The quiet season is back in Cannon Beach, Oregon. Though we love the hustle and bustle of summers on the coast, with families and adventurers stopping in to explore the stunning reaches of the Oregon Coast, there’s something magical about the quiet season. It’s now when you get to really experience the dramatic coastal beauty of the Cannon Beach area, where nature takes center stage and the worries of everyday life slip away with each crashing wave. Our stunning Bed and Breakfast, located on the Oregon Coast just minutes south of Cannon Beach, is like no other. Book your stay at our luxurious boutique hotel, and experience an escape like no other. Read the rest of this entry »
Our Coastal Autumn, arriving imperceptibly and gently on the heels of Summer, is one of the most breath-taking times of the year here at the Arch Cape Inn and Retreat. The Vine Maples, turning crimson in the warm slanted light, peek out from the edges of the forests…….leading the way through the woods as we explore and hunt for mushrooms.
A hike into the woods to identify mushrooms, anywhere near the Inn, along trails that take you deep into the forest, will result in a day of magical adventure for you and your companion. If you’re new to mushroom hunting on the Oregon Coast, you’ll want to read up about the different coastal mushroom varieties. Here is one example of a nifty Beginner’s Guide to mushroom foraging, in case you have never thought of going into the woods to identify mushrooms. And, remember…if contemplating eating a mushroom…..as they say, there are only two types of Mushroom Hunters….Old Ones and Bold Ones…..So “Know Before You Go”!
If hunting mushrooms is not your thing….a short drive to Haystack Rock to explore the Marine Sanctuary, bird-life, and tide pools will make for an ideal adventure. Running through October, spend the day with the Haystack Rock Awareness Program, a fascinating interactive tour offered with the interpretive assistance of Volunteer Naturalists. Walk out to the ‘Rock’…bring your binoculars, camera, questions and curiosity.
Our Innkeepers will help you check the Daily Schedules and Tides before you head out for the day.
Come stay with us and let us do all the work for you.
Let us serve you a Romantic 3-Course Breakfast that will keep your tummy satisfied until the afternoon…head out for the day and return home to the Inn to enjoy Afternoon Wine, Cider and Small Bites…..as you share adventures and enjoy the company of your fellow travelers.
And, for our returning guests, we offer a Promo Code: Sep-Oct for an additional 20% Savings to any reservation made directly on our site for the month of October.
Book now and be sure to experience Autumn at the Beach, one of the best times of the year.
A Secluded Beach………Find it 300 yards from your front door
Discover what the locals refer to as the MOST spectacular time of the year…….here on the North Oregon Coast.
We call it Coastal Gold…….To be awash in warm sunshine…..feet in sand, face to the sun and far from crowds.
Come stay with us at the Arch Cape Inn and Retreat.
Here you will find the tranquility of golden weather and warm hospitality that enfolds you in a luxury lodging experience……difficult to find anywhere else.
Whether walking on our own secluded beach, or hiking portions of the Oregon Coast Trail,
nothing can compare to the brilliance of this unique summer experience.
Let us do everything for you from serving you a 3-course breakfast, to helping you plan your day…..and welcoming you back home in the afternoon with a warm fire, wine, cider, and appetizers
Summertime at the Arch Cape Inn….…Simply breathtaking.
Come stay with us and experience our own secluded beach, 300 yards from our front door.
Let us create a tranquil day for you…..all without having to go in to town to fight the crowds. Wake up to breakfast and then head out for a morning of exploration.
Return for a nap, a glass of wine and appetizers. Enjoy a light and healthy dinner of soup, salad, bread and dessert. And return to the beach for your own romantic Bon Fire.
Wow…..a peaceful, special memory. All of this, plus Summer Discounts when you stay at the Arch Cape Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Cannon beach is a great place to visit, even during the wetter, winter months. As locals, we have some tactics for getting over the weather so we can enjoy ourselves. Here are some tips for an enjoyable, peaceful and affordable winter trip to Cannon Beach:
Cannon Beach Lodging with an Ocean View
Since the weather might play up, we recommend picking one of our bed and breakfast rooms with an ocean view. Some of our favorites are the Ginger, Gauguin and Parisian, although you can watch the sea from the majority of our rooms.
Avoid the Crowds
As a writer for the Dallas Morning News put it: “Trade in the shorts and flip flops for rubber boots and rain gear,” and an off-season weekend in Cannon Beach will be unlike any other ‘beach vacation’ you’ve taken. Prices drop, parking is easier and townspeople (including innkeepers!) have more time to talk with you.
Get to know Cannon Beach like a Local
“In winter, it’s a different town,” say many residents and business owners. After a summer that can attract 10,000 people a day, the town becomes nice and quiet.
But many of the attractions that bring tourists to Cannon Beach during the summer months can be enjoyed during this time of year as well. Dramatic ocean scenery, hiking trails through towering evergreen forests and neighborhoods filled with boutiques, bookstores and art galleries do not disappear after Labor Day!
Many business owners, as happy as we are to have brisk business, look forward to the fall as a time when we can ease back into living in a small town with a population of 1,700.
A Room with a Fireplace
Wait out storms with a blazing fireplace to keep you cozy. Need a break from life? Busy summer vacations rarely afford a lot of down time. So parents and couples, take an affordable weekend getaway to Cannon beach and get to know each other again by firelight, with the sound of rain pattering on your window. See our couple’s special at the bottom of our Cannon Beach activities page (use link above).
We hope you might consider a winter vacation to the Oregon Coast. It will be different than what you expect.