Up to eight homes will be open for walkthroughs by prospective buyers during a special event on Oct. 30 at Suncadia.

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CLE ELUM — On Oct. 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Suncadia invites guests to experience fall during one of the resort community’s monthly tour of homes. Up to eight for-sale homes will be open for walkthroughs by prospective homebuyers.

“Fall is a fantastic time to visit Suncadia Resort — the sun is still shining, but the air is fresh and crisp and the colors are spectacular,” says Richard Seay, vice president and director of sales and marketing for Suncadia Real Estate.

Suncadia’s proximity to Seattle — it’s just 80 easy miles from the downtown core — makes the home tour a great Sunday day trip. You can visit some homes, check out the gorgeous autumn colors, have lunch at the lodge or maybe a glass of wine at Swiftwater Cellars, Suncadia’s on-site winery.

“These tours are an excellent opportunity to experience Suncadia. We’re probably most famous for summer, but it’s a special place throughout the year. We get significantly less rain and more sunshine than Seattle, so it’s a perfect escape during the rainy months, and I think it’s particularly beautiful in the fall.”

Homes available to tour will include a 3,366-square-foot, five-bedroom residence on a forested homesite on Suncadia’s Snowberry Loop, as well as a 3,145-square-foot, four-bedroom, 4.5-bath family home on Tipple Hill Loop.

The Tipple Hill home is located on the 15th hole of Suncadia’s Jacobson Hardy-designed Rope Rider golf course, and real estate broker Jeff Rau says it’s something special.

“It’s south-facing, and both the home and the homesite get absolutely drenched in sunshine,” says Rau. “And the home is really well set up to take full advantage of beautiful days; like many Suncadia homes, it’s got a great outdoor living space, both covered and uncovered, a firepit and a hot tub.”

Rau says the current homeowners, a Seattle-based family with two young children, bought the Tipple Hill home as a vacation property and ended up using it much more often than they had anticipated.

“It happens a lot with Suncadia properties,” Rau says. “It’s intended as a vacation spot, but the proximity to home means they’re here a lot more than they thought. [Homeowner] Jeff was here all summer while [his wife] Lisa went back and forth to the city with their girls. He ended up falling in love with golf while he was here, so they’re moving to Tumble Creek, another Suncadia community that includes the private club and 18-hole golf course.

“It’s great to know that they’ll still be part of the Suncadia family,” Rau says.

Visitors can stop by the real estate office at 770 Suncadia Trail, Cle Elum, on Oct. 30 to pick up a home tour map, or any time to speak to the sales team about homebuying opportunities.