Ever since it opened over a decade ago, Suncadia Resort has become a popular destination for those looking for a getaway, not too far away.

"You know the people who live in Suncadia are people who want to be close to Seattle but have a true mountain lifestyle." Said Roger Beck, Managing Director for Suncadia.

Ken and Heidi Whitehair liked the area so much; they decided to build a custom made vacation home here.

"We were really looking at building in Montana. Decided to stop by here in Suncadia to see what it was all about. And we knew, ninety minutes from Seattle, it was the perfect place for our vacation home." Said Ken Whitehair.

"It really has everything that we wanted to have here. We really wanted it to be a place to come and not want to go home." Said Heidi Whitehair.

With demand for homes in Suncadia only growing, the resort is growing as well.

"Osprey Ridge is a beautiful new neighborhood," Said Beck. "It's a beautiful neighborhood offering just spectacular views of the Cascade Mountains. The lot sizes at Osprey Ridge are about four-tenths of an acre which is ample enough to provide the construction of a four to five thousand square foot home that we expect to be built there."

And for those who live or just come to play, Suncadia has plenty to partake in.

"We have this incredible array of recreational activity." Said Beck. "In the fitness center, we have indoor pools, water slides for the kids, hot tubs, beautiful outdoor pools. And then a state of the art fitness room."

"There are three courses at Suncadia. The first course that was built was designed by Arnold Palmer. The second resort course is called Rope Rider, and it's designed by Peter Jacobson."

There's even a winery and spa on site as well.

"Swiftwater Cellars was opened in 2010," Said Beck "They do just a wonderful job producing five thousand cases of wine each year. Glade Springs Spa is Suncadia's ten thousand square foot spa. Fourteen treatment rooms. Just outdoors from the spa is a grotto of saltwater soaking pools."

With all that plus 6,400 acres of Washington wilderness surrounding you, it's easy to see why people seek out this northwest playground.

"Suncadia is just a beacon for people who enjoy the outdoor mountain lifestyle." Said Beck.