This last weekend, we spent two amazing nights at Salishan Resort which is located on the Oregon coast, right off Siletz Bay. Such a gorgeous resort! Onsite you’ll find an amazing spa, world class dining + drinks, golf course, family friendly activities and even an Arial Adventure Park! Yeah, we did it all (minus the golf situation) and enjoyed every second of it.
We arrived to Salishan on a Friday evening after a 2.5 hour drive from Portland. We went straight to the The Sun Room for an incredible dinner of elk chop, crab and corn bisque, steak and salad. I was mad hungry! But thankfully didn’t stay that way. Matt even ordered pie to take back to the room because VACAAAAATION! Once we finally checked into our room, we found a bottle of champagne chilled and waiting for us. The staff really did think of everything! Naptime came quickly because we had a scheduled morning at the spa for soaks + massages. Probably our favorite relaxation combination.
The spa exceeded all of my expectations! They have a full line of services available - including facials, massages and hand + foot treatments. Matt and I soaked in the outdoors infinity whirlpool and relaxed in the saunas before our couple’s massage. Oh man, the massage was incredible however, I’ll take my own room on our next visit. I just wanted to chat with Mattie the entire time!! But that didn’t take away from the work from the skilled therapists. They were beyond great. After the spa, there was a rain downpour which wasn’t too bad. We stayed in bed and watched Netflix for quite a while before dinner. And dinner was amazing! After dinner, we listened to live music at the Attic Bar and Lounge. The cocktail list is so fun and creative! There are three different locations to eat on the Salishan property and the food is next level.
We woke up on Sunday morning and had a fabulous breakfast before heading to the brand new Arial Park. IT WAS SO FUN! Even if you’re scared of heights, you can handle it. And kiddos 8+ years are able to participate. We went through the course with a group of kids from Portland and had a total blast. There are 15 arial platforms with 21 different elements that help you create your own path through the trees and choose your own adventure. You’re harnessed in for utmost safety and there are knowledgeable staff on the platforms with you just in case you get in a bind. Pretty sure you’ll be ok though. :) It’s like Smith Family Robinson IRL!
After our two hour adventure in the trees, we still weren’t quite ready to go home so we checked out the free bikes available to guests and rode them to the beach. It was the perfect ending to a relaxing + adventure filled stay. We walked about and listened to the waves for about an hour before packing up and heading back to Portland.