The towns of Ephrata and Soap Lake are nearby, and provide quaint, relaxed lodging & dining options. Moses Lake is an easy drive from the airport, and provides more comprehensive lodging, food, and entertainment choices.
For the adventurous visitor, nearby attractions include Dry Falls, Grand Coulee Dam, the Quincy Lakes, and more. Central Washington has a unique geologic & cultural history, which can be explored at many of these locations.
The Seattle Glider Council runs the soaring operations at EPH. The SGC Soaring Foundation is a related non-profit organization, which sponsors events at EPH. The training center at the airport has multiple bathrooms & showers, a full kitchen, a large living-room, bunk-beds (for staff-only during events), and a spacious deck. It also offers free WiFi, telephone, and radio service. A battery shed is available for charging equipment between flights.
SGC Membership is required for Dust Up participants, and only costs $35/year.