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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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Testimonials

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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