When Josh Lawrence joined his father and uncle to work the land the Lawrence family had farmed for nearly a half-century, he wanted the fruits of his labor to be tasted in a glass. So they began Lawrence Vineyards in 2003 with just one block of vines and a single garden gnome for security in the sunny Frenchman Hills bearing the family's name. From there, the planting and production flourished, and today more than a dozen varieties of grapes populate nearly 125 acres of land. For the Lawrences, Gård Vintners was the natural next step, and a host of award-winning wines followed. Today, they invite visitors into their two tasting rooms to sample a variety of wines, including Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Riesling, and refreshing Rosé with notes of strawberry jam and fresh herbs. Guests may also purchase bottles of their favorite varietal or enjoy glasses of Gard Vintners wine at restaurants throughout the area.
The dynamic waters of the Yakima River offer a range of experiences for rafters, and whether they're hoping for a challenging afternoon or a leisurely paddle with the family, they'll find the trip for them at Rill Adventures. Different legs of the river make for varying levels of rapids, so outings can be tailored to suit beginner and experienced rafters alike. Rafts, inflatable kayaks, pontoons, and tubes are all available for the outings, and fishermen can rent fly-fishing gear for self-guided excursions along the river, where rainbow trout can grow up to 20 inches long in the water and three feet long in the story of catching them.
Though the tranquil, Bavarian-style village of Leavenworth is usually quiet, today it is abuzz with the sound of scooters supplied by Uber Scooter Rentals. Honda Metropolitan and Ruckus scooters meander through the nearby hills and mountain passes, ferrying passengers to scenic areas and pastoral photo ops. The Metropolitan turns heads with its classic European-inspired design, and the Ruckus sports oversized tires to navigate dirt and gravel roads with ease. Uber Scooter Rentals even gives adventurous guests an extra gas can if they desire, allowing them to fuel up for a few more miles or set fire to any rusty tin men who ask to hitch a ride.
Thunder Rail Stables’ trainer Jaime Buckner frequently leads her horses to show championships, and she guides riding students with similar care during lessons in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains. Her facility also hosts a spacious indoor arena, which provides a safe and supportive atmosphere for students to practice riding techniques and equine care without having to worry about horses running off after a wild pegasus. Lessons can be tailored to a variety of riding disciplines, such as saddle seat, English, Western, and dressage. Buckner’s full stable hosts specially trained horses, so riders do not need to lug around their own ponies in their backpacks. In addition to teaching lessons with provided horses, Buckner also specializes in helping owners reconnect with their own hoofed companions and breaking problems in stubborn stallions and miniature ponies.
Led by co-owners John and Brigit, the certified coaches at CrossFit Enumclaw schedule more than just daily CrossFit workouts. Their schedule also features more specialized disciplines such as CrossFit Kids, CrossFit Powerlifting, and CrossFit Football. To prepare for fitness method's intense brand of workout, clients can sign up for an introductory class or a personal-training session.
The Certified Equine Massage Therapist at Elite Equine Massage believes that humans aren't the only animals who stand to benefit from the healing powers of massage. Regardless of whether horses are ridden for pure recreation or raced at top speeds, her gentle strokes help them perform their best. The massage service can even improve horses' circulation and relieve built-up tension—much like it helps us humans.