My name is Shirin and I am an Iranian American living in the Pacific Northwest. Welcome to my journal where I share my travels throughout the PNW and beyond!
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July 15, 2022
Wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of Seattle? Go to an affordable resort with views for days? I know the place for you. The perfect weekend getaway from Seattle, The Lodge at Suncadia Resort. Suncadia is the perfect mountain resort that is accessible year-round AND dog friendly. On top of that, they have numerous biking and hiking options, golf courses, an outdoor spa, and majestic views.
At Suncadia, we stayed at the main resort, however if you’re traveling with a large family there are other options besides the resort. The resort offers the Inn at Suncadia, which is a smaller lodge of 14 guest rooms and 4 suites. They also have full-size vacation home rentals.
The nice thing about the Lodge at Suncadia is the various activities they offer each season. During Winter, they have ice skating, a snow tube tow hill, sledding, cross country skiing and snow shoeing! During other seasons they offer biking, hiking, time at the Cle Elum River. Either way you will be greeted with fresh mountain air and panoramic views! Can’t go wrong with that.
For a weekend getaway from Seattle, Suncadia is just the perfect distance. In less than two hours, you will be greeted with this luxurious hotel, and very friendly staff. There are also many stops from Seattle to Suncadia in which you can take your time getting to the resort. If it’s good weather, you can stop at Lake Easton State Park.
I am not going to lie, in the beginning I was a little taken back by the “older” look it had. However, I quickly got over that with the view and felt it added more to the rustic charm! When you first walk in to Suncadia Resort, you see this massive ceiling with a remarkable mountain and tree view. I took my mom here for her birthday in March not knowing what to expect and I was definitely pleased. They had more than one restaurant to choose from, and a shuttle to take you throughout the property. For those with kids, there was also another community pool and hot tub, with extensive activities geared towards kids.
After settling into our room, we took a tour of the property. We then spent some time at the pool, checked out some of the nearby trails, went to the nearby dog park, and then came back to eat dinner at the restaurant. After dinner, we walked down towards the pool where they have a campfire and s’mores!
On the second day, we booked a spa reservation for later in the day. Knowing we were going to be having a relaxing massage and time in the outdoor spa, we first walked the 1000 steps directly behind the lodge that leads down the Cle Elum river. Boy was this brutal! You may also use this day to explore nearby hikes such as Red Top Lookout (easy) or Hex Mountain (difficult).
The next day we were due to leave, but not before checking out their winery and trails! The Suncadia Resort has over 40 unpaved and paved trails, many which are additionally stroller friendly. If you ask the folks at the front desk, they will kindly give you a map and suggestions that are fit for your needs. After checking out one of the short trails, we then made our way down the street to the beautiful Swiftwater Cellars.
If you have time on the way, or during your trip, some nearby towns to check out are Cle Elum and Roslyn. In Cle Elum you can go horseback riding and rent ATV’s. In Roslyn, you’ll be closer to the Alpine Lakes Wilderness range (major hiking area) and it’s pretty much the cutest small town you may have ever seen. If you would like to stay outside of Suncadia Resort to be closer to other hikes, I may suggest staying in Roslyn to be closer to Pete Lake Trail and Cooper Lake. One great place to stay in Roslyn is Huckleberry Inn.
At Suncadia, we stayed at the main resort, however if you’re traveling with a large family there are other options besides the resort. The resort offers the Inn at Suncadia, which is a smaller lodge of 14 guest rooms and 4 suites. They also have full-size vacation home rentals. I hope you enjoy this weekend getaway from Seattle regardless of where you stay!
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