December is nearly here, and may of us are busily engaged in the throes of another holiday season. We can think of no better time to escape to the dramatic shores of Oregon’s stunning coast, where you can relax and rejuvenate yourself at this hectic time of year. The quiet winter months bring with them miles of secluded beaches to enjoy, nearly empty streets, shops and restaurants to browse, and the unpredictable, stormy and awe-inspiring weather that often comes our way. These winter months also happen to offer some of the best whale watching in the Northwest. Book your room at the Arch Cape Inn & Retreat, and experience the magical quiet of Cannon Beach in the winter. Read the rest of this entry »
The crisp, cool months of fall have arrived on the Oregon Coast. We say goodbye to what was another busy and wonderful summer in the charming resort town of Cannon Beach, and again welcome the quieter season to the coast. This fall, come stay at our luxurious retreat just south of Cannon Beach, and revel in the quiet, restful atmosphere, punctuated only by the sounds of crashing waves and birds soaring overhead. These beautiful fall months bring us migrating birds, who move along the Pacific Flyway in search of the mild climates of the coast’s estuaries and woodlands. Book your fall getaway with us today, and discover the restful nature of birdwatching this fall in Cannon Beach. Read the rest of this entry »
This 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. Read the rest of this entry »
Though 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 »
There 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
Wow, 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 »
From 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
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…
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
The 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
After 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.
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
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!