Washington’s Suncadia Resort offers wilderness luxury in a vacation
By Ron Beasley

Looking for something a little different in a winter vacation? Check out the Suncadia Resort in upstate Washington, just 80 miles east of Seattle. Suncadia is situated on the eastern slopes of the Cascades and is a new mountain resort with a broad combination of outdoor recreation activities and luxury accommodations. There’s a championship golf course, superb fly fishing, horseback riding, miles of spectacular hiking and cycling trails, spa treatments, shopping and fine dining. It’s a great place to relax with the family or gather with friends and business associates. 

Suncadia adjoins 1,200 wilderness acres along the Cle Elum River corridor and is the perfect place for family vacation activities such as horseback riding, fly fishing, white-water rafting, kayaking, and rock climbing. The 2.2 million acre Wenatchee National Forest adjoins the resort and visitors can enjoy downhill skiing, snowboarding and snowmobiling. Suncadia is also just a short drive from Washington’s growing wine country and there are numerous historic mining and agricultural towns to explore. 
The Suncadi Resort is located on the banks of the picturesque Cle Elum River and there are several different luxury lodging options available capable of accommodating groups of any size, including: *The Inn at Suncadia -- an intimate, elegant lodge in a mountain setting with golf course views and a northwest design. The Inn at Suncadia, overlooking the rolling terrain of the Prospector Golf Course, is designed with the intimacy and warmth of a rustic and elegant mountain lodge inn with 18 exclusive guest rooms and suites. 

*The Lodge at Suncadia -- a lodge in the grandest northwest tradition, with majestic architecture, panoramic river and mountain views, and all the amenities of a full-service luxury hotel and conference center. The Lodge at Suncadia is a condominium hotel resort with studio, one and two-bedroom suites and penthouses available, as well as a state-of-the-art conference center. 

*Rental homes – For those who want an individualized and private lodging experience, Suncadia also offers beautiful custom-built and fully-furnished luxury rental homes that are spectacular in design and setting. Many are hidden away amid towering pine trees and abut the river or golf  course.

The heart of the community is Suncadia Village, where both the Inn and the Lodge are located. The Village also has several restaurants that offer both fine and casual dining, a swim-and-fitness center, a driving range, an outdoor amphitheater, the world-class Glade Spring Spa, and seasonal boating and ice skating on Lake Park. 
Suncadia’s award-winning golf courses challenge even the most accomplished golfer. One course, Prospector created by the Palmer Course Design Company, offers 18 holes of mountain golf in a scenic setting. Another course, Rope Rider, will open next year and include youth tees and shorter loops for quicker rounds. 
For reservations and more information, call 866-904-6301 or visit <www.suncadiaresort.com>.