For families, September typically means chasing the last rays of summer and returning to back-to-school routines. But on the Oregon Coast, September marks the start of “second summer” with crisp mornings, warm days, and plenty of opportunity for coastal adventures. With many working—and now learning—remotely, families have grown a bit tired of their “home” base and are seeking a change in their remote perspective.
Where better to head for a change of scenery than to Salishan Coastal Lodge on the central Oregon Coast? Nestled amongst lush forests, the nearly 200-acre property is bordered by the beautiful Siletz Bay and Pacific Ocean, providing the perfect setting for working and learning this fall.
During work and school hours, the lodge offers a variety of indoor and outdoor spaces to keep work and school schedules. Guestrooms provide spacious, quiet settings, natural light, and a private balcony or patio, as well as free Wi-Fi to connect. Or step outside and opt to work/learn in the more than 40,000 square feet of available structured outdoor spaces. Opt for an outdoor patio seat, lawn settings, or even a stroll into nature to get (home)work done. More than 16,000 square feet of indoor meeting room space also is available—perfect for conference calls or Zoom classes.
All who wander are not lost
When work and school are done for the day, unplug, grab the family, and enjoy an outdoor adventure or two.
There are miles of age-appropriate trails on and around the property to explore. Younger children will enjoy nature walks along the pretty Gleneden Beach trails, while the more adventurous may prefer the challenge of steeper paths offering rocky, uphill scrambles with views of soaring cliffs and crashing seas, such as the hike to Cascade Head or the trek from Lincoln Beach to Fishing Rock.
Salishan also offers complimentary bikes, either for a quick ride around the lodge or for exploring the property and Oregon Coast at your own pace. The new on-property Pump Track is perfect for mountain bike lovers, with its exciting circuit of rollers, banked turns, and other features.
The scenic Pacific Ocean and nearby Siletz Bay add a variety of water adventures to the list, including kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Or simply stroll along the sandy shores looking for agates or found treasure, such as glass floats made by local artisans and hidden along the beaches. (Find a float? It is yours to keep!)
Calm conditions during the “second summer” months also mean better crabbing and clamming and excellent whale watching, with plenty of whales wandering up and down the central Oregon Coast, feeding on a certain type of shrimp common to the shoreline.
Anyone who wants to include an adventure full of heart-stopping thrills will find it at Salishan’s Aerial Park, where they can soar above the trees while tackling a series of obstacles—some easy, others challenging—along the course’s 15 platforms and 21 elements. And those wanting a more relaxed experience can play a round of golf on Salishan’s fabled, Peter Jacobsen–designed 18-hole links.
More family time around the table
The benefits of families eating meals together is well documented. Salishan offers healthy, fresh, and locally sourced menus any time of day to boost mood and spirit. Dine in-room, outdoors, or within a socially distanced indoor setting. Options include to-go breakfasts at the Provisions market, lunch or dinner at The Attic Bar & Lounge, a new picnic-basket offering for alfresco dining within the lodge’s many open spaces, and meals delivered to guests’ rooms.
At night, gather around the fire, stargaze, and enjoy some s’mores.
Salishan has put in place extensive new health, safety, and cleanliness protocols around the property. All public spaces are deep-cleaned throughout the day, hand sanitizer is readily available everywhere, and rooms are thoroughly sanitized in preparation for guest stays.
Whether you’re simply looking for a change of scenery or a location to travel with your “pod,” Salishan Coastal Lodge has everything you need to connect with nature while plugged in remotely, share experiences, and add a dose of coastal serenity to the daily work/school routines.
For a limited time, take advantage of Salishan Coastal Lodge's special “Work From Learn From” offer. Stay one week and receive 33% off your stay plus $25 per night lodge credit to use for dining and adventure! Contact Salishan Coastal Lodge today.
Salishan Coastal Lodge
7760 N Hwy 101
Gleneden Beach, OR 97388