Veterans Day is an official United States holiday which honors people who have served in armed service. Veterans Day annually falls on November 11. This day is the anniversary of the signing of the armistice of WWI. In 2020, the holiday will fall on Wednesday. Government offices and banks are closed on Veterans Day.
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.
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.
You can get a glimpse of coastal living in Cannon Beach, Oregon at the annual Cottage & Garden Tour, September 7-9.
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.
The tour kicks off at noon, Saturday, starting at Tolovana Inn, with a riveting presentation by Oregon author William (Bill) Sullivan. Sullivan is a fifth-generation Oregonian and a prolific writer, adventurer, hiker, and historian. His award-winning books delve into Oregon’s legendary, unknown, and often strange past. His talk will focus on the history of Cannon Beach and the trails and roads used to access them – and some history about Governor Oswald West. West was governor from 1911 – 1913 and due to his efforts, is one of the major reasons that our beaches are open to the public. Tour maps will be distributed there.
2018 COTTAGE & GARDEN TOUR EVENTS SCHEDULE
Tickets for individual events or a weekend package can be secured through the Cannon Beach Historical Center & Museum.
Friday, September 7 Opening Concert and Reception: 6 pm
The R.J. Marx Quartet features a world-class frontline of saxophone and guitar exploring some of the most challenging and rarely performed compositions of the major jazz composers from the ’40s -’70s, as well as traditional favorites. Tickets to this event are $15.
Saturday, September 8 Luncheon & Lecture: Noon-1pm
Keynote speaker Bill Sullivan. The luncheon will be prepared by the notable bakers, chefs and sommeliers of Dough Dough Bakery, of Seaside. Held at the Tolovana Inn, tickets for the luncheon and lecture are $25. Attendees to this event will receive the home tour map at the luncheon.
Home & Garden Tour: Noon-5pm
Highlight include ten vintage homes, beach dream homes and well-tended gardens of mid-town Cannon Beach. Tickets for the self-guided tour are $35 and include the Saturday night jazz concert.
Jazz Concert & Reception: 6pm
After the tour, the festivities continue with the 1920’s themed concert and reception at the Cannon Beach History Center & Museum. Admission is free with your tour map. Additional tickets can be purchased at the door for $15. Don’t miss out on the 1920’s themed costume contest, tasty treats, wine, a raffle, a photo booth, and dancing.
Sunday, September 9 Garden Tea: 11 am at Tolovana Inn
The final event of the weekend is an English style garden tea at Tolovana Inn. Enjoy tea, scones, cucumber sandwiches and other tasty morsels from Dough Dough Bakery. Nationally recognized garden designer and writer, Lucy Hardiman will speak at this showcase event. She is the owner and principal of the award-winning Perennial Partners, a collaborative garden design group in Portland, Oregon. Tickets to this event are $20.
Proceeds benefit the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, a non-profit organization.
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.
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:
Savor Cannon Beach Wine & Culinary Festival offers a four-day lineup of wine, culinary and arts events, March 9-12, in one of the Pacific Northwest’s most popular destinations: Cannon Beach, Oregon.
Savor is a fun way to taste and appreciate a wide variety of Northwest wines and the Tolovana Inn is proud to be the site of several key festival events.
Most of the wine tasting events are intimate and limited to no more than 150 participants. The largest event of the festival is the Saturday afternoon Wine Walk where 40 Northwest wineries will be pouring tastings at Cannon Beach galleries, restaurants and retail shops.
The following festival events will take place at Tolovana Inn.
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. Advance purchase is recommended as events are limited in size and often sell out.
Call Tolovana Inn for room reservations soon. And, be sure to ask about the Stay 3 Nights for 2 Room special room discount, valid now through March 23, 2017.
Tickets are available at Savor Cannon Beach
For architecture enthusiasts, gardners and the curious, tickets are on sale now for the 13th annual Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour, a special weekend fundraising event supporting the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, September 9-11, 2016.
The doors will be open to grand beach homes, historic cottages, and architectural wonders of Cannon Beach during a special weekend that features lectures, social events, music, food and drinks.
Cannon Beach has been a destination community since the late 1800’s, alluring for both its seaside location and its unequivocal charm. The Cottage & Garden Tour provides another exceptional reason to visit.
Most of the events sell-out, so it’s a good idea to make your plans soon. Likewise, it’s a good idea to book your ocean-front rooms or suites at the Tolovana Inn for the popular weekend. Conveniently, three of the weekend events will be held on-site or nearby.
Tour tickets may be purchased individually or as a bundle for just $60. Call 503-436-9301 or purchase them online.
Here’s the schedule for the 2016 Cannon Beach Cottage & Garden Tour:
Friday September 9, 2016
6:00 PM Concert and Reception Kelsey Mousley and “The Next Right Thing,” a veteran vocalist is compared to a young Dianna Krall, will entertain during a kick off concert at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum. Food will be available from Sea Level Bakery and Newman’s at 988. Ticket for this event are $12
Saturday, September 10, 2016
12 Noon to 1PM Luncheon and Lecture Portland architect and designer Libby Hollah will present her vision of vintage and traditional design and the reawakening of these styles in home design. Several of her notable designs have been featured in prominent publications including 1859 and Oregon Home Magazines, and The Oregonian. This luncheon and lecture will be held at the Tolovana Inn. Following the presentation, attendees will receive tour maps. Tickets for this event are $25
1PM to 5PM Tour of Homes will take place in the Tolovana area. Attendees will have the opportunity to tour historic cottages, grand beach homes, lodges, and inviting gardens. One highlight will be the tour of the former summer cottage of Frank and Irta Woodfield. He was a prolific and acclaimed Oregon Coast photographer during the early 1900’s. His work will be on display as well. Home Tour tickets are $30 and include a post-tour reception.
6PM to 8PM Wine Reception & Live Music Following the tour, attendees will return to the Museum for a reception and dancing with Maggie & the Cats. Nehalem Bay Winery and Fort George Brewery will provide beverages. This event is included in the cost of the home tour ticket.
Sunday, September 11, 2016
11 AM Sunday English-Style Garden Tea. Sunday’s English style garden tea will be held in the conference room at the Tolovana Inn. With coffee, tea and tasty food, attendees will enjoy a presentation by NW naturalist and author, Sherian Wright. Focusing on backyard beekeeping. She wrote “Mason Bees for the Backyard Gardener.” after her own extensive documentations and research of this bee and its super pollinating abilities. A retired mechanical engineer, she now regularly conducts workshops and on college campuses, at nurseries and for special interest groups.
There’s lots to learn and plenty to enjoy. With September days in Cannon Beach typically sunny, with highs of 69 degrees, it should be perfect!