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 and fitness center

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Business center

Location

Located in the heart of Cle Elum, this motel is 0.3 mi (0.5 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 a fitness center, this motel has a business center and conference space. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, free newspapers, and RV/bus/truck parking.

Room Amenities

All 43 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, plus free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee makers, free local calls, and hair dryers.

Languages Spoken

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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This motel offers access to a business center. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. This business-friendly motel also offers a fitness center, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and RV/bus/truck parking. Onsite self parking is complimentary.

  • Fitness facilities 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Business center 
  • Free breakfast 
  • Conference space 
  • Total number of rooms - 43 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Breakfast service 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • RV, bus, truck parking 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  
  • Cribs/infant beds (complimentary)  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English

Parking

Free self parking, RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room safe (surcharge) 
  • Television 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Heating 
  • Desk 
  • Satellite TV service 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the motel include a fitness center.

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 20 per pet, per night

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 elevators

Fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Resort fee: USD 1.50 per accommodation, per night
The resort fee includes:
  • In-room safe
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 20 per pet, per night
  • In-room safe fee: USD 1.50 per night
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Cle Elum Econo Lodge
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  • Econo Lodge Suncadia Resort Cle Elum
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  • Econo Lodge Suncadia

We should mention

Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.


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