Original Historic Grist Mill That Once Served the Pacific Northwest
A Hotel Just a Scenic Drive from the Cedar Creek Grist Mill
Just half an hour from The Heathman Lodge
Half an hour north of the Lodge, the Cedar Creek Grist Mill is a working museum where volunteers use the water-powered stone mill to make flour, cornmeal, and apple cider. Visitors receive first-hand experience working with the equipment, and once the flour and meal are made, volunteers encourage them to take samples home.
With various events throughout the year, you don't want to miss a single one. Stop by on Bread and Butter Day, Cornbread Day, Treat Day, Strawberry Shortcake Day and Apple Cider Pressing day, these events showcase the many uses of this mill and others like it in the days before electricity.
Powered by the 47-gallon-per-second flow, this is the only grist mill in Washington built in its original structure. Volunteers restored the mill to working condition between 1980 and 1994. Today, it is open to the public on weekends except for major holidays. Entry is free, but any donations will go toward the upkeep and continued operation of the mill.