Suncadia Resort sits just over the Cascade Mountains, 80 miles east of Seattle in the Cle Elum/Roslyn area. Need a day away? This just might be it. On this weekend in October, the 6th annual Suncadia Harvest Festival is a buzz.
The history in this area abounds. It housed the hunting and fishing grounds of the Yakama First Nations people as well as to the former Coal Mine Number 9. Suncadia has included remnants of the coal mines.
The Suncadia Harvest Festival offers the little tikes a fun time…a straw maze, pumpkin patch, pony rides, and more. There are arts and crafts, brews and brats, musical entertainment, and mechanical bull and bouncy houses.
Dine – Hoist House Restaurant – an energetic vibe exists, sit indoors or when the weather permits, enjoy the views and fire pits on the patio. Fifty 6 degrees – located in the Lodge, enjoy a ballgame, happy hour, Wine Flight Wednesday, Prime Rib night or an afternoon of hangin’ out in the afternoon. Portals, located in the Lodge – a nice selection and beautiful views makes for a nice lunch out with a friend, family, a date with a special someone, or a corporate dinner. A friend and I enjoyed our time at Portals – great service and menu selection. The menu changes seasonally. There are more options…check out the dining section on their website.
Swiftwater Cellars – When you visit, you’ll see the varied and appetizing menu at The Hoist House and visit The Boutique at Swiftwater. Enjoy the wine tasting, $10 for their second label, No.9 and for $14, try a flight of the Pick Axe line-up. The Rope Rider Golf Course is now open! The pro shop is located here too. Live music on Friday and Saturday evenings and happy hour is served up from 3-6 pm on weekdays. http://www.swiftwatercellars.com/
Stay – The Lodge at Suncadia. Enjoy the Glade Spring Spa. Rent a vacation home. Purchase a condo or home. If you have a wedding or corporate event, reserve The Inn at Suncadia. Beautiful views and a rustic elegance interior invites…I happen to feel right at home here.
Recreation – A swim and fitness center, motorized scooter rentals, ATV tours, bike rentals, boat rentals, hiking, geo caching, a bike scavenger hunt, golf (Prospector, Tumble Creek, Rope Rider), fly fishing, horseback riding, CampCadia for those 4-12 yrs. of age, and more. Depending on the season, there is plenty of fun to keep you busy, or relaxed. In the winter, enjoy ice skating, snowshoeing, skiing, a rope tow tubing hill, snowmobile tours, winter fly fishing…now this all sounds really fun!
My favorite part of their marketing is “Four seasons of fun” http://www.suncadiaresort.com/