February 25, 2021

Spring Coast Adventure

Spring is such a special time of year in Oregon. Flowers are blooming, the sun is shining more, and people are itching to get out and explore.

Here is some inspiration for your next trip to the Northern Oregon Coast. Please check with businesses in advance to check on their hours etc... especially with Covid guidelines changing.


Good ol' fashioned fun: Young at heart, or traveling with young kids? Visit the View More

January 18, 2021

A little gem: the town of Jewell, on the way to Seaside & Cannon Beach, Oregon

Do you ever wonder what's off the beaten path in those beautiful evergreen forests on the way to the Oregon Coast?

Enjoy a fun outdoor adventure this winter on your way from the Portland area and to Seaside, Cannon Beach, or Astoria. 

Here is a mini winter itinerary that will help you appreciate the beauty that Oregon off...

October 07, 2020

Rainy day ideas for the North Oregon Coast

It's raining, what should we do? Where do we go? As soon as fall comes, we find ourselves asking these questions. Luckily there is still plenty to do when visiting the north Oregon Coast. First on your list should be warming up in our bathrobes by our fireplaces and in our jacuzzi tubs. Storm watching from the safety of indoors can be awfully exciting. If you need some ideas to get yourself out and about in town, here are some starting with Seaside, and continui...

August 22, 2020

Romantic Getaway mini itinerary

Be inspired!

Mini Romance Itinerary

Day 1

Check-in, get settled. *Pro tip: call ahead and have a Romance Package scheduled. You'll win major points! If the weather allows, take a sunset walk on the beach or explore the local art galleries...

May 30, 2020

Virus Update: Haystack Lodging's Cleanliness Procedures & More

Steps we are taking to keep us all healthy:
  • New: Mobile Check-in is available, so you can limit any person to person contact and save some time upon arrival
  • Hand San...
April 29, 2020

Summer on the north Oregon Coast

It is time to get out and explore! We all need rejuvenation and the outdoors and ocean are perfect for this.

Below are some Summer Fun ideas to inspire you on your next trip to Seaside or Cannon Beach, Oregon.

March 19, 2020

Corona Virus & our Cancellation Policy

Please take care of yourselves. If you have plans to stay with us, but the virus has interrupted your plans, please call us and let us know.

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March 09, 2020

Corona Virus and Travel

Corona Virus and Travel

The corona virus has impacted us in many ways. Many people are cancelling travel plans, or are simply not booking far in advance.  Thankfully we are a short 1.5 drive from Portland, 3.5 drive ...

September 10, 2019

Fall in Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon

Just because the rain has started, school is in session and soccer games are in full force doesn't mean that we all have to go back to early bedtimes and that we have to stop adventuring and exploring. What do you love about fall? I love the arts events in Cannon Beach. I love warming up by the fireplace, storm watching, walking on fallen leaves and eating pumpkin muffins.

August 03, 2019

Summer Bucket List for the Northern Oregon Coast

The summer heat is finally here! Come to the northern Oregon coast to escape the heat and check some of these things off your summer bucket list.


Take a look at our hotel websites, book a stay with us and enjoy exploring.

Inn at the Prom: beachfront inn, rooms with kitchens, jetted tubs and fireplaces. Outdoor fire pit.

Gilbert Inn: Historic, Victorian, boutique inn ...

June 12, 2019

Summer events in Cannon Beach and Seaside, Oregon

Summer is here! The sun is out, school is out, and you may be showing signs of wanderlust (a strong desire to travel). It’s time to create your summer bucket list, and of course ‘The Oregon Coast’ needs to be on there. Several events in Seaside and Cannon Beach, Oregon should be on your list as well. Take a look at our hotel websites, ...

April 29, 2019

Top 5 Spring events in Cannon Beach & Seaside, Oregon

This beautiful weather has us wanting to get out and about. Here are some local Cannon beach and Seaside events to help you enjoy your next beach trip.

As always, find your accommodations here with us. Inn at Haystack Rock is a few minutes from the beach in Cannon Beach (this also inc...

Spring is coming! Plan to come to the beach.
March 14, 2019

Spring is coming! Plan to come to the beach.

Hopefully all of the strange late season snow flurries and snow storms are behind us and we can begin to enjoy daffodils, tulips and some sunshine!


Here are some ideas of things to do in Cannon Beach or in Seaside during Spring Break.

These are organized by your traveler type or the goal of your vacation. <...

Family Friendly Summer Events in Seaside, Oregon
February 27, 2019

Family Friendly Summer Events in Seaside, Oregon

This warm weather is reminding us that Summer is just around the corner! Make sure you have a week or weekend trip planned to make some memories in Seaside, Oregon.  Below are some popular coastal events to help you start planning a trip.

Cannon Beach Sandcastle Contest, June 9th:

This event is in Cannon Beach, just a few minutes from Seaside. Enjoy the 54th annual sandcastle building and judging followed by live music and a bonfire in th...

Spring Break itinerary for Cannon Beach & Seaside, Oregon
February 27, 2019

Spring Break itinerary for Cannon Beach & Seaside, Oregon

Spring Break for many students is coming up; contact us soon to reserve your stay!

Here is a sample 3 day, 3 night itinerary to give you some ideas for your Spring Break stay (or any upcoming visit!) Each day is a perfect blend of fun and may include some outdoor activities, beach fun, history, wildlife and family entertainment.

Check out our rainy day blog i...

Summer Beach Bucket List
February 27, 2019

Summer Beach Bucket List


Hopefully it includes a few of these ideas:

  • Watch a Sunset on the beach
  • Go on a hike
  • Walk the Prom
  • Rent a kayak
  • Buy more taffy than you can eat
  • Go to Painted Rock Beach
  • Rent a Stand up Paddle Board
  • Roast S’mores on the beach
  • Make a sandcastle
  • See some shipwrecked treasure
  • <...