Where to eat and hike

Jan

Where to eat and hike

Food scene
The best burgers in town. Has a mechanic garage/50's theme inside.
Red Horse Diner
1518 W University Way
The best burgers in town. Has a mechanic garage/50's theme inside.
Excellent Thai food! Call your order in 2 hours before you need it; they're that busy!
Seng Tong Thai Cuisine
Excellent Thai food! Call your order in 2 hours before you need it; they're that busy!
Our favorite pizza place in town
Brooklyn's Pizzeria
716 East University Way
Our favorite pizza place in town
The college kids like this place the best.
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Cornerstone Pie
307 East 5th Avenue
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The college kids like this place the best.
Many variations of the drinks. Plus a great small plate menu. Nice hosts
The Mule
119 East 4th Avenue
Many variations of the drinks. Plus a great small plate menu. Nice hosts
Good pasta dishes. Caters to families so is usually loud. There is a side restaurant called Bruce's Place. Same menu; just much quieter and more intimate.
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Ellensburg Pasta Company
600 North Main Street
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Good pasta dishes. Caters to families so is usually loud. There is a side restaurant called Bruce's Place. Same menu; just much quieter and more intimate.
A nice place to meet for lunch or with the family. American fare.
The Porch
608 N Main St
A nice place to meet for lunch or with the family. American fare.
Great American menu. Creative drinks.
The Pearl Bar & Grill
402 North Pearl Street
Great American menu. Creative drinks.
Has good ratings plus a gluten free and vegan menu.
Julep Kitchen & Bar
429 North Main Street
Has good ratings plus a gluten free and vegan menu.
Local Hikes
Located 8 miles from the tiny house, this is a beautiful lake. 7 miles round trip. The trail is shared with dirt bikes. https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/manastash-lake
Manastash Lake
Located 8 miles from the tiny house, this is a beautiful lake. 7 miles round trip. The trail is shared with dirt bikes. https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/manastash-lake
An easy 1 mile (2 mile roundtrip) hike through the woods. A fairly shallow alpine lake in the shade! Look for the large pullout parking area on the right side of the road. The lake is not marked! https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/taneum-lake
Taneum Lake
An easy 1 mile (2 mile roundtrip) hike through the woods. A fairly shallow alpine lake in the shade! Look for the large pullout parking area on the right side of the road. The lake is not marked! https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/taneum-lake
Only 3 miles from the tiny house. There are a couple of hikes here listed below. Very popular trail, fairly steep, no shade but awesome views at the top. There's a memorial at the top to the CWU coach who used this trail as a training run. https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/westberg-trail https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/manastash-ridge-boy-scout-trail
Manastash Ridge Trailhead
7321 Cove Rd
Only 3 miles from the tiny house. There are a couple of hikes here listed below. Very popular trail, fairly steep, no shade but awesome views at the top. There's a memorial at the top to the CWU coach who used this trail as a training run. https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/westberg-trail https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/manastash-ridge-boy-scout-trail
A nice short (2 mile round trip) level hike to a punch bowl type waterfall. Beyond the falls is a suspension bridge (it was burned in the 2020 fire and is being rebuilt; closed Jan-May 2021 during construction. https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/umtanum-creek-falls
Umtanum Creek Falls
A nice short (2 mile round trip) level hike to a punch bowl type waterfall. Beyond the falls is a suspension bridge (it was burned in the 2020 fire and is being rebuilt; closed Jan-May 2021 during construction. https://www.wta.org/go-hiking/hikes/umtanum-creek-falls
Easy riverside trail. Or drive into the park to the small lake and extensive lawn for sunbathing.
Irene Rinehart Riverfront Park
Easy riverside trail. Or drive into the park to the small lake and extensive lawn for sunbathing.
Breweries
5 star recommendation. Fantastic fire tables outside! Easy to find. https://www.prettyfairbeer.com/
Pretty Fair Beer
420 North Pearl Street
5 star recommendation. Fantastic fire tables outside! Easy to find. https://www.prettyfairbeer.com/
Located close to a residential neighborhood, not in the down town area. Usually has a food truck outside. https://www.whipsawbrewing.com/
Whipsaw Brewing
704 N Wenas St
Located close to a residential neighborhood, not in the down town area. Usually has a food truck outside. https://www.whipsawbrewing.com/