In northeastern Oregon, Wallowa Lake is roughly a 4-hour drive from Portland. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, and home to water so fresh the locals drink straight from it, Wallowa Lake is 3.5-mile-long ribbon lake boasting fun for all the family. The lake’s stunning position makes it perfect for outdoor lovers of all types, and it's especially popular for water sports. If you prefer firmer ground, there’s hiking on Sacajawea Peak and Aneroid Mountain just south of the lake. Whatever your preference when it comes to outdoor activities, you’ll be delighted by the Wallowa Lake cabins available in the area.
Wallowa Lake offers panoramic views and deep gorges
There’s no bad time to book Wallowa Lake cabins. The peak season for visitors is certainly the summer months betwen May and September, but you’ll find plenty to do in spring, fall, and winter, too. A lakeside cabin trip might not be the most obvious winter vacation, but just east of the lake you’ll find Salt Creek Summit Sno-Park, which offers snowmobiling, snowshoeing, and cross-country ski trails. And what could be better after a hard day of snowshoeing or Nordic style skiing than cozying up in a Wallowa Lake cabin of your own? Something not to be missed when staying in Wallowa Lake Cabins is a trip down Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. Hells Canyon is the deepest gorge in North America. Easily accessible from Wallowa Lake, the byway takes a minimum of 5 hours to drive from the edge of the Snake River to the Wallowa Mountains, so allow at least a full day to take it all in—you’ll want to enjoy the view.
Wallowa Lake is family-friendly fun and rustic romance
Wallowa Lake is a great destination for families looking for some quality time in the great outdoors, but it’s also the perfect spot for couples on a romantic weekend getaway. There’s a nice range of rustic and romantic cabins in and around Wallowa Lake to choose from, whether you want a lakefront view, are looking for something a little closer to Jasper, or even if you’re after that ultimate luxury—a cabin with a hot tub. Large groups are also well cared for in the area, with many Wallowa Lake cabins and vacation rentals coming with large open-plan kitchens and living rooms, and bunk beds in guest rooms that ensure everyone’s got somewhere to lay their head at night.
Take the whole family on a Wallowa Lake cabin trip
With a huge range of outdoor pursuits right on its doorstep, Wallowa Lake is a great family-friendly destination, especially if you're looking for cabin rentals. You’ll find plenty to do on or near the lake’s shores all year round, but look for vacation home rentals in the summer and you’ll have a bounty of activities available. The free-to-visit Wallowa State Park can be found at the southern edge of the lake, and offers a free boat launch and courtesy docks, so you can lounge near or in the lake to your heart’s content. From here, you can easily visit the Iwetemlaykin State Heritage Site, which is the ancestral homeland of the Joseph band of the Nez Perce tribe, situated next to the Nez Perce National Historical Park, where you’ll also find the Old Chief Joseph Gravesite and Cemetery. More of the area’s history can be explored at Maxville Interpretative Center, which preserves the history of an early 20th-century African-American logging town.
Take time out with your loved one in a Wallowa Lake cabin
Staying in a cabin in Wallowa Lake is also perfect for a romantic weekend away. Considering the lake’s natural beauty and its stunning surroundings, it's an especially popular spot with couples who love being in the great outdoors and exploring everything nature has to offer. Known as "Oregon’s Swiss Alps," the Wallowa Lake region wows visitors at every turn, and is even impressive at night, when the sky comes alive with stars and planets that can't be seen in cities and more built up areas. If you’re really lucky, you could get a chance to take in the night sky from your very hot tub by staying in a romantic Wallowa Lake cabin.