Thursday, January 27, 2011

Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast Named Oregon's Top 10 Hotel

Sandlake Country Inn, Our Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast has been named the #2 Best Hotel by "Best of America"!
Below is the list of Best Hotels in Oregon. The number one hotel is Overleaf Lodge in Yachats. The next few hotels in the top 5 are Sandlake Country Inn in Pacific City, Chanticleer Inn in Ashland, Lobenhaus Bed & Breakfast in Carlton and Jacksonville's Magnolia Inn in Jacksonville. Worth mentioning are Ocean Lodge, Stephanie Inn, and 3 others. For more hotels in Oregon see the city links below including Portland, Salem, Bend, Eugene and Ashland.

Top 10 Hotels in Oregon

  1. Overleaf Lodge
    280 Overleaf Lodge Lane, Yachats, Or 97498


  2. Sandlake Country Inn
    8505 Galloway Road, Pacific City, OR 97135, USA


  3. Chanticleer Inn
    120 Gresham Street, Ashland, Oregon, United States Of America


  4. Lobenhaus Bed & Breakfast
    6975 Abby Road, Carlton, OR 97111, USA


  5. Jacksonville's Magnolia Inn
    245 North 5th Street, Jacksonville, OR 97530, USA

  6. Hotel Lucia
    400 Sw Broadway, Portland, Or 97205


  7. Embassy Suites
    319 Sw Pine St, Portland, Or 97204


  8. Quality Inn & Suites Airport Convention Center
    9727 Ne Sandy Blvd, Portland, Or 97220


  9. Elizabeth Street Inn
    232 Sw Elizabeth St, Newport, Or 97365


  10. Oxford Suites Jantzen Beach
    12226 N Jantzen Dr, Portland, OR 97217


Sunday, January 23, 2011

Tillamook Air Museum - #28 of 101 Things To Do on the Oregon Coast


Tillamook Air Museum - #28 of 101 Things To Do on the Oregon Coast

Oregon Coast Activities
When visiting the Oregon Coast, a must see is the Tillamook Air Museum, located just off Highway #101 south of Tillamook, on the north Oregon coast. This museum is one of Oregon's treasures and brings history to life. It's amazing structure is the world's largest wooden structure and houses an incredible collection of working aircraft. Enjoy watching this video and be sure to include stopping at the Tillamook Air Museum when visiting the area.

Diane Emineth,
Sandlake Country Inn
Oregon Coast Activity #28, From our blog series "101 Things To Do On The Oregon Coast".
Day trips from Sandlake Country Inn

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Add Dinner to your Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast Experience

En Suite Dinner Now Offered At Sandlake Country Inn

For more than 20 years, our guests at Sandlake Country Inn on the Oregon coast, have enjoyed the privacy and pampering of having their sumptuous breakfast delivered to their door. We are now excited to be able to offer an optional pre-ordered DINNER delivered to the privacy of your room! Our dinners are intended to add to the bed and breakfast experience of our overnight guests only.

Our dinners are a great opti
on for those rainy winter nights when you don't want to leave the comfort of your suite, relax after your arrival or just when you want to be pampered. To guarantee your meal, place your order when making your reservation or contact us before the day of your arrival. Often, we'll be able to accommodate same day meal add-ons, but we can not guarantee we'll have food supplies on hand and/or time to prepare, so it's best to pre-order your dinner. Dinners are available between 5:00pm-7:30pm

Sample Menu:

Soup: Cream of Potato Soup
Minnestrone Soup (vegetarian)
Broccoli & Tillamook Cheese Soup

Entree: All entrees include vegetables & garlic bread
Baked Salmon (includes roasted potatoes)
Lasagna (Diane's family recipe made with Chi
cken Italian Sausage)
Vegetarian Pasta Entree
Marinated Grilled Flat Iron Steak or Fillet Migno
n (includes roasted potatoes)

Dessert: Cheesecake or Tillamook Ice Cream (optional lemon or berry sauce)

Our prix fixed dinner is $60 per couple. Beer, wine & sparkling cider may be purchased from our gift pantry. Complimentary coffee, tea & hot cocoa are available from our 24 hour beverage table.

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Oregon Coast Jambalaya Cook-Off

Jambalaya Cook-off at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City January 29, 2011 11:00am-2:00pm

Now, this is an event I'm definitely excited about! I LOVE jambalaya and every time I eat it, I'm reminded of my trip many years ago to New Orleans. It was in the mid 1980s, when I was a professional violist in Los Angeles. I was scheduled to audition for the New Orleans Symphony and had been practicing and practicing. Unfortunately, at the last minute I was in a car accident that aggravated a previous injury and I knew I wouldn't be able to audition at the level necessary to get the job.

There I was, with a plane ticket to New Orleans I didn't want to go to waste, so I called an old friend and said "What are you doing next weekend?" Meet me in New Orleans!

Well, I've got to tell you, I sure had a much better time eating the fabulous food in New Orleans and partying in the French Quarter, than I would have doing that audition! This was the first time I ever tasted Jambalaya. I was hooked! Ever since, I've ordered it in many places and made it myself, but never has it been as wonderful as that first time in New Orleans. You know, even if I went back, it still wouldn't be as great as what I remember.

It's amazing how remembering the taste or smell of a past experience can bring a smile to your face. Hopefully, some of you might have that experience after a stay with us. Maybe it's when you put some bubble bath in your tub, you flash back on the time you used too much bubble bath in one of our tubs!

If you're a fan of jambalaya, plan a weekend stay with us and attend the cook-off. Let's make some more memories!

The Culinary Center in Lincoln City is located at 801 SW Hwy 101, on the 4th Floor, North. They're above the Driftwood Public Library, and City Hall. Lincoln City is a lovely 35 minute drive from Sandlake Country Inn

***Just a note to my audition story: it worked out perfectly...the New Orleans Symphony went bankrupt and folded shortly after. Boy, was I glad I chose the culinary experience over the music experience!

Diane Emineth,
Sandlake Country Inn
Your Oregon Coast Bed and Breakfast