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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!
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Brew House Boarding offers two vacation rental suites, each with private entrance and private bath. Choose to stay in the Western Suite or the Nostalgic (Early 1950s) Suite, both charming in their themes. Both suites offer a long list of amenities plus, venture downstairs to enjoy Thrall & Dodge Winery's new tasting room!
Mama Vallone's brings classic Italian cuisine to Cle Elum and comes highly recommended from locals and travelers alike. With generous servings and great service, Mama's is the perfect venue for an extravagant meal out. We hear nothing but raving reviews the traditional pasta dishes and a prime rib that is cooked to perfection.
Looking for something a little more casual? Check out Taneum Creek Brewing (811 Highway 970, Cle Elum) for some ice-cold beers, or find classic diner grub at Red Horse Diner (1518 W. University Way, Ellensburg).
Fresh sandwiches, homemade pastries, delicious coffee, and more! The Red Bird Cafe is a delightful escape from the cold weather. Always adding new, creative recipes to their list of pastry offerings, their baked goods are a must.
Grab your breakfast to-go and check out Old Skool's (308 N. Main St., Ellensburg) for records, vintage clothing, and more! The historic Roslyn Cemetery also makes for a fascinating morning, as you walk through the 26 separate cemeteries, many of them individually ethnic and dating back the 1800s. Find a map of the cemeteries here.
Basecamp Books and Bites
110 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn
A bookstore, restaurant, and bar located in the heart of historic downtown Roslyn. Basecamp Books and Bites is a community gathering place with a friendly atmosphere. Stop in to grab a coffee, browse their book selection, or shop unique gifts! Head downstairs for their restaurant and bar, serving up yummy salads and sandwiches.
Taste spirits at the Ellensburg Distillery (4621 Rader Rd., Ellensburg) or head out for a self-guided historic building tour in Ellensburg! Get started here.
Captivating cuisine meets the rustic charm of Central Washington. Artisan meals are crafted with local inspiration and seasonal ingredients, making for a truly unique dining experience. Portals boasts stunning, panoramic views of the lush Cascade Mountains. Wind down with a savory meal after a long day of discovery and exploration.
Also consider grabbing a bite at Palace Cafe (323 N. Main St., Ellensburg), then see what's playing at the Roslyn Theatre (101 Dakota St., Roslyn) for a late-night film.
The self-guided driving route features more than 100 folk-art murals on barns around Kittitas County. Each painted quilt block has its own story, see if you can discover what they mean! For more information and maps of the locations, go to myellensburg.com or stop by the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce office in Ellensburg or Cle Elum.
Try out Stella's (316 W. 1st St., Cle Elum) for a delicious breakfast or take a walk on the McElroy Park Loop (1704 Brick Road, Ellensburg).
Heritage Distilling Co.
101 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn
Heritage Distilling Company operates award winning craft distilleries in Washington and Oregon. HDC makes vodka, gins and whiskeys in many unique flavors, providing for a memorable, one-of-a-kind experience. Try one of their 20 naturally flavored vodkas, including bacon, coffee and lavender flavors, plus their Brown Sugar Bourbon, the most popular product. Shop gifts, bar accessories, and, of course, bottles of their spirits in this Roslyn tasting room.
Find a greater appreciation for art at Gallery One (408 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg) or head to The Red Pickle Food Truck for a delicious, flavorful lunch! Locations vary, but they can be found regularly near Whipsaw Brewing at 704 N. Wenas St. in Ellensburg.
This lovely wine bar in downtown Ellensburg has a wide selection of beer and wine, including many regional offerings. The space offers a beautiful setting for a group to chat while enjoying an exquisite bottle of wine and one of their delicious pizzas.
Also consider Fire and Smoke (213 W. 4th Ave., Ellensburg) for some mouthwatering barbeque or Shooters 2.0 (104 W. 5th Ave., Ellensburg) for drinks, food and games with friends!
Discover Ellensburg's Public Art
Various Locations, Ellensburg
Public art can be discovered around every corner in Downtown Ellensburg. "The Bull" statue at Rotary Pavilion in downtown and the "Kitt Coyote" statue at the Ellensburg Public Library are worth a visit, in fact, a photo with the Bull is an Ellensburg tradition. There are also a number of historic murals and buildings in downtown Ellensburg. So, hit the streets and discover the art of Ellensburg!
For breakfast, try Dakota Cafe (417 N. Pearl, Ellensburg), then order a coffee to-go and head out to explore the Liberty Ghost Town for a chilling walk through the historic town.
For wholesome food made with the freshest ingredients, head to Maggie's Pantry in Roslyn. Also featured are a selection of natural grocery items, delicious coffee, and Winegars ice cream that's worth the brain freeze! Gluten-free and vegan options are available as well.
Hit the rink at Suncadia for an afternoon of ice skating (3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum) or sip wine at Gard Vintners Tasting Room (311 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg).
Fantastic food and drinks, a cozy atmosphere, and a top-notch staff can be found at the Roslyn Roadhouse. Try the bacon, apple grilled cheese with their homemade fries and one of their many beer options for a tasty meal!
An art site and a home. Local artists Jane Orleman and her late husband, Dick Elliot, have spent 35 years collecting an impressive assortment of eclectic artwork from more than 40 Northwest artists. Covering nearly every post and fence in their yard on the corner of First Ave. and Pearl St. are over 10,000 bottle caps, thousands of highway reflectors, colored glass bottles and bicycle wheels.
Discover the many murals on buildings throughout Kittitas County, or see what treasures you can find antiquing at Relics (312 N. Main St., Ellensburg).