An Adventure with the Guys
Nothing gets men fired up like time away from the rigors of daily demands or bonds them more closely than through shared experiences. Experts say that road trips are a good way for friends—guys, especially—to bond. Let’s face it, sometimes it’s just hard to get quality time with good friends, and a road trip forces you to do just that. A bro-cation should re-energize you, make you forget your troubles for a few days and relax you.
With that in mind, Bellevue Lifestyle set out to put together a brief but memorable road trip just 1.5 hours east to Suncadia, where you’ll find the Pacific Northwest’s finest mountain golf experience, not to mention stunning views, incredible design, amazing food options and outdoor activities at your doorstep. We packed up our 2018 Maserati Levante, a midsize luxury crossover SUV, and cruised over the mountains in no time, arriving in style at the custom-built lodge at 70 Monabel Court. Situated on one of Suncadia’s scenic golf courses, surrounded by the rolling pine forest, and with no shortage of amenities, there’s simply no denying this Suncadia lodge has all you need for an epic weekend away with the guys.
Luxury Lodge at Suncadia
70 Monabel Court, Cle Elum, WA 98922
The house at 70 Monabel is truly an amazing five bedroom, three bath, brand-new custom home, located on Suncadia’s scenic golf course. When you walk into 70 Monabel, you are greeted by a wonderful chef’s kitchen with concrete countertop, high-end appliances and a place for everyone to enjoy the scenery. The kitchen opens up to the great room and dining room which has plenty of seating. From the great room, you can step out and enjoy the fire pit, hot tub and outdoor seating or you can sit back in the living room and enjoy the 60-inch flat-screen TV. Also don’t miss the game room with Pop-A-Shot, shuffleboard and cocktail arcade table in the garage.
Swiftwater Cellars Winery
301 Rope Rider Drive, Cle Elum, WA 98922
Swiftwater Cellars is a Washington state winery that features a tasting bar, restaurant, pro shop and special event facilities. Swiftwater Cellars’ wines are sourced from select vineyards in the Pacific Northwest and tended to by veteran winemaker Tony Rynders. “Our family’s vision is to provide a wonderful experience for our visitors, complete with fine wine and warm hospitality in a casually elegant resort setting,” founder Don Watts says. Stop in for drinks and an appetizer or full meal. You won’t be disappointed.
The Lodge at Suncadia
3600 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum, WA 98922
Portals offer a true PNW dining experience with gorgeous views and captivating cuisine. Artisan meals are crafted with local inspiration and seasonal ingredients, making for a truly unique and delicious dining event. Whether you stop by for breakfast before a daylong hike, a light lunch as you embark on outdoor adventures, or are looking to wind down with a flavorful meal in the evening, Portals offers something for every palate.
Golfing at Suncadia
Suncadia is known as a premier Washington state golf resort destination featuring championship golf on three award-winning golf courses: Prospector Golf Course, Rope Rider Golf Course and Tumble Creek Golf Course. All skill levels are welcome, and there is flexibility to book reservations for a daytrip or extended stay. Suncadia offers the Pacific Northwest’s finest mountain golf experience.
Pint and Bike Tour
The Pint and Bike Tour takes you to the nearby small town of Roslyn to check out the new Heritage Distillery where you will sip on “field-to-flask” libations, and take a tour of the facility.