The 2,600-acre haven includes parks, a Tom Doak-designed golf course, miles of trails, and extensive year-round programming through the Tumble Creek Club.

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CLE ELUM — On the sunny side of the Cascades, 80 miles from Seattle, Suncadia Resort has a well-established and cherished legacy. But until now, only a fortunate few were privy to the lifestyle available at Tumble Creek, its private community just across the Cle Elum River.

The 2,600-acre haven includes parks, a Tom Doak-designed golf course, miles of trails, and extensive year-round programming through the Tumble Creek Club. Now, prospective residents have an opportunity to call Tumble Creek home, with the community’s most significant release of homesites in more than a decade.

The rare release, set for Oct. 12, includes the last golf-front properties in Tumble Creek. Those who know the sport recognize Doak as one of the finest living golf-course architects. His highly lauded work at Tumble Creek takes its cue from the existing topography. The facilities are reserved exclusively for Tumble Creek members, and no reservations are required.

Golf memberships at Tumble Creek Club include the Prospector and Rope Rider courses at Suncadia, for 54 holes of award-winning golf.

In addition to the last properties on the golf course, buyers can also choose from sites with long views across the 1,200-acre Kittitas Conservation Trust preserve; and homesites along the new Paintbrush Lake, with ponds that flow from one small waterfall to the next. Inspired by mountain glacial lakes and the Indian Paintbrush wildflower, some parts are quaint and quiet for yoga or birdwatching, while others beckon a paddle board or fishing lure.

Seeking sunshine, elbow room and privacy? Suncadia Resort’s private community Tumble Creek is ready to deliver.
Seeking sunshine, elbow room and privacy? Suncadia Resort’s private community Tumble Creek is ready to deliver.

During the summer, construction started on Tumble Creek’s new clubhouse, The Great House, with an entire floor dedicated to family activities. Joining the existing Golf House and Hill House (fitness, wellness and aquatics), it commands the most prominent site in Tumble Creek, with views of the Cascade Mountains. When complete, it will be home to bowling and bocce tournaments, crafts and movies, fireside spaces, dining options and cocktails under the stars.

With easy access to Interstate 90 and located 80 miles from Seattle, Tumble Creek boasts a location that is both beautiful and accessible. Amenities at the adjacent Suncadia Resort include restaurants, a winery and a spa. Four seasons of outdoor adventures include  everything from outdoor summer concerts to an ice skating rink and tubing hill.

The list of incentives for homesite buyers in this release includes membership to Tumble Creek Club (which carries over to Suncadia Club amenities, as well) and preferred pricing on the property itself.

While those who secured reservations in advance will have first picks, the diversity of selection means showing up this weekend could still yield you a fantastic spot on which to build your dream home in Tumble Creek. From Seattle, take I-90 east for about 78 miles. Take exit 80 toward Salmon La Sac/Roslyn. Continue on Bullfrog Road for 3 miles. The entrance to Tumble Creek is on your left, a minute or so after you cross the Cle Elum River. At the security gate, let them know you are there for the “Tumble Creek Homesite Selection Event”. (Pro Tip: For best directions from online map programs or GPS, input “Tumble Creek Club” as your destination.)