Thursday, January 20, 2011

the Salishan Lodge & Golf Resort

Our stay at the Salishan Lodge & Golf Resort was a romantic getaway. A great way for me to spend the day in the spa while the “Hub’s” played his game of Golf.  Then having a wonderful dinner at the onsite places to eat and shop at were the icing on the cake.  
The front desk was very helpful and cordial to us at check in, we were greeted by name and we found that the staff was tremendously generous added a great, personal touch to our stay with them putting a basket of goodies in our room, I have to say that is what always makes me feel a little extra special.  They even upgraded us to a wonderful & beautiful deluxe room on the side of the property, that has a great view of the bay. Having just done a complete remodel,  now all of the rooms have a flat screen TV.  The Bathroom was my favorite part of the entire suite because of the rich decor and the marble tile walls and floors, and a granite counter, the fireplace out in the family room was a nice addition. Being able to feel like you are staying in a studio flat, with Wifi, kitchen table for two, a fold out couch and two big oversized chairs perfect to do some reading time to get lost in your little world. My other favorite thing about our room was the lovely rockers for you to sit out in like did as we sat out there with our glass of wine and watched the sunset over the beautiful golf course & the view of the ocean. It was so stunning. The rich greens and gold tones took your breathe away. Truly one of the best sunsets I have seen in my life time. 
 The Salishan Spa continues to be an indulgent, luxurious, and a beautiful experience,  Adjacent to the resort part of the property they have a complex the most sought after part of this complex is the spa. It shows off the amazing views of the  Siletz Bay, the spa is located in this location is the perfect  marriage to provide a tranquil escape. They want you to relax, rejuvenate and revitalize your mind, body, and spirit.  “Hub’s” and I enjoyed the co-ed whirlpool,  wet and dry saunas, rain showers.
We also enjoyed the above and beyond place to eat, 
The food at both the main dining room and through room service are excellent. The service at the bar is wonderful as well, the more casual restaurant was just as wonderful and you could go their dressed down.  
Activities in house are amazing, you never even have to leave the resort. For the outdoor lovers you can enjoy the Outdoor Recreation Center With a Bocce ball, half court basketball, beach volley ball, and jungle gym there is something to do for everyone at the outdoor recreation area.
Not a great golfer but still love the game? Well you are in luck for you and your family you can do what “Hub’s” and I did and enjoy their Putting Course Perfect for some family fun or an after hours gentlemen's game. With the natural beauty of the golf course as the backdrop, par is attainable but fun is guaranteed.  Also fun things for you and your family to do that the resort hand pick activities that they knew would make all of their guests happy, Like their smores parties, BINGO, Putting competitions, sports games, children’s golf and even tennis clinics.  They even have a unique thing that they offer to their guests,
While I was there I checked out their event areas, because I am always looking for places to hold blogger events or Kingstongirl weekends, I would have to say that I would plan a weekend event here in a heartbeat. truly an excellent place to host business associates both during meetings as well as in a social environment. 
The 1/2 mile or so walk along the nature trail that leads to the beach is very nice--especially with “Your Fur babies” Our dogs loved the walking trail & the large pet room! One of my number one favorite things to “Hub’s” and I was the fact that you can stay in a deluxe suite and not feel like you are in a room that is pet friendly like so many are. Where they give you the worst room with all the worn out bedding, and the carpet you walk on feels wet because it is so dirty! This is not the case with this pet friendly room. 
For the golf lovers they command your respect hands down there isn’t much competition with this course, this course features 18 distinctive holes. The moment your cleats hit the course to the time you are walking off  after you finish your game you will be in awe of the spectacular scenery that surrounds you. This course will test all of your skills, from the front nine holes surrounded by old growth timber, to the back nine holes that pay tribute to origins of golf with links style play. 
Along with the Resort remodel at the same time they Redesigned the Golf course, designed by Oregon golf legend and PGA Professional Peter Jacobsen this par 71, course is open year round.
Having an onsite pro shop features state of the art equipment, the best in men and women’s sports wear, and a relaxing bar and grill. Another added treat is the onsite PGA Professional Mark Swift he will fit you with a set of rental clubs or fine tune your game with a lesson on their year round driving range or practice green!! 
I enjoyed the entire experience, although you are not directly on the beach. Where most of the resorts on the coast are, this is perfect to be off the beaten path, a mecca for the ones that love being outdoors or sports this is your safe haven. They even give us the views of the ocean from most of the hotel property. 
I look so forward to coming back and enjoying another relaxing and fun weekend. Never even having to leave the resort. For those of you that haven’t stayed here do yourself  a favor and book your trip soon!

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