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Whether you want to spend the night, the weekend, or the week, Central Washington Color has created suggestions to help you get the most out of your trip to Central Washington. Each suggested itinerary is customized to your Central Washington Color, explore Central Washington with your personality in mind!


By providing you with three different suggestions for mornings, afternoons, and evenings, you can customize your trip even more! Choose your favorite suggestions for a creative getaway you won't forget!


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Lodging

Motel 6

403 W University Way
Ellensburg, WA 98926
509-962-5585

Timber Lodge Inn

301 W 1st St
Cle Elum, WA 98922
509-674-5966

Days Inn

901 Berry Rd
Ellensburg, WA 98926
509-933-1500

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Day One: Evening


1) Portals
Cle Elum, WA
Located in Suncadia Resort, Portals offers artisan meals crafted with local inspiration and seasonal ingredients. Enjoy the breathtaking view as you enjoy your meal.






2) Cornerstone Pie
Ellensburg, WA
Housed in an energy efficient building with repurposed and recycled materials, Cornerstone Pie is a must see. The Steam Punk design adds to the remarkable dining experience.






3) Ellensburg Distillery
Ellensburg, WA
Distilling Amethyst Gin with a hint of lavender, very smooth Whisky, sip-able vodka, and more! Taste these delectable spirits at Ellensburg Distillery's tasting room in Ellensburg.


Day Two: Morning


1) 509 Bake House
Cle Elum, WA
All recipes are small batched, so you get the freshest and highest quality every time.






2) Ginkgo Petrified Forest State Park
Vantage, WA
Make sure to visit the visitor center and gift shop to get a brief history of the state park and what the petrified wood looks like. Explore the State Park and keep your eye out for petrified wood, make sure to get up-close so you can really see the colors and textures. You can also catch a display of petroglyphs right next to the gift shop!






3) McElroy Park
Ellensburg, WA
Enjoy the nice green grass, walking trails, natural areas, and picnic tables in McElroy Park. Pack a snack and enjoy the beautiful Ellensburg day.


Day Two: Afternoon


1) Brix by Elevage Wine Company
Ellensburg, WA
A wine company that believes that "blood is thicker than water and wine is somewhere in between." Elevage Wine Co. creates delectable wines and features local wines and beers. With a cute outdoor sitting area, you can enjoy those sunny Ellensburg days.






2) Owens Meats
Cle Elum, WA
Dubbed "the Candy Store for the Carnivore" Owens Meats opened its doors in 1887 and has been serving the Roslyn and Cle Elum area ever since. High quality meats for high quality meals.






3) Gallery One
Ellensburg, WA
Dedicated to the creation, exhibition, and appreciation of visual arts, Gallery One provides high-quality, innovative, and diverse visual arts exhibits.


Day Two: Evening


1) The Orchard
Cle Elum, WA
The Orchard is great design paired with delicious, inventive food and drinks. Grab a seat in the lounge for an intimate and relaxed evening with friends.






2) Thrall & Dodge Tasting Room
Kittitas, WA
Premium wines grown, produced, cellared, and all served within the Columbia Valley. Taste some locally grown wine at their tasting room in Kittitas.






3) Heritage Distilling Co
Roslyn, WA
The well-known distilling company made its way to Roslyn in 2014. Since then they have been serving the Roslyn community and visitors alike. Enjoy an afternoon/evening of tasting yummy spirits and discover your new favorite guilt pleasure. The well-known distilling company made its way into Roslyn in 2014. Since then they have been serving the Roslyn community and visitors alike. Enjoy an afternoon/evening of tasting yummy spirits and discover your new favorite guilt pleasure.


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Day Three: Morning


1) Glondo's Sausage Co.
Cle Elum, WA
Looking for premium sausage for some home-cooked fine dining? Glondo's Sausage Co. offers a generous selection of the highest quality small-batch sausages, fresh meats, bacon and traditional cured and smoked delicacies.






2) Roslyn Coffee Company
Roslyn, WA
This cute coffee stand has spectacular service. Order a latte and you won't be disappointed.






3) Olmstead State Park
Ellensburg, WA
Take a step back into history and reminisce of the 1875's cattle and dairy farming. What better way to enjoy a sunny day than being outside learning about the county's history?


Day Three: Afternoon


1) Café C5
Ellensburg, WA
For bold flavors and fresh, local ingredients Café C5 is your go to for a delicious lunch.






2) Gård Vintners Tasting Room
Ellensburg, WA
Gård's mission is to capture and bottle the unique characteristics of the land they farm on. Drink with ease of mind knowing the wine was grown and harvested sustainably. Order a cheese plate and spend the afternoon enjoying the delicious pairings.






3) Kittitas County Historical Museum
Ellensburg, WA
Open Monday through Saturday, 10am-4pm, the Kittitas County Historical Museum offers free admission, opening the door for you to discover the history of Kittitas County. Check out their website for a list of walking tours.


Day Three: Evening


1) Grapes and Crepes
Ellensburg, WA
The name says it all. Join Grapes and Crepes for wine tasting paired with sweet and savory crepes, lavish charcuterie boards, appetizers, salads, and unique desserts.






2) MaMa Vallone's
Cle Elum, WA
Mama Vallone's has been serving Italian since 1986 and has retained its family values. Order a delicious, mouthwatering steak, or enjoy their delectable pastas.






3) The Boutique at Swiftwater Cellars
Cle Elum, WA
Visit this intimate shop that specializes in a unique selection of home furnishings and accessories. Spruce up your home with some goodies from Swiftwater Boutique.





Day Four: Morning


1) Pioneer Coffee Co.
Cle Elum, WA
With a cute leave-one, take-one library, Pioneer Coffee Roasting Co. is the most charming coffee shop to spend some time reading a new book and enjoying fresh-brewed coffee.






2) Dick and Jane's Spot
Ellensburg, WA
Dick and Jane's Spot has been a work in progress for 35 years and is home to Dick and Jane. They display over 40 Northwest Artists alongside their own pieces of art for a unique art experience. Their art gallery is in their front yard, so be respectful of the fences, and enjoy this unique presentation of colors and designs.






3) Helen McCabe State Park
Ellensburg, WA
Helen McCabe Park features an 8-acre pond which is a perfect to walk alongside for a nice morning walk. Bring your blanket and find a special spot to spread out and relax.


Day Four: Afternoon


1) Lunchbox Cafe
Ellensburg, WA
This fun little café supports local farmers and provides you with delicious and fresh foods. Make sure to try some of their vegan, vegetarian or gluten-free meals!






2) fused
Roslyn, WA
Explore fused's gallery that showcases over 300 pieces of unique handmade glass. Or watch local artists and feel inspired to create your own piece of art. Check out their class schedule to try it yourself!






3) Cle Elum Telephone Museum
Cle Elum, WA
Cle Elum was one of the last cities in the county to use a manual telephone switchboard. Visit Cle Elum's Telephone Museum to explore pastimes of phone operators and manual switchboards. You'll be surprised how large some of the switchboards used to be.


Day Four: Evening


1) Swiftwater Cellars
Cle Elum, WA
Enjoy a five-wine tasting flight or spend a comfortable and relaxed evening at the wine bar socializing with friends and other guests. "The tasting room experience is to be relished, rather than rushed" so make sure to give yourself enough time to fully enjoy Swiftwater Cellars.






2) Roslyn Mexican Grill
Roslyn, WA
With a unique take on Mexican Grill, Roslyn Mexican Grill focuses on Pre-Hispanic Cuisine. Visit Roslyn Mexican Grill for a delectable evening filled with historic Mexican cuisine.






3) Roslyn Brewing Company Taproom
Roslyn, WA
Calling all beer lovers! Roslyn Brewing Company is a microbrewery with a tradition of brewing exceptional beers for beer lovers everywhere. Visit their taproom, open Friday, Saturday, and Sundays.


Day Five: Morning


1) D&M Coffee (Drive Thru)
Ellensburg, WA
D&M Coffee brews delicious coffee, so take a moment to enjoy the fragrance that emanates from D&M Coffee's Drive Thru window.






2) Cle Elum City Park
Cle Elum, WA
Cle Elum City Park has picnic tables, BBQ grills, horseshoe pits and much more. Grab some ingredients and barbecue your breakfast at Cle Elum City Park. This treed park is a beautiful place to enjoy the morning.






3) Roslyn Farmers Market
Roslyn, WA
Open every Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm, mid-June to mid-September, you can find a wide range of vendors. Explore the booths filled with veggies, fruits, baked goods, flowers, crafts and much more.


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