Grey Whales On the Move!
Each year from December to mid-January, gray whales swim 6,000 miles down the Pacific coast to reach their breeding grounds and calving lagoons near the Baja peninsula. Visitors to the Oregon coast will have the opportunity to glimpse some of the estimated 20,000 gray whales traveling south from Alaska to their final destination off the coast of Baja, Mexico. One of the best vantage points is Ecola State Park.
Volunteers from the “Whale Watching Spoken Here” program will be stationed at Ecola State Park and 23 other sites along the Oregon coast until December 31st. From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day, they’ll offer whale watching tips and facts about the animals.
Winter Storms Put On a Breathtaking Show!
From your Tolovana Inn balcony and guest suite, it’s a good time to cozy up by the fire, sip on a cup of hot cocoa and watch, as the Pacific Ocean rushes in and crashes the shore. Book your guest suite at Tolovana Inn and get ready for a truly awesome adventure on at Cannon Beach this winter.
Though the weather may indeed be foul, there are few things more beautiful than a storm-front rolling in over the Pacific Ocean. As the wind howls, the waves crash, and ominous clouds fill the sky, it’s time to sit back and watch Mother Nature’s show play out.
A great place to view Pacific storms from a distance is along the road as you travel up Neahkahnie Mountain. Ecola State Park also offers the best view of the decommissioned Tillamook Rock lighthouse, nicknamed ‘Terrible Tilly’.
Winter is for Romance on the Oregon Coast
Create your own Romantic Getaway. Blend together a stunning wintry sunset, with a hand-holding walk on the beach, throw in a full day of exploring shops and unique galleries, and finish with a bottle of bubbly and a cozy 2-night stay in a spacious Tolovana Inn suite! Call and book your next getaway today!
SAVOR Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival, March 8-11
Taste Some of the Northwest’s Finest Wines in One of the World’s Most Beautiful Places
Highlighting Northwest wines and regional cuisine, the Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival offers a four-day lineup of wine, culinary and arts events, March 8-11, in one of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular destinations: Cannon Beach. A series of festival events focus on specific themes that showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine while the town’s restaurants, galleries and shops feature a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and cultural events.
Most of the wine tasting events are intimate and are limited to less than 150 participants, though the largest event of the festival, the Saturday Wine Walk, accommodates several hundred wine tasters who can visit approximately 40 Northwest wineries pouring tastings at Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants, hotels, and retail shops, all within easy walking distance in this compact beach community. Participating wineries represent many of the wine growing regions in Oregon and Washington.
Individual tickets to festival events and a full Festival Pass good for admission to all festival tasting events are available now. Advance purchase is recommended, as events are limited in size and have sold out in past years.
Tolovana Inn is a proud Sponsor of Savor Cannon Beach. Remember to book your guestroom early!
For additional information, call (503) 717-1122 or visit www.savorcannonbeach.com.