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WildSpring Guest Habitat

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.

Sandlake Country Inn

The Sandlake Country Inn offers Romance Getaway Packages

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.  Their Romance Packages will enhance your honeymoon, anniversary celebration, or vacation retreat for two.

  • Anniversary or Honeymoon Package ~ Enjoy a special romantic add-on to your reservation!  Chocolate truffles, scented silk rose petals on your bed,  a chilled bottle of champagne or sparkling cider in your room on arrival and keepsake Sandlake Country Inn champagne glasses along with a personalized card.  Add $55 to room rate.  Add a dozen red roses for an additional $55.00
  • Togetherness Basket ~ Explore our beautiful Oregon coast with a romantic picnic basket.  Choose your basket items of smoked salmon (sliced turkey or roast beef can be substituted), potato or macaroni salad,hot soup, fruit, our famous Tillamook cheddar cheese and a hot French baguette. You and your loved one can toast with a bottle of Martinelli sparkling cider and Harry & David truffles. $45.00 in addition to room rate
  • Cheese Fondue ~ Everything you need for a romantic light dinner for two. Cheese fondue, cubed artisan bread from a local bakery and sliced Oregon apples. $35 in addition to room rate

And for those who want a truly secluded getaway, how about dinner delivered to the privacy of your room?

  • Dinner at Sandlake Country Inn ~ Pamper yourself with our dinner room service!  See the website to view the menu & food choices

Guests at Sandlake Country Inn enjoy the privacy and pampering of having their sumptuous breakfast delivered to the privacy of their room  Their packages are thoughtfully designed to help you create wonderful memories to cherish for a lifetime.

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.

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.

Sandlake Country Inn

Sandlake Country Inn Breakfast Pie is one of the entrées that is most frequently requested by return guests at Sandlake Country Inn on Oregon’s scenic Coast.  The dish is wonderfully rich and delicious, but much lighter than a quiche. It’s also an extremely simple and quick dish to prepare.  Give this one a try for your next family breakfast, we’re sure all will enjoy it!

Sandlake Breakfast Pie

  • 3 Eggs
  • 1/2 Cup Biscuit Mix
  • 1/4 Cup Melted Butter
  • 1 1/2 Cups Milk
  • 1 Cup Shredded Cheddar Cheese
  • 1/2 Cup Chopped Canadian Bacon or Ham

Beat eggs lightly and add biscuit mix, melted butter and milk. Mix well. Pour into a greased 9″ pie pan. Sprinkle cheese and chopped meat on top. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes. Let pie set for 10 minutes after baking.

Serves 4

A certified Green Lodging property Sandlake Country Inn is located along the Three Capes Scenic Route and offers  privacy and romance, in a rural setting, with the Pacific Ocean a short mile away.  The quaint town of Pacific City is just 10 minutes south where you will find  Haystack Rock, restaurants and the famous Pelican Brew Pub. You’ll experience the privacy and romance of this historical landmark coastal B&B complete with the special touches and privacy you yearn for.  Enjoy our coast lodging with a  private and relaxed atmosphere near the beautiful Oregon beaches.

 

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.

 

To see 80 plus quilt blocks take a self-guided tour on the Tillamook County Quilt Trail. The trail showcases the great heritage of historic barns and buildings in Tillamook County on Oregon’s Scenic North Coast with a large painted wooden quilt block.  The Trail, the first of its kind on the West Coast, have invited tourists and locals alike to share the dairy history and celebrate the unique rural heritage that is Tillamook County. 

Although Red’s time on the Quilt Trail was short it did get a chance to visit The Leuthold Dairy thanks to the innkeepers at Sandlake Country Inn.  Five generations of grown up on this farm and the quilt block hangs on the oldest barn on the property, once a milking barn, now housing the young calves. This structure is #10 on the Quilt Trail

The Latimer Quilt & Textile Center is a ‘vibrant, living, working museum whose mission is to preserve, promote, display and facilitate the creation of and provide education about the textile arts’.  Tillamook Farm Bureau and Dairy Women, Tillamook City Council, Tillamook Area Chamber of Commerce, Tillamook County Historical Society, and 4-H Leaders partnered with Latimer Quilt & Textile Center in 2009 to establish a quilt trail.

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.

WildSpring Guest Habitat


WildSpring Guest Habitat
 is a small, ecofriendly resort on the Oregon Coast in Port Orford and the perfect location to use as your home base when visiting Oregon’s South Coast.  A member of the Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild, 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 guest hall, sculpture garden and open-air slate spa overlook the ocean making it a perfect location as your Oregon Coast Lodging choice.

It’s a short walk to an uncrowded beach on the Oregon coast in search of agates and driftwood.  Be sure to stroll into the lovely small town of Port Orford with art galleries, hiking trails, birdwatching, historical sites and the most westerly lighthouse in the 48 states.

WildSpring has been recommended twice in the New York Times and seven times in Sunset Magazine.  And, they partner with TerraPass for a carbon neutral footprint for WildSpring operations.

The Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild’s mission is to assure travelers of consistently high standards in a variety of accommodations.  Our member inns are inspected and approved and all meet or surpass our guidelines.  We are proud to have WildSpring in the Guild and we would like for you to think of the inn as nature with four stars on the Oregon Coast.