My husband and I, along with our 10-month-old son, visited the Terimore Motel for the first time in 1991 and stayed in a 2-room cabin (this was before they changed the policy to a 2-night minimum for cabins), yes some of the furniture and dishes were old but there was nothing really wrong with them. At that time our only complaint was the steep path to the beach, it was too risky trying to navigate that path and carry an infant, and a stroller was out of the question on sand.
We visited again in 2001, by this time the "baby" was 11 nearly years old and he had a 6-year-old brother, and my mom came too. But the oldest boy was now in a wheelchair and the cabins weren't handicapped friendly, so my husband stayed in a ground-level motel room with him and the rest of us had a cabin, which turned out to be older than the one we'd stayed in 10 years earlier. There were some uneven spots on the floor and when my son had a nightmare at 3:00 AM and screamed, I went to check on him, the combination of being half-asleep and walking on an uneven floor was kinda humorous in retrospect, I felt like I was either drunk or on a ship.
Our third visit was in August 2011 - sad to say, my oldest son had passed away 8 years earlier, and my husband was unable to go, so my now-16 year-old son asked to bring a friend. I was having problems with my knees and wasn't too happy to learn that all 2-bed rooms were on the top floor, but the boys helped with luggage so I didn't have to make repeated trips. When we arrived all 3 of us went into the office, the lady was very nice and concerned that we were so late in arriving because we followed bad instructions that led us into Netarts by the 3 Capes Scenic loop, which is NOT the best route from the south, it took us all over the place before we finally found the motel (my husband was driving the other 2 times but he wasn't there to help this time). Shortly after we'd gotten our luggage into the room, she called up and said she noticed how tall the boys were and thought they might like a separate beds, the room next door was empty and she let them have it at no extra charge. We also stayed in Baker City, Cottage Grove (2 nights), Brookings, Sandy, and Ontario on that trip, and the boys agreed that the Terimore was their favorite of all the motels we visited!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Clean and comfortable rooms situated in front of the ocean where you can listen to the gentle rhythm of the surf at bay-side and spend evenings watching the summer sunsets.Renowned as one of the most beautiful areas on the Oregon Coast, The Three Capes Scenic Loop is the home of the Terimore. Located off the beaten path in the heart of natural scenic beauty, a heaven of rest, relaxation and enjoyment await your escape.... collect memories of relaxing, peaceful times on the Oregon Coast. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Terimore Lodging By The Sea Hotel Netarts