These crisp, fall months practically beg for us to curl up indoors, hidden away from the harsh elements outside. It’s the perfect time to curl up with someone special and focus on romance. When it comes to the Oregon Coast, there’s one romantic getaway destination that outshines the rest, and that is the Arch Cape Inn & Retreat. Now is a great time to explore Cannon Beach, where you can spend your days browsing the towns boutique shops and art galleries, sip on a glass or two of wine, watch the dramatic weather up and down the coast, and take in the magnificent scenery. No matter how you choose to spend your time, there’s no better place to spend a romantic getaway on the Oregon Coast than at our luxury Bed and Breakfast. Book your room with us today! Read the rest of this entry »
Hug and Go Kiss at Hug Point
Aptly named… Hug Point, located mere yards from the Arch Cape Inn, really IS one of the best places to kiss on the North Oregon Coast.
At low tide, walk around the point to discover stunning caves, waterfalls and tide pools.
Slip in to one of the caves… and steal a kiss.
While the “Hug” part of the name may lead one to associate with “Kiss”, in reality, the name for this Oregon State Park derives from a couple of other interesting possibilities, still subject to interpretation. The main theory is that a road was carved into the cliff, much of which still exists today. This early road, along with grab holes, allowed early travelers to ‘hug the point’, as they made their way down the coast to Arch Cape.
For an interesting historical summary with great images, click here.
Featured as our Hike of the Week, Oregon Hikers tells us more about this remarkable area. Click here to learn more.
Stay With Us
Come back after your hike and sit by the fire with food, wine and friends.
Do you have a birthday coming up? Maybe an anniversary? Whatever your cause for celebration, our Inn on the Oregon Coast is an incredibly romantic location.
If you’ve been planning to propose to your loved one, we would like to give you some location suggestions where she (or he!) just won’t be able to say no.
Hug Point: Just south of Cannon Beach, this little wayside gives you easy access to the beach. North of the parking area you can still walk along the original trail carved into the point by stagecoaches. The wayside was named after the stargecoach route because it hugs the point. Looking further north, Haystack Rock, one of the most identifiable landmarks along the coastline, is easily visible.
Ecola State Park: As you leave the parking area, you’re traveling under the shade of the towering spruce trees until you suddenly emerge upon a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Be sure to have your ring ready! The stunning view will make the moment all the more magical.
The Top of the Astoria Column: The Astoria Column, which is over 80 years old, is a beloved landmark of the Pacific Northwest Coast. It is located in a wooded area, 600 feet above sea level on Coxcomb Hill in the town of Astoria (about 30 miles north of our inn). This also happens to be Oregon’s highest point, which makes the view astonishing. Majestic views of the countryside around Astoria, the great Pacific Ocean to the west and the Columbia River to the north are visible. Snow-capped volcanoes of the Cascade Range rise to the east and Saddle Mountain pierces the sky on the southern horizon.
While high above the ground, sweep your lover off her feet for Valentine’s day! Then, reward yourself for making it to the top of the Column with a delicious Northwest dinner.
February is for Lovers…Come celebrate Valentine’s all month long at the Arch Cape Inn and Retreat.
With the Holiday Season behind us and Valentine‘s just around the corner, winter on the Oregon coast continues to bring us wild and wonderful opportunities to share in romance and adventure with the one you love right here at the Arch Cape Inn.
Passion is the backdrop for the entire month of February, where we can help you celebrate your love in style….warm and cozy rooms, fireplaces and lots of goodies to make your stay even more special….sparkling cider, wine, champagne, roses and chocolate, in-room massages, hot soaking baths and romantic breakfasts for two at your own morning table.
In one of the most romantic places on the Oregon Coast, the Inn is the perfect place to propose….this being one of our specialties……helping to plan the perfect opportunity to ‘pop the question’ using our extensive knowledge of the area to help you create just the right moment to express your love.
And, opportunities abound, which reflect the passion and romance of the moment as also expressed in our majestic natural surroundings.
Wild Winter storms, the pounding ocean framed by Old Growth Forests, dramatic cliffs, caves and waterfalls all make for an incredible backdrop to share special moments with that special someone.
With many short hikes very near the inn, one of our favorites is a 30 minute drive up the road to the point where 3 currents converge and the majestic Columbia River meets the mighty Pacific Ocean on the South Jetty……a sight seen from a viewing platform that will literally take your breath away.
So, let us help you take your breath away for Valentine‘s Day….all month long at the Arch Cape Inn.