Arthur Frommer's 10 Favorite Travel Destinations
#7 Yachats, the Oregon Coast: A tiny seaside town, and yet with several gourmet restaurants (featuring Dungeness crab at some), a number of . . . lodgings, and a good beach—in sum, the ideal spot for a stop in the course of a motoring trip along the breathtaking (and largely undeveloped) Oregon Coast.
Soaring seagulls and waves top; Yachats Bay, below. Recent photos by Ken Gagne
Diane and Jim aim to provide a first-class experience in the comfort and privacy of a bed and breakfast setting. The location they chose offers numerous opportunities for entertainment and dining on a relatively unspoiled part of the coast.
A gently flowing creek borders the north side of the property.
Winter waves from our house.
Yachats, charming seaside village. Photo by Kyle VanDamme, High in the Sky Photography, Otis OR.
Diane Disse and Jim Murphy have lived on the Oregon coast for about 25 years. 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.
Jim and Diane moved here from Minneapolis where Jim had worked with several hotels
We are on the route of a resident elk herd. (Photo left by Ken Gagne.)
Diane and Jim at Cape Perpetua WWII stone lookout.
Scrumptious breakfasts and first-class accommodations are only the tip of your experience at Ocean Creek Bed and Breakfast. Jim is a creative cook who specializes in comfort breakfasts but also accommodates special dietary needs. Coffee is available two hours before breakfast in the common room. A cozy room on the second floor is a wonderful place to sit and read or work on your computer. We promise to do all we can to make your stay memorable.
including Hilton and Holiday Inns. They met when both were working at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Diane as marketing director, and Jim as catering director. Jim has a B.A. degree from Wooster College in Ohio. Diane has a B.S. from Moorhead State University and an M.A. in mass communications from California State University, Northridge.
Portland Oregonian: Sunday cover article on Yachats, July 31, 2016
We offer two charming rooms and two large suites that can accommodate four people each. The Blossom Room has a full, west-facing ocean view. The West Wind Room looks out to the creek and woods. The Seafarer has a large west-facing window in the living room and another in the bedroom with ocean views. The Heritage Room has a glimpse of the ocean, woods, and soothing creek sounds. Each suite has skylights and a gas fireplace in the living room. All but the West Wind Room have microwaves and refrigerators. All rooms have cable TV and free WiFi. The Blossom Room has an in-room, ocean-view, two-person jetted tub. The West Wind Room has a combination jetted tub and stand-up shower. The suites have spacious walk-in showers with rainfall shower heads.
Portland Oregonian: Named Yachats "Best Getaway on the Oregon Coast" 2016.