From Suncadia and Beyond, With Love ♥
We’ve got a little one bedroom condo located in beautiful Suncadia Resort. It’s located at the Lodge which is one of the most coveted places so stay when one visits the area. With that said, our condo has literally been a revolving door of bookings with new and repeat guests for the longest while. Miraculously there was one single night when it was not rented so hubby and I figured it would probably be a good idea to head over and check out the current situation and condition of it. Thankfully everything seemed to be in tip top shape (such a nice surprise).
Over dinner, hubby and I got to talking about all of the history we have here, which made me start thinking about just how long we’ve been coming out here and all of the experiences we’ve shared together. Pre-resort days we would spend our time at the Bennett cabin, swimming in Lake Cle Elum, fly fishing the Yakima and hiking to the top of Domerie mountain (which you see there in the last picture — over to the right) but now that Suncadia and Tumble Creek are here, our outdoor adventures have really stepped up a notch from golfing to swimming and even enjoying the spa! I clearly remember hubby telling me that there might be a resort community coming here waaaaaay back when and I could only imagine how incredible it was going to be — and guess what? All of those glorious visions I had — they are now a reality.
One of my most favorite places to dine when visiting Suncadia is at Swiftwater Cellars. I am telling you, the menu is off the charts and the ambiance is warm, cozy, relaxing and very inviting. Service is always top notch and owners Lori and Don are just about the sweetest couple you will ever meet. Hubby and I always enjoy our time spent there. Plus, did I mention the BOUTIQUE????? Ladies, oh my goodness!
In addition to Suncadia there is so much to do out here that one could literally spend a lifetime and still not conquer it all. If you do come to visit, you must visit Salmon La Sac, it will blow your mind. The scenery is incredible — literally jaw dropping! Also visiting the quaint little town of Roslyn will warm your heart with it’s deep history rooted in the coal mining era along with Roslyn’s notoriety for it’s role as the fictitious Alaskan town of “Cicely,” in the TV show Northern Exposure. Fans from all over the world still come to Roslyn to pay a visit and relish in the Northern Exposure history. The farmers market in summer is a real treat drawing growers from all over to sell their fresh produce, cheeses and freshly baked breads. Artists also join the market and the talent that is found there is beyond anything I have ever seen. It really is such a pleasure to visit and kids love it as well.
I hope that you may get to experience what this beautiful area has to offer and if you do plan on coming through, let us know– you can stay on our lot with your RV– we’ve got a 30 amp plug in– just let us know! Or you can rent our condo!! Or both :) If you do stay on our lot, which is minutes from Suncadia and the heart of Roslyn, you will absolutely love our neigh-bors :) They are the sweetest horses, and so very smart! Once they spy you, they mosey on over begging for apples from the mini apple orchard we have. It’s hard to resist their begging! I just love them and I firmly believe, our lot wouldn’t be as magical as it is, if it weren’t for them ♥
We plan on spending this summer up in the San Juan Islands, but hopefully we’ll be able to squeeze in some time to visit the cabin and Suncadia/Tumble Creek because I really can’t imagine going a full summer without some river fly fishing. We shall see! Summer will be here sooner than we know. Hard to believe.
This post made my day. Monica. Your photos are transporting. You have such a gift.
I’ve enjoyed visiting Suncadia but have to say during our last trip, was dissapointed to see how the lodge is slowly deteriorating. Have you noticed this too?
I would love to be able to visit Tumble Creek.
Cheers to you and thank you for sharing the world through your lens.
Yes, I have noticed that. Not sure what is going on. Hubby and I have both voiced our concerns to management. Hopefully they rectify the issue(s) sooner than later! Tumble Creek has my heart and the fishing there — sublime. Thank you for your sweet words about my photography, I enjoy it so very much.
Your condo looks so luxurious! We will definitely put staying there on our bucket list. Thank you for letting us know about it!
We’ve been visiting the Cle Elum and Roslyn area for years and just love it there. Your piece of land there looks magical and your photos are exceptionally beautiful. Thank you for sharing as always.
Was really nice to meet you the other day at Tumble Creek. Looking forward to summer and getting our boys together for some golf. We do like Suncadia but Tumble Creek is tops for us, but you already knew that :)
♥ had to smile ♥
What terms do you have for your lot? We have a 19′ Airstream that we’ve taken to Salmon La Sac a few times. Our schedule doesn’t allow us to reserve a pad in the campgrounds as they fill up fast.
Sent you an email!
We are interested in staying at your property for a few days with our 30′ Airstream. We are a full-time traveling family from Everett and will be returning to WA in September. The Rosyln and Cle Elum area is somewhere that we are considering when we finally settle down and the opportunity to spend a few days in the area in September would be great.
Thanks in advance!
Sent you an email, thank you!
Monica-first of all LOVE your blog – destinations are my fav and your photography has been inspiring…I love to cook and look forward to whipping up treats in my new 5th wheel. We recently had the “opportunity” to break down on an outing in Cle Elem. The locals were fantastic – I plan on returning very soon to check out Suncadia, Roslyn etc. Trying to turn lemons into lemonade here- it was a costly adventure but things are on the mend. I would love to inquire about your property…Thanks so much- keep on blogging and snapping those beautiful pictures!
Hi Kathy, forgive me for the delay. Just now playing catch up with J5MM. Sorry to hear you had a problem on the road. Ugh. But glad to hear things worked out and you saw how friendly the locals are. If you are interested in staying on our property, send me an email here:http://just5moreminutes.com/blog/suggest-a-destination/
The imagines are beautiful, something I would love to experience, thanks for sharing :)