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Welcome to the Quiet Season on the Oregon Coast

October 12th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Quiet Season in Cannon BeachThe 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 »

Autumn Beach Romance, Adventures, & Discounts

October 4th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Autumn in Cannon Beach, OregonOur 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… they say, there are only two types of Mushroom Hunters….Old Ones and Bold Ones…..So “Know Before You Go”!image4-small

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… 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.

Autumn in Cannon Beach, Oregon

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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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 »

Beach, Books, Tide Pools, and Sea Stacks

June 20th, 2016 by Innkeeper

Beach, Books, Tide Pools, and Sea Stacks

Cannon BeachWow, there’s a lot going on here at the Arch Cape Inn.  Spring is coming and we don’t know where to start.

Combine a stay at the Inn with one of several day trip options… and PRESTO! You have a world class getaway to cherish for years to come.  After waking up to coffee and breakfast, let our staff help you plan your day.

This month and next we have exciting things to choose from. Read the rest of this entry »

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 »

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 »


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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