From the stunningly beautiful Haystack Rock to the dramatic caves and waterfalls at Hug Point, Cannon Beach is an inspiring place to explore throughout the year. Summer at the beach holds a special place in the hearts of many. The Oregon Coast has long been popular destinations for summer travelers looking to getaway from the hectic frenzy of modern day life. The Arch Cape Inn, just south of the Cannon Beach area, is a true summer retreat perfect for those looking for a romantic few days by the sea. 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 »
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.
The beach, the beach, the beach…there is no place more relaxing, rejuvenating and romantic than an Oregon coast get-away for the special person that we call ‘Mom’.
This year we are hosting a very casual Mother’s Day Weekend, where our entire staff will be waiting to create a wonderful weekend experience, complete with a beautiful brunch presentation each morning and a Wine and Cider Appetizer Hour every afternoon.
Let us do the work, while Mom can rest and enjoy being waited on hand and foot for the entire weekend.
Can’t think of that last minute gift?
Surely, a special stay at our Castle on the Coast will make any Mom feel like the Queen she is!
March 7 through 10, enjoy four days of wine tasting, culinary feats and a very special wine walk, right here in Cannon Beach.
This community-wide festival features food, wine and arts events all over town! There will be six main wine tasting events, showcasing Northwest wines.
Arch Cape Inn is the prefect place for you to stay while in Cannon Beach. Our intimate and beautiful property is just the place for couples or a groups of friends to come and enjoy the Savor Cannon Beach Food & Wine Festival.
Wine Tasting Events
The Thursday Night Throwdown is the opening event for the weekend. Participants taste twelve wines (two of each varietal) and choose their favorites. The Battle of the Blends features four red and four white wine blends from the Northwest.
What’s That Varietal? is a blind tasting, a fun challenge that also educates participants to identify the varietals. There will also be a seminar on pairing food and wine.
Saturday is the Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk. This is a superb way to enjoy wine, be safe and observe the beautiful scenery. The Wine Walk features over 30 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants and retail shops, all within easy waking distance in this compact beach community. So put on some comfortable shoes and join us for a great day on the Oregon Coast!
Culinary Events and Specials
Cannon Beach restaurants host special wine dinners and pairing menus throughout the festival. Other businesses organize a Tasting Tour, featuring free or low-cost tastings, ranging from chocolates to specialty salts. Local shops and galleries host their own events and specials over the course of the weekend.
Savor Cannon Beach Ticket Information
Festival events are limited in size in order to promote an intimate setting. Only around 100 tickets are available for tasting events and 500 tickets for the Saturday wine walk. There are two options for purchasing advance tickets for Savor Cannon Beach. Participants may purchase Festival Tickets which offer admission to all six of the festival’s official tasting events and seminars over the four days, including the Savor Cannon Beach Wine Walk. Or you may purchase tickets for just the Wine Walk on Saturday, March 9. Festival Tickets are priced at $119 each and are limited to a total of 100. Tickets for just the Wine Walk are $30 and you may purchase either ticket below using the Savor Cannon Beach website.
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!
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.
No matter the time of year, there never seems to be enough time to get everything done on the “to-do” list. We all feel the pressure of living in this modern era, where ‘busy’ is the adjective we seem to use the most!
We want to relieve your stressed and hectic lifestyle with a romantic couple’s retreat on the Oregon Coast.
Come and visit the Arch Cape Inn for a Valentine’s getaway.
Don’t worry – it doesn’t have to be over Valentine’s weekend! We provide all kinds of add-ons to a stay at our romantic bed and breakfast for any time you find a few days to escape to the picturesque Cannon Beach area.
Celebrating a birthday? Or another special occasion? We can have champagne and roses waiting in your room when you arrive.
Our Tranquility package is perfect for a couple celebrating an anniversary – A chilled bottle of your choice of champagne, wine, cider or freshly steeped organic tea will wait in your room along with sliced fresh fruit.
Take advantage of our large, jetted Jacuzzi tub with a lavender, herbal or orange blossom aroma therapy bubble bath amenity basket. We will decorate the tub with an orchid or bamboo arrangement.
Nothing feels better during the winter than cuddling in front of the fire with the one you love.
We also love to host couples on their honeymoon!
Enjoy a romantic 60 minute couple’s massage here at the Inn or at the Cannon Beach Spa. (The best rooms for in-room massage are Tuscan Spa, Tower, and Tapestry.) We will leave champagne, wine or cider and two roses waiting for you by the fire and deliver a gourmet breakfast for two in the morning, so you can have breakfast en suite!
We hope you will choose to celebrate a special occasion, like a babymoon, here at our Cannon Beach bed and breakfast,and that you will feel rejuvenated by-the-sea, by-the-sea, by-the-beautiful-sea!
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.
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. ;)
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.
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.