What’s your Cannon Beach summer tradition?

 

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Vacation isn’t complete without a recumbent bike ride only the beach.

A tradition is based on passing on a custom from generation to generation.  And, many visitors to Cannon Beach have their own traditions that make their every visit complete.

Regardless of all the fun and relaxation enjoyed at the beach, there are always one or two things you have to do to during your stay.

Maybe it’s a stop Bruce’s Candy Kitchen for sea foam candy and a salt water taffy. Or poking around the tide pools at Haystack Rock.   Or, shopping for beachy souvenirs with your kids.

During their annual week-long summer stay at Tolovana Inn, the Mansfield Family of Seattle, always spend an afternoon riding recumbent bikes along the beach.  This photo was taken last week, during their tenth annual summer vacation in Cannon Beach.   (Bikes are available to rent from nearby Family Fun Cycles, a short walk from Tolovana Inn.)

Traditions are often based in fond-memories of good times.

What’s your Cannon Beach tradition?

July 4th Parade is a CB Classic!

The Cannon Beach 4th of July Parade is a wonderful red, white and blue celebration of our great nation.

Everyone is invited to cheer from the curb or join the parade Monday morning to celebrate America during this annual Cannon Beach special event.

The parade is open to all, and organized by the CB American Legion.

Typical entries include antique cars and homespun floats to kids and adults sporting stars and stripes on decorated bikes or wagons.   Except for political entries, all are welcome.

Break out your red, white and blue and get inspired!

Parade sign-up is from 9:00 to 11:00 am Monday at the American Legion at 1216 S. Hemlock.   The parade starts at 11:00 am at the corner of  Monroe and Spruce, and heads north on Spruce to 3rd, and then proceeds south on Hemlock through town ending with a social at the American Legion Hall.

For more information, call 503- 436 0424.

Hooray for America and the Tolovana Inn Resort Hotel in Cannon Beach!

 

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!

Gift Certificates a Great Idea for Mother’s Day, May 8

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Need an idea for Mother’s Day?  Why not a stay at Tolovana Inn? Cannon Beach is a favorite place to relax, nosh and browse around–all things most moms enjoy.

You can order gift certificates now that will arrive in plenty of time to delight your mom. Tolovana Inn gift certificates are also great for Dad’s day in June, for anniversary gifts, and other special occasions.

To purchase a gift certificate, please call 1- 800-333-8890. We’ll be happy to mail youNew-GiftCertGraphicr order directly to you or to the recipient.  It’s a gift certain to be enjoyed–and most likely not re-gifted!

If you spend Mother’s Day at the coast, be sure to enjoy the 16th Annual Spring Unveiling Art Festival Weekend, when members of the Cannon Beach Gallery Group will spotlight new work by their chosen artists. Unveiling demos and receptions take place all weekend long at various art galleries which makes this event a pleasure for all art lovers. Click here to learn more about the 2016 Festival.

To see what else is going on at Cannon Beach, check out our online calendar.

 

 

 

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

 

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

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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