A warm, inviting home for family and friends to make some great memories!
Steve Ranta, Owner || Jessica Christie, Property Manager
About Steve Ranta, Owner || Jessica Christie, Property Manager
Steve grew up in the Leavenworth area (about an hour away from Suncadia) and went to the University of Washington. Steve lives in Seattle but enlists support from Jessica Christie who is the local contact and cleaning specialist for the property.
Steve Ranta, Owner || Jessica Christie, Property Manager purchased this House in 2014
Why Steve Ranta, Owner || Jessica Christie, Property Manager chose Cle Elum
Steve grew up in nearby Leavenworth (about 50mi away) and always wanted to come back to the east side of the mountains to live and play. Steve built the home in 2014 as a place for his family to come and enjoy. Steve hopes to retire here when that time comes! Steve has literally put his blood, sweat, and tears into this property!
What makes this House unique
The property is very quiet, the sky is brilliant, and the air always smells of the forest. Elk often can be seen from the house, especially in the morning or at dusk. Wild turkeys have been spotted crossing the property and you will see deer occasionally. My home is open and inviting and offers many technical amenities that give you the best of country and modern living.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
We had a wonderful stay at your home! Well stocked kitchen and nice layout for big groups! Lots of amenities and overall great home.
Excellent stay! Great place for friends and family to get together at Suncadia!
This is an excellent property with lots of well-planned rooms to accommodate a large family or groups of smaller families. Excellent location and very much appreciated the Owner's prompt reply to any questions we had before and during the trip. Would definitely recommend!!!
Great for families!
The kitchen was spacious and was well stocked. The home had plenty of space for 4 small cousins, 2 couples and grandma!
Fourth of July
Our group had a great time at this property. It was well equipped, clean and organized. The setting is really nice. The outdoor fire pit and hot tub are a nice touch. Steve is a terrific host.
Beautifully appointed home
I'm not sure what else I can add to the wonderful comments previously mentioned, but this house was outstanding. Steve was quick to communicate and every amenity a guest might want was available - in addition to some not expected! The home was clean, well stocked and provided a large gathering space for our group, but also provided the privacy for 3 couples with 3 full bathrooms. The outdoor fire pit and hot tub were added features not often found.
A wonderful place to enjoy our weekend away. Would definately be interested in revisiting.
Thank You Steve!
... Cairdeas: Friendship, Goodwill & Alliance
Great for groups & families (and Tesla owners)
The house is in great shape - very clean and well appointed. Master bed is super comfortable and master bathroom is large and lovely, the hot tub was clean and hot, and the pantry and kitchen were well stocked with tools and basics like paper towels, spices, etc. There are also fun family games and a nice speaker system to stream music. We did a lot of cooking and the gas BBQ worked great. The large main table was ideal for dinners and games.
Everything was exactly as promised in the listing, and Steve was very quick to respond to questions.
If there are any "downsides" to the house at all they are really not faults of the house or property - just things to know. There isn't a lawn or soft grass to use outside. Not sure how easy this is to find in Suncadia, but if a lawn is important to your group you may want to look elsewhere. The backyard leads out to the natural landscape of the mountains. And we saw some deer crossing by the house in the evening! There were also quite a few mosquitos and wasps. Again, this is not a criticism of the house at all (the guys were dealing with bees on the golf course too) - but remember to bring bug spray depending on the time of year when you visit. The enclosed sunroom was a nice feature to be able to enjoy the view and warmth of outside while avoiding the critters!
Erica and her group were great guests and we appreciate her review.
Regarding the exterior environment, Suncadia is a mountain retreat destination and homesite policies enforce the preservation of the natural environment. Landscaped grass is available at the various play areas scattered around Suncadia (Dawson and Battista Parks and of course the golf greens.)
Bug spray is effective in the summer months as flying critter populations ebb and flow throughout the day. As mentioned, the screened in porch is lovely for hanging outdoors without having to worry about bug spray.
The town of Roslyn in Washington State may be best known as the setting for the television show "Northern Exposure." However, on-screen fame is often fleeting, and while the town does capitalize on the former show, it has much more to offer visitors. Located in the Cascade Mountains 85 miles east of Seattle, Roslyn is surrounded by accessible natural beauty and recreation. The shops, restaurants and cultural offerings in the small town are easy to explore on foot.
The Roslyn Museum (roslynmuseum.com) is stuffed full of historic objects and displays. The museum's website offers a printable scavenger hunt list of items to look for and admission is by donation. The town has an art gallery, gift shop and large old-fashioned quilt shop housed in an old three-story building. In the summer, the Roslyn Sunday Market, with farm-fresh food, arts and crafts, and live music, takes over downtown on Sundays.
Grab a cup of coffee from one of the coffee shops in town while you ponder where to eat. Several places to dine are located in town, but the large painting on the side of the Roslyn Café (roslyncafe.com) -- featured prominently in "Northern Exposure" -- may lure you in for a classic burger and fries and lots of TV show nostalgia. Just around the corner is The Brick (bricksaloon.com), which claims to be the oldest bar still operating in Washington. Dining there is a family-friendly affair with a special kids menu. On weekend nights the place picks up with live music.
Roslyn City Park, near downtown, offers a nice spot for a picnic, but more adventuresome areas are close by. The Coal Mines Trail passes through Roslyn to and from the nearby towns of Cle Elum and Ronald. The historic trail follows an old railroad route and is dotted with markers commemorating the history of coal mining in the area. In the summer you can rent bicycles in town, while snowshoes are available to explore the trails in winter.
Suncadia (suncadiaresort.com) is a large resort community right next door to Roslyn with a wide array of accommodations and recreation opportunities. Miles of wooded trails are located on the property and the resort has a golf course. Bicycle, motor scooters and boats are available to rent and the resort organizes fishing and rafting excursions. A spa, winery and restaurants are on the resort grounds.