Amp Up the Romance in Cannon Beach

Photo by Joni Kabana

Cannon Beach is consistently recognized as a top romantic getaway including being named one of America’s 10 Most Romantic Coastal Destinations by USA Today. One of the reasons is this tiny town offers at least 10 oceanfront resorts and hotels facing one of the Oregon Coast’s most beautiful beaches, including several overlooking Oregon’s iconic Haystack Rock. Lodging choices range from properties recognized as the ultimate in luxurious Oregon Coast hospitality to full service resorts, boutique hotels and perfectly appointed vacation rentals ready to be your home away from home. To truly amp up the romance factor of your next getaway, consider these options in planning your next perfect romantic retreat.

For the Ultimate in Luxury

If you are seeking romantic indulgence, look no further than two of the Oregon Coast’s most celebrated oceanfront hotels. Both the Stephanie Inn and The Ocean Lodge are known for great ocean views, beautifully furnished rooms and exceptional service. In-room fireplaces, jacuzzi tubs and private balconies all make for the perfect place to snuggle. For a truly special occasion, add a romance package to have items like wine, roses and chocolate-covered strawberries waiting in your room. Both resorts offer relaxing common areas with wood-burning stone fireplaces and Stephanie Inn’s dining room makes it possible to share a romantic dinner without leaving the property.

Views that Can’t be Beat

It’s the views that set Cannon Beach’s oceanfront resorts apart from other Oregon Coast destinations. Several lodging properties offer views of Cannon Beach’s world-famous Haystack Rock and the nearby Needles that dramatically rise from the ocean’s edge. Some of the best examples of these views are from balcony rooms in nearby Hallmark Resort and Surfsand Resort. Hotels adjacent to downtown offer views of the turbulent waters and gathered seabirds where Ecola Creek meets the ocean and north to offshore rock formations at Chapman Point. Properties to the south like the Tolovana Inn still offer Haystack Rock views and views to the south of Silver Point and its offshore rocks with Cape Falcon looming in the distance.

Cuddle up by a Fire

There’s nothing more romantic than the roar of the ocean and the glow of a fire and many Cannon Beachhotels and resorts offer in-room gas fireplaces that will have you warm and toasty as easy as a flip of the switch. Some vacation rental homes come with wood burning fireplaces stocked with firewood inviting you to snuggle up next to the glowing coals and enjoy the aroma that only a crackling wood fire can offer. The Surfsand Resort even offers Cabana service to set you up with your own beach fire.

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