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What are Upcoming August Events in Cle Elum and Suncadia?
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Thursday, August 1, 2019


What are some upcoming events in Cle Elum and Suncadia Resort?

Top Featured Events:

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Roslyn Art Festival

When: August 2nd - 3rd in Downtown Roslyn

The Roslyn Art Festival celebrates art and local artists from central Washington. Friday night the band, Blue Cafe, will play for a family-friendly street dance from 7 pm to 10 pm. On Saturday there will be Try-It Art stations and street music in downtown Roslyn. A juried show culminated by a Saturday award reception will be held at Heritage Distillery. All proceeds from commissions and fees will be used to promote future art events in Roslyn. For more information about this event, please see the Roslyn Art Festival website.

Summer Outdoor Concert Series

When: August 9th and 30th from 7 pm - 9 pm

Suncadia Resort's Outdoor Concert Series is coming to a close. The two concerts left of the season is Chance McKinney, performing on August 9th, and Briana Renea, performing on August 30th. Chance McKinney is a country music artist from Seattle Washington. He rose to fame in 2009 when he entered and won the Country Music Television's Music City Madness competition for an unsigned artist. Briana Renea combines 80s rock with 90s country music to create unique and must-see original compositions and live performances. In 2018 the International Music and Entertainment Association awarded Briana with the "Country Female Artist of the Year" award. Please bring lawn chairs and/or blankets to this free event. 

Suncadia Resort Art, Wine, & Walk

When: August 24th from 3 pm - 7 pm

Enjoy a beautiful summer day in Suncadia Resort and enjoy local artists and local wine. If you are 21 years old you will receive a complimentary wine glass to enjoy your tastes. This event features live music, crafts, artists, and much more! Grab a map and your free wine glass at the information booth so you can enjoy your art, wine, and walk. There are sure to be great gifts for your mom, sister, bride, graduate, mother-in-law, fiance, or friend! Learn more about the Art, Wine, & Walk on Suncadia Resort's website.

Live Music at the Cle Elum Eagles

When: Every Saturday Night from 8 pm 11 pm

Dance the night away at the Cle Elum Eagles #649 on the largest dance floor in Kittitas County! This event is going to be held at the Cle Elum Eagles #649, 220 N Pennsylvania Avenue, Cle Elum WA 98922

For more information please call (509) 674-2385

Smokey's Big Luau Party

When: August 17th from 6pm - 10pm

Celebrate summer with a traditional Hawaiian barbecue! There's going to be live music and an all you can eat barbecue buffet. This includes whole roasted pig, Kahlua style roasted pork, teriyaki beef, island fish with coconut mango sauce, huli chicken, yakisobo noodles, roasted corn cobs, pineapple cole slaw, and more! One special Luau drink is included. For more information please see the event on EventBrite.

Conserve the Conservancy 10K

When: August 11th from 7am - Noon

Guests will be able to combine the well-kept trails of Suncadia Resort and the paved roads. Runners will be able to enjoy the 4,000 acres of Suncadia's new scenic conservancy. Start the day with the beautiful morning run while guests enjoy the beautiful outdoors. This is a beginners to intermediate level run, with refreshments searved afterwards.  For more information, or to register for this event, please see Active.com.

Roslyn Farmer's Market

When: Every Sunday from 10am - 2pm until September 8th

If you’re looking for the ultimate opportunity to browse through handmade goodies from local artisans, then you’re in luck! The Roslyn Farmers Market is the perfect place for first-time visitors of Kittitas County to get to know the amazing area vendors. Whether you’re looking to purchase some food to take back to your VR365 rental property or you’re searching for the perfect souvenir, you’ll find it all at this great marketplace! Click here for more information about this event.

23rd Annual Cruise Cle Elum Car and Motorcycle Show

When: August 17th from 9am - 4pm

This event is brought to you by the Rotary Club of Upper Kittitas County to help support local youth and community projects. Their goal is to raise $50,000 through the sale of hats, t-shirts, raffles, sponsor contributions and donations. Show your car, truck, or motorcycle for some fun in the sun! There will be more than 150 show cars, trucks, and motorcycles for guests to see! Click here for more information about this event.



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What To Do in Cle Elum in November?
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Monday, July 29, 2019


What are some things to do in Cle Elum in November?

Upcoming Events:

  • Tree Lighting Celebration in Suncadia Resort, Washington
  • Holiday Bazaar in Suncadia Resort, Washington

Popular Activities:

  • Hiking in Cle Elum
  • Mountain Biking on Rat Pac Trail
  • ATV Tours
  • Celebrate Thanksgiving with Vacation Rental 365

November Events in Cle Elum, Vacation Rental 365

Tree Lighting Celebration

Celebrate the beginning of the holiday season at Suncadia Resort. The community tree in Dawson Park will be lit to indicate the start of the holidays. Guests can enjoy live holiday music, Christmas carols, holiday cookies, and more! Santa even makes an appearance! Dates coming soon!

Holiday Bazaar

Enjoy Suncadia’s Holiday Bazaar at the end of November. Guests can enjoy a variety of vendors from all over Washington State! Dates coming soon!

For past November events, see our November 2018 newsletter.

Hiking in Cle Elum

The Pacific Northwest is known for its gorgeous scenery and wonderful hiking opportunities. There's a wide variety of hiking trails that vary in difficulty so you can find a hike that's perfect for beginners, or a challenge for more experienced hikers. See all of our recommended local hiking trails in Cle Elum! Don't miss the most beautiful places in Cle Elum and Roslyn!

Mountain Biking on Rat Pac Trail

The Rat Pac Trail is a 4-mile, downhill, fast, and fun trail. This trail has challenging and beginner lines and is well marked so riders can tell the difference. There are also many other trails in this area that are worth exploring for a fun-loving mountain biker. Guests can rent mountain bikes from Ride Roslyn Bike Rentals or Suncadia Rentals.

ATV Tours

Guests can explore Cle Elum and Roslyn on the back of their very own ATV. ATV's are easy to enjoy and easy to ride. If you rent with Motor Toys, guests can enjoy guided tours of the ATV trails around Cle Elum. All rentals and tours include a full tank of gas, helmets, goggles, and gloves.

Celebrate Thanksgiving with Vacation Rental 365

Vacation Rental 365 offers more than 45 luxury vacation homes in Cle Elum, Suncadia Resort, and Roslyn. Bring your family together for a new Thanksgiving tradition and save 33% when you book for a 3-night stay in October and November! Our homes have kitchens large enough to cook a Thanksgiving feast for your whole family. Our personal recommendation is Elk Run Lodge. Be sure to book now to capture your 33% off savings in October and November!



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Should I Stay in Suncadia Resort?
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Wednesday, July 24, 2019


Should I Stay in Suncadia Resort?

Guests that enjoy staying in Suncadia Resort are looking for 3 things:

Priximity to Popular Activities Large, Luxurious Vacation Homes Access to the Swim and Fitness Center

Suncadia Resort Popular Activities, Vacation Rental 365

Pine Ridge Estate in Suncadia Resort, Managed by Vacation Rental 365

Suncadia Resort Swim and Fitness Center

Proximity to Popular Activities

Suncadia Resort Fly Fishing with Vacation Rental 365

Suncadia Resort offers two championship golf courses, miles of beautiful walking trails and parks, equipment rentals, spa, and more! Suncadia Resort almost single-handedly provides guests and locals of Cle Elum with their weekend entertainment. For up-to-date events in Suncadia, check out our Event blog. It’s no surprise that one of the main reasons that guests love Suncadia Resort is because they just have to take a walk to find something to do.

However, it is important to note that many of the activities that are available at Suncadia Resort are available for anyone. The parks are not exclusive and although many of the activities require an RSVP, they do not require guests to be staying within the Resort to attend.

Large, Luxurious Vacation Homes

Elk Sedge in Suncadia, managed by Vacation Rental 365

The homes in Suncadia Resort are pristine. Many homes can sleep up to 14 guests and usually have more than 4 bedrooms. Homes in Suncadia Resort are often described as Manors or Estates instead of simply ‘Homes’ and it’s not hard to see why. With superior craftsmanship, beautiful décor, and stunning architecture, these homes are built to be a showstopper and they do their job well. Check out all of the Suncadia homes Vacation Rental 365 manages!

Access to the Swim and Fitness Center

Suncadia Resort Swim and Fitness Center

Suncadia Resort has a private pool and fitness center, available only for club members and resort guests staying with Suncadia. The Swim and Fitness Center features two water slides, indoor and outdoor spas and pool, steam room, wet sauna, and more! It’s important to note that the Swim and Fitness Center is only available for guests that reserve through Suncadia Resort. Guests that reserve through other property management companies do not have access to the Swim and Fitness Center.

Roslyn Ridge Activity Center with Vacation Rental 365
Roslyn Ridge Activity Center

Although the Suncadia Swim and Fitness Center is the nicest pool in Cle Elum, it’s not the only pool guests can enjoy. Some homes in the Roslyn Ridge Community have access to the Roslyn Ridge Pool and Activity Center. For only $7.50 per person per day, guests can enjoy a heated pool, hot tub, volleyball court, and basketball court. Vacation Rental 365 manages 10 homes that have access to the Roslyn Ridge Pool and Activity Center.

In Conclusion…

Suncadia Resort is a beautiful area where guests can enjoy nearby attractions, large beautiful homes, and the Swim and Fitness Center. However, guests do not have to stay at Suncadia Resort to enjoy their events, activities, or a pool. The closeness to these attractions is just a bonus!



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July Events and Activities in Suncadia Resort
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Monday, June 24, 2019


Time to celebrate summer and patriotism. Suncadia Resort is hosting tons of summer events in July to help guests and locals enjoy the wonderful summer weather. 

Featured Events

Suncadia Events and Activities

Featured Suncadia Resort Events

Fourth of July Celebrations

Date: July 4th

Where: The Village Pavilion at Suncadia Resort

Events start at 8 am and continue until 9 pm. Events include:

  • Bike Parade Pre-Party at 8 am
  • Bike, Pet, and Stoller Parade at 10 am
  • Red, White, & Tie-Dye at 3-5pm
  • Red, White, & BINGO at 7-9pm
  • Cosmic Concert at 7-9pm

Date: July 5th

Where: The Village Pavilion in Suncadia Resort

Events start at noon and go until 7 pm. Events include:

  • Pints & Bikes Tour at 12-2pm
  • Red, White, and Fun at 2-5pm
  • Market and Food Trucks at 2-7pm
  • Live Music at 4-7pm

Date: July 6th

Where: The Village Pavilion at Suncadia Resort

Events begin at 10 am and go until 7 pm. Events include:

  • Pioneer Days Parade and Street Fair at 10 am (Located in Downtown Cle Elum)
  • Market and Food Trucks at 12-7pm
  • Red, White, and Fun at 12-7pm

Date: July 7th

Where: Dawson Park at Suncadia Resort

On Sunday, July 7th, Suncadia Resort is hosting the Runner Stumbles 5K. This event begins at 9 am.

Summer Outdoor Concerts: Too Slim & The Taildraggers

Date: July 12

Where: Suncadia Village Amphitheater

Time: 7-9pm

What to Bring: Lawn Charis and/ or blankets

Too Slim and the Taildraggers formed in 1986 in Spokane Washington and since then they have released 14 studio albums and five live albums. Four of these albums have charted on the Top 10 of the Billboard Top Blues Albums, their album Blue Heart, released in 2013, peaked at number 3 on the Billboard Top 10 charts. The Inland Empire Blues Society named Too Slim and the Taildraggers "Best Blues Band" for four consecutive years from 1995 through 1998. Too Slim and the Taildraggers were honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award by the Washington State Blues Society in 2012. This event is sponsored by the Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement.

Nellie's 5K

Date: July 13

Where: The Suncadia Swim and Fitness Center

Time: 7 am - Check-in Begins! 8 am - The Race Begins!

What Is Provided: Tank Top, Snacks, Complimentary Sno-Cones at the Nelson Farm Pool

Price: Adults - $40, Kids - $25, Age 3 and Under - FREE!

This 5K is called Nellie's 5K after a local cow that lives within Suncadia Resort. Nellie loves to run through the forest with all of her friends! She's pretty fast, can you catch her? Bring your friends and family to chase Nellie through the Resort at Suncadia. Once you catch her at the finish line, you can enjoy treats and start a fun-filled day at Suncadia Resort.

Summer Outdoor Concerts: Folsom Prism

Date: July 19

Where: Suncadia Village Amphitheater

Time: 7-9pm

What to Bring: Lawn Charis and/ or blankets

Folsom Prism is a self-described "high energy, solid Johnny Cash tribute band". This Johnny Cash tribute band is comprised of Corey Wilkins (Man in Black), Shane Gillispie (Lead Guitarist), Michael Anderson (Electric & Upright Bass), Mark Monteiro (Drums), and Heidi Anderson (Vocals & Autoharp). This band is primarily based in the Pacific Northwest. If you are a Johnny Cash fan, you are sure to appreciate the traditional and modern views of Johnny through the performances of Folsom Prism.

Suncadia Events and Activities

Archery

Dates and Times: Daily, 2 pm - 4 pm

Cost: $20 per person

Location: Nelson Farm in Suncadia Resort

Guests can learn how to use a Semi-Compound bow with Suncadia's own Wilderness Ranger!

Crush the 1,000 Steps

Dates and Time: Daily, Anytime

Cost: FREE

Location: Cle Elum River in Suncadia Resort

Plan a lunch and take on the 1,000 step challenge down the Cle Elum River. After you conquer the 1,000 step challenge be sure to ask the Concierge Desk about your complimentary pin!

Bear Factory

Date and Time: Daily, 9 am - 11 am

Cost: $30 per animal, $15 per outfit

Location: Please call the Concierge desk for the location and details of the event - (509) 649-6461

Choose from a variety of animals, outfits, and accessories to create your own fluffy friend. Each animal includes a birth certificate and carrier.

Little Picasso's Crafts

Date and Time: Fridays and Sundays, 6 pm

Cost: $35 per person

Location: Please call the concierge for location and details of the event - (509) 649-6461

For all of the burgeoning artists out there, Suncadia Resort has an event that's perfect for you! Suncadia Resort provides step-by-step instructions and art supplies. Guests can create their own beautiful art.

BINGO

Date and Time: Thursday through Sundays, 7 pm - 9 pm

Cost: $10 for 10 cards

Location: Please call the concierge for location and details of the event - (509) 649-6461

Enjoy an old-fashioned game of Bingo with some great people at The Lodge at Suncadia Resort.

Suncadia Fun Zone

Date and Time: Daily, 1 pm - 5 pm

Location: Suncadia Swim and Fitness Center and The Nelson Farm Pool

Let the kids enjoy a bounce house, snow-cones, and tye-dye at the Suncadia Resort!

Nights at Nellies

Date and Time: Saturdays, 5pm - 8pm

Location: The Nelson Farm Pool

Enjoy live music, drink specials, and a bounce house. Swim while enjoying appetizers from Nellie's Restaurant.

Canvas and Cocktails

Date and Time: Thursdays and Saturdays, 6 pm - 8 pm

Cost: $40 per person

Location: Please call the concierge for details (509) 649-6461

Channel your inner Bob Ross with Suncadia Resort's Canvas & Cocktails event, happening at The Lodge in Suncadia. This painting class is for guests 21 years old or older because you're going to be able to enjoy a delicious cocktail while getting step-by-step instructions for your own wonderful creation. This event comes with a cocktail, canvas, paint, instructions, and brushes.

Pints and Bikes Tour

Date and Time: Reservation Required

Cost: $59 per person

Enjoy a guided bike tour to learn about the fascinating history of Roslyn, Washington. You will have several pit stops at the Roslyn Brewery and the Brick Tavern.

Swiftwater Cellars Winery Tour

Date and Time: Reservation Required

Location: The Swiftwater Cellars

Learn the history of the Swiftwater Winery and the creation of the Swiftwater wines.

Cruise to Heritage

Date and Time: Reservation Required

Cost: $59 per person

A bike tour in the beautiful outdoors to the Heritage Distillery in Downtown Roslyn. Enjoy fine beverages at the distillery.

ATV Tours

Date and Time: Reservation Required

Location: Please call the concierge for details (509) 649-6461

This activity is weather permitting. Take a ride into the wild on the well-maintained trails in Suncadia Resort and enjoy the breathtaking, panoramic views of Mount Stuart.

Guided Historic Moped Tour

Date and Time: Reservation Required

Cost: $99 plus tax per person

Ride around Suncadia or explore Roslyn or Cle Elum on a motorized scooter on this guided tour. Riders must be 16+ with a valid driver's license.

Horseback Riding

Date and Time: Saturdays and Sundays (Reservation Required)

Cost: $75 per rider

This activity is weather permitting. Join Suncadia's professional guides for a wonderful ride into the wooded trails of Suncadia Resort.

Gourmet Lunch Floats

Date and Time: Reservation Required

Cost: $360 for a three-person minimum | $120 each additional person

Location: The Cle Elum River

This event is sure to be the highlight of your stay! Float down the Cle Elum River and enjoy a gourmet lunch of sockeye salmon with appetizers, Caesar salad, several side dishes, dessert, and beverages. This activity is between 3 and 4 hours.

River Float Trips

Date and Time: Reservation Required

Cost: $360 for up to three people | $95 each additional person

Location: The Cle Elum River

This event is very similar to the Gourmet Lunch Float, minus the lunch. However, you will still have beverages!

Guided Fly Fishing Drift Trips

Date and Time: Reservation Required

Cost: Full Day $475 for 1 or 2 people, approximately 8 hours, Half-day $375 for 1 or 2 people, approximately 4-5 hours

Location: The Yakima River

The Yakima River is Washington's only Blue Ribbon trout stream for rainbow and west slope cutthroat trout. These trips include gear, fly fishing supplies, lunch (for full-day trips), and beverages.

Walk and Wade (Guided Fly Fishing) 

Date and Time: Reservation Required

Cost: $95 per hour (2 hr. minimum) up to 3 participants per guide

Learn how to fly fish with Suncadia's guides. The guides will provide instructions on casting, fishing techniques, entomology, fly patterns, and reading the water. Excursions include all fly fishing gear, supplies, and transportation.

Suncadia Home Tour

Date and Time: July 21st, 11 am - 2 pm

Cost: FREE

This event is hosted by the Suncadia Real Estate sales company. See more information at suncadiarealestate.com.



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What is the Difference Between AirBnB Superhost and AirBnB Plus?
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Monday, May 13, 2019


What is the difference between Airbnb Superhost and AirBnB Plus?

Table of Contents

  • History
    • Airbnb Superhost: Started in 2016, automatically reviewed 4 times a year.
    • Airbnb Plus: Started in 2018, hosts must apply
  • Eligibility
    • Airbnb Superhost: Must meet 5 criteria to qualify for Superhost status
    • Airbnb Plus: Must meet 6 criteria to qualify for Plus
  • Applying and Fees
    • Airbnb Superhost: Automatically reviewed 4 times a year, no application fee.
    • Airbnb Plus: Must apply for Airbnb Plus, $149 application fee.
  • Pros and Cons
  • Links

History

Airbnb Superhost

Airbnb launched its Superhost program in 2016 to recognize hosts that set and uphold high standards for hosting. Superhost status is automatically given to any hosts that meet the qualifications during AirBnB’s review dates.

Airbnb Review Dates Are: January 1st, April 1st, July 1st, And October 1st

 

Airbnb Plus

Airbnb launched Airbnb Plus in 2018 to mark AirBnB’s 10th Anniversary. Airbnb Plus is considered a ‘hotel-like tier of service’ and is only available for a very exclusive set of hosts. Once a listing is eligible for AirBnB Plus, hosts that wish to be considered for AirBnB Plus have to go through the following process:Complete a Home Checklist, Schedule and complete a remote visual assessment, Complete a home visit with a third-party inspector, Reviewing the home visit report and making any necessary changes

Eligibility

Airbnb Superhost

Qualifications:

  • Airbnb account in good standing
  • 4.8+ average overall rating
  • 10+ stays in the past year
  • 0 cancellations in the past year
  • 90% response rate to new messages within 24 hours

Airbnb Superhosts are valid for the current qualification period and are renewed if hosts meet the qualifications for the next period. If a host fails to meet the qualifications, the superhost status will be automatically revoked.

Airbnb Plus

Qualifications:

  • The listing must be an entire place or private room with a private bathroom
  • The listing must be in a qualifying location
  • 4.8+ average overall rating
  • Accepted 95% of booking requests over the past year
  • Not canceled any reservations
  • Maintained Airbnb Hospitality Standards

Airbnb Plus status is valid for all long as the listing continues to qualify and is solely up to AirBnB’s discretion.

Applying and Fees

Airbnb Superhost

As of April 2019, there is no application and no fees associated with becoming an Airbnb Superhost. Airbnb automatically adds new qualifying superhosts during their review dates.

Airbnb Plus

Once a listing meets the eligibility criteria, the host must click a button on the listing to be considered for AirBnB Plus. There is an application fee of $149 per listing to schedule an AirBnB Plus home visit.

The Airbnb Plus Application Process:

  • Complete a Home Checklist
  • Schedule and Complete a remote visual assessment
  • Complete a home visit with a third-party inspector
  • Review the home visit report and make any necessary changes to meet the program’s qualifications

Pros and Cons

Airbnb Superhost

Benefits of AirBnB Superhost: Earn up to 22% more than traditional Airbnb hosts, Featured in guest search results, emails, and more, Superhosts get an additional 20% on top of the usual bonus when they refer new hosts

Airbnb Plus

AirBnB Plus Benefits: 7x more listing views 70% more nights booked, All-New design and layout for your listing page, An immersive photo home tour so guests can visualize the space, Categorized placement in search results, Interior design advice, editorial suggestions, and professional photography, Priority Airbnb support

Airbnb Plus Drawbacks

  • The requirement to List Exclusively
    • This requirement states that any property within the Airbnb Plus program can only be listed exclusively with AirBnB plus. This means that these properties would not be able to be listed on VRBO/ HomeAway, Booking.com, Expedia or any other online booking system. If an AirBnB Plus listing is found to have been in violation with this requirement, Airbnb can remove you from the Program indefinitely.

Links

More Information about AirBnB Superhost: https://www.airbnb.com/superhost/terms

More Information about AirBnB Superhost Benefits: https://www.airbnb.com/superhost

More Information about AirBnB Plus Program: https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/2195/airbnb-plus-program-terms-and-conditions

More Information about AirBnB Plus Benefits: https://www.airbnb.com/plus/host

More Information about AirBnB Plus Program Fee: https://www.airbnb.com/help/article/2203/what-should-i-know-about-the-airbnb-plus-program-fee



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10 Summer Vacation Homes for $300 a Night or Less!
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Wednesday, May 1, 2019


10 Summer Vacation Homes for $300 a night or less!

 

During the height of the summer season, it can be very challenging to find an affordable Vacation Rental for a weekend getaway or a small family vacation. It's when demand for Vacation Homes are at their peak, which means that rates are also at their peak and the majority of vacation rentals do not allow for stays for less than a week. However, here at Vacation Rental 365, we are happy to offer your several affordable vacation homes with a minimum night stay of only 3 nights!

Parrot Nest

Beds: 6 | Baths: 2 | Max Occupancy: 10

Parrot Nest with Hot Tub

Parrot Nest has a brand new, luxurious, 5-person hot tub! This fun and quirky log-cabin promises surprises around every corner. There is a converted garage that is now a game room, bedroom, and entertainment unit. The kitchen has copper mugs ready for Moscow Mules. There's a reading nook under the staircase and a fireplace in the dining room. This home is perfect for families and comes fully stocked with lots of board games for family game night! Not to mention, this home is pet-friendly!

Mountain Elegance

Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Max Occupancy: 8

Mountain Elegance is a modern but classic home that is sure to create a beautiful experience for all of our guests. It's walking distance away from local restaurants if you are looking to eat out. If you would prefer to stay in, this property has an amazingly beautiful kitchen with tons of counter space; perfect for making large feasts for hungry hikers. Kids and adults can enjoy the heated game room in the garage, no matter the weather. Play some Pop-A-Shot, Ping Pong, or Foosball!

Tamarack Chalet

Beds: 3 | Baths: 2.5 | Max Occupancy: 9

Tamarack Chalet is a beautifully designed, brand-new, 1,800 square foot cabin, built in Evergreen Valley and walking distance to Suncadia's Nelson Preserve. It is 2 miles from the lovely and serene Lake Cle Elum. This cabin offers the privacy and peace needed for a relaxing weekend away from the city. However, if a round of golf is what you're looking for, Suncadia Resort is located only a few miles away. During the winter you can ice skate at the Village Pavilion, go sledding, or rent snowmobiles. And for those wine lovers, there are wine tastings at Swiftwater Cellars right at Suncadia Resort.

Evergreen Escape

Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 | Max Occupancy: 8

Evergreen Escape is a beautifully designed 1,400 square foot cabin in the Evergreen Valley residential community located only 2 miles from the lovely and serene Lake Cle Elum. The cabin offers peace and quiet needed for a relaxing weekend away from the city - while being close enough to all the local attractions.

Wintergreen Retreat

Beds: 2 | Baths: 1 Full | Max Occupancy: 7

Wintergreen Retreat is a beautiful two bedroom, one bath cabin in the upscale Roslyn community, Roslyn Ridge. Guests choose Wintergreen Retreat for the close proximity this home is to the Roslyn Ridge Activity Center, Suncadia Resort, and Lake Cle Elum. There are plenty of nearby shopping, dining, and outdoor activities to keep guests entertained for days. If guests want to stay in, they can watch TV or your favorite DVDs on the 40-inch plasma TV in the family room. Kids can play on the Xbox or dive into the toy chest in the loft upstairs. This home has a maximum occupancy of seven people and is pet-friendly!

Elk Run Chalet

Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 Full | Max Occupancy: 8

Elk Run Chalet is a beautifully designed 1,400sqft cabin in the Evergreen Valley residential community. Lake Cle Elum is only 2 miles away from this home, offering peace and quiet needed for a relaxing weekend away from the city. The cozy cabin decor will make guests feel right at home in the mountains. Deers are known to graze nearby, making this cabin feel even more magical. Guests can enjoy easy access to the Roslyn Ridge Activity Center and Pool which is only a 2-minute drive away. This cabin has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a maximum occupancy of eight people. No pets are allowed at this cabin.

Tall Pines

Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 Full | Max Occupancy: 8

Tall Pines, located in the Evergreen Valley residential community, is close enough to local attractions, while still offering the peace and quiet needed for a relaxing weekend. Guests can dip their feet into Lake Cle Elum, swim in the Roslyn Community Center Pool, or go Fly Fishing. An outdoor fire pit makes a great place for guests to gather to share stories and memories from the day of adventures. Nearby restaurants are available if guests feel like going out to eat. Or if they prefer to stay in, there is a BBQ available outside to make your father's famous ribs. Tall Pines has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, maximum occupancy of eight people, and is pet-friendly!

Evergreen Escape

Beds: 2 | Baths: 2 Full | Max Occupancy: 8

Evergreen Escape is located in the Evergreen Valley residential community. It's a beautiful 1,400 sqft cabin that is located only 2 miles away from Lake Cle Elum. Guests can golf in Suncadia, hike on nearby trails, or river raft on the Yakima River. There is a wide array of summer activities that are only minutes away from this cabin. Once guests have returned to the cabin for the night, they can enjoy the private hot tub, free Wi-Fi, or BBQ. This home has two bedrooms, two bathrooms, has a maximum occupancy of eight people, and is pet-friendly!

Wintergreen Chalet

Beds: 2 | Baths: 1 Full | Max Occupancy: 8

Wintergreen Chalet is a professionally decorated two bedroom, one bath cabin in Roslyn Ridge. Although there are plenty of nearby activities available, once you step through Wintergreen Chalet's door you may never want to leave. Guests can enjoy the luxurious five-person hot tub, fire pit by the outdoor patio, or watch TV on the 40-inch plasma TV. There's an upstairs loft with plenty of toys and board games for a wonderful family game night. Wintergreen Chalet has a maximum occupancy of 8 people and is pet-friendly!

Giggle Fish

Beds: 3 | Baths: 2 Full | Max Occupancy: 6

Giggle Fish is "close enough to use technology, but far enough away that you won't want to". Even though Bill Gates has four vacation homes on Hood Canal (Google It!) it remains a well-kept secret. Few places in the world offer such natural diversity with ocean and mountains in one location. This cabin is so close to the water that you can fish from the living room. A natural beach separates guests from nearby neighbors. Two one-man Kayaks are available for guest use to explore Hood Canal. Guests can also roast marshmallows and make s'mores on the awesome fire pit outside. There are plenty of beach towels, chairs, and more so that guests can enjoy a day on the beach. Giggle Fish is a three bedroom, two bath cabin that has a maximum occupancy of six people. This beach cabin is also pet-friendly!

 

Enjoy taking a look at these amazing vacation homes and make your reservations now. Multiple images, descriptions, and availability calendar are posted for each one. They won't last long! And remember, booking directly through Vacation Rental 365 is always cheaper than booking through Airbnb, VRBO, or Booking.com.

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When is the Best Time to Visit Cle Elum?
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Wednesday, April 24, 2019


When is the Best Time to Visit Cle Elum?

If you're looking for a cut and dry answer, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined that the most ideal weather in Cle Elum occurs between July 2nd and September 16th.  Ideal weather is defined as:

  • Average daily temperature between 55 and 75 degrees Farenheight
  • Chance of rain is less than 14%
  • and there is no snow on the ground.

But if you ask us, the best time to visit Cle Elum depends on WHY you're visiting.

Affordable Vacation

If you are looking for the most affordable time to visit Cle Elum, the best bet is to visit between March-May and October-November. These are the times when traditional vacations rarely happen, so renting a luxury vacation home becomes extremely affordable. At Vacation Rental 365, we actually offer all guests their 3rd night FREE during these times. Additionally, during these times you really get the chance to experience the peace of the small-town life.

This isn't to say that there isn't anything to do in Cle Elum during these times. Guests can enjoy the shops in downtown Cle Elum or Roslyn, hike, or bike around Suncadia Resort. I'll tell you a secret: the weather starts warming up around mid-April, and so you can start enjoying the sun and keep to your budget! Additionally, Suncadia has events happening every weekend for guests to enjoy. Click here for the most up-to-date events.

Boating, Jetskiing, Kayaking, etc.

Of course, if you are looking to enjoy the water, you want to visit Cle Elum in the summertime when it's nice and hot! But don't let be intimidated by the dates the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration set; it starts getting warm in Cle Elum as early as May. There are tons of wonderful water activities to enjoy in Cle Elum:

There are more reasons to visit during the summer than just water activities. There are tons of local events happening all the time! The Roslyn Farmer's Market begins in June and is a local favorite for fresh produce and one-of-a-kind artisans. Swiftwater Winery hosts its annual Summer Concert Series starting in July. If you're traveling with kids or pets, Dawson Park in Suncadia is a great place to enjoy a nice day outside. There's a fenced dog park and plenty of room for kids to run around and play. Also, Suncadia Resort has two championship golf courses available to the public: Prospector and Rope Rider. Vacation Rental 365 even has some homes right on the green!

Snowmobiling, Snowshoeing, Skiing, etc.

Cle Elum is a wonderful place to enjoy a blanket of snow. There's plenty of snowmobiling trails and the snowshoeing/ cross-country skiing trails in Suncadia are miles long! This last year we started getting snow in December and experienced Snowmageddon 2019 in February! Guests are advised to expect snow if they book a stay between December and March.

Remember that if you plan to visit Cle Elum during the Winter to bring chains or equip your vehicle with studded tires. Coming over Snoqualmie or Stevens pass can be tricky if you are not comfortable driving in the snow. You can check the road conditions of the passes here. Once you are over the pass, snowplows maintain city roads.

Additionally, all Vacation Rental 365 driveways will be cleared before any guests arrive. We also provide snow shovels during guests' stay so we don't interrupt their stay with our snowplow. If a guest would like us to clear their driveway during their stay, please make prior arrangements by emailing us at booknow@myvr365.com or calling us at (855) 698-7365. We would be happy to do this for you!

Stay with Vacation Rental 365

Do you know the perfect time to visit Cle Elum? Wonderful! Be sure to book a home with Vacation Rental 365! We have an incredible selection of properties, from Suncadia Resort homes to accommodations in Roslyn Ridge. Each of our stunning properties features fantastic amenities, gorgeous views, and comfortable furnishings.

Check our full selection of homes and book today! We look forward to having you.

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Yakima River Retreat “This cabin is not a cabin at all but a really spacious beautiful lodge-style home. Deer wandered throughout the weekend and the view of the nearby river completed the fairy tale scenery. Add into that a nice hot jetted tub soak overlooking that beautiful setting, from the warmth of the very luxurious master bathroom, completes the restful stay for us. We would definitely come back to this lodge for summer or winter stays. ”

- DHATT 1/16/19

Breckenridge Heights “The views were outstanding and the fresh snow just made it magical. I also need to give a shout-out to the great team at VR365 that we worked with. They went above and beyond to help us and were both compassionate yet professional. Do yourself a favor and rent this house! You won't be disappointed!”

- WALKER 12/18/18

Elk Sedge in Suncadia “This property was so clean and cozy from the moment we walked through the doors. The home was stocked with everything you could ever need in the kitchen and such quality dishes. We cannot say enough good things about this home! VR365 was amazing in their customer service with answering questions and making my family feel so comfortable. VR365 Rocks!!"

- CLARK 1/17/19

Beechwood Lakehouse "The cabin was very peaceful and cozy retreat that was enjoyed by the entire family during the Thanksgiving break. The deck with the hot tub and fire out / space heater was perfect to enjoy the tranquil surroundings. We enjoyed the short walk to the beach too! Overall a great vacation rental!"

- ASHOK 12/11/18

Evergreen Escape “We had a wonderful family time! The cabin is clean, cozy, and stocked with everything you need! VR365 rental staff were exceptional. We were able to enjoy the Harvest Fest at Suncadia, which is just minutes away!"

- MILLER 10/30/18

Elk Run Lodge “Our family of 10 stayed at Elk Run Lodge for my mom's 80th birthday. We were thrilled with the house. The kitchen has a large island and a very large dining room table. When my parents went to bed in the upstairs master, we headed downstairs to the game room and watched movies, played games, and ping pong. I'm terribly picky about where I stay and I loved this house and hope to rent it again!"

- KONINGH 11/16/18

Parrot Nest “Our stay was so much fun! It was a beautiful home surrounded by trees and snow. We wanted to stay for a month! This was the best vacation we have had yet!"

- BONNER 1/09/19

Cascade Mountain Villa “I visit the Roslyn / Ronald area at least 3x a year and each year the area gets more charming with new shops and restaurants. VR365 was incredibly helpful, offering suggestions for everything around town and was very responsive with any questions. It was a dream experience!"

- STEPHENS 10/23/18

  
  

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