Kittitas County

food at julep

Visiting Julep Kitchen & Bar in Ellensburg

Spicy. Creamy. Zesty. Oozing with a fiery sauce and a cold side of ranch, the Nashville Cauliflower Bites served at Julep Kitchen & Bar are a one-of-a-kind delight. Located in…

Hotel Windrow beds

Hotel Windrow Getaway in Ellensburg

Nestled in the heart of central Washington, a 59-room boutique hotel sits in historic downtown Ellensburg. Recently opened in January of 2020, Hotel Windrow blends stellar hospitality, urban luxury and…

lakeview mountain escape

Exploring Digs Co. Cabins Near Cle Elum

We’re sharing three cabins by Chelsea from Digs Co, located around the Cle Elum area. Just 90 minutes from Seattle, these properties are perfect for a quick weekend getaway or…

Thorp Mill building and bridge

Visiting the Historic Thorp Mill and Museum

Driving along Interstate-90 through Central Washington yields a myriad of picturesque views. From the barns with unique quilted emblems, to the groves of trees and even the random farm stands,…

float the yakima river

A Guide to Floating the Yakima River

Attracting many kids and adults with its refreshing and smooth water, floating the Yakima River on a hot summer day is a great activity to add to your itinerary between…

Exploring Washington State Podcast Episode 47 Madison Ford

Episode 47: Madison Ford

Madison Ford Director of Tourism for Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce joins us to chat about things to do and see in Kittitas County.

welcome to cle elum

Spending an Hour in Cle Elum

If you are a Washington resident, or even a newcomer to the state, you know that driving over the Snoqualmie Pass can be treacherous at times. Even during sunny seasons,…

backpacking spade lake

Hiking Waptus, Spade, and Venus Lakes

In September, my wife Regan and I had planned a hike in the North Cascades but a spate of wildfires made that hike impossible. When the smoke cleared two days…

People drinking beer and watching Ellensburg Winterhop Brewfest online

Attending A Virtual Winterhop Brewfest

In its 17th year, the Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce is working hard to put on the 2021 Winterhop Brewfest, which is set to occur on Jan. 16, 2021. This…

Vinman's Bakery cinnamon rolls Ellensburg

A Visit to Vinman’s Bakery in Quiet Ellensburg

When I was in high school, I had the good fortune to be an exchange student in Switzerland. On my return from this life-changing experience, one of the things I…

Jolly Mountain views

Hiking and Exploring Jolly Mountain

As I write this from the north Pasco countryside, early on a Friday afternoon, I look out the window of my study toward Badger Mountain, the Horse Heaven Hills and…

Visiting the Historic Liberty Township

As the weather begins to change and you feel more inclined to get some fresh air, there are many places to visit. From campsites, to hiking trails to local history…