We are in dry, desert, eastern Washington. The only mountains, actually hills, around us are the Saddle Mountains. They are covered with sagebrush and rock. Reportedly the tallest, treeless mountain in the world is just out our backdoor, Rattlesnake Mountain at 3,560 feet.
The mighty Columbia River cuts the Saddle Mountain range in half near Beverly and Schawana and it’s beautiful.We have hunting, fishing, and water sports on the river. The retirement community of Desert Aire is just five miles from Mattawa. It’s a beautiful setting along the Columbia with a great 18-hole golf course.
We boast some of the sunniest weather in the state.What keeps most people in work here is agriculture. We grow some of the world’s greatest apples, have our own official wine grape appellation: Wahluke Slope Appellation, and grow lots of other crops including alfalfa, cherries, potatoes, onions, peas, corn, asparagus, plums, apricots, peaches, pears, and many seed crops. We have a wonderful, modern school campus.