Oregon Coast Hotel Offers Tornado Victims a Getaway, Other Changes
(Lincoln City, Oregon) – The Lee family of Lincoln City, which owns The Coho Oceanfront Lodge, has given some residents of Aumsville a free stay on the central Oregon coast – a means to get away from it all during the rebuilding process after December’s devastating tornado.
Meanwhile, their second hotel, the Inn at Wecoma, is undergoing some startling renovations.
For ten of those living in Aumsville who lost their, the owners of the Coho gave gift certificates for a standing invitation to stay there for free for one night.
“It is in times like this when it is important for neighbors and businesses (close and far away) to reach out to extend support,” said co-owner Rob Lee in an open letter Aumsville residents. “There may come a point in the coming weeks where you simply need to get away.”
For more information see the Coho Oceanfront Lodge website or call 800 848 7006. www.thecoholodge.com.
The Lee family bought up the Inn at Wecoma property in April 2010, and since then has implemented numerous changes. Among these was a big renovation project that included rebuilding the entrance to the hotel. The new one now features exposed cedar pillars, a bench with planters, and an attractive light fixture.
“We also dressed up the main hotel’s canopy structure by adding skirts to the canopy’s metal columns,” said general manager Russ Olivier. “The exterior was then treated to a fresh coat of paint to change the colors and decorative flags are now displayed on three new flag pools near the hotel’s main entrance. After the main exterior projects were completed, the focus turned to the interior, which included the guest rooms, lobby, and breakfast room.”
Rooms had the old chairs replaced with white Adirondack chairs and decorative pillows. All bed comforters were replaced with triple sheeting with duvet blankets.
“Beautiful artistic photography now adorns wall ledge shelving in the rooms, and all valances were replaced with modern and sleek contemporary valances,” Olivier said. “All of our deluxe rooms now include flat screen TVs and DVD players.”
A family suite has been converted to a “kids suite” that includes bunk beds, among other fun and whimsical goodies. Rooms around the hotel were repainted with earth tones.
Olivier said they wanted to focus on the historical aspects of the Wecoma area, which is the Lincoln City neighborhood that was once a separate small village, before it and numerous others were all incorporated into one larger town in 1964.
“When renovating the lobby, contemporary shelving was installed and historical pictures, postcards, and local art were used to fill them,” Olivier said.
Some interesting lighting aesthetics were added, a flat screen TV now sits above the fireplace, showing historical photos and video.
945 NW Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-452-8981. www.innatwecoma.com
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