History of The Farm
This jewel of a property sat unused for four years but had many lives from a dairy farm, apple orchard, antique restoration and shop, a tourist attraction with gold mining, a petting zoo, cowboy barbecues, and now a tennis resort.
As the new owners, Jacquelyn and Jeremy Jaech, we have lovingly rehabilitated the property to attract and introduce others to this charming gem tucked in the cascade mountains. We hope to be an economic driver for the community by creating a compelling tennis resort for tourism and an educational and community resource for local residents. We started with tennis and events in 2017, but in 2018 received a Master Planned Resort Overlay designation from Chelan County, allowing us to add accommodations and food services. Construction of our cottages began in January 2021 and opened in August of that year. At that time, we officially changed our name from Harmony Meadows Tennis and Event Center to Harmony Meadows Tennis Resort, and now offer thirteen accommodations of various sizes.
We are passionate about education and physical exercise and understand the importance of creating a social environment around each to motivate those passions in others. We believe that Harmony Meadows can fulfill this mission.
We are now providing a supportive tennis environment for the local under-served community. Our local Manson high school did not field a tennis team due to no available facilities before the completion of our courts. They now field a competitive team with a pipeline of even stronger players progressing through our tennis education programs. Adults too have been introduced to the game through our adult tennis programs, and we are beginning to see parents and their children learn to play tennis together.
Our philanthropic mission is to encourage children and adults to be active and learn a social sport that can carry them through the rest of their life. Besides teaching tennis, we plan to provide after-school and mentoring programs for students to learn business operations, music, and arts.
However, a singular focus on this mission isn’t financially sustainable, so we complement our mission with programs that can pay the bills. Harmony Meadows is also a tennis destination that attracts tennis tourism and sanctioned events. Bringing visitors to the lake extends the tourism season and benefits the community, but also subsidizes our educational mission. We offer tennis and wine camps during the warmer months. Attendees take tennis instruction in the morning and following lunch explore local wineries and other attractions in the area. We also attract tennis tournaments and the accompanying tourism dollars. Both these activities bring in the dollars that we spend on our mission.
Our events business, the wedding business, and now our accommodations business are also intended to subsidize our educational mission because the tennis business simply can’t bring in all the dollars needed to sustain our mission. Our facility is a wonderful place for celebratory events, and opening our doors for events like these not only brings a new option for people looking for great destination event facilities but also brings tourists to the lake and helps pay for our mission of promoting education and physical exercise.
Harmony Meadows drives significant economic activity for the town and surrounding area while preserving the charming agricultural look and feel of the area. We have been fortunate in our past business endeavors, and we see Harmony Meadows as an opportunity to invest in our beloved community that will make a difference in the lives of the people here.