Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center, Ellensburg


Located along the Yakima River on the eastern slopes of Washington’s Cascade Mountains, the sunny city of Ellensburg is a premier destination for outdoor adventure and unique cultural offerings. Central Washington University is the centerpiece of the city, bringing a vibrant college-town energy that visitors will savor.

Ellensburg’s largest hotel, the Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center offers a full-service meeting and event venue in this interesting city. The venue offers 3,500 square feet of space. The large meeting room is 3,300 square feet and can accommodate up to 275 guests. The room can be divided for smaller groups or breakout sessions. An additional meeting room is available that can accommodate up to 10. This room is ideal for board retreats or planning sessions.

The hotel provides standard audiovisual setups, and complimentary WiFi is available throughout the facility. Parking is free, and a variety of local caterers can provide the meals and refreshments your group requires. With 109 guest rooms, the hotel can serve as home base for meeting attendees who want to explore the region.

Historic downtown Ellensburg flourishes with restaurants, shops and art galleries, while the presence of the university brings an ample variety of cultural events to the city year-round. Whether it is a jazz festival, a community celebration or wild-west rodeo, the events are varied and entertaining.

The area around Ellensburg is an outdoor adventure paradise. Whether it is skiing in the winter or hiking, biking and horseback riding in the summer, groups will find an activity to enjoy. The Yakima River is popular for rafting and fishing. The Yakima Valley wine country is less than an hour away, offering groups the opportunity for a pleasant afternoon touring the regions wineries.

The Red Lion Hotel and Conference Center is located one block from I-90, central Washington’s main east-west route. It is a two-hour drive from Seattle over scenic Snoqualmie Pass and less than three hours from Spokane. Planners looking for a convenient location for a meeting or event may want to consider Ellensburg.