First off, we came here for our anniversary and stayed in the Timbers room, the one with the big jacuzzi tub. Let me confirm that the tub does fit two six-foot-tall people! And it comes kitted out with bubble bath. Right outside the door is the common room with a variety of very good regional wines to pick from if you didn't pick up your own on the way in at not too much of a markup (we like to poke around at wineries on our travels, but we also pulled from the selection on premise).
The location is private and the grounds are private (we got lost in the blackberry maze when we arrived, eating berries and spoiling our dinner)! We liked to sit on the back porch in our chairs. The innkeepers are private people and stay out of your way or are happyto engage you with conversation, should you desire. The filet mignon was flavorful and recommended. The portions for breakfast, dinner, and the picnic basket are all very generous. I think we ate only one meal not from the Inn on our three-night trip!
Here are some considerations:
1) There are two entrances to the room, one from the front which comes directly off the common room, and one off the back, which has its own little porch covered in wisteria. The door and wall adjoining the common room are very easy to hear through. If you like to sleep in past 8am, you might be disturbed. I used my ear plugs and eye mask, and I am not sure how the owners could make this less so without rearranging the house's internal structure. It's an old, quaint house. I'm sure doing so would detract from its charms.
2) The room is clean. I rolled around on the floor doing my nightly back stretches. This is the gold standard of cleanliness: when I stood up, nothing was stuck to me or my clothing. So many hotels fail on this. But if you pull aside furniture from the walls, you might find an old cobweb or two. It's a quaint inn. I was not alarmed. The lack of floor dirt and dust was more than satisfactory.
3) The breakfasts are BIG. You might have to limit yourself to two meals a day, they are so big!
4) The jacuzzi tub is BIG and clean and private. You can live in it if you want to. We did!
5) The room has a VHS/DVD player. It's very nice to cuddle on the couch and watch some of the selections from the library off the common room. Or you can always bring your own :)
6) No coverage for Virgin Mobile, but free wifi and an in-house telephone should do the trick. (But, seriously, you're on vacation. Let go of your network and live a little!)
We had a very good stay here and will most likely return. I removed one star only because of my poor sleeping when people would get their coffee in the common room in the morning. That was an issue for me, but it might not be an issue for people who go to bed before 2am! My husband, who gets to bed at a reasonable hour, had the best time ever, and would surely have given this 5 stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Sandlake Country Inn, located just 10 minutes north of Pacific City, is a romantic secret hideaway nestled on the scenic Oregon coast. As a true country inn, we offer 24 hour service and room service lunch & dinner meals. Our historic farmhouse built from shipwrecked bridge timbers in 1894, is located in a country setting just 1 mile from the ocean. Experience the luxury and privacy of the 3 large suites in our historic farm house, and for the ultimate of privacy we also have a separate romantic Honeymoon Cottage situated on a babbling brook. Breakfast and beverages are delivered to your door. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Country Inn Pacific City
- Pacific City Country Inn