Diane Disse and Jim Murphy have lived on the Oregon coast since 1992. For the first six years Jim operated the Spyglass Inn Bed and Breakfast in Lincoln City while Diane taught English and journalism at Western Oregon University. Jim closed the bed and breakfast and worked for 15 years as director of catering and conference services at Salishan Spa and Golf Resort. Diane worked most of that time as educator at the Lincoln County Historical Society. She has published a book of historical fiction, The Edge, and co-authored a photo history of Newport, Oregon.

The Pacific Ocean shows off in front of Ocean Creek B&B (above) while a gently flowing creek anchors the site on the north and winds its way into the Pacific Ocean.

Diane and Jim moved here from Minneapolis where Jim had worked with several hotels including Hilton, Radisson, and Holiday Inns. They met while both were working at the University of St. Thomas, Diane as marketing director and Jim as catering director. Jim has a B.A. degree from Wooster College. Diane has a B.S. from Moorhead State University and an M.A. in mass communications from California State University, Northridge.

Diane and Jim aim to provide a first-class experience in the comfort and privacy of a bed and breakfast setting. Yachats offers numerous opportunities for entertainment and dining on a relatively unspoiled part of the coast.


Almost any time of the year something is blooming at Ocean Creek Bed and Breakfast and all over Yachats. The winter heather is an especially beautiful and welcome sight during the winter, and Butterfly Bushes actually do attract butterflies.

Diane and Jim with Kelsey enjoying a beautiful day on their deck just south of  Yachats.

Diane and Jim at Cape Perpetua WWII stone lookout on Cape Perpetua, less than a mile south of Ocean Creek Bed and Breakfast.


We offer options including skylights, fireplaces, jetted tubs or walk-in showers, ocean and creek views, microwaves, refrigerators, beautiful main floor common area with great ocean view, reading and game room, on a lovely, landscaped site across from the Pacific Ocean.

Jim is a talented cook who can accommodate most dietary needs. Coffee and tea are available in your room two hours before breakfast.