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All Blog Entries by Stacy Houle

Found 157 blog entries published by Stacy Houle.

 

Far from the city, in the embrace of nature, surrounded by friends and family—life in Suncadia has its own charms, with every day bringing new discoveries, explorations and celebrations. But at the end of each day, there’s nothing quite like getting together with friends over a pint (or two!)

Which is why Suncadia has partnered with acclaimed local craft brewery Dru Bru (of Snoqualmie fame) to make your sunset happy hours even happier. As part of our efforts to support local businesses, we’ve collaboratively created the popular Windy Shot India Pale Ale, and planned a massive canning event for this IPA on the 17th of March. 

In case you can’t wait that long, you can now can enjoy an assortment of Dru Bru’s award-winning beers, ciders, and

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Building a home in the heart of nature is a dream shared by many but realized only by a few. It’s a labor of love that comes to fruition not just because of a singular vision, but because of the help and support of many. At Suncadia, we leave no stone unturned in helping our members breathe life into their dream home, and share a vision for the community that appeals both to individuals, as well as the collective. We recently spoke to Jennifer Kramer, our Director of Design Review and Residential Construction to find out more about this perspective.

What is the core design and construction philosophy Suncadia hopes is visible across all projects?

JK: Suncadia’s guiding design vision is to create a community carefully placed within the

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When you think of skiing, going to a mountaintop and racing downhill through fresh powder probably comes to mind. But there’s another style that deserves a second look. It’s called cross-country, or Nordic, skiing — and it’s actually the original and oldest form of the sport. It began in (you guessed it) Norway, where it developed out of necessity; it was a way to travel over snow-covered land for hunting, wood gathering, and social purposes. Today, it’s an Olympic sport, with events for men and women included in the Winter Games.

Although downhill skiing gets most of the glory and hype these days, more and more people are turning to Nordic skiing. It’s no different at Suncadia, where miles of wilderness present the perfect opportunity for

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Just 80 miles from Seattle, far removed from the chaos of the city but almost a world unto its own, this is Tumble Creek, a place where residents can enjoy a truly unique living experience. And within this incredible community are the Paintbrush Lakes. These lakes span three-acres of land that looks like a scene straight out of a fairy tale—and the setting for our newest homesites release.

Imagine waking up to sights of a lake modeled after Washington’s sparkling mountain glacial lakes, and named for the red and orange “Indian Paintbrush”. Picture being able to walk out of your home to a series of lakes that flow one to the next, reflecting the soaring pines and passing clouds.

You can also enjoy a near endless itinerary of delights when living

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Brighter, warmer and more welcoming than any place you could imagine, Tumble Creek is more than just a retreat from the city—it’s your home in the mountains, a gathering place for the senses, an invitation to live free in the embrace of nature. This 2,600-acre haven blends the serenity of a mountain resort and the perks of a members-only lifestyle.

Bordering on the 1,200-acre Kittitas Conservancy Trust preserve, land protected in perpetuity, this landscape is abundant in wildlife with the Cle Elum River coursing throughout, most prominently the majestic Roosevelt Elk herds. Imagine having a home here on the sunny side of the Cascades, and waking up to the sight of the majestic mountainscape outside of your windows. The soothing sound of the river

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If you are an avid golfer, you have surely had this fantasy – waking up and walking out to your deck with a steaming cuppa joe, to enjoy the sight of dawn over a beautifully manicured fairway, dotted with trees and rough, and a green just a few houses down. Then, after your coffee, you walk out the door, ready to tee off immediately. That’s the dream, right? The chance to live next to a golf course —no fighting traffic to get to the club, making appointments, no obstacles between you and the greens. 

And that’s the lifestyle you can enjoy as a resident of the Golf Front Homes at Tumble Creek, in addition to access to many more exclusive experiences. The new homesites release overlooks the world-class, 18-hole Tom Doak-designed golf course—a

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The year is almost over, and what a year it has been! Restrictions, social distancing, working from home...the new norm has changed our lives in ways we could never have imagined before. It’s a sentiment shared by many of the community members at Suncadia, as they discover a new way to lead a safe and secure life in the mountains—far from the city, closer to nature, and to an extent, shielded from some of the dangers the pandemic might bring. We spoke to two of our community members, Stephanie True and Carina Walters, to learn more about their experiences of sheltering in Suncadia.

How has the pandemic affected you and the family?

Stephanie True: It’s been an adjustment—like most other families, we're dealing with homeschool, work-from-home,

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The sheer beauty of autumn is a standout all on its own, which is why people travel far and wide for the best leaf sightings each year. When the air gets crisp and the leaves start to change colors, we're filled with a special sort of joy—and there’s no better place to embrace this warm feeling than in Suncadia Heights. 

In the literal heart of Suncadia, near the Lodge and steps away from community amenities like the Swim & Fitness Center, the winery, the spa, and the Prospector Golf Course, Suncadia Heights has been designed as a destination for families who want to be close to the buzzing and lively nerve centre of our community. And fall is just the season to explore Suncadia’s landscape, to wander through the meandering trails, to wonder at the

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Far from the crowded city, deep in the mountains at the heart of Suncadia, lies a treasure trove of indulgences like no other. This is Glade Spring Spa, a place dedicated to rejuvenating mind, body and soul. 

With the cooler months upon us, there are more reasons to stay indoors, and what better way to pass the time than to embark on a journey to relaxation, rejuvenation, and renewal? Step into a serene environment, and melt your stress away with a soothing massage or facial treatment customized to address the specific concerns of your body, skin and overall wellness. What’s more, you can also enjoy a refreshing dip in the spa’s incredible mineral pools, which have been recently reopened. 

Kourtney Pugel, Spa Director says. "We are so

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On the sunny side of the Cascades, 80 miles from downtown Seattle, Suncadia enjoys a well-established and cherished legacy as a unique mountain resort community. We recently caught up with Jeff Rau, named Suncadia’s top broker, to get a sense of what really makes the community so irresistible—and he had a lot to say!

Who would you say is the Suncadia community ideal for? 

I would say the majority of our buyers are young families looking for a second home they can just drive to. We also get older buyers looking for larger homes, where their adult kids and grandkids have enough room to enjoy. Of course, with the pandemic, we’re seeing a lot more families coming this way looking for a full-time residence—now that virtual learning and working from

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