Explore, Immerse and Discover. With Destination Discovery, you’ll experience our unique destination from a local’s perspective. Whether you have an hour, an afternoon, or a day, Destination Discovery will provide you with insider recommendations for authentically-inspired local experiences, no matter how much or how little time you have available on your getaway from Seattle. Discover our Destination!
If you are looking for something unique and different, check out our 1,000 Steps staircase that descends from the back of The Lodge at Suncadia down to our Riverfront Park. True to its name, the 1,000 Steps staircase provides guests with an exhilarating and informative stair climb to the river corridor that is 1,000 steps or more roundtrip! Also a learning experience, along the stairs you will encounter footprints and plaques at each landing with fun facts about the native wildlife. Once back at the top, kids of all ages will receive an “I climbed the 1,000 Steps at Suncadia” pin and wildlife coloring book as a reward for making the trek down and back! The 1,000 Steps are often incorporated by our fitness center personal trainers as part of their fitness programs.
Hop on one of our scooters and head into town for one of the Cle Elum Bakery’s famous maple bars or a rope pepperoni from Glondo’s Italian Market. Then scoot on over for a tour of the Carpenter House Museum – once the home of a prominent local family – the museum serves as an art gallery for the High Country Artists and hosts monthly artists workshops. If you’re looking to extend your ride into the afternoon, head further to the town of South Cle Elum for a tour of the historic South Cle Elum Depot; restored through the efforts of many volunteers and the Cascade Rail Foundation, the depot was the last stop just before trains ascended the Cascade Mountains over Snoqualmie Pass into Seattle. The depot is now the home of Smokey’s BBQ, a local favorite!
From the early 1880’s to the closing of the mines in 1963, life in Roslyn, WA was centered around the production of coal. Today, Roslyn continues to honor its coal mine history by preserving artifacts and remnants for future generations. The Roslyn Museum, located on Pennsylvania Ave in downtown, includes an excellent display of these artifacts. Visitors can go to the Roslyn municipal offices, located on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave and First Street, for information on tours of the Historic Coal Mines. One such tour – The #9 Interpretive Loop – is located within Suncadia near the Swiftwater Cellars winery. This interpretive loop around the No. 9 mine site shows where and how the mine operated and what the remnants that are still a part of the land represent (no tours go inside the mines). Also in Roslyn is the Coal Miners’ Memorial, located across from the current city hall, this statue commemorates those individuals who lost their lives in local coal mining.
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