Cle Elum's Bleisure Travel Guide | Cle Elum, WA

"Bleisure" is on the rise and, as a centrally-located community in the heart of Washington State, Cle Elum is a top destination for bleisure travelers. Blending work travel with leisure travel is one of the best perks of traveling for work; it helps save on vacation costs and creates a better work-life balance for travelers. Next time you find yourself in our area for work, extend the duration of your trip to enjoy Cle Elum's top leisure activities, from sightseeing and relaxation to hiking or attending events. Here are a few of our favorite recommendations for a Cle Elum bleisure trip itinerary.

Experience Premier Mountain Golf

Suncadia Resort, a premier Washington State destination in its own right, features championship golf on three award-winning courses-a business traveler's dream. Surrounded by rolling pine forests and the towering peaks of the Cascades, the thirty-six holes total of mountain golf offer a challenge to seasoned pros and leisure players alike. The Rope Rider course challenges experienced golfers with more than 7,300 yards of classic Washington State golf. The gem of Suncadia, however, is the Prospector course which was designed by the Arnold Palmer Course Design Company. This wonderfully maintained 18-hole golf course is a challenging, yet playable mountain course for all skill levels. The 10th hole offers dazzling views of the Cascades and Cle Elum River valley from its tee set more than 120 feet above the fairway!

Let Your Creativity Flow

Offering unique art for sale, classes, art supplies, studio space, and more, Pacific Crest Creatives brings art to the community of Upper Kittitas County. Visit the carefully curated gallery for a boost of creativity by participating in an art class or simply exploring the space, full of works by talented regional artists. The hand-selected pieces that fill the gallery are unusual, unique, collectible, and are unlike anything you would find at your average booth event or standard art gallery. A stroll through the space and an educational workshop will be just the refresher you need to seamlessly transition from leisure time to work time.

Explore the Cascades

Allow your mind to relax and recharge by spending some time outdoors. Surrounded by beautiful waters, mountain ranges, and pine tree forests, the Cle Elum area is one of the best places to hike and rest in Washington State. There's an abundance of nature to be discovered, so you can take your pick of a variety of trails that differ in difficulty and terrain. Explore locations around the area like Hex Mountain Trail, Peoh Point, and Teanaway Ridge when you need a break from your screen!

Unwind with Local Brews

Join locals and fellow travelers to unwind with a mountain-made beer at Cle Elum's top local breweries.

Mule & Elk Brewing

Cle Elum's first nano-brewery, Mule & Elk serves craft beers to those who want to relax with a pint and enjoy good company. They pride themselves on creating unique, delicious beer, which definitely comes through in the final product. During a long seminar, just know that Mule & Elk will be waiting to greet you with a cold pint and a friendly atmosphere.

Dru Bru

A popular après-ski destination for adventurers in Snoqualmie Pass, Dru Bru has finally made its way down to Cle Elum to share its wealth of award-winning beers. The taproom features 20 active taps, offering an assortment of their most popular mountain-made brews as well as ciders and house-made non-alcoholic sodas. Enjoy your drinks on the patio while taking in the panoramic views of the Cascades or shop cans, bottles, growlers, and crowlers to take home with you.


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