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What Makes the Oregon Coast Such a Special Place?

July 25th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Sunset Oregon Coast, Cannon BeachWhat is it that makes the Oregon Coast such a special place? Certainly, part of what is so special about the Cannon Beach area are the dramatic rock formations and stunning vistas up and down the Coastline.  There are places, like Cannon Beach’s iconic Haystack Rock and the Tillamook Head that are forever etched in our hearts and minds.  Combined, that’s enough to earn Cannon Beach a place on the National Geographic’s 2013 list of “The World’s 100 Most Beautiful Places.”  We may not be able to pick one single outstanding reason why the Oregon Coast is such a special place, but we can certainly start to etch out the beginnings to what will surely be an extraordinary vacation.  Book your room at our beach side retreat, and decide for yourself what it is that is so special about summertime on the Oregon Coast.

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Explore the Reaches of Ecola State Park

July 13th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Ecola State Park, Cannon Beach OregonThere 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 »

Summer Beach Combing and July Discounts

July 4th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Summer Beach Combing Arch Cape Inn Cannon Beach Bed and BreakfastSummertime 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.

Discover the Wildlife Diversity at Haystack Rock

June 27th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Wildlife Haystack Rock Cannon BeachCannon Beach is a charming coastal town along the rugged coastline of Oregon. Though it comes as no surprise to us, Cannon Beach has been called one of National Geographic’s most beautiful places in the world.  For many, a trip to the coast means colorful tide pools, beautiful sandy beaches, dramatic rock formations, and stunning vistas up and down the coastline.  Places like the iconic Haystack Rock are just the beginning of things at the coast.  Nevertheless, these are the places forever ingrained in our hearts as minds.  Stay at our luxurious Bed and Breakfast near Cannon Beach this summer, and experience the wonder of the Oregon Coast for yourself. Read the rest of this entry »

Best Hiking Near Cannon Beach

June 13th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Hiking Trails Cannon BeachFrom 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 »

Sandcastle Day on Cannon Beach

May 30th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Sandcastle Contest Cannon Beach

Summer at the beach holds a special place in the hearts of many, and we can think of no place more restful or inspiring than the iconic rocky shores of Cannon Beach. There’s a reason this beautifully charming town has become such a popular summer destination.  Summer’s are special on the Oregon Coast:  They are a place for romance, a place for uninterrupted relaxation, and a place to unwind and forget the stresses of our modern lives.  This year, kick off your summer right with the many fun events in Cannon Beach, including the ever popular Cannon Beach Sandcastle Day.  For the most relaxing vacation possible, stay at our luxury boutique hotel just south of the Cannon Beach Area.  We are a true summer retreat focused on providing our guests the best experiences the Oregon Coast has to offer.  Book your summer getaway with us today, and try your hand at a little sand art this summer. Read the rest of this entry »

Discover a Piece of History this Memorial Day in Cannon Beach

May 22nd, 2012 by Innkeeper
History of Cannon Beach

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.

Spring Unveiling Reveals New Fine Art Pieces in Cannon Beach

April 17th, 2012 by Innkeeper
Cannon Beach on the Oregon Coast

Artists unveil their latest works in Cannon Beach during the Spring Unveiling.

Spring is a time of renewal and rebirth. In Cannon Beach, Oregon, spring is the time when new pieces of fine art make their world debuts.

The twelfth annual Spring Unveiling in Cannon Beach welcomes you to three days of celebrating the arts over the weekend of May 4 – 6, 2012. Come explore the town’s renowned art galleries, speak with the artists about their artistic ideas, and be the first to see their latest works.

Saturday will highlight the newest works of a variety of local, national, and international artists. About every half hour, an artist will “unveil” his or her newest works at one of the thirteen member galleries of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group. Painters, sculptors, photographers, jewelers, glass workers, and even a book artist will reveal and discuss their works. Read the rest of this entry »

Tufted Puffins Return to Haystack Rock at Cannon Beach

April 13th, 2012 by Innkeeper
Tufted Puffin at Cannon Beach

Help us welcome back the tufted puffins during Cannon Beach's Twelve Days of Earth Day celebrations.

“Welcome back, puffins!”

So reads a handmade sign held by a flock of school children in front of Cannon Beach’s most prominent landmark, Haystack Rock, every April.

Haystack Rock is home to a colony of 200-300 tufted puffins during the summer months, where they congregate after many months on the open ocean to mate and raise chicks.

Their arrival is a sure sign of spring in Cannon Beach and is celebrated during the annual Twelve Days of Earth Day celebration.

During the event, April 11 – 22, 2012, volunteers with the Haystack Rock Awareness Program set up puffin-viewing stations on the beach with spotting scopes. They are also available to answer questions about the distinctive birds.

Tufted puffins are striking birds during the summer breeding season: each sports a thick, bright orange bill, a bright white face atop a jet-black body, and a pair of golden tufts curling from orange-rimmed eyes down the back of the neck. In the air, they fly purposefully with constantly flapping wings. Read the rest of this entry »

2011 Some Upcoming Events-Plan Your Weekend

December 8th, 2010 by Innkeeper

For a more complete explanation of events, please visit our link to the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce event website:

link:  http://www.cannonbeach.org/chamber/events/cannon-beach-chamber-events.htm

Tidepools

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.

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