My favorite Coffee in Ellensburg

I love a good cup of coffee, so whenever I venture into Ellensburg I always stop by one of the several D&M Coffee locations. The coffee is smooth and rich with lots of fragrance. D&M is a locally owned company and has been roasting beans since 1990. They use premium imported Arabic beans and they are smooth. Check out their website for all their locations and make sure you stop at one of them and try a cup for yourself. Their staff is top notch and they will surley make your day!

Ellensburg Blues – more than a sad story

When you hear of anything with “The Blues” in it you tend to assume it is a sad or tragic think. Well Ellensburg Blues are far from sad. They are a special gem found only in the Lower County of Kittitas County. This beautiful blue stone is truly one of a kind in it’s vast shapes and shades of blue. This use to be a little hidden secret to locals in the area but as they say the secret is out. King 5’s evening magazine recently did a segment on this unique gem and the area I so love. Check out the full story here.

If you have the desire to find one of these hidden treasure put it on your calendar for this spring. There is lots of public land that you can hunt for these rare gems or you can take a private excursion with 

Rock n’ Tomahawk Ranch which allows people to hunt their 200 plus acres for blues for 5 dollars, to make a reservation call (509) 962-2403. Ireland Jewelers in Cle Elum makes finished pieces using Ellensburg blues, 111 E 1st St, Cle Elum, WA 98922. You will enjoy this unique outing in Kittitas County.

Movie Night in Roslyn

Wondering what to do on a January Saturday night in Kittitas county? The holiday are over and you maybe a bit partied out. That is ok, there is a lot of great things to do in Kittitas County.  This is the time of year I like to catch a movie. If you are in the Upper County (West of Throp) then you will want to check out the Roslyn Theater.

This historic icon is located at 101 Dakota Street in Roslyn. Jan Donaldson was the one who saw the vision and need and created a very cozy and intimate movie theatre. It became an instant success to the residents of the town of Roslyn, Washington.  Ms. Donaldson and her family members continue to operate this theatre, to this day. It continues to play first run films, as it always has. No sub-runs for this house!!! The seating capacity is just about 100 or less with some love seat seating available. It advertises that it is the only theatre to allow patrons to bring their dogs to the theatre with them. It recently went through some much needed renovations. The owner did not have the funds to convert to digital media and the community rallied and did a fundraiser to save the theater. This amazing little place has been around for almost 40 years. If you get the opportunity to visit it, purchase the balcony tickets and you must add the yeast to your popcorn. Currently The Mule, starting Clint Eastwood is playing.

Snowmobiling in Kittitas County

I spent New Years Day exploring Cooper Lake on my snowmobile. I forget how lucky I am to live here in Kittitas County where we have access to thousands of acres of public land to enjoy. The snow was perfect, although a more experienced rider would have probably thought we needed a few more feet. It was so great to get outdoors and smell the crisp air. There are so many great places to ride throughout the county. To get accurate information on where you can ride check out the WA State Snowmobile association’s website at this website will help guide you on places to ride and which trailed are groomed. 

If you don’t own a snowmobile but would like to try it sometime I highly recommend you try one of our local rental companies. Motor Toys is a local company located in Cle Elum and offer a variety of rentals to meet all your needs. Check them out here

Keep in mind that many of our state snow parks require a pass to park there so make sure you check to make sure you have the right pass. You can check on

I hope you get the opportunity to get out and enjoy all Kittitas County has to offer.

Community Skate night in Kittitas County

Even though the holiday season has come to a close, Ice Skaing is here to stay, at least for a few more months here in Kittitas County. In the spirit of the giving season, Suncadia Resort has opened their outdoor ice rink to the community for community skate night. It is open to all ages and members of the community. On these designated community skate nights the cost to skate is just a donation to  Hopesource.  100% of the proceeds will benefit HopeSource.

Hopesource is a nonprofit organization providing, food and housing services to those in need throughout Kittitas County.

Suncadia will be hosting community skate night during January and February. 

Dates: Jan. 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29 and Feb. 5, 12, 19 & 26

Time: 6:00-9:00pm

Location: The Village Pavilion Ice Rink

For more information about Suncadia’s Community Skate NIght check out Suncadia’s website

365 Things to do in Kittitas County

Happy New Year-

I am Kitty Wallace with Windermere in Cle Elum. I have had the pleasure of living in Kittitas County for 25 years. And for nearly 20 years of that I have been in Real Estate. I wanted to share my passion for Kittitas County with others so I have decided to create this blog.

-365 Things to do in Kittitas County

Over the next year I will be sharing with you all the wonderful things Kittitas County has to offer and why people love to live here and vacation here.

Now I want to be clear that this blog will reflect my love for Kittitas county – it will be real, authentic and raw – meaning I will not be hiring a videographer or a professional writer– My goal is to help you experience this genuine County.

Kittitas County, Washington, is known for it’s charming communities and some of the Northwest’s most spectacular geography and outdoor recreation.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,333 square miles of which 2,297 square miles is land and 36 square miles (1.5%) is water.[5] The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet (2,426 m) above mean sea level.

POPULATION 46,205 – 2017

Kittitas county starts at Snoqualmie Pass and ends at Vantage. It includes Snoqualmie Pass, Easton, Ronald, Roslyn, Cle Elum, South Cle Elum, Thorp, Ellensburg, Kittitas and Vantage

There is so much to share with you about Kittitas County. I hope that will follow my blog and get the opportunity to visit and explore Kittitas County.

The first of my 365 things to do is of course stop by the Windermere office in Cle Elum, We are located at 807 W 1st street, right off exit 84 from interstate 90 and right across the street from Safeway.

We are open 7 days a week and we are happy to assist you with all your real estate needs or if you are just looking for things to do please stop by we would love to give you some area maps and visitor guide and help you explore all this great County has to offer.

I buy/sell/love Kittitas County and I know you will too!