Sunday, July 28, 2013

The Ocean Lodge Hotel.. Review....

We headed to the Ocean Lodge, it was as if we found the crown jewel of the Oregon coast. This is the kind of place that took your breathe away the second you drive up. Upon Entering the lobby I felt like I had been transformed into a time when it was a slower pace even with all the modern amenities but still all through out the resort you get a feel and see just the most subtle hints of a 1940's beach resort.
The history of the lodge is present and in every detail. With the old time charm, wherever your eye wanders. When they were building the lodge the owners knew that this location where now the Ocean Lodge proudly sits was a once in a life time opportunity. They wanted to create a place that was going to be something that their family, generations from now could be proud of. They hired Raven Architecture of Seattle to help them create a lodge with the ambiance that the Raven Architecture has truly captured in the old meets new world feeling.
We got checked into the room, We booked the cottage. It is across from the main area of the Lodge. Our cottage had to offer had everything we could think of and couldn't ask for more. The front porch with a peak a boo view of the ocean. The room was spacious with all the comforts of home. The nice jacuzzi with jets in the bathroom, the showers that we had in our room was rather small but, sill it didn't take away from the experience. The bed was good and comfortable,  The wonderful gas fire place made it so relaxing to sit and gaze at all evening and long into the night at the flickering flames.
The lovely in room Kitchenette that we had was great. It certainly was helpful for us to be able to use some of the items that we brought from home, allowing us to enjoy home made waffles that next morning. To make that breakfast even better was the coffee pot, cafe style coffee cups & Sleepy Monk® Organic in-room coffee, that I have to say being a girl from Seattle gave the S word a run for the money!  It was a great start to a wonderful day at the beach.
So many extra touches that they do for their guest, A large selection of movies to play on your in-room DVD player (no rental fee!) homemade cookies in the lobby of the hotel that are always warm. Sleepy Monk® Organic Fair-Trade Coffee in the lobby 24 hrs a day. Free wifi access available for all the guests.The large private on site library of games and books to choose from that all guest can borrow. A large free breakfast for all the mornings that you stay there. For a family of four this is a must to help save on some money. The staff are hospitable and very helpful always informative and so friendly. 

The Lodge is on the south end of Cannon Beach, which is the most desirable beach town on the entire Oregon coast. with boutique shopping, art galleries and amazing 5 start restaurants. The location is great because it is only a little away from the heart of down town Cannon beach, letting you truly get away and relax! 
We were able to do things that we loved as well as things the fur babies loved and the boys. We were able to make smore's on the beach with the amazing kit that they have for only $99.00 it came with everything we needed to make the smores along with the firewood and fire starters, it came with a trail map for a family friendly hike we did on our second day. It came with a frisbee, and a kite, that the boys would love to do next summer when they are a little older. They did love the sand dollar paint project that came with brushes and paint to decorate them It was messy but it was fun. But this was a mommy fail because I didn't take pictures and sadly forgot them there. 

The Ocean Lodge believes that nobody has to stay at home when you come to visit Cannon Beach! There are so very many hotels along the coast, that don't feel this way.  The Ocean Lodge is delighted to welcome your pet and has designated select rooms with easy beach access to accommodate you and your pets. Your best-friend is welcome to share your lodging and vacation fun,  with a large variety of pet packages and goodies for your "Fur Babies". What I loved most is that they even go the extra mile by providing a dog wash in the front lawn.  There is a very reasonable small fee per night, per pet, but once you see all the amazing things that your dogs get you wont even thing twice about the fee. There is a two pet per room maximum, although they are so easy to work with I am sure that if you had a third they would be willing to work with you.Please make sure that you note there is a small pet fee of $15 per pet per night. 
 We truly enjoyed our stay and being able to sit and truly relax in the on site Adirondack chairs overlooking Haystack Rock and the beautifully scenic Oregon coast, It is really a wonderful place to let your cares and worries roll out with the waves.  I know that when I go back to Cannon beach I will be coming back to the Ocean Lodge! I added it to my speed dial in my cell phone for when the mood strikes my fancy! I know that I have taught my boys the love of the sea. This will be a wonderful visit each year that we look forward too! 

Twinpeaks Mama. <3

Make sure you mention me when you book. Feel free to call them at 1-503-436-2241. 1-888-777-4047 or go to their website and book directly. The Ocean Lodge & make sure to ask for the Manager Wendy Higgins. They are located at 2864 South Pacific Street
Mailing address is P.O. Box 1037


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