Wanting to get out of town (Portland, Oregon) for New Year's Eve and looking for something relaxing and quiet to do, my boyfriend and I took to the internet to help us with our search. I don't recall now how I stumbled on the Sandlake - fell down one of those internet rabbit holes - but I am SO glad to have found this place. My only complaint about the two nights we spent there is that the trip wasn't nearly long enough. I am already eager to plan a return visit!
We stayed in the Timbers Suite and (to echo every review on here) it was perfect. The bed was incredibly comfortable, the double jacuzzi tub was such a treat and the whole room was the perfect mix of homey and cozy, yet impeccably clean. We were able to take a tour of the other rooms in the house (not the Cottage) and while they all look very nice and I'm sure would be great to stay in, I now have such an affinity for the Timbers Suite that it will be my go-to choice on our next trip.
The food was incredible and exceeded the high expectations I had going in based on all the glowing reviews I read online. I had never stayed at a B&B before, mostly because the communal eating aspect doesn't appeal to me. Having breakfast delivered to our door both mornings was wonderful. The En Suite dinner was amazing as well and a really nice way to spend New Year's Eve. I think next time we'll take advantage of the picnic basket option as well!
Diane was full of helpful information and suggestions of things to do, and the binder in our room came in handy as well. We spent time in Pacific City and also made some of the stops along the Three Capes Scenic Route. All of the great ideas in the binder gave us ideas of other places we'd like to visit, which gives us a reason to come back to the Sandlake!
Words and pictures really don't do this place justice - you'll just have to go and experience it for yourself. This was the absolute perfect way to end 2012 and ring in a new year. If the time we spent at the Sandlake is any indication, 2013 is going to be wonderful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandlake Country Inn, located just 10 minutes north of Pacific City, is a romantic secret hideaway nestled on the scenic Oregon coast. As a true country inn, we offer 24 hour service and room service lunch & dinner meals. Our historic farmhouse built from shipwrecked bridge timbers in 1894, is located in a country setting just 1 mile from the ocean. Experience the luxury and privacy of the 3 large suites in our historic farm house, and for the ultimate of privacy we also have a separate romantic Honeymoon Cottage situated on a babbling brook. Breakfast and beverages are delivered to your door. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Pacific City
- Pacific City Country Inn