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“Perfect Place to Ring in the New Year”

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Sandlake Country Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Cloverdale B&B and Inns
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Portland
1 review
“Perfect Place to Ring in the New Year”
Reviewed 9 January 2013

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.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Frisco, Texas
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Reviewed 1 January 2013

My wife and I flew up from Frisco, TX at the 7 month pregnant mark for one final getaway for a traveling couple. I love Oregon and she really wanted to get a place that we can enjoy sitting in the room, quiet and comfortable. Sandlake really was exactly what we wanted.

We went to the Portland food and wine festival, as well as a drive up to the Timberline Lodge in the morning which caused us to run a bit late getting in to the Inn. Diane was very gracious and met us at the door ready to help. Her friendliness and recommendations were right on the mark. Each morning we asked Diane for some suggestions based on what we wanted the day to be like and she was able to tell us where to go, where to eat, and how long everything might last.

If you've red any of the reviews, you know that Diane makes an amazing breakfast. At first I was wondering about the "picnic in your room" type of feel, but honestly, it was exactly what I think most couples want. A great meal, in the comfort of your room, so you can enjoy your meal the way you want on your own.

I do also want to mention the picnic lunch. As 2 teachers, with a kid on they way, I was worried about the cost a bit. I have to say the picnic lunch was more than worth the money and was honestly one of our best meals. It had everything from a blanket to drinks, hot soup, deli meats and cheese... we found a beach about an hour south on our drive and had a very filling meal. The only issue was the basket was so heavy with items!!! Can't reccomend the picnic enough

Lastly, we stayed in the Timbers Suite. We are tempurpedic people and are very picky about our mattresses (though we usually just deal with subpar sleep!) The mattress was incredibly comfortable. I wanted the suite because of hte fireplace, my wife because of the massive tub... neither disappointed.

We have travelled extensively, and I really only write reviews when some place is outstandingly good or outstandlingly terrible. The Sandlake Country Inn is a place my wife and I have put in our travel book as a place to go for a getaway.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 December 2012

From the room to the food and the hospitality, this place was fantastic. Off the beaten path but close to everything. We stayed in the cottage which was charming and sat right on a creek. I wish the weather was a bit better so we could have enjoyed sitting on the deck, but instead we enjoyed sitting in front of the gas fireplace all snuggled up. We'll definitely be back.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed 15 November 2012

My wife and I stayed at the Sandlake Country Inn this past weekend for our anniversary. From the moment we checked in I knew that we had chosen wisely when picking the Sandlake Country Inn for our Anniversary getaway weekend. Diane greeted us at the door upon our arrival. Both her and Ron were very gracious hosts. We stayed in the Starlight Suite. It was wonderful. We had the whole upstairs of the house to ourselves. The jacuzzi tub was a relaxing way to spend some time. My wife and I both still miss the morning breakfast and coffee service. The food is wonderful and bountiful. You do not go away hungry. We also had the En Suit dinner, which was delicious. I would highly recommend staying in one night and ordering a meal. The privacy was one that we enjoyed. The fact that you get the great B & B food and charm without the communal living was a welcomed trait by my wife and myself. I would highly recommend that if you are looking for a great getaway weekend at the Oregon Coast go stay at the Sandlake Country Inn.

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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

What can I say- our stay in the Rose Garden Room was, once again, great. This time was November 8. Diane and Ron make every effort to make their guests feel very comfortable in clean rooms, with delicious breakfast. Their suggestion for a place to have dinner was appreciated. We had never been to Sportsmen Pub and Grub before. The fresh ling cod was great! Don't know how the innkeepers do manage it, but they do all that they do with just a small raise in the price. Every time we come to Sandlake Country Inn we feel at home.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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Reviewed 21 October 2012

It has been a couple of weeks since my wife, granddaughter and I stayed at the cottage. Unfortunately the owners were away, but their high level of service was maintained by Mrs. Cheryl.

It was a long day before we arrived at the Inn where I was tired from hiking at Tillamook Forest. There was mix up with the scheduling of the room because of the age of my grand-daughter. So she moved us to the cottage. I was not to happy at first, but the moment my grand-daughter walked into the room it was a hit. She kept saying it remained her of the "boxcar Children" stories. At the conclusion of the trip, my wife asked her what was her favorite place that we stayed at (Benson, Agate Point, Elizabeth Street Inn or the Cottage). The Cottage she said. She liked Mrs. Cheryl's dinner and breakfast and was comfortable the entire time. She especially liked the gas fireplace. My wife liked the specialty bubble bath options as well as our grand-daughter. We also enjoyed the deck where a natural spring trickled around the cottage down to the lake.

Two Downsides which reduced this review from excellent to Very good. 1.) Coffee in the cottage was really bad. OMG bad, but my wife and I are Stumptown snobs. They did have individual coffee maker in the reception area that was decent. 2.) Toilet Area: 1 star I could not sit on the toilet with the door closed. I had to raise my knees slightly to even sit down. My Grand-daughter called it a port-a-potty because even her knees were knocking against the door. It definitely did not stink like one because the entire room was clean and immaculate.

We will stay here again, but maybe in another room because of the toilet situation in the cottage. It is a lovely break and good place for us to start our exploration of Central Coast.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

was were we stayed for 1 night on our short exploration of the Oregon coast.
We travelled with our cousins who had the upstairs suite (actually the whole of the 2nd floor)where we opted to have dinner at the inn which was a great idea, since we did not feel like getting in the car and trying to find a restaurant either in Tilamook, or Lincoln City, especially after the 8 km hike to Cape Lookout.Both suites were very comfortable, with no complaints.The owners were traveling in Ireland ,so Charyl took care of us, making dinner and breakfast.She was a wonderful hostess.We recommend this place to whoever is looking for out of the way accomodations.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Sandlake Country Inn
Address: 8505 Galloway Rd, Cloverdale, OR 97112-9701
Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Cloverdale
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Cloverdale
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 4
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

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