Manson was named in 1912 for Manson F. Backus, president of the Lake Chelan Land Company.
When visiting the Lake Chelan area, the knowledgeable traveler always takes in Manson, located on the lake’s north shore about eight miles west of the city of Chelan. Manson enjoys a world-class view — not only of the lake itself but of the peaks that rise more than 7,000 feet across the way. The quaint downtown area is pedestrian friendly and features a unique mix of shops, restaurants, galleries, restaurants, and fruit packing sheds. You also will find several tasting rooms connected to the growing wine industry. Indeed, more than a dozen wineries are located in Manson and the immediate vicinity. Along the waterfront are two marinas — Manson Bay and Mill Bay — that attract boaters, sailors, kayakers and paddleboarders.
Community Strengths, Amenities, Highlights
Located on the shores of world-famous Lake Chelan; home to numerous orchards and several wineries; low crime rate; warm climate with low humidity seven months of the year; good walkability around town; stunning views.
Outdoor recreation activities: Boating, kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding, water-skiing, jet-skiing, parasailing, wind surfing, road cycling, running, walking, cross-country skiing.
What Makes this Community Stand OutManson has an ‘agri-artisan’ feel, made even more appropriate given its tranquil lake setting.
Outdoor Recreation Activities
Boating, kayaking, sailing, paddleboarding, water-skiing, jet-skiing, parasailing, wind surfing, road cycling, running, walking, cross-country skiing.