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Old Oct 15th, 2003, 02:00 PM
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Great Coastal Inns?

We are looking for a special place to spend our anniversary and have only one criterion: it must be on the coast. It doesn't really matter which coast (in this country, though) we just want a place we can relax, see, smell and taste the ocean and forget...

I wish I could say "money is no object" however, I would like to keep the cost below $250 per night.

I would welcome your suggestions and the reasons you think highly of the place you're reccommending. Thank you very much.

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Old Oct 15th, 2003, 03:37 PM
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Oregon has a very beautiful coast, lots of quiet spots and some towns with more activities. Lots of B&Bs, inns or hotels, easily below your price limit.

I love the Oregon coast because I am an Oregonian and am biased of course, but I have heard many non-Oregonians say it is among the most beautiful scenery-wise. It is very rugged and can be almost wild. It is not a place to sit on the beach in the sun. It is great for walking and kite flying but not for getting a tan.

However, depending on the time of year for your anniversary, a more southernly beach might be a better choice, unless you get an oceanview room with a fireplace.....

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Old Oct 15th, 2003, 03:46 PM
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Al, did you see the trip report on a 20th anniversary trip to Carmel? I don't know if it meets your price criterion, but it sounds just about perfect.

Closer to where I live, there's beautiful Laguna Beach or spectacular La Jolla. In Laguna, the Casa del Camino is a historic hotel with beautiful views, although it's not a super-luxurious property. The Surf and Sand down Coast Highway is a little more luxurious and has great views too.

Down in Dana Point there is a nice Ritz-Carlton-- it might be out of the price target, however.

In La Jolla, the Hotel Parisi is very chic and deluxe, and the Lodge at Torrey Pines is a AAA Five-Diamond resort, so it's almost off the chart. Couldn't tell you if it's in your price range (I always stay with friends down in SD).
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The Keepers House on Ilse au Haut, Maine, might be worth a look. Haven't stayed there, but plan to someday. Definately not everybody's cup of tea- quite isolated. The cost is more than you specified, but it includes all meals.

http://www.keepershouse.com/form.html
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Old Oct 16th, 2003, 06:43 AM
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What time of year?
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Old Oct 16th, 2003, 08:22 AM
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The Wickaninnish Inn on Vancouver Island. So romantic! www.WickInn.com
 
Old Oct 16th, 2003, 09:46 AM
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SaraLM--Can you reccommend anyplace specific on the Oregon coast? I realize it's large and beautiful but is there a specificic Inn or town yoou like?

rjw_lgb_ca--Yes, I did see the report you mentioned and the Tickle Pink Inn is definitely a contender. Thanks also for all your other suggestions. However, since I grew up in Seal Beach, CA I am looking for something a little further away (although Carmel is far enough).

elberko--The Keeper's House looks great but unfortunately close for the season before we leave. My fault for not specifying dates.

BuzzyJ--We will be traveling between November 20 and January 20.

GoTravel--Heard of this one, have you stayed there? Looks great!

Thanks to all, any other suggestions?

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Old Oct 16th, 2003, 10:24 AM
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Al, my husband and I stayed there a couple of years ago and it is so romantic! I would love to go there for storm watching season.

Our room had floor to ceiling windows with a fireplace in the middle. All rooms overlook the Pacific ocean. I think they all have the windows and fireplaces.

We had such a romantic trip! I want to go back!
 
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