Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Weekend getaway

Since we had yesterday off of work for the 4th of July holiday, we made the last-minute decision on Thursday to see if we could go away for the weekend. I sent emails to three VRBOs to see if they'd be open to last minute deals. I'm so glad I tried it! We found a great little rental only an hour and a half drive away, in a little resort town/community that is totally the 'over the river and through the woods' type vibe. It was GREAT! So Friday morning we got in a few hours of work at home, packed up the car and headed out! 

Here are the kids with the beautiful trees in the background! It was pretty windy but oh so pretty. 

The resort is on a golf course and this picture doesn't do this hole justice - you tee off up on this big hill and you can barely make out the flag below. If only I were good at golf ... 

Taking it all in ... 

The great thing about where we went is that it's all walkable!! You can walk from the various cabins to the lodge, to a winery, to playgrounds, etc. 

And it didn't hurt that our cabin had a hot tub either, perfect for a little naptime glass of wine and R&R!!! 

They had a ton of 4th of July activities set up as well. Here are the kids playing a little Corn Hole ... 

Sunday morning we drove into the cute little town of Roslyn to hit their farmer's market and get ice cream before lunch. What else are vacations for!!

We also had afternoon wine flights at Swiftwater Cellars. So delicious!! 

The beautiful Cle Elum River ... 

And then it was time to go home. We celebrated being "true Americans" by getting McDonald's for the drive home. Their giant mocha frapp was actually not half bad (#sohealthy).

I'm totally going to try for last minute VRBO deals in the future!! We saved nearly half off and had a great weekend getaway that wasn't too far from home.

Hope you had a great weekend as well!



  1. What a great last-minute trip! Sometimes those are the best kinds!

  2. What a fun weekend. Wine flights and farmers market fun... Yes please. Such a wonderful little getaway

  3. Looks like a wonderful time, love the beautiful scenery!

  4. I love the spontaneous weekend away you guys had!! Your wine experience looked amazing!! Happy Tuesday girl! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  5. This looks like so much fun! Good thing you checked that out. I've never heard of VRBO? Is that similar to Air Bnb?

    Hot tub sounds soo good right about now but I'm still not allowed to soak! Until my tattoo heals up.

    liz @ j for joiner

  6. You found an AWESOME place - hot tub and all?! That wine flight and the views make it the perfect weekend to me!

    Meg, Borrowed Heaven


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