By Nikki Cleveland
If you head south from Lincoln City on Highway 101 you’re bound to notice Salishan Resort as you’re passing through the Gleneden Beach area. This four-star resort, nicely secluded between the Pacific Ocean and Siletz Bay, has an impressive list of on-site activities including an 18-hole golf course, a luxurious spa, daily yoga, on-site restaurants, a wine cellar, and more.
Salishan, which opened in 1965, has beautiful architecture built from Pacific Northwest woods such as Douglas fir, hemlock, and cedar. The resort maintains its Northwest hospitality today, offering a range of hotel rooms with private balconies, fireplaces, beautiful stone decor, and vistas of the golf course, the bay, or the Pacific Ocean.
With so much to do around the resort, you’ll want to stay a few days (or weeks) to soak it all in. Take your pick between their Traditional Room with one king bed or two queens, the Deluxe Room with even more space, the Premier Room with panoramic views, or one of their three Signature Suites with private patios, dining rooms, and lounging areas.
One of the most scenic golf courses on the Oregon Coast can be found at Salishan. Their 18-hole, Scottish links-style, par 71 golf course underwent a multimillion-dollar restoration in June 2004 overseen by Oregon golf legend and PGA Tour Pro Peter Jacobsen. It’s now more playable, and features astonishing views of the ocean while playing.
When you’re not playing a round at Salishan Golf Links, test your skills on their 9-hole 175-yard putting course. Their facilities include a full-length driving range, a putting/chipping green, and a practice bunker, as well as lockers for club members and resort guests. Both regular and premium rental clubs are available, as well as on-staff PGA Professionals for private lessons.
Between Salishan’s three on-site restaurants, there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat during your visit. Breakfast is served from 7-11 a.m. in the Sun Room, while Shannon’s Irish Pub offers a menu of locally-sourced, Irish-style fare along with rotating craft beers on tap.
Make reservations for dinner at The Dining Room, where the menu features organic seasonal fare made from locally sourced ingredients along with dessert and wine.
If it’s just light snacks and cocktails you’re craving, stop in their Attic Bar & Lounge for Happy Hour. Excellent beer and wine can also be found at Beachcrest Brewery in the Salishan Marketplace and in The Cellar at Salishan.
Those with kids (8 and older), and those who are more adventurous, will want to experience their new Aerial Park built in the trees. The park is made up of 21 different elements in the trees, set up as a non-linear “choose your own adventure” layout.
Resort guests are welcome to join in their free yoga sessions held every morning at 9 a.m. You can also get a great workout in their well-equipped 24-hour fitness center, indoor swimming pool, and year-round tennis courts. Guests can additionally rent out complimentary bikes, as well as board games and trivia to exercise their minds.
If relaxation is what you’re seeking, Salishan is the ultimate retreat. Surrounded by the refreshing elements of the Oregon Coast, Salishan provides a lavish spa with steam rooms, jacuzzis, and massage therapists available by request. You’ll feel your stress melt away while soaking in their outdoor infinity whirlpool tub as you watch the sun setting over the ocean.
Salishan is very pet-friendly and even encourages pet owners to join their nightly Yappy Hour. Guests can socialize over specialty cocktails, while their leashed furry friends can be treated to free gourmet bacon-infused water.
There’s plenty to do at Salishan, but if you feel like roaming, there is lots to see in the area as well. The resort has private beach access for those looking to walk the sandy shore, and miles of forested trails lead around the property. Nearby Lincoln City and Depoe Bay both have dozens of shops, restaurants, and galleries to explore.
The resort often hosts community events throughout the year. To find out what’s coming up this summer, keep an eye on their calendar.
Salishan Lodge will be welcoming visitors again beginning June 5, 2020. You can learn more information on their website Salishan.com.
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