Thanksgiving at an Oregon Beach Vacation Rental

Thanksgiving may be the best time of year to gather with family at an Oregon beach vacation rental. Lincoln City, OR offers fantastic options for gathering as a family for this important holiday, whether the family wishes to cook Thanksgiving dinner together, or go out together and let someone else do the cooking.

But whichever way you go, book beach home rentals along the Oregon coast to make this holiday a memorable one. Many will have full kitchens where a marvelous Thanksgiving meal can be prepared. Some allow family pets to join — because they’re part of the family too!

Nearly all Oregon beach rentals will have a television with multiple networks and cable service so those who wish to can watch the parades in the morning, and football the rest of the day! 

Other benefits include the views — many have spectacular views out over the ocean, where the sunset will just take your breathe away — and the comfortable accommodations. Sitting rooms and living rooms where family can just relax, sip some wine, tea, coffee, or other beverage of choice, and share stories, remembrances, updates, and other chit-chat.

Whichever way, good Lincoln City, Oregon lodging can help make Thanksgiving weekend one to remember. 

And for those who choose not to cook at their Oregon vacation homes, restaurants in the area may be open for special Thanksgiving Day dinner reservations. Check listings to see who is open and serving turkey, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, green beans, sweet potato casserole, cornbread, pumpkin pie, and whatever other culinary delights you look forward to on Thanksgiving, because many may not be open, or may have limited seating for the holiday!

But whichever way you go for food, make the holiday one to remember by gathering all together as a family in one of the many comfortable, clean, and well-appointed Oregon coast beach vacation rentals. 

You will make memories for a lifetime, and might even start a new tradition that your family will cherish for years to come.

Don’t delay! Find your Thanksgiving dream house among the many Oregon beach condo rentals today!

Beachcombing the Lincoln City, OR Coast in August Can Yield Beautiful Treasures

The beaches along the Oregon coast aren’t the most hospitable to swimming and surfing. The waves are unpredictable, and rip tides are frequent. But the beach has other treasures for those staying in Oregon beach rentals

Lincoln City, Oregon lodging options will keep you close to the beach. If you come in August, you’ll be here for the warmest weather of the year. But even in August the temperature generally stays between highs of 70 degrees with overnight lows bottoming out in the low 50s. Also, it stays fairly sunny and hardly rains in August.

So those looking at Oregon beach house rentals can expect some of the best and most predictable weather anywhere. 

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Beachcombing in August while staying in an Oregon Beach House Rental can yield great treasures.

This is conducive to excellent beachcombing activities. If you get down to the beach right at low tide you’ll have a chance to get the sand dollars left behind by the surf. But you have to get there quickly, or the gulls will get them. 

In addition to sand dollars the attentive beachcomber will find lovely bits of washed and rounded glass and lovely softened driftwood. 

Seashells can be found, but they are rare. Seashells are less a thing on Oregon beaches than elsewhere. 

But two things that can be found on occasion on Oregon beaches that are very uncommon elsewhere are agates and fossils. 

Agates are stones that, as they are broken open, have a lovely banded pattern on their interior. They coming in many colors, always vibrant and usually glassy in appearance. The technical name for what they are is chalcedony, and if you stay at an Oregon beach vacation rental you just may see an agate or two used as decoration on a shelf or mantle. 

The fossils found are usually mollusk shells, whale bones, fish teeth, and even turtles. They come from the sandstone cliffs along the coast that break up due to weatherizing. The bits containing the fossil imprint then can be washed up onto shore. 

But whether or not you find a beautiful treasure while walking, you can’t go wrong if you make an Oregon vacation beach rental your home for a time during August. The weather is wonderful, the beach is beckoning, and the rest and relaxation you’ll find will make you want to come back for another Oregon vacation rental!

New Guidance Means a More Relaxed Atmosphere on the Oregon Coast

It’s a great time to check into one of A1’s beach vacation rentals. Oregon Governor Kate Brown recently issued a press release announcing that the state is loosening its COVID-19 restrictions following CDC guidance. This means that fully vaccinated people in Oregon no longer have to wear masks or physically distance except for when required by federal, state, and local regulations. Aside from certain settings such as public transportation, nursing homes, hospitals, and other healthcare centers, vaccinated people in Oregon are free to go out to places such as restaurants and entertainment venues without a mask and enjoy a more relaxed atmosphere. For those who have been fully vaccinated, it’s a wonderful time to get out and enjoy everything the Oregon coast has to offer without impediments. Here are a few ideas to inspire you if you’re ready to visit Lincoln City and enjoy this new relaxed atmosphere safely and comfortably.

Take in a Live Show

Live entertainment has always been a popular reason for booking our beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon saw its live venues shut their doors in the last year, but now that restrictions are loosening there are events popping up around town. Chinook Winds Casino Resort has a schedule of upcoming events, while bars and restaurants such as Beachcrest Brewing Company and Marci’s Bar & Bistro are offering live entertainment for their patrons outdoors and now indoors as well. Upcoming performances such as The Perry Gerber Duo live at Beachcrest Brewing Company on May 22 are sure to draw a crowd.     

Appreciate Local Art

Lincoln City has long been known as an artists’ town with many opportunities to view and purchase locally made artworks. While virtual events have pretty much been the only option during the last year, art is better enjoyed in person rather than on a computer screen, whether it’s blown glass, pottery, paintings, or sculptures. Now you can see it all when staying in one of A1’s beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City visitors and locals alike are sure to enjoy upcoming events such as the Art on the Edge 2021 self-guided art tour of well-known visual artists’ studios.

Enjoy a Delicious Meal

The Oregon coast offers a bounty of fresh produce and seafood, so local restaurants have a wealth of resources to work with and visitors have a variety of dining options to choose from. Whether you want to sample a flight of wine and cheese pairings, enjoy locally sourced seafood chowder, or try some freshly prepared Mexican or Thai cuisine, Lincoln City’s culinary masters have you covered. And now that masking and social distancing restrictions are being lifted for vaccinated people in Oregon, the atmosphere is going to be much more relaxed.

Winter is Time to Watch Sunsets from Lincoln City’s Beach House Rentals

Getting away to one of Oregon’s beautiful beach house rentals might seem like a typical summertime activity, but winter is the best time to watch sunsets on Lincoln City’s shores. And if you’re watching a winter sunset, what better place to watch it from than a gorgeous and cozy condo or beach house? Winter weather can be wet and chilly, but the sunsets can be extra beautiful, so it’s the perfect time to book a socially distanced getaway on the Oregon Coast. There are so many beach condo rentals and beach houses to choose from in Lincoln City that it would be a shame to let this winter sunset season pass without enjoying it.

What Makes Winter Sunset Season Special

Summer might be a pleasant time to watch a sunset outdoors, but the wondrous winter sky makes for an even better sunset when you can watch it from indoors. Rainbows of yellow, gold, orange, pink, purple, and varied shades of blue often dance across the sky and reflect upon the water in the winter months. The Oregon coast is already spectacular in the winter because of the surging and crashing waves, dramatic storms, and king tides found mere steps away from many beach vacation rentals. Oregon sunset watchers are treated to a particularly special show in the winter because the lowering sunlight takes longer to pass through the atmosphere and disappear behind the horizon. These slow sunsets on the Oregon coast can even feature red and violet lights scattering across the horizon more brightly than in other locations where the air pollution can dim the colors. The faster air circulation in the winter also makes the colors that much brighter than the more pastel shades typical of summer sunsets.

Tips for Oregon Winter Sunset Watchers

Booking a beach condo rental with a view is the first step towards an excellent opportunity for winter sunsets on the Oregon coast. Lincoln City is ideally located on the northern end of the central Oregon coast and A1 Beach Rentals offers an array of options, ranging from cozy condos that are perfect for couples and singles to sizeable beach houses with room for large families. Many of these rentals even offer floor to ceiling windows with unobstructed ocean views. It’s ideal to book a multi-night stay, however, to ensure a good chance of a bright and relatively cloud-free sunset at least one of the nights. Even a cloudy day can yield a beautiful sunset, though, as long as there is a break in the clouds. When a break in the clouds comes just in time for a line of sun to break through, it can bring one of the most stunning sunsets you’ll ever see. Bring a camera, or just your mental camera, and sit back and enjoy with a nice beverage and a fire going in the background.  

Contact A1 Beach Rentals today to book one of these fabulous beach house rentals. Then you can relax and look forward to enjoying gorgeous winter sunsets in cozy comfort.

The Historic Communities That Make Up Lincoln City, Oregon

Today Lincoln City is known as a coastal destination with great beach vacation rentals. Oregon has changed a lot since settlers first started arriving in the 1800s, though, and the local traditions that make each of Oregon’s coastal communities unique have also changed. Tourism is now Lincoln City’s top industry with beach house rentals, blown glass studios, art galleries, eclectic shops, varied dining options, local wine, artisanal beer, and a variety of recreational activities, which is a big change from the days of fishing and logging. The bygone towns and distinct communities that melded together to make Lincoln City are worth also considering. Keep reading to learn more about these historic communities that each bring a unique flavor to modern-day Lincoln City and County.

The Beauty of Oceanlake

Long before any beach condo rentals were ever built, the first tourists to visit Oceanlake arrived in 1837, when two couples traveled from the Willamette Valley on horseback with a guide to enjoy the untouched coast. They set up tents in a grove of trees, bathed in the nearby sea, and made clam and fish bakes every night. It wouldn’t be until the 1920s that the tourism trade really started to take off in Oceanlake, when businessman Herbert Rexroad found success with a campground in roughly the same spot. The area became known as the town of Oceanlake when a post office opened in 1926 and is still home to a recreation area known as Devil’s Lake Park, the same name that Rexroad and his business partner gave to their land.

The Early Town of Taft

The first town in what is now known as Lincoln City was Taft, which was established years after its first residents – Sissie and Jakie Johnson Jr. – were given a 160-acre allotment to compensate for their reservation land being taken away. People were always coming through the area because of its location on Siletz Bay along a major transportation route that provided access to the ocean as well as the coastal towns. It quickly became an economic and social hub. By 1906 it even had its own post office named after William H. Taft, making it the first official town in the area.  

The “D” River in Delake

If you find yourself at the “D” River in Lincoln City, you are in the center of what was once known as the town of Delake. It was settled by homesteaders as early as 1910, but it wasn’t until 1924 that Delake got its own post office and was established as a town. Rumor has it that the name came from early settler from Finland who would say they’re “going to de lake,” but it might also be a version of “près du lac,” or “by the lake” in French. Who knows!

Nelson + Scott = Nelscott

The first European settlers arrived in Nelscott in 1910, but it wasn’t known by that name just yet. The dense spruce and hemlock forests kept this area from being developed as quickly as others, but two men by the name of Charles P. Nelson and Dr. W. G. Scott took notice when they spotted the lovely valley dipping into the sea as they explored the coast between Taft and Cloverdale. They came back years later to purchase the land when it came up for sale and combined their names as they developed a town that was booming by the late 1920s.  

Preserving Plants in Cutler City

Cutler City was the third town developed in North Lincoln County when Mary and George E. Cutler of Dallas, Texas purchased land in 1913 that was once part of an allotment owned by a Siletz Indian named Charlie Depoe. One historic moment that put Cutler City on the map was the establishment of the Rhododendron Society in 1938 to celebrate and preserve these native plants. Cutler City was chosen as the “rhododendron capital” because of the huge number of blooms that arrive between May and June every year, which is still a great time to visit.

Due to shared needs for fire and police departments, hospitals, and street improvements, these five small towns incorporated to form Lincoln City in 1965. The name was chosen by school children in honor of Abraham Lincoln. What a story, and what a great place to look forward to visiting in the future! The beach house rentals will be here waiting for you.

Before It Was a Land of Beach Vacation Rentals: Lincoln City’s History

Today the Oregon coast is a vacation wonderland filled with fabulous beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon, and other coastal towns also make wonderful places to live for those who prefer a more relaxing pace of life in a scenic environment marked by stunning beaches, crashing waves, and inland wonders including lakes and rivers. This beautiful part of the world is more than just a nice place to live and visit, though. Lincoln City has a rich cultural history, from the basket-weaving of the First Peoples to the Japanese-inspired glass blowing that is integral to today’s tourism trade. So, how did Lincoln City and the surrounding areas become a hub for art, culture, and tourism? The following should explain the key points in history that made Lincoln City what it is today.

The Early Days  

Long before anyone even dreamed of building beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City and County was occupied by what is now known as the Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians. The first European explorers traveled through the area in the 1500s and many more came from England, France, Portugal, and Spain in search of the area’s rich resources over the decades. It wasn’t until the 1700s that European explorers first documented contact with local Native American tribes, though, when Captain Robert Gray’s first mate recorded an encounter with two men in a canoe. By 1837, the undeveloped coastal area would see its first tourists, when two prominent couples traveled on horseback with a guide from the Willamette Valley to the Oceanlake area to enjoy a belated honeymoon where they camped in a grove of trees and prepared clam and fish bakes. It would be many more years before it became a tourist destination, though. The area would become part of the Coast Reservation and then the Siletz Reservation in the 1850s before homesteaders started arriving to develop small parcels of the land in 1887. It would be at least another decade before anything resembling a town developed.

The Makings of Lincoln City

The first town in what is now Lincoln County was known as Kernville and was founded in 1896 when Daniel Kern established Kern Brothers Cannery above Coyote Rock on the Siletz River. The area also quickly became a popular destination and place to live for fishermen, just as it continues to be today, though overfishing during those early days necessitated a ban on net fishing in 1935. The next big industry to develop in the area was logging, which flourished during WWI when the local Sitka spruce was found to be a perfect material for airplanes. It was also around this time that Japanese fishing boats started using glass floats for their nets, which washed ashore on the Oregon Coast for many decades, even after they were no longer in use. Now one of Lincoln City’s claims to fame is its glass floats on the beach, which are hidden by “float fairies” for visitors to find periodically throughout a typical year, a tradition that started shortly before the new millennium.

Tourism is now the main trade in the area that brings many guests to vacation homes and beach condo rentals. Lincoln City may not be able to welcome guests from far afield right now, but the beaches are still a stunning treat for local visitors to enjoy and we look forward to welcoming visitors from around the world once again very soon.

Lincoln City’s Coastal Wildlife Is Easy to Enjoy from Dry Land

People come to stay in A1’s beach house rentals for many reasons, but enjoying the Great Outdoors is one of the most popular motivations for booking a stay in this part of the world. Lincoln City is ideally situated on the Oregon Coast with 7½ miles of stunning beaches, numerous public parks, and plenty of hiking trails where it’s easy to enjoy the area’s coastal wildlife without straying to far from any of our beach vacation rentals. Oregon is known for green trees, blue lakes, majestic ocean views, wild creatures, and all things nature. Why not book your stay now and look forward to enjoying all the coastal wildlife that this area has to offer?

Deer, Elk, and Butterflies Abound

You are bound to come in contact with some beautiful wildlife if you visit a local park or embark on one of the many hiking trails in and around Lincoln City. As long as you respect the boundaries of local animals and insects, and leave their environment as you left it, wildlife watching can be a marvelous pastime for the whole family or even for a solo adventure. You might not even need to visit a park or hiking trail to spot a Black-Tailed Mule Deer, though, as they are often spotted around Lincoln City’s residential neighborhoods. Roosevelt Elk, on the other hand, moves in herds around Devils Lake, nearby Cascade Head, and various local pastures. Cascade Head is also a great place to spot Oregon Silverspot Butterflies during warmer weather, as the Cascade Head Nature Conservancy supports a captive rearing program.

A Bird Watcher’s Delight

The secret is out: Lincoln City, Oregon is a great place for bird watching. Whether you book a quick weekend in one of our beach condo rentals or gather your bird watching gang for an extended stay, you’ll find no shortage of gorgeous coastal birds to spot, photograph, and check off your list. The Western Sandpiper is Oregon’s most common migrating shorebird, so you’re sure to spot some of those, as well as the ever-present Western Gulls and Pelagic Cormorant that call this area home year-round. Great Blue Herons, Great White Egrets, and Osprey are also commonly spotted around Siletz Bay. Some other local birds are less common, but still possible to spot with a close eye. The Western Snowy Plover can be found in nests on dry mudflats and open, sandy beaches, for example, but their populations have unfortunately declined. Bald Eagles have fortunately been removed from the endangered species list and can be spotted around Devils Lake and Siletz Bay. The Brown Pelican, Bufflehead, Dusky Canada Goose, Tufted Puffin, and Wood Duck can also be spotted when the time is right, usually around fall or winter. Of course, the ocean also offers a wondrous array of sea life to observe, from whales to starfish. In addition to wildlife, the weather itself can offer some wild experiences, so even if it’s raining outside you will be treated to the wonders of storm-watching on the Oregon Coast. Book your stay today and enjoy everything the Oregon Coast has to offer outside!

Lincoln City Beach House Rentals Spared from Fire and Sheltering Evacuees

The team at A1 Beach Rentals is grateful to report that all of their people and properties, including all 26 beach house rentals, have been spared from the Echo Mountain Fires. Residents and business owners all throughout Lincoln City had fears of losing it all, and the team at A1 certainly shared those fears as the fires raced towards town. It is saddening to hear of all the homes that burned just over the hill, but one silver lining is that some evacuees have been able to find solace in A1’s beach vacation rentals. Oregon is going through a tough time right now, but the local reactions have been filled with random acts of kindness and the onshore flow is bringing clean air back to Lincoln City.

Stories of Kindness from Lincoln City

Members of the A1 team were out with hoses ready as the Echo Mountain Fires threatened Lincoln City. While the fire never made its way to town, many from nearby towns such as Otis came to stay in Lincoln City as the conditions were not safe for them to return. One of the largest properties, The Pirate’s Lookout, was able to shelter 21 people (more than is normally allowed for vacation rental) during these extreme and unexpected circumstances. Many smaller beach condo rentals were available for evacuees, as well. And while the fires are now nearing containment, the stories of random acts of kindness continue to pour in. One example is a property owner, who resides in California and almost lost her home to fires last year, who sent a $500 gift to the person who cleans her property in Lincoln City to help offset evacuation costs. Many different people and organizations spring to life immediately and started organizing donation drives and other relief efforts, and such stories of generosity continue pouring in as the firefighting and cleanup efforts continue.    

What You Can Do to Help

Want to know how you can help those affected by these recent fires? The Lincoln County Emergency Management website now has a donation and volunteer section you can visit to learn more. There is currently a need for cash donations. If you are in or near Lincoln City and would like to personally drop off a donation to help those affected by the Echo Mountain wildfire, many local churches and charities are currently accepting donations. The Lincoln City church community has also opened a central distribution center in the Lincoln City Outlets for those in need of donated supplies, but this is not a donation drop-off center. Call (541) 265-0621 to inquire about donation pickups and volunteer opportunities. As these efforts continue, there is no doubt Lincoln City will be back to its glorious coastal state in a short time. The good news is that air quality is already better here than many other parts of Oregon, thanks largely to the onshore flow, and it continues to improve every day. Call (503) 232-5984 or contact A1 Beach Rentals online to learn more about available beach house

Oregon Beach House Rentals are the Perfect Base for Agate Hunting

Now that our Lincoln City Oregon beach house rentals are open for visitors to Lincoln City once again, agate hunters and tidepool explorers have the perfect home-base to discover the Oregon Coast’s natural wonders. Lincoln City is home to 7½ miles of scenic beaches that are known for agates. Nearby Depoe Bay is also a haven for those hunting these magnificent semiprecious stones. And while you’re trying to search for a few treasures to take home, why not explore Lincoln City’s tidepools? Outdoor activities such as these are wonderful ways for individuals, couples, and families to get out and explore nature while still practicing social distancing from the home-base of our meticulously cleaned and sanitized beach home and condo vacation rentals. Lincoln City is waiting, and it’s never been a better time to become an agate hunter!

Oregon Beaches are Officially Open!
Honored guests, we are overjoyed to announce our beachfront
homes & condos are available to book.

Agates: Semiprecious Stones from the Sea

Semiprecious stones include such natural wonders such as amber, aquamarine, emerald, jade, onyx, opal, pearl, topaz, turquoise, and many others. While most semiprecious stones are formed on land, others – such as pearls – are formed in the sea. Agates are unique because they are formed on land within holes inside volcanic rocks (similar to moganite and quartz), but because they form near the sea, they are first released into the water from nearby crumbling rocks. Then it’s only a matter of time until they wash up onto the shores of Oregon and Northern California. While most agates aren’t worth a whole lot of money, they are stunning to look at and can be used to make unique pieces of jewelry and other beautiful creations. It’s also just a whole lot of fun to hunt for them!

Not All Beaches Are Equal for Agate Hunters

Lincoln City has long been known as one of the best places on the Oregon Coast to hunt for agates, coral, and jasper. Even the experts at Oregon State University agree. With lodging options ranging from cozy beach condo rentals to vacation homes that sleep 16 people, your whole crew will also be accommodated in Lincoln City. If you’re looking to visit a few areas in your search for agates, Lincoln City is also a great place to start. Your best bet is to head south and stop at Beverly Beach and Moolack Beach (which are also known for fossilized mollusk and clamshells) before continuing on to Depoe Bay and Newport. Depoe Bay is a particularly good place for a day trip, as it is also known as the “Whale Watching Capital of the Oregon Coast.” But you don’t need to leave Lincoln City and its 7½ miles of pristine beaches to see all sorts of sea creatures and find all sorts of sea treasures that have washed ashore. You could spend days just exploring this particular stretch of coastline. Lincoln City’s intertidal zones, where tide pools thrive, are also particularly wondrous around Roads End State Park in the north side of town. While there are still plenty of bookings available, it’s a good idea to act fast if you want to get your perfect beach house rental in Lincoln City this summer. The secret will soon be out that this is one of the best places to get away from it all on the Oregon Coast. Whether you’re most looking forward to hunting for agates, exploring the tidepools, or just enjoying a cool beverage from a hot tub with ocean views on the deck of your rental, A1 Beach Rentals has got you covered. Call (503) 232-5984 or simply book online today.

Fascinating History to Explore While Visiting Lincoln City, Oregon this Summer!

While there’s still a lodging lockdown in place until May 31, we look forward to the 1st of June when we are scheduled to reopen our beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City will be a perfect place to escape with meticulously cleaned and sanitized vacation rentals within a stone’s throw of vast, coastal spaces that go on for miles. Lincoln City, Oregon is known for its 7½ miles of beaches, as well as fun annual traditions such as Glass Floats on the Beach and the twice-yearly kite festivals. The city also has a rich history that you can look forward to exploring on your next visit, from its Native American history to its early European settlement days to its current position in the coastal arts and culture scene. Keep reading to learn more about Lincoln City’s fascinating history and find inspiration for your next visit.

Oregon Beaches Officially Open June 1st!
Honored guests we are overjoyed to announce our beachfront homes & condos are available to book.

Lincoln City’s Native American History

The Oregon Coast was originally home to many tribes that are now part of the 27-member Confederated Tribes of Siletz Indians along with other Native American tribes and bands that once lived between Northern California and southwest Washington. When the Coast (Siletz) Reservation was established in 1855, it included part of modern-day Lincoln City. These 27 tribes spoke numerous languages, including the Clatsop dialect of Chinook, Coos, Shasta, Siuslaw, Takelma, Tillamook, and many others. Some of these names might be familiar if you live in the Pacific Northwest or have ever visited our Oregon beach house rentals. Lincoln City locals and visitors should also recognize the name of Siletz Bay.

The Communities Before Lincoln City’s Incorporation

Lincoln City did not exist until 1965 when the unincorporated communities of Delake, Oceanlake, and Taft joined with the nearby towns of Cutler City and Nelscott, all of which were nestled around Lincoln City’s current main street (Highway 101). Homesteaders began arriving in the area as early as the 1880s, though, and Taft (named after our 27th President, William H. Taft) established its post office in 1906. Delake was founded some years after and established its post office in 1924, only to be reestablished as Oceanlake Post Office in 1927. The odd-sounding name of Delake is meant to mimic local Finnish community members’ pronunciation of nearby Devil’s Lake. The former town of Nelscott also had a unique name, which was a combination of the founders’ surnames, Nelson and Scott. The Nelscott Reef is still famed as one of the best spots to surf along the Pacific Coast. Cutler City, which was located on the east shore of Siletz Bay, was the biggest established town in the area that later became Lincoln City. Mr. and Mrs. George Cutler of Dallas founded the community in the early 20th century, supposedly after Chief Charles “Charley” DePoe of the Siletz Tribe sold the property to George Cutler. The town established a post office in 1930 that served the community until Lincoln City was formed.

The Modern History of Lincoln City, Oregon

Each of these historic communities had its own annual events and local culture, and there was even some competition among them for tourists and trade. They all needed local services such as police and firefighters, though, and while it seemed to make sense to combine and pool these resources, many people did not want to give up their local post office and unique heritage. That’s why they needed to come up with a new, unifying name when the towns and communities did finally incorporate, rather than using any of the five existing names. They held a contest to choose one and school children submitted the name of Lincoln City. It seemed like the best choice when the city was incorporated on March 3, 1965.

History of Glass Floats on the Beach

You probably know about Glass Floats on the Beach if you’ve ever stayed in one of our vacation homes or beach condo rentals. Lincoln City has not only been a hotspot for beaches, but also for arts and crafts such as glassblowing, since the 20th century. When that century was drawing to a close, a local artist decided to use this medium to celebrate the coming millennium with a nod to the Oregon Coast’s past. Japanese fishing boats of bygone eras once used beautiful blue and green glass fishing floats that often washed up on the shores of the Oregon Coast, and visitors in those eras used to love hunting for the glass treasures that would wash ashore. Eventually, they were all found … until 1999, that is, when Lincoln City sponsored the Finders Keepers project where local artists produced stunning blown-glass floats that were “hidden” around the beach. It was so popular and attracted so many tourists that it became part of the city’s local traditions. The beaches will be a great reason to visit Lincoln City once they reopen, and we look forward to welcoming you to our beach house rentals! Until then, this area’s fascinating history is worth learning more about. It’s easy to see why so many people wanted to live in this beautiful part of the Central Oregon Coast.