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What are Upcoming March Events in Cle Elum and Suncadia?
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Sunday, March 1, 2020


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

Featured Events:

Other Events:

Taco Thursdays at the Stovehouse in Suncadia Resort

Stovehouse Weekly Events

The Stovehouse, located at The Inn at Suncadia Resort is hosting weekly events from Thursdays through Sundays so there is sure to be something for everyone!

Taco Tuesdays? Never heard of them. Here in Cle Elum it’s all about Taco Thursdays and we celebrate at the Stovehouse in Suncadia Resort! These delicious tacos are only $5 on Thursdays, so you can eat to your stomach’s contentment. On Fridays, bring your friends and family back for a friendly night of Trivia, testing your pop-culture and random knowledge.  On Saturdays, the Stovehouse offers live musical entertainment including Kara Hesse, Chase Craig, and American Honey. Sundays bring the Stovehouse Fr’amily Dinner. You can enjoy a plate of brisket or salmon with sides of bread, coleslaw, or mac’ n cheese for only $20 AND (as an added bonus) the youngest person in your group will eat for free- regardless of age, if you have a group of 2 people or more!

Wine 104: Old World - Destination France, Orchard Restaurant

Wine 104: Old World – Destination France

 

When: March 15th, starting at 3pm

Where: Orchard Restaurant

More Information Here

 

Live Music at Cle Elum Eagles

When: Every Saturday from 8pm

Where: Cle Elum Eagles #649

More Information Here

 

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9 Cle Elum & Vacation Rental 365 FAQs
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Wednesday, February 5, 2020


We have been managing vacation homes for a while now, so we have heard some common questions. For your convenience, here are all of the most common questions about Cle Elum, Suncadia Resort, and staying with Vacation Rental 365. Enjoy!

1) What’s the Best Time to Visit Cle Elum?

In our opinion, Cle Elum is always a great place to visit because of the wide array of outdoor activities and year-round events that our beautiful area has to offer. However, the best time of the year is really defined by how you define ‘The Best’. Is it, the most affordable vacation home? Is it for a hot Summer vacation? Or do you prefer buckets of snow to play in? For the best vacation homes at the price, you should consider visiting between March-May or October-November when Vacation Rental 365 has a 3rd night FREE on ALL homes! If you’re looking to go boating, jet skiing, kayaking, etc, you’re going to want to visit between May – September when the area is hottest! If you’re looking for a lot of snow, you won’t go wrong in staying with us between December and March. For more information, be sure to check out our blog post. Like we said, any time of the year is a great time to visit Cle Elum, it just depends on what you are looking for!

2) What is there to do in Cle Elum?

Cle Elum and Suncadia Resort are a destination hub for outdoor exploration and activities. The surrounding mountains give plenty of hiking and walking trails, along with skiing and sledding in the winter. It’s a great place for people to visit that are looking to escape the hustle and bustle of city life or for someone that is looking to have an outdoor adventure. Suncadia Resort can offer guests a romantic and relaxing weekend with their Glade Spring Spa and award-winning cuisine. There is a complete list of summer and winter activities on Vacation Rental 365’s website.

3) What is the weather during [insert season here]?

Cle Elum’s weather is predictable year over year. We have a hot summer, snowy winter, and a spring and fall in between. For more specific weather predictions please check the Cle Elum weather forecast about a week before your trip.

4) Can I enjoy Suncadia events and activities, even if I’m not staying in Suncadia Resort?

You are welcome to enjoy 99% of Suncadia Resort! Anyone can enjoy Suncadia Resorts walking trails, parks, spa, restaurants, activities, events, and rentals! What makes Suncadia wonderful is how much of their lure is free to the public! However, this begs the question, what’s the other 1% that we can’t enjoy? Unfortunately, Suncadia restricts access to the Suncadia Pool and Fitness Center to guests that book directly through Suncadia. However, many of our homes get access to the Roslyn Ridge Pool and Activity Center, which is more exclusive and therefore, less crowded! For a complete list of homes that have access to the Roslyn Ridge Pool and Activity Center, see our Summer Pool Access Rentals.

5) Why was I charged a service fee?

Oh no! You must have booked through VRBO and Airbnb. This sneaky fee is charged directly to VRBO or Airbnb and helps to offset the cost of managing a wonderful database of vacation homes. However, if you book you’re your next stay in Cle Elum directly through our website, at Vacation Rental 365.com, you will get our best price and NO SERVICE FEE! You can learn more about the VRBO and Airbnb service fee here.

6) Do I have access to the Suncadia Pool and Fitness Center?

Unfortunately, only guests that book directly through Suncadia Resort are allowed access to the Suncadia Pool and Fitness Center. According to the Suncadia Resort website, “Access to the Suncadia Club Swim and Fitness Center is available to club members, and resort guests staying with Suncadia”. This can get a little confusing, especially if you are staying in a home within Suncadia Resort, but are denied access to the Swim and Fitness Center. Independent property managers, like Vacation Rental 365 or All Seasons Vacation Rentals, can rent out homes within Suncadia Resort, but their guests are not permitted to use the Pool. However, many of our homes get access to the Roslyn Ridge Pool and Activity Center, which is more exclusive and therefore, less crowded! For a complete list of homes that have access to the Roslyn Ridge Pool and Activity Center, see our Summer Pool Access Rentals.

7) What does my vacation home provide?

At Vacation Rental 365, all of our homes are equipped so that all you have to worry about is food and fun! No need to bring sheets, toilet paper, or even detergent! We have even created an in-depth list of what each of our homes provides during your stay with us. View the list here.

8) Can I have other people visit us during our stay, even if they are not staying overnight with us?

We do ask all of our guests to stay within the maximum occupancy of the home. This includes temporary guests. The number of guests stated on your rental agreement is what is allowed at the home at all times. Please contact us at BookNow@MyVR365.com to ask if we can make special arrangements for an additional fee.

9) Where do I need to go to check-in?

We do not require you to check-in to our office on the day of your arrival. All of our homes are keyless. The week of your arrival you will get a series of email from us with important information for your trip. 3 Days before your check-in date, you will get your check-in instructions. It is very important that you do NOT unsubscribe from our emails so that you can get all the information you need for your stay. On the date of your arrival, you will be sent your door access code to your phone and email 30 minutes prior to your scheduled check-in time. You can always find the property address and recommended activities on our website. See more FAQ’s here.

 

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To-Go and Delivery in Cle Elum and Roslyn
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Monday, February 3, 2020


If you're looking for some quick and delicious food during your stay at Vacation Rental 365, look no further than some local to-go or delivery options!

 

Village Pizza

To-Go and Delivery!

Village Pizza offers the best pizza you’ll find anywhere! They offer classic pizzas like Pepperoni (that they call Duck Town) and Veggie, along with some unique pizzas like Blanco Polo, a pizza with white sauce, mesquite chicken, artichoke heart, and dried tomato. Guests are welcomed to call them to place a delivery! They are open Wednesday through Saturday from Noon until 9pm and Sunday from noon until 8pm. Call them at (509) 649-2992 to place an order. More information about Village Pizza and their menu here.

 

Ploy Thai Bistro

To-Go!

Ploy Thai Bistro has wonderful Thai food! According to their Yelp Page, they “want our restaurant to be cozy and welcoming. Our produce is always fresh and promotes healthy eating without sacrificing delicious food.” Guests are able to order ahead of time and pick up their order at their location. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 11pm through 8:30pm and Saturday/ Sunday from noon to 8pm. Call them at (509) 674-6873 to place a to-go order. More information about Ploy Thai Bistro and their menu here.

 

Smokey’s Bar-B-Que

To-Go!

Smokey’s Bar-B-Que boasts award-winning BBQ and has been family owned and operated since it’s inception. They have won BBQing competitions for their rubs, sauces, and techniques. Their menu offers beef, pork, seafood, and smoked chicken. Guests are able to order ahead of time and pick up their order that their location. They are open Thursday from 11:30AM - 8PM, Friday & Saturday from 11:30 - 9PM, and Sunday from 11:30AM - 7PM. Call them at (509) 670-2006 to place a to-go order. More information about Smokey’s Bar-B-Que and their menu here.

 

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What are Upcoming February Events in Cle Elum and Suncadia?
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Saturday, February 1, 2020


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

Featured Event:

Other Events:

Couples Night Out at Portals

When: February 13-14, 5pm – 9pm

Where: Portals Restaurant in Suncadia Resort

Price: $90 for 2 adults

Start planning for Valentine’s Day with Suncadia’s Portal Restaurant. For only $90 you get two entrees of your choice, two glasses of wine, and a dessert to share with a special someone. This romantic night is sure to help you make the best Valentine’s Day ever!

The Dummy Downhill in Suncadia Resort

When: February 15th at 1pm

Where: The Inn at Suncadia Resort

Price: FREE

This fun and quirky event will have you splitting your side in laughter. Create a homemade ‘dummy’ and send it skiing or snowboarding down the slopes of Suncadia Resort’s Prospector Golf Course. Or, just sit back and watch the fun. Prizes will be awarded for the best air, best name, best dressed, and the best crash! Come and enjoy this event filled with creativity and destruction!

Bartender’s Favorite Cocktail Classes

When: Mondays & Tuesdays starting January 13th at 4pm

Where: The Stovehouse in Suncadia Resort

Wicked Winter Navigation Race

When: February 9th from 9am – 3pm

Where: Teanaway Community Forest

Love is in the Air, Valentine’s Day Special

When: February 14th – 17th

Where: Glade Spring Spa in Suncadia Resort

Love Language Dinner

When: February 14th

Where: The Stovehouse at Suncadia Resort

Glow Snow-Man Competition

When: February 15th at 4pm

Where: Prospector Driving Range in Suncadia Resort

Ultimate Snowball Fight

When: February 16th at 1pm

Where: Prospector Driving Range

Wine 103: Sparkles and Bubbles

When: February 16th at 3:30pm-5:30pm

Where: Orchard Restaurant in Cle Elum

Live Music at the Cle Elum Eagles

When: Every Saturday from 8pm

Where: Cle Elum Eagles #649

Karaoke Night with Kings and Queens

When: Every Friday at 9 PM

Where: The Keg Cellar in Cle Elum

 

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The Best of 2019 in Cle Elum and What to Expect in 2020
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Saturday, January 11, 2020


Best Properties of 2019

Best Events of 2019

What to Expect in 2020

 

Properties

Wine Down, Vacation Rental 365

These are the properties that our guests just couldn’t get enough of in 2019!

Wine Down

This BRAND NEW Suncadia home captured the hearts and imaginations of our guests immediately! This beautiful home is only 5 minutes away from the Swiftwater Inner Tubing Sledding Hill so it’s close to wonderful and exciting winter activities. This home is on the 16th Hole of the Rope Rider Golf Course, so it’s super close to wonderful summer activities also! Guests can enjoy this pet-friendly home and the private hot tub all year.

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https://www.vacationrental365.com/rental/house/58

Evergreen Mountain Lodge

Guests love the HUGE heated garage game room with a pool table, foosball table, air hockey, ping pong, pop-a-shot, and more! This home is next to Cascade Mountain Villa and the two homes can sleep up to 30 people total. If you’re not having as many people stay with you, this home still has enough room for 16 people. Feel free to bring your dogs with you during your stay, because this home is pet-friendly with a large private grass yard!

Check Availability:
https://www.vacationrental365.com/rental/house/16

Beach Haven

This beautiful and luxurious home in Long Beach is a 5-minute walk from the Beach. Guests can enjoy a friendly game of volleyball at the brand-new volleyball net. The private back yard is wonderful for entertaining your guests and feel free to cook some BBQ on the charcoal grill. If you are planning to have a large group, be sure to check out Beachwood Estate right next door to sleep up to 20 people!

Check Availability: https://www.vacationrental365.com/rental/house/13

Events

Harvest Festival, Vacation Rental 365

We loved these 2019 Cle Elum and Suncadia events, hopefully, you did too!

Suncadia Harvest Festival

This annual Suncadia event is always a hit with guests and locals alike! This event is held in Nelson Farm in Suncadia Resort every October. This year Suncadia added wonderful new vendors and events like Touch-A-Truck where kids were able to experience their favorite firetrucks. The proceeds from this event supported local fire departments. Guests enjoyed a Hay Maze, Pumpkin Patch, and local vendors!

Learn More About the 2019 Event Here:
https://www.destinationhotels.com/suncadia-resort/events/featured-events/harvest-festival

Roslyn Farmers Market

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!

Learn More About this Event Here: https://www.vacationrental365.com/concierge/summer-activities/24709-roslyn-farmers-market

Summer Outdoor Concert Series

Music lovers gather every year at Suncadia’s Amphitheater to enjoy the annual Summer Outdoor Concert Series. Guests can soak up the sun and enjoy superb dining, fabulous local wines, and a beautiful facility. The Summer Concert Series features everything from top headliners to regional acts, from country to jazz. There’s an event for everyone at the annual Summer Concert Series.

Learn More About this Event Here:
https://swiftwatercellars.com/concerts/

What to Expect in 2020

Winter 2020 Upcoming Events

The holidays bring out lots of exciting winter activities and events. Guests can enjoy Suncadia’s Winterfest, have pictures with Santa, take a ride down the local inner-tubing hill, and more! We expect that Suncadia’s Winterfest is going to have the must-see events of the Winter.

Spring 2020 Upcoming Events

Enjoy the weather warming up with lots of fun equipment rentals. Rent kayaks, paddleboards, motorized scooters, or bikes and enjoy the beautiful outdoors in Cle Elum. Be sure to check out Suncadia Resort’s holiday brunches for Mother’s Day, Easter, and more!

Summer 2020 Upcoming Events

Summer brings tons of Suncadia and Cle Elum events! Enjoy local food at the Roslyn Farmers Market, listen to music at the Suncadia Summer Concert Series, or challenge yourself by running a 5k! Enjoy all of Suncadia’s summer events. Every day brings new events and activities to enjoy!

Fall 2020 Upcoming Events

There are always a couple of 5ks that are hosted every year in Cle Elum and Suncadia. Run through the beautiful scenery of Suncadia Resort or Cle Elum! But there is no doubt about it. The Harvest Festival is the must-see fall attraction every year. Every year Suncadia makes the event bigger and better than the year before, so you are sure to have a fun-filled day!

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What are Upcoming January Events in Cle Elum and Suncadia?
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Thursday, January 9, 2020


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

Featured Event:

Other Events:

Community Skate Nights, Vacation Rental 365

Suncadia Community Skate Nights

When: January 7th, 14th, 21, 28th from 6pm – 9pm

Where: The Village Pavilion Ice Rink in Suncadia Resort

Price: FREE with a donation of a non-perishable food item

Suncadia Resort is celebrating the New Year with FREE access to their outdoor ice rink and skate rentals. Guests are only asked to bring a non-perishable food item donation for entrance. Food donations will be donated to a local charity. Learn more about this event here.

Inner Tubing Hill, Vacation Rental 365

Rope Tow Inner Tubing Hill

When: Friday-Monday (Times vary based on Day)

Where: Suncadia Resort, Swiftwater Cellars Inner Tubing Hill

More Information Here

 

Live Music at the Cle Elum Eagles

When: Every Saturday from 8pm

Where: Cle Elum Eagles #649

More Information Here

 

Low Carb Cocktail

When: January 12th from 3:30 to 5pm

Where: Orchard Restaurant

More Information Here

 

Wine 102

When: January 26th from 3:30 to 5:30pm

Where: Orchard Restaurant

More Information Here

 

Karaoke Night

When: Every Friday at 9 PM

Where: The Keg Cellar in Cle Elum

More Information Here

 

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Snoqualmie and Stevens Pass Winter Safety
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Thursday, December 12, 2019


Snow has come to Cle Elum and while we are all happy about the flurries of white flakes all around us, it can also lead to less-than-desirable driving conditions. Even for people that are used to driving in the snow, each year seems to bring new challenges. This is why it is so important to take precautions when driving over Snoqualmie or Stevens Pass this winter. We want all of our guests to arrive to their homes safely!

Preparing Your Car

Anyone who is planning on driving over in a front-wheel-drive or a back-wheel drive, be sure to get some chains. Les Schwab Tires will sell winter chains to you and if you end up not using them at the end of the winter season, you can return them. Practice putting the chains on and taking the chains off your car before you start your trip! On that note, be sure to pack water-repellant gloves in your car in case you need to put chains on. There is nothing worse than feeling your fingers freeze off because you have to put chains on and you forgot gloves.

All-Wheel-Drive vehicles or 4-wheel drive vehicles can be improved with a set of snow tires or studded tires. DO NOT use chains on an All-Wheel-Drive vehicle without consulting the Owner’s Manual of your vehicle. Some AWD vehicles are ok with chains, on others, chains can cause damage to your car. For the vehicles that cannot accommodate chains, please see the list of WSP-approved “alternative traction devices” to stay as safe as possible. Be sure to carry chains or an alternative traction device as a precaution. According to the Washington State Department of Transportation, “Studded tires do not satisfy state chain requirements. If chains are required on your vehicle, you'll have to install them even on studded tires.”

Be sure to check the Washington State Department of Transportation website for any travel alerts or recommendations before you get started on your trip. You can see the current snow conditions from the pass cameras and whether chains are currently required. You can see Snoqualmie Pass’ conditions here and Steven Pass’ conditions here.

Before your trip, consider packing an emergency bag with extra blankets, a roll of toilet paper, and some snacks. It’s never a bad idea to be too prepared.

Driving Over the Pass

Snoqualmie and Stevens pass are very popular, which means that there is a high priority in keeping the passes safe for travelers. If the pass is open, the pass is safe to drive over. Just as long as you follow the requirements of the road. Both passes will have up-to-date vehicle requirements that will let travelers know if chains are required. There are two types of notices that will ask drivers to put on chains. “Chains Required” and “Chains Required on all vehicles”. 4WD or AWD vehicles that are under 10,000 pounds do not need to install chains during “Chains Required”. They will be required to install chains if conditions worsen to “Chains Required on all vehicles”. This is the last step before the pass is closed.

If you are required to put on chains during your trip over the pass, please pull to the side of the road on one of the designated chain-up and chain-off areas. These areas will be indicated with signs as well as lots of semis putting chains on or off. You can also see a complete map of these areas here.

Be sure to leave plenty of room between you and the person in front of you, even if you have a 4WD or AWD vehicle. AWD and 4-Wheel drive vehicles are great for getting from point A to point B, but not better at stopping than a front-wheel drive vehicle. It’s all-wheel-drive, not all-wheel stop.

Make sure to take all the necessary safety precautions. We want our guests to arrive to our homes safely so that they can have a great trip.

For more great information on winter driving tips in Washington State, please see the Washington State Department of Transportation website where you can find more information including a Winter driving guide, winter driving checklist, and more!



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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!"

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