Sunday, February 20, 2011

The King of the Blues Comes to the Oregon Coast

At age 76, BB king is still going strong. Rolling Stone Magazine has ranked this incredible musician #3 on it's list of 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time and was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 1987.

Don't let the thrill be gone for yourself. Take the time to see this quintessential musician who has influenced American music and musicians the world over.

Tickets are on sale now at the Chinook Winds Box Office, by phone at 1-888-MAIN-ACT (1-888-624-6228) or online.

Reserved Seating Tickets $45 - $60. Must be 16 or older. Buy Tickets

Sandlake Country Inn

Friday, February 18, 2011

Charley Pride at Chinook Winds Casino

Charley Pride performs at Chinook Winds March 18 & 19, 2011

Born to poor sharecroppers, one of eleven children in Sledge, Mississippi, Pride is a timeless everyman, revered by his musical peers and adored by countless millions of fans around the globe. His golden baritone voice has transcended race and spanned the generations.
Over the past thirty years, Pride has remained one of the Top 20 best-selling country artists of all-time. His incredible legacy includes 36 #1 hit singles, over 70 million albums sold, 31 gold and 4 platinum albums - including one quadruple platinum. On RCA Records, Charley Pride is second in sales only to Elvis Presley.

Dozens of Pride's chart toppers now stand as modern classics. "Kiss An Angel Good Morning" went on to be a million-selling crossover single and helped Pride land Country Music Association Awards as Entertainer of the Year in 1971 and Top Male Vocalist in 1971 and 1972.

Other memorable Pride standards include "Is Anybody Goin' To San Antone?" "I'm So Afraid of Losing You Again," "Mississippi Cotton Picking Delta Town," "Someone Loves You Honey," "When I Stop Leaving I'll be gone," "Burgers and Fries," and "You're So Good When You're Bad," to name but a few. His moving performances of Hank Williams classics "Kaw-Liga" and "Honky Tonk Blues" on his number 1 album, "There's a Little Bit of Hank in Me", was also certified Gold.
This country music living legend makes a tour stop in Lincoln City on March 18 & 19, 2011!

Tickets go on sale December 18, 2010 at the Chinook Winds Box Office, by phone at 1-888-MAIN-ACT (1-888-624-6228) or online.

Reserved Seating Tickets $25 - $40. Must be 16 or older. Buy Tickets

Monday, February 14, 2011

Honeymoon & Engagement on the Oregon Coast

February is the month for romance and we've been honored by two amazing couples recently here at Sandlake Country Inn.

Let me first introduce you to a couple that might look familiar to you if you've been reading our blog:


Daragh Byrne & Leanne Shaw first stayed with us December 2009. Years after a breakup, living on opposite sides of the country, fate brought them together again. After staying with us a few days in the Starlight Suite, they knew that it was time to be together again. A couple months later, when on their return stay in the Cottage, Daragh and Leanne became engaged! Now, a year later on Sunday, January 30, 2011, this lovely couple was married, and honored us again with staying back in the Starlight Suit for their honeymoon. Congratulations to Daragh & Leanne!! We know the romance will continue and we look forward to seeing them for many years to come.

Our next couple is Hugh and Jen.

It was just this Valentine's weekend, on their 4th year being with us to celebrate St. Valentine's Day, with ring in hand, Hugh officially popped the question and Jen said "Yes"!

Sunday morning this wonderful couple shared the news with us and we couldn't be more thrilled! They were both beaming with delight and I can't wait for next Valentine's Day to catch up with them. Hmmm....there must be some magical powers about the Cottage. Both of these couples were engaged while staying there. It's a trend!

Congratulations Hugh & Jen!!

Your little cupid,
Sandlake Country Inn
One of the Best Places to Kiss on the Oregon Coast.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Great Chamber Music on the Oregon Coast

Neskowin Chamber Music Series Features
David Finckel and Wu Han

Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han will be performing at the Chapel at Camp Winema as part of the Neskowin Chamber Music Series, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 2011

In high demand among chamber music audiences worldwide, the duo appears regularly in concerts across the United States and in Mexico, Canada, the Far East, and Europe. Their repertoire spans the history of literature for cello and piano, with an equal emphasis on the classics and the contemporary works.

Beyond their recital activities, Finckel serves as cellist of the Grammy award-winning Emerson String Quartet. Finckel and Wu Han have served as co-artistic directors of The Chamber Music of Lincoln Center since 2004. They are also the founders and artistic directors of Music@Menlo, a chamber music festival and institute in Silicon Valley.

Their Feb. 20 concert will be held at Camp Winema, three miles north of Neskowin, just west of Hwy. 101. Individual tickets are available at the door for $20. Season tickets cost $110. For more information, check the website ( or call 503-965-6499.

The Board of Directors of the Cascade Head Music Festival is pleased to announce a Spring concert event featuring the Debussy String Quartet

Personally, this is one of my very favorite quartets. I'm very excited to have them perform in Lincoln City! What a treat it will be to hear this French quartet playing the two most famous quartets by French composers; Debussy & Ravel.

This world-renowned French string quartet, will present a concert of French chamber music at the Lincoln City Cultural Center. This performance is the Debussy Quartet’s premiere concert in Oregon and their only stop in Oregon during their 2011 North American tour. The Debussy Quartet’s concert program, ‘Land of Passion,’ includes string quartets by Debussy, Ravel, as well as Lekeu. Tickets cost $25 for reserved seating, $20 for general admission.

I hope to see you at either of these concerts!

Sandlake Country Inn

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Oregon Coast Valentines Getaway

Spoil your loved one with a romantic Valentine weekend getaway on the Oregon Coast and we'll spoil you sweetly. Stay with us on February 12, 13 or 14 and you can enjoy a nightly chocolate fountain feast. Then wake up in the morning to a special breakfast and home roasted coffee or other hot beverage delivered to your door. No need to get up and get dressed, just relax in your spacious room and let us pamper you. Picture yourself and your sweetheart sitting in front of your own fireplace, snuggled warmly in your robe and slippers we provide without a care in the world. Now THAT'S a happy Valentine's!

Find out for yourself why Sandlake Country Inn has been named "Simply Sublime" by Best Places to Kiss in the Northwest, "Most Romantic Hideaway" by Inn Traveler Magazine and most recently, one of the top 10 hotels in Oregon by America's Best online.

Can't fit in a stay during Valentine's weekend? Give your special Valentine a gift certificate for a future stay. It's two gifts in one...your valentine will love it on Valentines Day and a special treat when you stay with us.