We just enjoyed a remarkable stay at Whale Cove Inn (WCI), a new B&B just a mile or so south of Depoe Bay, OR. Initially we heard of this property while it was still under construction, during previous stays at Channel House (CH), an older B&B in Depoe Bay. The CH owners, we were told, were building this "new, from the ground up luxury property". Based on our favorable experience at CH, we booked reservations several months in advance @ WCI, and are glad we did! It truly is a beautiful spot.
We immediately recognized Bart, formerly of CH, as the manager of WCI. Bart & his staff are great! They are more than helpful, with info for local activities, driving directions, restaurant recommendations, etc, and did everything we requested to make our 3 nights there perfect.
The WCI sits just south of town and has breath-taking views of the ocean & cove directly below. The style/decor is modern, with an Asian flair. All 8 rooms virtually ooze class: they are large with unobstructed ocean views, tempurpedic king size beds w/luxurious linens, flat panel HD TVs, slab granite counters in bath vanity & wine bar, huge walk-in custom tiled showers, large outdoor private decks w/2-person jetted tubs & unlimited hot water! The lobby has a beautiful 2 story water feature, and the intimate dining area also enjoys full ocean views. The grounds have a large lawn, outdoor seating areas, and a wonderful spot for outdoor weddings or similar uses.
Dining at WCI (either the included breakfast, or the optional, extra cost dinner service) is delightful. Chef Jesse Otero is in charge of 44 Degrees, the restaurant in WCI. Breakfast is lighter fare than many b&b's, being continental style with fresh-baked breads, waffles, oatmeal, fruit, dry cereal, juices & coffee. Jesse's real cooking skills come to the fore with his 7 course dinners! You can select from 2 entrees, but the other courses are set by Jesse. You won't be disappointed! Great wine list, too.
WCI is a great destination for adults looking to relax and take time out from the rat race for a night, or better yet, for a few nights. It's not a place for children or pets, but a great escape to a beautiful, relaxing place. We look forward to coming back again next year.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A mile south of Depoe Bay Oregon on the winding, magical Coast Highway, a new refuge of romance on the rugged Oregon Coast has been born: The Whale Cove Inn, one of North America and Central Oregon Coast's most memorable and exclusive luxury boutique inns. Perched high above the serene expanse of Whale Cove, a pristine marine refuge, the Whale Cove Inn cocoons its guests in luxury - from king-sized Tempur-Pedic beds to outdoor Jacuzzis on private decks. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Whale Cove Hotel Depoe Bay