Tolovana Inn Showcased as an Ideal Destination for Groups

All the things that make Cannon Beach an ideal destination for tourists also make it an ideal fit for groups and corporate gatherings, particularly in the off-season of October through May.

With new brew pubs, lots of dining options and dozens of notable galleries and shopping, there’s plenty for people to do in town year-round. 

Tolovana Inn, with ample meeting space and the largest number of guestrooms in Cannon Beach, is well-suited to many special events, as showcased in a recent Oregon Business Magazine article.

With 2,500 square feet of meeting space and a large adjacent foyer, Tolovana Inn offers flexible space that easily can host receptions up to 150 people, theater-seating up to 160, and dining for groups of 96.  More intimate gatherings can also be accommodated there. Additionally, a separate, executive board room comfortably seats 14.

Best of all, with its various lodging options, Tolovana Inn works out well for spouses and family members who want to attend and enjoy spacious, ocean-front rooms, balconies and fireplaces, all steps from the sand.

Why not plan a memorable event at Tolovana Inn in Cannon Beach?

Contact Maria Price, group sales director at Tolovana Inn, who can help you create a remarkable meeting or special event for your group.  503-477-0454.

Father’s Day: Spend time together

A walk with dad long the beach.

Father’s Day was established to honor all fathers, grandfathers, and father figures who have influenced your life.

Father’s Day is regularly observed on the third Sunday of June.  This year, it’s June 19, just about three weeks out.

Sure, you can send a card, buy him tools, gadgets or a new polo shirt, but you know that dad really wants is to spend time with you.

Why not surprise him with a trip to Cannon Beach and a stay in an ocean front room at Tolovana Inn?   Reserve your room today, or order gift certificates for a future stay.

Father’s day was first noted in June, 1910 in Spokane, Washington at the YMCA.  Sonora Smart Dodd told her pastor she thought fathers should have a day of recognition, like Mother’s did.   She was inspired by her own father who raised six children as a single parent.  Her pastor agreed as did his colleagues.  On the third Sunday in June 19, 1910, “sermons honoring fathers were presented throughout the city.”

Despite several initiatives, including merchant-driven efforts that were greeted with some cynicism, it took several decades for Father’s Day to be fully recognized.  President Lyndon B. Johnson issued the first presidential proclamation honoring fathers, in 1966,  designating the third Sunday in June as Father’s Day.    Six years later, the day was made a permanent national holiday when President Richard Nixon signed it into law in 1972.

History aside, father’s are critical and spending time with the men in your life who matter is a great tradition to uphold.

 

Memorial Day Forecast: Fun!

DSCF1322The forecast looks like fun in Cannon Beach for Memorial Day weekend!

Morning clouds are expected to burn off, with bright, afternoon highs in the 60’s. That’s perfect for strolling, playing in the sand,  hiking, biking and just hanging in Cannon Beach at Tolovana Inn, steps to Haystack Rock.

Cool evenings are perfect for beach bon fires and Tolovana Inn can provide firewood and S’Mores kits too.  With spacious ocean front suites and rooms, Tolovana Inn provides plenty of room for you and your family and friends to relax and have fun over the three day weekend.

On Friday night, you can take in a concert at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum.   Thistle & Rose, a group headed up by local favorite, Paul Dueber blends original acoustic and Americana favorite songs that will have you singing along and tapping your toes.    From Peter, Paul and Mary to Gordon Lightfoot and Paul Simon, its music that will take you back and make you smile!

According to Jon Broderick of Coast Weekend, “Dueber is a fine musician. He plays full, gentle chords on a warm, curvy Guild 12-string guitar that looks like an old friend. His contagious enthusiasm for honest music continues to spread.”

Seating is limPaul Dueberited for this intimate concert setting at the museum.  Tickets are available through the online.  $12 per adult; $2 for children.  Complimentary refreshments will be provided with all proceeds will help fund upcoming events at the History Center; including future concerts, lectures, exhibits, and field trips.

It’s not too late to make plans to for Memorial Day at  the coast.  Rooms are still available at Tolovana Inn for this weekend that kicks off the summer!

Stay for 4, pay for 3!

If you can break away this week, head to Tolovana Inn today for several, mostly sunny, 60 to 70 degree days.

Besides enjoying mostly clear skies, you’ll also have the best beaches and viewpoints nearly to yourself.

If you can’t quite get out the door that quickly, plan a visit Cannon Beach before May 19.  That’s because Tolovana Inn has a special promotion in place now, where you can stay for 4 nights and only pay for 3.

You’ll get a free night and an extra day to explore all the magic of the Oregon coast.

More time to hike or stroll the beaches or breathtaking Ecola Park. More time to appreciate the amazing art displayed in Cannon Beaches’ notable galleries. More time for to browse for fun and distinctive gifts at unique retailers.  And, an extra day to enjoy favorite ales and wines, fresh seafood or yummy sweet treats from your favorite purveyors.

Think what you can do with one more day to unwind.

Take advantage of this great deal today by calling our reservations staff at 1-800-333-8890.

The three great elemental sounds in nature are the sound of rain, the sound of wind, in a primeval wood, and the sound of outer ocean on a beach.   —Henry Beston.

Haystack rock

Sunny days ahead in Cannon Beach? Yes, please.

Sunny days are on tap for Thursday and Friday of this week in Cannon Beach.  With temps expected in the high 60’s, its will be a perfect time for a  midweek escape to Tolovana Inn, Oregon’s favorite beach resort.  From Tolovana Inn you are just steps away to the sand and the sanctuary of Haystack Rock.   

When the marine layer returns, there is still plenty to do including swimming in the sparkling indoor, salt-water pool, enjoying a relaxing soak in the spa,  goofing around at the beach or browsing the shops in dog-friendly Cannon Beach.   Call today to find out how you can enjoy a free night at Tolovana Inn.DSCF1423

 

Glorious! Sunny days on tap in Cannon Beach.

Ocean front view of B4 againGlorious!

That’s the weather forecast for the Oregon coast for the end of this week, and for the end of next week, too!

That’s especially good news for Washington spring breakers.   It will be a perfect time to check into a spacious, ocean front suite and unwind at Tolovana Inn.   Even when the showers return, there’s plenty to do, including swimming in our indoor salt-water pool, enjoying a relaxing soak in our spa or enjoying an onsite massage.  There’s no need to miss your daily exercise either, when you can stop by our gym to work up a sweat.

Call for special spring rates!

Salt water pool, Tolovana Inn

Savor Cannon Beach Festival events at Tolovana Inn

Tolovana Inn is proud to be a participating sponsor and host location to several exciting events at this weekends’ Savor Cannon Beach Festival.

Savor Cannon Beach offers a four-day lineup of wine, culinary and arts events with specific themes that showcase the bounty of Northwest wine and cuisine while restaurants, galleries and shops add a weekend full of tastings, special dinners and cultural events.

Tickets can be purchased at the door for the following events.  From more details and up to the minutes information, check out Savor Cannon Beach on Facebook.   Call Tolovana Inn today for room availability.

Savor Events at Tolovana Inn:

FRIDAY, MARCH 11
1-2:30pm – WINE PATHS LESS TRAVELED: RHONE WHITES & ITALIAN REDS
We’ve selected some of the Northwest’s best examples of Italian red varietals and Rhone white varietals for this fun and educational event presented by Hank and Nancy Sauer. Facilitators of some of the largest wine competitions in the Northwest, the Sauers are always popular presenters and they will offer an entertaining guided tasting where you will learn about some of these lesser known wine varietals. Some of the wines you will taste include Locati Cellars Barbera recently awarded Best of Class at the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition and Walla Walla Vintners’ Sangiovese, a double gold medal winner at the Great Northwest Wine Competition. Rhone whites will include Viognier, Rousanne and a Double Gold medal winning Rhone blend, Pistoleta from Quady North in Southern Oregon.   Price: $40

5-7pm – BATTLE OF THE BLENDS & BITES
Experience the winemaker’s art of blending wines at the Battle of the Blends, an event that showcases some of the Northwest’s best wine blends in a fun evening of wine tasting combined with the culinary concoctions of Cannon Beach chefs. You’ll taste eight great wines we’ve carefully selected to represent different varietal blends and showcase the Northwest’s wine regions, then you’ll vote on your favorites to choose the winners of the Battle of the Blends. You’ll also sample the offerings of Cannon Beach chefs who we challenged to create the perfect bite and you choose your favorite in the Battle of the Bites. Price: $40
SUNDAY, MARCH 13
10:30am-12:30pm – GOLD MEDAL WINE BRUNCH
Sample eight Gold Medal winning wines from the 2016 SavorNW Wine awards and enjoy a gourmet selection of brunch bites, the perfect way to wrap up the festival weekend, taste the best of Northwest wines and toast new friends.  Price: $40

Yoga practitioners to convene in Cannon Beach

6th Annual Cannon Beach Yoga FestivalYoga practitioners of all levels will gather for a weekend of yoga, meditation workshops and even Bollywood dancing during the 6th annual Cannon Beach Yoga Festival, February 26-29.

All under the guidance of renowned instructors, the ever-growing event offers an array of events for for beginners, instructions, and even parents and children.

Several main yoga sessions will be held at the Tolovana Inn, which is offering special rates for festival goers. The complete festival schedule of events can be seen here.

“Cannon Beach is a perfect location for a wellness weekend getaway,” said festival director Christen Allsop. “Our picturesque beach and small town charm really delivers on hospitality.”

Guest instructors include Simon Chokoisky, a teacher at the renowned Ayurvedic Institute in New Mexico; Julie Gudmestad, PT, a certified Iyengar Yoga teacher, physical therapist, director of Gudmestad Yoga Studio in Portland and columnist for Yoga Journal; Sarahjoy Marsh, a yoga teacher, therapist and founder of DAYA Foundation, a nonprofit yoga center in Portland; and Brad Waites, one of a few to be certified at the 2,000-hour level by the College of Purna Yoga.

Full festival and partial festival passes are also available. For information or to purchase tickets,  visit www.CannonBeachYogaFestival.com.

 

 

Winter Dungeness Crab: Fresh and Tasty in Cannon Beach

6601777601_c138e3458f_b crabDungeness crabbing is underway and Cannon Beach’s Ecola Seafood opens tomorrow, January 14, offering fresh-caught Oregon Dungeness along with other local seafood.

With beach-front suites featuring complete kitchens, Tolovana Inn is a perfect place to stay when you want to prepare and enjoy a local seafood feast while enjoying incredible ocean views.

Sweet, delicate and tasty Oregon Dungessess crab is a winter culinary treat that is both versatile and easy to prepare.  It’s in season now, through April.  It can be served simply, or elegantly, equally at home on newspaper or china. It’s easy to prepare, too!

Cooked crab can be served chilled or heated in a steamer, broiler or oven for 4-5 minutes. As a featured ingredient in a hot entrée, Dungeness crab meat goes well with pasta, in casseroles and in seafood-based soups.

Served chilled, it’s ideal in a Crab Louis or cocktail-style.  Fresh crab is a delicious appetizer, served with a warm melted butter or a tasty dipping sauce, like a blend of mayo and siracha.

To cook a live crab, simply place it in boiling salted water and cook for 18-20 minutes–after the water returns to a boil.   The shell will turn a bright orange.  Then, immerse the crab in cold water to cool it before cleaning, removing the gills and viscera before serving. Check with your purveyor if you have questions.

Accompanied by an Oregon wine or an ale, fresh Dungeness is just one of the many blessings of the bounty of Oregon.

Ecola Seafoods, located at 2nd and Spruce, in Cannon Beach is open daily from 10am to 6pm.

Oregon Dungeness crab generates more than $50 million annually.  About 300 commercial crabbing boats dot the Oregon coast each winter.

 

 

 

Give Special Moments in Cannon Beach

af5be27a9d8f81d18caef033c5f3545eWhy not spend some of the Christmas holiday away from the traditional hustle and bustle, instead enjoying a peaceful visit with family and friends in Cannon Beach?

The ocean-front suites and rooms with fireplaces at the Tolovana Inn  are ideal for families and extended stays.   Bundle up for invigorating walks on the beach.  Or cuddle up to watch the weather and waves outside your room, unwinding with cards, games, movies and together-time.

In Cannon Beach, you can lay low, or join the holiday festivities.  The town is twinkling with Christmas lights and magic.   Santa Claus is coming to town on Saturday, December 12, from 1-4 at the Cannon Beach Chamber of Commerce.

Then, for a very special event, make plans to attend  The Trail Band’s Holiday Concert at the Coaster Theater, on Wednesday, Dec. 30.   The premier historic music ensemble from the Northwest will perform brass and string arrangements of traditional and original music with five remarkable vocalists including Quarterflash’s Rindy Ross.

Special moments happen at the Tolovana Inn and Cannon Beach.

 

 

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