stephanieinnEver since watching “The Goonies” as a kid, the beaches of Oregon have called to me, and getting to see them up close and in person? A no brainer. Sometimes, you just have to get out of Virginia.

One of my favorite getaways was to Oregon in the fall, where I traveled the Willamette Valley, visiting farms and wineries, but I knew exactly where I wanted to go…

The Oregon Coast.

After my foodie tours, I rented a car and headed as far west as I could get, and pulled in to the seaside town of Cannon Beach, and more specifically, The Stephanie Inn. Located on a fantastic stretch of beach, with an amazing view of Haystack Rock, the Stephanie is hands down one of the best Inns I have ever checked in to.  The attention to detail, the amenities, the customer service – all top notch.  My room was incredibleIt was the Corner Suite on the Haystack Rock end of the property, which meant unobstructed views of that gorgeous coastline.  The Tempur-pedic King sized bed, the living area, the huge terrace, and the spa-like bathroom were impeccable.  There was even a large table and dining chairs beside a beautiful fireplace…all in my room!!  I am hoping that my husband Jon & I will be able to someday return, as I really want him to be able to have the same experience that I did…it was priceless.

I was very fortunate that the Executive Chef, Aaron Bedard and the Sous/Pastry Chef, Libby Cure,  took the time to meet with me.  They were such a great pair, and it was so obvious that they loved their jobs.  I enjoyed talking with them about how they work together to feed the guests in the small (about 17 tables) dining room each day for breakfast and dinner. They have it down to a science! 

I highly recommend you trying out the Stephanie Inn at Cannon Beach, Oregon if you are ever in the market for a beach vacation.  You won’t be disappointed…I know I wasn’t, and I can’t wait to return.