The Hallmark Resort & Spa in Cannon Beach in Oregon is situated on a beautiful stretch of Pacific shore.
The pounding surf, the sand, the lighthouses and the immense sea stack, known as Haystack Rock, combine to delight the eyes, ears and the mind. The resort is right on the beach, and only a short walk away from the vibrant seaside town of Cannon Beach. The resort and the community is only an hour and a half’s drive from Portland and travelers from Seattle can reach Cannon Beach in under four hours.
The history of the resort may be of interest to those who enjoy knowing the background of the places they visit. Explorers Lewis and Clark were the first Europeans to set foot on this shore in 1806, they were accompanied by their Native American guide, Sacagawea. Lewis and Clark encountered a group of Native Americans from the Tillamook tribe, who were butchering a beached whale.
A whale statue stands at that site to commemorate the meeting and the successful bartering that netted the explorers three hundred pounds of whale blubber and a container full of whale oil. In 1846, a Navy schooner named The Shark was shipwrecked just off the shore of present-day Cannon Beach. In 1895, a cannon from that ship was found, buried in sand on the beach and its discovery gave the town its name.
The resort has two indoor salt-water swimming pools with saunas and hot tubs to add even more relaxation to the vacation. A fully-stocked fitness room is available for guests who want to keep up with their exercise routines. Pet exercise areas are also offered by the hotel and there are special wash-down stations and drinking fountains designed for the family pooch. Photo: Hallmark Resort & Spa
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Romantic Getaways in Oregon: Hallmark Resort & Spa in Cannon Beach
- Hallmark Resort Accommodations
- Dining at the Hallmark Resort
- Elements of the Sea
- Plan This Vacation
- Cover Photo: Courtesy of Hallmark Resort & Spa