Historic Bed and Breakfast near Tillamook Oregon
The Historic Bed and Breakfast, Sandlake Country Inn, reflects an elegance and peace that is as timeless as the countryside that surrounds it. On Christmas morning in 1890 one million board feet of virgin red fir bridge timbers washed ashore after a wooden full-rigger, The Struan, shipwrecked along the rugged Oregon Coast.
By 1894, his neighbor, W.C. King had collected enough of the 3″ x 12″ bridge timbers to construct a sturdy farmhouse on his homestead. Everett & Nellie Allen bought it in 1907 and for 80 years the “Old Allen Place” stood the test of time with character. Now on the Oregon Historic Registry, the innkeepers welcome you to Sandlake Country Inn. The Inn’s Timbers Suite is the room that shows these timbers off the most.
Although the lumber from the Struan was available for the taking, collecting it was a daunting task. Using teams of draft animals and the high tides the timbers were hauled, rafted and floated as close as possible to building sites.
For guests interested in the pioneers and history of the area, be sure to visit the Tillamook Pioneer Museum in downtown nearby Tillamook.
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