"Iron Horse was a fantastic little off-the-beaten path b&b. The owners were just fantastic people who clearly care a lot about what they are doing and just love the place..."- Rachel L.
Cle Elum Bed and Breakfast at the Iron Horse Inn B&B

John Wayne Trail - Now the Palouse to Cascades State Park trail

The Iron Horse Inn Bed and Breakfast sits alongside the John Wayne Trail, one of Washington's premier cycling trails. Once the path of the Milwaukee Railroad, now the trail traverses Washington State for over 250 miles through tunnels, mountain passes, over railroad trestles and more. Read more!

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Pacific Crest Trail

Hikers and campers along the Snoqualmie - Stevens segment of the Pacific Crest Trail enjoy some of the most wild, remote and untamed country of the entire trail. The trail runs mostly north-south for over 2,500 miles from Canada to Mexico. Read more!

"This is a very fun place to stay, charming and on theme. My wife and I stayed in the Southern Pacific caboose, which has a whirlpool tub and back porch seating area as well as a microwave, TV, and mini fridge. The setting is pleasantly surrounded by trees and just the right distance away from the real trains for the whistles to be romantic rather than distracting..."
- Jonathon G.
"My husband and I celebrated our 1 year anniversary weekend here. It was wonderful. Beautiful home, tasty treats and a very nice hostess!"
- Jenny D.
"We stayed in the caboose and loved it! It was so unusual to sleep there, yet it was very comfortable and cozy. Our guests were terrific and created a delicious breakfast for us. Very friendly folks!..."
- Gregory G.
"What an amazing experience to be able to see all the history of that area. The Iron Horse Inn truly is a treasure!"
- Az L.
"Iron Horse was a fantastic little off-the-beaten path b&b. The owners were just fantastic people who clearly care a lot about what they are doing and just love the place. The walls are packed with cool old memorabilia from the train depot and the caboose houses were fantastic and comfortable! Loved it!!!..."
- Rachel L.
"Stayed at NW Caboose car and loved it :). The owners and operators were extremely friendly and the train rooms were very cool. Explored the town some and did some light trail walking and that even led to a shortcut to the bnb. All in all will definitely go again..."
- Jeff P.
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The Iron Horse... A Cle Elum Bed and Breakfast Offering Escape from the Hustle and Bustle and an Easy Vacation from the City

Area Attractions

The Iron Horse Inn Bed & Breakfast lies in one of the most diverse, scenic, and historically-rich areas of Washington State. A drive of just minutes in any direction will deliver you to rugged peaks, historic antique shops, or outdoor sporting activities.


Milwaukee Road Milwaukee Road Historical Association
History, memorabilia, articles, and more on the rail line that the Iron Horse Inn used to serve.

Historic Towns
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 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.

Smokey's Bar-B-Que
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
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.

Happy Trails Wagon Ride Happy Trails
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 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.

Ellensburg Rodeo
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.

Flying Horseshoe Ranch
2½-hour horseback rides in the hills above the beautiful Teanaway River.

Scenic Washington State
Plan your perfect Washington State road trip.


Sun Country Golf Course
(509) 674-2226

Suncadia Resort
(866) 715-5050


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.

Cle Elum Bed and Breakfast at the Iron Horse Inn B&B

526 Marie Ave
PO Box 629
South Cle Elum, WA 98943


1-800-22-TWAIN (89246)

(509) 674-5939