Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A wonderful time at the Tolovana.

I have to say that I feel like I am coming home when I make that last turn from Seaside to Cannon Beach, then out for the right I see them the Haystack rocks, as if they are standing guard and protecting the beach.  Welcoming me in their own way home.

Whenever I get asked to come back here I just jump to the chance. One day I hope I will be able to call this place home or at least have a vacation house to spend long summer days playing on the beach, winter nights around a crackling fire with a nice glass of wine and a cozy chair reading a great book as I watch a wonderful winter storm filled with pounding rain, lightning and thunder with the waves crashing hard against the sand.

This time we would be staying at Tolovana Inn, I was so excited to come here. For a year now I have wanted to work on getting some time to spend here. This time I was able to bring my Mom. We always have a great time together, and for all the things she has done for me it makes me feel good to bring her to be my Thelma to my Lousie! Bringing her to Cannon Beach is even more special the two of us have been coming down here for girls weekends for years.

From the time we pulled into the Tolovana and after we checked in and having a wonderful experience with the front desk staff, they were wonderful with answering questions that I had with where to eat, where to play and what is a not miss for new things going on in Cannon Beach.

The ladies at the front desk told us that Tolovana Inn is a Cannon Beach lodging tradition! That this is one of the bucket list places for you to check out and stay at in Cannon Beach.  We stayed in an ocean front spacious suites it gave us plenty of room to enjoy.

The amazing view from our private balcony allowed us to truly sit back and relax by the gas fireplace. Our room had an extra room that when we stay in the next time comes with a extra hotel room that is connected.

Mom and I sat and enjoyed our 360 degree view of the ocean from the entire hotel room. Our room had a full living room sofa sleeper and two lovely leather chairs, with the lovely photography of the ocean on the yellow walls. Wonderful blinds, throw pillows and lighting. a flat screen TV and the gas fireplace, was the room that we spent most of our time in with the front screen door open just a crack to listen to the waves from the balcony. the views are spectacular!
The Kitchen (yes ladies and Gents there is a full size Kitchen!!!)! Dishwasher, oven, mircowave, fridge, counter space, all the extras for you to feel like you were home away from home. All the way down to the salt and pepper shakers and the toaster!! There is a large dinning room table and so much space for your family. Mom and I enjoyed bringing our own food to cook and make for breakfast and our dinners. We loved all the comforts of home.
Another bonus is the family style table in the dinning area of the condo,
it was a great extra to this condo. Every single detail they thought of to make a family feel right at home. It is a nice way to enjoy a family meal, keeping the cost down of eating out and enjoying your view of the Haystack rocks.
The full bath was spacious, and had a tub, the only thing that would have been better is if the tub would have been a soaking tub, although most people don’t mind it if they have one or not it is truly one of my favorite things to have in a hotel room. They even fold the towels like you are on a cruise ship!!! Totally cute!
This condo had a bedroom, a fold out hide a bed. The Room that has a queen size bed with a TV & DVD player, two side tables and a dresser. All of these added items were a bonus to a nice room. Then we found out that another room can be unlocked and you can have the entire side to share with your family. A two bedroom, two bath, with a full size fold out couch. 
While you are there do enjoy the indoor sea water pool, spa and sauna. You don't even have to miss your daily workout in their onsite fitness center. Don’t want to work out? You can enjoy the short and easy walk to the beach access to stroll along miles of the perfectly beautiful Oregon coast. Wait till the tide goes out and at the base of the haystack rock where you can explore the many tide pools While we sat on the beach making smofly a kite. Play a round of golf at a nearby course or visit the unique restaurants, galleries and shops of Cannon Beach.
This has to be the best place for me on the Oregon coast, experience the pure luxury of Tolovana Inn, a favorite among Cannon Beach lovers. All the treasures the community of Cannon Beach offers is in a nutshell you don't have to look any further to find the complete package at Tolovana. We loved our stay so much that we stayed two nights, paying for the second night. This is the first time I have ever done this. 

This truly was one of the best times I have had with my Mom and now that we are starting a family of our own, going here with my parents and the kids will be something we will look forward to doing our summer trip to the beach here as a family in this condo!! 

Monday, June 13, 2011

Welcomed back to the Inn at the four winds!

I was asked to come back to the beautiful  Inn at the Four Winds, "Hub's" and I were here last fall and now my mama and I were back!  The Inn is located just a short walk of only 9 blocks from downtown Seaside, the Prom escorts you to the center of the action.

Our only agenda was to relax and enjoy the landscape that Seaside has for you to watch.. The sunshine came out  for our trip and the water looked like sparkles that were dancing on the water, for me and my mom the best way to pass the time was on our very own and private balcony, being able to spend time with my mom and enjoying the sea glass colors of the ocean and watching the sun light sparkle and dance on the waves, along with a nice glass of wine and a beautiful sunset,  it was a perfect time for our  girls weekend. You do not even need to leave your room, with a small kitchenette, all your needs can be met right there, with onsite warm cookies, coffee, popcorn and a wonderful movie selection why would you need to leave, plus the front desk helps you find places that are delivered to your hotel room door! 
The gas fireplace was going, movie playing on the TV,  a wonderful bubble bath, mom and I were able to change our nail polish, catch up on girl talk, laugh, cry and do all the fun things that we are able to enjoy for a girls weekend.  I love that we can have a nice and relaxing weekend it was a nice to just de- stress. 

I'm already planning on going back to the Inn for a girlfriends weekend, I can not wait to share this amazing place with all of them. This is a place to come rest and relax to take some time just for you. Remember to make sure that you do not smoke or have pets with you. This is a property that you can't do either of these things and in a way this is a blessing because you don't have to think of anything else besides yourself or the smoke of someone that is staying under you creeping up thru the floor. This way you can really smell the sea air.
This is a perfect place to enjoy some much needed family time as well. Tell them at the Inn at the four winds that Kingstongirl sent you! Also they have different properties for you to check out and rent as well. So you can bring the entire family if you want to!