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Oregon Coast Lodging Availability for Big Weekend
(Oregon Coast) – If you haven't made reservations yet for lodging on the coast during this big weekend, you may be in trouble. The vast majority of lodgings on the beaches are filled up – at least for Saturday. There is some availability on Saturdays, but it’s rare. Mostly, Friday and Sunday see some of the most openings.
If you plan to head there on Valentine’s Day, check these listings and make your reservations immediately: that night is going quickly.
Many romancers are taking advantage of not just Valentine’s Day falling on a weekend but the fact it’s a three-day weekend as well. The rush of customers comes as a very welcome boost to a tourism industry hurting because of a bad economy and the harsh effects of the snow storms of late December.
This availability report covers the upper half of the Oregon coast, and includes towns like Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport and Yachats.
General Oregon Coast
Oregon Beach Vacations. Now with an office in Cannon Beach as well as Lincoln City. All over north coast: including Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Rockaway and more. Also in Yachats, Waldport, Newport, Nye Beach, Otter Rock, Depoe Bay, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Lincoln City, Neskowin, Pacific City, Tierra Del Mar. 1235 Hemlock, Cannon Beach, Oregon. 1-800-723-2383. www.oregonbeachvacations.com
The Tides by the Sea. For over 60 years, The Tides has been a favorite of Seaside visitors. There's a sense of history as well as modern luxury here, with the ancient-looking stone walls and pillars out front practically screaming to tell stories of the generations of visitors that have stayed there. 46 oceanfront condos come in various incarnations and are individually decorated. 2316 Beach Drive, Seaside. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com
Ocean Point Inn. One suite left for Friday night. 79819 Ocean Point Rd. Arch Cape, Oregon (just s. of Cannon Beach). 1-503-436-1833. www.oceanpoint-inn.com
Turk’s Lodgings. 32138 Ruby Lane. Arch Cape, Oregon (just south of Cannon Beach). 503-436-1809. www.turkslodgings.com
Cannon Beach Vacation Rentals. Some availability in Cannon Beach or in Arch Cape. There are massive, grandiose homes with historic character; brand new, smaller cozy cottages, and even condos near the beach. All are either oceanfront or very close. Homes sleep as many as 12. Some homes are pet friendly. Most come fully equipped with kitchens, TV/VCR, DVD, stereos, dishwashers, dryers, etc. 164 Sunset. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503-436-0940. 866-436-0940. www.visitcb.com
Arch Cape Property Services. Homes in that dreamy stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape, a rugged and unpopulated chunk of coastline with dramatic shorelines and sweeping cliffs. Their properties dot the beaches and hills from Arcadia to Arch Cape, including the secretive Falcon Cove. You’ll find oceanfront and ocean view homes, all just a short walk away from the sea. www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.
St. Bernard’s Arch Cape House. It’s a castle on the coast. An oasis of art, culture and romance set in a storybook French Chateau: the charm of a bygone era with ocean views, luxury accommodations and gourmet breakfasts. Wine and Hors d'oeuvres. Each of the eight large guest rooms and suites are individually appointed. Look for 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.
Arch Cape Inn & Retreat. 31970 East Ocean Lane. Arch Cape, Oregon. 800-436-2848. www.ArchCapeInn.com
Grey Whale Inn. 164 Kenai. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 503.436.2848. www.cannon-beach.net/greywhale
Hidden Villa Cottages. 188 E Van Buren
St. Cannon Beach, Oregon. (503) 436-2237. www.hiddenvillacottages.com.
OceanEdge Vacation Rentals. Some openings still in a few rental homes. Office on Laneda Ave. Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-3343 or 866/368-3343. www.oceanedge-vacation-rentals.com.
Sunset Vacation Rentals. Some oceanfront homes available; choose from in north Oregon coast hotspots like Manzanita, Neah-Kah-Nie, Rockaway Beach, Nedonna Beach and the secretive Falcon Cove. These beauties sleep anywhere from two to 20 and many are pet friendly. Find cozy bungalows for an intimate getaway to larger homes with cathedral ceilings; beach funk to cutting edge design. Homes overlook the beach from on high, are right on the beachfront, or just a short walk away. 186 Laneda Ave., Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-7969. 800-883-7784. www.ssvr.com.
San Dune Inn. Just blocks from the beach, this cuddly little pet- and family-friendly charmer boasts a host of complimentary fun stuff like beach games, beach chairs and bikes for carousing around town on, among other things. There are also free movies. Immaculate throughout - fun and prompt service. BBQ area in back. Wonderful sense of the quirky as well. Some larger rooms with kitchens for bigger groups. Free wi-fi. Small pet fee. www.sanduneinn.com. 428 Dorcas Lane, Manzanita, Oregon. 503-368-5163.
Open Nest Vacation Rentals. 5975 Shorepine Dr. Pacific City, Oregon. 503-965-5776 or 1-877-549-2632. www.shorepinerentals.com
Kiwanda Coastal Properties. Vacation rentals in the Pacific City area. 35005 Cape Kiwanda Dr. Pacific City, Oregon. 1-888-684-3732. www.kiwandacoastalproperties.com
Liberty Inn. Some openings Friday and Sunday, but none Saturday. All rooms get complimentary Belgian Chocolates on their nightstand this weekend. 4990 NE Logan Road. Lincoln City, Oregon, 97367 541-994-1777 www.libertyinn.com.
Best Western Lincoln Sands Suites. 535
NW Inlet Ave. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-445-3234, 541-994-4227. www.lincolnsands.com.
Inn at Spanish Head Resort Hotel. Requiring a two-night minimum if the stay involves Saturday. Near the south end of Lincoln City at 4009 SW Highway 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161. http://www.spanishhead.com
Retreats Vacation Home Rentals. Some homes still open, including
one with two bedrooms, a home with eight sleeping areas, plus a few other
homes. Offering the third night free. 3126 NE Highway 101. Lincoln City,
Trollers Lodge. Some rooms still available as well as one vacation rental. 355 SW Highway 101. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 800-472-9335. www.trollerslodge.com
The Whale Cove Inn. One suite for both nights and 2 other suites for Friday. 2345 S Highway 101 Depoe Bay 97341 541-765-4300 or 800.628.3409. www.whalecoveinn.net
The Depoe Bay Inn (formerly Harbor Lights Inn). Lovely rooms overlook what is known as the “world’s smallest navigable harbor” in quaint Depoe Bay, where balconies allow you to savor the calming view. A jetted tub, exquisite surroundings, full breakfast in the morning and even rooms that come with binoculars round out some of the highlights of this coastal secret. 235 S.E. Bay View Ave. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 800-228-0448. www.depoebayinn.com
Oregon Beach House Rentals. One home still left with a five-night minimum. Two-level condo in Depoe Bay. Pay for 4 nights and get night 5 for free. 888-755-7783. www.cottagesbythebeach.com.
The Coast House. 14450 South Coast Highway. South Beach, Oregon. (206) 499-2660. (206) 778-5914. Vacationhomes.com/15318.
Ona Beach B&B and The Bunkhouse. 14389 S. Coast Hwy. South Beach, Oregon (Newport). (541) 867-2923. www.onabeachb-b.com
Grandmas Haven. Vacation rental overlooking Newport. 2329 NE Valley Ridge Dr. Newport, Oregon. 503-871-6738. Grandmas-Haven.com.
Waldport - Yachats
The Dublin House Motel. Features a pool, some views of Yachats’ insane surf. 251 W. 7th St. Hwy 101. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3703. 1-866-YACHATS. www.dublinhousemotel.com
Ocean Odyssey Vacation Rentals. Fabulous homes abound – for every taste and budget - with dozens stretching from just north of Florence, to Yachats, Waldport and Newport. Many are located right on the ocean, some on those especially dramatic rocky shores between Yachats and Florence, and along the 804 Trail. Many pet friendly homes. 261 N. Hwy 101 (in Yachats Village Market). 800-800-1915. www.ocean-odyssey.com
Edgewater Cottages. Pet friendly by advance permission. 3978 S.W. Pacific Coast Hwy. Waldport, Oregon. 541-563-2240. www.edgewatercottages.com
Cliff House B&B. 1450 SW Adahi. Waldport, Oregon. 541-563-2506. www.cliffhouseoregon.com.
Lighthouse Inn. 155 Hwy 101. Florence, Oregon. 866-997-3221. www.lighthouseinn-florence.com.