Monday, October 25, 2010

Ocean Lodge............ Review.

We were so lucky that Wendy the manager at the Ocean Lodge was so kind, accommodating and gracious to host us.  They had us down for a Friday night review but our Wednesday night review canceled with us after we had already checked in with them and was shown to our hotel room and given the keys. In the middle of our breakfast at the Pig in a Pancake the hotel manager called me and told me that they didn't have enough room to have us for the review.  So we had to drive back get our things and give back the key.

The manager didn't give it a second thought if we were going to have to sleep in our car that night or not, stating that it wasn't his problem.  Frantic we had no idea what to do next. Thinking maybe the Chamber might be able to help we gave them a call and Jeff went to bat for us, helping us look as well.  I called the Ocean Lodge to see if they could get us in that night instead of Friday. Without even giving it a second thought when I told them what had happened they said "Kingstongirl we are ready for you right now!" 

So we headed over to the Ocean Lodge, finding the crown jewel of the Oregon coast. This was the kind of place that I had only dreamed about.  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 will feel and see just the most subtle hints of a 1940's beach resort.

The fun history of New meets Old time charm, they knew that this location that now is where the ocean lodge sits proudly as if it has been there from the very beginning of Cannon beach, was  a once in a life time opportunity to build this lodge they wanted to create a place that was going to be  something that their children and grandchildren generations from now could be proud of. They hired Raven Architecture of Seattle to help them create a lodge with the ambiance that it has so captured the old meets new feeling. 

When we got checked into the room what we felt was so over joyed with all the things that our cottage had to offer. We couldn't ask for more, excellent and so immaculate. a front porch with an peak a boo view of the beach. 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 wonderful to sit and gaze 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! All the while we enjoyed all of that at a perfect table for 2! ( although it is set up with 4 chairs) 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. The staff are hospitable and very helpful always informative and so friendly.

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. 
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! :)