Whale Cove Inn

Not only for what it is — but also what it's surrounded by — this boutique inn ranks among the best retreats a visitor could enjoy on the Central Oregon Coast

The Whale Cove Inn is quiet comfort and luxury, a balance of rest and relaxation perfect for those who want to be assured of a great coast experience, regardless of season or weather.

The Inn is surrounded by the very heart of beauty for which the Central Coast is renowned the world ’round. While it might sound cliché to hear (as the video above says) that guests of Whale Cove Inn can experience such beauty “without even leaving your room,” I can honestly attest that from my private balcony at the Inn, during multiple stays there, I’ve seen gray whales, bald eagles, blue herons, newborn seal pups, awesome sunsets and storm-whipped waves. While the view offers something different every time I go, it always, somehow, remains beautifully the same.

The Inn’s surroundings couldn’t be more impressive. Less than two miles north, the sidewalks of Depoe Bay — “Whale Watching Capital of the World” — is lined with curio shops, eateries, galleries and more. For adventuresome souls, “The World’s Smallest Harbor” is gateway to professional whale watching and sportfishing charters. My personal favorite attractions include:

● Tidal Raves Restaurant (where actress Charlize Theron once headlined a Hollywood movie) eternally offers a robust menu and wine selection rivaled only by its view of the bay

● Dueling “spouting horns” in the center of town that, when “on,” are a natural wonder to behold

● Watching gray whales spout and “spy hop” in the bay — where I once even filmed killer whales

Just one mile south of the Inn, Cape Foulweather’s towering vista encompasses a vast expanse of ocean, “The Devil’s Punchbowl” sea cave, myriad tide pools, miles of sandy beach, and in the dusky distance, the beckoning beam of Newport’s historic lighthouse at Yaquina Head.

Conveniently located right on Highway 101, Whale Cove Inn honestly manages to provide its guests with an “off the beaten path” feeling that truly is, as the saying goes, priceless.

If it sounds like I’m a big fan of Whale Cove Inn, it’s simply because I am. Subscribe below … watch the video above … and I’m absolutely certain — you’ll soon be a big fan, too.

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