AN ALL-SEASON RESORT 80 miles east of Seattle, Suncadia ( is an exclusive eco-friendly retreat for couples and families, golfers and nature lovers. The 6,400-acre resort is managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts (; it's also a new member of the Associated Luxury Hotels International ( group.

Construction began in 2003 and is expected to be finished by 2013, when it may contain as many as 3,785 residential units. Agents can already book the 18-room Inn at Suncadia, the only hotel in Washington situated directly on a golf course. Suncadia already has two championship golf courses: Prospector, which is open to the public, and Tumble Creek, for members only. A third course will open in summer 2009.

Upon completion, Suncadia will comprise a resort village, a condominium lodge, conference facilities, a sports center, retail shops, a spa and more than 40 miles of groomed hiking and biking trails, all of which will come on line in phases.

Suncadia Village will include the 254-room, six-story Lodge at Suncadia, due to open in April 2008 (it is already accepting group reservations). The top accommodations promise to be the two-bedroom penthouses; there is also a 2,500-square-foot, three-bedroom unit for groups. The lodge will include Portals, a 120-seat restaurant serving fresh local artisanal cuisine.

Next door, the 9,600-foot Spa at Suncadia, slated to open in summer 2008, will have 14 indoor treatment rooms (including a couple's room, Vichy room and Japanese wet room with attached glade), three outdoor mineral baths, an outdoor dry sauna, two outdoor forest treatment decks, outdoor lounges, fire pits and a salon. A signature treatment will be the Inner View Massage.

Seasonal activities such as golfing, hiking, biking, fishing and horseback riding in warmer months, and cross-country skiing and snowshoeing in winter, are available at Suncadia. Nearby recreation includes downhill skiing, snowmobiling, excursions in the 2.2 million-acre Wenatchee National Forest and tours and tastings at local wineries.

Suncadia, which can be booked over your GDS, pays a 10 percent commission. Agents can call a vacation sales specialist at 866-904-6300 or visit —DAN BUTCHER