My husband and I recently spent two very comfortable nights here. We were in the Heron room which is very nicely decorated - and from the other rooms I caught sight of, it is the nicest. Stairs however are steep and narrow so be prepared to carry luggage with some difficulty.
Maurice greeted us at the door on our arrival. He showed us around the house including the basement where there is a fridge and microwave for the use of guests as well as a large TV and library of movies for their pleasure. Then he took us to our lovely room. Expect to be on the receiving end of a long informative talk at this point. Maurice has much information to impart but at the end of a long day, it can be a little overwhelming.
We did follow his advice to book a table at the Waterfront Depot for the next evening and we were very glad to have done so - a great meal there.
Breakfast at the Blue Heron was lovely both days but be prepared to eat at 9a.m. sharp - not a problem for us and I understand the reasoning behind it but I am sure some folk are not pleased by the regimentation. It was fun talking to the other guests too.
The small bottle of wine in our room was a nice touch and it was replenished the second night.
Maurice is a very talkative man and his wife, Stella, is a quiet lady but very friendly also. We enjoyed both of them.
Overall, a very good place to stay in Florence.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Heron is a 1940's country home with gorgeous river views of the Siuslaw River just five minutes from the center of historic Florence, Oregon. It is featured in the Best Places to Kiss. Guests can delight in viewing the herons and other wildlife with your innkeepers, Maurice and Stella. This comfortable inn, upgraded and modernized, makes a perfect getaway, with unsurpassed hospitality. This is a non-smoking bed and breakfast inn, however smoking is allowed on outside patio.The Victorian room is reminiscent of an era gone by with its lace, brass and antiques. The Heron's Nest has an incredible view of the river from the secret dormer hide-a-way with twin beds. The Bridal Suite offers a comfortable sofa seating arrangement, king size bed, a whirlpool bath, ceiling fan, cozy electric fireplace, and expansive windows with views of the river. If you need a suite the Raspberry Cream Room with its whirlpool tub can be opened up to the Victorian Room. Enjoy the river from the deck of the comfortable Country Room.Enjoy a spectacular view of the Siuslaw River while feasting on a gourmet breakfast. Fresh fruit, juices, and homemade yeast waffles with strawberries or smoked salmon quiche are popular menu items. You may relax in the living room and enjoy the view, watch TV or retire to our new video room for a movie or just relax in the private lounge area for quiet reading where books and magazines are available.Historic Old Town Florence, the Oregon Dunes, Sandpines Golf Course, the Sea Lion Caves, Haceta Lighthouse, the local airport and the convention center are just minutes away. After a busy day of exploring, return for cookies and tea! In May, come for the Rhododendron Festival. Enjoy dune buggy adventures and sandboarding. Historic Newport is just an hour away.Come and enjoy the ambience of this charming bed & breakfast on the Siuslaw River. It is a place for relaxing and making joyous memories and new friends. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Blue Heron Inn Florence, Oregon