Sun spilling into the windows and across the porch in the mornings, quiet starry nights… comfortable beds with fresh linens, this little red miner's house offers simple respite for the city-worn. A claw-foot tub invites a hot bath in the evening after an adventure in the mountains or reading a great book on the feather couch by the fire.
With horse pastures and mountain trails off the back porch, and a charming, artistic town with great cafe's, pubs and shops off the front, this house is ideally situated for natural adventures as well as small town fun and conveniences.
The back bedroom has 2 twin beds, and the front bedroom 1 queen bed; all mattresses are supportive and new. The front bedroom is continuous with the living area, no door.
Utility room with washer/drier/detergent. A shed with padlock to store your bikes. Gas grill in back yard. The kitchen is equipped for basic cooking, and comfortably seats 6 at the kitchen table. Coffee and maker provided. BYO toiletries and groceries. Not set up for pets. Although I don’t have internet, there are 2 cafe's with service a 6-8 minute walk away. I do have a small collection of good movies, and a dvd player, as well as games, puzzles and books.
Opportunities abound with nearby hiking trails and climbing crags, Lake Cle Elum with a public swimming and boat access, biking through beautiful farm country along the Teanaway River, surrounded by views of snow-capped mountains. A couple of outfits provide horse-back riding experiences. Suncadia Resort ( 5 minute drive) offers a stunning golf course, a spa and Swift Water Winery, where one can enjoy a cool drink on the deck watching the sun set over the mountains and valley below. Kids can walk to the main street on the Miner’s Trail ( across the street and down the hill from the house ), to the candy store, the pizzeria, and the movie house for a safe excursion of their own. The best swimming hole is a lovely drive away, 15 miles up Lake Cle Elum to Salmon le Sac. The streams, rivers and lakes provide excellent fishing (rainbow trout, salmon); and a local fishing shop and the hardware store in Cle Elum have gear, guides available if needed.
Ellensburg, only 30 miles away, hosts Jazz in the Valley, a spectacular 3-day jazz festival, July 28-30, which includes 30 jazz and blues shows in it’s historic center. The Ellensburg Rodeo every Labor Day weekend.
Some of the most purely enjoyable times in Roslyn are spent NOT getting into the car, and NOT doing anything other than relaxing and reveling in simplicity. Cruising the farmer’s market on Sunday mornings (2 blocks away), checking out the tiny mining museum down the street, having ice cream with your children at Maggie’s Café, browsing books and maps at Basecamp Books and Bites ( good chocolate cake, and a wine bar down below ), watching a movie in the old movie house ( Roslyn Theatre), or lying in the grass in Rosyn Yard listening to bands play on Saturday nights. These are the best of times, still possible, in a small town with big heart.