My Oregon Coast Backyard Blog

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 offers: If you're heading from Portland on Highway 26 to the coast, stop by Baker's General Store and Bakery for some morning refreshment and ba...

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 Sanitizer is available at the front door and front desk    We have disposable masks for our guests Staff is all wearing masks Extra cleaning in the lobby area all throughout the day & evening Thorough cleaning of all touch point surfaces One person per party at check-in Stay over service is modified: ...

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 from Seattle and 6.5 hours from Vancouver, Canada. You can make a last minute plan to come visit us! There are currently no active restrictions on travel in the US, so consider a trip to the North Oregon Coast. Keeping our hotels clean and safe Our cleaning products are all f...

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 for guests 18+ with full breakfast. Enjoy our outdoor fire pit. Inn at Haystack Rock: A few blocks from town,...

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 includes the former Blue Gull Inn property) and a few blocks from downtown. Inn at the Prom in Seaside, is directly facing the Promenade and the beach and The Gilbert Inn is a historic, Victorian qhotel with full, com...

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.    Take it easy: Sleep in, beach comb, or explore art galleries and tax free shopping. Visit Haystack Rock, enjoy a drive along the coastline, see a movie at the Tim...