If you are looking for a romantic place to unwind and reconnect with your loved one, Oregon offers many amazing escapes. The properties that made our list all offer something unique – you will find spectacular ocean or mountain views, relaxing spas, beaches, mountains, lakes, a diverse choice of outdoor adventures, wine tasting, shopping and great restaurants. We've included driving times from Portland to help you choose from the best Oregon destinations and plan your trip. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
1. Hallmark Resort & Spa Cannon Beach - 1 hour 30 min from Portland
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Hallmark Resort & Spa rests just steps from the famous Cannon Beach and offers an array of luxurious amenities, elegant rooms, world-class cuisine, a full service spa, sauna and fitness center. The resort features a variety of accommodations, from well-appointed sea-facing one- and two-bedroom suites and standard rooms, to beach houses for larger groups, many of which boast oceanfront balconies or patios, cozy gas fireplaces, fully equipped kitchenettes and deluxe amenities, such as spa tubs for two, and high-speed Wi-Fi.
The luxurious ‘Elements by the Sea’ Spa offers a range of pampering body treatments and massages. Cannon Beach has many shops, restaurants, and cafés to try on your weekend trip. Explore the surrounding towns of Astoria, Manzanita, and Tillamook where you can hike, crab and fish, just a short drive away. The resort is a perfect spot for an Oregon honeymoon, anniversary or a quick couples' trip surrounded by nature. Browse more Oregon vacation ideas.
1400 South Hemlock Street, Cannon Beach, OR 97110, Phone: 855-392-3279
2.Baywood Shores Bed & Breakfast
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Baywood Shores Bed and Breakfast gives guests the chance to stay right by the shore to enjoy amazing views of the beach in Lincoln City. The suites have excellent appointments and there is wireless Internet throughout.
The suites have king size beds and two-person whirlpools to kindle romance or relaxation. There are also private bathrooms, TVs with DVD players and VCRs, fireplaces, private decks, telephones, microwaves and refrigerators.
Guests can spend a relaxing day birdwatching with the chance to see a range of birds in Siletz Bay. Warm up or make some s’mores with the beachfront fire pit. There are also plenty of movies on-hand to borrow and watch in your room. The morning begins with a delicious breakfast that guests continually rave about. Things to Do in Lincoln City
1281 SW 62nd Street, Lincoln City, Oregon 97367, Phone: 541-996-6700
3.WildSpring Guest Habitat - 4 hours 50 min from Portland
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Resting on the pristine coastline of Southern Oregon, WildSpring cabins lie within a beautiful park surrounded by thick natural forests and magnificent ocean views. Located within close proximity to Port Orford, luxury cabins with oversized walk-in slate showers, meditation coves and swinging hammocks offer a tranquil and luxurious wilderness escape. Five beautifully appointed cabin suites are dotted about the forest, offering exclusivity and privacy with lovely forest views, with the beach just a short walk away. The property has an open-air slate jetted hot tub that overlooks the ocean.
Snuggle up in the radiant-heated cabins which feature separate living and sleeping areas, vintage furnishing, antiques and deluxe en-suite bathrooms, walk-in slate showers, and superior amenities. The main guest hall offers comfortable lounging areas and a sun deck. The Guest Hall has a fully equipped kitchen where guests can prepare other meals if desired, enjoy free breakfast buffet, as well as complimentary tea, coffee, and refreshments. Stroll through the unique walking labyrinth, explore meditation coves or relax in a hammock among the trees.
92978 Cemetery Loop, Port Orford, Oregon 97465, Phone: 866-333-9453
Don't Miss: Admire the view from the top of the historic Cape Blanco Lighthouse.
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4.Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center - 1 hour
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Located within the renowned Silver Falls State Park, Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center is a deluxe lodge that offers a luxury alternative to camping. A National Historic Landmark, Silver Falls Lodge combines the beauty of nature with contemporary style and modern amenities for an exclusive mountain retreat. Thirty-six lodge guest rooms and cozy log cabins feature comfortable furnishings, wood-burning stoves, spacious bathrooms with bathtubs and showers, and wireless Internet. Romantic cabins are ensconced in the forest for added privacy and boast beautiful views of the surrounding natural landscape. Delicious cuisine is served in the Big Leaf Dining Hall, while the South Falls Lodge Café serves light lunches and meals, craft beer, and wines. The Silver Creek Grill is a great place for steaks, burgers, and tacos. If you are looking for romantic Oregon getaways, this is a great spot.
20022 Silver Falls Hwy SE, Sublimity, Oregon 97385, Phone: 866-575-8875
Don't Miss: Home to some of the country’s most striking waterfalls, Silver Falls State Park boasts a network of more than 30 miles of hiking and biking trails, including the renowned National ‘Trail of Ten Falls’, fishing in the lakes and rivers, swimming and wildlife watching.
5.The Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast - 5 hours 35 minutes
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Resting in a small town called Joseph surrounded by the majestic mountains of Eastern Oregon, the Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast is a quaint and charming retreat that provides a home-away-from-home escape. The Bronze Antler Bed & Breakfast offers three guest rooms and one luxury suite, each comfortably furnished with vintage and antique pieces of furniture, beautiful artworks and deluxe facilities, including air-conditioning, wireless Internet and en-suite bathrooms with deep tub/shower arrangements. Rooms enjoy lovely views over the garden, rustic bocce court and majestic mountains beyond. Enjoy a delicious complimentary breakfast every morning and refreshments all day. The local wine cellar offers a range of local and international wines for purchase. The bed and breakfast’s beautiful location makes for an ideal base for outdoor lovers and adventurers to enjoy the surroundings.
309 South Main Street, Joseph, Oregon 97846, Phone: 541-432-0230
Don't Miss: The nearby Wallowa-Whitman National Forest and the Eagle Cap Wilderness provide numerous opportunities for hiking, mountain biking, horseback riding and wildlife watching, while Wallowa Lake is a favorite summer spot for boating, fishing, kayaking, and other water sports.
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6.Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa - 1 hour 50 minutes
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Built on the site of the former Union Fish Cannery, which stretches 600 feet across the river, the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa allows you to experience the majesty of the mighty Columbia River like never before. This luxurious Astoria Hotel offers unparalleled views of a real working river, as well as beautiful views across to Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and nearby Washington. The hotel boasts 45 guest rooms and suites, and one luxury penthouse, each of which offers spectacular river views from private balconies. Guest accommodations are lavishly furnished with gleaming hardwood floors, wood-burning fireplaces, and deluxe amenities. Unwind at the hotel’s full-service Finnish spa and sauna, or work out in the state-of-the-art fitness room before enjoying a delicious complimentary breakfast. Take a step back in time on the Historical Picture Museum Walk or take one of the bicycles from the hotel and explore the area.
No. 10 Basin Street, Astoria, Oregon 97103, Phone: 888-325-4996
Don't Miss: The Columbia River Maritime Museum is one of the best maritime museums in the U.S., offering a series of interactive exhibits that let visitors find out what it's like to pilot a tugboat, or take part in a Coast Guard rescue. River views through oversized museum windows are just incredible.
7.Oregon vacation: Lithia Springs Resort
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Lithia Springs Resort aims to offer guests the chance to get away from their hectic lives and relax in the Rogue Valley. The retreat combines spa-like amenities with modern features. There are 38 different accommodations, including rooms, studios, suites and bungalows.
The building has wireless Internet throughout. Each room is slightly different, but you will find amenities like fireplaces, air conditioning, full kitchens, bars, tables and chairs, private patios, irons with ironing boards, soaking tubs, and multiple bedrooms depending on the type of accommodation you choose. Even the most basic rooms have flat-screen TVs, alarm clocks featuring iPod docks, a small seating area, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge and robes.
All resort guests get the chance to soak in the healing mineral waters, which you can do right in your own room. There is also an outdoor whirlpool and swimming pool. The grounds feature numerous romantic hideaways, a gazebo, a Koi Pond with a seating area, and inside you will find a fireplace in the lobby, a Library and a Tea Room. The resort also has the Waterstone Spa on site with a range of treatments. In addition to the complimentary hot breakfast buffet, there are baked goods and tea in the afternoon. Next read: Oregon beaches
2165 West Jackson Road, Ashland, Oregon 97520, Phone: 800-482-7128
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8.Arch Cape Inn & Retreat - 1 hour 30 min
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Overlooking the breaking waves and pristine sandy shores of Cannon Beach, Arch Cape Inn & Retreat is a comfortable and cozy oceanfront retreat for those looking to escape from it all. Long walks on the beach, deep soaking tubs and steamy saunas and fine wine by a crackling fire -Arch Cape Inn is tranquility at its best. Elegantly furnished rooms are light and airy with romantic sleigh beds, spacious en-suite bathrooms with deep soaking bathtubs and showers, gas fireplaces, and balconies or patios with spectacular ocean views. Wake up to a complimentary gourmet breakfast every morning before heading out to the beach to watch for whales and dolphins. Enjoy a glass of fine wine and light appetizers in the afternoon by the fire. The Northern Oregon Coast boasts an array of excellent outdoor activities such as world-class hiking trails that crisscross beaches and mountains before becoming the famous and historic Oregon Coast Trail .
31970 East Ocean Lane, Arch Cape, Oregon 97102, Phone: 503-549-4672
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9.Timberline Lodge - 1 hour 20 min
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Dating back to the 1930s and declared a National Historic Landmark in 1977, Timberline Lodge is a beautifully preserved mountain ski resort in the heart of Mt. Hood National Forest. Charming, rustic chalet rooms, ranging from family-friendly European-style bunk abodes to luxurious fireplace suites, have elegant wood paneling, cozy log fires and warm, welcoming atmosphere with period décor, lovely artworks, and private bathrooms. Modern amenities abound, with televisions and free wireless Internet. The contemporary Silcox Hut lies above the main lodge and is perfect for groups looking for a private overnight hideaway, with lodging and meals included. The resort features deluxe facilities, including a heated outdoor swimming pool, soaking tub, sauna, a state-of-the-art gymnasium and fully-equipped games room. Three restaurants, a specialized grill, and casual café offer world-class cuisine for every taste while two bars see locals and visitors gather to relax over drinks with friends.
27500 E Timberline Road, Timberline Lodge, Oregon 97028, Phone: 800-547-1406
10.Oregon vacation: The Chateau at Oregon Caves - 4 hours 30 minutes
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Located just east of Cave Junction, the Chateau at the Oregon offers a rustic and charming mountain escape that will take you on a journey back in time. The Lodge features 23 comfortably furnished guest rooms, plush carpeting, en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs or showers, and modern amenities. Rooms boast beautiful mountain views and are cozy havens for families and couples alike. Dine in style at the Chateau Dining Room on a delicious fusion of traditional Northwest cuisine against a backdrop of magnificent mountainscapes, or grab a quick bite at The Caves Coffee Shop, which serves burgers, fries and old-fashioned malt milkshakes. The Chateau is just steps away from the renowned Oregon Caves National Monument and the Old Growth Forest, which covers the slopes of the Siskiyou Mountains. Four hiking trails loop around the lodge and let you admire wonderful nature scenes, wildlife and birds.
PO Box 1824 20000 Caves Hwy., Cave Junction, Oregon 97523, Phone: 541-592-3400
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11.Diamond Lake Resort - 4 hours from Portland
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Located in the heart of Crater Lake National Park, the Diamond Lake Resort is a family-orientated resort that offers comfortable accommodations, delicious cuisine, a myriad of outdoor activities and great service. Accommodations range from two-bedroom guest cabins, motel rooms, deluxe family cabins, boutique studios, and one luxurious whirlpool suite. Warm décor and modern amenities combine with beautiful landscape views. Dine on a variety of traditional cuisine at the resort restaurant, Mt. Bailey Grill and Sports Lounge or South Shore Pizza. The Diamond Lake Resort is perfect for fishing, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding in the summer months, and skiing, snowboarding and tubing, snowmobiling, and snowshoeing in the winter.
350 Resort Dr, Diamond Lake, OR 97731, Phone: 541-793-3333
12.Elizabeth Street Inn - 2 hours 30 minutes
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Boasting stunning ocean views from high on a bluff in Newport, the Elizabeth Street Inn is the perfect place to hide away from the world. Cozy up to the roaring fire with a good book or a glass of fine wine, or stroll along the beach and listen to the crashing waves of the Pacific Ocean. A variety of guest rooms, ranging from romantic honeymoon suites to family rooms, are tastefully furnished with modern amenities, such as fireplaces, fridges, microwaves, and Keurig coffee makers. Northview rooms enjoy lovely views of the ocean, the Yaquina Head Lighthouse, and the long sandy beaches of Northern Oregon. Begin the day with a hot gourmet breakfast, take time out and relax at the indoor oceanfront pool, soak in the whirlpool spa and enjoy a workout in the fully equipped exercise room. The exquisite coastline offers a wealth of activities, from mountain biking, hiking, golf and flying kites, to bird watching and strolling along the sandy shores.
232 Southwest Elizabeth Street, Newport, Oregon 97365, Phone: 541-265-9400
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13.Embarcadero Resort Hotel & Marina - 2 hours 30 minutes
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Overlooking the beautiful Yaquina Bay at the far end of the Newport’s Historic Bayfront, Embarcadero Resort Hotel & Marina is a romantic, picturesque resort that has provided discerning guests with a luxurious escape on the coast with breathtaking views. Beautifully appointed guest suites are individually decorated with contemporary cherry wood furnishings, modern kitchenettes, and en-suite bathrooms with whirlpool tubs, as well as private balconies or patios with beautiful views over Yaquina Bay. Deluxe amenities abound with flat screen televisions and cozy fireplaces. Unwind at the Waterfront Grille Restaurant and Lounge, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner with lovely waterfront views, and offers live entertainment and music on the weekend. The resort boasts an indoor heated pool with adjacent hot tubs and saunas. There is an exclusive crabbing and fishing dock with crabbing boats for rent. Stroll along the shores of the beach and explore local attractions like the Oregon Coast Aquarium and the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
1000 Southeast Bay Boulevard, Newport, Oregon 97365, Phone: 541-265-8521
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14.Crater Lake Lodge - 4 hours
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Founded 100 years ago, the historic Crater Lake Lodge reflects a charming atmosphere reminiscent of the 1920s and takes visitors on a journey back in time with elegant accommodations, fine dining, and outstanding service. The lodge’s 71 guest rooms are beautifully appointed with comfortable furnishings, en-suite bathrooms with bathtubs or showers, and while rooms do not have phones or televisions, the lodge’s spectacular views make up for it. Crater Lake Lodge Dining Room serves a fine dining menu of Northwest cuisine made with a fusion of fresh locally grown ingredients and international flavors, accompanied by an extensive wine list. Located within the Crater Lake National Park, the lodge and surrounding Park offer guests a wealth of outdoor activities - hike, bike and climb mountain trails, cruise around the volcano on daily boat tours, take a guided tour of the region and learn about its natural and cultural history, or spend your days fishing, camping or exploring one of Oregon’s most beautiful areas.
1211 Avenue C, White City, Oregon 97503, Phone: 541-594-2255
15.Morrison's Rogue River Lodge - 3 hours 50 minutes
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Overlooking the spectacular Rogue River, Morrison's Rogue River Lodge is one of Oregon’s most famous rafting and fishing lodges. Charming accommodations, delicious cuisine, and a range of fun activities and adventures on and around the river, make Morrison Rogue River Lodge a fantastic escape from the city. The lodge offers a variety of cozy accommodations, from guest rooms at the main lodge to home-away-from-home log cabins and family cottages. All rooms at the Lodge offer modern amenities, including air-conditioner, televisions and DVDs, mini fridges and high-speed wireless Internet, while the Taylor Creek and family-friendly Tuck Away cabins also include fully equipped kitchenettes or kitchens.
Enjoy a wealth of outdoor activities at the lodge - relax on the private beach or on the lovely riverfront lawns, which are ideal for croquet, football or simply sitting and relaxing and taking in the view, or hike and bike on nearby trails in the forest. The river is perfect for whitewater rafting and fishing, and the Lodge also offers guests the use of a heated swimming pool, tennis courts, a putting green, and bicycles. In the afternoon, head to one of the nearby wine farms to taste some of the region’s best vintages.
8500 Galice Road, Merlin, Oregon 97532, Phone: 800-826-1963
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16.The Palm - 4 hours 35 minutes from Portland
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The Palm is an eco-friendly hotel conveniently situated across from Southern Oregon University in Ashland and offers comfortable accommodations, beautifully manicured gardens, a lovely swimming pool, and impeccable service.
Rooms are modern and stylish boasting king and queen size beds, cozy breakfast nooks, fireplaces, en-suite bathrooms with tubs and showers, and spacious decks with lovely garden views. Modern amenities include flat screen televisions, air-conditioning, fully-equipped kitchenettes with microwaves and coffee makers and free Wi-Fi. Relax by the heated saltwater swimming pool, with private poolside cabanas, elegant sun loungers and umbrellas as you soak up the beautiful surrounding gardens. The Palm is within walking distance of Ashland's magnificent tree-lined Siskiyou Boulevard and the Stevenson Union building, as well as an array of restaurants, cafés, and entertainment options.
1065 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland, Oregon 97520, Phone: 541-482-2636
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Channel House lets visitors take in amazing Oregon Coast scenery. It gives guests the feeling of a country inn with the amenities of first-class hotels. Many of the guest rooms feature private decks with amazing ocean views and individual whirlpool tubs outdoors along with an indoor sitting area.
There are 16 rooms in total, all featuring private baths, cable TV, phones and wireless Internet. Some rooms also have gas fireplaces to help you stay warm and enhance the romance.
This inn is designed as a romantic destination and the Channel House offers packages to enhance that, such as a champagne or wine packages, in-room massages and an anniversary package. The room rate includes a continental breakfast in the breakfast room, which has views of the Pacific Ocean as well as the channel entrance.
35 Ellingson Street, Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341, Phone: 541-765-2140
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18.Green Springs Inn & Cabins
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Green Springs Inn & Cabins is a retreat tucked away from the world and surrounded by trees and nature. There are 9 deluxe cabins on a 150 acre parcel that adjoins the main property. Each cabin has a bedroom with a king size bed, a wood-burning stove, a deep-jetted tub, a full kitchen and a tiled shower in the bathroom plus gas barbecues and outdoor furniture and a generous helping of privacy.
Most also feature sun rooms and lofts. Guests can also stay in one of the eight rooms in the lodge. Six of them feature whirlpool tubs, while two have private decks. Many rooms can be pet-friendly with notice. All rooms also have coffeemakers, a convenience fridge, a microwave, and a hair dryer and some also have fireplaces.
In addition to the extensive grounds, the Green Springs Inn & Cabins has an on-site restaurant that is open for every meal all week long during the spring with more limited hours the rest of the year. The menu features a range of dishes for all appetites, including a kids menu and a wine list.
11470 Hwy 66, Ashland, Oregon 97520, Phone: 541-890-6435
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19.Le Puy, A Wine Valley Inn
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Le Puy is an enticing destination bed and breakfast in the Willamette Valley. It is an ideal romantic retreat and focuses on being environmentally friendly and sustainable. The inn has 8 rooms and sits on 10 acres. Each room has a flat-screen TV with a Blu-ray player and access to the DVD library, a fridge, spa amenities, spa robes, an iHome alarm clock radio, wireless Internet, wine openers and wineglasses, hair dryers, irons with ironing boards, and a private bathroom. Most rooms also have a patio or balcony to enjoy private views of the wine country. Some also have spa tubs or gas fireplaces.
The property also has an EV charging station so those with electric cars don’t have to worry about anything. The Courtyard features a stone sculpture with a water table, fountain and large front porch. You can enjoy the large Anjou Terrace outside as well. Inside, you can enjoy satellite TV in the Loire, the common room, which also has exercise machines, the movie library and games. You can also schedule an on-site massage in this room. The Great Room has gorgeous views and a stone fireplace. Guests can enjoy breakfast in the turret room or Great Room or ask for an earlier breakfast.
20300 NE Hwy 240, Newberg, Oregon 97132, Phone: 503-554-9528
20.Country House Inns
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Country House Inns is comprised of three separate locations and 27 rooms around historic Jacksonville. The rooms have two queens or one king bed.
There are also rooms that are pet-friendly, ADA compliant and have whirlpool suites. The McCully House Inn has five deluxe guest rooms plus two suites in the oldest home within Oregon to be an inn. There are three Wine Cottages in a single converted residence and each one has its own outdoor seating.
The McCully House is where you will find the Déjà vu Bistro & Wine Bar with elegant and modern versions of regional dishes. The Wine Country Inn serves a continental breakfast while those who stay at the McCully House Inn or Wine Cottages get a $10 gift certificate for their choice of four local restaurants.
830 N. 5th Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530, Phone: 541-899-2050
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A historic bed and breakfast, the Pendleton House is an elegant and friendly retreat for Oregon visitors. There are five guest rooms, some of which have private baths and some of which share their bath with another room.
You can choose a room with a king or queen bed and one even has a balcony with a view of downtown. All rooms have luxury soaps, plush towels and robes, and free wireless Internet. Other amenities depending on the room include four poster beds or crystal chandeliers.
In addition to relaxing in the guest rooms, you can sit in the living room and enjoy the fireplace. In the morning, guests get to enjoy a homemade gourmet breakfast that includes fresh brewed coffee, fresh fruit juice and select teas. Breakfast is different every day but some meals may include an egg frittata made using local fresh eggs or their secret recipe bacon. The inn can also accommodate dietary restrictions with advance notice.
311 North Main, Pendleton, Oregon 97801, Phone: 541-276-8581
22.Stone Crest Cellars Bed and Breakfast
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This bed and breakfast has a rustic feel thanks to the building’s combination of stone and log. The Chardonnay Suite is the master suite and has a limited view of the ocean plus the tops of the trees on the coast shore-pine forest.
Guests get a queen size bed and a full bath and space for up to four people. The Ocean Front Sunset Suite provides a truly amazing view of the ocean from each window. It has a California king bed along with a full bath featuring a soaking tub for true relaxation.
The 30 foot pine ceilings are an intricate focal point or you can warm up by the 30 foot stone fireplace while you watch the sun set. The bed and breakfast also runs the Italian Bistro & Wine Tasting Room which is nearby, but not on-site.
9556 South Coast Hwy., South Beach, Oregon 97366, Phone: 541-867-6621
23.C'est La Vie Inn
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C’est La Vie Inn gives you access to European style in a luxury hotel with upscale appointments. Rooms have high-end features like HD TV featuring Showtime and HBO, disposable slippers and high speed Internet.
There are four guest rooms, but the Casablanca Suite is the most romantic, spacious and luxurious. It is a renovated carriage house with a 1930s Art Deco theme to complement the Juliette balcony. Some rooms have fireplaces and all have private baths and individual heating and cooling systems. Other amenities include makeup mirrors, hair dryers, organic bath products and plush robes.
The inn features common areas such as the library, dining room,and parlor. The last of these has a gas fireplace and vintage piano and the library has a tower balcony plus an extensive collection of books, a printer, computer and phone. Guests have access to fresh chocolate chip cookies during the day as well in the butler’s pantry, which is also stocked with coffee, tea, soft drinks and mineral water. In the afternoon, you can enjoy a glass of port.
1006 Taylor Street, Eugene, Oregon 97402, Phone: 541-302-3014
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50 Best Oregon Weekend Getaways
- Hallmark Resort & Spa Cannon Beach - 1 hour 30 min from Portland, Photo: Hallmark Resort
- Baywood Shores Bed & Breakfast, Photo: Baywood Shores Bed & Breakfast
- WildSpring Guest Habitat - 4 hours 50 min from Portland, Photo: WildSpring Guest Habitat
- Silver Falls Lodge & Conference Center - 1 hour, Photo: Silver Falls Lodge
- The Bronze Antler Bed and Breakfast - 5 hours 35 minutes, Photo: The Bronze Antler
- Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa - 1 hour 50 minutes, Photo: Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa
- Oregon vacation: Lithia Springs Resort, Photo: Lithia Springs Resort
- Arch Cape Inn & Retreat - 1 hour 30 min, Photo: Arch Cape Inn / Jumping Rocks Photography
- Timberline Lodge - 1 hour 20 min, Photo: Timberline Lodge
- Oregon vacation: The Chateau at Oregon Caves - 4 hours 30 minutes, Photo: The Chateau at Oregon Caves
- Diamond Lake Resort - 4 hours from Portland, Photo: Courtesy of nanuqoriginal - Fotolia.com
- Elizabeth Street Inn - 2 hours 30 minutes, Photo: Elizabeth Street Inn
- Embarcadero Resort Hotel & Marina - 2 hours 30 minutes, Photo: Embarcadero Resort Hotel & Marina
- Crater Lake Lodge - 4 hours, Photo: Courtesy of nanuqoriginal - Fotolia.com
- Morrison's Rogue River Lodge - 3 hours 50 minutes, Photo: Morrison's Rogue River Lodge
- The Palm - 4 hours 35 minutes from Portland, Photo: The Palm
- Channel House, Photo: Channel House
- Green Springs Inn & Cabins, Photo: Green Springs Inn & Cabins
- Le Puy, A Wine Valley Inn, Photo: Le Puy
- Country House Inns, Photo: Country House Inns
- Pendleton House , Photo: Pendleton House
- Stone Crest Cellars Bed and Breakfast, Photo: Stone Crest Cellars Bed and Breakfast
- C'est La Vie Inn, Photo: C’est La Vie Inn
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of srongkrod - Fotolia.com
Great Oregon Destinations
Portland, Oregon boasts an impressive variety of historical, outdoor and cultural activities to keep families or couples occupied from dawn to dusk. The city has plenty to offer history buffs from the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry to the historic Pittock Mansion and a selection of walking tours presented by the Architectural Heritage Center. First-time visitors to the city can get a good overview on a Portland Day Tour with Evergreen Escapes which includes most of the highlights, or you can choose a Pedal Bike Tour - they have several fun itineraries for guided cycling tours, including a Food Cart Tour and a Winelands Tour.
You can easily spend an entire day in Washington Park, which has trails for hiking and biking, and features attractions such as the World Forestry Center, the Portland Zoo and the hands-on Portland Childrens Museum. Other good places for hiking include Forest Park (80 miles of trails), Hoyt Arboretum and Marguam Hill - get there on the Portland Aerial Tram from South Waterfront for great aerial views.
Portland is famous for wonderful gardens and you should not leave without visiting the International Rose Test Garden and the serene Portland Japanese Garden. Art lovers can feast their eyes on the excellent collections at the Portland Art Museum (which includes a sculpture garden) and music lovers can listen to the Oregon Symphony Orchestra at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall. Next read: 15 Best Things to Do in with Kids
Oregon Vacation Spots: Bend
Nestling in the shadow of the Cascade Mountains, the former logging town of Bend has become a playground for outdoor enthusiasts who flock to the town to enjoy the wide variety of activities on offer. You can start your visit at the Deshutes Historical Museum to learn about the logging, trapping and Native American history of the town, before venturing out to explore the many attractions. If you enjoy hiking, biking, fishing and camping, you can start by visiting Newberry National Volcanic Monument, which forms part of the expansive Deshutes National Forest. Here you can explore the other-worldly landscape shaped by the volcanic eruptions of the Newberry Volcano, and have fun exploring the Lava River Cave and the 5,211 foot Lava Tube which leads to it.
Other good areas for getting back to nature are the Tumalo Falls and the Oregon Badlands Wilderness Area. If you would like a guided tour of the highlights Wanderlust Tours are at your service. In winter the Mount Bachelor Ski Area has something for everyone including ski lessons, downhill and cross-country skiing, dog sledding, snowshoe trails and Snowblast Tubing. If you are travelling with children you can take them to the High Desert Museum - a really special nature reserve which incorporates the Donald M. Kerr Birds of Prey Center, and on a Goodys Chocolate and Ice Cream Factory Tour.
Oregon Destinations: Eugene
Come and spend a stimulating weekend in Eugene, Oregons second-largest city, which has an excellent selection of artistic, historical and outdoor activities for all ages. You can get a glimpse of 19th century life on a tour of the Shelton McMurphy Johnson House which dates back to 1888. You can visit the campus of the University of Oregon to tour the impressive Museum of Natural and Cultural History, and the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art, which houses the Murray Warner Collection of Oriental Art, among other displays. Other educational attractions in Eugene include the Oregon Air and Space Museum and The Science Factory, a childrens museum and planetarium.
You can go hiking, cycling or walking in Hendriks Park, Mount Pisgah Arboretum and along the 26 mile McKenzie River National Recreation Trail. Skinner Butte Park is another good green space which includes the Riverplay Discovery Playground for children and garden lovers can spend some time enjoying the Owen Rose Garden. If you enjoy sports you can attend a game at the Autzen Stadium, (home of the Oregon Ducks) or watch a field or track event at the Hayward Field. You can buy beautiful crafts at the Eugene Saturday Market and visit the Fifth Street Public Market for shopping and dining.
Lincoln City, OR
Lincoln City is a laid-back coastal holiday destination situated just two hours from Portland Oregon, making it an ideal choice for a beach getaway. If you enjoy camping you can head to Devils Lake State Recreation Area which offers good facilities including a spacious serviced campground and a boat ramp. You can enjoy a variety of water sports on the lake, including swimming, boating, water-skiing and bird watching. Those who prefer a few more home comforts can check into the Chinook Winds Casino Resort which has a heated pool, spa and a championship golf course.
If you find Lincoln City's main 7-mile beach a little too busy for your liking you can make your way to Roads End Recreation Site which has a quiet sheltered beach with many rock pools to explore - this beach is popular with sailboarders. When you have had enough sun for the day you can visit the Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio to see glass-blowing in action, or shop for bargains at Lincoln City Outlets. Children can attend art, music and dance classes at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, while adults learn everything about food and wine at The Culinary Center. When the weather is less than perfect you can spend a few hours at the North Lincoln County Historical Museum.
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Salem is set in the heart of the scenic Willamette Valley, rewarding visitors with beautiful vineyard-filled landscapes and a wealth of historic and cultural treasures to discover in the city. The impressive Oregon State Capitol is set in beautiful grounds filled with fountains and sculptures, and other historic attractions you can visit include Deepwood Museum and Gardens (1894), Bush House Museum (1877), the Willamette Heritage Center and the fascinating OSH (Oregon State Hospital) Museum, which featured in the movie “One flew over the Cuckoos Nest”.
For a taste of Salem culture you can visit the Hallie Ford Museum of Art, while the Reed Opera House, Pentacle Theatre or Elsinore Theatre will delight all performing arts enthusiasts. You can enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at the Minto-Brown Island Park and Willamette Mission State Park, both of which have good walking, hiking and biking trails, picnic spots, boating and fishing.
The Salem Riverfront Carousel, the Gilbert House Childrens Museum and the Enchanted Forest Theme Park provide hours of fun for families. Many visitors come to Salem to explore the prestigious wineries, most of which offer tours and tastings. In addition foodies can visit the E Z Orchards Farm Market and the Salem Saturday Market. For something really different go for a scenic hot air balloon ride with Balloon Flying Services of Oregon or a cruise on the Willamette Queen Sternwheeler.
Crater Lake National Park, OR
Crater Lake National Park is the home of the Americas deepest, cleanest, and (possibly), most beautiful lake which was formed as the result of a cataclysmic volcanic eruption of Mount Mazama that left a caldera nearly 600 m deep and 6 miles in diameter. You can explore on foot along the 33 mile Rim Drive or along 90 miles of other hiking trails and several cycling paths. There are trails to suit all ages and abilities, but the nature of the terrain means that most of the longer hikes are quite strenuous with significant changes in elevation.
Fishing is good in the park streams and no license is required, but you will need to work hard to land your catch from the lake as the only access to the fishing area is the fairly steep Cleetwood Trail (30-40 min) on the north of the lake. In summer you can go on ranger-narrated boat tours of the lake (no private watercraft are allowed in the park). Children can enroll in a Junior Ranger Program to earn a badge or patch and to stay overnight you can pitch your tent or park your RV in Mazama Campground or check into the Crater Lake Lodge or The Cabins at Mazama Village.
In winter you can enjoy cross-country skiing and snow-shoeing (rentals available on site) or snowmobiling in certain restricted areas.
Valley of the Rogue State Park, OR
Valley of the Rogue State Park is situated along a three miles stretch of the Rogue River and is perfectly situated for exploring the many attractions of the Rogue River Valley. There are plenty of fun outdoor activities inside the park including walking trails, cycling, fishing, boating, picnicking and games. The campsite is open all year round and you can choose from a variety of campsites including over 95 sites with full electrical hook-up. If you enjoy fishing you can have hours of fun along 3 miles of river frontage, and there is also a wildlife viewing platform where non-fishers can enjoy observing the salmon and doing some bird watching. If you would like to do some hiking you can set off on the 1 mile Rivers Edge Trail or try the new 3½ mile paved trail that is suitable for hiking or cycling. You can get the kids to enroll in the Junior Ranger Program in summer, play volleyball or horseshoes or just relax in a beautiful natural environment.
If you would like to know more about the mining era in the district you can take a drive to Jacksonville or Golden, two former gold mining boom towns. For a change of scenery you can visit Crater Lake National Park, Oregon Caves National Monument and the TouVelle State Recreation Site to picnic, hike or swim.
Ecola State Park, OR
Situated along a nine mile stretch of the magnificent Oregon Pacific coastline, between Seaside and Cannon Beach, Ecola State Park is a great day-use area for the whole family. Hikers can enjoy a network of trails which include an 8 mile segment of the famous Oregon Coast Trail and a shorter (2½ mile) interpretive historical route called the Clatsop Loop Trail. There are several places where you can stop for a picnic and admire the beautiful sea vistas. Indian Beach is a quiet and secluded beach to soak up some sun, swim or do some surfing, and children can spend hours exploring the many tidal pools and observing the many forms of aquatic life they contain.
The park is home to a variety of wildlife and you can be on the lookout for elk, deer and soaring eagles as you make your way along the scenic trails. From Ecola Point you can access a trail which leads to a boardwalk there you can view some of the many sea birds that come to nest on Sea Lion Rocks. If you visit during spring and winter you may spot a few migrating grey whales. As you follow the trails you will see the remains of the now-abandoned Tillamook Rock Lighthouse - to find out more about this extremely hard-to-reach edifice you can visit the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum.
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Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, OR
Oregon Dunes National Recreation Areas offers almost unlimited opportunities for water sports and off-highway vehicles in an almost 40 mile stretch of Oregon coastline surrounded by enormous sand dunes, numerous lakes and streams and miles of beautiful sandy beaches. OHV enthusiasts can have the time of their lives among the wind-sculpted sand dunes in three separate areas that have been set aside for this use, so whether you want to take on the high dunes or just play in the sand, there is a designated area to suit you. If you are new to the sport you can hire a dune buggy from Spinreel Dune Buggy and ATV Rentals.
If you prefer water to sand you can enjoy just about every water sport imaginable on 30 lakes, many streams and the amazing shoreline. Just a few of the activities you can try include scuba diving, sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, fishing and water skiing. Boat rentals are available in Lakeside. You can also spend many happy hours clamming, beach combing or just soaking up the sun on the sandy beaches.
Hiking is also very popular and you can get closer to nature on one of the many scenic trails that meander through the coastal forests, over dunes and past lakes and wetlands. If you would like to camp in the park you can park your RV at North Lake RV Resort and Marina or Osprey Point RV Resort.
|Portland, OR To ||Driving Time|
|Cannon Beach, OR||1 hour 30min|
|Sisters, Oregon||2 hours 45 min|
|Port Orford, OR||4 hours 50 min|
|Sublimity, Oregon||1 hour|
|Silver Falls State Park, OR||1 hour|
|Joseph, Oregon||5 hours 35 minutes|
|Astoria, Oregon||1 hour 50 minutes|
|Manzanita, OR||1 hour 45 minutes|
|Arch Cape, Oregon||1 hour 30 min|
|Mt. Hood National Forest, OR||1 hour 20 min|
|Cave Junction, OR||4 hours 30 minutes
|Crater Lake National Park||4 hours|
|Newport, OR||2 hours 30 minutes
|Merlin, OR||3 hours 50 minutes|
|Ashland, OR||4 hours 35 minutes|
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