Our dining room reflects the history of the Milwaukee Road's bygone railroad era and the men that bunked here. Take a minute to examine relics of railroad history over a fresh pot of coffee and some biscuits and freezer jam.
We offer two breakfast choices, usually one egg dish and one bread dish. Either way, a morning meal at the Iron Horse Inn will leave you relaxed, recharged, and ready to go .
[Picture of the railroad china]
COLLECTOR NOTE: "Peacock" pieces never carried any kind of railroad markings, but it is strictly authentic and documented as having been used by the railroad. With no RR identification and a unique design, it is considered an "exclusive pattern" produced by its maker for only one customer. Apparently the CMStP&P owned the rights to the center floral peacock design ONLY when it was produced on white Econo-Rim base ware with the blue edge scallop trim. It is documented that Syracuse China made and sold pieces that included the same peacock to other customers, but with different rim designs on other base ware. This is an important distinction.
Milwaukee Road Historical Association
History, memorabilia, articles, and more on the rail line that the Iron Horse Inn used to serve.
Cle Elum, Roslyn (a coal mining town, 10 minutes away), Ellensburg (numerous antique and gift shops, 30 minutes away), Liberty (a gold mining town, 30 minutes away), and others.
Northern Kittitas County Historical Society
Information on local museums and railroad history.
South Cle Elum Depot/Cascade Rail Foundation
Across the tracks from the B&B, find the restored Depot and Rail Yard Interpretive Trail—all part of the South Cle Elum Rail Yard National Historic District.
Don't miss Smokey's Southern style BBQ at the depot, just around the corner from Iron Horse Inn B&B.
Rails to Ales Brewfest
The Rails to Ales Brewfest is held on the 2nd Saturday in July at the South Cle Elum Depot.
Barn Quilts of Kittitas County
Washington State's first barn quilt trail. Watch a video of innkeeper Mary Pittis describing the quilt pattern of Iron Horse Inn Bed & Breakfast.
Bicycle Adventures offers first-class bicycle tours of the western US, western Canada, Hawaii, and New Zealand. Their Volcanoes of Washington tour spends a night at the Iron Horse Inn.
Sleigh rides, horseback rides, horse-drawn hay rides, and wagon trains.
The Gorge Amphitheatre
Winner of the 1999 Pollstar "Best Outdoor Venue" Award. Check the concert schedule.
Iron Horse State Park/John Wayne Trail
Runs right by the Inn. Former main line right of way of the Milwaukee Road, the park stretches more than 100 miles across the Cascade Mountains. Park uses include: hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding, bird watching, fly fishing access to the Yakima River, snowshoeing, and cross-country skiing.
Lake Easton State Park
Large lake great for fishing, boating, and water sports. Just 20 minutes away.
Wenatchee National Forest, Cle Elum Ranger District
Home to limitless outdoor recreation opportunities, including hiking, camping, water sports, winter sports, mountain climbing, and more.
Every Labor Day weekend, in Ellensburg. Ranked #23 in the world.
High Country Outfitters
Horseback riding day trips in the Teanaway Valley northeast of Cle Elum.
Scenic Washington State
Plan your perfect Washington State road trip.
Sun Country Golf Course
Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Resources for Kittitas County. Iron Horse Inn Bed & Breakfast is a member.
Visit Kittitas County, WA
Recreational opportunities in Kittitas County.
City of Cle Elum
Information about Cle Elum.
Northern Kittitas County Tribune
Local newspaper for the Upper County.
Kittitas County Chamber of Commerce
Resources for the Ellensburg area. Iron Horse Inn Bed & Breakfast is a member.
Washington State DOT Mountain Pass Conditions
Check current conditions on mountain passes. Reports run October 15 through April 15. Weather forecast also available.