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A famous little family eatery where the seafood practically gets shuffled from the sea straight into your mouth. Soups and salads include many seafood specialties, including cioppino, chowders, crab Louie and cheese breads. Fish 'n' chips come w/ various fish. Seafood sandwiches with shrimp, tuna or crab, as well as burgers. Dinners like pan fried oysters, fillets of salmon or halibut, sautéed scallops.

Feed the seals! One of the oldest aquariums in the U.S. is here in Seaside, Oregon, right on the Promenade

Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in penthouse restaurant and bar, for casual meal or candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to 1-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Also, wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive wedding possibilities.

There will not be another property built like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun (nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies.

Inn at Wecoma Lincoln City.  Sleek, modern design w some partial ocean views, balconies and fireplaces. Spacious guestrooms w/ microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, free continental breakfast.  Indoor pool and a hot tub. W-fi, fitness room, business center, and located within walking distance to finest restaurants. 867-sq-foot conference room for business meetings or large social events. Some pet friendly.

the finest in luxury condominium lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.

A castle on the coast. Fine antiques, gourmet breakfast, luxury w/ ocean views, pet friendly. Social hour in the eve. Have to see to believe. East Ocean Rd., just north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and Seaside). www.archcapehouse.com. 800-436-2848

20 gorgeous homes sleep up to 18; doubled that with some side-by-side homes. Some pet friendly. Cottages to massive homes; new oceanfront to renovated historic beach houses. All over central coast w/ Lincoln City, Otter Rock, Boiler Bay and Nye Beach. Long list of features, including barbecues, large decks, antique furnishings, wood stoves, gas fireplaces, hardwood floors, Jacuzzis and hot tubs. Most have movies, music, books. Gift basket w/ goodies in each

smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All are either oceanfront or just a few steps away – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets allowed in some homes – ask first. Each comes with complete kitchens. Most have seventh night free.

Suites, duplex units, houses for 2-8 people. Close to everything. All units w/ kitchens; many have fireplaces, decks, jetted tubs. Robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities and more. Award-winning flowers. Featured on Travel Channel.

 

Oregon Coast Dining Moment: Arch Cape Inn and Retreat

Published 06/25/2011

By Andre' Hagestedt

(Cannon Beach, Oregon) – It's true: you can have dinner in a real castle on the north Oregon coast.

Arch Cape Inn and Retreat is first a bed and breakfast with an amazing look, but it’s also a kind of secretive restaurant: an unknown enclave of culinary wizardry, really. On the exterior, this little place in tiny Arch Cape – just south of Cannon Beach – is built to look like something between a castle and a French Alpine chateau. On the inside, it’s more classic European mixed with Oregon coast coziness, containing a lot more than just a BnB.

It’s also a monster of an upscale restaurant – so off the beaten path it becomes rather exclusive.

In their first week of opening the restaurant a few years back, I had the pleasure of an invite to one of their first meals ever. I remember constantly rolling my eyes with sheer delight: it was undoubtedly one of the best meals I’d ever had in my life.

A subsequent recent visit did much to live up to those high standards as well.

I’m dining in their beautiful main “living room” area with co-owner Cynthia Malkowski, away from the actual usual dining room, which is no shirker in beauty by itself. Outside, past our creatively decorated table is the balcony and a small view of the ocean as the light fades away.

As Cynthia put it, the wine and a curious appetizer called an Amuse Bouche “starts this train leaving the station.”

The Amuse Bouche is essentially French for something like “wake up the tongue,” and Cynthia explains it’s meant to literally wake up the palate. It’s comprised of tiny servings of salmon, pickled onion, Thai hot sauce and chives all lumped together in a way that resembles an oyster shooter or one of those single bites of potato skin appetizers you get at larger chain restaurants. It’s essentially a one-bite bit of food.

It hits you with a burst of flavors, although the salmon didn’t hit me until a bit after the initial blast of varied spices. There was indeed something eye-popping about it: a lot of unexpected sensations bouncing around your mouth.

Next up was a carrot ginger soup – a fantasia of lighter flavors, to be sure. It was earthy and vibrant, all balanced by pristine sweetness that reminded me – of all crazy things – the homemade ice cream shop in nearby Seaside called Zinger’s. Not that it was ice cream-like in any way, but I hold Zinger’s in such high regard that this was the first thing that came to mind.

Meanwhile, we’re going through Arch Cape Inn and Retreat’s wine list a little bit, trying Oregon-centric wines like Adelsheim and Anne Amie. At one point I notice something astounding about these wines and how they go so well with the meal, especially with the soup.

We’re utilizing a white wine at this point, and the sweetness of the wine meets the vanilla in the soup in a tantalizing way, and then the finish of both together is a kind of mini-explosion where the boldness of the white wine appears suddenly. In a culinary sense, it completes a thought in a most remarkable manner.

In other words: sipping the wine at the same time as munching on the soup was one of the more eye-rolling experiences I can remember with food.

Then came the braised beef, which was extremely soft, light in texture, a buttery kind of smooth and yet somewhat bold at the same time. Even better were the crispy, charred layers on the outer edges of this delight. The mashed potatoes were startling in flavor with the small bite of horseradish mixed in – somewhat ingenious.

The Prixe Fixe menu changes every night, of course, and it is $49 per person. The restaurant is open to the public as well as overnight guests, but you’ll need a reservation. They have a special rule for weekend overnight guests: you are required to make a dinner reservation on one of the weekend nights you stay at the BnB, be it Saturday or Friday night.

31970 East Ocean Lane. Arch Cape, Oregon. 800.436.2848. www.archcapeinn.com

 

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Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers.

Dozens of homes in that dreamy, rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the sea.

Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms. Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly. Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine and book signing events.

Breathtaking high panoramic beach views from oceanfront rooms, spacious family suites & fully equipped cottages.  Known for gracious hospitality, the sparkling clean Sea Horse features a heated indoor pool, dramatic oceanfront spa, great whale watching, free deluxe continental breakfast, conference room, free casino shuttle & HBO.  Fireplaces, private decks and spas are available in select rooms.  Close to shops, golf, fishing & restaurants.  Pets are welcome in select rooms.  Senior discounts.  Kids 18 and under stay free in their parent's room.  Very attractive rates.
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All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones w/ data ports. Oceanfronts have queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and private deck. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms pet friendly

Sumptuous indoor pool heated year round. Lovely ocean views come with many rooms. All units big, extremely comfortable, w/ special touches. Each room contains a microwave, refrigerator, in-room coffee makers, cable TV, and larger kitchen units are available as well. Free parking, choice of smoking or non-smoking rooms. Within walking distance to all of Yachats’ various amenities; short walk to the beaches
Literally over 100 homes available as vacation rentals – all distinctive and carefully selected to be special. Find them in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar and Rockaway Beach. Some pet friendly.

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