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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 »

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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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 »

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 »

Neahkahnie Mystery, Romance and Adventure

May 23rd, 2016 by Innkeeper

Neahkahnie Mystery, Romance and Adventure

Neahkahnie MountainThe Arch Cape Inn and Retreat sits nestled at the base of Neahkahnie Mountain.

Regarding Neahkahnie Mountain, there is a lot more to it than meets the eye.

In addition to being one of the most spectacular volcanic outcroppings on the coast, looming up through one of the World’s Only Temperate Rain Forests, local legend has it that in the 1600’s a Spanish galleon came to the area, carrying murder, treasure and mystery.  According to this lore, a chest of gold was buried somewhere on the Mountain.  People still hunt for it until this day.

Click here to learn more about Offbeat Oregon History.

Come stay with us at the Inn

Arch Cape InnAfter a luxurious 3-course breakfast, we will help you explore the Mountain, which you can do via a hike or by vehicle.  By vehicle, there are many paved roads to explore across the Mountain.  By foot, the hiking options are wide and varied…..this is the only way you can hunt for gold!  For more information about our Hike of the Month click here.

Kissable Moment Recommendation: Oswald West State Park.

Hike or drive your heart out… and return at the end of the day for a cozy fire, good friends and food and wine.

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 »

Hike Oswald West State Park

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.


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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