Pacific Northwest

Near Bend, Three All-Encompassing Communities Lure Vacationers

Find the getaway you're looking for in central Oregon.

There’s room for a whole neighborhood to gather around the communal fire pit at Brasada Ranch near Bend

Danielle Centoni

Best Northwest Lake Getaways: Lake Crescent

Drink in the cerulean waters of this classic Olympic Peninsula lake.

An early morning view of Lake Crescent

Roddy Scheer

Best Northwest Lake Getaways: Soap Lake

Dive in, the water’s fine.

Soap Lake gets its name from the foam created by the mineral-rich waters

Niki Stojnic, Max Rose

Best Northwest Lake Getaways: Stehekin

Yearning to leave civilization behind? A visit to the north end of Lake Chelan comes close.

Remote Stehekin, at Lake Chelan’s northern tip, offers peace and quiet

Roddy Scheer

Best Northwest Lake Getaways: Lake Chelan

Sun-kissed bliss on the state’s dry side.

At Campbell’s Resort, activities center around the waterfront

Allison Scheff

Best Northwest Lake Getaways: Washington Lakeside Camping

Pitch your tent next to one of these Washington lakes.

Make a splash at Lake Wenatchee.

Roddy Scheer

Best Northwest Lake Getaways: Takhlakh Lake

At Takhlakh Lake, enjoy a quintessential out-of-the-way NW camping experience.

Plan a camping trip to Takhlakh Lake which is remote but accessible by car

Roddy Scheer

Best Northwest Lake Getaways: Suttle Lake

The Oregon lake and resort on its shores, dish up a camp experience for grown-ups.

Sink into relaxation at Suttle Lodge

Danielle Centoni

Best Northwest Lake Getaways: Lake Coeur d’Alene

The pristine location hits all the right notes, with natural beauty and city comforts side by side.

Parasailing on the lake; at right, the Coeur d’Alene Resort’s extra-long floating boardwalk lets you get on the lake without a boat

Nia Martin