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Most Beautiful Places in Cle Elum and Roslyn
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Monday, April 8, 2019


Cle Elum is a nature lover's paradise. There are so many beautiful natural sights to hike, walk, or drive to. Cle Elum is surrounded by mountains, lakes, and rivers, so your next perfect nature photography moment is never far away.

Lake Cle Elum

Lake Cle Elum is a local hotspot for fly fishing, jet skiing, rafting, or swimming. It's a beautiful way to spend the day. For more information on Lake Cle Elum, be sure to check out our blog post, Lake Cle Elum and What You Need to Know. If you're looking for the perfect vacation home to spend all day by the lake, be sure to check out our home, Lakeside.

Cooper Lake

Only 15 miles west of Roslyn, there is a mountain oasis. The Cooper Lake Swimming Hole gives locals a great place to swim, enjoy a rope swing, and cliff dive. But maybe the best part is the serenity this location offers.

Pete Lake

The trail to Pete Lake is one of the most popular hiking paths in Washington because of it's diversity in uses and wildlife. Guests can watch the birds, photograph the flowers, or take a swim in the lake.

Manastash Ridge Trail

The Manastash Ridge Trail gives hikers 360 degree views of the surrounding areas. This trail offers wildflowers, mountain views, and ridges.

Thorp Mountain Trail

The Thorp Mountain Trail is used for hiking and nature trips. The meadow is full of wildflowers and a beautiful view of the Thorp Valley. This trail also gives you sweeping 360 degree views of valleys, mountains, and lakes.

Suncadia Resort

The resort features over 6,000 acres of forested mountain landscape with a wealth of year-round activities from hiking to biking, spa treatments, Swiftwater Cellars winery, seasonal events like Winterfest and the Harvest Festival, along with 36 holes of golf all inside the 2.2 million-acre Wenatchee Washington National Forest.

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So many of our vacation homes boast amazing mountain or lake views. Our home, Lookout Lodge, has BOTH! Lookout Lodge has an amazing private view of Lake Cle Elum, nestled in the middle of the forest. Guests can snowmobile to the property during the winter and enjoy sunbathing on the expansive deck during the summer.

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Roslyn Activities You Can Enjoy All Year
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Tuesday, April 2, 2019


Roslyn has so many amazing events and activities year-round. Suncadia Resort hosts the Suncadia Harvest Festival in October, in the summer there’s the Summer Concert Series at the Swiftwater Amphitheater, the winter brings the wonderful snow and all the activities that comes with that. But that’s not what we are focusing today. We will cover all the best Cle Elum and Roslyn events in a later blog post. Today, we are going to give you what activities you can enjoy in Roslyn, anytime of the year!

Heritage Distilling Company

The Heritage Distilling Co. is the creators behind the delicious and record setting Brown Sugar Bourbon. This whiskey was voted the World’s Best Flavoured Whiskey for the second year in a row at the World Whiskies Awards in London. Heritage Distilling Company has a location in Roslyn, Washington where guests can sample some spirits, enjoy a flight, and grab ingredients for your new favorite cocktail. The Heritage Distilling Co. is always a good place to find gifts for your adult friends. They offer fun additions to any bar or kitchen. I especially enjoy their cactus shot glasses.

Roslyn Historical Museum and Roslyn Café

The award-winning show Northern Exposure was filmed in Roslyn, Washington and used the Roslyn Café as a backdrop for many of their shots. Guests can learn all about the history of how this came to be in the Roslyn Historical Museum. Why was this quaint town of Roslyn chosen to be the setting for a major TV series? Once you have learned the history, enjoy lunch or dinner at the Roslyn Café, just next door from the Roslyn Historical Museum. The Roslyn Café delivers small town charm and amazing food. Be sure to check it out!

Mobile Massage

Even if the day is dark and dreary, you can still enjoy the lap of luxury with a massage. Not only do you get a massage, but the massage comes to you! You can enjoy the comfort of your own home (or vacation home) while getting pampered. Ashley Mankus, the massage practitioner of Cle Elum, Roslyn Massage Therapy, guarantees that every client is treated with the highest standards for comfort, pressure, style, and draping. Not to mention, guests of Vacation Rental 365 get discounted rates!

Roslyn Theatre

This quaint theatre is beloved by locals and guests alike. What keeps guests coming back is all the personality that they pack in such a little place. Roslyn Theatre itself has plush high back seats, air conditioning, and surround sound. They also have the BEST popcorn! They offer classic buttered popcorn and ‘gravy style’. The gravy style popcorn is said to be an acquired taste, but so addicting!

Fused Art Gallery

Fused offers three destinations in one: a glass studio, art gallery, and gift shop! Beautiful glass work is wall to wall, so you are sure to find a gift for even the pickiest person. If you are looking for an activity to enjoy with your family, check out the classes they offer. You can make jewelry, dishes, vases, and more. Projects range from $35 to $75. This way you know that your gift is going to be 100% unique!

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If you are looking for a home that is close to Roslyn, our Mountain Elegance home is only 2.5 miles away from downtown Roslyn. Mountain Elegance is a stylish and modern rambler that has a little something for everyone. There's a heated game room in the garage where mom can do yoga or the kids can play Pop A' Shot. Dad can relax by the gas fireplace in the family room, or make a drink at the drink cart in the kitchen. Check out Mountain Elegance and our other properties near Roslyn here.

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4 Best Restaurants in Roslyn
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Sunday, December 23, 2018


There are some wonderful, home grown restaurants in Roslyn. Guests and visitors can enjoy tastes and culinary experiences that only this unique town has to offer.

Roslyn Mexican Grill

This Mexican grill has Pre-Hispanic cuisine. While most Mexican food is a fusion of native Mesoamerican and European cooking, Pre-Hispanic food was the diet consumed by people in different regions of Mexico and Central America for the last 6,000 years. The Roslyn Mexican Grill offers a kids menu with classic gems like a cheese quesadilla for the children that know what they like. For the adults, the Roslyn Mexican Grill offers Tequilla Tasting. They have three tiers of each brand of tequila: Blanco, Anejo, and Reposed. Adults can order spirits, shots, and flights to go along with their delicious Pre-Hispanic cuisine.

Address: 103 West Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn, WA 98941

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Village Pizza

THEY DELIVER! Village Pizza offers delivious pizza and salads at an affordable price. They offer two sizes of pizza, a 14" and a 17". Guests can choose to add additional toppings for $2-2.50. While you're ordering your pizza, make sure you try their Stix, their take on bread sticks. Their Village Stix have bacon, pepperoni, and cheese on them!

Call Them at (509) 649-2992

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Roots BBQ

If you are looking for traditional, Texas-style, BBQ, look no further than Roots BBQ. They offer brisket, ribs, pulled pork, and more! Get a side of the coleslaw, collard greens, or chips. Wash it all down with a Top Cutter IPA or Sierra Nevada Pale Ale.

Address: 201 West Pensylvannia Ave, Roslyn, WA 98941

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The Old #3 Restaurant and Sports Bar

If you're looking for a restaurant the entire family will enjoy or a sports bar to watch the game, check out The Old #3 Restaurant. They offer burgers, salads, sandwiches, wings, nachos, steaks, and seafood. They also have an excellent happy hour between 4 and 7pm! Try to tackle the Mother Lode! This is the Mother of All Burgers. It reatures two quarter-pound patties, American and Swiss cheese, fries, onion rings, lettuce, tomato, and burger relish!

Address: 8381 WA-903, Ronald, WA, 98940

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Sometimes the best meal is the one you make at home. Our kitchens in our luxury vacation homes come equipped with everything you need to make a feast for the hungry travelers in your family. Whether you need a kitchen with plenty of counterspace or a kitchen thats open to the family room for maximum bonding sessions. Be sure to book directly through our website to get the best deal on all of our fantastic homes!

 

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Coffee Shops and Cafes in Central Washington
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Wednesday, December 12, 2018


Pioneer Coffee Roasting Company

Pioneer Coffee imports the finest Arabica coffee from all over the world. Then they roast the beans in their signiture "Pioneer" way. They have perfected the craft of roasting coffee by combining the techniques of past roasters and present advanced techniques. Pioneer Coffee is constantly improving upon it's products and services to extend their reach to all those who love their coffee. Customers can enjoy their coffee in the quaint Cafe in Cle Elum, or order coffee online from their website.

Address:121 Pennsylvania Ave, Cle Elum, WA 98922
Telephone: (509) 674-3864
E-mail: cleelumcafe@pioneercoffeeco.com

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Roslyn Cafe

Better known as Roslyn's Cafe from the TV show Northern Exposure, Roslyn Cafe offers delicious coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and even catering. Roslyn Cafe serves D&M Coffee, a coffee that is owned, operated, and roasted in Ellensburg WA. They also offer a full espresso bar with D&M's High Octane Blend espresso and decaf espresso! Roslyn Cafe also offers catering through Rustic Root Catering. They provide local, organic food from ingredients that are in season and available.

Address: 201 W Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn, WA 98941

Telephone: (509) 649-2763

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Red Bird Cafe

Red Bird Cafe offers coffee from Batdorf & Bronson, a coffee roasting company that roasts specialty grade coffee beans to-order in Olympia WA. Red Bird Cafe also offers hoagies, sandwiches, and wraps that are said to 'knock your socks off'! They boast memorable and unique sandwhich combinations like "The Roslyn Ridge" which has hummas, cucumber, carrot, radish, red onion, red pepper, and "goddess dressing".

Address: 102 E Pennsylvania Ave, Roslyn, WA 98941

Telephone: (509) 649-3209

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The Cottage Cafe

The Cottage Cafe is known as "home for hungry travelers". They offer Breakfast all day, soups, salads, burgers, sandwiches, steaks, and more! They also have an amazing bakery. You can enjoy cream pies, double crust fuit pies, cookies, cobbler, cinnamon rolls, and Large 10-in homemade pies to-go!

Address: 911 East First St, Cle Elum, WA 98922

Telephone: (509) 674-5635

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Many homes managed by Vacation Rental 365 have drip coffee makers or Keurigs. Guests can bring their favorite blend or K-Pods and enjoy their morning coffee without leaving the comfort of their vacation rental.

Telelphone: (855) 698-7365

Email: booknow@myvr365.com

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Why You Need to Visit the Roslyn Farmers Market
Posted by VR365 | Friday, May 18, 2018


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!

Are you looking for more fantastic local attractions, like the Roslyn Farmers Market? Download our free Vacation Guide! We’ve compiled a list of our favorite area restaurants, hiking trails, parks, golf courses, and more. Whether you’re traveling with friends or family, you’ll be able to plan your trip to the Cle Elum region in no time at all! Download our Vacation Guide today!

Visit the Roslyn Farmers Market

The 2018 Roslyn Farmers Market will be open from June 10 to September, 9, every Sunday, from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The market is held along Pennsylvania Avenue, near some of the other fantastic restaurants and museums in downtown Roslyn.

Preview the Vendors

While the vendors are still being chosen for the 2018 season, you can get a preview of the craftspeople who attended in previous years. The booths range from local wineries and breweries to non-profit organizations. Are you planning on taking advantage of the wonderful kitchen in your VR365 property? Then shop the fresh produce, meats, cheese, and more. Washington is home to some world-class fruit farms, so be sure to pick up a couple of peaches, apples, or cherries during your visit. If you’re traveling with children, there are often face painting booths or music playing.

If you’re looking for the perfect souvenir, you’ll find it with no problem! You’ll find everything from handmade soaps and lotions made with locally sourced ingredients to expertly-crafted jewelry. If you’re shopping for a foodie, take back some smoked meats or jerky. You can even find some beautiful decor or art to display in your home! This is truly the one-stop-shop!

You don’t have to worry about finding a delicious meal or snack to enjoying while you browse! There are typically plenty of fantastic food vendors. From authentic Mexican cuisine to some creative hot dogs, there’s a little bit of everything.

Stay with VR365 During Your Stay in Kittitas County

After your day of exploring the Roslyn Farmers Market, return to a gorgeous property from VR365! We have an incredible selection of homes in Kittitas County. From properties in Suncadia Resort to homes located in the Roslyn Ridge, there are so many gorgeous rentals from which to choose!

Consider booking Roslyn Ridge Retreat, this four-bedroom, three-bathroom home! This 1,900 square foot mountain home features some wonderful views of the Roslyn Ridge, as well as a covered deck, a garage game room with a ping-pong table and Pop-O-Shot. This home is also pet-friendly!

Take a look at the rest of our properties and book your home today! We look forward to having you.

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Visit 2 of the Best Suncadia Golf Courses
Posted by VR365 | Thursday, May 3, 2018


If you’re looking for the premier golf courses in Washington State, you’re in luck! Suncadia Resort features two incredible public golf courses, as well as one private course, that are sure to challenge and wow you. Whether you’re a novice or have a regular tee time, you’re sure to have a great day. Find out everything you need to know about these Suncadia golf courses!

If you’re interested in other great attractions, download our free Vacation Guide! We’ve listed our picks for the best restaurants, annual events, spas, and more. We love helping our guests plan their ultimate Cle Elum getaway and our Vacation Guide allows us to do just that! Spend less time organizing your trip and more time enjoying it! Download our free Vacation Guide today!

Visit the Suncadia Golf Courses

Suncadia Resort features three golf courses which are spread out over 6,400 acres of property. Two of these courses are available to the public.

Prospector Golf Course

Prospector Golf Course first opened in 2005 and was designed by the Arnold Palmer Course Design Company. This 18-hole, 7,100-yard course offers stunning views of the surrounding forest, rolling fairways, and medium-sized greens. While this course is fine for players of all skill level, more experienced golfers will appreciate the water features and bunkered fairways found on the green. The course is open from April 9 to October 31. Times can vary based on the season, so be sure to look ahead to book your tee time!

Rope Rider Golf

The Rope Rider Golf Course is newer than the Prospector Golf Course, having opened in the summer of 2011. In its first year, it was named the Best New Course of the Year by Golf Magazine. It is located along the site of the historic Roslyn Mines and Tipple Hill, making it a challenging course. If you’re traveling with your family, this is the best course to visit. There are youth tees on every hole, and shorter three and six-hole loops. This course is open seven days a week from April 9 until October 9.

If you’d like to enjoy a quick game, stop by the Rope Rider Golf Park. This par-three course is adjacent to Swiftwater Cellars Winery and totally free!

Stay with Vacation Rental 365

If you’re planning on taking advantage of the fantastic Suncadia Golf Courses, then be sure to book your stay at one of the gorgeous homes from VR365! We have properties located in Roslyn Ridge, along Lake Cle Elum, and in Suncadia Resort.

Consider booking Crestview Lodge, a beautiful five-bedroom, three-bathroom home that is ideal for those traveling with their extended family or a large group of friends. This 3,100-square foot lodge-style home offers gorgeous mountain and lake views, as well as some fantastic amenities. With a private, six-person hot tub and a game room that includes a ping-pong table, foosball, and a flat-screen TV, the fun never stops at Crestview Lodge!

Check out the rest of our accommodations and book your stay with VR365 today! We look forward to having you.

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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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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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