3 Reasons to Celebrate the Holiday Season in Cannon Beach

Give your loved ones an unforgettable and unbeatable gift this holiday season and celebrate the season at the Tolovana Inn on Cannon Beach. Our spacious oceanfront accommodations present the perfect opportunity to let all of your worries melt away so that you can focus on what really matters: spending quality time with family and friends. Luckily for you, there are several benefits to spending the holidays at our Oregon Coast resort. 

1. Take Advantage of Our Cannon Beach Holiday Special Offers

We have great news for you and anyone else who loves our Cannon Beach hotel. Make huge savings on your holiday retreat to the Tolovana Inn with our assortment of special packages. You can even invite family members or friends to join your seasonal getaway to our Oregon coast resort and give them a holiday gift card. You’re sure to fall in love with the stunning natural scenery and tranquility that envelops the Pacific Northwest Coastline and share that joy with family and friends. 

2. Indulge in a Stress-Free Seasonal Getaway

During the colder months, Cannon Beach becomes the perfect place for a serene seasonal vacation. Spend your holiday relaxing at our Oregon Beach resort. There’s no need to worry about meal planning, putting up decorations, or cleaning the house. When you’re not hosting for the holidays, you’ll have a lot more time to bond with loved ones. There are fewer crowds, beautiful sunsets, and plenty of exciting area activities near our Cannon Beach resort during the holiday season.   

3. Holiday Events & Other Winter Oregon Coast Activities

If you love engaging in community holiday festivities, you’re in luck. Throughout December, you can enjoy the Haystack Holidays with its myriad scheduled events and go on a Cannon Beach shopping spree. Bask in the glow of the beautiful Christmas lights, soak in the splendor of a stunning sunset, and enjoy all of the exciting things to do in Cannon Beach in winter.

Celebrate the Season at our Cannon Beach Hotel

Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable holiday season at the Tolovana Inn. Our spacious accommodations are the perfect place to enjoy spectacular ocean views, join in the local festivities, and bond with friends and family. To learn more about our special seasonal offers or make a reservation, please give us a call at 1-800-333-8890. Our resourceful staff is happy to help.

 

 

Interesting Experiences for your Cannon Beach “to-do” List

 

A stay in Cannon Beach, Oregon is a treat in itself, but nearby, you’ll find plenty of unique experiences you should consider adding to your “Cannon Beach to-do” list.   It might mean adding a day or two to your stay at Tolovana Inn, but you’ll be glad you did!

Unique Adventures Nearby Cannon Beach

Book your stay at Tolovana Inn, then make plans to enjoy one or more of these unique experiences. From cooking and fine dining to outdoor adventure, above all, you’ll create memories!

  • Oregon Coast Scenic RailroadThe Oregon Coast Scenic Railroad offers train rides pulled by historic steam or diesel engines. You’ll feel like you stepped back in time when you enjoy this fun, scenic and informative train ride.  The popular coastal excursion provides a 90-minute round trip between Rockaway Beach and the fishing village of Garibaldi.  It’s an experience all ages will enjoy.  The Rockaway station is just 25 miles south of Tolovana Inn.  You can purchase your tickets online.
  • Kayak Tillamook provides guided kayak adventures along seven north coast estuaries, including Nehalem Bay.  The beautiful bay lies just 15 miles south of Cannon Beach.   You are likely to see anything from eagles to elk.  On the bay, you’ll see evidence of shrimp, clams, and oysters.  This waterway is part of the Pacific Flyway, therefore birdwatching in this natural habitat is outstanding.  This trip is suitable for most people because little experience is required for this kayaking adventure.
  • Garibaldi Charters. Start here to research your options for bay or ocean fishing. Garibaldi Charters is located on the waterfront in the seaside town  Garibaldi, about 40 minutes south of Cannon Beach.  Groups or individuals can book deep sea fishing trips for halibut, lingcod, salmon, or tuna. Depending on the seasons, you can book crabbing or clamming adventures.  With four vessels, each led by seasoned captains and experienced deckhands, you’ll find the right trip and probably bring home something fresh for dinner, too.

In the Center of Cannon Beach

  • EVOO Cannon Beach Cooking School—Fans of popular cooking shows or just those who love great food, should make plans to attend an EVOO Dining Show Experience.   Picture yourself among a small group of guests gathered around the chef’s open kitchen bar.  Three mouthwatering entrees will be prepared and presented by the chefs, along with ideally paired wines.  After that, a remarkable dessert will follow. Reservations are required for what is sure to be a memorable event.

Stay at Tolovana Inn

Whatever you do during your visit to Cannon Beach, head back to the spacious comfort of your Tolovana Inn room or suite where you can relax and recap the highlights of your day. Each studio and suite comes with all the comforts of home, including a fully equipped kitchen, private balcony, fireplace, and living room.    You can also splash in the indoor saltwater pool and spa, or enjoy a workout in our fitness center.

Call 503-436-2211 to learn more about booking your accommodation or how to save on your stay.

 

 

Oregon Coast Scenery Provides Backdrop for New Disney Animated Film

When you see “Far from the Tree,” a new Disney animated short film, you might notice the scenery looks familiar.

The film’s backdrop resembles the Oregon coast. Offshore, you’ll even see an animated image of Cannon Beach’s iconic Haystack Rock.

That’s because the seven-minute film was written and directed by Natali

e Nourigat, who grew up in Portland.  In creating the film, she drew inspiration from her own recollection of childhood visits to the Oregon coast.

In an interview with NPR’s “All Things Considered,” Nourigat, said “Far From the Tree” was “based on something really personal.  She recalled, “growing up in Oregon, going to the beach with my family and how special it was just to all be together.”

The story centers upon a parent and child raccoon who venture from their forest

home to explore a Pacific Northwest shoreline filled with new and engaging sights, smells, and sounds.

The child raccoon joyfully explores the beach, from tidepools and seashells to puffins and seagulls. Yet, while the child raccoon romps, the parent warns of the dangers amid the beauty.

After the shared adventures, including clam digging, the two return to their home in the woods. They reflect on the shared day over a treasured seashell brought home as a souvenir.

In that way, the story mirrors how so many people wind down after a memorable visit to the magical Oregon coast.

The charming film ends with a dedication  “to parents everywhere who are doing their very best….thank you.“

You can enjoy the film now in theatres or streaming on Disney+.

You can enjoy the Oregon coast and Haystack Rock in person anytime, especially from an oceanfront room at Tolovana Inn.

Tee Off at the Best Oregon Coast Golf Course

Located right on the sandy shoreline, Tolovana Inn is the perfect Cannon Beach hotel for your next Pacific Northwest beach getaway. There is no shortage of fun activities to enjoy on the beach or wildlife and nature to explore. If you’re looking for something that lets you relax while soaking in the sunshine, make the drive to one of the nearby Oregon Coast golf courses.

The Top Golf Courses near Cannon Beach

Whether you are new to the sport or someone who picks up a club any chance they get, there is a golf course nearby Tolovana Inn that matches your skill level.

Seaside Golf Course

Opened in 1923, Seaside Golf Course has been a favorite of visitors and locals alike for years. This nine-hole public course sits on 125 Oregon coast picturesque acres. This is a great golf option for those vacationing with children.

Lewis & Clark Public Golf Course

This unique course, featuring beautiful scenery and challenging holes, is a must for anyone looking to play a round during their vacation. Play your way through this nine-hole, par 36 course. If you didn’t bring your clubs, don’t worry; there are club rentals available.

Highlands Golf Club

Make the quick trip to historic Gearhart and play your way through this course overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Golfers of all skill levels will enjoy playing nine or 18 holes. Lessons are available for those looking to improve their game.

Manzanita Links

If you are looking for a quick game, hit up Manzanita Links, just a short 20-minute drive away from Cannon Beach. The nine-hole course is carved into the rolling hills, so you’ll be able to take in the beautiful scenery while playing.

Gearhart Golf Links

Play what many consider to be the older course in Oregon. Gearhart Golf Links started in the late 1880s and has attracted golfers of all skill levels ever since. This public 18-hole links course is open 365 days a year.

Breath in the Ocean Air during a Cannon Beach Getaway

If you’re ready to recharge your batteries from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, book your stay at Tolovana Inn. Our oceanfront resort in Cannon Beach is the perfect escape. We are close to all the activities and attractions you need to make the most out of your Oregon vacation, including golf courses, art galleries, hiking trails, and more. After a day full of adventure, relax in your cozy accommodation. We offer a range of room options, so you can find one that fits your needs best. Learn more about our Oregon oceanfront hotel or special packages by calling 503-436-2211.

Plan a Girls Trip to Cannon Beach

A few days spent on a Girls Trip to Tolovana Inn in Cannon Beach with your favorite females will leave you feeling refreshed and relaxed.

Cannon Beach businesses are making plans to host the annual Fall WOW-Women Only Weekend Festival providing extra incentives to enjoy Oregon’s favorite coastal getaway.

But you don’t have to wait.

That’s because Cannon Beach is an ideal destination to share with moms, sisters, cousins, and friends.  A little over an hour west of Portland, Cannon Beach charms year-round.  The town is filled with distinctive galleries and unique boutiques, brewpubs, and bistros.  Wide-open beaches are ideal for strolling.  And from an oceanfront room at Tolovana Inn, you’ll experience magical sunsets, lulled by the sound of rolling waves.

Here are four reasons to schedule a girls-only trip to Cannon Beach:

1. You’ll feel connected. As we get busier, finding time to spend with your friends can get tougher. Therefore, setting aside a few days at the beach allows you to get caught up with the people who nurture you.  You’ll have time to reflect on life changes and shared challenges.

2. You’ll relax. A weekend without responsibilities gives your brain a break. In other words, you can clear your mind, de-stress and come back refreshed. Researchers have proven that when women spend time together, notable increases in oxytocin and serotine occur, providing increased feelings of safety and relaxation.  About all, that’s good for your emotional health.

3. You’ll laugh out loud. Whether starting stories beginning “Remember when…?” or discussing your latest, favorite Netflix show, at some point your stomach will ache in a good way.  In other words, you are likely to laugh until it hurts.  That’s a way to feel better.

4. You’ll make new memories. Without worrying if your spouse or kids will be entertained, you can break out of your comfort zone.  For instance, you can explore new activities and experiences and sample new foods or drinks.

Enjoy your Girls Getaway at Our Cannon Beach Resort

Tolovana Inn is the perfect place to stay, located just a little over an hour from Portland.  To learn more about our best rates and or availability, please call 1-503-436-2211.

The hardest part of scheduling a girls’ trip could be selecting a time to getaway. With work, school, family, and commitments, you may be looking months ahead.  That’s ok.  Just get it on your calendar.

In closing, you can be assured that a stay at Tolovana Inn with your girl pack will provide a proven mental and emotional boost.

Visit the Best Oregon Coast Breweries in Cannon Beach

Brew Pubs in Cannon BeachWind down with a craft beer from an Oregon Coast brewery after an exciting day’s adventure around Tolovana Inn. Delight in exciting tastes or fall back on your favorite brews; whatever you’re in the mood for, you’re sure to find it at a fantastic Cannon Beach brewery. If you time it right, you might even catch a spectacular sunset from an outdoor patio while sipping on a refreshing craft beer. 

Delightful Oregon Coast Breweries You Won’t Want to Miss.

Create lifelong memories with loved ones at a brewery near our Cannon Beach hotel. Most of these establishments cultivate a relaxed atmosphere, welcoming locals and travelers alike. Spice up your outing by bringing your favorite board or card game to an Oregon Coast brewery before adjourning to your Cannon Beach lodging. 

Bill’s Tavern & Brew House

If you’re after an authentic tavern experience, head to Bill’s Tavern & Brew House. They boast the best craft beer and Halibut fish and chips but don’t just take our word for it; you can be the ultimate judge of that! Stop in for a flight or order your go-to brew. Regardless of what you choose, you can’t go wrong at this fantastic Oregon Coast brewery.

Pelican Brewing Company

Pelican Brewing Company has been brewing unique craft beer for over 25 years. They feature a core, year-round selection that includes red ales, pale ales, pilsners, IPAs, and stouts while maintaining a rotating menu of seasonal specials. Delight in a bite to eat and a crisp brew at their warm and welcoming Cannon Beach location. 

Public Coast Brewing Co.

Proudly boasting their origins—“born & brewed in Cannon Beach”—Public Coast Brewing Co. is the place to go for an authentic local craft beer. Sip on their assortment of ales or relish their refreshing IPAs. They also produce their own home-made beer, which will surely sate any sweet tooth. 

Begin Planning Your Ideal Getaway at Tolovana Inn

Our Cannon Beach resort provides the perfect place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Relax in our oceanfront accommodations, immerse yourself in nature on an area adventure, and spend quality time with loved ones at an excellent nearby Oregon Coast brewery. To learn more about our special packages and availability, please give us a call at 1-503-436-2211.

 

Zoom from your Room: Work and Learn at Tolovana Inn

This fall, Zoom from a beachfront room at Tolovana Inn in Cannon Beach.

With free internet throughout the resort, you can make Tolovana Inn your virtual office or coastal classroom.  Then, when the work is complete,  experience ‘hands-on” learning and outdoor recreation at Oregon’s favorite beach destination.

Indoor Learning:  Special Resources

The Cannon Beach Historical Society and Museum website provides great content to enlighten you about the area.   First, start with a fun, interactive online quiz that will test your knowledge of local lore.

Secondly, you can learn about the three cannons of Cannon Beach.  The first cannon, which inspired the name of the town, washed ashore in 1898.  The cannon was part of the armament of the USS Shark which sank in high seas.  Two more cannons, from the same schooner, were discovered on the coast in 2008.

Thirdly, check out old photos online of popular historical sites around town.   From Bill’s Tavern to the original Osburns’ Grocery sites, you’ll recognize many locations.  The old Warren Hotel site built by homesteaders in 1911 is where Tolovana Inn sits today.  After you’ve done some research, venture out to see some of the notable sites.

Clear your mind with a fresh air stroll 

When your work is done, there’s not a better way to clear your mind than with a walk in the fresh, clean air of nearby forest trails.  You can experience the natural beauty found along the favorite walking and hiking trails through lush rain forests and giant Sitka spruce groves.

Of course, there’s always the allure of the wide sandy beaches just out your door. Cannon Beach offers miles of uninterrupted beach to explore.  And along the magnificent shoreline, tidepools present their own kind of magic.

Discover the magic of tidepools

Optimum viewing of coastal tidepools is an hour before low tide. There, you’ll discover many colorful and strange creatures as the tide recedes.  This unique environment reveals bright sea stars clinging to rocks. Green anemones lay open like flowers at the bottom of pools. Look carefully and you’ll see crabs, fish, snails, limpets, coral, sponge, and colorful sea slugs.    

Review the Cannon Beach tide tables here.

Book Today

In a year like no other, make great memories with an Autumn getaway to Tolovana Inn.  With full kitchens, private beachfront balconies, fireplaces, and a sparkling indoor saltwater pool, you can get your work done and then relax in comfort.

 Book your stay today.

 

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Whale Watching in Cannon Beach, Oregon

Whale Watching in Cannon Beach happens twice a year, in winter and spring. 

In the winter, the mighty mammals pass along the shoreline, heading from Alaska waterways to the lagoons of Baja California where mamma whales fatten up and welcome their newborns. About 20,000 are expected to pass during the last week of December. The whales will swim back up the coast starting in the spring.

The Oregon State Parks’ Whale Watching Spoken Here® program places trained volunteers at sites along the coast including nearby Ecola State Park, during the week December 27-31.  With binoculars, you can also watch for whales from beachfront balconies at Tolovana Inn. Getting up to look out over the horizon is critical.

Whale watching tips

Whales are spotted when they rise to the surface and spout a plume of mist and vapor that can reach up to 15 feet in the air. Calm days are best for whale watching, as the spout can linger in the air for up to five seconds when there is little wind. Seas without white-capped waves make whale spotting easier. And, early daylight from a low angle that illuminates the lingering spout also helps. With your binoculars, keep an eye out for a spout. Once you have it spotted, just raise your binoculars to where it was and keep looking.  

Whales typically spout three to five times, about 15-30 seconds apart, before making a deep dive of up to six minutes long.

Once spotted, keep their direction of travel in mind. Then, you will have it down in no time.  

Tolovana Inn is a favorite destination for families at any time of year. Just a few easy steps to the sand,  roomy oceanfront suites feature cozy fireplaces and private balconies with amazing views. The indoor saltwater pool is always inviting, along with the sauna or spa.

 

 

EV Chargers at Tolovana Inn in Cannon Beach

Tolovana EV charging station

EV and Tesla fueling stations

Tolovana Inn has expanded its electric vehicle charging stations.

Tolovana Inn just added four Level II chargers that accommodate all electric vehicle.  Four Tesla-only chargers were installed in 2018.

Oregon is a leader in creating a strong network of charging stations for electric vehicles, and Tolovana Inn is pleased to expand its roll in that system.

It’s important that EV drivers have convenient access and confidence when traveling to Cannon Beach and all along the Oregon coast, says property manager Paul Beatty.

“It’s important that EV drivers have convenient access and confidence when traveling to Cannon Beach and all along the Oregon coast”

EV’s continue to grow in popularity. These expanded charging stations are another great amenity for guests staying at Tolovana Inn.  Guests can charge for a few hours or overnight then continue their travels.

Test Drive an EV: BMW, Nissan, Chevy & more

From luxury to economy, hatchbacks to SUVs, there are increasing styles of plug-in electric vehicles.  While dozens of options are available to Oregon consumers today, automakers anticipate introducing even more models in the coming years.

Ever driven an EV?  If you’re interested, book a test drive of several popular models with at Forth. Forth is America’s first-ever electric vehicle showcase in downtown Portland.  It’s open weekdays from 10 AM to 4 PM.  See what it is like to be behind the wheel of a BMi3 REx, Chevy bolt or Nissan Leaf or Honda Clarity.  Experts there will answer all your questions.

Tolovana Inn is happy to support the green movement now and as it continues to increase in the future.

 

 

For Love of Mom, food & Fat Bikes

The sun is shining in Cannon Beach. Come make memories in May, oceanfront at Tolovana Inn.

Spend some time with the miracle-worker who loves you more than anything in the world. Reserve an oceanfront room or suite and just watch Mom relax. Or purchase a gift certificate for a later stay. She won’t say so, but you’ll be her favorite. Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 12.

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No. Coast Culinary Arts Fest

North Coast Culinary Arts Festival, May 10-12

Celebrate the original fine “foodie,” Oregon’s James Beard, during a weekend of culinary arts events crafted to benefit the Seaside High School Culinary Arts program. For instance, you can choose to attend any of 14 workshops around Cannon Beach. Like, classes from food and beverage pairs to a course on foraging. Learn more!


Fat Bikes

Fat Bike Festival May 17-19

Join in a sunset beach ride, a longer Saturday ride to Hug Point, and a poker ride/scavenger hunt around town. Or, on Friday night, join in the huge full moon bonfire next door at Tolovana State Park, with Fat Bike games and activities  Fat Bikes will be available for demo.  Find out more.

The extended forecast calls for many sunny days and evening cool downs ideal for beach bon fires.

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