Weekend in Cle Elum, Washington

Hello. My family was fortunate to go to Suncadia in Cle Elum, Washington over this midwinter break from school. This is my fourth trip enjoying this large resort that includes indoor and outdoor activities like swimming, wild life encounters and trails for every age. Here is my detailed review of this beautiful resort.


4 Out Of 5 Stars


Suncadia has some of the best views as you walk through the lodge. This resort has an Inn as well as a Lodge. We stay at the Lodge that over looks the valley. Here are some positive points about our trip.

Customer Service

The staff is kind and helpful in every area of the resort from front desk to the restaurant staff. We were very pleased with their help.

Rooms

Relaxing in the bedroom while the kids and husband make a snowman.

The bedrooms have a cozy fireplace, comfy beds and clean bathrooms. Just big enough for my family of four to play. The room we stayed in had a small kitchenette that included a cooktop and fridge. It was stocked with plates, cups and utensils for four. There was a k-cup coffee machine with coffee and creamer (my life support). Plus a toaster which we used for waffles in the morning.

A huge plus for me is their 100% cotton bedding and towels for my daughter who has eczema. I didn’t have to worry about them making her itchy.

Restaurant (Portals)

Beautiful views from every seat in the restaurant overlooking the ridge. The food is high quality and fancy and I was loving it. My kids had tater tots and chicken strips with ranch or ketchup (no bbq; just a heads up).

Pool

The pool isn’t connected to the hotel. Though includes a indoor and outdoor pool with 2 water slides (outdoor pool isn’t open in the winter). Kids must be 42″ tall to ride the slides and no double riders. Only single riders so my kiddos were interested in the slides. But the pool is warm and they have indoor and outside hot tubs for kids 6 and older.

Activities

There is a kids junior club which we didn’t try this trip (I feel my kids are too young) but they had great indoor kid activities in their conference room. These activities are an additional charge. Here are some of the activities we participated in:

Outdoor activities include:

  • Sleigh ride
  • Sledding
  • Cross country skiing
  • Skating
  • Visit the elk

Why Suncadia lost a star?

It all comes down to poor communication. I made an reservation for dinner and didn’t know they only have buffet right now. This is new. If I knew I was going to eat a buffet maybe I’d skip lunch.

Another area of miscommunication is on their website. The double queen description states there is a fridge in the room. When I walked into the original room we were given, I asked the bellhop where the fridge was and he stated not all rooms have fridges. I thought weird and asked if I could get one. He said I’d have to switch rooms with the front desk. We switched rooms to a king with sofa bed to meet my needs but I felt it was a little false advertising.

Either way, I recommend calling to make a reservation so you know exactly what you are getting. Ask lots of questions.

Conclusion

We had a lot of fun and look forward to going back again soon. I recommend to my friends, family and readers a trip to this growing resort on a ridge in the middle of the forest. Wishing you the best on your next family adventure!!

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