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.
Seasons Bring Railroad and Arts Fun to Oregon
Coast) – May and the fall months will provide an extra thrill for
two kinds of people: those in love with old railroads and steam engines,
and those with a passion for arts and crafts. Two big arts festivals are
announcing their dates for spring and fall in the Yachats area, and Oregon
Coast Steam Adventure will take to the rails for a zesty trip through
time, along the rails of the north coast.
In spring and fall, the Oregon Coast Steam Adventure will
embark on a tantalizing daylong journey that starts in Garibaldi, and
then it will zoom over a stretch of tracks that have not seen steam locomotives
since the fifties. The spring run is set for May 17, from 10 a.m. to 7:30
a.m. Another happens October 4.
|See Rockaway aboard the Oregon Coast Steam Adventure
Close To Garibaldi...
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.
It all begins Lumberman’s Park in Garibaldi. The
first leg of the journey chugs up the Oregon coast, affording fantastic
panoramic views of both Tillamook Bay and Nehalem Bay. Along the way,
catch wondrous views of Garibaldi, Barview, Ocean Lake Park, Twin Rocks,
Saltair, Tillamook Beach, Rockaway Beach, Lake Lytle, Manhattan Beach,
Haddon, Brighton Beach, Mohler, the Nehalem River, Foley, Batterson, Tunnel
37, Nehalem Falls, and conditions permitting, Salmonberry
The vintage train will eventually turn inland at Wheeler
and snakes through the Nehalem River canyon. Track conditions permitting,
it will continue on to Salmonberry.
After making a service stop, and a photo opportunity pass
or two, the Oregon Coast Steam Adventure will do it all again in reverse,
allowing for different lighting opportunities on the return trip from
the confluence of the Salmonberry and Nehalem Rivers, which lead to the
|Wheeler's scenic view from the rails
“No other railroad in North America offers the range
of scenery found on the Tillamook Branch Line, and no train in recent
years has made it possible to experience it all behind steam power,”
said publicist Jill Watkins.
minimum of three photo flybys have been scheduled, with more to be added
if time permits. Lunch will be served at Nehalem Bay Winery, picnic-style.
Passengers will have the time to enjoy complimentary wine tasting and
do some shopping while there. Concessions will be available for purchase
onboard the train. Limited to less than 100 passengers, it is highly recommended
to make your reservations soon.
Cost for the train ride is $148 per person.
Call 503-292-5055 with any questions or book online at:
In Yachats, the 2008 dates are set for the 11th year of
Crafts on the Coast Arts & Crafts Festivals. The 11th Annual Spring
Arts & Crafts Festival will take place during Memorial Weekend, May
24 and 25, and the 11th Annual Harvest & Holidays Arts & Crafts
Festival will take place on November 1 and 2.
|Oceanic glory in Yachats
Both juried gallery-quality events will be held inside
Yachats Commons, Hwy 101 at 4th Street in Yachats, Oregon.
Craftspeople, artists and specialty food producers are
encouraged to apply to these juried craft events. Each festival features
the widest variety possible of unique, high quality, distinctive handcrafted
products. Last year each show presented 65 exhibitors and attracted an
estimated 2,200-plus in attendance. While post participants are from Oregon,
exhibitors have also hailed from California, Washington, Idaho, Colorado,
Arizona and Nevada. First time exhibitors are encouraged to apply.
a community service, a free booth is offered to nonprofit groups that
create crafts as a way of raising funds for their organization. If your
group is interested, please call 547-4738 for more information and an
Applications have recently been mailed to exhibitors currently
on the mailing list. Spaces are limited, so early application is encouraged.
The application deadline for the spring festival
is March 30; deadline for the November event is August 31. Both shows
are juried separately. Information packages include applications for both
events. An extensive local and regional advertising campaign is already
underway. Call 541-547-478 to request your application package.
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.
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.
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.
Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside
Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites,
1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people.
Rent entire property for 20-26. Close to beach, river and Broadway
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families.
All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted
tub. Comfy robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens
and more. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com
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
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.
At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. 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.
4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161.
INTO LUXURY, HISTORY AT THE TIDES
TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside
visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated.
Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes,
one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining
rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two
bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor
pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern
end of Seaside. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com.
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