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.

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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.

Top Eight Hiking Trails in and Around Lincoln City, Oregon

The team at A1 Beach Rentals looks forward to welcoming you to our beach house rentals again once we’re on the other side of this. The truth is, we all need a few things to look forward to in the not-so-distant future. Hiking and beachcombing on the Oregon Coast are two great activities to look forward to because they are out in the open air where you can still socially distance while enjoying nature. Beaches and hiking trails throughout the Central Oregon Coast might be closed right now, but once they are reopened, we can all look forward to a long walk in a beautiful setting. In addition to the 7½ miles of pristine coastline (which is within walking distance from most of our beach condo rentals and vacation homes), there are also numerous hiking trails in and around Lincoln City, Oregon. Here are eight of the top hiking destinations in and around Lincoln City that are worth exploring once the trails reopen:

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1. Agnes Creek Open Space Loop. This moderately easy, 1.7-mile trail takes less than an hour to complete at a leisurely pace. The loop stretches through a serene forest setting and allows dogs as long as they are on a leash.

2. Alder Island Nature Trail. You can find this trail right within Lincoln City. The easy, 0.9-mile trail winds past Siletz Bay and can be completed in about 20 minutes plus the time it talks to walk from one of our beach vacation rentals. Oregon walkers of all ability levels can enjoy this trail.

3. Cutler Wetlands Open Space Loop. The Cuter Wetlands Open Space features an easy, breezy 0.6-mile trail that is great for bird-watching or just enjoying a quick walk through nature in a forest setting. The walk can be completed in approximately 15 minutes.

4. Devils Lake Boardwalk Trail. Mere minutes from downtown Lincoln City, you can find yourself in the Devil’s Lake State Recreation Area and/or Devil’s Lake State Park. The recreation area is where you’ll find the campgrounds with access to the lake for swimming, canoeing, kayaking, boating, and waterskiing. You can also take a lovely, 10-minute walk along the boardwalk with nature and water on either side of you. Just remember to watch out for the wildlife sharing this space with you!

5. Drift Creek Falls Trail. If you’re looking for a somewhat longer trail once the parks reopen, the Drift Creek Falls Trail in Siuslaw National Forest might be an ideal option for you. This 2.6-mile walk can be completed in about an hour and 20 minutes at a fairly leisurely pace. Just make sure to slow down enough to enjoy the beauty of this national forest!

6. God’s Thumb (via The Knoll). More experienced hikers may prefer the God’s Thumb trail, which is also located in Siuslaw National Forest with parking at Roads End State Recreation Site. The 4.4-mile, out-and-back walk is considered moderate in difficulty due to a steep climb at the end, but many people do take their children, and dogs are allowed on leashes. It is important to be cautious on this trail, as slips and falls have occurred in the past. 

7. Kirtsis Park Walk. This is a great trail if you’re looking for an easy, forest park walk that starts right at the edge of Lincoln City. The 1.6-mile, out-and-back walk takes you through a lush, green setting and is just long enough to feel like you’ve got a good bit of exercise in.

8. Spyglass Ridge Open Space. Another relatively easy but absolutely stunning walk near Lincoln City is the Spyglass Ridge Open Space. Most of the 1.3-mile trail takes you through a forested setting, but if you take your time and keep exploring, you will find yourself with a stunning view of the ocean. The walk can be completed in less than 45 minutes and dogs are allowed on leashes. Our beach house rentals will be waiting for you once all the parks and other facilities reopen. You can rest assured that you will find an exceedingly clean, sterile, cozy, and comfortable place to enjoy the Central Oregon Coast upon arrival. We look forward to welcoming you to our home-away-from-home in Lincoln City again soon! 

More Top Summer Activities to Look Forward to in Lincoln City, Oregon

As detailed in our last blog post, there is plenty to look forward to once the beach house rentals are filled and the beaches open to visitors again in Lincoln City, Oregon. This stretch of the Central Oregon Coast is known for being particularly amenable to vacationers from far and wide thanks to its natural wonders and local culture that offers something for just about everyone. In the first part of this two-part blog series, we detailed the first five of 10 sensational summer activities to look forward to in Lincoln City, including antiquing, art buying and viewing, beachcombing, boating and paddling, and glass blowing. Here are five more activities to look forward to when summer returns to Lincoln City, Oregon:

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  • Hiking. Lincoln City is an excellent home base for day trips to remote hiking areas all within a short drive from our beach vacation rentals. Oregon is filled with forests, mountains, lakes, rivers, streams, and even giant craters to explore. There are also several great trails in and around the city itself. Siuslaw National Forest is home to the Drift Creek Falls trail, where you’ll find a lush rainforest and a waterfall reachable by a suspension bridge, as well as the short and family-friendly Hebo Lake Loop trail that encircles the lake. Cascade Head also boasts a treasure chest of wildflowers and wildlife along two different Nature Conservancy trails, and the Cutler City Nature trail offers a nice one-mile trail with lovely views of wetlands and woods. 

  • Kite-Flying. Lincoln City really is famous for many things, and that includes the flying of kites. Every year locals and visitors alike partake in the Annual Fall Kite Festival and Annual Summer Kite Festival at Lincoln City’s D River Beach Wayside. Don’t worry if you’re not in town for these stunning displays of fanciful kites; it’s always a good time to bring your kite or buy a new one to fly on the coast here. The conditions are perfect most days to fly a kite through the skies for long stretches of time.

  • Relaxing. Even if you do nothing but relax in and around your beach house rental, you can still have an amazing time doing next to nothing in Lincoln City. Many of our beach homes and beach condo rentals are mere steps from the sand and sea, and all are close enough to easily get to the beaches on a daily basis. Lincoln City boasts 7½ miles of beautiful beaches to explore at your own pace. Our vacation rentals also boast impressive features such as gourmet kitchens, entertainment centers, game rooms, hot tubs, ocean views, and more. Just think about your favorite ways to relax and make sure you choose a rental that accommodates your needs.

  • Seafood Sampling. The Pacific Northwest is also known for fresh seafood, and local spots such as Mo’s Restaurant overlooking Siletz Bay offer an excellent sampling of the sea’s bounty with beautiful views of the ocean while you dine. From clam chowder and fresh oysters to an array of creative dishes using crab, cod, shrimp, and more, you might find it hard to sample it all. The Pacific Northwest is known for using a variety of local produce in exceedingly creative ways, though, so even if you’re not into seafood you’re sure to find plenty of delicious things to eat.

  • Shopping. Many out-of-state visitors flock to Oregon for the tax-free shopping, and Lincoln City is an excellent place to score some bargains or one-of-a-kind finds. The Lincoln City Outlets offer discounted merchandise from top brands including American Eagle, Bath & Body Works, Coach, Columbia, Eddie Bauer, Gap, Lane Bryant, Levi’s, Old Navy, The North Face, and many more. There are also countless local artisans, gift stores, craft shops, and other unique vendors to find exceptional items that you won’t find anywhere else.

Whatever time of year you next find yourself in Lincoln City, there will always be plenty to do. The team at A1 Beach Rentals also wants to remind you that we’re going the extra distance in cleaning our rental homes, so when the beaches do reopen, you can rest assured that everything from the large surfaces and appliances to the small doorknobs and light switches will be sanitized. Stay safe and remember that we’ll be here when it’s safe to visit once again.

Top Summer Activities to Look Forward to in Lincoln City – Part 1

You’re not alone if you’re looking forward to summertime and beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon will be waiting for you when the summer arrives, and when people return to the local beaches and businesses. From secluded coves and seaside cliffs to local arts and culture, there is something for everyone in Lincoln City when summer rolls around. We have narrowed down 10 sensational summer activities in Lincoln City to look forward to, starting with these fabulous five:

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  • Antiquing. Lincoln City is known for its high concentration of antique shops and its popular Antique Week that takes place every February. The Little Antique Mall houses 80 dealers, the Taft District and Oceanlake District both have a number of antique shops, and several other antique dealers do business at other locations around town. Antique collectors are bound to leave with something special after visiting this stretch of the Central Oregon Coast.
  • Art Buying and Viewing. There are also countless art dealers, galleries, museums, and studios throughout Lincoln City. The Lincoln City Cultural Center is always a great place for art lovers to start. You could also spend more than a day perusing galleries and studio spaces such as the Artist’s Co-Op Gallery, Artist’s Studio Association, Freed Gallery, Hawk Creek Gallery, Matthew’s Galleries, Mossy Creek Pottery, Ryan Gallery, and The Sparks Gallery. In addition, the North Lincoln County Historical Museum showcases artworks made by indigenous peoples and other cultural artifacts.   
  • Beachcombing. One of the most popular activities in Lincoln City doesn’t cost a thing. There are 7½ miles of spectacular beaches along Lincoln City’s stretch of the Oregon Coast that visitors can spend all day walking on. You can always find a plethora of beautiful agates, fossils, petrified wood, rocks, and shells if you are a patient beachcomber. During certain times and days of the year, though, you can also find colorful glass floats made by local artisans that are dropped in easy-to-find hiding spots by volunteers in the early morning hours. If you find one, make sure to register it and receive a certificate of authenticity!
  • Boating and Paddling. If you’re staying in one of our beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City can be your home base for a number of water sports, including boating and paddling. Head to nearby Devil’s Lake for the day or for overnight camping and partake in a wide array of water sports and recreations, including canoeing, kayaking, motor boating, and water skiing. Siletz Bay is also home to a wildlife refuge where paddlers can take a guided trip through the bay. Equipment is available for rent at Siletz Crabbing & Kayak Rentals, Two Seven Zero Stand Up Paddle Sports, and other local businesses.
  • Glassblowing. Blown glass is a local passion in Lincoln City. Alder House Glass Blowers are the oldest glassblowers in the Pacific Northwest and are known for allowing visitors to watch artists at work. They offer a variety of pieces for sale as well as custom pieces made to your specifications. Volta Glass Gallery also allows you to blow your own glass if you want to have the experience of making it yourself. Other blown glass galleries and shops include Flannigan’s Glass Gallery, Lincoln City Glass Center, Summer Gap, and more. You can even find a blown glass float for sale if you aren’t lucky enough to find one on the beach.

From expansive vacation homes to cozy beach condo rentals, Lincoln City will have all your accommodation needs covered when summertime comes. For now, though, we can all keep dreaming of summer nights and sunny days. Check back soon for part two of our top 10 picks of summer activities to look forward to in Lincoln City! For now, stay safe and we’ll see you when the beach reopens.

Foodie Fun Coming to Lincoln City, Oregon this February

With crisp winter weather and great deals on beach house rentals, Lincoln City, Oregon is a surprisingly idyllic destination for a relaxing vacation or weekend away in February. It’s also a famously tasty destination for food, wine, and beer throughout the year. And with plenty of fun activities coming up, there’s good reason to book your stay today and make your way to Lincoln City as soon as possible. This charming seaside town that boasts 7½ miles of beautiful Central Oregon coastline and a bustling culinary scene is the place to be this time of year. Here are just a few of the upcoming activities that might whet your appetite for a getaway to Lincoln City, Oregon before this February is through.

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The Newport Seafood & Wine Festival

The nearby city of Newport is hosting its annual Seafood & Wine Festival this Thursday, February 20 through Sunday, February 23 starting at noon each day. The popular festival showcases more than 150 premium wines from the Pacific Northwest region and features a wide range of meals and produce from local artisans, chefs, and other culinary professionals. Just head on over to the Newport Marina with your appetite and cash on hand to enjoy this seafood and wine extravaganza that is just a short drive from our conveniently located beach vacation rentals. Lincoln City is about 25 miles up the Oregon Coast Highway from the town of Newport.  

Mardi Gras at the Beachcrest Brewing Company

Beachcrest Brewing Company is hosting a Mardi Gras party this Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23 with delicious food and live music for partygoers of all ages. Hot Sorcery will be serving creole Cajun food from their food cart as the Matt and Amy White Quartet perform from 7:00-9:00 PM on Saturday and Patty George and Friends perform from 4:00-7:00 PM on Sunday. You can find Beachcrest Brewing Company in the Salishan Market Place in Gleneden Beach, Oregon, just south of Lincoln City.

Hands-On Cooking Classes at the Lincoln City Culinary Center

The fabulous events at Lincoln City’s Culinary Center are reason alone to book one of our beach condo rentals. Lincoln City is fortunate to have this cutting-edge center where Culinary Manager Donna Riani and Culinary Assistant Larayne Higgins regularly take guests on gastronomic journeys that end with new skills learned and a delicious meal to enjoy. This Saturday, February 22, they are hosting a Hands-On Bacon Class from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM with a menu featuring bacon and cornbread stuffed pork, chicken with sourdough croutons and bacon, baked oysters with bacon, roasted cabbage with bacon gremolata, BLTA salad, bacon jam, buttery dinner rolls, and bacon apple tart. They are also hosting a Hands-On Gluten Intolerant Latin American Class on February 29 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM with a menu featuring shrimp ceviche with tostones; chorizo and manchego croquettes; chicken picadillo empanadas; steak, caramelized onion and blue cheese tostado; corn tortillas; tequila beans; onion and tomato curtido; and gluten-free white chocolate cupcakes with chocolate ganache. Visit CulinaryCenterLincolnCity.com for more information. In addition to these delectable events for foodies, wine-lovers and beer aficionados, there are plenty of opportunities to eat and drink to your heart’s content throughout Lincoln City. The wide range of restaurants, bars, cafes, bistros, and artisanal marketplaces are also complemented by live music venues, museums, galleries, theatres, and – of course – the beautiful beaches. There are plenty of delicious reasons to visit Lincoln City in February, and the prices are lower than you would find in the “peak season” of summer. So, what are you waiting for? Book your beach house rental today and keep the February foodie fun coming in Lincoln City, Oregon!

February Savings to Inspire Spontaneous Oregon Coast Getaways

With beach house rentals available including a 3rd night free until the 1st of March, could it be time to plan that last-minute getaway to the Central Oregon Coast that you’ve been dreaming of? Whether you’re inspired by Valentine’s Day to create a special experience with your special someone, looking for a quick getaway with family or friends, or just want to enjoy some beautiful beach views in peaceful solitude, you’ll want to jump on this opportunity. Guests who mention the free third night while booking any A1 Beach Rentals properties in February will be treated to this extraordinary deal just for booking a two-night stay. Sounds too good to pass up? Keep reading to learn more about your options for an unexpected February getaway along the beautiful coastline of Lincoln City, Oregon.  

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Explore Your Beach Vacation Rental Options

A1 Beach Rentals offers 26 different beach condo rentals and vacation homes including modern, craftsman, and historic properties that sleep anywhere from one to 16 guests. Some of the more popular options include the Nantucket (a charmingly restored one-bed/one-bath condo), Kristy’s Cottage (a two-bed/one-bath cottage with panoramic views of Gleneden Beach), and Starry Night (an elegant oceanfront home with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms to suit large groups). This is just a taste of the options you might have to choose from, but you can expect a certain level of coastal comfort in each and every property. Stunning views, gourmet kitchens, fully stocked linen cabinets and entertainment systems come standard, plus you can expect some extra touches such as a hot tub or observation deck to sweeten the deal. All properties are also conveniently located next to the beach and other local attractions such as the Chinook Winds Casino Resort. Some properties even offer private beach access mere steps from the door – a truly luxurious way to enjoy nature’s majesty along Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of superb coastline.

Why February is a Great Time to Explore Lincoln City

Summer may be the most popular time to visit any beach town, but there are many reasons why February is an excellent time to book one of our beach vacation rentals. Oregon is in full romantic bloom thanks to Valentine’s Day, for starters. You can find an assortment of wining and dining options, from a tasting at Depoe Bay Winery to dinner at Fathom’s Restaurant & Bar or Chinook’s Seafood Grill to the fun, hands-on events at the Lincoln City Culinary Center. It’s also a great month for antiquing with Antique & Collectibles Week, which includes a special drop of 300 antique Japanese glass floats on the beach.

If arts and crafts are more your thing, there are also numerous workshops taking place in Lincoln City during the month of February that are ideal for couples, families, friends, and solo travelers alike. The Dye Your Own Silk Scarf Workshop at the Artists’ Studio Association, Glass Mosaic Mirror Frame Workshop at the Lincoln City Cultural Center, and 2-Day Landscape Workshop (Realism to Abstract) at the Artists’ Studio Association classroom are just a few of the events taking place. And if you prefer to view and purchase works of fine art rather than making them yourself, then you will also find yourself spoiled for choice with a host of galleries, museums, and arts and crafts shops to choose from.

Whatever you’re looking for in a spontaneous getaway to the Central Oregon Coast, one thing is certain: this free third night deal won’t last long. Contact A1 Beach Rentals today and book your last-minute getaway before February is over.

Create a Dreamy Winter Experience on the Central Oregon Coast

Booking one of our cozy beach house rentals is your first step to a dreamy winter experience in and around Lincoln City, Oregon. The Central Oregon Coast comes alive with stormy weather during the winter months, making it an excellent time to enjoy the local food and drink indoors, and after storms, you will find ideal opportunities for beachcombing and exhilarating walks. With the right beach vacation rentals, Oregon can be a winter wonderland for visitors from near and far. Let us take care of your accommodations – we’ll make sure you have a better home away from your home – then Lincoln City and its surrounding areas will be yours to explore. Here are just a few of the exciting events coming up in Lincoln City to keep your winter spirits warm.

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2020 Beachcombing “Exploriences”

Over the next few months, visitors are welcome to stop by the SW 33rd Street Beach Access in Lincoln City at specified dates and times to embark on a beachcombing “explorience” in search of agates, gemstones, jasper, petrified wood, and other oceanic treasures that wash ashore. A local expert will guide you during the approximately one-hour clinic, which does not require any sort of fees or pre-registration. Just show up ready to explore! The 2020 Beachcombing Exploriences are set to take place on February 1 at 9AM; Wednesday, February 5 at 1PM; Saturday, February 15 at 9AM; Thursday, February 20 at 2PM; Sunday, March 1 at 9AM; Saturday, March 7 at 2PM; Sunday, March 15 at 10AM; Saturday, March 28 at 8AM; Wednesday, April 1 at noon; and Saturday, April 4 at 2PM.

Winterfest Siletz: River of Dreams

The famous Siletz Bay Music Festival takes place in Lincoln City every summer and the organizers of this event have expanded to form a nonprofit that puts on musical events throughout the year to fund the big summer festival. This year’s Winterfest event is expanding on this tradition with a Siletz Sampler of festival musicians at Lincoln City Cultural Center on February 1 at 5 PM with dinner at 6 PM for $95. For more information about this gala fundraising event, call (541) 264-5828 or search for Siletz Bay Music online.

54th Super Bowl Parties Galore

With the 54th Super Bowl set to take place this February 2, there are sure to be countless viewing parties in every town and city across the country. Lincoln City will be no different – if you are in town on Superbowl Sunday you will have numerous options to choose from, ranging from restaurants and breweries to house parties and community gatherings. The Super Party 54 at Chinook Winds Convention Center is one of the most popular options, with parties starting one hour before the 3:30PM kickoff time and 12 giant screens to ensure every seat is a good one. All guests will receive one entry ticket for the virtual drawings that will take place throughout the afternoon, a no-host bar will be available, and there will be stadium-style food for sale.

Before you can enjoy any of this winter fun, though, you must first book a stay in one of our beach vacation rentals. Then Lincoln City, Oregon will be yours for the taking!

Winter Deals Entice Storm Watchers to Lincoln City, Oregon

With the excitement of winter weather and our current New Year’s Special on beach vacation rentals, Lincoln City is calling your name! Any A1 Beach Rentals booking of two nights or more made by the end of January will come with a third night free, which is already reason enough to plan a trip to Lincoln City. January and February are also fantastic months to watch the storms pass by from the comfort of our cozy beach house rentals. Lincoln City, Oregon may be known as a popular beach destination in the summer, but many people prefer the magnificent display of nature’s power during storm season when the summer crowds are a distant memory. If you’re not convinced yet, though, consider a few more reasons why this winter special on beach house bookings could be your best reason yet to start storm watching on the Central Oregon Coast.

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The Best Booking Deals of 2020

If you want to take advantage of this excellent winter deal on beach house rentals, you will just need to remember to mention the free third night when booking your stay. A1 Beach Rentals offers 26 properties in Lincoln City and Depoe Bay, which range from cozy condos for couples to expansive homes that sleep up to 16 people. Homes and condos also come with extra perks such as private beach access, hot tubs with ocean views, and close proximity to local attractions such as Chinook Winds Casino and the tide pools and beaches of the Roads End neighborhood. A1 properties also come equipped with fully stocked gourmet kitchens, fresh linens, and other amenities to make you feel right at home. Once you’ve viewed the available rental homes, simply call the team at A1 Beach Rentals or book directly online – either way, just remember to mention the free third night when you place your booking by January 31st!

The Beauty of Storm Watching

The Central Oregon Coast is alive with Mother Nature’s ferocity during the winter months as waves roll in all the way from Japan to a magnificent ending along Oregon’s many miles of Pacific coastline. Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of coastline sees waves as high as 30 feet and peak winds of more than 100 miles per hour during the height of the season. If you are feeling brave you can get your rain gear on and walk down to D River Wayside or Roads End State Park, or you can view the stormy weather from the comfort of one of our beach condo rentals. Lincoln City also boasts a wide variety of restaurants with excellent coastal views, including The Bay House, Chinook Seafood Grill at Chinook Winds Casino Resort, Fathoms at Inn at Spanish Head, Mist at Surftides, and many more. If you do decide to venture out during a storm, remember to pay careful attention to the weather conditions and heed any safety warnings.

The Calm After the Storm

The beach conditions can be particularly beautiful following a storm. There are always all sorts of treasures that wash up on the shore for beachcombers to discover as well. Seashells and agates are sure to wash up, and occasionally antique glass floats from Japan still wash ashore. Just make sure to use common sense when beachcombing after a storm, just as you should when going out during bad weather. Don’t try to walk down to the waterfront in the middle of a dangerous storm and don’t pick up anything if you don’t know what it is first. That way you can ensure happy memories and enjoy the best that Lincoln City has to offer for many years to come! If this deal on winter bookings in Lincoln City is calling your name, you will need to act fast to get the property and dates you desire. Call or go online today and start planning your stay!

How to Make the Most of Your Holiday on the Oregon Coast

With a host of cozy beach house rentals to call home for the holidays, Lincoln City is an idyllic place to get away for Christmas on the Central Oregon Coast. There’s also plenty to do on the coast this time of year. Whether you are looking for a fun and festive time, or just want some time away from the hustle and bustle to unwind, you can have it your way in this charming seaside town that boasts 7½ miles of majestic beaches. Here are a few of our top picks for holiday activities to get you in the spirit this season in Lincoln City.

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Artisanal Shopping Galore

There are plenty of shopping opportunities in Lincoln City, from the famous outlet shops to the numerous locally owned businesses peppered around Highway 101. If you want to find some of Oregon’s best vendors all in one place, though, you won’t want to miss the Artisan Faire that takes place at Salishan Marketplace every Friday from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. You’ll find an assortment of handmade goods and unique crafts that make perfect gifts this time of year. Upcoming faire dates include Friday, December 20 and Friday, December 27. Why not book one of our beach condo rentals and make a weekend of it?

Family Fun with the North Pole Express

The North Pole Express has set up shop at Chinook Winds Play Palace this December. For $17.95 per person, you can take a magical journey to the North Pole with singing, cookies, hot cocoa, visits with Santa Claus, and all sorts of fun for the little ones. There will be a family night on Friday, December 20 from 5:45 PM to 8:00 PM and a final matinee (for children ages 3-11 only) on Saturday, December 21 from 12:45 PM to 3:00 PM.

Winter Solstice Celebrations

The winter solstice takes place this December 21, and the Central Oregon Coast is a beautiful place to enjoy Mother Nature as the season turns. To mark the occasion, Lincoln City’s Driftwood Public Library will be holding a winter solstice celebration on Friday, December 20 with poetry, music, and yummy cookies starting at 6:30 PM. Marci’s Bar & Bistro on Northwest Highway 101 will also be holding a formal winter solstice soiree on Saturday, December 21 at 6:00 PM. Book your reservations in advance if you want to enjoy a unique storytelling event along with your three-course dinner, which will be followed by music and dancing.

Celebrate Christmas Eve with Song

This Christmas Eve, the Lincoln City Cultural Center will host Winter Glow: A Christmas Eve Celebration Song sponsored by the First Baptist Church of Lincoln City. The evening of music will begin at 6:30 PM with the band Cross Generation, followed by the mother-daughter duo Strawberry Charlotte and a bells performance by The Beard Family Bells. There will be plenty of opportunities for the crowd to join in as well.

Christmas Meals for a Stress-Free Day

While guests can always cook up a storm in the gourmet kitchens that come standard in A1’s beach vacation rentals, Oregon is also a great state to dine out – even on Christmas Day. You can enjoy the bounty of Oregonian produce at the Christmas Day Brunch at MIST @Surftides from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Buffet Christmas Dinner at Siletz Bay Buffet in Chinook Winds Casino Resort from 11 AM to 9 PM, Christmas Day Buffet at Fathoms (in the Inn at Spanish Head) from noon to 7:00 PM, Christmas Dinner at the Rogue River Steakhouse in Chinook Winds Casino Resort from noon to 9:00 PM, Christmas Dinner at Chinook’s Seafood Grill from noon to 9:00 PM, or the Christmas Dinner at Maxwell’s Restaurant & Lounge starting at 1:00 PM.

Lincoln City, Oregon is a magical place year-round, but this beautiful part of the world really comes to life during the Christmas season. So, book your beach house rentals today and enjoy the holidays on the Central Oregon Coast!

How to Enjoy Autumn in Lincoln City, Oregon

Book your beach house rentals now, it’s time to enjoy autumn in Lincoln City! As the new season gets underway and with Halloween around the corner, there are all sorts of awesome autumn activities to get you in the mood for falling leaves and pumpkin patches. All you have to do is pick an event and pack for a fun and relaxing getaway. With A1 Beach Rentals’ awesome selection of beach vacation rentals, Oregon has never been such an appealing destination for coastal travel. Keep reading to learn more about some top ways to enjoy autumn in Lincoln City, Oregon this year.

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Fall Kite Festival

It’s that time of year again: the Fall Kite Festival returns to Lincoln City. Head on down to the beach at D River State Recreation Site between 10 AM and 4 PM on Saturday, October 5 or Sunday, October 6 with your favorite people and your favorite kite to fly high. Or, just bring yourself and check out all the high-flying fun! This biannual tradition is fun for the whole family with plenty of kite-flying activities to enjoy. It’s a great excuse to visit Lincoln City for the weekend.

Dark & Stormy Nights at Driftwood Public Library

“It Was a Dark and Stormy Night,” as the saying goes. This is also the theme of Driftwood Public Library’s series of autumn author events that return each year as the days get shorter and darker. A new author will read and share their work every Thursday afternoon in October starting at 4 PM at 801 Southwest Highway 101. Author Dana Haynes will be the first presenter on October 3, Christa Yelich-Koth will be the second presenter on October 10, Valerie Davisson will be the third presenter on October 17, and Alexandra Mason will be the fourth presenter on October 24. The library has been bringing Pacific Northwest mystery writers to the Central Oregon Coast with this special series of readings since the late Marcy Taylor started the tradition in 2002. There is no charge for any of these “mysterious” literary events.

Haunted Taft Tours

If you love a good scary story, then you will want to book one of our beach houses or beach condo rentals during an upcoming weekend in October and book your spot on one of the Haunted Taft Tours. Local storytellers will take you through town on an hour and a half walk while listening to spooky lore from the Oregon coast, such as the tale of the Ghost Schooner of Siletz Bay, bigfoot sightings, and more. Tours cost $10-$20 and will take place Friday, October 4 at 6 PM and 7 PM; Saturday, October 5 at 6 PM; Friday, October 11 at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM; and Saturday, October 12 at 5:30 PM and 7:30 PM. There will also be a special Full Moon Tour on Sunday, October 13 at 5:30 PM with Lincoln City Council Members doing the storytelling. Attendees must be at least eight years old and must contact Shellie Stuart at Shellie@TaftBeach.com to reserve a spot on the tour in advance.

Finders Keepers Kickoff Weekend

Lincoln City is known for its Finders Keepers on the Beach, where glass floats are hidden by “float fairies” for members of the public to find and take home. There will be an additional 100 glass floats hidden around the beach on October 12 and 13 to celebrate the return of Finders Keepers for its 20th anniversary season. The floats are hidden along Lincoln City’s 7½ miles of coastline throughout the year, though, and even if you don’t find one you can always purchase a glass float made by a local artisan at one of the city’s many gift shops. Autumn is awesome in Lincoln City, and these festive fall events are just a glimpse of what’s in store when you visit after the heat of summer starts to cool down. Contact A1 Beach Rentals today to book your beach rental and let this magical part of the Central Oregon Coast do the rest!