We hope you all had a wonderful holiday last week. We sure enjoyed a magical white Christmas over at Marina’s Edge, one of the favorite Lake Chelan resorts. As 2015 comes to a close, we’re starting to look forward to what lies ahead in the New Year.
We know it can be tough to keep resolutions after even just a few weeks in January, so instead of testing your self control, we figured we’d make your life a little easier and help you have a guilt-free vacation. There’s no need to worry about maintaining your New Years resolutions while visiting Lake Chelan; here are four you’ll have no problem keeping:
1. Make time to relax.
We know 2015 has been a busy year, so in the New Year, make time for some much needed R&R. The quaint lakeside village of Manson has fully transformed into a winter paradise with small town charm, crisp alpine air, and stunning natural scenery that will have you rejuvenated in no time and ready to take on the New Year.
If you’re feeling adventurous, check out the new fad Snowga, where you’ll start with calming yoga before heading off on a guided snowshoe trek through the mountains, with stops to do yoga poses in the snow. Yoga can have incredible benefits on your stress level and overall emotional state, and you just can’t beat our alpine setting. Along the way you’ll also enjoy hot yogi tea, snowy scenic views, and additional time to relax and rejuvenate with more yoga at the end.
2. Get fit.
With a variety of snow sports in full swing, it will be hard not to maintain fitness when you visit Marina’s Edge or any of the other Lake Chelan resorts. Between skiing, snowboarding, sledding, tubing, and more, there really is something for everyone.
If speeding down hills isn’t quite your cup of tea, you can also check out the annual Snowshoe race on Sunday, January 24. This run/walk includes both a 5k and 10k for all ages and is perfect for getting fit along the beautiful ridges along Lake Chelan while enjoying time with family or friends. There’s no excuse not to keep your fitness resolution if you’re in town for this.
3. Rekindle the romance.
Remember that romantic getaway you’ve been putting off for ages? Make that a priority in the 2016. Marina’s Edge is perched on a hill directly across from 55-mile long glacially-fed Lake Chelan, and the property features some dazzling balcony views. Relax with a glass of wine or champagne while admiring the incredibly pristine waters and surrounding snow-capped peaks, and you just might find yourselves falling in love all over again.
If you’re in town January 22-24 for Winterfest, enjoy dancing to live music, an incredible ice tower lighting, and make a wish together as wish lanterns are set off over the lake. Snow will have fallen, lights will be twinkling, ice sculptures dazzling, and romance will undeniably be in the air.
4. Spend more time with family.
Family time is no difficult task with all of the kid-friendly fun that goes on in Manson during winter. There’s an abundance of outdoor adventures and snow sports that kids will love, and many offer generous discounts for children. Echo Ridge Nordic Ski Area even let’s kids 17 and under ski free!
Winterfest also has a variety of family-friendly activities, such as the Smirk Comedy Show, the giant ice slide, and Snowflake Lane, where you’ll find arts & crafts to keep the little ones entertained for hours. You’ll need a Winterfest button for some of the activities, but don’t forget that we’ll give you one free with a 2-night minimum stay, and with it you’ll also receive discounts at local businesses.
So, who’s saying it’s impossible to keep resolutions while on vacation? New Years Resolutions are meant to help you get things done, and not only is Lake Chelan very resolution-friendly, but no matter what your goals are, we’re sure that the inspiring natural setting will provide you with motivation to accomplish them.