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Elk and the Oregon Coast Trail

September 20th, 2016 by Innkeeper

image1-smallThis time of year, the last of Summer’s beautiful weather begins to turn toward Fall.  As Summer winds down, the Elk….aka The Elusive Wapati…. begin to descend from the Coast Range in search of food.  We are the lucky beneficiaries of this annual migration, where Elk can be seen in our yard, along the roads and down the many trails that surround the Inn.

In that the Arch Cape Inn nestles along the Oregon Coast Trail, we often recommend that our guests take advantage of of both of these unique opportunities…to hike along the OCT and to likely see the Elk.  Enjoy an especially stunning, but difficult hike from Arch Cape to Short Sands.  This hike can be modified for all interest levels and abilities.

image4In the event that you want to see the Elk, but none are to be seen near the Inn…..you can always make a short drive to the Jewell Wildlife Viewing Area, which makes for a wonderful day trip…….there are so many other animals and birds to be seen as well.

Come stay with us and experience this beautiful time of year. Be sure to add this Promo Code: Sep-Oct for additional 20% savings to any reservation made directly on our site through October.

Explore the Hug Point Sea Caves This Fall

September 13th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Hug Point Recreation Area on the Oregon CoastThough the final few days of summer are here and fall is descending rapidly upon the Oregon Coast, there are still plenty of wonderful days left for a little time at the beach.  In fact, there’s never a bad time of year for a trip to the Oregon Coast.  Even the rainiest and stormiest of days have a special quality to them that can’t be explained until you experience it.  The Arch Cape Inn & Retreat is the perfect cozy seaside escape near Cannon Beach this fall.  Just 1/2 mile away from our Inn, you’ll find access to the wondrous sea caves and the secluded, expansive beach at Hug Point.  It’s a retreat so special you’ll feel like you have it all to yourself.  Book your stay at our Oregon Bed and Breakfast today, and enjoy what marks the beginning of the coast’s quiet season.  Read the rest of this entry »

Explore the Reaches of Ecola State Park

July 13th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach OregonThere are many beautiful places to explore and dramatic vistas to enjoy on the Oregon Coast. None, perhaps, are more beautiful or quintessentially Oregon than Ecola State Park. Arguably, no visit to Cannon Beach is complete without a stroll along these beautiful stretches of Oregon’s finest beaches.  There are plenty of hiking trails to enjoy within the parks boundaries, many of which lead you to some of the most beautiful views around.  You’ll no doubt be captivated by the beauty and natural grace the very moment you arrive.  The Arch Cape Inn Bed and Breakfast is a romantic retreat that encapsulates all that is spectacular about the Oregon Coast. Book your room at our boutique hotel today. Read the rest of this entry »

Beach, Books, Tide Pools, and Sea Stacks

June 20th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Beach, Books, Tide Pools, and Sea Stacks

Cannon BeachWow, there’s a lot going on here at the Arch Cape Inn.  Spring is coming and we don’t know where to start.

Combine a stay at the Inn with one of several day trip options… and PRESTO! You have a world class getaway to cherish for years to come.  After waking up to coffee and breakfast, let our staff help you plan your day.

This month and next we have exciting things to choose from. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Hiking Near Cannon Beach

June 13th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Hiking Trails Cannon BeachFrom the towering, jagged peaks of Haystack Rock to the dramatic caves and waterfalls at Hug Point, Cannon Beach is an exciting and beautiful place to spend a relaxing few days this summer.  There’s a reason this beautifully charming town has become such a popular summer destination.  Though it starts with the expansive beaches that stretch for miles before you, there’s so much more to Cannon Beach to explore.  Here, you can discover some of the Pacific Northwest’s most scenic hiking trails and take in some of the most spectacular views of the Oregon Coast’s iconic rocky shore and beautiful beaches.  Best of all, you can relax and savor your time on the Oregon Coast at our beautiful boutique hotel, located just a few minutes south of Cannon Beach proper.  Book your summer getaway with us today, and see for yourself the unparalleled beauty of the Oregon Coast this summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Kissable Moment: A 500 Step Adventure to Terrible Tilly

June 6th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Kissable Moment: A 500 Step Adventure to Terrible Tilly

What do you get when you combine a 5 mile drive with 500 steps?

You get a magical vista to share with your loved one… a majestic view of our lighthouse, Terrible Tilly.

Result: The perfect kissable moment…

Terrible Tilly Lighthouse

After parking in the main lot of Ecola State Park, you find yourself in front of a grassy picnic area. To the right, heading north, is a trail to Indian Beach, which starts along an asphalt path leading to a quaint small wooden bridge.

When you reach this bridge, start counting your steps… expect a slight uphill climb. You will reach a lookout point with a small chain link fence.

Stop here and gaze with wonder… The rest is up to you!

Continue on for an incredible day hike to the secluded Indian Beach…

Or return to the Inn to share the comfort of a warm fire, afternoon appetizers and romance.

To read about Ecola State Park click here.

An in-depth history of Terrible Tilly can be found here.

Neahkahnie Mystery, Romance and Adventure

May 23rd, 2016 by Innkeeper

Neahkahnie Mystery, Romance and Adventure

Neahkahnie MountainThe Arch Cape Inn and Retreat sits nestled at the base of Neahkahnie Mountain.

Regarding Neahkahnie Mountain, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.

In addition to being one of the most spectacular volcanic outcroppings on the coast, looming up through one of the World’s Only Temperate Rain Forests, local legend has it that in the 1600’s a Spanish galleon came to the area, carrying murder, treasure and mystery.  According to this lore, a chest of gold was buried somewhere on the Mountain.  People still hunt for it until this day.

Click here to learn more about Offbeat Oregon History.

Come stay with us at the Inn

Arch Cape InnAfter a luxurious 3-course breakfast, we will help you explore the Mountain, which you can do via a hike or by vehicle.  By vehicle, there are many paved roads to explore across the Mountain.  By foot, the hiking options are wide and varied…..this is the only way you can hunt for gold!  For more information about our Hike of the Month click here.

Kissable Moment Recommendation: Oswald West State Park.

Hike or drive your heart out… and return at the end of the day for a cozy fire, good friends and food and wine.

Spring Break at the Beach

February 11th, 2013 by archcapeinn

Winter is nearly over and springtime is just around the corner! Most of us have spent the last few months indoors and as the warmer weather returns, we encourage you to take to the outdoors!

Pet Friendly Lodging on the Oregon Coast

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Bring your four-legged friend to our B&B for a spring break

For us, the return of Spring means we are bringing our dogs back out to the beach and the park. If you are also a dog owner (or dog parent, as they say these days) our Cannon Beach B&B is pet friendly and the perfect place for you and your pooch to spend a spring break! We have three pet-friendly rooms; each has tiled floors and special bedding for your furry friend. Pet friendly rooms also have their own exterior, ground-floor entrance, so that pets can easily come and go from the comfort of your room.

Birding around Cannon Beach

If you’re not a dog person, perhaps something less intruding like birding interests you. There are lots of great places to see birds around the coast, especially sea birds, of course.  Here are some of the spots we think are best:

South Jetty, Columbia River. Parking lot C has a viewing tower (use binoculars or spotting scope) where you can witness sea birds, some of the river estuary and grassy hummocks, hunting grounds for raptors and home to sparrows. Parking lot D has viewing bunker overlooking tidal flats where you can see many kinds of ducks and shorebirds.

Ecola State Park.  From the viewpoint: pelagic and shore birds. Bald Eagles and Peregrine Falcons nest in the park and can often be seen hunting sea birds here. You cal get a good view of Bird Rocks with a scope.

Bird Rocks. Speaking of Bird Rocks…this is the nesting site for approximately 28,000 Common Murres each year. When the birds are nesting it looks like the rocks have a flattop haircut!

We know about lots of other great ways for you to spend your spring break holiday – just ask!

Romantic Getaways on the Oregon Coast

December 16th, 2012 by archcapeinn

Have you ever noticed that while planning for a relaxing vacation, you can pile on even more stress than usual? Travel plans, kid or pet-sitting arrangements, activities to take part in while on vacation, dining options – it can seem overwhelming! Plus, isn’t the point of your getaway to RELAX?

Romantic New Years Oregon Getaways, planned by your Bed and Breakfast Innkeeper

We love to help couples de-stress. In fact, the winter months here on the Oregon coast is a perfect time for couples to find a weekend for themselves. Rates are cheaper, kids are in school, streets and restaurants are quieter. These factors can help you find time and means to get away and focus on each other while you are away. Plus, if you never leave the room during a dark and wet Oregon weekend, you don’t have any guilt. ;)

Couple holding hands

Our luxurious Cannon Beach lodging is perfect for your Oregon Coast wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or romantic getaway.

Just one call to us and we can set up a romantic special getaway in order to help you reconnect, relax and rejuvenate. No thinking involved! Want something romantic to do for New Year’s? Just call us with a budget and perhaps an idea about something special you want do during your stay at our Cannon beach bed and breakfast.

Do you have a sore back from staring at the computer all day at work? Try an in-room massage. Make it a couples massage for double the fun!

Trying to show your wife, partner or girlfriend that they’re still the only one in your heart? Let us chill the champagne and cut the roses. They will be waiting in your room for when you arrive.

Need a date night? We can make dinner reservations and acquire tickets to special events.

Every day, wonderful food comes your way. First, a three course breakfast is served to you every morning. In the afternoon, wine and appetizers appear. The food is warm and ready for you, while dirty dishes magically disappear.

Please allow us to make at least one weekend this winter a special memory for you and your partner to share. It’s our pleasure.

 

 

Ecola State Park Hikes

November 11th, 2012 by archcapeinn

Did you know Ecola beach was initially ‘discovered’ because of a beached whale? According to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, in 1806 Capt. William Clark and his twelve team members climbed over rocky headlands and blazed a trail through thick shrubs and trees to get to the whale in what is now Ecola State Park. Today, a paved road from Cannon Beach makes accessing  the park much easier! Traveling under the shade of towering Sitka spruce, you suddenly emerge upon a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Be sure to have your camera ready!

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A map of all the beaches along the coastline near Cannon Beach. See Ecola State Park at the top.

Ecola State Park offers year-round recreation for adventurers and more casual visitors as well. There are picnic benches so you can enjoy a meal or a hot thermos of coffee with an ocean view. Along with stunning vistas, Ecola State Park has many miles of trails. One of the newest trails, the Clatsop Loop trail, is an interpretive trail you that gives you the chance to walk in the footsteps of Native Americans and Capt. Clark’s men.

The Clatsop Loop trail is the same route that native Americans used during the winter months, when canoe travel up and down the coastline was too dangerous.

The trail actually begins north of Ecola State Park at Indian Beach, although hiking trails connect one beach to the next. The Clatsop loop is 2.5 miles and it leads you to the hiker’s camp just inland from Tillamook Rock Lighthouse Viewpoint. The way down is an old gravel road. You return via a narrow hiking path.

While this is just one new trail along our coastline, we know many beautiful routes and would love to share them with you. Hopefully, we can find just the right trail for you – whether you need something not too steep, something with ocean views or a more challenging hike that would take you most of the day, we probably know the place. Customized and committed service – another perk of staying at a Cannon Beach bed and breakfast!

Tidepools

Arch Cape Inn and Retreat is in the process of changing its mission statement and daily living activities in order to become eligible for green certification. A particular emphasis for us focuses on protecting and preserving the water quality of our local area.
In an effort to keep our water clean, water that surrounds us everywhere, we are making  changes in our habits. One such change that is easy to do is to use ordinary vinegar in a spray bottle as a surface cleaning agent.
Click here for more information on water, climate and community on the North Oregon Coast.

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As a part of a retreat event, portions of the proceeds will be donated to the North Coast Land Conservancy. This commitment makes your travel dollar worth much more.


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