Summer Family Adventures: Suncadia Resort


Are you craving a little bit of adventure in your life? Or, is the idea of seclusion and relaxation more your thing? Maybe it’s time for your family to trade in the hustle and bustle of city life and every day stresses for a luxurious mountain retreat. Look no further than the four diamond Suncadia Resort in Washington State.

Located in the beautiful Cascade Mountains, just a 1.5 hour drive from the bustling metropolis of Seattle, lies a gem of a resort offering the perfect combination of luxury and adventure. At the family friendly Suncadia Resort you will find top-notch accommodations, decadent dining, spa relaxation, and a lengthy list of outdoor activities for all ages.


Sitting on more than 6,000 acres of lush mountain terrain, The Lodge at Suncadia combines the cozy comfort of a quaint mountain cabin with the grandeur of an elite full-service luxury hotel. Boasting 254 condo-style rooms (studios, one-bedroom, two-bedroom, and penthouse suites), The Lodge at Suncadia is truly your home away from home. And, the panoramic river and mountain views cannot be beat!

The Lodge’s condo-style units offer the ultimate in comfort and convenience. With a warm color palette, rustic decor, a fireplace for cool Washington nights, and a view that will make your jaw drop, it’s hard to want to leave your room when vacationing here! The full kitchen is the perfect place to balance dining out with enjoying family dinners in the comfort of your own space.

Enjoy evenings sitting out on your balcony, taking in the sunset with a local cheese platter and a bottle of Washington wine or take the kids to nightly s’mores roasting at the fire pit in front of The Lodge.


While it’s tempting to stay in your room and enjoy room service on your balcony over looking snow-capped mountains and the rushing river below, dining out while at Suncadia is a must!

At Portals Restaurant you will find delicious, fresh and local artisan food with a view that can’t be beat! We love the cozy atmosphere and the fact that Portals offers fine dining in a kid-friendly way. While you sip wine and enjoy your pan-seared halibut filet with vegetable noodles and arugula pesto, your children can color and enjoy their hidden veggie mac n’ cheese and peanut butter banana smoothie. You will not feel out of place here as there are children at almost every table!

For an adult-only experience, try Fifty-6 Degrees Lounge where you can enjoy the same jaw-dropping view along with your favorite micro-brew or cocktail. For a snack, try the delicious Suncadia cheese board or artisanal salumi plate.


Adventure is at your fingertips at Suncadia! With over 40 miles of hiking and biking trails and activities for every age and fitness level, you’re sure to find something for everyone in your family to enjoy. Here’s just a small taste of what Suncadia has to offer:

  • Guided and non-guided hikes
  • Horseback Riding
  • Fly Fishing
  • White-Water Rafting
  • River Floating
  • Kayaking
  • Bike Riding
  • Rock Climbing

Suncadia is a part of the highly regarded Destination Hotels & Resorts which are offering complete Destination Family Escapes this summer for the perfect family adventure! With one purchase, you can book the Northwest Adventure Package at Suncadia Resort which includes two nights in a suite, a guided hike, a river float trip, and a full dinner at Portals Restaurant, all for a family of four!


Suncadia really is all about family and the kids are far from left out here! Campcadia offers a variety of day camp style programs for kids 4-12 years old. A talented group of highly qualified facilitators will entertain and feed your kiddos while you enjoy a day at the spa or play a round or two of golf.


What could be better than following up a day of family biking or mountain climbing with a soak in one of four hot outdoor mineral baths at Suncadia’s Glade Spring Spa? Or maybe a signature massage and facial using only the finest natural and organic products is more your style. Whatever your relaxation needs, the Glade Spring Spa will not disappoint!


For the golf-enthusiast, Suncadia is a dream! It features 54 holes of mountain golf across three award-winning courses: Prospector, Rope-Rider, and Tumble Creek. The stunning views and immaculate greens are sure to impress the golf-lover in your life. Suncadia even offers a play-and-stay unlimited golf package!


No luxury resort would be complete without immaculate swimming pools to take a dip in and relax by, would it? In this arena, Suncadia does not disappoint! The 16,000 square foot Swim & Fitness Center features an indoor pool for cooler temps that even has thrilling dual water slides. Just outside is a beautiful outdoor leisure pool overlooking Suncadia’s freshwater lake and amphitheater. The outdoor grill serves up delicious poolside drinks and eats – it is so easy to spend a full day here!

The Lodge at Suncadia also features a separate outdoor pool overlooking the Cascade Mountains and Cle Elum River. One of our favorite aspects of the pools at Suncadia is that they are really well heated — perfect for swims in the crisp mountain mornings and evenings!



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Photo Credit: Dreams To Do & Suncadia Resort

Ariel is a working mom of two (expecting baby #3 next July!) who is married to her high school sweetheart. When she isn’t at the office or playing with her young kiddos, you can find her writing on her personal blog, Dreams To Do. Ariel is a lover of inspirational words, photography, coffee, reality TV, and of course, her family. You can connect with Ariel on Twitter and Facebook.

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