About Central Washington
There’s a treat for every kind of traveler in Central Washington, where the Alpine Lakes Wilderness and Central Cascades offer unlimited opportunities to explore pristine wilderness. Rocky ridgelines, snow-capped peaks and deep, blue lakes await, whether you’re hoping to explore them on foot, by boat or by simply sitting back and enjoying the views from afar. That said, there’s more to Central Washington than wilderness, with over 90 wineries calling the Yakima Valley home. Hit the tasting trail, settle in for a long lunch, or opt for a slightly more European experience further north in Leavenworth, where Bavarian-style architecture, food, and beer (of course) is served up in an idyllic, mountainous landscape. Set yourself up for success by booking one of Riparide’s cozy cabins, treehouses or Scandinavian-style lodges.