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“Mind and Body Healing” 5 of 5 stars
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92978 Cemetery Loop, Box R, PO Box R, Port Orford, OR 97465   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Port Orford B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Baltimore, Maryland, United States
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“Mind and Body Healing”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

While traveling the coast, we had only one night at this lovely destination. I could have stayed for a week or more. The grounds are so serene and so peaceful - almost sacred. Our cottage was like staying in your favorite childhood fairy tale. And Dean and Michelle were gracious and welcoming.

It was rather chilly for an August evening and the fireplace provided welcome warmth which added to the magic. Simply walking around the grounds helped me to feel more grounded, centered and balanced and was a perfect respite from 10 days of near constant traveling.

I look forward to visiting again and staying longer next time.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
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  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
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Worcester, England
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

My wife and I spent 3 nights at WildSpring, and were hugely disappointed - particularly having read all the previously glowing reports. During previous visits to the USA we have spent time in a considerable number of cabins, and I am afraid this accommodation was disappointing in comparison.
WildSpring comprises 5 cabins located in a secluded woodland on the edge of Port Orford, but within walking distance of a number of restaurants. It was an ideal location for exploring nearby beaches, towns and State Parks.
On the plus side the breakfasts were substantial and tasty. However the cabin itself was somewhat on the small side compared with others we have stayed in; the trash bins in the room were not emptied once during our visit; and the information literature in the room was old and untidy. I was also disappointed that the owners take a very hands-off approach (self service check in and check out) - we only saw Dean for a few minutes at breakfast each morning, and never saw Michelle at all during our stay.
Compared with other accommodation we stayed at during our 3 weeks in Oregon, we felt that this accommodation did not represent value for money.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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WildSpring, Owner at WildSpring Guest Habitat, responded to this review, October 7, 2012
Dear Scorpian87: we're very sorry you found your stay here disappointing. No one has enough time and money for vacations, so our website goes to great lengths to ensure people know what to expect when they come here.

The cabin photos show every angle and we even give square feet so people are aware of the size (perhaps you would have prefered our larger cabin). We talk about the behind-the-scenes nature of our service, so that guests understand they have all the peace and solitude they desire, but also know we are available 24-7 if they need assistance.

Since we are so remote, our checkin process is designed to allow people to check in by themselves at any time with no extra fees that some small inns charge after hours, or they can call us on the intercom from the entrance; up to 9pm we are happy - and offer every guest - to come down, show them to their cabin and help with their luggage. You declined. We also leave the invoice on the cabin porch the night before departure so they can leave whenever they want. Or, they can visit the office or call on the intercom if they have questions or need assistance. You left without a word.

Dean visits the breakfast area every 10 minutes to see if anyone needs help or has questions, and I'm a 30-second walk to the office next to the Guest Hall - I am always there to handle the phones, intercom and computer. Many guests stop by to chat, I would have enjoyed hearing about Worcester.

We really want people to be happy on their vacations, so we even say on our website that if you prefer a place with a lot of staff around at all times, you would probably be disappointed here. It's hard to respond when someone is unhappy because they did not pay attention to information that is readily available.

We are extremely sorry your trash was not emptied while you were here and we will discuss this with our staff. They have a detailed checklist of all items every visit to ensure something like this doesn't happen (unless a guest leaves the Do Not Disturb sign up...). And, we will check to ensure the information in the cabin's Guest Book is up to date - though we had just replaced all of it at the beginning of the summer. But we are a bit mystified you found it untidy...it is all in a 3-ring binder, with local brochures in the back in a plastic pouch.

We're glad you enjoyed our breakfasts. You were gluten-intolerant and we make sure that we offer a number of items that respond to this dietary issue, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.

Finally, we noticed you only gave our Cape Blanco Lighthouse out here a few stars, saying it was nothing special. Really? The most westerly lighthouse on arugably the most westerly point in the 48 states (where if you were there at sunset, you could be the last person in the 48 states to see the sun go down...), the oldest on the Oregon coast, on a spectacular spit of land surrounded by the crashing ocean, one of the best places to see whales, next to amazing walking trails and an authentically restored Victorian Mansion from the very beginning of our history here.

We hope the rest of your vacation lived up to your expectations.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Wildsprings more than satisfied our need for a retreat. Many thanks for the thoughtful reading library, the fully stocked kitchen in the guest house (bonus points for the microplane zester!), the delicious breakfasts and the magical grounds. My fantasy use for this place would be a small group taking up all five cabins, in order to have the guest house and grounds all to yourselves. Regardless, I like the kind of people that are attracted to meditative spaces, and enjoyed relaxed conversations with some of the other guests. The view from the front porch of our sweet Annwyn cabin was of natural deep forest. The cabin itself was both luxurious and comfortable - I felt pampered. Nice showers. Oh, and I found the swing!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012

What a breath of fresh air! For our 4th anniversary and first time away from our daughter, our two nights at WildSpring Guest Habitat were what we needed. We never met Michelle, but Dean was accommodating and friendly, the breakfasts were truly gourmet, the ambiance serene and cozy, and our cabin (cabin #4) was stylish and comfortable. Sunbeams seemed to be seeping through the tall fir canopy all day, providing an ethereal environment in which all weight was lifted off our minds/shoulders. Time spent quietly chatting with your best friend in a hammock is never time wasted. I could go on (there's a rope swing!), but suffice it to say we were sad to leave. Since this is a review, I will mention that the only distractions were momentary traffic noises from the highway below, but you can't hear that from the cabins. That's the only negative thing I could come up with.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

WildSpring Guest Habitat is the perfect inn for the traveller who likes to be independent, and needs a deep sleep in a charming woodland cabin.This is a beautifully cared for place. It’s clean, it’s well managed, and everything works. I loved the short walk to the communal guest house. The pathways are magical, full of garden art and sculpture that quietly appear, transforming their spot into a little world. It makes you slow down, and take in the moment, and perhaps notice the deer in the distance.

Breakfast in the guest house was a carefully prepared help-yourself situation with delicious hot treats and healthy choices. Our hosts had thought of everything. And later in the day it was a relief to be able to access a fully equipped kitchen. As a weary traveller the pleasure of making one’s own coffee can be huge.

But back to the enchanted forest. I will always remember walking back to our cabin at night, down a pathway through the ferns, following the glow of my flashlight, with a bag of popcorn under my arm and an action thriller DVD.

Room Tip: try to get the most secluded cabin
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

We arrived on a dark and stormy night and were met with smiles and breakfast instructions. Our cabin was cosy and full of wonderful touches. Waking up the next day, with the mist floating low and deer stepping around the enormous trees, was absolutely magical. You will not regret your stay here. Be sure to treat yourself to a crab sandwich at the Crazy Norwegian's Cafe.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

My husband and I stumbled upon this truly beautiful place because we didn't want to settle for a $219 hotel room so I began the search online at 7:00pm on Aug 30th.
I was searching online for a cabin that was cozy, up to date in design, private, and just had that home away from home feel. I luckily found Wlid Springs a few minutes after beginning my search and even though the office was closed for the evening, Michelle & Dean answered my email and got us set up in the Raintree cabin within 10 minutes of contacting them.
Boy are we glad we found it!

When we arrived within an hour they had everything set up for us!
We were welcomed with a little packet complete with map of the grounds, flashlight & the key to our cozy cabin. The cabin was everything we'd hoped for and more! We loved the heated floors, lovely sitting room, amazing spa like bathroom, and the very comfortable bed & bed linens.

We informed Michelle & Dean how excited we were to try out the spa hot tub when we got there so they made sure to have it all warmed up for us in time for our arrival.
The Spa hot tub was AMAZING!
Very large with a spectacular view!

They even prepared Breakfast for us the next morning & it was wonderful!

The only regret we have is not booking more than 1 night!
We will recommend this place to anyone and everyone who is traveling on the oregon coast!

An unforgettable experience!

Room Tip: We loved the Raintree cabin!
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 92978 Cemetery Loop, Box R, PO Box R, Port Orford, OR 97465
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Port Orford
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Port Orford
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
WildSpring Guest Habitat is a small eco-friendly resort overlooking Oregon's spectacular south coast, offering luxurious accommodations in a peaceful, naturally beautiful environment: Five spa-quality cabin suites filled with art and antiques on five acres in a quiet forest. Guest Hall and lounging deck to relax and hang out, sculpture garden and open-air slate spa - all overlooking the ocean. Spa robes, massages, WiFi, walking labyrinth. Free breakfast buffet and almost 600 DVDs for free incabin movies. An Oregon Bred & Breakfast Guild member and Oregon Coast Birding Trail site. ... more   less 
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