Imagine living in your own National Park. That is precisely the feeling Karen and Brad Gray had when they purchased a homesite at Tumble Creek, the most exclusive master-planned community in Washington State. Located high in the Cascades (yet just an easy 80 miles from Seattle), Tumble Creek is a haven for pristine wilderness, abundant wildlife, and year-round outdoor fun. But this is hardly roughing it. The Gray’s selected Tumble Creek as the site of their mountain dream home because it gave them a true sense of community, with plenty of modern amenities and conveniences. You might say it’s the best of both worlds, as you’ll see below.

Q & A with Karen & Brad Gray

Q. Tell me how you discovered Tumble Creek?

A. “We actually discovered Suncadia first and bought a lot. We had been looking for a mountain house in the region. At the time we had a shared house in Big Bear California with friends and happened to discover Suncadia in a magazine ad. Soon after that, we were on an extended business trip in Washington and decided to go visit Suncadia. We drove out from Seattle, and once we started to rise and hit the mountains, the sun was out and it was gorgeous. We stayed at The Lodge and just fell in love with Suncadia and the surrounding area.”

Q. How did you end up at Tumble Creek?

A. “Well, we were looking for a place to retire and live full time. Suncadia was great but we felt it was geared more for young families and was a vacation community. Ultimately, we wanted something more private and secluded, a smaller community in which we could become a part. Tumble Creek met all the criteria, so we sold our lot in Suncadia and purchased there four years ago.”

Q. What are some of the highlights that attracted you to Tumble Creek?

A. “First of all, the area is absolutely gorgeous…the mountains, the wildlife, it is a true Alpine environment. We saw a bald eagle here for the first time and we both had goose bumps. From a scenic standpoint, it was more pristine and impressive than other areas we looked, liked Tahoe for example. And it was also a much better value. Tumble Creek hit all of our check points and fit our lifestyle perfectly.”

Q. What do you think of the amenities at Tumble Creek?

A. “We love The Great House. That was actually the main reason we got a Membership at Tumble Creek. It has so much to offer. I mean, there’s an incredible golf course at Tumble Creek, but we’re not golfers. The Great House has been the perfect gathering spot and has enabled us to meet so many people who have become our friends. We also love to get out in nature and there are miles of walking trails in the community that let us immerse. Where else can you see herds of elk from your porch? It’s amazing.”

Q. How was the buying/building process at Tumble Creek?

A. “It was easy, start to finish. Our sales guy, Jeff Rau, was wonderful and followed up regularly to make sure we were happy. And our builder, Craig Reimer, was great. The entire process was completed within a year—we moved into our new home in June 2021.”

Q. What are the people like at Tumble Creek? Have you made some new friends?

A. “It is a true community. Everyone is down-to-earth, friendly, and so generous. We have become close friends with a number of families and individuals effortlessly. For instance, we were at Swiftwater Cellars dining and struck up a conversation with a delightful couple next to us. They turned out to be our next-door neighbors and are now great friends. We are also part of a group of families who get together regularly at The Great House or one another’s homes. We have become a close-knit group.”

Experience Tumble Creek

With 200 days of sun a year (30% more than Seattle), and just an easy 80 miles from Seattle, Tumble Creek has become an exclusive getaway for families looking for the ultimate Cascade Mountain home. This is truly a dynamic nature-forward community that caters to every member of the family, regardless of tastes and preferences. The best way to glimpse the type of lifestyle that awaits your family here is to come experience it for yourself. Discover how our level of service, premier amenities, and programmed activities is unprecedented in the region.

“The new Great House & Family Recreation Center was designed to be a year-round hub for homeowners and guests. There’s great dining, entertainment, activities, games, arts & crafts, even a bowling alley. No matter what your age or interests, there’s always something fun to do at the Great House: winter, spring, summer, and fall.” – Gary Madonna, Vice President Sales & Marketing

Tumble Creek is Washington State’s most exclusive outdoor community, set high in the Cascade Mountains with natural wonders as far as the sky can see. It offers homeowners and members a true year-round recreational lifestyle that features championship golf, hiking, biking, kayaking, snowshoeing, ice skating(at Suncadia), and more. In fact, with winter setting in, many find the snowy months their favorite time to enjoy the luxury resort lifestyle here, both inside the gates and out. With a wide array of winter sports and activities within Tumble Creek’s 2,600 pristine acres, and a wealth of skiing and snowboarding opportunities just a short drive away, it’s no wonder this community has become a wintertime paradise. Best of all, perhaps, is the new Great House and Family Recreation Center in the heart of Tumble Creek, that ensures guests will have as much warm, cozy funny indoors, as well as out.

The Great House: Your Family’s Headquarters For Winter Thrills

Having fun is always in season at Tumble Creek, regardless of the season. In addition to the winter wonderland Tumble Creek becomes each December – March, the community’s newest amenity—the dynamic Great House and Family Recreation Center—provides a treasure trove of spirited options for families. Designed as the recreational and social hub of Tumble Creek, the Great House is as dynamic as it is varied, offering a broad canvas of possibilities in which families can create lasting memories day after day, season after season.

Descend Restaurant & Lounge (with stunning mountain views) • Golf Pro Shop • Trackman Golf Training Studio & Lounge • Two Bowling Lanes • PlayStation & Media Center • Arts & Crafts Room • Pool Tables & Games • Men’s & Women’s Lounges • Ice Cream Parlor • Outdoor Fire Pits • Ping Pong • Old-School Video Games • Sledding Hill (coming soon)

Create Lifelong Memories Each Day

They say no two snowflakes are alike. Neither are two days the same at Tumble Creek. The dynamic, year-round lifestyle here is without parallel in Washington State. This is a true natural paradise, with each distinct season ushering in its own resplendent wonders. And what nature didn’t create, we did. With a host of exclusive offerings, Tumble Creek gives homeowners premier structured amenities, as well as infinite opportunities for kayaking, fly-fishing, hiking, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating, and more. Additionally, with a Club Membership, families also have access to all the amenities and activities within Suncadia Resort.

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Come Experience Tumble Creek

With 200 days of sun a year (30% more than Seattle), and just an easy 80 miles from Seattle, Tumble Creek offers itself as a picturesque retreat from the stress and grind of everyday life. Within this carefully preserved setting lies a lifetime of discovery and exploration. This is a place for adventure seekers, outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers, or anyone looking to get outside and enjoy one of the most beautifully preserved mountain settings on earth. All in a multi-generational community that perfectly balances relaxation with recreation.

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