We absolutely love this time of year on the Oregon Coast. Whether you come for the storm watching, the quiet tranquility of the deserted beaches, the quaint towns, or the endless romance of the coast, this time of year is truly special. 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 winters on the Coast. The dramatic coastal beauty of the Cannon Beach area is on full display, 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. A little winter hiking and a deep breath of fresh, coastal air will do you more good than you know. Read the rest of this entry »
Outdoors enthusiasts have been visiting the Oregon Coast for decades. It’s truly a 4-season destination, with plenty to see and do no matter what is happening with the weather. It’s become increasingly popular to come to the Oregon Coast for winter storm watching, but even if you’re here during a relatively calm time, there’s more to do on the Oregon Coast than meets the eye. With so many beaches to explore, a variety of great shops to browse, a vibrant arts scene, and some truly exquisite restaurants, Cannon Beach is a wonderful destination no matter the time of year. Come stay at our boutique hotel this winter, and discover the myriad of ways to stay warm and dry in Cannon Beach this winter. Read the rest of this entry »
There are few places in the world that use storm watching as a draw to lure guests to the area. Indeed, to many tourists it seems counter-intuitive to head to the beach in the middle of these cold, stormy, winter months. But, as with most things, Oregon is different. It’s unique, to say the least, but storm watching on the Oregon Coast is a magical, awe-inspiring experience that you really must have at least once in your lifetime. With abundant and easy access to the Pacific beaches, it isn’t difficult to find a spot to stare, in awe of nature’s fearsome wrath. Book a room at the Arch Cape Inn & Retreat, and get ready for a truly awesome adventure on Oregon’s Coast this winter. Read the rest of this entry »
December is nearly here, and may of us are busily engaged in the throes of another holiday season. We can think of no better time to escape to the dramatic shores of Oregon’s stunning coast, where you can relax and rejuvenate yourself at this hectic time of year. The quiet winter months bring with them miles of secluded beaches to enjoy, nearly empty streets, shops and restaurants to browse, and the unpredictable, stormy and awe-inspiring weather that often comes our way. These winter months also happen to offer some of the best whale watching in the Northwest. Book your room at the Arch Cape Inn & Retreat, and experience the magical quiet of Cannon Beach in the winter. Read the rest of this entry »
Though many of us are still in a state of denial, the holidays are rapidly approaching. Next week, families will gather around their traditional holiday tables, and so begins a month-long celebration of joy and giving. With a wide variety of shopping and holiday festivities to enjoy, there’s no better place to unwrap new holiday memories than on the stunning Oregon Coast. Whether you choose to join us for an amazing Thanksgiving feast, holiday shopping, dazzling light displays, a relaxing getaway, or other fun holiday-themed activities, you’ll find nothing but joy and merriment in Cannon Beach throughout the upcoming holiday season. To get started on your getaway, book a room at our exquisite Bed and Breakfast today. Read the rest of this entry »
The 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 »
Our 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…..as they say, there are only two types of Mushroom Hunters….Old Ones and Bold Ones…..So “Know Before You Go”! Read the rest of this entry »
A Secluded Beach………Find it 300 yards from your front door
Discover what the locals refer to as the MOST spectacular time of the year…….here on the North Oregon Coast.
We call it Coastal Gold…….To be awash in warm sunshine…..feet in sand, face to the sun and far from crowds.
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Summertime 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.
Cannon beach is a great place to visit, even during the wetter, winter months. As locals, we have some tactics for getting over the weather so we can enjoy ourselves. Here are some tips for an enjoyable, peaceful and affordable winter trip to Cannon Beach:
Cannon Beach Lodging with an Ocean View
Since the weather might play up, we recommend picking one of our bed and breakfast rooms with an ocean view. Some of our favorites are the Ginger, Gauguin and Parisian, although you can watch the sea from the majority of our rooms.
Avoid the Crowds
As a writer for the Dallas Morning News put it: “Trade in the shorts and flip flops for rubber boots and rain gear,” and an off-season weekend in Cannon Beach will be unlike any other ‘beach vacation’ you’ve taken. Prices drop, parking is easier and townspeople (including innkeepers!) have more time to talk with you.
Get to know Cannon Beach like a Local
“In winter, it’s a different town,” say many residents and business owners. After a summer that can attract 10,000 people a day, the town becomes nice and quiet.
But many of the attractions that bring tourists to Cannon Beach during the summer months can be enjoyed during this time of year as well. Dramatic ocean scenery, hiking trails through towering evergreen forests and neighborhoods filled with boutiques, bookstores and art galleries do not disappear after Labor Day!
Many business owners, as happy as we are to have brisk business, look forward to the fall as a time when we can ease back into living in a small town with a population of 1,700.
A Room with a Fireplace
Wait out storms with a blazing fireplace to keep you cozy. Need a break from life? Busy summer vacations rarely afford a lot of down time. So parents and couples, take an affordable weekend getaway to Cannon beach and get to know each other again by firelight, with the sound of rain pattering on your window. See our couple’s special at the bottom of our Cannon Beach activities page (use link above).
We hope you might consider a winter vacation to the Oregon Coast. It will be different than what you expect.