Hiking With Young Children

A lot of Washingtonian’s love to go hiking and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. When you take young children with you, it changes the dynamic. There is a lot more preparation involved and it is very important to find a trail that is child friendly. You can still enjoy the hiking experience with your children as long as you have a little patience, a positive attitude and have a lot of time to spare for some extra fun. Little ones like to stop, play, look at bugs and play in water. They aren’t interested in moving along too fast, so don’t be rushed or on a tight schedule. Children live in the moment. Some of us need to follow their lead in that regard.

Be sure to pick a short trail, and possibly one with a river or place of water to play in.  Bring extra clothes, sunscreen, lots of snacks and food. Be sure not to be in a hurry. Take your time. Enjoy the sights along the trail and allow the kids to explore. Following are a few beginner and family friendly trails for you to enjoy this spring.

Boulder River Waterfall is a great trail for spring. Located in Arlington, it is only a 2.5 mile round-trip with a 250 foot elevation gain. The waterfall will be an exciting destination for the kids to experience.

Nisqually Estuary Boardwalk Trail is located near Olympia. It is a 4 mile round trip on a long consecutive boardwalk. Depending if tides are in or out, you will be walking over water or mudflats. Bringing your binoculars is a wonderful idea if you are interested in bird watching and searching for other animals that live in the area.

Second Beach is located on the Olympic Coast. This trail is a 1.5 mile round trip and has an 80 foot elevation gain and a 100 foot loss. The children will enjoy playing in the tide pools and the shore of the ocean. They will love exploring for shells and other little treasures on the beach. Don’t forget beach toys.

Take a little time this spring to enjoy and explore the beauty that Washington trails have to offer. The kids will love it and you are making memories that will last a lifetime.

This Breathtaking Tehaleh Home Could Be Yours!

An incredible opportunity to join the ever popular and amazing community of Tehaleh has just opened up! Perfect for a growing family, this 6 bedroom, 2 3/4 bath estate is sure to have room for everyone!

Starting on the ground floor, the first thing you’ll notice is the bright and airy open floor plan! The gleaming hardwood floors spread from the front room all the way to the amazing upgraded kitchen! You’ll simply love the gorgeous granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances, and walk in pantry! Not to mention that fantastic double oven for all your culinary needs!

You’ll also adore the cozy living room bright with natural light and kept warm by a beautiful gas fireplace! And you can proudly display your treasures on the gorgeous built-ins! The dining area is also lovely and open, and leads to the paved patio space and decently sized garden space. Best yet, it’s perfectly level for ease of care and play!

You can also find one of the bedrooms on the ground level. It’s a great size and perfect for any older children desiring more independence, or even a guest room perhaps. As well as this, you’ll find a lovely 3/4 bath for all your guest needs. There is also a wonderful den or office space on the ground floor, perfect for work at home, or building a little “man cave”.

Moving upstairs, you’ll find the other bedrooms. All are of a good size, and two even feature their own walk in closets! What lucky kids! Finally, you’ll find the amazing master suite. It features a fantastic walk in closet, as well as its own 5 piece master bath!

An incredible home in an incredible location like this surely won’t last long! You can click the photo of the beautiful home below to get more information on the listing. If you’re interested, act fast!! Give us a call and this breathtaking property could be your dream home come true!

One Hat Two Hat… Dr. Seuss Kid’s Craft Day!

In honor of Dr. Seuss, this next Kid’s Craft Day! We’ll be crating the iconic red and white striped top hat made famous by the Cat in the Hat! The class size is limited to 25 children, so be sure to reserve a spot! No need to bring any supplies, they’re all here! Just bring your smiles and imaginations!

February, 25th

2:00 – 3:00pm

The Post

Come join the fun and celebrate an amazing children’s author! Come join the creativity and get into the crafting spirit! See you at The Post!

To reserve a spot, contact Tina at tina.maier@managementtrust.com

Single? Taken? What to Do On Valentine’s Day

In a Relationship? Single?  What To Do on Valentine’s Day??

It seems like couples and singles, alike, have no clue what to do on Valentine’s Day.   Of course, there’s the obvious ideas to go out for dinner and a movie.  You can do that single, with friends or as a couple. For some, that is just perfect, for others, we are a little bored and want something different.

We’ve sought out some different ideas that would be fun for all, regardless of relationship status.  Below are some pretty interesting things to do in the Seattle area for the more adventurous ones or even things to do from the comfort of your own home for those that want to just sit back and relax.

If you are comfortable in your own skin, don’t mind a little cold weather and love exercise, try the Cupid’s Undie Run!  It sounds like a blast!  This is actually an opportunity for you to be a part of a fundraiser for the Children’s Tumor Foundation researching neurofibromatosis.  Be sure to register before February 13!

Check out your artsy side that you didn’t know you had!  How about checking out a performing arts theatre?  The Seattle Theatre Group calendar displays a couple different shows on Valentine ’s Day at two separate theatres. You can make a full day and go visit an art gallery before or after the show.  Expand your horizon.  Experience something that you may have never tried before.

There is always booking a local day cruise.  If you love the water and little romance, or you just want quality time with friends, this is a great idea.  Dinner, wine, and enjoy the view of Seattle from the water.

A spa day would be nice for anyone.  Single, a couple, or a few friends.  Get a massage, have a quiet visit, read a good book or just relax and zone out.  Book now though as this idea might be quite popular!

Don’t’ forget the kids on Valentine’s Day!  If you’re not interested in getting out of the house, have a little fun with the kidlets and have a family fun night!!  Recently, our family had our own lip sync battle! We all had a blast and just laughed through the entire night!  Parents and kids let loose, pick their favorite fun songs and lip sync and dance the night away in the comfort of your own living room!  And if you’re not tired after that, there are some hilarious family games to play to keep the fun going!

Ice skating is also something for everyone, even the kids.  If it’s not something you do often, just laugh off the awkwardness, giggle at how silly you all look, and be prepared to ice your booty when you get home!

Then there is always just junk food and movies at home.  Who doesn’t like that?

Make Valentine’s Day special with your significant other, your kids, your best friends, or even enjoy the quiet time alone.  It can be a day to enjoy no matter what your Facebook relationship status is.

Off To The Movies!

Have you registered to join the group yet? Molen Orthodontics wants to take you off to the movies! They have invited Tehaleh to be a part of an exclusive showing of Guardians of the Galaxy. If you have not yet registered, you can check with Tina for remaining availabilities!

To sign up, send her your first and last name, email address, telephone number, and how many people will be in your party. Not only are tickets being offered, but also popcorn, soda, and candy! You can also purchase regular concessions at the theater. Please keep in mind that this film is rated PG13.

Saturday, February 4th


Location: Chalet Theater

1721 Wells Street Enumclaw, WA 98022

To sign up, email Tina:


10 Reasons to LOVE Living Tehaleh!

Those of us who live here know what an incredible, one of a kind place Tehaleh is! Where else can you live, work, AND play? But for those who are just learning of our beautiful neighborhood and considering joining us, we’ve broken down a list of 10 reasons to love living Tehaleh!

  1. Breathtaking homes

Tehaleh has an incredible team of builders who create a wide variety of new homes to suit tastes of all types. You don’t have to sacrifice a gorgeous, fashionable home to get in on everything else this wonderful place has to offer!

  1. Education

One of the amazing things about Tehaleh is that this community has its own amazing schools within! You won’t have to worry about strange district lines and your child bussing off across town. The schools are just a walk away in Tehaleh!

  1. Hiker’s Paradise

Tehaleh features over 10 miles of gorgeous forest trails! If you’re a fan of hiking or peaceful forest strolls, in Tehaleh you’ll never have to roam far to get it! Have your own little piece of paradise!

  1. Good Eats

Those living in Tehaleh are likely to rave to you about the amazing food at the Mantel. This gorgeous, rustic restaurant is nestled in Tehaleh near the Trio community. It features a friendly environment and delicious food! You don’t even need to wander far to find a good place to eat!

  1. Parks to Play in!

In addition to its 10 miles of trails, Tehaleh also features 11 amazing parks! Each has its own unique feel and serves a unique purpose, whether it be fun attractions for your little ones, a cool hangout for your teens, or an off leash place for your furry friend to run free!

  1. Personal Café

Hate having to drive out and about in search of a Starbucks to get your caffeine fix? Not to worry! Tehaleh will do you one better! Swing on down to The Post at the heart of the community and get an expertly crafted drink from Tehaleh’s own Café D’arte!

  1. Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Tehaleh prides itself in being not only a beautiful place to live, but a friendly one! We foster an environment of getting to know and befriending your neighbors for a stronger sense of community. Whether you’re a young family, or a retiring couple, Tehaleh has a place for you with plenty of folks eager to be your friend!

  1. Location, location!

There’s no denying that Tehaleh is in a fantastic location! Surrounded by natural beauty, it’s easy to think it may be in the middle of nowhere! But in all reality, this little slice of heaven is only minutes from the surrounding cities! Have your cake and eat it too!

  1. Events!

Afraid you won’t know what activities to do after moving in? Don’t be! Tehaleh hosts countless community events ranging from family friendly kid events to healthy activities and lady’s nights out! You’ll meet and bond with your neighbors in no time! Come play with us in Tehaleh!

  1. You Haven’t Seen the Half of It!

Tehaleh may be incredible as it is now, but it’s not even close to reaching its maximum potential yet! The community plans to grow into its own small city, featuring a thriving community with shops, restaurants, and its own healthy economy. The sky’s the limit and there’s no better time to join us!

Geocaching: Join The Treasure Hunt!

While not brand new, this adventurous hobby has only been around about 17 years, as long as we’ve had convenient access to everyday GPS tracking. If you always wanted to be a treasure hunter, but didn’t have the time or stomach for the danger, Geocaching could be just the new hobby for you!

To play, adventurers use a GPS receiver or a mobile smart device to track the GPS coordinates to the “treasure”. Usually hidden away off a beaten forest path, in a hidden meadow, or on a mountain trail, is a small waterproof container. This usually contains a logbook and a pen. geocachers who find it enter their name or codename and the date at which they found it, leaving their mark for future adventurers to see. After doing so, the geocacher must then seal the container once more and leave it exactly as it was originally found. Sometimes there are even larger containers that contain little trinkets! Remember to bring your own trinket to leave behind if you take one from the stash! They don’t have to be anything of value, it’s all about the sentiment!

If you’d like to get into geocaching, but you’re not ready to travel far and wide to play, fear not! As you know, Tehaleh is surrounded by many incredible trails! And in these trails are various geocaching stashes! So why not give it a shot, and be the treasure hunter childhood you always wanted to be!

You can make a free account on Geocaching.com and get started today!

Visit Tehaleh and Win a Getaway!

Tehaleh.com wants to welcome you to the neighborhood and celebrate the surrounding community! They will be hosting an incredible giveaway that you definitely don’t want to miss out on! Swing on down to The Post, or one of the many fabulous model homes for an opportunity to enter! Come visit Tehaleh and you could win a getaway!

You can enter to win from January 21st to March 31st!

Every week they will be giving away a $250 gift card to both REI and Crate & Barrel! Settle into your new Tehaleh home by getting the proper outdoor equipment to enjoy the beautiful trails, or fill your new home with beautiful design choices!

The grand prize winner will get the choice of one of three breathtaking getaways!

Option #1

Alderbrook Resort & Spa in Union

Surrounded by the Olympic Mountains and located on the shores of the Hood Canal, Alderbrook Resort & Spa is an idyllic, unforgettable retreat. During your stay you could hike over three miles of trails, relax at the spa (or inside their luxuriously appointed rooms), and enjoy some of the region’s best food and wine.

Option #2

Suncadia Resort in Cle Elum

Winner of the Condé Nast Traveler’s 2015 Readers’ Choice Awards, Suncadia Resort brings earthy luxury to an exhilarating mountain setting. More than 6,000 acres of forested mountain landscape, hiking and biking trails, meadows, and rivers await in this AAA Four Diamond resort, which also offers world-class dining, decadent spa treatments, and 36 holes of mountain golf.

Option #3

Great Wolf Lodge Resort in Grand Mound

Splashy fun for the whole family, Great Wolf Lodge Resort is famed for taking water park excitement to a whole new level. During your stay, zip down fast-paced water slides, balance on logs and lily pads, and catch some waves. After a day of thrills, grab a fabulous dinner at one of the resort’s gourmet eateries, and unwind in your suite that features a mini log cabin doubling as kids’ sleeping quarters.

What an incredible community Tehaleh is! Don’t miss your chance to enter and win! For more information, check out their page here.

Vote Tehaleh To The Top of 2017!

It’s time once again to begin voting for South Sound Magazine’s “Best of the South Sound”! Last year Tehaleh took the crown in several categories! Let’s vote Tehaleh to the top once more for 2017! Show your love for your community and vote now! The winners will appear in the May 2017 issue of South Sound Magazine! Remember, voting ends February 13!

Please send in your votes for Tehaleh in these following categories!
Category: Food & Drink
Best Coffee Shop – Caffé D’arte at Tehaleh
Best new restaurant – The Mantel at Tehaleh

Category: Travel & Recreation
Best Park

Category: Kids
Best Public Elementary School – Donald Eismann Elementary
Best Teacher – Let them know your favorite

Category: Pets
Best Place to Walk – Tehaleh

Category: Arts & Entertainment
Best Festival – Harvest Day at Tehaleh
Best Kept Secret About The South Sound – Tehaleh walking trails

Category: Business & Services
Coolest Office Space – The Post at Tehaleh

Category: Home & Garden
Best Builder- Let them know your favorite

Cast Your Vote Here!

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Have You Met Tehalehs Home Builders?

Whenever anyone visits Tehaleh, they simply cannot deny that the homes are positively gorgeous. There’s such a wide variety of styles. There seems to be a home built for every type of family. This is thanks to the excellent lineup of home builders Tehaleh is fortunate to be able to boast! If you haven’t met them yet, let’s take a moment to introduce you!

Azure Northwest Homes

Azure Northwest Homes is a Puget Sound builder that partners with buyers by offering a personalized experience while building your perfect home. Azure homes are built to complement your Northwest lifestyle while providing timeless functional designs. Azure’s outdoor living spaces, great room concepts and oversized windows allow our homeowners to enjoy all seasons the Northwest has to offer. Live in an Azure Northwest home, where your lifelong traditions begin.

(Winner of the Local Builder of the Year award!)

Brookstone Homes

Brookstone Homes is a local Northwest Builder committed to the people and communities we serve in Western Washington.  We believe that your new home is the canvas upon which you express your life and a reflection of who you are.  It is the foundation upon which you frame the past and create the future and it is our goal to assist you in the pursuit of life’s joy.  Like our customers, our designs are continually growing and evolving.  Our focus is and always has been to bring progressive, versatile homes adaptable to the many stages of life and provide you with a place that you love to live. We accomplish this by creating unique homes built by some of the best craftsmen in the region and using only the most superior quality materials available to pridefully deliver a great value to you, our customer.

HC Homes

HC Homes Inc. is a unique company where the spirit of family, quality craftsmanship, and integrity has grown a small business into one of the Pacific Northwest’s premier homebuilders.

The level of expertise and uncompromising commitment to quality enable HC Homes to stand apart from other builders. Luxury amenities including true custom cabinetry throughout, paired with slab granite countertops, and outdoor living spaces with stone fireplaces are often standard finishes featured in our homes. Additionally, these homes are built with superior insulation for reduced sound and greater energy savings.

Drawing from a rich and diverse base of experience, each team member plays a vital part of the HC Homes family and all have been with the company since its inception. The coordinated effort of this solid synergetic team ensures delivery of a well-built home while providing the homebuyer with extraordinary value. HC Homes are built to stand the test of time for years of carefree and comfortable living in the Pacific Northwest.


Founded in 1954, Lennar is one of the nation’s most respected homebuilders, with homes selling in 40 markets across the country. Committed to being innovators in the homebuilding industry, Lennar is constantly focused on improving the quality of their homes. In 2011, Lennar expanded its homebuilding operations into the Pacific Northwest, bringing their “Everything’s Included” homes to the Puget Sound area. And now Lennar homes are offered in the master-planned community at Tehaleh.

What exactly is included when we say “Everything’s Included”? Lennar homes at Tehaleh come complete with our high level of interior features included in the purchase price, such as fully landscaped and fenced yards, stainless steel appliances (including side-by-side refrigerator and gas stoves), slab granite kitchen countertops, full-height tile kitchen backsplash, Nexia Home Automation System, window blinds and more.

MainVue Homes

MainVue Homes, part of the highly regarded Henley Properties Group, distinguishes itself as a worldwide leader in new home design and construction. It takes pride in its partnership with the Sumitomo Forestry Group, a corporation with its rich three-century history of its own. It’s this cross-continental reach that allows MainVue to bring the best in international design and global buying power straight to its customers, so you may select from the latest homes at the best value.

Design Excellence:

When you visit a MainVue home, you will see a signature style and unparalleled attention to detail. Every area of each home – from designer kitchens to our exclusive outdoor rooms – has been carefully considered. To ensure the very latest in new home design, no space is taken for granted.

Oakridge Homes

Take an up-close look at an Oakridge home. At first glance you’ll see the obvious: detailed craftsmanship, premier materials, and efficient, livable floor plans. A little closer examination will bring some extras to light such as features and amenities usually found in more expensive homes. Extra-large windows to let in more natural light, along with strategically located skylights to show off certain focal points of the interior are just a couple of examples.

Oakridge Homes is driven by its owner, Scott Serven. His passion is creating those extra comforts that can make your life just a little more pleasant. He holds the line on pricing and yet produces what has been described as “a lot of home for the money” by both agents and homeowners. Mr. Serven is an innovator. He knows the building process forward and backward with over 30 years of personal experience to draw upon. He is constantly finding more efficient ways to build. He then takes the savings and delivers them into the extra features you’ll see throughout an Oakridge home.

Pulte Homes

Pulte Homes has been providing the American Dream of homeownership to families for more than 60 years, with more than 30 years experience in the Seattle market. Throughout those years, Pulte Homes has built consumer inspired homes and communities for homebuyers in all phases of life. Only Pulte Homes offers the combination of innovative Life Tested® Home Designs with an unwavering commitment to quality and attention to detail. Using innovative designs and “green building materials,” Pulte Homes has emerged as a leader in energy efficient homebuilding.

Richmond American Homes

Richmond American Homes has been designing and building new homes across the nation for over three decades. Known for their superior quality and value, it’s the personalized customer service at each stage in the process that truly gives them their edge. From house hunting to the follow-up service after you move-in, Richmond American Homes is dedicated to creating a positive homebuying experience. And with homes featuring ENERGY STAR®, Richmond American homes are at least 15% more efficient than typical code-built homes.

Trilogy at Tehaleh®

Trilogy at Tehaleh, by Shea Homes, showcases energy-wise, eco-friendly homes that offer legendary Shea Homes quality, along with an outstanding lifestyle geared around exploration, freedom, wellness, and connection for 55+.

Shea Homes, one of America’s largest privately owned homebuilders, is committed to building quality homes in communities in Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Nevada, and Washington. Part of a family owned company that’s been around since 1881, Shea Homes has been in the building and construction business for over 130 years. From nationally recognized achievements in customer service to award-winning home designs and communities, Shea Homes consistently provides service that exceeds the expectations of its customers.

Home builder info via Tehaleh.com