With more than 6,000 acres of forested mountain landscape, sun-dappled meadows and rushing rivers, not to mention all the amenities of The Village, Suncadia Resort in Washington offers a wealth of year 'round activities - perfect for a Pacific Northwest vacation with your family or a group. Miles of hiking and biking trails. Thirty-six holes of mountain golf. The 2.2 million acre Wenatchee Washington National Forest.
SUNCADIA REACHES MORE THAN $44 MILLION IN REAL ESTATE SALES IN 2013
All- Season Resort Continues to be at the Forefront of the Second Home Market in the Pacific Northwest
Since properties became available in 2003, Suncadia has seen real estate sales through its brokerage, Suncadia Real Estate Sales Company, continue to climb. More than 1,420 homesites, custom homes and condominiums have been purchased, with 155 of those sales taking place in 2013.
“Based on recent real estate trends in our market and the momentum of our economy, Suncadia is excited about this past year’s success and optimistic about continuing our trend of increased growth into 2014,” said Richard Seay, vice president, director of sales and marketing for Suncadia.
Construction of 57 new homes began in 2013, compared to the 36 starts in 2012. Prospector’s Reach, a neighborhood of cottages just a stone’s throw from the core of Suncadia, saw the new construction of 14 homes by award winning builders, Bella Villa Resort Homes, Element Residential LLC, and Craig Reimer Custom Homes. Surrounded by 6,400 alpine-edge acres of Suncadia’s finest recreational and leisure activities, Steve Burnstead Construction LLC.’s neighborhood, Black Nugget, saw 12 home sales in 2013. Burnstead is in their third and final phase of construction for the Black Nugget neighborhood, which will consist of 37 homes when completed.
A Featured Builder Program was introduced in late 2013, enabling buyers to move into their dream home in a fraction of the time. Builders work with Suncadia to identify key high-end features, such as outdoor living areas with firepits, bunk rooms, gourmet kitchens and detailed wood working, leaving only a few finishing touches for the buyer to have to decide upon. The first spec home was sold shortly after the program began by Featured Builder Woodridge Custom Homes.
“We feel very strongly that the community of Suncadia, with its array of amenities, seasonal activities and convenient location, will continue to be attractive to second home buyers within the Pacific Northwest Region,” said Roger Beck, managing director of Suncadia.
Additions were made in 2013 to provide homeowners and guests increased access to the Cle Elm River. The “1,000 Steps, Lodge to River Staircase” connects The Lodge at Suncadia to the Cle Elm River, providing homeowners and resort guests with convenient access to river activities and a scenic trail. The Nelson Creek Fish Shed, located at the end of one of Suncadia’s many trails, celebrates the fish that are a vital part of the Cle Elum’s ecosystem and provides owners an opportunity to relax while wandering the waters of the Cle Elum.
Tumble Creek Club features numerous family-friendly outdoor activities such as the luxurious Sasse Mt. Outpost encampment of canvas tents, bocce ball courts, and a fire pit at the Tumble Creek Golf House, perfect for evening gatherings.
Seasonal events continue to be a success at Suncadia. More than 5,000 guests attended the 8th Annual Harvest Festival, sponsored by the Suncadia Fund for Community Enhancement & Suncadia. For the first time ever, Suncadia’s Rope Tow Inner Tubing Hill opened before Thanksgiving weekend due to the addition of a snow making machine.
Nine distinct Suncadia neighborhoods offer a variety of styles – Suncadia for a resort village experience near The Lodge, Rope Rider, Prospector, Black Nugget, Trailhead and Prospector’s Reach communities; Nelson Preserve for dramatic views and easy access to the river; and Tumble Creek, including The Cabins at Tumble Creek, for a private retreat on estate homesites – and provides vacation homes, home sites and condominiums ranging in price from $80,000 to $2 million.
Suncadia offers a variety of amenities including Prospector and Rope Rider championship resort golf courses, Portals Restaurant, the Suncadia Club Swim & Fitness Center and the Glade Spring Spa. Suncadia is the only resort of its kind to feature a winery within its boundaries, Swiftwater Cellars, which crushes grapes on-site and makes premium Swiftwater Cellars’ wines. In addition, Tumble Creek Club members have access to the private Tom Doak designed Tumble Creek golf course and their own private Hill House Swim & Fitness Center.
Seasonal activities and events at the property include the Suncadia Summer Nights in the Village Outdoor Concerts Series, and annual Harvest Festival and Winterfest, outdoor concerts at Swiftwater Cellars, miles of hiking and biking trails, winter ice skating and tubing hill, guided fly fishing tours, paddle board rentals and much more. For more information about real estate opportunities at Suncadia, please visit www.suncadia.com, email email@example.com or call Suncadia’s Real Estate Sales Center at 1-800-667-1828.
Suncadia has quickly become a recreational playground for Seattleites and travelers across the Pacific Northwest. Located 80 miles east of Seattle in the Cascade Mountains, Suncadia is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city, offering a unique combination of activities and amenities that make it an ideal Northwest getaway and resort residential community. Suncadia Resort received the 2013 AAA Four Diamond Award, the fourth time the resort has received this award since its opening in 2007.
Suncadia is set on six miles of pristine Cle Elum River frontage, with 80 percent of the resort community designated as open space. It features over 50 miles of hiking and biking trails and is a certified Built Green Community. Its three golf courses - Prospector and Rope Rider Golf Courses and the private Tumble Creek Golf Course - were ranked among the top ‘10 Best New Courses in America’ in 2006 and 2011 by Golf Digest. Rope Rider, was named 2011 Best New Course of the Year by Golf Magazine.
Amenities at Suncadia Resort include Portals restaurant, two bars, the Suncadia Swim & Fitness Center, a skating rink and outdoor amphitheater, and the LEED Silver-Certified Glade Spring Spa. Ownership opportunities throughout the resort vary from condominiums to cabin-style homes to open lots for custom homes throughout nine individual neighborhoods. Suncadia Resort is operated by Destination Hotels & Resorts, a subsidiary of Lowe Enterprises, Inc. For more information about Suncadia, please visit www.suncadia.com.
Suncadia is also home to the renowned Swiftwater Cellars winery, Washington’s ultimate destination winery, offers guests an unparalleled experience complete with fine wine and excellent service. Please visit www.swiftwatercellars.com
About Destination Hotels & Resorts
Destination Hotels & Resorts is a privately held hospitality management company headquartered in Colorado. With more than 35 independent, luxury and upscale hotels, resorts and golf clubs, Destination is the third largest hospitality management company in the country. The company’s portfolio features more than 9,100 guest rooms, 16 golf courses and 16 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Seattle, Denver, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Palos Verdes, Maui and Lake Tahoe. The company is a subsidiary of Los Angeles-based investment, development and management firm Lowe Enterprises.
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