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This morning my first stop of the day was at the Cle Elum Bakery (picking up coffee that was waiting for me before I even walked in the door). It is one of the many small businesses that make this area so special, and is a great place to start your Small Business Saturday! Keep scrolling for a highlighted selection of wonderful local shops.
As a small business owner myself, I know how much this Holiday season means to the local small businesses in our own communities. That when we shop and support local we’re helping families who live in our communities. We’re putting food on a neighbor’s table, helping our friends pay their mortgage, put their kids in sports and funding college tuition. In addition, when you support a local business, you’re also supporting your town, city, and neighborhood. Businesses pay sales taxes to the city and county the business is located in. That tax money is used to support public schools, parks, roads, and sidewalks, as well as fund public service workers, like firefighters.
But its more than that: we are helping businesses survive and thrive during what has been a particularly challenging time. I am committed to shopping local more than ever and I want to make it easy for you to shop local this holiday season too! Here are a small selection of spots to stop at on this Small Business Saturday in Cle Elum and Roslyn. If you would like to nominate a shop to be featured next year, please leave a comment on the blog with the name of the shop and what you love about them!
Black Sheep Home Goods is the perfect addition to downtown Cle Elum, with home decor, clothing, and more! Owner Danielle Bricker has curated the most delightful shop with something for everyone, whether you are treating yourself or someone else. Open Fri-Sun from 10-6. Make sure to stop by at noon on Small Business Saturday for their ribbon cutting and grand opening!
Secret Valley Jam opened in Cle Elum in June of 2021. From scratch made jam and jellies to pie fillings to spicy mango taco sauce, they have it all. My personal favorite is the fiery peach jam spread over cream cheese served with crackers! Shop in person, or gift someone a “Jam of the Month” membership!
The Cle Elum Downtown Association has done a wonderful job organizing holiday markets throughout December! Many of the best small businesses begin at home, and markets allow those businesses to grow and reach new customers. If you are considering creating (or growing!) a small business, reach out to the Chamber of Commerce’s Business Development Center located in downtown Cle Elum.
I love stores that are always collecting new and exciting additions, like Gypsy and James in Roslyn! You’ll never find two pieces alike here. Amanda Goldie curates and creates unique furniture and art pieces that will delight the creative person on your list Christmas morning, or adorn your home with the perfect accent piece.
Sucasa Yoga is a wellness center that focuses on bringing health, fitness, and connection to our community. They are conveniently located on N. Harris Avenue in Cle Elum, in a stunning newly renovated space. But the photo that I most wanted to share is of Shay and Amy, whose welcoming presence help make this space so special. They offer a variety of classes that range from Breath Vitality to Power Yoga, with many in between. Purchase a class pass or monthly membership for yourself or someone you love!
At the iconic Roslyn Cafe, owner operators John and Jalene offer classic cuisine with local flare. My personal favorite is the Roslyn Cafe Burger. Their food is made from scratch using locally sourced ingredients whenever possible. Dine in, take out, or buy a gift certificate!
Owned and operated in the Pacific Northwest for nearly 80 years, Urban Interiors could not be more excited and inspired to be expanding their presence in Cle Elum via a brick and mortar location. Now open in the center of downtown Cle Elum, Urban Interiors offers a wide variety of products and pricing. Stop in to say hello, and make sure to ask about their full service interior design services!
Dru Bru’s Cle Elum location features an all-ages taproom and adjoining production warehouse. With 20 active taps, you’ll find an assortment of award-winning beers, ciders, and house made non-alcoholic sodas. Enjoy your drinks on site, while taking in the panoramic views of the Cascades, or “to-go” in cans, bottles, growlers and crowlers. DruBru has partnered with local restaurant Stella’s for handmade sandwiches, salads and wraps, and Swiftfired Pizza for wood fired pies.
Stop in at Pacific Crest Creatives in Cle Elum to grab a super unique gift, one of a kind home decor, stunning hand crafted jewelery and clothing, or to restock your artist’s studio with supplies and sign up for a class! My personal favorite is the handmade jewelry by local metalsmith Charity Wanecheck.
At Basecamp Outfitters in Cle Elum you will find trustworthy gear for all of your outdoor adventures! From wool socks and boots to zero degree sleeping bags and tents. They also have ski and snowshoe rentals in winter, and paddle board and inflatable kayak rentals in summer.
Swiftwater Cellars is a fine dining winery and restaurant in Cle Elum, offering Pacific Northwest Cuisine. They have created the perfect setting to enjoy all that they have to offer, with impeccable service and captivating views. There is something for everyone: from business to events, date nights in the lounge to family friendly seating. Follow the link to their website to make your reservation!
From the latest fashion trends to jewelry, gifts, home decor and more, you will find something for everyone at Mountain Joy! Located on 1st Street, this shop is truly one of Roslyn’s treasures.
Ireland Jewelers has been a family-owned jewelry store in downtown Cle Elum since 1952. Since then, they have become the go-to shop for hand crafted jewelry, and are particularly well known for their Ellensburg Blues. In early 2022, Ireland’s plans to close their physical location. Don’t worry, you will still be able to find them online!
Check-in at Basecamp Books and Bites when you arrive in Roslyn. It is a quintessential bookstore filled with Trail Guides, Children’s Classic and current novels. They carry essentials for those who love the outdoors, as well as PNW-centric tees, custom hydro flasks, hats, and unique gifts. Make a day of it! Plan your outdoor outing and grab a lunch or dinner from their to go menu.
Located in Roslyn, Marigold Spa Studio is the creation of Tiann Hadeed. Tiann has created the perfect space to nourish and heal through plant based skin care and massage. She is skilled in her craft and inspires her clients to commit to a self care routine. Because we all need a little pampering, I often give gift certificates to Marigold Spa Studio. Use the link above to schedule an appointment or purchase a gift certificate!
Walking into The Little Red Shop is like stepping into a treasure hunt. Nestled, over the river and through the woods, owner Julie M. Anderson carefully curates this sweet little shop for home and baby in South Cle Elum. Within its cozy walls you will find a variety of fun gifts, vintage goods, and home decor.
Lemon Thyme Macarons brought a dream to reality when they opened a coffee and dessert trailer in August of this year. Stop by for macarons or caneles, or for the most magical hot chocolate or Cuban coffee! Owner Charmaine Mosiman brings a fusion of PNW and Miami vibes (and Filipino flavors) to Roslyn!
Tuckaway Antique and Collectibles has operated in Cle Elum for almost 20 years. Located in the old Studebaker car dealership, where you will find an eclectic collection of vintage and antique treasures. There is truly something for everyone!
Right on the corner of Pennsylvania Ave and Hwy 903 in Roslyn, you can stop in for a taste of old-fashioned goodies with a wide assortment of candies from years gone by. But the real treat are their handmade chocolates. Roslyn Candy Company makes their chocolate from ethically sourced fine European couverture chocolate, often infused with exotic flavors. Try the BSB Brown Sugar Bourbon truffles or Peppermint Buttercreams. My personal favorite is the salted caramel marshmallows. Get an assorted box as a gift this small business Saturday, then treat your self too!
Deck your halls with some holiday decor! Owners, Georgia and Dave Arnold have curated a beautiful array of Home Decor, Gifts and women’s clothing since converting their Cle Elum pharmacy in 2017. You’ll find gifts and seasonal inspiration all year round.
Mike’s, located in Cle Elum, is a relaxed old school tavern. Initially established in 1902, Mike’s features craft beers and great food. Make sure to stop in and have a cold brew next to their warm fire pits!
Three generations of Osmonovich bakers have kept the brick oven in continuous operation since 1906. Cle Elum Bakery not only offers fresh baked goods, they also offer a variety of gifts. Stop in for a cup of coffee or fresh donuts, and pick up a gift card, hat, or a puzzle. Don’t forget to pre-order your holiday pies from the friendly staff while you’re there!
Tip: Pick up a soup mix to make Ivan’s Chili for an easy, warm winter dinner during the holiday hustle and bustle!
Make memories that will last a lifetime. Stop in at Trout Water to book a guided trip on the Yakima River, stock up on fly supplies, or grab the latest Patagonia gear. Their guided trips fill up fast, so make sure to plan in advance this Small Business Saturday.
Artist Tony Davey is the real star of the show at Fused in Roslyn. His beautiful pieces capture light and make for a stunning focal point in any room of your home, and he strives to create a fantastic guest experience.
Have someone on your list who loves to create? Grab a gift certificate, or pick up a custom ornament for your holiday tree. Located in the NWI building in downtown Roslyn.
Corks is a warm and welcoming wine shop in Roslyn where Andrea greets everyone with her warm smile. She has a vast knowledge of wine varietals and sources both local and imported bottles. Corks is open Fridays and Saturdays, where you can gather around the outdoor fire pit and enjoy a beverage. Grab a few bottles for a gift this holiday season and a few for your own collection, too!
Experiences are one of my favorite gifts to give and receive! Glen and his staff at Ride Roslyn offer fat bike and snowshoe rentals and have a up to date, year-round trail information. They offer guided tours or ride at your leisure throughout the winter. As bicycle enthusiasts, they will point you in the direction for miles of groomed trails.
And if you’re looking for an extra special gift for your outdoor lover- they offer custom bicycles for all ages. Bonus: They are a full-service bike shop too!
Farm and Home is Cle Elum’s one-stop-shop. Outdoor gear, home decor, clothing and toys, hardware and more. In the winter we particularly love their Sorel boots, cozy wool socks, gloves, and sleds.
Cheers to a very spirited holiday season! Heritage Distilling is located in Roslyn, and is a premier craft distillery. It is the perfect spot to pick up something for yourself or for someone else – make sure to try their new Cocoa Bomb chocolate flavored whiskey!
Located in downtown Cle Elum, TimeSaver PC is the place to go for computers, tablets, phones, and more. They also offer complete Mac and PC consulting, networking and repair, and security systems. Rick and Steve are so friendly and knowledgeable – they do fair and honest repair work and are also great guys to know when you have an IT question for your home or business.
TimeSaver PC is now located at 109 E First Street in Cle Elum M-F 8 to 5 and Sat 10-3.
Spring Creek Naturals is the sweetest little shop in all of Roslyn! Located in the heart of downtown, just next to the post office, you’ll find Robin Thorne’s cute shop featuring handmade soaps, scrubs, and bath bombs. Grab something to pamper yourself or someone else.
The Brick, located in Roslyn, is the oldest continually operating drinking establishment in Washington State. They also take bar food to the next level, with house made pozole, Anaheim green chile soup, homemade chili, amazing burgers, and the best homemade ranch and fry sauce that I have ever had.
Have you ever considered quilting? Ruby’s is a fabric, quilt, and yarn shop in downtown Cle Elum. You can find notions, sewing machines, quilt kits, and specialty yarns and fibers. Pictured in the photo is fabric from the Country Christmas quilt kit. What a great activity during the long, cold winter months!
Rustik Kreations is located in downtown Cle Elum. Owner Jerry Martens focuses on unlocking the beauty of natural wood by creating custom designs. The shop was initially known for their unique fireplace mantels, and has grown to offer household furniture, personalized engraved items, and most recently natural fur products.
Located in Cle Elum, Hawk American Outdoors offers a full line of firearms, accessories, and gunsmithing. It is a one-stop-shop for the firearm enthusiast in your life.
Mac-A-Bee’s is located in Cle Elum and is locally owned and operated. Stop in for their fresh homemade fudge made on-site and check out their amazing array of pottery, Southwest-inspired jewelry and wall art. Sculptures and yard art are available too!
One more reason to enjoy all that downtown Cle Elum has to offer! Join us for the Christmas Parade and Firework show on December 4th, and spread some shop local love while you are here!
And finally if you would like to learn more about my small business located in Cle Elum, you can find me here!
Mary Maletzke Photography
MARY MALETZKE PHOTOGRAPHY IS A LUXURY FAMILY & PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHER SERVING CLE ELUM, Ellensburg, SUNCADIA, (AND BEYOND!)
We SPECIALIZE IN AN EXCLUSIVE FULL SERVICE PHOTOGRAPHY EXPERIENCE beginning WITH SESSION PLANNING, STYLING AND LOCATIONS, AND CONCLUDES WITH THE CREATION OF HEIRLOOM QUALITY FINE ART FOR FAMILIES TO ENJOY IN THEIR HOME FOR GENERATIONS TO COME.
Thank you so much, Mary, for including The Little Red Shop in your sweet post about shopping local in our wonderful community! ❤️🌲 Merry November! 🎄
Nicely done! I have a family history with Roslyn and Cle Elum. It always has a warm place in my heart even now after my mother, a Barich, passed away this year. She was one of 15 Children born to Croatian immigrants who chose Roslyn to settle in and raise their family. These small towns have such a rich history of immigrants who came to America to start a new life.
Mary this is great! You did an amazing job highlighting some incredible small businesses in our community!! Thanks for reminding me where I can find some great gifts for my family this year to take with me back to Oklahoma! : )
This is such a wonderful glimpse of the town’s in a nutshell. This area is near and dear to my heart and you did it justice. Great read.
This is wonderful, even for those of us who only periodically visit this incredible part of Washington! Keep up the great work.
Mary, you hit all my favorites where we’ve already done some shopping, and showcased some I now need to get into. Happy holidays.
All this needs is the Christmas music, ” I”ll be home for Christmas” playing in the background!
Wonderful Blog Mary!
You are amazing talented at your craft!
Thank You for including Cavallini’s Gifts & Home Decor
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Thank you Mary!
Roslyn Soap Co is always honored to be included with such great local businesses. Your photography is always the best.
Happy New Years! Robin