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



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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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!

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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!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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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Should My Home be a Vacation Rental?
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Important Traits of Popular Vacation Rentals:

  • Size of the Home
  • Pet-Friendly?
  • Location
  • Amenities
  • Length of Owner Stays

So you are thinking of turning your home into a Vacation Rental? Wonderful! It’s a great way to earn some extra money when you are not living in it! But not every home is cut out to be a Vacation Rental. More and more guests are expecting better homes, more premium amenities, and fantastic locations. Here are some helpful tips to help you find out if your home should be a vacation rental!

Size of Your Home

First things first, is your home 3 bedrooms or larger? If not, your home is likely to not get as many bookings. Studies have found that 3 bedroom homes or larger perform significantly better than smaller homes. These homes are great for family get-togethers, friend reunions, and more. If your home is 3 bedrooms or larger, that’s great news!


The second thing to consider, do you want your home to be pet-friendly? Let’s look at the statistics. In 2018 we found that homes that allowed pets performed 38% better than homes that did not allow pets. Homes that allowed pets in 2018 had an average occupancy percentage of 33.22%, whereas homes that did not allow pets had an average occupancy percentage of 24%. 2018 Occupancy Percentage, Vacation Rental 365

Many guests are looking to travel with their furry friends. Most pet-friendly homes require a guest to pay a pet fee if they know they are going to be bringing their dog to their home. This pet fee can help offset some of the costs in managing a pet-friendly vacation home. But the real benefit to having a pet-friendly vacation home is taking advantage of the opportunity cost from the guests that wouldn’t have stayed with you otherwise.


Is your home near local attractions or events? If your home is close to local events and attractions, you are sure to get more reservations. Guests want to be close to the best things to do in your area! Make sure you highlight why guests should choose your home in the property description.


Hot Tub, Beargrass Lodge, Vacation Rental 365 Does your home have a private hot tub or game room? Homes that offer premium amenities like a private hot tub, heated game room, or pool access, are going to perform much better than homes that do not. Guests rent vacation homes to get away and enjoy themselves. Give guests as many opportunities as possible for them to pick your home instead of someone else’s.

Owner Stays

Are you planning to use your vacation home for Owner stays more than 30 days out of the year?Take into consideration how many times you are wanting to stay at your vacation home and what time of the year you’re planning to stay. Do you want to use your home for a summer getaway? Guests may want to also. Try to plan your owner stays to your location’s off-season to avoid filling your home’s busiest time with owner reservations. Most holidays, prime summer, and prime winter are times to avoid, but it will depend on your location’s attractions. If you are staying at your home, that’s a time that a guest can’t stay at your home, and that’s missed revenue.

Now that you have determined whether your home should be a Vacation Rental it’s time to go into how to properly manage your property! Please see our next blog post for Part 2 of this series. Subscribe to our emails to get notified when we post it!

If you don’t want to manage your vacation home, email Vacation Rental 365. We are a proud management company in Cle Elum Washington that manages over 45 luxury homes in Cle Elum, Suncadia Resort, and Ronald. We have 6 years of experience behind us and we promise to treat your home like our own. Click here to learn more about our management services or click here to send us a message about your home! We would be more than happy to talk to you about what we can do for your home!

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Why Choose Vacation Rental 365 for Your Holiday Getaway?
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Friday, November 8, 2019

At Vacation Rental 365 we pride ourselves on, not only giving our guests beautiful homes but also beautiful experiences. When you stay with Vacation Rental 365, we want you to know that your experience is our top priority. We are proud of our team that makes it possible to provide all our guests with incredible memories. But don’t take our word for it! See what previous guests had to say of their stay with us during their Holiday getaway!

The Experience

Ridgecrest Hideaway from December 22nd through December 26th: “We had a wonderful Christmas complete with two days of beautiful snow falling. Great walks in the snow and family time around the fireplace.”

We are so happy when guests share with us how they enjoyed their time in Cle Elum. Taking a family walk in the snow and warming up by the fireplace at Ridgecrest Hideaway sounds like a perfect day! We love it when it snows in Cle Elum! Not only does it make everything sparkling and beautiful, but all of the fun winter activities are in full swing! We’re thinking snowball fights, sledding at Suncadia Resort, and sleigh rides!

The Reservation Process

Domerie View from December 14th through December 16th: “[VR365] was very good at communicating all aspects of the stay including cost, transportation, recreation, and the status of various amenities.”

Domerie View

Thank you! Our staff makes it a top priority, especially in the winter months, to make sure that our guests are fully prepared for their trip over the pass. We are always happy to provide your group with any resources you need so that you can get to your home safely and enjoy your time here! Feel free to ask us about our recommendations for restaurants in the area or kid-friendly activities to do! Whatever you need, we got it.

The Home

Lake Cabins Lodge from December 23rd through December 27th: “It was a wonderful vacation in the Washington mountains with a family of 10! The interior of the home was clean & nicely furnished. The whole family enjoyed sitting around the fireplace and Christmas tree while playing games, chatting, and listening to holiday tunes. The 3 bedrooms were very comfortable & roomy with adequate sleeping space for 10 adults. The game room was an added bonus. The hot tub was enjoyed by all. The family loved the scenic view out the HUGE picture windows. A holiday filled with great memories.”

Lake Cabins Lodge,

All of our homes are ready for the holidays with a Christmas Tree, perfect for the upcoming trip from Santa! We are so glad to hear that our guests enjoy the decorations and get into the holiday spirit at our homes. Lake Cabins Lodge is a perfect home for two families to celebrate Christmas together watching the snow fall outside the picture windows.

Elk Sedge in Suncadia from December 27th through January 1st: “This property was so CLEAN AND COZY the moment we walked through the doors!! The cleaning crew is AMAZING! We were fortunate to have early access and when we walked in the beautiful Christmas Tree was lit and the feeling was so warm and inviting! This home was stocked with EVERYTHING you could ever need in the kitchen and such quality dishes!!! The home had a fabulous flow and each bedroom was spacious and so well-appointed! The kids Cubs Den was such a hit with the little ones. They felt like they were camping and having a little light in there was perfect for them to read!! We cannot say enough good things about this home!! … VR365 ROCKS!!”

Elk Sedge in Suncadia

Reviews like these make our hearts grow three sizes! We are so thankful for the opportunity to make our guests so happy! Our goal is and always will be, to create exceptional experiences for our guests. We consider it a job well done when we can read reviews like these!

New Holidays Homes Available in 2019!

Alpen House

Alpen House, Vacation Rental 365

3 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 10 Max Occupancy

Available for Christmas!

Alpen House is in the family-friendly community of Roslyn Ridge. This beautiful home features stunning views from the outdoor deck, private hot tub, propane BBQ, and trailer parking. This home is perfect for a family get-together, with enough space for 10 people to stay comfortably. This fantastic location is ½ mile to Speelyi Beach at Lake Cle Elum and has access to the Roslyn Ridge Pool and Activity Center in the summer!

Majestic Pines

Mountain Pines, Vacation Rental 365

2 Beds | 2.5 Baths | 8 Max Occupancy

Available for Christmas!

Majestic Pines is a beautifully designed, comfortable cabin built right in front of Suncadia's Nelson Preserve. It is 2 miles from the lovely and serene Lake Cle Elum. This cabin offers the privacy and peace needed for a relaxing weekend away from the city. However, if a round of golf is what you are looking for, Suncadia Resort is only a few miles away. During the winter you can go ice skating or sledding. And for wine lovers, there is a wine tasting at Swiftwater Cellars right at Suncadia Resort.

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Vacation Homes on a Golf Course
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Monday, September 30, 2019

Suncadia Resort has many popular attractions that make it a noteworthy destination. A relaxing spa, popular restaurants, and exciting year-round events. But some of the best attractions that Suncadia has to offer are their Championship Golf Courses: Prospector Golf Course and Rope Rider Golf. For more information about these courses, see our blog post. Vacation Rental 365 offers homes right on the courses, so you are always close to the action!

Hawks Landing

New Property!

Hawks Landing is the brand-new home in Suncadia Resort, right on the 13th hole of the Rope Rider Golf Course. We are so excited to have this beautiful and luxurious home as part of the Vacation Rental 365 family. Enjoy Suncadia Resort in Luxury in this 5 Bedroom, 5 Bathroom home. You can even bring your dog because this home is pet-friendly! The spacious kitchen has enough counter space to prepare a large, home-cooked meal after a long day on the green. Relax by one of the 4 HD Flat Screen TV’s in the Great Room or Master Bedrooms. Don’t miss your chance to experience Hawks Landing. Check Availability.

12th Manor Estate

This beautiful lodge-style home is located on the 12th green of the Rope Rider Golf Course. 12th Manor Estate is pet-friendly, so feel free to bring your furry friend. This home has everything you need to have the vacation of your dreams. Soak your troubles away in the jetted soaking tub in the master bathroom. Relax and look out onto the green in the private hot tub or play a round of Ping Pong in the garage game room. You won’t ever feel like you need to leave the house! Check Availability.

Elk Run Lodge

Elk Run Lodge is the ideal destination for your next getaway. It’s a stunning 4,000 sqft home located on the 4th hole of the Rope Rider Golf Course. The master bedroom imparts the feeling of a luxury resort suite with an en suite bathroom and rainfall showerhead. Enjoy the outdoor patio in any weather with the outdoor heat lamps and private covered hot tub. Enjoy the luxury of Elk Run Lodge during your next retreat. Check Availability.


More Suncadia Homes

Just because a home isn’t on the golf course, doesn’t mean that it’s not worth visiting. Vacation Rental 365 offers many homes in Suncadia Resort that are sure to become a favorite family destination. Be sure to take advantage of the 3rd Night Free promotion we have during October and November. See all Suncadia Resort Homes.

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Top 3 Vacation Rental 365 Homes of 2018
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Monday, February 11, 2019

2018 was an amazing year for Vacation Rental 365! We brought 13 new properties into the Vacation Rental 365 family and we cannot wait to see what's in store for us in 2019. Here are the top 3 homes that guests couldn't get enough of in 2018!

Pine Ridge Estate

By far our largest home, this beautiful 7,000 square foot estate is the epitome of luxury. This home has an open layout that showcases the high, vaulted ceilings and beautiful furnishings. The covered outdoor patio features a state of the art gas BBQ and gas burner cook top. Above the garage there's a private game room and kitchenette. Above all, there's a wonderful private hot tub so guests can soak their troubles away. Hailed by our guests as being a comfotable and peaceful retreat, a past guest wrote that: 

"This lodge is perfect for a lare group. It's spacious, well laid out, comfortable, and yet elegant. There is plenty of space for cooking and the kitchen is more than adequately stocked. The outdoor space is also comfortable and peaceful with a great BBQ, picnic tables and outdoor heaters. We saw wild turkeys and deer during our stay! The furniture is also very cozy to snuggle up on in front of a warm fire. The bedrooms all have attached bathrooms and the beds are comfortable. There are no shortage of things to do in this area. You won't be disappointed."

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Evergreen Mountain Lodge

It's no secrety why this home is popular with our guests. This home has a massive, AWESOME, game room in the garage. There are hours of fun to be had in the heated garage game room in Evergreen Mountain Lodge. You can play Rock Band on the XBox360 Kinect, shoot some pool, or enjoy some old fashioned arcade games like Space Mission Pinball! But that's not all! There's also a Ping Pong Table, Air Hockey, Foosball, and a Smart TV with Internet Movie Streaming. There's no need to go to an arcade when you have an arcade in your Vacation Home. For more homes that have amazing game rooms, check out our blog post. Not only that, but guests can rent this home and the neighboring home, Cascade Mountain Villa, and sleep up to 30 people! As a past guest so eloquently put it:

"This 3-day retreat at Evergreen Mountain Lodge was a wonderful experience and everything we needed for our guests. The space was huge even for our party of 20. The open space made it comfy enough to have movie nights in the livingroom where most of us naturally gathered. The bonus was not the playroom, jacuzzi, or firepit but our special guests: DEER! We were surprised at how they just appeared in the backyard while we were having breakfast. Our neighbors were actually noisier when they passed by but we still had a good time with no complaints. Definitely will recommend again."

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Elk Run Lodge

This beautiful home in Suncadia Resort is located on the 4th green of the Rope Rider Golf Course, making for amazing views and nearby activities. The game room downstairs is just detached enough from the rest of the home that the kids can have a great time while the adults are relaxing upstairs. The home itself is amazingly beautiful, showcasing exposed beams, gas fireplaces, and stunning accents that are sure to impress. Guests can enjoy the heated seating area on the main floor, or cook up a feast in the spacious chef's kitchen. Whatever you are looking for in a vacation home, Elk Run Lodge has it, and more!

"We rented a couple of rental properties in Suncadia to accommodate a large group, celebrating my parents 60th anniversary. The Elk Run Lodge was by far the best of all. Your back yard being the golf course, views from upper and lower level decks is gorgeous. Enough open concept play area downstairs. Loaded master bedroom and comfortable other rooms. Most importantly, very accessible and helpful representatives when you rent it from their website."

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5 Vacation Rental 365 Homes with EPIC Game Rooms
Posted by Amanda Schauer | Wednesday, January 16, 2019

At Vacation Rental 365 we have a wide variety of homes that include Ping Pong Tables, Foosball, or Pop-A-Shot. But for the homes with the most epic game rooms, check out the list below. These homes are perfect for families with lots of kids or guests that are looking for a fun weekend in.

Elk Run Lodge

The Elk Run Lodge game room makes it easy for guests to enjoy playing games at all hours of the day. This game room is downstairs, away from the bedrooms, so that kids can play a match of Ping Pong or watch a movie while parents go to bed early. This epic game room has access to ourside seating, a Ping Pong table, Bumper Pool, an HD TV, Kitchenette, and Wet Bar.

Guest Endorsement

"Our family of 10 stayed at Elk Run Lodge for my mom's 80th birthday. We were all thrilled with the house and the set up. The kitchen has a large island and a very large dining room table - room enough for all of us to cook, eat, play games, and have a 1000 piece puzzle laid out. 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. The house was perfect in every way and very well maintained. I'm a snob, and terribly picky about where I stay, and I loved this house and hope to rent it again." ~ Colleen Koningh

Mountain Elegance

Our NEW PROPERTY, Mountain Elegance features a heated game room in the garage. There's Pop-A-Shot, Foosball, Ping Pong, an HD TV, and seating area. Guests can start their day with some sunrise Yoga on the padded floor, or practice their free throws at the Pop-A-Shot arcade game. If you get more than 50 points, you have the new high score.

Evergreen Mountain Lodge

There are hours of fun to be had in the heated garage game room in Evergreen Mountain Lodge. You can play Rock Band on the XBox360 Kinect, shoot some pool, or enjoy some old fashioned arcade games like Space Mission Pinball! But that's not all! There's also a Ping Pong Table, Air Hockey, Foosball, and a Smart TV with Internet Movie Streaming. There's no need to go to an arcade when you have an arcade in your Vacation Home.

Guest Endorsement

"We were a group of 5 couples and this cabin had enough room for all of us! The girls enjoyed the large living room, big couch, and warm fire. We could barely get the boys out of the heated garage game room! Kitchen was large enough to make group dinners and enjoy them at the long dining table. We will be back!" ~ Haley Kocek

Elk Sedge in Suncadia

This game room is perfect for families that love exploring the outdoors. The room itself features a Ping Pong and Foosball Table, but that's not why our guests love it. This owner has graciously allowed guest to use 4 bikes, tennis rackets, snowshoes, and basketballs. Guests can enjoy a relaxing bike ride around Suncadia Resort, or play tennis in Dawson Park. Or, in the winter, you can strap on the snowshoes and explore one of the many trails in Suncadia.

Guest Endorsement

"We had a fantastic time at the Elk Sedge in Suncadia. This is a wonderful property for families. We have six adults and five kids. Plenty of room for all. The house is well stocked and the game room in the garage was a big hit. As were the bikes in the garage that we used to enjoy the Suncadia property. The house is very well stocked and one of the nicest rentals we have stayed in. We are already planning our trip back next year. Thank you!" ~ Jill McCall

Granite Creek Estate

The Granite Creek Estate garage game room has Air Hockey, Pop-A-Shot, and Ping Pong. But the real gem is the kids entertainment room upstairs. Theres a basket of toys for children to enjoy, a large HD TV with plenty of DVDs, and a collapisble play tunnel. After a long day of playing, there's a twin over full bunk bed for kids to collapse in.

Guest Endorsement

"We had an incredible stay. It was perfect for our mix of kids and adults. Plenty of privacy and space. Lots of toys were provided, which made it feel like Christmas for the kiddos. I can't wait to book this location again!"


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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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