We spent two nights at the Blue Heron Inn. While the accommodations are lovely, the non-smiling hosts appeared to be rather frazzled and not very pleasant. The constant reminders of being careful with the teak dining table, not walking on the sink side of the kitchen (oops, I forgot and rinsed my coffee cup...the host grabbled my shoulder and carried on like I committed a crime), and the general tension made for an unpleasant visit. The hosts did go all out and cook a wonderful breakfast, however, they raced around us while we were eating. As soon as we finished our last bite on our plates, the hosts grabbed the plates from underneath us. I would have enjoyed a second cup of tea, but my empty tea mug was taken so quickly, I just gave up.
In addition, the B&B sits on Rt. 126...the constant traffic and tractor trailers buzzing by all night make it difficult to get a good night's sleep.
If you are looking for a B&B in which to relax and feel at home, this is not the place to stay!
- 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