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North Coast Food Trail Lodgings in Lincoln City, Oregon

When you come to Oregon to experience the North Coast Food Trail, the best lodgings are beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon happens to be an anchor of the Trail, so North Coast Food Trail lodgings begin here.

Whether you’re coming for a weekend or a month, beach vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon provide the perfect home base. The entire Trail stretches from Astoria up on the mouth of the Columbia right down here to Lincoln City. So, in addition to all the things to do in Lincoln City, you are assured of great eats.

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The most obvious culinary delight within an easy drive of Oregon beach vacation rentals will be seafood. Wild caught salmon, enormous crabs, mussels and clams, and other treasures of the waters are all fresh caught and served as you like them.

Or buy them straight from the dock and take them home. If you book one of the many beach home rentals with a well-supplied kitchen, you can buy them raw, then take them home to prepare in whatever way you like. Pair it with some Oregon wine to keep it all local.

Also, along the Food Trail you’ll find plenty of craft beverages to pair with your finds. Oregon is known for its micro brews, craft distilleries, and coffee roasters. Through tastings and trials, you’ll find something near your Oregon coast vacation rentals that will please the taste buds.

For breakfast, or dessert, we have no shortage of world-class bakeries and cafes. Get an espresso or Americana along with a brioche for breakfast. Bring some cinnamon buns back to the vacation rentals to share with the whole family. For after dinner, various cookies, buns, cakes, pies, and other sweet treats will help round out an excellent meal.

And all of this is within an easy and beautiful drive from Lincoln City, Oregon lodgings. The furthest point on the North Coast Food Trail is in Astoria, a little way north, but not too far when you’re looking for that Perfect Place. Then, as you draw nearer to Lincoln City, many other farmers markets, artisanal bakers, craft brews, cafes, and hidden-away gems will reward your curiosity.

So, begin your culinary exploration of the north coast of Oregon by booking an Oregon beach vacation rental today. You have no idea the gustatory wonders that await you, with great restaurants in Lincoln City, Oregon, and all along the North Coast Food Trail.

The journey of a thousand tastes begins with one bite! But first, you’ve got to be here. Book your stay today!

Brilliant Waterfalls Near Lincoln City Oregon Beach Rentals

If you like to visit awesome, breathtaking waterfalls, stay in one of our vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon, situated along the Oregon coast, is near to several lovely, inspiring waterfalls.

Of course, if waterfalls are nearby, that usually means great hiking trails, beautiful wildlife, and plant life, maybe a swimming hole, and so much more. Oregon coast vacation rentals are near it all.

Beautiful Lincoln City Oregon Beach Sky

Those who stay in vacation rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon probably already knows about the seven miles of sandy beach, plus the great selection of restaurants and other things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. But for those who desire a drive up into the hills to see some breathtaking sites, we’ve got that covered also.

Just a short drive from your Lincoln City, Oregon vacation rentals you’ll find the Drift Creek Trail. Drift Creek Trail is an easy hike, with a tremendous payoff. The Drift Creek Falls plunges 66 feet. Visitors get magnificent views of it from a 240-foot-long suspension bridge that crosses the lower Drift Creek below the Falls.

Just north of town, and near Lincoln City, Oregon lodgings is Chitwood Falls. The trail to view this waterfall is not long, but it is closed to traffic between January and July, so plan accordingly. The path which takes visitors to Chitwood Falls also affords visitors a great view of the Pacific Ocean, and a nice place to sit and relax.

Valsetz Falls is for the more experienced and adventurous explorer staying at Oregon beach vacation rentals. The path to view Valsetz Falls is far more rugged, taking the hiker through the beautiful, wooded land east of Lincoln City. Valsetz Falls is one of a few on the Siletz River as it works its way to the Pacific.

Those who dare the trek to Valsetz Falls would also be prepared for similar treks to Euchre Falls, and Doris Falls which offer similar experiences.

But perhaps the most spectacular waterfall nearby beach rentals near in Lincoln City, Oregon is the 319-foot cascade at Munson Creek State Park. This is the tallest waterfall in the Oregon coast range. Parking is available nearby, giving visitors only one quarter mile to walk, and that walk is accessible to all levels of hiker.

So, no matter what your level of hiking prowess may be, and how adventurous you are, Oregon has waterfall viewing experiences to suit your fancy.

Book your stay in any of our many Oregon vacation homes today and find your peaceful place where the water comes tumbling down.

Reasons to Book Oregon Beach House Rentals

We can think of many reasons to book beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has lots going on, and there are many options for Lincoln City, Oregon lodging.

 But when you decide to book a place to stay in Lincoln City, Oregon, you should book beach home rentals rather than anything in a hotel or motel.

Walking on the beach in Lincoln City Oregon.

Why? We’re glad you asked.

For one, privacy. When you book beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon you don’t have a front desk clerk watching you come and go. You get the whole place to yourself. You have the key to the front door, and no hallways with nosy neighbors.

For another, diversity. How different are hotel rooms, really? You’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. The same uncomfortable couches with no pillows and stain-proof fabric that doesn’t encourage relaxation. The same abstract art that is calculated to fail to inspire or displease anyone. The same coffee maker and coffee pouches. The same of everything.

Oregon coast beach rentals, however, are different. Different sizes, layouts, decoration and color schemes, locations, and more. They have different kitchens of different sizes, different common rooms, different bedrooms, and other quirky features that just make them more, well, human.

A third reason is location. Hotels tend to be bunched up in certain areas, all nestled in among the bright lights, congested traffic, and lifeless parking lots of the commercial zones. Oregon vacation rentals can be near to commercial zones, or they can be nestled in among neighborhoods, tucked away in a corner, away from the busyness. If you want to get away, get away to where the hustle and bustle isn’t below your window, and just outside the lobby door. 

And a fourth reason is the flexibility. Different Oregon beach rentals have different arrangements and allow for different uses. There are many things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, but perhaps you want to just get away, by yourself. Or perhaps you are arriving with your whole family, or a group of friends. Maybe you are looking for a place to have a gathering. In all these cases, those who rent Oregon beach rentals are willing to work with you to find a place that can accommodate your needs and your situation.

So, browse our listings and book online, or call us today to book the perfect place to stay in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Beat the Heat in Oregon Beach House Rentals

Chances are, wherever you live in the U.S. the summer months are warmer than they are at Oregon beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has some of the most predictable, temperate weather in the entire United States.

This makes a vacation at Oregon beach home rentals one of the surest things in the entire country.

When it is well into the triple digits and dry in Phoenix, beach vacation rentals in Lincoln City Oregon are experiencing a comfortable 75 degrees.

When Washington DC, Atlanta, Georgia, Miami, Florida, and the Gulf Coast are during 90-plus degree heat with humidity you can cut with a knife, beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon are a comfortable 75 degrees, tops.

The other best part is that Oregon coast vacation rentals don’t experience terrible humidity, either.

So, a vacation to the Oregon coast is one of the best ways to beat the heat no matter where you are in the U.S.

Plus, there are lots of great things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon. The natural beauty and natural resources of the region present many opportunities for outdoor activities. Go hiking, fishing, kayaking, or charter a boat to go whale watching.

Don’t worry about the heat and humidity making the experience unpleasant — there isn’t enough of either to make a difference!

Other reasons to book your stay in Lincoln City, Oregon lodgings include the frequent kite extravaganzas on the beach. The coastal breezes present perfect kite flying conditions, and people from all over the world come to take advantage.

Or you can find a treasure while strolling along our seven miles of sandy beaches. Local glass artisans take part in a program called “Finders Keepers,” where they leave unique glass orbs, called “floats,” in semi-hidden places along the beach. Whoever finds them can keep them!

Plus, with our local museums, farmers markets, craftsmen, and arts scene, we always have something going on in town. Live music, theatrical performances, indie movies are just a few of the cultural opportunities that await.

When it comes time for food, seafood, naturally, is in abundance, and it is excellent. But our local food scene caters to all appetites and tastes. Many restaurants provide outdoor seating with excellent views.

Again: sitting outside is not a problem, because the heat and humidity are never a problem.

So, whatever your plans are for vacation this year, if they don’t include staying at beach rentals on the Oregon coast, cancel them and book your stay today. Book online or call us to find your dream home-away-from-home in a place where the temperature is never too high nor too low, and humidity is never a worry.

The Unclear Roots of Oregon

One thing is certain: you’ll not find better accommodations than our Oregon beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon boasts many types of lodging. Some have a breathtaking ocean view, while others offer views of the majestic mountains to the east. Regardless of the view, or the size, or the location, beach house rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon give you exactly what you’re looking for.

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The name of Oregon, however, is less certain. Maybe when you stay in Oregon oceanfront properties you can look up the real story behind the name of our fair state.

Some say the name comes from the Spanish word orejón. In the 16th century, Oregon was part of the Viceroyalty of New Spain, and Spanish explorers baed in the Philippines were mapping the region. Orejón means “big ear,” however, so how that became associated with the land now known as Oregon is not clear. We’ll listen for other suggestions, so to speak.

Another theory you can investigate from the comfort of Lincoln City, Oregon beach rentals, comes from French. In the 18th century, an English explorer referred to the river in the west known as “Ouragon.” “Ouragon” is a French term meaning “windstorm” or “hurricane.” By this point in time the French had gained a foothold in Canada and the Pacific northwest, so their term came to apply to the region. The reference to a “windstorm” likely meant the powerful Chinook winds that make kite flying so popular in the region.

One other theory comes from Portuguese. Ouve a água means “hear the waters.” A Portuguese explorer in the region used the phrase in writing home after experiencing the waterfalls and swift rivers of the region. Some speculate that the words became crunched together to become “Oregon.”

But the most likely origin of “Oregon” is a mapmaker’s typographical error. In the early 18th century, a French mapmaker ran out of room when writing the Native name of the Wisconsin River, “Ouisiconsink,” and so the “-sink” part went onto the lower line. The upper line, “Ousicon,” became confused for the name of the Columbia River, and “Ouisicon” eventually became “Oregon.”

No one is clear where the word “Oregon” comes from, but it doesn’t matter much nowadays. When you stay in beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon, you’ll come to think that “Oregon” means “a great place to vacation” and you’ll want to come back time and again.

Book your stay at Lincoln City, Oregon lodgings soon to experience what people have known for centuries: Oregon is a great place to be.

Family Vacations at Oregon Beach Rentals

Bring the whole family to your favorite Oregon beach rental. Lincoln City, Oregon absolutely bursts with things for kids to do. Perhaps your family pursues outdoor adventures. Maybe you’re all interested in artistic experiences, flying kites, or searching for treasures. Or maybe you’re all more suited to indoor activities. There are many things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon.

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And regardless of what your pleasure is, beach house rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon are the perfect “home base” for your experience.

Just a short drive from any of the comfortable, clean beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon is hiking trails and water activities at Devil’s Lake. Go kayaking with the kids. Bring along the picnic basket and charcoal and have a cookout on the lakeside. If you like to wet a line, you can get your license and fish from the shore or from a rented boat.

The natural beauty of the area will itself be a source of wonder and entertainment for the whole family.

Along the ocean, Lincoln City boasts seven miles of uninterrupted sandy beaches. Stroll along as the kids run from here to there. Seashells can be found, along with other more interesting treasures — the glass orbs left by local artisans.

Finders Keepers is a year-round program that sees local glass artisans produce beautiful, unique glass orbs and leave them to be found. Whoever finds them can keep them! All the artisans ask is that each treasure seeker only keeps one per year, and that they go to the Finders Keepers website and register their find. That’s it! The orb is free!

Or you can fly a kite! Lincoln City, Oregon has fantastic kite flying conditions, and twice each year kite enthusiasts from all over come to Lincoln City for a high-flying festival. All of this is just a short drive from any of the many Lincoln City, Oregon oceanfront properties.

Lincoln City also has museums, indoor entertainment — you can make your own glass creation — and a wide array of excellent restaurants. Seafood, naturally, is a local specialty. Salmon, crab, and mussels, among other fish, come from nearby. Other cuisines also bring a smile to diners’ faces. We have excellent Asian, Mexican, Southwest, and good old American options — everything your family might be looking for.

And the weather never gets too hot or too cold. The Pacific northwest remains a comfortable temperature year-round, making packing a bit more predictable, and sunburns less likely.

So, what are you waiting for? Plan your next family vacation at beach home rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon. You’ll find a place with wonders and diversions for the whole family.

Best Places to go for a Run when on Vacation in Lincoln City Oregon

Vacation isn’t just about lazing around, even in clean, comfortable Oregon beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City certainly has lots of reasons to just sit back and relax. Take in the spectacular ocean views — maybe from the deck of great beach condo rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has great whale watching also.

Or go to a state park and relax in nature. Sample the local restaurants near your beach home rentals and choose a favorite. Stroll along the beach and maybe find a Finders Keepers glass float. Take advantage of the concerts, performances, and other things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon.

But sometimes you may just have a need to be more active. Sometimes you just need to move. You need to keep up the exercise routine, not because it’s a job, but because it’s part of who you are. You need to keep active to keep the mind clear and the body healthy.

Well, Oregon beach house rentals near Lincoln City can provide for you, too!

Whether your preference is for a good hike, or even a run along a trail, you’ll find something that meets your needs.

And the sheer beauty of the nature all around Lincoln City, Oregon will assure you of a great experience while running.

One of the great running trails is at the north edge of town. It is an out-and-back trail, and the turn-back point provides some spectacular views. This trail begins on the path to The Knoll. The Knoll is a well-known local spot to get great views of the ocean and of Lincoln City, itself. But rather than stay at The Knoll, runners continue along a path that goes through a meadow, and up the other side, to an outcropping known as God’s Thumb. The trail has some ups and downs, but nothing a seasoned runner can’t handle, and it is a total of 3.3 miles.

For those looking for a more strenuous day of running and vigorous hiking, Hart’s Cove Trail will bring the challenge. A little way north of town, Hart’s Cove begins just 17 feet above sea level, but over its nearly 14 miles out-and-back you will climb more than 2,800 feet. Naturally, that means you also will descend that same amount, but going down a steep grade can sometimes be more difficult than going up! But this trail provides everything people come to the Pacific Northwest to see lush forest, rock formations, a waterfall, spectacular views, and great running temperatures.

Of course, there are other opportunities for running — or just walking vigorously — that don’t include mud and rocks. Just a jog through the peaceful neighborhood where you find Oregon beach vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon can be enough. Or a vigorous stroll along our seven miles of sandy beach can get the heart rate up.

Whatever your exercise needs, you’ll find a way to scratch that itch here. Book your stay at Lincoln City, Oregon lodging today!

Great Deals on Oregon Beach Vacation House’s for Memorial Day Weekend

Memorial Day weekend events mean great getaways to your favorite beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon offers a full weekend of events to help you celebrate this most sacred of American holidays.

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When you stay at beach condo rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon over Memorial Day weekend your only problem will be choosing which thing to do and which to miss.

Habitat for Humanity will organize a Home and Garden Show at the Chinook Winds Casino & Resort. At the Salishan Marketplace an Artisan Faire and Farmers Market will bring the best of local and regional farmers and artisans to you. Both venues are within an easy drive from Oregon coast beach rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon.

Live performances will continue continuously. Concerts at nearby venues plus a theatrical performance by Theatre West will keep you entertained and relaxed.

Naturally, the nature never disappoints all around beach home rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has excellent weather all year for outdoor activities like hiking, biking, kayaking, fishing, or cooking out at the beach.

But perhaps the best reason to book your Oregon vacation beach rentals for Memorial Day is the annual Fleet of Flowers.

This touching tribute began in 1945. A troller got caught in a nasty storm. Two local fishermen put out to attempt a rescue mission, but the waves and the storm proved too strong. Both men lost their lives while trying to save others. Ever since then, local fishermen, the local authorities, and anyone else who wishes to take part, have offered a remembrance.

The event has expanded to include not just those two heroic men, but all those lost at sea. In time the event came to take on the larger significance of Memorial Day, honoring all those who gave their lives in defense of our country and our freedoms.

Dozens of boats participate, festooned with flowers. They cross under the highway 101 bridge and put out a little way into the ocean, where they arrange themselves in a large circle. Then a military helicopter flies over and lowers a large floral wreath into the water in their midst.

This poignant memorial is a Lincoln City original. It is our little way of keeping alive the memories of those who gave all, whether at sea, land, or air.

So, book your stay at a Lincoln City, Oregon area beach house rental to spend Memorial Day Weekend in this amazing part of our amazing country.

Perfect Photo Ops Near Lincoln City Rentlas

Some of the most remarkable scenery in America can be found within a short drive from beach condo rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon.

The Pacific Northwest possesses more than its share of natural beauty, and that means scads of great opportunities for fantastic photos. While staying at Oregon beach vacation rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon, both the professional photographer and the Instagram amateur can find that perfect spot. Oregon beach rentals, naturally, have ocean views either from their front porch, or from very nearby.

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But no one will stay at their beach home rentals when in pursuit of that perfect shot. Among the things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon is to go out and find that perfect shot. A few sites are widely recognized as having the best views and the best backgrounds for photos. But the intrepid and creative photographer will always find new and amazing angles, with new lighting, that no one noticed and captured before.

A few of the best-known places for photos include The Knoll, a highpoint to the north of Lincoln City. A short drive from any of the many Lincoln City, Oregon vacation rentals, The Knoll is reached by a moderately strenuous one-mile hike, but the view is the payoff. A commanding view of Lincoln City, laid out beyond rolling, meadow-capped hills, greets the visitor, with the Pacific Ocean stretching far to the horizon. Photographers may capture gray whales breaching, or the most magical image of the sunset.

If a one-mile hike uphill isn’t in the cards for you, you can travel from any of the beach vacation rentals near Lincoln City, Oregon to visit tree-lined Siletz Bay. Formerly a busy port for the lumber industry, Siletz Bay now provides a haven for fishermen, picnickers, campers, kayakers, and, of course, photographers. The trees, the waters, the hills and mountains in the distance, and the array of activities undertaken by pleasure seekers provide a unique and always-changing backdrop for photo shoots and meditation.

The seven miles of sandy beach that separates Lincoln City from the Pacific Ocean presents a predictable, but lovely, setting for photos. Find shells, glass floats, unique pieces of driftwood, or capture the sunset as no one has seen it before. Let your imagination and quick eye craft the perfect photo as you stroll along the beach.

Let’s be frank: Lincoln City, Oregon photography is a never ending wonder. No matter where you choose to bring your camera and artistic eye, you will find great settings and great shots. The bigger problem you will have will be choosing which one to focus on!

Book your stay at any of Lincoln City, Oregon’s beach house rentals to start your Pacific Northwest photography experience soon!

Relaxation from Jet Lag in Oregon Vacation Houses

Few vacations offer as many chances for fun and relaxation as those in Oregon beach rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon has many great vacation rentals to offer, and there are so many things to do in Lincoln City, Oregon, that you’re sure to have a memorable stay.

But those traveling to our many beach vacation rentals from the east may have a bit of a challenge. You may have no problem getting up early at your beach house rentals, and either making breakfast in the well-appointed kitchen, or going out for breakfast at one of our many great local diners.

Oregon's A1 Beach Rentals offers great sunsets
A1 Beach Rentals offer beach house rentals that offer amazing sunsets!

But at the same time you may find it very difficult to stay up late and enjoy the night scene around our great beach condo rentals.

This is because of jet lag. You may have traveled west in just a few hours, but your body still thinks it’s in Nashua, Des Moines, Chattanooga, Tulsa, or wherever you hail from.

Yes, jet lag can challenge any traveler who isn’t accustomed to its effects. The alarm clock on the bedside table says 5 a.m., but your body thinks it is 8 a.m., and is ready to go.  Then later, when your watch, or phone, says 9 p.m., you feel like it’s midnight.

But jet lag doesn’t have to ruin your trip to Oregon vacation rentals. We’d like to offer a few tips on things you can do to overcome jet lag, or to mitigate its worst effects.

For one, plan ahead. Start going to bed later before your trip, if possible. Sometimes family obligations and schedules make that impossible, but if you can, go to bed earlier and get up earlier for a few days before your trip. This way you’re already getting on Pacific Time before you leave your home time zone!

Another tip is to drink plenty of water. Drinking more water makes lots of things better, including adjusting to a new time zone.

A third tip is to just power through the fatigue on your first night. If you set your mind to just stay up and stay active that first night, you’ll find the adjustment happens much more quickly. The light levels at morning and evening already are more attuned to your circadian rhythms, so if you push through your natural tiredness after being up for an additional three hours, your body will snap into form more readily.

These are just a few ideas for overcoming jet lag, so you can have the best Oregon coast vacation possible. Book your stay soon, and enjoy your time in the beautiful and laid-back vacation spots in Lincoln City, Oregon!