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Transportation to the Lodge at Stehekin

GETTING TO STEHEKIN:  We love our isolation, but it takes some extra planning for our guests.  To get to Stehekin our guests must plan to take The Lady of the Lake (boat ferry) or Stehekin Ferry from Chelan, You can also hike the  beautiful 23-mile from Highway 20 to High Bridge where you hop on the red bus to Stehekin.”

The Lodge at Stehekin is nestled on the glacial-formed Lake Chelan in the remote, unspoiled wilderness of the North Cascade Mountains in Central Washington and is only accessible by boat and hiking trails. Be sure to make arrangements for transportation before your trip.

Though some adventurers choose to make the long, rugged hike to the Lodge, most come by ferry boat or private boat.

Lady of the Lake Passenger Ferries

Lady of the Lake provides year-round transportation to the Lodge at Stehekin. Both ferries have morning departures and leave from the town of Chelan.

The Lady II transports you in style and takes a leisurely 4-hour journey. It can accommodate 285 passengers and offers a spacious deck for outdoor viewing of the beautiful picture postcard panorama.

The Lady Express can accommodate up to 130 passengers and offers a faster trip on the lake, making the cruise to Stehekin in 2.5 hours. The Lady Express may be a faster boat, but you can still enjoy the views and narration.

Full Schedules and Fares

Stehekin Ferry

SunnyJo, a 32-passenger catamaran ferry, is the flagship of the Stehekin Ferry fleet. She travels from Stehekin to Fields Point Landing on the South Shore of Lake Chelan once per day, all year-round.

Heading up to Holden? Pre-arrange a stop at Lucerne Landing to head up to Holden or Prince Creek to tackle the famous Lakeshore Trail. We can also stop at most private or public docks along the way, just be sure to give us a call before you book your tickets.

Full Schedules and Fares

While Staying at The Lodge of Stehekin

Ride The Red Bus:

Operated by the North Cascades Lodge at Stehekin, the Red Bus provides both scenic tours to Rainbow Falls and shuttle service around the Stehekin area. The Red Buses are “heritage style” tour buses that feature ceiling windows for optimal viewing of the spectacular North Cascades scenery. See schedule →

Rainbow Falls Tours:

During peak season, the Red Bus will take you on a 50-minute tour to the breathtaking 312-foot Rainbow Falls. Bus tours leave from Stehekin Landing twice daily and are narrated by a park ranger of the lower Stehekin Valley. Tour departures coincide with the arrival of Lady of the Lake passenger ferries. See schedule →