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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! Great market packed with local produce and crafts. Nicest market manager i've ever met! 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 hotelHotel in Cle Elum with free breakfast and spa tub

Popular property highlights

Breakfast included
Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
24-hour business center

Location

Situated in Cle Elum, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Fireman's Park and Centennial Park. Washington State Horse Park is 1.3 mi (2 km) away.

Hotel Features

This smoke-free hotel features a spa tub, a 24-hour business center, and a 24-hour front desk. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided.

Room Amenities

All 35 rooms offer free WiFi, refrigerators, and TVs with cable channels.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Public areas are equipped with complimentary wireless Internet access. This hotel offers access to a 24-hour business center. A complimentary breakfast is offered each morning. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

TimberLodge Inn is a smoke-free property.

  • Free breakfast 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 35 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • 24-hour front desk 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • Air conditioning 
  • Phone 
  • Free local calls 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Hair dryer (on request) 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • Television 
  • Iron/ironing board (on request) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Number of bathrooms -  
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast each morning.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the hotel include a spa tub.

Accessibility

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

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

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.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Dogs only
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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.
Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Timber Lodge Cle Elum
  • Timber Lodge Inn
  • Timber Lodge Inn Cle Elum
  • TimberLodge Inn Cle Elum
  • TimberLodge Inn
  • TimberLodge Cle Elum

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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