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Salishan Coastal Lodge

A great place to re-set

Salishan in Gleneden Beach just south of Lincoln City opened in 1965 as a destination resort earning plenty of awards. In 1966, the original owners, John and Betty Gray sold it. It changed hands several more times and was finally purchased in 2017 at a foreclosure auction. The Lodge has had its troubles, but it's much better now.

Main building/check-in

There are a variety of views from rooms at the Lodge - woods, bay, ocean, golf course. Decks have wooden rocking chairs, a perfect place to read, sleep, enjoy a beverage. The Lodge is on the hill east of the highway, not right on the beach. They have an agreement with a gated community on the west side that guests can access the beach. It's a little over two miles and worth it. Many homes in the area aren't occupied year round and the beach can be pretty empty. Heaven.

The current owners have worked to create a place that can be about total relaxation or not. There are on-site adventures: aerial park, beach walks, old growth timbered paths, complimentary bicycles, kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, a beautiful golf course, mountain bike tracks, outdoor games, tennis, outdoor sport court and playground. They've got a thing about wellness, too, and offer spa treatments, several yoga options, an outdoor infinity jacuzzi. There are "miles of forested Gleneden Beach trails" around the resort. There's an indoor swimming pool, fitness center for all guests, plus a 24-hour workout facility in the Marketplace across the street with access to personal trainers (there are related fees for this facility).

Food-wise, they have three options on-site: Provisions Market, Attic Bar & Lounge, and Bay House at Salishan. Read our take on Provisions and Attic Bar & Lounge in our Salishan restaurant breakdown. The Bay House is their fine dining spot. It has a good reputation and offers a set-course meal. We didn't partake on this trip. There are other food options acrss the street in the Salishan Marketplace.

Our room overlooked woods, bay and, in the distance, ocean. The bed, which was quite comfortable, was placed so you could enjoy the view while lazing about. The room had a couch, chairs, table, and fireplace. When we checked in, service provided at the front desk was helpful and knowledgeable. Over our two-day stay, we saw staff interact with a number of guests. They took time with each guest ensuring they had all the information to enjoy their stay.

View from room

It was a good stay, the Lodge is beautiful after all these years, and there is plenty for everyone to do whether you're on your own, joining in a company team-building stay, a couple, or a family. Whatever has happened over the years, the Lodge remains a lovely and relaxing place to be.

Connie Adams/May 2021

Salishan Coastal Lodge
7760 North Highway 101
PO Box 118
Gleneden Beach, Oregon 97388
541-764-2371

www.salishan.com


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