Kittitas County Area Guide
Kittitas County Area Guide
A visit to Ellensburg is a visit to Central Washington, one of the most beautiful slices of land in the country. Expect to see orchards of apples and grapes, sun-kissed peaks of snowy mountains, winding rivers and streams that flow throughout the area—and all in a mild climate loved by so many visitors. Truly, the place is so gorgeous one could just sight-see all day then unwind in our lakefront view hotel rooms in Ellensburg.
Make plans to see all the cultural, dining, shopping and wine touring offerings as well as the endless opportunities for outdoor fun and wonderful events in the area. Take advantage of your time here and make the most of this gorgeous area's myriad offerings. Want to learn a bit more about Central Washington, Ellensburg, Skiing at Snoqualmie or Wenatchee? We can help with all of those as well as upcoming area events!
Getting Your Outdoor Fun On at Cle Elum? Our Hotel's the Best Place to Rest Nearby.
Just about 20 miles away in Kittitas County, Cle Elum is a virtual playground for all lovers of the outdoors. Known as "The Heart of the Cascades," Cle Elum is a favorite spot among all Washingtonians when it comes to camping and all the outdoor activities in the area. Bordered by the South Cle Elum Ridge with the Yakima River and Crystal Creek running right through it, Cle Elum is close to the Suncadia Resort as well as Snoqualmie Pass and Summit, a fantastic ski spot.
What else is there to do? In this gorgeous vast wilderness filled with thousands of acres of mountain forest and lakes, the opportunities are practically endless. But let's name a few: in the summer, there's backpacking, camping and fishing; in the winter, there's cross-country skiing, snowmobiling and snow-shoeing. To learn more visit the city's Chamber of Commerce site.
Visiting Kittitas County Fairgrounds? Our Hotel's Your Perfect Spot.
Since 1885, the Kittitas County Fairgrounds has been hosting one of the most popular county fairs in the state of Washington. A classic county fair, six days long, the Kittitas County Fair features live entertainment, all your favorite fair attractions, agricultural contests just like the good old days, rodeos for adults and kids, a tractor pull, a master storyteller and entertainer of balloon art, all your favorite carnival rides, and of course, all the classic fair foods. Our hotel's conveniently near the Kittitas Fairgrounds, and you'll love being so close to all the fun.
Take a Day Trip to Beautiful Yakima, Washington
Located about 45 minutes from Ellensburg, Yakima is definitely filled with enough attractions and fun for a quick day trip. From the thrilling roar of the Yakima Speedway and the competitive fun of the Yakima Youth Soccer Association events to the area's gorgeous wine country tours and incredible downtown dining, there's something for everyone in Yakima.
Discover beautiful central Washington for yourself. And while you're here, make sure to stay at Cedars Inn Ellensburg. We can't wait to welcome you.