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This train depot was built in 1909 as part of a railway expansion into the Pacific Northwest. Depots and rail yards were built 100 to 150 miles apart (240km) as crew rest stops and an engine service stations. Originally this yard consisted of the depot, roundhouse, turntable, ash tank, water tank and bunkhouse. When the line was electrified in 1920 the substation (seen in the background) was added.
By 1980 The Milwaukee Road was near bankruptcy. They sold off most of their property and transferred the line itself to the state. Today, a 100 mile stretch of that line forms the John Wayne Pioneer Trail, a non-motorized trail open to the public, including a 2.3 mile long (3.7km) tunnel under Snoqualmie Pass (remember to bring your flashlight). This substation was built in 1919 when the 208 mile section from Othello to Tacoma was first electrified. It converted 100,000-volt AC current to 3000-volt DC current, which was then fed to the locomotives via a catenary above the track. These locomotives were more powerful than their steam-powered forefathers, required less maintenance and service, and even recharged their batteries via regenerative braking. This retired fire truck serves as the sign for Smokey's BBQ. The restaurant is set up in the old train depot, and you'll need to enter from the boarding platform out back. While I can't say this was the best bbq I've ever had, it still hit the spot for us and we'll be making it a regular stop whenever we drive across the pass. We ordered the basic pork + beans + cornbread plate and a shake, though next time I'll be ordering the Train Wreck - an open-face sandwich where the meat, beans, onions, cheese and coleslaw are piled atop sliced cornbread and then smothered with bbq sauce! Spectacular view #lifeatexpedia #summer #evergreenstate #washington #seattlebeauty #cleelum = 😀
Great soft serve. Shrinking water level at Cle Elum Lake. Serenity by the Cle Elum River.
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Get an overview of this hotelMotel in Cle Elum with free breakfast

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Smoke-free property


Located in the heart of Cle Elum, this motel is 0.4 mi (0.7 km) from Centennial Park and within 3 mi (5 km) of Fireman's Park and Washington State Horse Park. Roslyn Museum and Yakima River Valley are also within 12 mi (20 km).

Property Features

Along with free breakfast, this smoke-free motel has free self parking and free WiFi in public areas.

Room Amenities

All 33 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and TVs with cable channels. Other amenities available to guests include free local calls, hair dryers, and showers.

Cle Elum Travelers Inn

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

Cle Elum Travelers Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Total number of rooms - 33 
  • Free self parking 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Smoke-free property 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Television 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  

Where to Eat

A complimentary continental breakfast is served each morning between 7:30 AM and 9:30 AM.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 10 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 9:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • An early check-in fee will be charged
  • Late check-in fee
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Cle Elum Travelers
  • Cle Elum Travelers Inn
  • Travelers Inn Cle Elum

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