4 of the Best Things to do in Cle Elum
Posted by VR365 | Friday, April 27, 2018

Are you ready to plan your trip to Cle Elum, WA? With Suncadia Resort to the west and the town of Roslyn to the north, this small central-Washington town has plenty of great attractions surrounding it! Whether you’re interested in visiting a local distillery, hiking the local trails, or visiting the gorgeous Lake Cle Elum, we’ve got the perfect options for you. Discover the best things to do in Cle Elum!

Are you looking for more great things to do in Cle Elum? Or maybe you’re interested in things to do in Roslyn, WA? We can help! Download our free Vacation Guide to find out our picks for the best of best in the Cle Elum area. Our free Vacation Guide is the perfect trip-planning tool. Plus, you’ll get a closer look at some of VR365’s gorgeous properties. Download it today to get started!

The Best Things to do in Cle Elum

Cle Elum Restaurants

From family-friendly bistros to delicious Italian cuisine, enjoy delicious food during your Cle Elum stay! Parlour Car Bistro is a relaxed restaurant that features a fantastic menu of fine-dining picks as well as a great drinks menu! Another outstanding option is MaMa Vallone’s Steak House. While there are plenty of delicious options on their menu, the highlight is Bagna Cauda. Enjoy cooking vegetables and meat in a cast iron skillet of simmering olive oil, butter, garlic, and anchovies.

Cle Elum Shopping

Enjoy a bit of shopping during your Cle Elum vacation! Tuckaway Antiques is a fantastic little store that’s full of interesting and beautiful antiques. If you’d like to create a scrapbook of memories from your trip (or enjoy any other type of crafting), stop by Ruby’s in Cle Elum!

Heritage Distillery

Visit the Heritage Distillery Company’s storefront in Roslyn, WA, to enjoy a taste of award-winning spirits. Try the Brown Sugar Bourbon, once named the World’s Best Flavoured Whisky from the World Whisky Awards in 2018. This is the largest independently-owned craft distillery in Washington.

Suncadia Resort

If you’re staying in one of VR365’s properties in Suncadia Resort, you’re in luck! There are plenty of great things to do on the grounds. Enjoy hiking or golf during the summertime. Visit Dawson Park, a community park that was named in honor of one of Suncadia’s original designers. It includes a disc golf course, a children’s playground, a basketball court, a dog-friendly park, and more!

If you’re looking for things to do in Cle Elum in winter, Suncadia Resort is a great place to start. They have excellent skiing, snowboarding, inner-tubing, and more!​

Stay in a Home from VR365

Are you ready to explore the best things to do in Cle Elum? Then book a home with VR365! 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.

Are you looking for a list of upcoming events in Cle Elum? Visit our Facebook page! We’re always posting about great local concerts and festivities!

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Lake Cle Elum and What You Need to Know
| Friday, April 13, 2018

A trip to Kittitas County isn’t complete without spending a day relaxing by Lake Cle Elum! This gorgeous reservoir is a local hotspot for fly fishing, jet skiing, rafting, or swimming. While this lake may have gained national exposure thanks to a popular tv show, around Cle Elum, it’s known as a wonderful way to spend the day. Experience the beauty of this local attraction for yourself when you stay with VR 365!

After a day of fun and working up an appetite at Lake Cle Elum, be sure to enjoy a delicious meal at one of our local restaurants. Download our free Vacation Guide to get a complete list of our favorite places to eat around town. You’ll also find our recommendations for the best museums, golf courses, spas, and hiking trails. Before you know it, your Cle Elum vacation will be planned, all thanks to our free Vacation Guide! Download it today to get the inside scoop on the best of the best of Kittitas County!

Spend a Day at Lake Cle Elum

Lake Cle Elum is located by Ronald, WA, near the Teanaway Community Forest. You may recognize this setting from the TV show Northern Exposure, which filmed many of its scenes in Roslyn, another local town, and set the fictional village of Monanash on the lake. Around Kittitas County, however, Lake Cle Elum is best known as a great place to spend a warm summer afternoon.

While this lake is a hotspot for swimming and fly-fishing, it’s an especially popular setting to spend the day on a boat. It’s common to see visitors water skiing, rafting, and windsurfing on the waters of the lake. Are you interested in renting a boat? Head to Cascade Playtime Rental, located in Ronald. They’re just a five-minute drive from the lake, making them the most convenient rental around! They offer jet skis, kayaks, canoes, and pontoon rentals. Once you rent your boat, drive to one of the local Lake Cle Elum boat launches and enjoy your day! Fair warning: the level of the lake changes through the year, as it is an irrigation storage reservoir. While you should be able to access the lake year-round, it may be more difficult to launch your boat on certain days, when the level is lower.

Stay with VR 365

Of course, if you rent a gorgeous lakefront house from VR 365, you can take your rented boat to the private, gated boat launch that is easily accessible from the property. Consider renting Lake Cabins Lodge only a 3 minute walk to Speelyi Beach or Beechwood Lakehouse, a secluded private three-bedroom, two-bathroom cabin that provides access to a private Lake Cle Elum beach. This includes a gated boat launch that is just one-half block away! Beechwood Lakehouse also features a private hot tub and is pet-friendly. That’s right: the whole family can join you on vacation! This home is ideal for families traveling together for a quiet, annual vacation. With lakefront and mountain views and great year-round activities, you won’t believe your luck!

Browse through the rest of our gorgeous accommodations and book your stay today! We look forward to having you.


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