Hotels can be expensive and usually provide the same experience: plain bedrooms, usually with a TV that gets limited channels, and mini shampoo bottles that we can take back home with us. But bed and breakfasts, on the other hand – those give you a real, home-style experience. There isn’t a better way to wake up than in a cloud-like bed, with coffee brewing and someone already making you breakfast downstairs. Some B&Bs not only make fluffy pancakes in the morning, but others – like the ones on Oregon’s rugged Pacific coastline – add to the experience with ocean views from your window, Jacuzzis, and so much more. Here are some of our favorites.
1. Turtlejanes Bed and Breakfast (Oceanside)
Turtlejanes (previously known as The Searose) is a little slice of heaven on the northern Oregon coast. With your stay comes front-row ocean views, lovely hospitality, and gourmet breakfasts that are hard to beat. They have two guest rooms available, both of which offer spectacular views of the surf, classic claw-foot tubs, heated bathroom floors, and king-size beds to fall asleep on. The Tortuga Room additionally has a private deck to relax on (pictured below).
They’re in a stellar location for making day trips. The B&B’s only about a 20 minute drive from the Tillamook Cheese Factory (your freezer even comes stocked with a variety of Tillamook ice cream flavors), six coastal bird areas, lighthouses, trails, golf, and fabulous wine tasting options. Just north, you can also drive up to Cape Meares State Park and check out Cape Meares Light, Oregon’s shortest lighthouse.
2. Pana-Sea-Ah Bed And Breakfast (Depoe Bay)
On Oregon’s Central Coast, Pana-Sea-Ah provides cozy lodging for a girls weekend or romantic anniversary getaway. The B&B welcomes guests to relax in one of their suites (which sleep 2-4 people), and soak in their outdoor Jacuzzi overlooking the Pacific Ocean.
Their breakfast menu varies everyday – and since they make up everything from scratch, the homemade food is always fresh and in season. One day you might wake up to stuffed French toast, while the next morning you could head down to the warm smell of frittata.
In their rooms, guests can kick back with cable TV, free WiFi, an expansive movie library, in-room Blu-Ray players, CD players, and even chocolates every evening for a late night treat. Their options include: The Innkeeper’s Room (with a private beach-facing patio), The Garden Room (with a gorgeous hand-painted mural and ocean views), The Pacific Room (with a nautical theme and private Jacuzzi), and The Tuscany Suite on the main floor.
If you’re looking to get real fancy, they also offer some delightful extra packages. You can request an in-room massage, or the “Beach Campfire Package”, in which they supply everything you need for a warm beach campfire – including a bottle of wine or sparkling cider, and all the ingredients to make s’mores.
3. Tyee Lodge (Newport)
Tyee Lodge gives peaceful ocean views from every window. This coastal B&B is nestled in a cozy beachfront setting, with private baths in each room, and a family-style breakfast cooked every morning in their oceanfront dining room. Guests can grab a complimentary drink from their beverage bar at any time, and even pair it with freshly baked homemade cookies later on every afternoon.
Their rooms are Native American-themed with queen-size beds and comfy chairs for reading or whale watching from the window. Out back, they have a gorgeous garden dotted with even more chairs where you can lounge and soak in the fresh air and cool ocean breeze. Guests can also take a private pathway from the house leading down to the beach, where there are beautiful tide pools to explore and wide ocean views for miles.
4. The Awtrey House at Neahkahnie Beach (Manzanita/Nehalem)
The Awtrey House is five-star-worthy for many reasons: the home has a visually stunning architectural design, it’s hosted by the hospitable Dennis Awtrey, a former NBA player, and they’re in a picture perfect setting, between the base of Neahkahnie Mountain and the big blue Pacific Ocean.
The two guest rooms each come with a private terrace and panoramic ocean views. Other amenities include a European Hearthstone Rais Wood Stove, oversized soaking tub, a plush king-size bed, and a delectable breakfast every morning made with fresh Northwest ingredients.
5. Cliff House Bed and Breakfast (Waldport)
As the name might suggest, Cliff House is set in a country-style home on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean and Alsea Bay, on Oregon’s Central Coast. And as you can probably imagine, the views from this place could not be any more phenomenal.
Each of their elegant rooms include wood-paneled walls, their own personal bathroom, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, free WiFi, electric heaters, and mini fridges. Plus, their ideal location puts them only a 2-minute walk from the beach and a short drive from many of Central Oregon’s big attractions, like Thor’s Well (a massive salt water sink hole in the ocean) and the Sprouting Horn (a geyser on the coast) at Cape Perpetua.
Of course, this is just a sampling of Oregon’s many bed and breakfasts by the ocean. Have you been to any of these B&Bs before? Where are some of your favorite places to stay along the coast?