52 Getaways 2019: Winter
The southernmost cape of Northern Oregon’s Three Capes Scenic Drive is Cape Kiwanda, and at the base of its massive sand dunes sits Inn at Cape Kiwanda, an ideal retreat for a winter romantic getaway. Each guest room sports an ocean view with the colossal sea stack Haystack Rock (the second of two on the Oregon Coast with the same name) dominating the coastline.
The inn’s location miles off busy Highway 101 makes it feel as though you’ve uncovered a well-kept secret on the coast. The inn has all the essential beach-getaway trappings: balconies taking in the ocean view, in-room fireplaces, cozy furnishings and even complimentary wine served in the lobby at cocktail hour. Across the street, Pelican Brewery features elevated pub fare and their lineup of craft brews. Also, across the street is the newly opened and architecturally stunning Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa, a boutique property by the same owners that takes luxury up a notch. Headlands is also home to the casual fine-dining eatery, Meridian, for those wanting a special setting for a dinner for two. For breakfast, Grateful Bread, in downtown Pacific City, is a must.