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Whether you want to spend the night, the weekend, or the week, we've 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 an adventure to remember!

Spend the Week
Lodge at Canyon River Ranch
14700 State Route 821, Ellensburg

Located on the Yakima River, this upscale but rustic lodge is great for relaxation and enjoying nature. Enjoy access to several hiking trails, close proximity to many local wineries, and more at Canyon River Ranch.

More Possibilities:
Find more lodging at Flying Horseshoe Ranch (3190 Red Bridge Rd., Cle Elum) or Best Western Snowcap Lodge (809 W. Davis, Cle Elum).

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Day One: Evening

Easton Saloon
1860 Rail Road St., Easton

You will find a ton of character at this small local bar. The Easton Saloon makes for a great place to let loose and unwind after a long day of traveling. Stop in for a cold drink and challenge your friends to a game of pool!

More Possibilities:
Enjoy a delicious dinner at Beau's Pizza & Pasta (124 E. 1st St., Cle Elum) or an ice-cold beer at the Keg Cellar Tavern (112 N. Pennsylvania Ave., Cle Elum).

Day Two: Morning

Bike the Cle Elum Loop

The scenic Cle Elum Loop travels from Ellensburg to Cle Elum and back along State Routes 10 and 940, climbing over 61 miles of road. The Northwest Bicycle Improvement Company in Roslyn rents out fat tire bikes, which are recommended to combat the snow and ice in the winter months.

More Possibilities:
Grab a bite to eat at 1201 Bagels (1201 S. Canyon Rd., Ellensburg) or head to Summit at Snoqualmie (1001 WA-906, Snoqualmie Pass) for a thrilling morning of skiing or snowboarding.

Day Two: Afternoon

Dru Bru
10 Pass Life Way #3, Snoqualmie Pass

After a day of hitting the slopes at Snoqualmie, head to Dru Bru for a well-deserved pint. The taproom space is designed for friendly conversation and celebration after a day on the mountain, so bring everyone and enjoy! All ages are welcome in the tap room and bringing outside food is encouraged. We recommend having dinner delivered from one of the many great local restaurants to pair with your delicious and refreshing beer.

More Possibilities:
Basecamp Books and Bites (110 W. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn) offers tasty treats, good reads, and a nice supply of souvenirs and gifts that are worth a look. Or, opt for a hike to Umtanum Falls.

Day Two: Evening

Orchard Restaurant
212 1st St., Cle Elum

Treat yourself to an evening of fine dining at Orchard. This restaurant excels in highlighting local foods and utilizing the skills of its chefs in order to create delicious dishes, presented flawlessly. The main feature of the restaurant is the open kitchen which is visible to all. Diners are able to view the chefs in action as meals are prepared, an act that is just as impressive as the meal itself!

More Possibilities:
Throw back some delicious craft beer at Whipsaw Brewing (704 N. Wenas St., Ellensburg) or try out snowshoeing at Kachess Lake.
Day Three: Morning

Fused – Glass Studio and Gift Shop
101 E. Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn

Here, you will find a beautiful and delicate collection of glass art, crafted in-house or by other local artists. Purchase one of the pieces for yourself, simply take a look around, or watch local artists at work. Plan ahead and you can also have the opportunity to create your own artwork, under the careful instruction of the owner. Choose your own colors and shapes to create gorgeous jewelry, bowls, dishes, vases, ornaments, or anything else your heart desires!

More Possibilities:
Find adventure snowmobiling through Kittitas County, or enjoy a delightful brunch at The Porch (608 N. Main St., Ellensburg).

Day Three: Afternoon

Yellow Church Cafe
111 S. Pearl St., Ellensburg

The Yellow Church Cafe was built in 1923 as a church, has been repurposed, and is now Ellensburg's most "heavenly" restaurant. The menu offers great variety and features fresh, seasonal ingredients from local vendors for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's known for its must-try Heavenly Loaf!

More Possibilities:
Enjoy a flight at Springboard Winery (Now Closed) or explore Lake Easton State Park (150 Lake Easton State Park Road, Easton).

Day Three: Evening

Roslyn Brewing Company
208 Pennsylvania Ave., Roslyn

The Roslyn Brewing Company has been brewing hand-crafted and full-flavored beers since 1990. Their full-bodied, German-style lagers are excellent, brewed with only the finest ingredients. Beer lovers will enjoy their refreshing brew after a long day of exploring. Grab some food to-go from one of the many nearby establishments to enjoy in the taproom and pair with your beer. While you're there, ask about their #9 Root Beer!

More Possibilities:
Head out for some exhilarating night skiing at the Summit at Snoqualmie (1001 WA-906, Snoqualmie Pass) or enjoy a more edgy night out at [ the pub ] by Iron Horse Brewery (412 N. Main St., Ellensburg).

Day Four: Morning

Hike Manastash Ridge

This hike has become popular for locals as well as visitors. At six-miles roundtrip, this hike is considered difficult, with enough of an elevation gain to qualify as a workout. Lookout for the logbook to mark your place among other travelers who have ascended to the top!

More Possibilities:
Not feelin' a hike? Stella's (316 W. 1st St., Cle Elum) has a delightful breakfast and the scenic drive from Roslyn to Salmon La Sac (Route 903) offers beautiful views.

Day Four: Afternoon

Daily Bread & Mercantile
306 S. Main St. #2, Ellensburg

Fresh, homemade sandwiches and soup are served up daily. Carrying specialty baking and cooking supplies, the Daily Bread is the perfect spot to search for holiday gifts for the baker in your life. Be sure to also get a loaf of yummy fresh bread to take home with you!

More Possibilities:
Dakota Cafe (417 N. Pearl, Ellensburg) also offers a delicious lunch and be sure to check out the Western Art Association and Goodey Gallery (416 N. Pearl St., Ellensburg) for an interesting glimpse of Ellensburg's past.

Day Four: Evening

Taneum Creek Brewing
811 Highway 970, Cle Elum

This small nanobrewery offers a friendly atmosphere with high quality brews. The taproom has only been open as of May 2018 and has received tremendous support from the community. Stop in for a pint and get to know the locals!

More Possibilities:
Craving some mouthwatering barbeque? Try out Rodeo City Bar-B-Q (204 N. Main St., Ellensburg) for tender meats and homemade sides. Or, head down to Bleachers Sports Pub and Grill (730 E. University Way, Ellensburg) to catch the big game.

Day Five: Morning

Thorp Fruit and Antique Mall
220 Gladmar Road, Thorp

What began as a small roadside fruit stand 60 years ago has developed into a can't-miss attraction for road trippers making their way through the state. Along with fresh produce and the best antique selection around, many wonderful specialty food items from local and national businesses have been brought in, making a great addition to the wide selection of products that keep customers going back.

More Possibilities:
Also try horseback riding at Flying Horseshoe Ranch (3190 Red Bridge Rd., Cle Elum), and grab breakfast and a coffee at D&M Coffee (323 N. Pearl, Ellensburg).


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