My wife (handicaped) and I unexpectedly found ourselves in Gold Beach about evening time. So we went to our AAA TourBook (old school, I know) to find a suitable place to spend the night. We cruised the locations of all that were mentioned but found nothing that stood out as being anything extra-ordinary. Disappointed, we remembered that we had once before, years ago, stayed at Ireland's Rustic Lodges, and we really liked the place. So, although not mentioned in the AAA TourBook, we went back to them. I was always taken with the rustic charm of the buildings and outstanding character of the park-like grounds. My wife was not to keen on returning to the rustic 1940's cabins we had stayed at years before, so we instead asked for one of the newer units. We selected (we had six options offered to us) room number 10 - $100 with our AAA discount. Good price I thought, for the (real - live, Wood-burning) Fireplace, out-door balcony over-looking the 3acres or so of well-tended park-like grounds, and the surf-crashing waters of the Pacific Ocean. I had physically reviewed all six of the units offered and found that #10 suited us best, So I returned to the front desk (now next door at the Gold Beach Inn) and made my selection. The word "rustic" does carry some meaning with it, so my expectations were close to reality. I found the room both adequate and charming - but it's location and view was OUTSTANDING. At my earlier "Check-In" time, the Gold Beach Inn desk clerk advised me that I had full use of the extensive grounds and it's Spa - Jucuzzi - Hot Tub area. That sort of thing is not "my cup of tea" so I dismissed it without much thought. But the next morning my wife and I wandered over to see the place up close (I could see much of it from my room's private balcony and was intrigued). Once there I found a truly wonderfull island of tranquillity and peacefull contentment. Lounging in the many deck chairs, strolling the nature trails amongst the extensive flower gardens, listening to the many bird songs, and ofcourse, hearing and viewing the ever-present crashing surf on the Pacific Ocean. We spent two heavenly hours basking in the sun, at this magic place. Our time there was "worth the price of admission" and enhanced significantly the joy we found in staying at this marvelous Inn. If you want to skip the Fireplace and balony, they have many rooms for less than a $100. (Ofcourse, Summer rates are always higher anywhere you go). If you are just looking for a quick place to crash, many of the motels in the area will do. If you want something more - especially flower gardens and a couple of acres of park-like grounds to meander in, spas and jacuzzis - then either Ireland's Rustic Lodges or it's companion next door, the Gold Beach Inn, will be a wonderfull treat that you will enjoy.
- Doug and Lily Vieyra, Eureka, Calif May 1st, 2012
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ireland's is world famous and encompasses 19 acres of oceanfront with towering pines and gorgeous flower gardens. Ireland's lies on the best oceanfront land in Southern Oregon. Two good Breakfast Bars, 2 oceanfront hot tubs, WIFI, Fireplaces (wood provided), sandy beach, Big waves, walk to restaurants. Ireland's has the most repeat customers of any property in Southern Oregon. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Ireland`s Rustic Hotel Gold Beach
- Irelands Rustic Hotel
- Irelands Rustic Gold Beach