Sundance Ridge fulfills your greatest expectations for the great adventures of all kinds. Its central location to a variety of areas and activities lets you pursue virtually any interest. The historic city of Ellensburg is full of architectural examples from the past century and a half. Vibrant cultural and arts events, including museums, festivals, fairs, rodeos, theater and music thrive throughout the year. Surrounding historic towns such as Cle Elum and Thorp provide plenty of local color and a taste of small town life. Agriculture treasures abound in Central Washington. Local farms and orchards produce much-anticipated harvests of peaches, pears, cherries, apples, corn, tomatoes and other crops. fruit stands attract local and visitors alike, as each season brings its bounty to market. Central Washington ranches are world-renowned for raising beef cattle and timothy hay. The gems of small town life are slices of Americana as its best.
Central Washington’s agriculture ambition can also be seen in its growing wine region. A trip to the vineyards and wineries for wine tasting, an afternoon picnic and a bottle of a favorite wine makes for lasting memories and a reason to return. Wineries in Zillah and Yakima are popular destinations and are gaining reputation and accolades for their vintages. Be sure to pick up an extra bottle or two to enjoy in you home at Sundance Ridge!
An abundance of wildlife makes the area its home. Deer, elk, big horn sheep, bear, coyote, quail, turkey, pheasant and partridge are just a few of the animals residing in the mountains and valleys of the area. Seasonal hunting draws hunters from near and far to the surrounding areas. Fishing enthusiasts will find world-class bass and blue-ribbon trout fishing throughout the area. Fly-fishing on the Yakima River is an unforgettable experience, combining sport. artistry and unrivaled outdoor beauty. Horseback riding in the wide, open fields and hillsides is exhilarating for both horse and rider.
Winter wonderlands in the mountains offer up some of the area’s best skiing - both downhill and cross-country. Snowboarders will find no shortage of runs and excitement. Ski facilities, lodges and resorts attract visitors and sport enthusiasts year round. Golf, hiking, kayaking, canoeing, boating and other sports are found within convenient and accessible distances from Sundance Ridge. Suncadia, one of the most prestigious new resorts in the area, is located only 30 miles away. Seattle is less than 2 hours away, where metropolitan activities and conveniences, diverse neighborhoods and an urban Northwest style can be found. In fact, many people choose to live in a more relaxed lifestyle in Ellensburg and commute to the bustling city of Seattle for work. Sundance Ridge in Ellensburg has the advantage of being located in the heart of the state. Spokane, Puget Sound, Eastern Washington and other areas are all within reasonable driving distance.