I have said it a number of times in this forum: one of the best things about living in Portland is the close proximity to the ocean. About an hour over the coastal range from Portland, you will hit the pristine Oregon Coast—a must visit destination any time of year.
The nice thing about living so close to the coast is having the option of making a trip to the coast a day trip or an overnight. Fortunately, for those wishing to stay the night, there are a number of wonderful lodging options, including the Elizabeth Street Inn in Newport, Oregon.
Newport, Oregon lies 135 miles to the Southwest of Portland on the rugged Oregon Coast. Not as touristy and crowded as other coastal towns like Lincoln City, Seaside, and Cannon Beach, Newport is a town of aquatic entertainment, charming galleries, and bobbing fishing dinghies. Surrounded by jagged rocks on one side and deep green forests on the other, Newport offers a stunning background as you traverse the waters by boat, or discover the coastline on foot.
The Elizabeth Street Inn is perched on a rolling hill overlooking the azure waves of the Great Pacific Ocean. The Elizabeth Street Inn offers a comfortable elegance in a pristine setting. The beaches are a block away from your ocean view room. Dig your toes into the cool sand while taking in the breathtaking environment. Feel free to dip or dive into the icy Pacific, knowing you can get warm again back at the Inn with the complimentary bathrobe and indoor hot tub.
Weave through town visiting the art galleries, bookstores, and fine and casual dining establishments that call Newport home before meandering back to the Elizabeth Street Inn lobby for a fresh baked cookie and a steaming cup of smoked salmon chowder which you can enjoy from your balcony, in the previously mentioned bathrobes. A fireplace warms your room as you enjoy the comforts of home (a microwave, a refrigerator, a flat screen TV, a coffee maker) and take in a breathtaking sunset that can only be seen from the Coast. Snuggle up close to your partner, take in the smell of sea salt, the distant caw of seagulls, and the gentle lapping of the waves.
Truly the Oregon coast is grand, and Newport aides in no small measure to that grandeur. Next time you head out for an overnight trip to Newport, Oregon, consider the Elizabeth Street Inn. You will dazzle in the luxury and marvel at the beauty. For more information, please visit http://www.elizabethstreetinn.com/.