Passenger Ferry Service:
Backcountry Travels, LLC
Coming soon – NEW CATAMARAN FERRY SERVICE – Hoping to be a reality in 2020. Visit their website for updates.
Will have a more convenient schedule for overnight guests visiting Stehekin, departing Field’s Point at 1pm to head uplake. Will also get you back to your car by 12:30pm to head home.
Lady of the Lake
The Lake Chelan Boat Company operates 2 passenger ferry boats on Lake Chelan. Both boats can be boarded at either their home dock in Chelan, or at Field’s Point landing – approx. 20 miles uplake on the south shore. The Lady Express Boat travels the 50 miles between Chelan and Stehekin in 2 hours, with minimal stops along the way. The Lady II takes nearly 4 hours, making several additional stops along the way to drop off and pick up passengers at Prince Creek, Lucerne, Moore Point, and other flag stops.
Which boat should you take?
We recommend taking the BACKCOUNTRY TRAVELS FERRY or the LADY EXPRESS.
(Coming Soon) The Backcountry Travels Ferry will pick you up at Field’s Point at 1pm – a great option for those with a long drive. You will be met at the Stehekin dock at 3pm, and be brought to the Ranch in time to settle in before dinner.
The Lady Express heads up the lake from Chelan at 8:30am, and will arrive at Stehekin in time to catch a ride up to the Ranch for lunch. This also gives you the option of doing an afternoon activity on the day you arrive.
Stehekin Valley Ranch is situated 9 miles up the valley, so be sure not to miss your ride!
If you decide to take the Lady II boat, be prepared to wait a short time, as we are not able to meet this boat when it comes in. You will miss lunch at the Ranch.
Visit the Backcountry Travels and Lady of the Lake websites for full schedule, rates, and other important information before you travel.
Other Transportation Options
Lake Chelan Helicopters
Charter helicopter service between Manson and Stehekin. These guys can land right in our field – super convenient! Visit their website for full rates and booking info.
On your own…
There are several other ways to get to Stehekin. You can bring your own boat, plane, or helicopter*. You can also hike or ride a horse in on various trails.
*Contact us if you would like to fly in by helicopter. It is possible to land right here at the Ranch!