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Watson's Alpenhorn

7600 Lakeshore Rd
Chlean, WA 98816
(509) 687-9999

The History of the Historic Alpenhorn

In 1966, Oly and Thelma Sandam approached the Watson’s with an idea of starting up a Drive-in on an over-grown piece of land that was owned by Watson’s Harverene Resort. This lot was situated across the highway from the Lake Chelan State Park next to First Creek.

Almost 50 years and several owners later the little drive-in known as “The Alpenhorn” still remains; and on June 22, 2011 Watson’s Resort purchased the business’ assets which has been located on Watson’s Resort property since its beginning. While some things have changed over the years, much remains the same. The Watson family is very proud of this history at First Creek on Lake Chelan’s South Shore and 2011 marks the beginning of an all new chapter in the Watson’s History Book.

With 119 years of history at First Creek and the purchasing of another almost 50 years of history via the Alpenhorn, we are proud to serve you and we appreciate your patronage as a customer. We hope you enjoy your meal.