The resort is a joint undertaking between Jeld-Wen and managing partner Lowe Enterprises. The $1 billion project features a 5-star rated mountain lodge with convention center facilities, a mountain springs themed spa, a sports center with indoor and outdoor swimming pools, an outdoor venue amphitheater/lake with winter ice skating, trails and recreational areas, 2,000 residential units, and three golf courses. A village center with restaurants and shops was completed in 2016.
Suncadia, originally was called "MountainStar," and is being built on former forest lands purchased in 1996 from Plum Creek Timber Company by Jeld-Wen's Trendwest Investments.
Over 500 single-family homesites were sold in 2004, generating more than $125 million in gross revenue.
In 2012, the City of Cle Elum threatened to shut down Suncadia's water supply because the community had not paid the amount agreed upon in 2002.
2013 say an up year in real estate sales for the community.