Spring Preview

The sunshine has finally arrived in Tieton and with it, there's a lot to look forward to. What's a stay at El Nido in the Spring look like? Budding flower bushes, and rows (and rows and rows) of blooming apple orchards. The birds will be chirping! El Nido is an ideal location to bird watch so bring your binoculars and camera along. Pull up a seat outside your front door, it's time to relax!

The weekend is calling


Welcome it with a glass of wine and good company! Tieton is growing and that means more options for dining out. Santo's Panaderia has incredible pastries. Don Mateo's has top notch Salvadoran cuisine, order the papusas and enjoy! Fernando's Mexican Cuisine is a local favorite. 617 on Tieton Square, Mighty Tieton's newest hangout, is can't miss.

617 on Tieton Square is a new, elegant hangout right on the square in Tieton, serving a few carefully selected local beers, wines, and ciders, and an ever changing mix of tapas.

Come check out this new space and 617’s "Wall of Ideas" to get a preview of some of the exciting plans taking shape in Tieton. Who knows, you may become part of them!

For hours of operation and more, head here!

Tieton Mosaic Walking Tour

When staying with El Nido Tieton, don't forget to explore! Be on the lookout for Tieton Mosaic plaques and signage. You can even schedule a full tour of the Mighty Tieton Warehouse and get a behind the scenes look at the Tieton Mosaic Studio. Grab a walking tour map so you don't miss a thing!

Spend Thanksgiving with Us

Hosting Thanksgiving dinner? Why not bring your friends and family with you to El Nido Tieton? Our fully-stocked kitchens and dinner table are all set! All units are equipped with quality bedding and towels, dishes, pots & pans. We also provide coffee, tea, sugar, basic spices, olive oil & balsamic vinegar. Enjoy the fully-functioning and stocked kitchen, just bring the food and wine!

Fall Fun for the Whole Family

There's lots to see and do around here in the fall! The leaves are changing, fruit is being harvested, and the hiking trails are cooling off. We recommend swinging by Thompson's Farm to visit farm animals, get lost in the corn maze, eat fresh pumpkin donuts, and pick your perfect pumpkin. Thompson's Farm is open weekends 9am - 4pm and a quick ten minute drive from El Nido Tieton.

The New York Times: In the Yakima Valley, Serious Wines and Sweeping Vistas


A photo taken right here in Tieton's backyard made it to the New York Times. Come for the views and stay at El Nido Tieton!

"Travelers to the Pacific Northwest are sometimes lured by postcard promises of orca whales or the Space Needle against a backdrop of lofty peaks. But what too few tourists learn is this: The massive dome of Mount Rainier — arguably the showiest of Washington State’s majestic Cascades — is best beheld not from Puget Sound but from the high desert east of the mountains. There, from points up and down the Yakima Valley, Rainier and its sister summit, Mount Adams, loom like giant snow cones above swaths of irrigated farmland and sagebrush-covered range."

Read more at The New York Times


Tieton Saturdays are best spent exploring! We recommend starting at BOXX Gallery, open every Saturday, 11am - 4pm. The gallery is just a couple short blocks from El Nido Cabins and shows rotate monthly. This month's show, “Outside the BOXX”, is inspired by the breathtaking landscape of the Cowiche Canyon. Learn more about BOXX Gallery.

After taking in the local art scene, it's time to appreciate the landscape! Take on one of the many Cowiche Canyon trails. We recommend hiking the Cowiche Canyon Winery Trail. What's better than a pit stop at the winery? Cheers!

Cycle, Walk, Run, or Sip Tieton in the Spring

Here's to the turn of the seasons, Spring is here again! After a winter with relatively little precipitation, June holds forecasts for clear skies, 80 degrees, and sunshine. The clouds are few and float by high above the hills. Occasional rain storms are providing necessary water to the orchards, now past the flowering stage. 

Fruit is a mid- to late-summer treat. Spring in the Yakima Valley means excellent conditions for outdoor activities--cycling, running, and hiking. River floating is best left for late July and August, once the rivers have warmed a bit. 

Wine tasting, however, is a year-round sport, and the Valley is seeing new wineries (and breweries!) pop up all the time. Visit the Yakima Valley Visitors and Convention Bureau to help plan your visit. Or check out Mighty Tieton's events calendar to plan a creative retreat-and-recharge session.

Pack the kids, too! The Valley has plenty of fun for the young ones--berry picking, exploring the Yakima Arboretum and Greenway, identifying flora and fauna at Snow Mountain Ranch (this last is part of the Cowiche Canyon Conservancy). 

We look forward to making your visit to Tieton and the Yakima Valley a pleasant one.

Welcome to El Nido, Tieton

Robert Kolden and Lori Talcott own the El Nido cabins and are actively involved with the Mighty Tieton community. While not working on the cabins and property, they reside in Seattle. Robert owns Kolden Specialty Finishes, a company doing both large and small scale specialty plaster jobs. He is also a white water guide for Orion ExpeditionsLori is a studio jeweler and part time faculty at Rhode Island School of Design