Ah, the Oregon coast! How we love it so. If you’ve never been, it’s not your typical lay out on the sand working on that golden tan type of beach. It’s more of a rugged, breathtaking, bundle up to hike through sand dunes type of beach & the winter is a perfect time to visit. Trust me on this. Matt & I had a chance to stay a couple of nights at one of the newest beach resorts, Headlands Lodge. IT WAS INCREDIBLE!
Headlands is located in Pacific City which is the home to Cape Kiwanda, the gorgeous sand dunes you’ve probably seen in Instagram land. We arrived at night time so didn’t even see that our room view was the ocean & the iconic Haystack rock. Yep, there are apparently two Haystack Rocks in Oregon. Also, check out that bathtub in the middle of the room. SOLD! It rained & stormed a majority of the time we were there, which didn’t bother me in the slightest. There was a small moment of sunshine in between storms so we ran around outside in between bathtub soaks, movie watching, hot tub dips, sauna time + the yummy Meridian restaurant. There’s also a spa in the lodge, if you’re interested in massages + facials + other treatments. And a gym!
If you know Matt & I, you know we typically camp or prefer to travel on a budget. I can say for certain that Headlands is worth the extra splurge for special occasions & ocean views. They’ve thoughtfully curated an entire experience from the second you walk into the lodge until you check out. I was happy to see so many local Oregon makers represented in the gift shop & in that glorious snack pantry (which is open 24/7!!). Did I mention the warm cookies + milk we had delivered to our room the first night? Well….it was worth it. We stayed in the King Signature room but there are several different options.
Already planning our next trip! It’s amazing how quickly you can feel rejuvenated after only two days. Looking forward to more coast adventures and exploring more new places in 2019. There’s no shortage in Oregon. If you book a stay at Headlands Lodge, let us know how you liked it! I’m fairly certain it will meet every expectation. PS. Don’t forget the cookies.