Hotel Spotlight

An Oregon Retreat at the Edge of the World

by Berit Baugher
Headlands Sunset outside the hotel. All photos courtesy of Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa.

Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa
Pacific City, Oregon
Modern, $$$ (from $279)

If being one with nature is your vacation motto, look no further then Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa, an unpretentious oceanfront hotel on Oregon’s central coast. A short two-hour drive from Portland, the new lodge (construction began in November 2016) is stylish and modern, but also warm and charming. Set on the edge of a pristine stretch of land that is part of the Three Capes Scenic Route, there is plenty to see and do in the surrounding area – like hiking, bird watching, and digging for clams. On site, a wellness center with daily fitness classes and an ocean-to-table restaurant make this the ideal homebase for anyone looking to rest and recharge in the Pacific Northwest.

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At a Glance

The Vibe: Contemporary coastal charm.

Standout Detail: Traditional hotel concierge service is knocked up a level with on-site adventure coaches, who are available to guests to help design one-of-a-kind stays that include free day trips or private paid excursions for fishing, surfing, dory boating, stand-up paddleboarding, bird watching, and more.

This Place Is Perfect For: Adventurous travelers, groups of friends, or families looking for a place to stay while exploring Oregon’s stunning coastline.

Rooms: There are 33 Oceanfront Lodge rooms and eighteen two- and three-bedroom Oceanfront Cottages, each with a private balcony or patio with views of the Pacific. All rooms have bike and surfboard racks, Oregon-hardwood floors, glass-wall showers, soaking tubs, custom Pendleton blankets, and snack pantries. Cottages have fully-equipped kitchens that can be stocked in advance, gas grills, and jetted indoor soaking tubs. Some rooms and cottages are dog-friendly.

On Site: A gym and spa offering group fitness classes, beauty treatments, a steam room, and an outdoor hot tub and fireplace overlooking the beach. Meeting and event spaces are also available for up to sixteen guests.

Food + Drink: Meridian, a casual, but elegant open-kitchen restaurant and bar with water views, serves Pacific Northwest-focused food made with ingredients from the ocean, local farms, and the owner’s own herb garden.

What to Do Nearby

The sky's the limit when it comes to experiencing nature at Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa. The hotel is surrounded by ocean, rivers, beaches, and trails. Based at the edge of Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, guests can do everything from digging for clams and tidepooling to surfing and horseback riding lessons. After a long day outside, visitors can retreat next door to the owner’s other business, Pelican Brewing Company, for sunset drinks with a prime view of the ginormous 235-foot Haystack Rock.  

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