180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita,
Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City,
Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Waldport, Yachats & Florence.
New Years Party at a Castle on Oregon Coast
Cape, Oregon) – New Year's Eve takes an especially glittering turn
this year with another intriguing celebration at a castle on the north
coast. Arch Cape House – the B&B with architecture somewhere
between a castle and a Swiss ski lodge – is hosting its annual New
Year’s Eve dinner party, with gourmet dishes, whimsical themes,
luscious desserts, entertaining conversation, and an always-stunning turn-of-the-year
on the beach that comes complete with a bonfire.
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It's a low-key gala that is always memorable, with B&B
guests gathering from different ends of the country in one place, chatting,
mingling and sharing a feast. You get to go outside your usual boundaries,
and experience the subtle thrills of getting to know delightful strangers
in an intimate, joyous setting.
|Inside Arch Cape House
The New Year’s Eve dinner party is $95 per person,
and includes beverages, a multi-course dinner and libations on the beach.
It is only open to in-house guests, unless there are still openings the
week before the event – on December 26. Then, reservations will
be taken for dinner guests who are not staying at the inn.
Things begin at 7 p.m. with a social hour and special drink
At 8 p.m., dinner is served in various courses, prepared
by owner Barbara Dau – a master chef on the north coast.
|Yes, you dine in this lovely room
At 11:15, it’s a short walk to the stunning beaches
of Arch Cape, where a bonfire and midnight kisses await.
Part of the fun here are the themes that come with each
New Year’s Eve celebration at Arch Cape House. One year it was presidents,
another it was places around the world, there was the theme of famous
movie stars, and yet another year featured “A Degenerate Dinner
with F. Scott Fitzgerald.” The themes dictate what dishes are served
and their wacky titles, and they give some guests the opportunity to dress
Getting into costume is not mandatory by any means, but
the themes do provide extra inspiration for fun. During the Fitzgerald
night, some chose to come in 1920’s outfits.
That year, for example, "Echoes of the Jazz Age"
– a 1920's Martini – was served. "The Great Gatsby"
was a dish with bloody roast beef and creamy smashed potatoes, and the
"The Last Tycoon" was a café Brulot with brandy.
In 2003, It was “A night with the Stars,” featuring
the “Grace Kelly” (a crab soufflé) and “The Humphrey
Bogart” (fillet of beef with mushroom ragout), among other things.
themes and menu for this year have not been decided as yet, but will be
Arch Cape House New Year’s
Eve Dinner Party December 31, 2007.
7 p.m. Social Hour/Drinks. 8 p.m.
Dinner 11:15 walk to the beach, bonfire
$95 per person (does not include
Look for East Ocean Rd., just
north of the Arch Cape Tunnel. Arch Cape, Oregon (s. of Cannon Beach and
Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. 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.
Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.
Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. Free, fresh baked
cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and
up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River.
Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and
balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players;
movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa,
and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four
to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial
occasion packages. www.dsandsmotel.com.
171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.
Cape Property Services.
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
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with
a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces,
decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials
that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com
POINT Newport - Offers only the finest in luxury condominium
lodging. Every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the
All units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens,
wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private
decks. Friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer
service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795.
City Vacation Homes
Something for everyone: 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. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230
per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com.
Rockaway Beach. 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.
523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938.
at Cannon Beach. 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. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At
Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.
Ocean Lodge. 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.
888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon.
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