September 2nd, 2012 by archcapeinn
Our Cannon Beach B&B is proud to support the efforts of the North Coast Land Conservancy (NCLC).* This Northwest Oregon Coast organization, as their mission statement says, works to “conserve and protect land in perpetuity for its ecological and cultural values.” As part of their good work, the NCLC fosters a sense of stewardship for the land with fun, educational programs. Some of our favorites are their “On the Land” walks.
This program a great way to experience the birds, animals, forests and waters of Oregon’s North Coast. As an added bonus, these guided walks, often in pristine protected areas, are all free. You do have to register in advance, though. This keeps the groups small and intimate, plus there’s less impact on the lands and waters visited.
A knowledgeable guide always leads the way and you can learn so much about the ecology of our region. It’s also a beautiful scenic tour of some of the most beautiful areas on the North Oregon coast.
These are some of the the upcoming On the Land programs:
Ecology Walk: Floodplain Restoration in Action
@ Circle Creek Conservation Center, Seaside
This will take place on Friday, September 14, from 10 am to noon and will be lead by Katie Voelke.
Foraging in the Forest
@ Ecola Creek Forest Reserve, Cannon Beach
Lead by Carla Cole, this engaging program will happen on Friday, October 19, 10 am to noon.
Amphibian Adventure: Frogs, Salamanders and More!
@ Circle Creek Conservation Center, Seaside
Mike Patterson will lead this walk about some of our favorite local amphibians on October 20, 10 am to noon.
Be sure to wear good walking shoes and to dress for the changeable weather of the Pacific Northwest coast. You’l also want to bring something to drink, snacks, binoculars and a camera.
To learn more about the North Coast Land Conservancy and its programs, please visit NCLCtrust.org.
While you’re enjoying our peaceful and luxurious Cannon Beach accommodations, be sure to take advantage of these lovely and informative On the Land Nature Walks.
*A portion of the proceeds from retreats held at our Oregon Coast B&B are donated to the North Coast Land Conservancy. We believe in Sustainable Tourism!
August 16th, 2012 by archcapeinn
Our luxurious Cannon Beach lodging is perfect for your Oregon Coast wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or romantic getaway.
Arch Cape Inn & Retreat is the perfect place to celebrate honeymoons, weddings, anniversaries, birthdays or to simply get away for a romantic Cannon Beach vacation. The slower pace of the North Oregon Coast inspires relaxation. At our Cannon Beach B&B, you can enjoy luxurious rooms featuring big comfortable beds, fireplaces and ocean views. Get into your private spa tub and have some champagne. Treat yourself to a couple’s side-by-side massage or take a walk along the nearby beach.
It’s only a five-minute drive to visit Cannon Beach restaurants and shops. There are plenty of outdoor activities too. Surf, hike or kayak together. Three nearby golf courses will challenge you while treating you to beautiful water and mountain views. Charter a boat for some Oregon Coast fishing or to simply cruise along on the water and see dolphins, waving sunfish and migrating whales.
Our guests have loved their Cannon Beach honeymoons, anniversaries, weddings, birthday celebrations and other special occasions at our Oregon Coast B&B. Here’s what a few of them have said about their experiences:
“Wonderful Honeymoon Retreat!”
We are so glad we stayed here for our honeymoon! Such a great place for relaxation. The tower room was so elegant and luxurious, with a super-comfy bed, gas fireplace, and a nice soaking tub. We attended the wine social in the afternoon and got to meet some great people before we headed off to nearby Cannon Beach for dinner. We felt so welcome and pampered- excellent staff, wonderful breakfast, beautiful gardens and inn. We definitely will be returning for an anniversary trip!
~ Andrea F., Spokane, WA
My husband and I spent our 22nd anniversary at this beautiful Inn…. The staff and everyone went above and beyond to make our stay so special!! Thank you doesn’t begin to express our appreciation but…THANK YOU! (p.s. the food was FAB!!!)
~ Phillip & Roxie Smith, Spokane, WA
“Wonderful Wedding at Arch Cape Inn”
Arch Cape Inn was a perfect location for our wedding with a beautiful ocean view, garden, and private dinner in the Tower Room served by their exceptional staff! The staff was very accommodating, friendly, and professional. We stayed in the Heather Room which was romantic with a sitting porch, a scenic view of the ocean, and a fire place to cozy up on the cool nights. Arch Cape Inn is perfectly located by Cannon Beach, but yet private enough to enjoy the quiet beauty of the Oregon coast and nature. We look forward to visiting again. Until then–cheers!!
~ Guests from St. Paul, MN
If this sounds like the perfect vacation or Cannon Beach wedding spot for you and your sweetie, book your romantic Cannon Beach getaway today!
August 2nd, 2012 by archcapeinn
Choose a gorgeous room at our Oregon Coast B&B during your Labor Day Weekend in Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Yes, it’s still August, but it’ll be September before you know it! Take advantage of the long Labor Day weekend and book your room at Arch Cape Inn for a relaxing Cannon Beach vacation. At our North Oregon Coast bed and breakfast, each of our spacious guest rooms are ready to be your ultimate getaway. All have private bathrooms and many feature luxurious amenities such as spectacular ocean views, jetted tubs, soaking tubs, a sauna, gas fireplaces and private outdoor spaces. If you want the most space, the Owner’s Suite has two stories plus all other premium amenities.
If a long weekend vacation isn’t complete without your dog, take advantage of our pet-friendly lodging. Three rooms—Provence, Tuscan Spa and Lighthouse—are available for a reasonable pet rate, so you don’t have to leave Fido behind!
Explore our sweet town of Cannon Beach, with its art galleries, unique shops and fine restaurants. Wander the stalls of the Cannon Beach Farmer’s Market and taste the best of the local produce and handcrafted food products at the Midtown parking lot near Haystack Rock. The Farmer’s Market always has a Restaurant of the Week with food prepared and ready for you to try! The Cannon Beach Summer Concerts in the Park will be wrapping up their summer program of live music on the Sunday of Labor Day Weekend. From 4-6 pm, stop at Downtown City Park at 2nd and Spruce for the last of these terrific free concerts.
The Oregon coast is stunningly beautiful during this time of year. Take a peaceful walk along the beach and watch for a perfect shell, graceful seabirds, and tidal pool starfish and tiny crabs. Trace the footsteps of Lewis & Clark on the nearby interpretive trails. Hike up to dramatic mountain overlooks on your way to the historic Oregon Coast Trail. Sit in the cathedral silence of old growth trees. After a day of exploring, come back to your Arch Cape Inn guest room, relax in the tub, have a glass of wine, get into your comfortable bed and fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean.
If a 2012 Labor Day weekend in Cannon Beach sounds like the perfect mini-vacation to you, contact us today and make your reservation. Wherever you choose to spend your Labor Day, we wish everyone a safe and relaxing holiday.
July 16th, 2012 by archcapeinn
Cannon Beach galleries feature high quality original art in a wide variety of styles and media.
The dramatic cliffs and beaches of the Oregon coast are a natural inspiration for creativity. It’s not surprising that so many artists call this area home. Even if their artwork doesn’t take inspiration directly from the landscape, artists find the coastal community’s laid-back atmosphere and slower pace make it a great place to create.
Below we’ve listed some of the Cannon Beach galleries and artist groups. Most are clustered on or near Hemlock street. For a more complete list including individual artist galleries and studios, please visit Cannon-beach.net (click on “Galleries | Art”).
Bronze Coast Gallery
Focused on showcasing and educating the public about bronze cast artwork, this group of over 30 award-winning regional, national and international artists also features fine original paintings, photography and giclee prints. @ 224 N. Hemlock
Cannon Beach Art Gallery / Arts Association
The Cannon Beach Art Gallery is home to the Cannon Beach Arts Association, a community arts organization which “supports, funds, and enhances the arts and artists in the Cannon Beach community through education, events and exhibits.” The Art Gallery has monthly rotating exhibits of fine arts and crafts by local and Pacific Northwest artists. Their inviting open space also has a coffee shop for visitors’ enjoyment. @ 1064 S. Hemlock
DragonFire Studio & Gallery
DragonFire features contemporary original works in paint, fiber, metal and other media. Read the rest of this entry »
June 29th, 2012 by archcapeinn
During your stay at our north Oregon Coast inn, don’t miss the local Independence Day celebrations at Cannon Beach and Manzanita:
2012 Cannon Beach 4th of July
Cannon Beach might be a small town, but we know how to celebrate a great 4th of July! The Cannon Beach Independence Day Parade will be on Wednesday July 4, 2012 around 11 a.m. If you love strawberry shortcake, show up earlier at the US Bank at 107 N. Hemlock. There will be fresh strawberry shortcake offered at the front steps starting at 10 a.m. until every last piece is gone!
The parade usually forms at Spruce and Monroe and continues up Spruce to 3rd Street and then goes back down Hemlock. The parade wraps up with an Open House at Legion Hall at 1216 S. Hemlock. Bring your lawn chair or lay out your blanket and cooler of goodies anywhere along the parade route as you watch the floats, crazy cars and marching bands go by.
The fun continues with a 3 p.m. free concert at Cannon Beach City Park. Conductor Larry Johnson will lead the North Coast Symphonic Band in all the great patriotic songs. This isn’t your ordinary sit-and-listen concert. Everyone is invited to sing along. Belt out your best Star Spangled Banner with the rest of us at the Cannon Beach City Park concert.
After the concert’s over, don’t leave the City Park just yet! Bobcat Bob, a local jazz and blues guitarist will play from 7:30-9:00 p.m. And there’s no more appropriate entertainment for the evening than fire dancing by Flamebuoyant Productions. Watch their fiery and acrobatic performance from 9:15 to 9:45 p.m.
4th of July 2012 in Manzanita
If you’re in Manzanita, you can enjoy their Wednesday July 4th parade which makes it’s way through their downtown area. The parade starts at 1 p.m. It’s good to get to downtown before then. Not only can you claim your spot along the parade route, you can also support area disaster shelters. The Emergency Volunteer Corps will be hosting a fundraising cookout from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Windermere parking lot (5th & Laneda). Have a Tsunami Burger, veggie burger or a Disaster Dog to show your support!
The Independence Day Celebration in Manzanita will end with a fireworks display by Western Displays Fireworks. This is also on Wednesday, July 4th at the beach. The show starts at dusk.
After all the excitement’s over, you can settle down in your comfortable bed at our Cannon Beach bed and breakfast inn.
June 15th, 2012 by Innkeeper
Ten miles south of Cannon Beach, you will find one of the best places to experience the beauty and variety of the Oregon coast: Oswald West State Park. Take a day hike Neahkahnie Mountain or simply stroll through the old-growth forest trail which leads straight to the beach.
Located just off Highway 101, choose from any of three parking lots which are only a quarter mile from the sandy shores of the Oregon coast. Grab a map before heading out as there are many paths through the forest (but don’t worry, the main paths are marked) and enjoy the diversity that this state park has to offer. From day hikes to short walks, the Oswald West State Park has something for every skill level.
If you’re looking for stunning ocean views and a have a few hours to spend, take the time to enjoy Neahkahnie Mountain trail hike. At 1,680 feet, this mountain offers full views of the ocean and beaches stretching on for miles. This hike is 7.6 miles round trip. For a hike with less elevation gain at only 300 feet and 5 miles round trip, you can enjoy the more leisurely pace of the Cape Falcon trail branching off to the north.
Are you a surfer? Beginners and advanced surfers alike enjoy the swells at Short Sand Beach.
Surrounded by mountains, the rigors of everyday life will be stripped away by the time your feet hit the sands of this unique beach, whether you are here to ride the waves or have a picnic.
June 1st, 2012 by Innkeeper
It’s almost summer and here on the Oregon coast, that means taking the time to enjoy the weather in the great outdoors. If you’re looking for something different this year, look no further than Northwest Women’s Surf Camps! Located just 15 minutes north of Arch Cape, NWSC in Seaside, Oregon offers classes for women and men of all skill ranges. The only thing requires from you is the ability to swim and the desire to learn.
Do something new this summer!
Starting Saturday June 23rd, sign up for a one-day or weekend surf camp, led by qualified and passionate surf instructors. The one-day camp includes all necessary equipment, a catered lunch (with beverages and snacks), a morning Beach Yoga session, safety instruction, surf instruction with two in-water sessions, and a great goodie bag! “Weekenders” provide all of the same perks, but by adding a second day of surfing, students have an opportunity to build on new skills, learn more advanced techniques, and create a deeper bond with other participants.
All of the surf instructions are highly experienced and trained with over 100 years of surfing time between them. They have travelled all over the world and are certified in CPR, Lifeguarding, and First Aid.
Don’t want to surf alone? NW Women’s Surf Camps also offers getaway packages. Choose to surf the waters of Cannon Beach, Seaside, or Pacific City with your closest girlfriends! Enjoy morning yoga, an organic lunch, and hours of hands-on instruction with these all-inclusive packages. Guys won’t be left out – the Guys Getaway package has lunch options specifically catered to men. Take a break from the same old golf game and book a weekend with your friends that you won’t soon forget! After the camp, area activities and steak houses can be recommended.
To find out more about NW Women’s Surf Camps and all of their packages, visit http://www.nwwomenssurfcamps.com.
May 22nd, 2012 by Innkeeper
Explore the long history of Cannon Beach this Memorial Day Weekend.
Memorial Day provides us with a time to reflect on the past and remember those who have come before us. If you find yourself on the Oregon Coast this weekend, take an afternoon to explore the past at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum.
The center hosts several permanent and temporary exhibits related to Cannon Beach and its history. The Clatsop-Nehalem Confederated Tribes helped design a Native American longhouse, complete with replica artifacts created by regional Native American artisans. Another permanent exhibit, “Cannon Beach: A Place By the Sea,” describes the history of the area, from the time of the Tillamook Indians, through Lewis and Clark’s expedition, the logging boom, and two world wars, to the modern-day town with its significance in the arts and tourism.
The Memorial Day Weekend gives you the chance to see two temporary exhibits. If you’ve ever wondered how Cannon Beach got its name, the exhibit “Who Put The Cannon In Cannon Beach?” will put your questions to rest. Hear the troubled story of the USS Schooner Shark and how one of its cannons was lost and rediscovered — and how another two cannons lay buried in the tidal sands until only a few years ago. You can even see the original cannon on display.
A second temporary exhibit, “Beach Hop,” presents quilts from the Oregon Coast Shop Hop. Local artists and quilters created these quilts using panels from designated shops along the Oregon Coast. Themes of nostalgia and a love of Oregon are woven through this collection.
If you enjoy mixing modern context with your history lessons, take the historic walking tour of downtown Cannon Beach. Compare the town’s eighteenth-century landscape to today’s city. Much has changed in the last hundred years — but not everything.
The Cannon Beach History Center and Museum is open five days a week (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays) fro 1 – 5pm, and admission is free.
May 15th, 2012 by Innkeeper
The broad canvas of Cannon Beach, Oregon has tempted many an amateur sand castle architect, and once a year, sand sculptors gather here to celebrate their art.
You’re invited to join the festivities at the 2012 Cannon Beach Sand Castle Contest over the weekend of June 8 – 10, 2012. Spectators are welcome to watch the sculptors create not only castles, but also sea creatures, international landmarks, scenes from fairy tales, and other impressive expressions of creativity. You can try your own hand at shaping sand by signing up in one of seven sand-sculpting divisions, from “Sand Fleas” (open to anyone under age six) to “Sand Masters” (open by invitation to sculptors who have won awards in previous events).
Sculptors have about five hours to create their works, from 7am to noon on Saturday, June 9, during low tide. At noon, winners in each division will be announced, and by 6pm, high tide will erase the sculptures, so that Cannon Beach once again provides a blank canvas to aspiring sculptors.
Although the sand sculptures are the highlight of the weekend, visitors will find plenty of other activities to keep them busy. Read the rest of this entry »
May 8th, 2012 by Innkeeper
Give you mother a spa getaway for Mother's Day.
Flowers fade — memories last. This Mother’s Day, treat your mom to an experience that will leave her refreshed and relaxed: a bed and breakfast getaway with a trip to the spa.
Whether she’s your own mother, the mother of your children, a mother-to-be, or your best girlfriend cum playdate coordinator, all mothers deserve a well-earned break. And what could be more relaxing, more rejuvenating, and more refreshing than being pampered by innkeepers and massage therapists?
Arch Cape Inn & Retreat offers in-room massages for two with its Couple’s Stress Reduction Package. Reconnect with your mother, wife, or best girlfriend on a weekend getaway to our luxury bed & breakfast outside Cannon Beach. Enjoy a sixty-minute classic massage in the Tuscan Spa, Tower, or Tapestry Room or at the Cannon Beach Spa, then share a bottle of of champagne, wine, or cider and a pair of roses by the fire.
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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.
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.
For an understanding of Sustainable Tourism concepts as you plan your travel, click on the Frog below for more reading.