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the inn at otter crest, otter rock oregon

There's no place like the Inn at Otter Crest. Here you will find an oceanfront resort hotel wth 35 acres of pristine forested and landscaped grounds, striking ocean views, nature trails, tide pools teeming with life and our own Otter Crest Beach with its ever-present Harbor Seals.

 

Our family friendly accommodations vary from single rooms to two-bedroom suites, all with private ocean view balconies and the sounds and scents of the ocean. The suites are complete with fireplaces, full kitchens and dining room tables - perfect for your family's vacation.

The Inn is nestled into an oceanside forest with acres of ancient trees, ferns, shrubs and native plants. Here you will find the best of Oregon's famous coastline with its spectacular rock formations, wild surf and pristine beaches.

 

While staying at the Inn you’ll find that many of the Oregon coast’s wonders are within walking distance. Every day our resident Harbor Seals perch on the rocks and can be viewed from many of our rooms as well as our front lawn. Whale watching at the Inn has become a popular year-around attraction since our part of the coast seems to have attracted several resident whales.

 

Harbor Seals

Trail to Beach

 

The Otter Crest tide pools are considered to be some of Oregon’s most prolific and are accessible at low tide every day. The Inn’s private stairway leads to the beach and tide pools. Otter Crest Beach is a popular place to pick up many colored pebbles and agates. A stroll southward from the stairs takes you past a small waterfall to the cave entrance of the Devil’s Punchbowl, a natural formation that can be entered at low tide.

 

Oceanfront Swimming Pool

Childrens Playground

 

Located on the Inn’s 35 acres is a landscaped children’s playground, an acre-sized grass lawn for yard games and events, a large heated outdoor swimming pool with adjoining Jacuzzi and two saunas, an outdoor tennis court, a picnic area with barbeques, and a nature preserve with ancient trees.

 

Old Growth Spruce

Nature Preserve

 

A 10 minute walk through our preserve takes you to Beverly Beach and the village of Otter Rock. Beverly Beach is a wide and pristine beach that extends from Otter Rock for 5 uninterrupted miles to the Yaquina Head light house. Surfers are present almost every day near the Otter Rock access. And it’s a great place to fly a kite.

 

Fun on Beverly Beach

Beverly Beach Treasures

 

Beverly Beach is thought to be one of the best places along the coast to pick up agates and fossils. About 15 million years ago many forms of shelled creatures were buried in the sandstone that is now exposed as cliffs along the beach. This winter an ancient stump washed in and lodged just below the Devil’s Punchbowl State Park. The snapshot shown here was taken in May. Another stump is on display at the Beverly Beach State Park about a mile south. It was carbon dated as being 4,200 years old.

 

Whale Watching

Ancient Stump

 

In Otter Rock is the Devil’s Punchbowl State Park with views into the Punchbowl, a collapsed sea cave. Whale watching is popular here and official whale watch stations are set up during the major whale migrations.

 

Flying Dutchman Fall Wine Grape Crush

Award Winning Wine

 

Otter Rock is home to the country’s western-most winery. Established in 1997 this small winery has gained national recognition for their unique method of fermenting their wines under the ocean’s salt spray. The Flying Dutchman Winery is open every day from 11 am to 6 pm during the summer months and 11 am to 5 pm the remainder of the year. Reservations for tours and barrel tasting can be made by calling 541-765-2553. See dutchmanwinery.com for more information.

 

Also in Otter Rock is an Oregon Coast icon, Mo’s Seafood Restaurant. Known for their chowder, Mo’s has been delighting seafood aficionados for many years.

 

Perhaps the most photographed attraction on the entire Oregon Coast is JoAnn’s 1934 Dodge Ice Cream and Espresso Truck. She, too, is an Otter Rock icon serving up lattes, espresso, ice cream and her ever present smile.

 

INN AT OTTER CREST 1-800-452-2101

 

www.innatottercrest.com/html/property_map.html

     

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Taken on November 25, 2012