One of the fun things about living in a popular destination area is having so many activities and attractions nearby. Although in general, accommodation offerings aren't a usual thing I take advantage of (for obvious reasons), I have done so upon occasion. One of my favorite staycation getaways is yurting. Staying in a yurt is a great way to break through a writing block, because you have all the advantages of a large open space, furniture and plugs, without the distractions of internet access (depending on where you go) and constantly readjusting the mosquito netting. Step out of the standard hotel, motel and vacation rental scene with a few of the following places to stay on the Central Coast.
Yurts can now be found in most state parks on the Oregon Coast and usually the rental options include at least a few pet-friendly choices. Central coast yurt sites include:
• Beverly Beach State Park, north of Newport
• South Beach State Park, south of Newport
• Carl G. Washburne Memorial State Park, between Waldport and Florence.
Have you ever dreamed of sleeping on a paddle boat? Then the Newport Belle Bed & Breakfast is for you. This floating lodge features great views of the Yaquina Bay and the historic Yaquina Bay Bridge and serves a homemade breakfast buffet spread that could last you all day. This is an adults-only establishment for safety reasons, but your four-legged family member is welcome in a few of the rooms.
The Salishan Lodge and Golf Resort has been a mainstay of the Central Coast for decades, and new ownership has recently brought about additional shine. An emphasis on enjoying the nature on and around the property is reflected in the free bikes and yoga classes offered to everyone staying at the lodge. There are also plenty of fun outdoor activities, like guided kayaking trips with provided boats and other necessary equipment. Be sure to also check out the all new Trees Adventure Park, open to the lodge's guests as well as public.
What are your top places to stay on the Central Coast? We love getting your comments and stories, so feel free to share your thoughts and experiences in the comments section. For other things to do on the Central Coast before or after your vacation or staycation, check out our Daytime Events calendar. For evening entertainment our Nightlife page steers you to the top happenings on the Central Coast.