Welcome to the All American Town of Cashmere Washington
Home to “Aplets” & “Cotlets” and the Pioneer Village and Museum, Cashmere Washington is located at the exact geographical center of Washington State (There is a marker in the foothills just south of town!).
Cashmere is a beautiful small community nestled in the foothills of the Eastern Cascade Mountains of Central Washington. Surrounded by State and Federal forests, the location beckons visitors of all persuasions. It is a proud community with a strong tradition of community support and caring. The main industry is the fruit industry with apples, pears, cherries, peaches and many more, which surround homes and business areas and provide a spectacular blanket of color throughout the growing season, along with 300 plus days of sunshine each year.
Local orchards line the hills and banks of the Wenatchee River as it winds through the valley, providing a spectacular blanket of color throughout the growing season. Blessed with 300+ days of sunshine each year, Cashmere welcomes visitors to enjoy the multitude of activities and opportunities for fun and adventure that abound.
Cashmere is home to Liberty Orchards, producers of the world famous Aplets and Cotlets and many other confectionery delights. Factory tours are offered daily followed by many free samples in the wonderful Country Store
The Wenatchee River flows majestically through the community along with other creeks and streams, which are fed by the run off waters of the “Beautiful Snow Capped Cascade Mountains”. It is surrounded by hills and mountains, which are spectacular in each of the seasons. there are great outdoor recreation advantages in the valley: snow skiing, water skiing, fishing, hiking, camping, backpacking, biking, hunting, and much more.
They are an historic community with a wealth of local and regional history, which can be seen and experienced at the Pioneer Village and Historical Museum, offering wonderful tours, which are a walk back into history.
A new wine region has appeared amongst the rivers, lakes, and mountains of North Central Washington. Bordered by the towering Cascade Mountains on the west and sagebrush covered hills on the east, vineyards and their attendant wineries are rapidly appearing throughout the area. The winemakers of this area have banded together in the belief that the influence of the Cascade Mountains and the broad rivers and lakes makes the region unique amongst Washington State’s wine growing areas. In recognition of this they are calling the area the Columbia Cascade region.
- Columbia Cascade Winery Association
- GoNorthwest.com – Leavenworth
- Pioneer Village and Museum
- Visit Cashmere in October for Apple Days as seen on the Food Network in 2001.
- Liberty Orchards, producers of the world famous Aplets and Cotlets
Cashmere Washington Lodging and Hotels – in area
- Icicle Village Resort
- Leavenworth Village Inn
- Enzian Inn
- La Quinta Inn & Suites, Wenatchee
- Rodeway Inn and Suites
Driving Directions to Cashmere
From Seattle via Interstate 90
Travel east on Interstate 90 to the junction of US 97 just past Cle Elum, Washington. Travel north on US 97 to the junction of Highway 2. Then a right turn on Highway 2 For about 6 miles to Aplets Way, right turn across the bridge into Cashmere, Washington.
From Spokane via Interstate 90
Travel west on Interstate 90 to the junction of Highway 281 near the town of George Washington. Travel north on Highway 281 to Quincy, Washington. Turn left on Highway 28 and travel west to Wenatchee, Washington to the junction of Highway 2. Travel Highway 2 to Cashmere. Take a left turn into Cashmere on Cotlets Way, or Proceed another half mile to Aplets Way into Cashmere, Washington.
Center of Washington: 0
Leavenworth – a suburb to Cashmere: 10
Wenatchee – a suburb to Cashmere: 15