Category Archives: Oregon Coast Lodging

Oregon's South Coast

Submitted by guest blogger Michelle Duarte
Innkeeper WildSpring Guest Habitat
Port Orford, Oregon

The Oregon South Coast is the place for travelers who want to get away from the same old thing – traffic, strip malls, franchise hotels and restaurants. Travelers who’d like to bring home tales of something off-beat, who enjoy exploring the special but quirky.

Oregon’s spectacular south coast is a world all its own, very different from its northern counterpart. It is remote, underdeveloped, without the crowds. A series of authentic small towns scattered along what could reasonably be considered the U.S.’s last accessible, affordable coastline. This is where the ocean and the forests meet the crashing seas. Where rivers pour into the Pacific and people enjoy long, empty beaches perfect for agates and driftwood.

Port Orford – In the middle of the South Oregon Coast

Port Orford is in the middle of it, perfectly situated as base camp to explore the best of the south coast…from redwoods to the south, the sand dunes up near Florence, and everything in between.

Hiking. Art. Antiques. Biking. Golf. Birding. Fishing. History. Museums. Shopping. Boating. Surfing. Horseback riding. Wine. Wind surfing. Parks, reserves, floral estates and estuaries. All framed with spectacular ocean vistas on one side and the forests and mountains on the other.

Oregon's South Coast

And it bears repeating…all without the crowds

Visitors will find some unexpected options in Port Orford, 60 miles from the California border and an authentic port town of only 1,200 people.

The Port of Port Orford is probably the heart of the town, home to its commercial fishing fleet that – unusually – does not rest in the water. The Port is one of only two “dolly docks” in the U.S. and six in the world, where boats are lifted in and out of the water by huge cranes and sit on custom-made trailers when not in use.

The area is also known for its active art community, with eight galleries owned and operated by working artists, and some beautifully restored and maintained historic sites, such as Hughes House – an authentic Victorian Mansion – and the old Coast Guard Lifeboat station where brave and hardy men had to jerry-can gas down a thousand steps to Nellie’s Cove where they would start their sea rescue missions during Port Orford’s famous winter storms.

WildSpring Guest Habitat

Oregon's South CoastIf visitors like to indulge themselves with luxurious accommodations in a naturally beautiful environment, there’s WildSpring Guest Habitat. On five acres in a quiet, residential forest overlooking the ocean, it offers only five cabin suites built like small homes, filled with art and antiques, a Guest Hall, lounging areas, sculpture garden, walking labyrinth and open-air slate spa where guests can whale-watch by day and enjoy the Milky Way at night.

Peaceful seclusion, attention to detail

Known for its peaceful seclusion, attention to detail and eco-friendly operations, WildSpring Guest Habitat is an Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member, a Select Registry Inn and has enjoyed some national attention of note, including USA Today and the NY Times.

The most recent addition to the local scene sits on the northern end of Battle Rock Park and offers arguably the most beautiful views of the Pacific ocean in the U.S.: across sea stacks, a beach with sand the color of a mocha late, down to Humbug Mountain, the tallest mountain in Oregon to rise directly from the ocean.

Port Orford, beautiful and surprising, is a great place to visit if people want to experience the best of Oregon’s beautiful coast without having to fight their way through crowded streets to reach it.

For more information about Port Orford and WildSpring Guest Habitat please contact:

Michelle Duarte, owner, WildSpring Guest Habitat and webmaster for Enjoy Port Orford.com, michelle@wildspring.com, 541.332.0977.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

McKenzie River Koosah Falls

Expedia is saying: “This year is about travelers doing what they want to do, not what everyone else is doing’

2023 Travel Trends waiting for you

‘Travel is rebounding back to pre-pandemic levels, even despite inflation and, at times, significant operational challenges in 2022. We expect travelers to head to all corners of the globe, even if that means splurging at times and planning ahead seems to be a common theme. Plus, we’ll see even more emphasis on experiences once you’re at your destination and a renewed focus on traveling responsibly and sustainably throughout 2023.’ Forbes Magazine

Travel Is Still a Priority

The U.S. Travel Foundation is forecasting an increase in travel spending in 2023 compared to 2022 (or 2019, for that matter).

U.S. Continues To Get Domestic Traffic

International travel may look affordable, the reality is many travelers will stay stateside. An Expedia survey found that 59% of respondents expect to plan travel within the U.S., either instead of or in addition to foreign trips.

Travelers Are Planning Ahead Again

Travelers are finally comfortable with locking in trips ahead of time. Now, stability is relatively common again.

Studies found that travelers are booking trips farther ahead for 2023 than they did back in 2019 and were already thinking about where to go in summer 2023.

Digital Nomadism Allows Remote Workers Flexibility

WFH doesn’t just mean ‘work from home’. For us in the lodging world it can mean ‘Work From Here’. Remote workers and digital nomads? Looking for a change of scenery from your home office?

Digital nomads were gaining traction even before remote work became commonplace. But for some individuals, being a full-on digital namad is too extreme. That’s precisely why “hush” trips have the potential to be the newest travel trend in 2023. Remote workers pack up and head somewhere new for a limited amount of time, maybe a week or two. Then, login, get to work, and save some time to explore.

Regardless of Where or How You Go, Experiences Reign

Almost all travelers want to spend at least part of their trip experiencing new or unique activities. Travelers want to experience a destination “like a local” and many specifically worry about whether it’s an authentic experience.

Responsible Travel Is Emphasized

Hand in hand with a desire to see a destination as locals do, travelers are putting more emphasis on traveling responsibly. When you’re eliminating the gap between tourist and resident and forging human connections, your impact as a traveler is more apparent. A Virtuoso survey found that clients want to benefit local people and the economy and are willing to pay more accordingly.

Environmentally sustainable travel is equally important to some travelers, stating that traveling sustainably enhances their experience. Meanwhile, the YouGov Travel and Tourism Practice believes we’re at an important tipping point. Many consumers try to make purchases, including travel, from socially and environmentally conscious businesses.

Recap of 2023 Travel Trends waiting for you

  1. Travel Is Still a Priority
  2. U.S. Continues To Get Domestic Traffic
  3. Travelers Are Planning Ahead Again
  4. Digital Nomadism Allows Remote Workers Flexibility
  5. Experiences Reign
  6. Responsible Travel Is Emphasized

Activities and attractions are often the top considerations when travelers are choosing where to go and where to stay. Oregon is a beautiful state with stunning natural and architectural wonders. If you are planning a trip anywhere this year, take a few minutes to consider these places to visit in Oregon.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Be on the lookout for the colorful glimmer of hand-blown glass floats when exploring our Oregon Coast beaches. Finders Keepers! Discover glass treasures in Lincoln City, Oregon every day of the year!

These inspected B&B inns offer luxury accommodations and easy access to the highlights of the Lincoln City area of the central Oregon Coast including Finders Keepers

Baywood Shores: Relax and rejuvenate in your private suite with a king-size bed and 2-person Jacuzzi. Just south of the Taft District of Lincoln City, Oregon, on the bank of Siletz Bay, sits Baywood Shores Bed and Breakfast. Here you will be mesmerized by the ebb and flow of the salty water along the Oregon coast and amazed by the stunning, panoramic view of the ever-changing sky above Lincoln City and the Pacific Ocean.

Baywood Shores Bed and Breakfast

Brey House Bed and Breakfast: Brey House is located just across the street from the Pacific Ocean. Rooms have an ocean view and easy beach access from our Inn, just about 100 feet to the stairs down to the beach.

Brey House Oceanview
SOME BASIC RULES OF THE HUNT
  • Floats are placed on the beach during daylight hours only.
  • Floats are hidden throughout the day, not just at one time.
  • Floats are out there every day rain or shine.
  • Be mindful of the environment when hunting. Be kind to the Coast.
  • One float per person, per year. Spread the love!
A Few Tips and Words of Advice
  • We use the term “hide” loosely; we want our treasures to be found!
  • Start your hunt at public beach access points.
  • Our Float Fairies hide floats at random times and locations…not even we know.

Discover random acts of findness and view more rules and tips on the Explore Lincoln City website. Over 3,000 glass treasures are hidden along our seven miles of sandy beach, made by local artisans. If you find a float, it’s all yours.

Finders Keepers announced their 2023 schedule which includes 15 more “special drops”. There’s still floats to be found as we close out 2022, too. Contact either Baywood Shores or Brey House, book a stay, then head out to the Oregon Coast in search of the hand-blown glass floats on our Oregon Coast beaches.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Spring Break Staycation

Give the Gift of Lodging on the Oregon Coast

If you know someone who dreams of the Oregon Coast even when they’re landlocked, a Gift of Lodging will make their dreams come true

The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway‘Wind, Waves and a Long, Winding Road. Yes, it’s possible to drive the entire Pacific Coast Scenic Byway in a single day. But it’s also pointless. Because you wouldn’t have time to experience any of the breathtaking viewpoints, stunning state parks and quaint coastal towns.

  • A thriving arts culture, from visual & written to music & theatre can be found all along coastal Oregon
  • Bird watchers might be surprised by the diversity of species to be found along the coast, from bald eagles to puffins & brown pelicans
  • Farmers markets offer the chance to experience the local organic produce, crafts from artisans, baked goods, flowers & more
  • Seven lighthouses are open to the public and offer a glimpse into their past & present
  • World-class whale watching for gray & killer whales from land, sea & air
  • Fairs, festivals and other events offer a glimpse of how locals celebrate their life & heritage on the Oregon coast
  • Outdoor recreation ranges from vast dunes for sandboarding & dune buggy tours to surfing, world-class golfing, tide pool exploring, hiking, fishing, kayaking, surfing, crabbing & clamming.
  • Explore the End of Lewis & Clark Trail Museum, Maritime Museum & Tillamook air museum and a world-class aquarium.
  • And much more!

Shop Small Online on the Oregon Coast

Your generous Gift of Lodging will pair the recipient with an opportunity to explore Oregon’s Wild Pacific Coastline and enjoy a stay at an Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast.

Brey House Ocean View B&B Inn – The ocean awaits the recipient of your generous gift just across the street. Private baths, private entrances. Wonderful breakfast served in the ocean view breakfast room. Quilts, snuggy warm blankets, fluffy bath towels. Fireplaces, tv, DVD, small in -room refrigerators

Oceanside is a tranquil village that is isolated, but not remote. turtlejanes bed and breakfast is a delightful inn with two en suite guest rooms with spectacular views of the ocean. It is a 3-minute walk to the beach. Eclectic house-made breakfasts and delightful afternoon snacks are provided daily.

Tunnel Beach in Oceanside Oregon

Also in Oceanside: A relaxing and romantic getaway at Thyme and Tide Bed and Breakfast awaits. Sleep nestled in a canopy queen bed between Cape Lookout and Cape Meares. Fall asleep to the sound of surf and wake up to a delicious hot breakfast. Beaches are a mile away. Filtered horizon water/sunset view from both rooms.

WildSpring Guest Habitat is a small, eco-friendly resort in Port Orford. On 5 peaceful and secluded acres, it offers comfortable luxury in a parklike environment. Enjoy cabin suites built like small homes filled with art and antiques. Guest Hall, sculpture garden and open-air slate spa overlook the ocean.

Can’t decide which inn the recipient might find the most relaxing? Give the gift of rest and relaxation by purchasing Gift Certificates from the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and they can choose.

Order Oregon B&B Gift Certificates Now

Shop Small Online Willamette ValleyE-mail info@obbg.org or call OBBG at 503-893-4210. Please leave a message as this line is monitored by our busy innkeepers. We’ll get back to you for the details: who will be the recipient of your thoughtful gift, acquire your payment method and shipping information. We’ll send them by mail, to either you or the recipient, with delivery confirmation. The recipient will have a great time getting away to a high-quality destination of their choice.

OBBG Lodging Gift Certificates are available in $25 increments and can be redeemed at every Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member across the state. With 25 members to choose from that’s a lot of choices and with an 18 months expiration recipients have plenty of time to redeem them at the Inn of their choosing.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild offers a wide variety of inns, from a small guest cottage or two-room bed and breakfast to a larger country inn or small historic hotel.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Baywood Shores Bed and Breakfast

Baywood Shores Bed and Breakfast in Lincoln City Oregon

Baywood ShoresBaywood Shores Bed and Breakfast welcomes you to their Lincoln City inn on the shores of Siletz Bay. Relax and rejuvenate in your private suite with a king-size bed and 2-person Jacuzzi.  You’ll find everything you need to feel at ease: a refrigerator, microwave, private bathroom, TV with VCR/DVD player, fireplace, wireless internet more.

Be mesmerized by the ebb and flow of the salty water along the Oregon coast and amazed by the stunning, panoramic view of the ever-changing sky above Lincoln City and the Pacific Ocean.  Make yourself at home and wake to a delicious breakfast

Just south of the Taft District of Lincoln City, Oregon, on the bank of Siletz Bay, sits Baywood Shores Bed and Breakfast. Lincoln City offers 7 miles of sandy beach, fine dining, shopping, attractions and events.

Do you enjoy birding? It’s easy to spend hours identifying the varied birdlife that frequents Siletz Bay, including Great Grey Herons, Great White Herons, Eagles, Ospreys, a variety of ducks, and more. Harbor Seals can be seen just about every day swimming in or beaching on the banks at the mouth of Siletz Bay and the ocean.

Be on the lookout for the colorful glimmer of hand-blown glass floats when exploring our Oregon Coast beaches. Finders Keepers! Discover glass treasures in Lincoln City, Oregon every day of the year!

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. 

Although mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Astoria Oregon

Astoria Oregon and the Oregon North Coast

What would you do if you only had 36 hours to explore Oregon’s North Coast. Where would you stay? The innkeepers with the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild have plenty of suggestions to make your day-and-a-half Oregon adventure worth every second!

Astoria, Oregon is where we spent the morning of the last day on our Oregon to California to Oregon Coast and home again Road Trip, traveling the entire 365 miles north on the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway.

Astoria ColumnWe had a crystal clear, calm day to explore Astoria. On a day like this a trip to the Astoria Column is a must. Sitting 600′ above sea level, high on Coxcomb Hill, the column was dedicated on July 22, 1926. The hand-painted spiral frieze rising up the column commemorates the historic events that transpired at the mouth of the Columbia River, from the beginning with its discovery and ending with the arrival of the railroad. While it’s a bit of a challenge you’ll want to climb the 164-step spiral staircase within to the observation deck for amazing views of Astoria, Young’s Bay, the Coast Range, the mighty Columbia River, and in the distance, on a clear and calm day like we had, the Pacific Ocean. After lunch at the Fort George Brewery, we took a walk on the pier and went geocaching in a Pioneer cemetery.

Did you know: The Columbia River is the second largest river, by volume, in the U.S.? It is also said to be one of the most dangerous river bars in the world. Where the Columbia River and the Pacific Ocean come together, waves can reach up to 30′. There are about 20 Columbia River Bar Pilots based in Astoria that work day and night to assist ships cross the bar safely. These pilots have to actually memorize this whole area as to safely pilot large ships up to 1000′ and even nuclear submarines in and out of the bar area. An important and dangerous job these pilots have.

Also in Astoria is the Lightship Columbia, a 128-foot welded-steel lightship, built in 1950 for the U.S. Coast Guard. It was stationed at the mouth of the Columbia River near Cape Disappointment between 1951 and 1979. Retired in 1979, after 28 years of service the Lightship Columbia was sold to the Columbia River Maritime Museum in Astoria in 1980. Lightship Columbia, is afloat, open to the public as part of museum admission. On December 20, 1989, the Lightship Columbia was added to the National Register of Historic Places as National Historic Landmark #89002463.

Youngs River Falls

‘Credit to discovery of the falls lies with Patrick Gass, a member of the Lewis and Clark expedition who was leading a hunting party on March 1, 1806 and made note of the falls in his journal. No mention was made of whether or not Lewis or Clark visited the falls themselves, and the party left Fort Clatsop within 3 weeks of the discovery of the falls.’ Northwest Waterfall Survey

Blumenthal FallsBlumenthal Falls is located at the north end of Short Sand Beach in Oswald West State Park. The falls is one of a very few waterfalls in the Northwest which can be seen dropping into the Pacific Ocean. Take a lovely beach stroll to the bottom of the falls, as this 45 foot falls drops into the ocean only during the highest tides

National Geographic listed Cannon Beach as one of the 100 most beautiful places in the world in 2013. Cannon Beach offers the small beach town experience on the Oregon Coast. Meander the picturesque sidewalks and courtyards of downtown Cannon Beach to discover art galleriesspecialty shopsrestaurants and public art. Cannon Beach is easy and enjoyable to explore on foot.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

bookdirect

Book Direct at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn. Book Direct is a trending thing we can all embrace and benefit from.

Book Direct at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast and you will enjoy many perks and amenities that you would not have access to when booking through a travel agency. Not to mention, you will almost always pay less!

More than a hashtag

We believe that the #BookDirect message is more than just an annual hashtag and is a crucial one we should be spreading every single day. On ‘Guest Education Day’ our goal is to explain the mutual benefits for both guests and hosts.

As small business owners our innkeepers truly appreciate your direct bookings. This not only allows you a more specialized experience as you interact directly with us, you also benefit the local economy

Book Direct

When booking direct:

  • You’re most always guaranteed the lowest pricing available. ‘An OTA (online travel agent) may be able to influence the price to get you to book but there is little they can do to improve your stay.’ Support your local businesses and #bookdirect! You save on your getaway, receive personalized service and the business saves on steep commissions – it’s a win win
  • The truth is, these booking sites charge at least 15% of each booking to the small business owner and sometimes charge you a ‘service fee’. The independent innkeeper really appreciates it when you book directly with them through their website
  • You work directly with the property in case of changes, delays, or cancellations
  • You typically will not have to pay additional booking, change, or cancellation fees.
  • You will enjoy exclusive benefits and can take advantage of special deals, amenities, and packages
  • Managers and homeowners know the properties and the area better than anyone and can better match travelers to homes and help plan a better vacation experience.Book Direct

How can you, the traveler Join the Movement and make sure you’re always booking direct?

  • Always verify you are on the inn’s, or bed and breakfast’s website before you book.
  • When in doubt, call the Inn directly for assistance.
  • Be careful using the blue Book a Room button in Google. It NEVER goes directly to the the inn’s website. It ALWAYS goes to an online travel agency such as Booking.com or Expedia, or one of their downstream booking partners.

We invite you to read our online reviews. And then we encourage you to go directly to our websites and Book Direct: for all the right reasons

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.

Spring Whale Watching on the Oregon Coast

Oregon Whale Watching 2022 on the Oregon Coast offers front row seats to witness the yearly migration of the grey whale.

Some 25,000 individual Gray Whales will be cruising the coastline from March to June, returning to cooler Alaskan waters after birthing their calves in the warm temperatures of Mexico’s Baja Peninsula.

The more temperate spring months are also breeding season for Harbor Seals which inevitably draw a whale population we normally associate with Puget Sound, Washington, The Orcas.This past week they were spotted chasing seals offshore at Sport Haven Beach, Brookings.

Spring Whale Watching on the Oregon CoastWhale Watching can be observed as gray whales cruise along the Oregon coast en route to Alaska from Mexico. Spouting geyser-like blasts of spray can be seen from the towering coastal bluffs. The Oregon Coast offers front row seats for those wanting to witness the gray whales migration.

Although Whale Watch Center in Depoe Bay remains closed for now, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department says it’s scheduled to reopen in late spring 2022.

‘Whale Watching Spoken Here’ program is also hoping to see folks again this year but until we have more information on that, refer to the map on their website to find the best places to watch whales on the Oregon Coast.

Spring Whale Watching begins in March

Spring watching begins in late March as the gray whales travel north on their way towards Alaska. The first surge swims past Oregon around the end of March and north-bound whales can be seen all the way until June.

Summer and Fall bring Oregon’s resident Gray whales close to shore to feed. There are approximately 200 whales that remain in Oregon’s coastal waters during the summer migration. The central coast in particular is a hot-spot for whales from June to mid-November.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inns on the Oregon Coast can be home base for your trip to the Oregon Coast to witness this yearly migration. From Lincoln City to Port Orford there are inspected and approved bed and breakfast inns of the Oregon B&B Guild to provide the ultimate in Oregon Coast Lodging.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places will end March 12. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

Octopus Tree Heritage Tree

A Wines to Waterfalls to Waves Vacation

Situated between Portland and the Oregon Coast, Tualatin Valley is a welcoming destination with superb wineries, innovative breweries, endless miles of trails for both hiking and biking. Oceanside, Oregon is an idyllic coastal community located along the Three Capes Scenic Loop.

Let us help plan your getaway and a Wines to Waterfalls to Waves vacation.

Many folks visiting Oregon for the first time arrive via the Portland Airport. After being named the most liked airport in the country seven consecutive times, Portland International Airport lost the title of “Best Domestic Airport” to the 2019 runner-up, Indianapolis International Airport. The score difference in their rankings was about an eighth of a point.

Before heading out of this ‘Wines to Waterfalls to Waves Vacation’ let the Fulton House B&B be your home base for a few days exploring the vibrant city of Portland.

The Fulton House Bed and Breakfast, located in Southwest is a distinctive B&B offering four guest rooms, each with private baths. Room for many so maybe ask some friends to join you on this road trip. Bring your bikes or travel by car. Or both. You’ve certainly got options.

Situated in the northern tip of the famed Willamette Valley wine region, Tualatin Valley Wine Country boasts more than 30 estate wineries and tasting rooms, including some of Oregon’s oldest. If Oregon Beer is more to your liking some of Oregon’s best breweries can be found in the Tualatin Valley. Please imbibe responsibly.

By Bike: The Tualatin Valley Scenic Bikeway extends through friendly downtowns, fertile farmlands and peaceful natural areas.

Oregon Mural Trail
Forest Grove Oregon is Magic Mural

Take the road less traveled to the Oregon Coast

Trees to Seas Byway is Oregon’s newest byway. The drive takes you through Oregon Coast Range forests to the rugged headlands and ocean-side cliffs of the Oregon Coast.

We traveled this route a couple years back in search of Oregon Waterfalls. And we found plenty: Bridge Creek, Stafford, Wilson and University Falls to name a few.

Arriving in Tillamook

After this long scenic drive treat yourself to double scoop of our famous icecream at the Tillamook Creamery. Maybe pick up some gourmet cheese and wine at Blue Heron French Cheese Company to take along as you continue your journey to Oceanside.

Arrive in Oceanside

Enjoy a relaxing and romantic getaway in beautiful Oceanside, Oregon, nestled between Cape Lookout and Cape Meares. Fall asleep to the sound of the surf, and wake up to a delicious hot and hearty breakfast at turtlejanes bed & breakfast, a two room inn,  beautifully appointed with private baths or Thyme & Tide Bed and Breakfast, 2 suites with large private baths and fine linens

Day Excursions from Oceanside Oregon

You might want to plan a couple days at our Oceanside B&Bs and take a few day trips. Three Capes Scenic Drive is a spectacular one with dramatic cliffs, old growth forests, crashing waves, hidden beaches, and historic lighthouses.


Trees to Sea Byway ends at Cape Meares State Park where you’ll find the Cape Meares Lighthouse, the Octopus Tree and the largest Sitka Spruce in Oregon. Follow the Big Spruce Trail to behold this awesome 800 year Oregon Champion Tree

Bonus: for those searching geocaches – Picea Sitchensis Octopoda GC3M4NX and Great Grandma Tree GC1KP5Q

At the northernmost end of Oceanside beach is a tunnel through Maxwell Point. During low tide, the tunnel provides access to Tunnel Beach on the other side. Think tide pooling and hunting for agates.

Tunnel Beach sunset in Oceanside Oregon

So much to do in Oceanside, Oregon:

  • beachcombing, tide pools, clamming, whale watching, bonfires
  • biking, hiking, waterfalls and forests
  • kayaks, canoes, horses
  • lighthouse, museums, wine tasting, brewpubs
  • the list goes on and on

Waterfalls near Oceanside

From Oceanside drive north on Bayshore Drive to Short Beach. There are quite a few steps down to this secluded beach and Larson Falls. Head southeast to Munson Creek Falls State Natural Site and Munson Creek Falls, tallest falls on the Coast Range.

Waterfalls are magical in any season, but visiting in winter is especially invigorating. It may be chilly and wet but the waterfalls are more robust after heavy rainfall.

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild recognizes the biking and hiking culture and we have dedicated a Biking and Hiking target page on our website where our innkeepers share biking options near their inns.  You’ll find an Oregon B&B inn waiting for your arrival on your eco friendly journey through Oregon.

Many of our inns are designated as Bike Friendly Business’ through Travel Oregon, that is we must provide at least five services and amenities from their approved list.

Oregon Bed and Breakfasts Welcome You

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places may be lifted by the end of March. Oregon is still requiring masks in some outdoor public spaces and all indoor public spaces, that includes the inns of the Oregon B&B Guild. 

Let’s all be respectful and safe and follow the guidance of the CDC. Our inns are doing everything in our power to keep you safe. Not sure if your favorite inn is open? Give them a call as they just might be.

bookdirect

Book Direct at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member inn. Book Direct is a trending thing we can all embrace and benefit from.

When you commit to booking direct, you will enjoy many perks and amenities that you would not have access to when booking through a travel agency. Not to mention, you will almost always pay less!

More than a hashtag

We believe that the #BookDirect message is more than just an annual hashtag and is a crucial one we should be spreading every single day. Also known as ‘Guest Education Day’ our goal is to explain the mutual benefits for both guests and hosts.

As small business owners our innkeepers truly appreciate your direct bookings. This not only allows you a more specialized experience as you interact directly with us, you also benefit the local economy

Book Direct

When booking direct:

  • You’re most always guaranteed the lowest pricing available. ‘An OTA (online travel agent) may be able to influence the price to get you to book but there is little they can do to improve your stay.’ Support your local businesses and #bookdirect! You save on your getaway, receive personalized service and the business saves on steep commissions – it’s a win win
  • The truth is, these booking sites charge at least 15% of each booking to the small business owner and sometimes charge you a ‘service fee’. The independent innkeeper really appreciates it when you book directly with them through their website
  • You work directly with the property in case of changes, delays, or cancellations
  • You typically will not have to pay additional booking, change, or cancellation fees.
  • You will enjoy exclusive benefits and can take advantage of special deals, amenities, and packages
  • Managers and homeowners know the properties and the area better than anyone and can better match travelers to homes and help plan a better vacation experience.
  • Book Direct

How can you, the traveler Join the Movement and make sure you’re always booking direct?

  • Always verify you are on the inn’s, or bed and breakfast’s website before you book.
  • When in doubt, call the Inn directly for assistance.
  • Be careful using the blue Book a Room button in Google. It NEVER goes directly to the the inn’s website. It ALWAYS goes to an online travel agency such as Booking.com or Expedia, or one of their downstream booking partners.

We invite you to read our online reviews. And then we encourage you to go directly to our websites and Book Direct: for all the right reasons

Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is ready to share Oregon with you: it’s environment, culture, and heritage. Combine gracious hospitality with ambiance at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Hospitality Update: Our inns are following COVID-19 protocol guidance from the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon’s statewide mask requirement for indoor public places was lifted on March 12.

After mask guidelines are lifted:

● Some businesses may choose to still require masks.

● Some people may choose to still wear a mask.

We have all struggled through COVID-19 and could use a little kindness. Please be respectful of local businesses and their workers and most importantly kind to yourself.