The Blue Heron is a homey little B&B. It is decorated country style- like my grandma might decorate. Though it is not a decorating style I would choose (when decorating my own place), I found it to be clean and cozy. The host and hostess, Maurice and Stella, are welcoming and very sweet. The provided us with excellent restaurant recommendations and helped us secure a reservation at one of their favorites. We loved the restaurant choice and were very grateful. Breakfast was tasty. On the day I stayed we had waffles with fresh fruit, sausage, and banana bread plus coffee, tea, and orange juice.
Other posters comment on the rules, and I did notice that the owners have particular ways of doing things that they expected guests to follow. This didn't bother me because I found Maurice and Stella to be incredibly gracious and sweet, but I could see how this might not work for others.
- 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