When choosing a name of cultural significance for their casino and hotel properties, the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation chose the moniker “12 Tribes” in order to honor a proud people and a storied past. The Tribes trace their roots back to twelve nomadic, aboriginal groups. These Tribes, commonly known by English and French names, are the Colville, the Nespelem, the San Poil, Lake, Palus, Wenatchi (Wenatchee), Chelan, Entiat, Methow, southern Okanogan, Moses Columbia and the Nez Perce of Chief Joseph’s Bands.
The “12 Tribes” name weaves itself through all three of the properties owned and managed by the Confederated Tribes of the Colville. They include the 12 Tribes Omak Casino Hotel in Omak, 12 Tribes Lake Chelan Casino and which features an Amphitheater in Manson, and the 12 Tribes Coulee Dam Casino in Coulee Dam. All three casinos serve as excellent outposts for visitors interested in exploring the surrounding area and learning about the rich Tribal heritage, as well as enjoying annual events like the famous Omak Stampede. Nearby fishing, hunting, camping, and hiking in magnificent North Central Washington presents excellent outdoor sports and recreation opportunities.
Although each property differs in design and offerings, they all share a common commitment to delivering outstanding guest experiences, unique gaming opportunities and unparalleled customer service.
The 12 Tribes Omak Casino Hotel in Omak features stylish guest rooms or suites designed to relax with an impeccable view of Okanogan Country. There is special attention to every detail, from the large picture windows that showcase the region's rugged beauty, to the spa-inspired bathrooms. For even deeper relaxation, the Renew Spa melts away a long day of sightseeing by offering a variety of services..
The 12 Tribes Omak Casino Hotel offers several food options. Camas is an Omak restaurant that offers casual dining with an upscale flair. This exciting dining destination is named for the wild hyacinth, a beautiful native plant that is both edible and nutritious. Camas serves innovative, contemporary American cuisine with a focus on the bounty of the Pacific Northwest. Loggers Pub serves pub food served with local craft beer, Tin Biscuits offers delicious comfort food, and The Sweet Shop provides a wide variety of tempting treats, delicious ice cream, freshly brewed coffee, and gift shop.
The 12 Tribes Lake Chelan Casino in Manson not only features excellent gaming and dining options, it’s also the location of the Amphitheater, the Pacific Northwest's only outdoor concert venue featuring covered seating. Event attendees can enjoy warm summer nights filled with live music. In a spectacular setting across from beautiful Lake Chelan, the Amphitheater has a capacity of more than 1,600 seats. The amphitheater is large enough to host major market entertainment, but also intimate enough to ensure every seat is a great one. This one-of-a-kind music venue has played host to music greats like Lee Brice, Brett Young, Billy Idol and Chase Rice.
The 12 Tribes Coulee Dam Casino, in addition to dining, gaming and a having a laid-back cocktail lounge. The Spillway features outdoor seating and impeccable views of the Grand Coulee Dam. The casino is also conveniently located near the Colville Tribal Museum in Coulee Dam. The museum is filled with history collected by the Colville Confederated Tribes. Inside the main room are displays of basketry, beadwork, clothing and tools from this area. A diorama depicts the traditional salmon fishing so important to the area, and a mural above the door shows Kettle Falls before it was inundated by the Grand Coulee Dam. A gift center occupies the ground floor, featuring Native crafts, quilts, books, cards, posters, and much more. Visitors can also learn about the local culture, history and geology by viewing from a large stock of educational videos.
When traveling the Confederated Tribes of the Colville country and experiencing the Tribe’s history and culture, the 12 Tribes Colville Casinos provide plenty of accommodations and dining options to fit every need.