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.
Valentine's Day Highlights on Oregon Coast
|Seaside brings something sweet to the holiday weekend, with a Sweet
Affaire on Sunday
(Oregon Coast) – It’s the most romantic day
of the year and it’s the most romantic spot on the west coast of
the U.S. The Oregon coast and the cuddliest of holidays – Valentine’s
Day – were a match made in heaven.
Numerous events happen up and down the coastal shores,
from Yachats, Newport, Lincoln City, in the Tillamook Forest and in Seaside.
Not all happen on Valentine's Day itself, of course, since this year it
falls on a Thursday. But plenty is going on the weekend for lovers - and
lovers of the beach.
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.
At the northern end of the coast, in Seaside, you can get
your Valentine’s on a little bit early this weekend. This Sunday,
February 10, it’s a “Sweet Affaire” - an afternoon of
wine tasting and hor d’oeurves, going from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. $35
pre-sale tickets are still available through the Sunset Empire Park &
Recreation District, 503-738-3311 ext. 101. It all happens at the Seaside
In Lincoln City, on February 16, there’s a Formal
Tea, Vintage & Classic Fashion Show, Silent Auction at the Lincoln
City Cultural Center. This begins at 1 p.m. 540 NE Hwy 101, Lincoln City,
|Renew your wedding vows in Yachats on February 14
In Yachats, a big tradition in this small, beautiful town
is to renew your wedding vows at one of the more famous wedding spots
on the entire coast: Yachats’ Little Log Church Museum. The St.
Valentine's Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony happens right on February 14,
calling itself. “A Celebration of Renewal and Commitment.”
5:30 p.m. W 3rd and Pontiac. 541-547-3976.
February 15 - Stone Crest Cellars 4th Anniversary
|Stonecrest Cellars B&B in Newport features a stunning dinner
with a view of the sea
Just south of Newport, the stunning Stone Crest Cellars
B&B lets you dine in exquisitely romantic settings as you help them
celebrate their fourth anniversary. Beneath the soaring vaulted ceilings
of this beautiful piece of architecture that’s a cross between a
log cabin and a castle, you’ll be treated to wines by Richard Cutler
of Flying Dutchman Winery near Depoe Bay.
It all begins at 7 p.m., and cost is $55 per person; gratuity
not included. Reservations are required.
You’ll start these five courses with grilled asparagus
and blue cheese Napoleon with caramelized pecans in a fig balsamic reduction,
accompanied by a 2006 Pinot Gris. Then comes Hawaiian honey-steamed prawns
with fresh fennel, followed by smoked trout with angle hair aspic finished
with sake cucumbers. There’s a quick shift to a citrus sorbet with
sparkling wine, and then a grilled breast of Chicken wrapped in proscuitto
that’s finished with royal vermouth Beure Blanc and poached root
vegetables, accompanied by the Dutchman’s 2006 Cab Franc. Finally,
you’ll be treated to a flourless chocolate torte with baileys crème
Stone Crest Cellars B&B is at 9556 South Coast Hwy
in South Beach, a few miles south of town. 541-867-6621.
|Find early signs of spring near Hwy 6 on a special hike for lovers
Feb. 16 - Early Signs of Spring Hike
For those couples a little more athletically inclined,
the Tillamook Forest Center, on Highway 6, has a special hike will allow
you to witness that invigorating sense of spring.
It starts at 11:30 a.m. and is free.
Join a guide on a 3.5-mile hike to look for great
blue herons, owls and early bloomers like skunk cabbage, spring beauty,
and wood violets. Bring sturdy hiking shoes, lunch, water and rain gear.
Families welcome. Registration is required. Call 866-930-4646, register
by email or stop by the Center to reserve your place.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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and so do beaches, revealing different sides and a variety of eye-popping
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are the remnants of a forest apparently 80,000 years old, found at Hug
or Night Mysteries and Merriment on Oregon Coast It's
more than just nightlife that comes to life, but the beaches offer major
Coast Travel Site Goes Wireless Provides Lodging Reports
- Oregon Coast Beach Connection now has mobile lodging and dining listings,
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