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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 Railroad. The 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.
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.
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.
Merry Christmas! Enjoy a special and memorable holiday morning oceanfront at the Tolovana Inn in Cannon Beach.
Tolovana Inn has expanded its electric vehicle charging stations.
Tolovana Inn just added four Level II chargers that accommodate all-electric vehicles iin addition to four Tesla-only chargers
Oregon is a leader in creating a strong network of charging stations for electric vehicles, and Tolovana Inn is pleased to expand its role 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.
“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.
Tolovana Inn is pleased to support the green movement now and as it continues to increase in the future.
You can get a glimpse of coastal living in Cannon Beach, Oregon at the annual Cottage & Garden Tour, held the middle of September each year.
Historic inns, vintage homes, and special gardens will welcome guests to enjoy a weekend of special receptions, presentations, concerts, a garden tea, wine tastings, and even a costume contest.
The annual event is coordinated by the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum which celebrates the town’s heritage as a coastal destination community.
Two of the weekend special events are hosted at the Tolovana Inn.
Cannon Beach has been a destination community since the 1880’s. In fact, in an August 1891 issue of The Daily Astorian newspaper, Cannon Beach was declared a “sportsman’s paradise.” Additionally, it was heralded as an “ideal location for rest and recuperation.” Still true!
Cannon Beach has emerged into a picture-perfect destination of unmatched charm. And during this special weekend, you can experience it in an extraordinary way.
Vintage Cannon Beach fun (photo from CB Museum)
The forecast for Cannon Beach looks ideal.
Next week, the Portland area and Willamette Valley area temperatures creep up in the 90’s, nearing triple digits. Too hot for most folks. But, you’ll find relief from the heat at the Oregon coast.
At the Tolovana Inn, in Cannon Beach, the forecast calls for sunny, bright days, approaching 70 degrees. Wednesday might hit 85 degrees. But the nights will be invitingly cool, perfect for resting with open windows and the sound of the surf to lull you to sleep.
Long, sunny days underscored with fresh, salty sea air, combine to create a refreshing atmosphere perfect for strolling the beach, bike riding, hiking and browsing around town. Beautiful flowers are in bloom throughout the town, both wild and those beautifully landscaped. Clear skies lead to bright sunsets and starry nights.
Tuesday Farmer’s Market
On Tuesdays, between noon and 5 pm, be sure to stop by the Cannon Beach Farmers Market. The Market is now open weekly, June 19 through August 28. You’ll find fresh seafood, meats, produce, berries, and baked goods, along with live music. It’s located in mid-town, at Gower Street.
Find something tasty and prepare it to your liking in the kitchen of a Tolovana Inn suite. Add an local Oregon wine or ale, and enjoy your fresh feast on your private balcony, watching the sunset. Can’t get any better than that!
Book a stay between Sunday through Thursday, and you can take advantage of the final days of the special 3 nights for 2 offer, valid through Thursday, June 21. That happens to be the first day of summer.
Make your own summer memories at the Tolovana Inn in Cannon Beach.
A Cannon Beach getaway or a visit to Northwest wine country? Enjoy both during the uniquely intimate Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival March 8-11.
Tolovana Inn is the perfect place to stay, hosting several marquee events during this remarkable four-day festival. Most events are limited to 150 participants.
At Tolovana Inn, the festival kicks off Thursday night with Best of the Northwest Throwdown. During this special event, guests will taste 12 award-winning wines paired with chef-prepared small bites. Festival-goers will sample select Pacific Northwest wines including gold medal winners from the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, the Cascadia Wine Competition and a Wine Spectator 100 winner.
On Friday afternoon, Tolovana Inn will host a Winemakers Premium Pour session.
Five renowned Northwest wineries have agreed to open up their cellars and each share three special wines. This is a unique opportunity to taste library wines, verticals, horizontals or reserve wine.
On Saturday morning, you can participate in Wine Tasting Basics & Beyond seminar.
Then, Sunday, enjoy The Battle of the Bites event featuring gold medal wines from the 2018 Savor NW Wine Awards paired with exquisite “bites” offered by area chefs and restaurants. Participants will vote for the favorite taste.
The largest event is the Saturday Wine Walk, where several hundred wine tasters will visit 40 Northwest wine pourings in Cannon Beach art galleries, restaurants, and shops. A complimentary shuttle will operate during the Saturday wine walk transporting participants between the various wine walk venues.
Book your Tolovana Inn room today. Suite Savor VIP Package rates start at $199 plus tax per night on March 9 and 10, 2018. VIP Package includes two tickets to the Saturday Wine Walk. Public shuttle available to and from the Wine Walk. Call for details.
Purchase your Savor Cannon Beach festival tickets online. A full Festival Pass good for admission to all six festival events is $175. Individual tickets to events range from $20 to $40.
In 1984, Oregon became the first location in the world to host a coast-wide volunteer beach clean-up.
Now 33 years later, this clean-up model continues, and most importantly, has spread across the nation and to nearly 100 countries.
You can do your part to help keep the magical Cannon Beach coastline pristine by pitching in during the Spring Beach Clean-up sponsored by SOLVE on April 1.
It’s the second weekend of spring break for many Oregon school kids, and a great way to get them involved in community service. There’s no age minimum and you can even bring your dog along–on a leash.
Volunteers are encouraged to register in advance and meet at Cannon Beach City Hall starting at 9:00am, before being dispatched to help clean up the beaches from Ecola Park to the Tolovana Wayside, and as far south as Arch Cape.
SOLVE will provide bags and gloves, but would prefer volunteers bring their own reusable garden gloves. Volunteers are also encouraged to bring their own reusable bucket/bag and reusable water bottles to help reduce plastic waste.
Volunteers can also use an old colander or kitty litter scoop to sift the sand for tiny bits of plastics and cigarette butts, both of which are extremely harmful to shorebirds and marine life.
Over the past three decades more than 126,000 Beach & Riverside Cleanup volunteers have removed 820 tons of litter from Oregon’s beaches, neighborhoods, parks and waterways.
Guests of Tolovana Inn who volunteer for the Solve clean-up will be eligible for a weekend discount. Ask about the special pricing when you call for reservations.
Tolovana Inn appreciates the efforts of all SOLVE volunteers, especially the efforts of Cannon Beach clean-up coordinator and local resident, Jenee Pearce-Mushen. Hauling, disposal and recycling services donated by Recology Western Oregon.
Calling all wine lovers and foodies: Tickets are still available for Savor Cannon Beach, but are going fast!
The incredible Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival offers a four-day lineup of wine, food and arts events in ever-enchanting Cannon Beach.
The Tolovana Inn is proud to be an event sponsor.
Most of the wine tasting events are intimate and are limited to less than 150 participants. However, the largest festival event is the Saturday wine walk. You can join wandering wine tasters sampling 40 Northwest winery offerings throughout Cannon Beach at charming art galleries, restaurants and retail shops.
Individual tickets to festival events are $20-40 each and a full Festival Pass good for admission to all festival tasting events is also available for $195.
Be sure you book your ocean front room or suite at the Tolovana Inn, too. And, ask about the Stay 3 Nights for 2 special room discount, valid now through March 23, 2017.
The Tolovana Inn will host these four Savor Cannon Beach events:
- 5-7pm – Thursday THROW DOWN: BEST OF THE NORTHWEST
You’ll taste 12 award-winning wines representing different wine growing regions of Oregon and Washington and vote for the top wines of the evening.
- 1-4pm – Friday WINEMAKER’S PREMIUM POURS
Northwest wineries have agreed to open up their cellars and share three special wines. Offerings will include library wines, verticals, horizontals or reserve wines.
- 1am-12:30pm – Saturday WINE TASTING 101
Learn to taste wine like a professional. You’ll learn the basics of wine tasting, wine terminology and etiquette. Request no fragrances be worn.
- 11:30am-1:30pm – Sunday GOLD MEDAL WINES & BATTLE OF THE BITES
You’ll taste 12 Gold Medal winning wines from the SavorNW Wine Awards selected the previous week by some of the top wine judges on the West Coast. This event will also feature the Battle of the Bites with “bites” prepared by Cannon Beach chefs and restaurants; and your vote will determine the winner.