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Fall Birdwatching Near Cannon Beach

September 27th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Birdwatching Haystack Rock Cannon BeachThe crisp, cool months of fall have arrived on the Oregon Coast.  We say goodbye to what was another busy and wonderful summer in the charming resort town of Cannon Beach, and again welcome the quieter season to the coast.  This fall, come stay at our luxurious retreat just south of Cannon Beach, and revel in the quiet, restful atmosphere, punctuated only by the sounds of crashing waves and birds soaring overhead.  These beautiful fall months bring us migrating birds, who move along the Pacific Flyway in search of the mild climates of the coast’s estuaries and woodlands.  Book your fall getaway with us today, and discover the restful nature of birdwatching this fall in Cannon Beach. Read the rest of this entry »

Pet Friendly Lodging on the Oregon Coast

August 30th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Pet Friendly Lodging Cannon Beach, OregonLabor Day is coming up quickly, which means summer is coming to a rapid close here on Cannon Beach.  Fortunately, there is still plenty of time left to come to the Oregon Coast, and to discover the dramatic rock formations and stunning vistas up and down the Coastline. Let places like Cannon Beach’s iconic Haystack Rock and the Tillamook Head captivate your hearts and minds, and spend a few perfect days with us at the Arch Cape Inn & Retreat. 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. If it’s possible to get even better, we are a pet friendly lodging property, allowing for you to enjoy the splendor of the Oregon Coast with your best friend.  Book your final summer getaway with us today!

Pet Friendly Cannon Beach

At the Arch Cape Inn, we know how difficult it can be to find pet friendly lodging anywhere, but especially on the popular Oregon Coast.  We offer 3 pet-friendly guest rooms, each with tiled floors and special rugs and bedding for your pets.  Each room also has its own exterior, ground-floor entrance for your convenience.  Your time with your pet doesn’t have to be confined to our property, though.  There are plenty of places in and near Cannon Beach that are pet friendly as well.  Here are a few ideas of places you can go together:

Pet Friendly Restaurants

Pet Friendly Trails & Parks

Pet Friendly Lodging Cannon Beach, OregonPet friendly beaches

With these pet friendly destinations and our pet friendly accommodations, there’s no reason to leave your beloved pets at home.  Bring them with you, and have the time of your life at the Oregon Coast this summer.  Book your room with us today, and make sure to tell us all about your pets when you do!

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 »

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 »

Kissable Moment: A 500 Step Adventure to Terrible Tilly

June 6th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Kissable Moment: A 500 Step Adventure to Terrible Tilly

What do you get when you combine a 5 mile drive with 500 steps?

You get a magical vista to share with your loved one… a majestic view of our lighthouse, Terrible Tilly.

Result: The perfect kissable moment…

Terrible Tilly Lighthouse

After parking in the main lot of Ecola State Park, you find yourself in front of a grassy picnic area. To the right, heading north, is a trail to Indian Beach, which starts along an asphalt path leading to a quaint small wooden bridge.

When you reach this bridge, start counting your steps… expect a slight uphill climb. You will reach a lookout point with a small chain link fence.

Stop here and gaze with wonder… The rest is up to you!

Continue on for an incredible day hike to the secluded Indian Beach…

Or return to the Inn to share the comfort of a warm fire, afternoon appetizers and romance.

To read about Ecola State Park click here.

An in-depth history of Terrible Tilly can be found here.

An Oregon Coast Getaway

May 20th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Cannon Beach Oregon CoastFrom 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 »

Best Places to Kiss!

January 28th, 2013 by archcapeinn

hug-point-best-places-to-kissDo 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.


Ecola State Park Hikes

November 11th, 2012 by archcapeinn

Did you know Ecola beach was initially ‘discovered’ because of a beached whale? According to the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department, in 1806 Capt. William Clark and his twelve team members climbed over rocky headlands and blazed a trail through thick shrubs and trees to get to the whale in what is now Ecola State Park. Today, a paved road from Cannon Beach makes accessing  the park much easier! Traveling under the shade of towering Sitka spruce, you suddenly emerge upon a breathtaking view of the Pacific Ocean. Be sure to have your camera ready!


A map of all the beaches along the coastline near Cannon Beach. See Ecola State Park at the top.

Ecola State Park offers year-round recreation for adventurers and more casual visitors as well. There are picnic benches so you can enjoy a meal or a hot thermos of coffee with an ocean view. Along with stunning vistas, Ecola State Park has many miles of trails. One of the newest trails, the Clatsop Loop trail, is an interpretive trail you that gives you the chance to walk in the footsteps of Native Americans and Capt. Clark’s men.

The Clatsop Loop trail is the same route that native Americans used during the winter months, when canoe travel up and down the coastline was too dangerous.

The trail actually begins north of Ecola State Park at Indian Beach, although hiking trails connect one beach to the next. The Clatsop loop is 2.5 miles and it leads you to the hiker’s camp just inland from Tillamook Rock Lighthouse Viewpoint. The way down is an old gravel road. You return via a narrow hiking path.

While this is just one new trail along our coastline, we know many beautiful routes and would love to share them with you. Hopefully, we can find just the right trail for you – whether you need something not too steep, something with ocean views or a more challenging hike that would take you most of the day, we probably know the place. Customized and committed service – another perk of staying at a Cannon Beach bed and breakfast!

Hike Ecola State Park

May 1st, 2012 by Innkeeper

To truly appreciate the rugged majesty of the Oregon Coast, take a walk through the coastal forest. Immerse yourself in the cool forest air, rich with fresh oxygen and the scents of the nearby ocean. Feel dwarfed under the thick trunk and distant canopy of a Sitka spruce. Watch the ceaseless crash of the surf from atop dramatic bluffs. Discover things growing in surprising places: crowded colonies of mosses perch in the corrugated bark of Douglas-firs, and scraggly huckleberry shrubs reach up from ancient stumps. Even the ocean itself seems alive.

Find all of this on the Clatsop Trail, a 2 1/2 mile loop hike at at Ecola State Park. The trailhead is a scenic ten-mile drive up the coast from Arch Cape Inn and is just north of Cannon Beach, making it a perfect day-trip destination. Pack a lunch for a picnic on the beach, and plan for dinner in town.

View Hike at Ecola State Park in a larger map

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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.

Land Conserve

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.

Rainforest Alliance





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