Tips and Tricks for Christmas in Cle Elum
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Friday, November 1, 2019

Cle Elum is such a beautiful place to visit during the holidays. We usually have a light dusting of snow, everyone’s in the Christmas Spirit, and there are so many fun activities to enjoy! If you are planning on visiting Cle Elum this holiday season, here are some tips and tricks to make the most out of your stay!

Check the Pass Report

The key to getting to Cle Elum safely is to make sure to check the pass report for Snoqualmie or Steven’s Pass. These passes are very popular and so they don’t experience closures for very long. However, just because the pass isn’t closed doesn’t mean that no additional precautions are necessary. We recommend taking a 4-wheel drive car and having a set of snow tires or chains, just in case. Additionally, if you’re staying with us at Vacation Rental 365, be sure to double-check the winter requirements for your home. Some of our homes require 4-wheel drive vehicles AND studded tires or chains to get to the property in the winter. You can check for this information in your rental agreement. You can check on the Snoqualmie Pass Road conditions here and the Stevens Pass Road conditions here.

Review the Local Events Calendar

The #1 place to go for fun events and activities in Cle Elum is Suncadia Resort. Anyone, not just Suncadia guests, can enjoy the fun activities that Suncadia has to offer! During the winter they have family-friendly activities like building a Gingerbread House or stuffing your own stuffed animal. There’s also plenty of activities for those over 21 years old, like their HDC Mixology Class! You can see all of their upcoming events here. But Suncadia is not the only place to enjoy fun-filled events! Be sure to check our Local Events page for all the most up-to-date Cle Elum events!

Plan Your Stay with our Winter Activities Page

Don’t worry about Googling ‘What to do in Cle Elum?’ We have compiled all our favorite winter activities in one place so you can plan your stay quickly and easily! We have recommendations for Cross-Country Ski trails, Snowmobile rentals, sledding, and more! Learn about all of the winter fun that is available in Cle Elum here.

Stay with Vacation Rental 365

Get into the festive spirit and stay with Vacation Rental 365. All of our homes are going to have a Christmas tree set up after December 1st, perfect for hiding presents under! You can view all of our available homes here. Be sure to check out our newest homes: Alpen House, Majestic Memories, and Hawks Landing. Call us at (855) 698-7365 if you have any questions!


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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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