Category Archives: Oregon Coast Lodging

Seafood and Wine

The annual Astoria-Warrenton Crab, Seafood and Wine Festival, April 26 – 28, 2019, is one of Oregon’s most popular spring events. The festival focuses on the bounty of the Pacific as well as on the region’s famous wines. Seafood lovers can savor shrimp, salmon, oysters, halibut, and clam chowder. The Northwest’s awesome microbrews and and wines are also featured. In addition to the freshest of seafood, you’ll be able to enjoy live music and crafts booths.

The Oregon Coast is the place to be for Oregon Geotourism and unique Oregon Coast Lodging and the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild has accommodations waiting for you.

Crab, seafood, wine and Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast Accommodations.  The perfect combination for the perfect Culinary Travel experience.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local. Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, a world class city experience, or a new spin on business travel,  you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance when staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

National Blueberry Muffin Day

National Blueberry Muffin Day

Today is National Blueberry Muffin Day is July 11.  Today’s recipe come from the innkeeper at Sandlake Country Inn on Oregon’s Stunning North Coast.

Blueberry Coconut Muffins
Makes 12 Jumbo Muffins

3 ½ cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
6 teaspoons baking powder
1 ⅓ cups sugar
2 large eggs
1 ⅓ cups milk
½ cup vegetable oil
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 cups blueberries
1 cup flaked coconut
cooking spray

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray or use muffin cups on jumbo muffin pan. In a large bowl, mix the flour, salt, baking powder and sugar. In a separate bowl, beat the egg, then add the milk, oil and vanilla. Add the
liquid ingredients to the flour mixture. Stir just until the flour mixture is moistened. Carefully stir in the blueberries and coconut. Pour into the prepared muffin tins. Bake for approximately 30 minutes or until
toothpick inserted in middle comes out dry.

The Sandlake Country Inn is 10 minutes north of Pacific City and just minutes from Pacific Ocean beaches.  This historical landmark B&B has 3 spacious rooms and a romantic, newly remodeled, stand alone cottage. Gourmet breakfasts are delivered to your door for ultimate privacy. Service and attention to detail are provided along with the privacy you’re looking for.  Relax in your romantic room, complete with private jacuzzi and private deck and fireplaces in each room.  Let our bed and breakfast on the Oregon coast introduce you to the way a bed and breakfast should be.

The Sandlake Country Inn Bed and Breakfast near Pacific City, Oregon is secluded and luxurious, making it the perfect location for your romantic Oregon Coast getaway.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share with you their version of Oregon Culinary Tourism and Geotourism.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

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North Oregon Coast Birding

“The northern coast of Oregon stretches from the mouth of the historic Columbia River south to fog-shrouded Cascade Head, an area of broad tidal estuaries and rugged headlands that flank stretches of sandy beaches.”  This from the North Coast map of the Oregon Coast Birding Trail   From Astoria, to Seaside, the town of Tillamook, to Lincoln City.  Close to 375 species of birds have been recorded on the Northern Oregon Coast and quite a few Oregon Bed and Breakfasts are awaiting your arrival.

Start your Oregon coast adventure at an Astoria Bed and Breakfast overlooking the mighty Columbia River.  Astoria’s historic Downtown is minutes from the floodplains and open wetlands of the lower Columbia River ecosystem.

The Necanicum Estuary is one of the best sites on the north coast to watch shorebirds during migration.  The Pacific Coast Scenic Byway winds through flooded pasture, river frontage and estuaries surrounding Tillamook Bay Estuaries, bays, plentiful river systems, coastal rainforests and an extensive watershed ecosystem offers unmatched bird watching opportunities.

Heading down the coast toward Lincoln City is the Cascade Head Nature Preserve where spectacular sitka spruce forests end with views of the Salmon River Estuary.  Roosevelt elk graze the open grasslands that are habitat for the endangered Oregon Silverspot Butterfly.

We’ve mentioned only a couple inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfasts inns on the Oregon Coast. You can certainly inn hop from Astoria to Port Orford and stay at member inns along the way.  Take your pick, grab your binoculars and be prepared to be dazzled by the abundance of wildlife and spectacular scenery on the Oregon Coast.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, it’s environment, culture, and heritage with you. Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Stormy Weather Arts Festival

Cannon Beach Stormy Weather Arts Festival 2016.Friday November 4, 2016 at 12:00 PM PDT to Sunday November 6, 2016 at 5:00 PM PST

Cannon Beach Stormy Weather Arts Festival brings together some of the Northwest’s most successful artists to Cannon Beach, Oregon.  The annual fall celebration of the arts , the Stormy Weather Arts Festival November 4-6.  The city’s galleries will present special exhibits, artist demonstrations and host receptions for their guest artists over the three-day festival. Other signature festival happenings include a nighttime “Art in Action” event and a Spotlight Concert.

In one of the 100 Best Art Towns in America, Cannon Beach, the 27th Annual Stormy Weather Arts Festival will allow the public the opportunity to attend gallery receptions and meet guest artists.

The Art in Action event is where artists represented by Cannon Beach galleries will be in the spotlight as they demonstrate their techniques in painting, carving or sculpture. Finished works will be for sale at the event and a silent auction will offer attendees the opportunity to bid on unique Cannon Beach experiences, travel packages and other items.

Cannon Beach Hotel is a petite, historic New England-Style Hotel and B&B that has been in continuous operation since 1914 making it one of the oldest lodgings on the Oregon coast.  Refurbished with custom-designed furnishings and bedding,  plush towels from England and original art throughout, Cannon Beach Hotel welcomes you with impeccable style and grace.

An elegant Breakfast buffet is served at your leisure from 8 – 10 am every morning.  Enjoy a house made frittata, or casserole, fresh pastries, fruit, juice and hot breakfast beverages of your choice.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share with you their version of Oregon Culinary Tourism and Geotourism.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Astoria Oregon

Astoria Oregon and the Northern Oregon

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.   Having been on the road for two weeks we only spent a couple of hours as we really needed to get home.  Not nearly enough time, so we’ll plan another trip to just this North Western tip of Oregon.  Maybe next time we’ll stay at an Astoria member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

AstoriaThe trip up the coast had been a pretty blustery, rainy one so it was nice to have a crystal clear, calm day to explore.   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, a walk on the pier, geocaching in a Pioneer cemetery and we headed east toward home.  We will be back.

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.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share with you their version of Oregon Culinary Tourism and Geotourism.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

 

Gift of Lodging on the Oregon Coast

Southern Oregon Coast – The Start of a Week-long Road trip

The Southern Oregon Coast, also known as  America’s Wild Rivers Coast, offers 101 miles of nature’s best, spectacular shoreline, beach access, towering forests and some of the last remaining wild rivers in America.

After spending the weekend in San Francisco with family we took the scenic, albeit long way home, traveling the 365 miles north on the Pacific Coast Scenic Byway.  You see, our inn is on the north slopes of Mt Hood but even innkeepers need to be the tourists every once in awhile.  And our schedule was such that we had to be in Seaside for the annual meeting of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild and we had a week to get there.

The entire Curry county shoreline is public, bordered by scenic viewpoints, parks, sea stacks and natural bridges.  A mountainous region, almost two-thirds of the county is public forestland offering hiking, mountain biking, tower climbing and camping.  Cape Blanco is the westernmost point of the mainland United States and residents of Curry County literally ‘live on the edge’.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild is a professional association of Oregon’s individually operated Bed & Breakfast Inns. A requirement of membership is to adhere to our Quality Assurance Guidelines so as to assure travelers of consistently high standards.  Our inns are re-inspected every two or three years to maintain these standards and since I happened to be in the area I made a visit to WildSpring Guest Habitat to perform this re-inspection.

WildSpring Guest Habitat sits on 5 secluded acres and offers luxury accommodations in a naturally beautiful environment. Five elegant cabin suites built like small homes are filled with with art and antiques and sit in a secluded, peaceful forest surrounded by 100-foot trees. The sacred Labyrinth, surrounded by towering 100′ trees and lush green ferns, is inherently powerful. The guest hall, sculpture garden and open-air slate spa overlook the ocean making it a perfect location as your Oregon Coast Lodging choice.

Visit the previous blog posts highlighting WildSpring Guest Habitat, search WildSpring for all of them, read up on what you’ll experience on The Southern Oregon Coast then start planning your road trip today.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share with you their version of Oregon Culinary Tourism and Geotourism.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Wine and Dine at the Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

Wine and Dine at the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival.  Shake off the winter doldrums and plan a weekend getaway to the Oregon Coast and a member inn of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

Here’s a chance to meet, greet and sample nearly 80 Oregon wineries and taste excellent Oregon coast seafood all in one location!  Arts & craft vendors add to the local color.

This is a ticketed event and open to adults aged 21 and over.  You can purchase tickets in advance through the Newport Chamber of Commerce website or by calling (541) 265-8801

The festival organizers warn the public to make their lodging arrangements in advance.   The Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild offers wonderful Oregon coast lodging with its coastal members from Astoria to Coos Bay.  For those in the Newport area specifically, take a look at:

Why stay in the Oregon coast hotels when you can enjoy the comfort, pampering and hospitality of an Oregon Bed & Breakfast Guild member on the Oregon Coast?

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share with you their version of Oregon Culinary Tourism and Geotourism.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of or many regions. Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

Holiday Lights at Oregon’s Shore Acres

Shore Acres began as a private estate with luxurious gardens featuring trees, shrubs and flowering plants brought from around the world. In 1906 Louis J. Simpson, pioneer lumberman and shipbuilder, built a beautiful home for his wife, Cassie, perched on a scenic bluff above the spectacular Oregon Coast and the Pacific Ocean.  Today it is an Oregon State Park where something is in bloom almost every day of the year.

Plan your trip so that you can spend the afternoon and early evening viewing seals, sea lions, elephant seals and other marine life from the newly built observation deck overlooking the scenic Oregon Coast at the Simpson Reef Overlook.  Bring your binoculars to scan the horizon for a glimpse of migrating whales and  shorebirds.

Then, a dusk, head into the gardens for the spectacular Holiday Light Show.  The gardens are lit with 300,000 lights, mostly LED of course, and sculpted into pelicans, puffins, jellyfish, Shore Acres’ cranes, a life-size leaping Orca whale and a spouting Gray Whale, flora and fauna, leaping frog in a pond and so much more.

We invite you to start your Oregon Coast Adventure by booking your stay at an Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast.   Whale and storm watching, the holiday lights at Shore Acres, and an relaxing stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast, makes for a quiet winter getaway.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local. Whether you’re looking for a quiet escape, a world class city experience, or a new spin on business travel,  you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance when staying at an inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

 

Red Chair on the Oregon Coast

The innkeepers at Sandlake Country Inn hosted Red Chair Travels for just the week but they had just enough time to share one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon with its rugged coast, sandy beaches and amazing views.

Red invites you to grab your hiking or biking gear and head out to the Oregon Coast for a day or multi day hike.  There are miles and miles of trails for any skill level.  Don’t forget water and sun block and remember to breathe in the fresh Oregon air on these 7 Wonderful Hikes on the Oregon Coast

Drift Creek Falls Trail and Suspension Bridge ~ A fairly easy 3 mile round trip hike through a lush Pacific Coast forest. The foot bridge suspends 100 feet above Drift Creek and is the longest suspension bridge in Oregon at 240′

Cape Lookout is one of the best spots for watching the whales during their spring and fall migration

Cape Meares Hike takes your though a state park and a wildlife refuge and connects to the Cape Meares Lighthouse Trail.

Cascade Head Conservancy trail ~ spectacular views and is home to an endangered butterfly and at least 2 rare plants

Bayocean Spit Look Hike ~ a sand spit hike with great birdwatching

Nestucca Spit Loop Hike ~ a lovely bayshore hike leading into wonderful wooded strip of stunted, lichen-draped trees

Sand Lake – Cape Kiwanda Hike ~ a beach hike with excellent views of Cape Lookout and Haystack Rock

We will continue to share Red’s travel through Oregon as it visits the 7 Wonders of Oregon,  Oregon Wine Country, Mt Hood, Crater Lake and all points in between, while experiencing gracious bed and breakfast hospitality at more than 20 inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild.

BedandBreakfast.com has partnered with Red Chair Travels keeping the journey alive and now the inns of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild will do our part .  We know you’ll enjoy the ride and hope you’re inspired to travel to the places, and inns, that Red will visit.

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its Culinary Tourism and Geotourism, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our six regions.  Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an unique inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.

The Oregon Coast

All 363 Miles of the Oregon Coast are free and open to the Public.  From agate covered beaches to lush rainforests.  Whale Watching and Beach-combing.  Golfing or just being still and listening to the crashing waves. How you explore it is entirely up to you. Complete your visit with a stay at an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Member inn.  We invite you to visit the Oregon Coast, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon

The innkeepers of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild are ready to share Oregon, its Culinary Tourism and Geotourism, its environment, culture, and heritage with you.  Get to know our State like a local; stay with one of our nearly 100 hosts in any one of our six regions.  Experience romantic getaways, historic treasures, and tucked away rustic retreats.  Whether your trip is for a quiet escape to a quaint rural or coastal town, taking in Oregon Geotourism, for a World Class City experience, or for a new spin on business travel, you can be assured of combining gracious hospitality with ambiance by staying at an unique inspected and approved Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member Inn.