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Fall Getaways in Central Washington For Your Budget

October 26, 2023

Central Washington is known for its beautiful and diverse landscapes, cozy accommodations, and delicious culinary experience. Whether you travel in luxury or travel on a budget, Central Washington offers memorable experiences. Choose from luxury resorts to amazing food trucks, no matter your budget, Central Washington is one place to add to your bucket list.

For your lavish vacation experience, Central Washington is home to resorts, vacation rentals, fine dining, and stunning mountain adventures. If you’re looking to book a getaway filled with the finer things, here are a few of our recommendations.

Lodging & Stay-Aways


Stay, play, and meet at Suncadia! With more than 6,000 acres of forested mountain landscape, sun-dappled meadows and rushing rivers, not to mention all the amenities of The Village, Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum, Washington offers a wealth of year ’round activities – perfect for a Pacific Northwest vacation with your family or a group.


Canyon River Ranch is the premier riverfront resort in Central Washington. Located just 13 miles south of Ellensburg, Canyon River Ranch lets you experience the wild and scenic Yakima Canyon with the comfort of being close to home.


Nothing says luxury vacation like a resort spa. Glade Spring Spa at Suncadia draws its inspiration from nature, merging outdoor sanctuaries of warm pools and flowing creeks with rooms that bring the surrounding gardens and glades, forest and mountain views inside. Our world-class, full-service Washington State spa retreat, located 80 scenic miles from Seattle, Washington, boasts a majestic Cascade mountain setting. The beautiful northwest landscape provides contours allowing for privacy and the ultimate peaceful escape.

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Central Washington offers not only luxury destinations, but also cozy options that won’t break the bank. Here are a few of our favorite places that offer a great “bang for your buck” experience.


Hotel Windrow bridges the gap between rural hospitality and urban luxury in the center of Historic Downtown Ellensburg. Hotel Windrow features 59 well-appointed, high-tech guest rooms.  Meetings, celebrations and gatherings of all kinds will take advantage of 8,000 square feet of high-tech, flexible gathering space, featuring the historic 4,000 square foot ballroom and breathtaking views from the rooftop deck. Hotel Windrow is minutes away from Central Washington University, the Kittitas County Fairgrounds, and retail opportunities in the historic downtown center.


The Icon Inn offers a boutique hotel feel with an air bnb experience. With contactless check-in, a shared kitchen, and no two rooms the same, you’ll enjoy an experience that is unique and easily tailored to your preferences.

Whether you’re mountain biking, or enjoying some fresh powder, the Summit at Snoqualmie offers outdoor adventure during any season! Featuring famous steeps, backbowls, terrain parks, a Nordic center and Tubing Park as well as great learning terrain.

Central Washington also has many excursion vendors. Raft, float, or fish the Yakima river with the help of any of Central Washington’s guides or outdoor excursion vendors. Rent snowmobiles, bikes, and more to take your outdoor adventure to another level of fun! Click here to view Central Washington Excursion Vendors.

Traveling on a budget doesn’t mean that you have to have a lesser experience! Central Washington’s stunning and diverse landscapes offer free and low cost opportunities to create memorable experiences without breaking the bank.

Fine Dining

Central Washington celebrates locally sourced, quality ingredients and highly skilled chefs. When craving the finer things, check out these fine dining restaurants.


Orchard is a farm-to-table, from scratch kitchen focusing on a no-waste concept. With sustainability being the bottom line. They butcher and dry-age primal cuts, make their own pasta and bread, and preserve the bounty that the surrounding area has to offer.


Canyon River Grill seamlessly combines seasonal flavors and locally sourced products to provide an elevated dining experience featuring delicious, Northwest dishes. Overlooking the Yakima river, this restaurant offers stunning views and inviting ambiance that is sure to create a memorable dining experience.

Click here to view a full list of dining options in Central Washington.

Outdoor Adventure

Central Washington Camping is a must-visit mecca. With campgrounds sprinkled throughout the county and national parks in our backyard, you could camp all summer and not see the same place twice! Whether you tent, glamp, or RV, Central Washington is your ideal location to immerse yourself in nature. Click here to learn more about camping in Central Washington!

Central Washington is an outdoor enthusiast’s oasis! With hundreds of miles of trails visitors can enjoy hiking, biking, horseback riding, bird watching and more! Fresh air, breathtaking views, and adventure abound! You don’t have to be an expert outdoors person to enjoy hiking in Central Washington. Kittitas County is home to great outdoor escapes including trails that range from beginner to advanced and have varying in terrain, elevation, incline, and length. Click here for hiking and trails information.

Arts & Culture

Not only does Central Washington offer an abundance of outdoor activities but it is also home to countless art galleries and museums! From Western to contemporary art, you will find a wide array of local art hung in galleries and local businesses. Click here to find our list of Central Washington Art Galleries. Central Washington is jam-packed with coal mining, railroad, timber, agriculture, education and many more intriguing topics. Visit a wide variety of museums and historical sites that have emerged to pay tribute to these topics. Countless captivating stories, rich cultural backgrounds and intriguing historic sites can be found in Central Washington. Click here to learn more about Central Washington museums.  

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