Join Guest Rewards and get an extra December Booking Discount

sunsetwindowWinter months represent a slow time on the Oregon Coast.  At Lincoln City Beach Retreats we think winter is one of the best times for a visit.  Not only are the rates low due to the season but you don’t have long lines at the restaurants, highway 101 is not a parking lot and there are great activities like the Finder’s Keepers festival, the whale migration, and those incredible winter storms.   We’d love to have you give us an opportunity to be your getaway destination for that much needed recharge.  To encourage you to take some “me” time in addition to our normal LOW rate we are offering an additional 20% off for simply joining our Guest Rewards program.

Guest Rewards is a text message list.   All you need to do is text “coastcondo” to 31996 to join.   We promise not to inundate you with text messages.  We expect at a maximum 2-3 per month and you can STOP at any time.  The list will be used to make you aware of special offers, discounts and local events.

The winter storms are calling on the Oregon Coast and we would love you come and stay with us!  Text “coastcondo” to 31996, visit the property page to book your December stay and don’t forget to enter your coupon code for that additional discount.

Tide Pools – Learn About What You See

tidepoolLincoln City will be offering “clinics” about the creatures that you may find when you are exploring the tide pools in the area.   Periodically from March thru July, you can join Dr. Chuck at the 15th Street Beach Access where he will provide a brief lecture and then take you on a tour of the tidepools where you can see sea creatures like starfish, anemones, crabs.   Each of the clinics will last about 2 hours.

Make sure you bring some gloves, and depending on weather you may want raingear and sunscreen as well.   It’s also nice to have rubber boots to trudge around in the water.

These are the current dates and times:

      Sunday, March 13, 2016 @ 10:00am

15thstreet beach access

    Friday, March 18, 2016 @ 4:30pm
    Sunday, April 3, 2016 @ 4:00pm
    Saturday, April 9, 2016 @ 8:30am
    Sunday, May 1, 2016 @ 2:00pm
    Monday, May 9, 2016 @ 9:00am
    Wednesday, June 8, 2016 @ 9:30am
    Saturday, June 11, 2016 @ 12noon
    Thursday, July 7, 2016 @ 9:00am
    Sunday, July 24, 2016 @ 10:00am

To get there from Highway 101 head WEST (toward the ocean) on NW 15th Street.   This beach access has a parking lot and there are restrooms here as well.   You could actually walk here if you were staying at Lincoln City Beach Retreats – Vacation Rentals.

Extremely easily accessible and you get a lighthouse as a bonus is Yaquina Head – south of Lincoln City in Newport.

Busy February…

funThere is a lot going on in the area for February and I would encourage you to book your travel now and enjoy the winter experiences on the Oregon Coast…

In Lincoln City from the 5th thru the 15th you can enjoy Antique Week.    (Since when does a “week” have 11 days?)  If you are looking for antiques and collectibles, there are over 100 dealers spread throughout a number of different shops in Lincoln City.  During this festival you may just find that perfect treasure that you have been looking for and you will be able to get it for a discounted price.

Also during the festival there will be 300 special “antique” floats hidden on the beach for you to find and keep if you happen to find one.  This is part of the winter festival held every year in Lincoln City called “Finder’s Keepers”.   As an added bonus on Valentine’s Day they are going to be hiding 14 pieces of art glass in the shape of hearts.

If those two weren’t enough… near the end of the month you can venture down to Newport for the Newport Seafood and Wine Festival.   Over 150 premier wines from the Pacific Northwest,  great food, and amazing artists make this a great winter festival to attend.   (This is a ticketed event.)  You can get your tickets online here.

Just around the corner…

  • Lincoln City 1/2 Marathon – March 6th
  • Festival of Illusions – Spring Break – March 20th – 25th at the Cultural Center
  • Oregon Coast Garage Sale – April 15th thru 17th
  • Lincoln City Kite Festival – June 25th and 26th
  • Siletz Bay Music Festival – June 22nd thru July 4th

Make sure you get your lodging reservations for these events early.  We still have availability at Lincoln City Beach Retreats for some of them.

Extreme Weather – Use Caution

lc storm2We have seen some very extreme weather on the Oregon Coast overLC storm3 the past few days with everything from flooding to extremely high waves.  Yesterday 12/11 it was reported to us that the beaches had been closed in Lincoln City because of the extreme waves and debris being tossed about.  At our Lincoln City Beach Retreats condos the property management has also closed our direct access to the beaches for everyone’s safety.  These are pictures taken from the property.  When the weather breaks it will be fun exploring around the driftwood (CAUTION: Driftwood is not stable and it is extremely heavy and can move at the slightest touch…  many people are injured every year by shifting driftwood… USE Caution)

Now is a great time to stay indoors and experience the sheer power of the Pacific. Both of our vacation rental condos are 3rd floor units with an absolutely unobstructed view.   Book your stay now and enjoy the fabulous show directed by mother nature from the comfort  and warmth of your oceanfront rental.

As a side note December/January are months when you can view the whale migrations.  When there isn’t a storm brewing be sure to be watching for the whales, sea birds, and other ocean life that will on occasion pass us by.   I also find it fun to watch the fishing boats and sometimes they are close enough you can break out the binoculars and see onto the decks of the boats.   Don’t forget as well that winter season is the time for Lincoln City’s Finder’s Keepers.   If you find one of the art glass float out on the beach it is yours to keep.