of us, but this place would be ideal for two couples. As others have mentioned, during peak seasons and winery operating hours, there can be a lot of people hanging out on the patio and some of the windows face this area, but privacy is easily maintained. Lastly, the owners are extremely kind and gracious people who were so very welcoming, even in the midst of their busiest time of year, harvest! We are looking forward to going back!
|Refundable Damage Deposit||£400|
|Cleaning Fee||£108 + Tax|