We began as a rugged mining and logging town nestled in the heart of the Cascades. Today, the forest is our playground where we hike, bike, snowmobile, and cross country ski. Our swift rushing streams inspired our name and along with the mountain lakes that provide us opportunities to fish, swim, and float.
Our downtown is a nostalgic look at roadside America, and serves as a calm place of rest in between explorations. Businesses that have made our community what it is for over 100 years, classic accommodations, and passionate family owned shops line the road, reminding us to slow down and savor the simple things.
We look to the future with great plans to preserve the best of this authentic place. Our aim is always hold onto our past, and share it with our guests for years to come. Visit us to experience a charming walking district that connects our past with our future, and our community to locals and travelers alike. Join us in Discovering Cle Elum by reading about our unique small businesses, local history, and itinerary ideas below.
Escape to the mountains for a nature-inspired experience at Glade Spring Spa, located in Suncadia Resort. Featuring outdoor mineral salt water soaking pools, steam rooms, saunas and sanctuary relaxation lounges, this 9500 sq. foot spa offers massage, skin care, body treatments, manicures, pedicures (natural nails) and spa cuisine.Make an Appointment
Make a reservation at one of our amazing restaurants!Reserve at Portals Restaurant