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Sunday, September 18, 2011


Site 13 (far right), first fairway, pro shop and golf barn.Our Opinion: Recommend, especially if you are a golfer.

Date of Stay:  September 15-18, 2011.

Weather During Stay:  Two days of sunshine, two days of rain, cool nights.

Site Description:  Sun Country is a small golf and housing development in the Cascades, including 14 on-site RV sites.  Six of the sites are adjacent to the parking lot (with very easy parking access); the other half are accessed via a narrow road that circles the pro shop.  Sites are long back-ins on gravel and grass (mostly grass), reasonably level.

All sites are FHU (20 and 50 amp in all the utility boxes I checked) with cable TV.  Each has a sturdy picnic table.  Spacing is comfortable.

Golf barn and RV sitesAmenities include a putting green, a clubhouse that sells coffee and muffins, and a bathhouse, with several private, individual bathrooms (sink, toilet and shower).

Rate:  Friday through Sunday, the daily rate is $34/night.  Monday through Thursday, the rate drops to $29/night. 

Phone/radio/TV:  Good Verizon signal here for both phones and aircard, though the aircard access came to a screeching halt once or twice a day.  Free WiFi  is available in the clubhouse (we didn't use it).  Our site had no obstacles for our roof-mounted satellite TV dish.  Cable TV with 40 channels.   NPR on 90.7.

Elevation/landscape/terrain:  Located at 2,000 ft. in the Cascades just off I-90, this park has a mountain feel.  Watch the comings/goings of golfers on the practice green and first tee.  Views are of the course, custom built homes lining the fairways, and forested mountains beyond.  Interesting and appealing.

Lighting/noise:  Very dark at night, with a light hum of distant traffic on I-90 that did not bother us even with windows open.  The traffic noise is more noticeable during the day but, again, not bothersome.

Bath houseFavorite Sites:  We found all the sites appealing.  When we checked in, Pearl (front desk) told us most people prefer the sites behind the pro shop; since we had a reservation, she had given us one of those sites (site 13).

Hiking/Walking: Excellent.  Quite interesting to walk through the small neighborhood of homes lining the fairways and the banks of the Yakima River.  For a longer walk, pickup the Iron Horse State Park trail (on the edge of the development), a 100+ mile rail/trail developed for hiking, biking and horses.

Comments:  Odel played golf the day we arrived, on a very pretty, up and down course (18 holes).  Short drive to the small towns of Cle Elum (with a Safeway) and Roslyn, where Northern Exposure was filmed.  We would return.

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