It was tough to leave Los Angeles, after finally getting to see my daughter this summer and having One, Two, Three great days there with my girls. Luckily, the timing of my son’s baseball tournament was such that I had a well-planned weekend ahead to look forward to with my boys at Salishan Spa and Golf Resort in Lincoln City, Oregon. It’s been a few years since we have been there, and it was a blast! Lots to do and see in Lincoln City these days.
Salishan Resort has changed a few hands over the years. If you haven’t been there recently to see the renovations, this place is such a treat.
The outside is weathered, but the rooms and the lodge have been nicely updated. My first “pinch me moment” was stepping outside on to the balcony for the view below, while taking a deep breath of the coastal Oregon woods. It’s a mixed scent of sea and pine that, in my humble opinion, rivals any candle on the market.
No time to waste though. We headed straight out to play baseball!
Found a pretty good size osprey’s nest near the High School stadium.
Lincoln City has for sure been growing, and there are many, many restaurants to choose from. The Rusty Truck Brewing Co. was a lunch/dinner favorite and we ate there twice … interesting decor, delicious food, friendly staff, live music and a unique selection of mouthwatering microbrews. What’s not to love about that? I don’t think this place has been on Guy Fieri’s itinerary yet for Diners, Drive-ins and Dives, but it definitely should be.
We were originally lured in, like these bikers, by the legendary Blackberry Moonlight Ride Ale, which was great. Also found ourselves loving the Beach Blonde Ale. The Rusty Truck’s award winner is the Cherry Chocoholic Baltic Porter, which we didn’t have time to try.
Enjoyed the sounds of Van Morrison and Tom Petty from the band that took this stage before rolling out.
I have a couple of friends who swear by Yelp for help when you need to find a good restaurant, and it didn’t disappoint us in Lincoln City. This Mom & Pop breakfast spot called The Wildflower Grill is slightly off the beaten path, but we had a great breakfast, good service and a lovely view with a Mama and her baby ducks.
Back to the resort for some pool time! Here is a link to the onsite activities there.
I’ve got to hand it to the Salishan staff. Of all the indoor pools I have ever been to, this one is hands down the most spot-on temperature to be able to enjoy. I’m guessing you know what I’m talking about. Most of the indoor pools I have been to are usually either too brisk or too hot to keep me in for long. The pool in this wood-encased room had our full attention. The plentiful mini paddle boards and cool lighting made it even better. Thanks Salishan!
The room decor is lovely and a fireplace always adds a nice touch.
We reached the end of our first day already. Not without soaking in this beautiful Lincoln City sunset first.
Even better than the sunset was that I went to bed hearing what may be the finest words in the English language… “Goodnight Mom, oh and you need to be at the Spa tomorrow morning at 8:30am, because Dad and I booked you a massage.” Say what?!!! It was so cute because he was very excited to tell me. Then I drifted off to sleep with little spa sugarplums dancing in my head.
Come back tomorrow if you want to take a sneak peek of the Spa at Salishan and the other fun to be had we found in beautiful Lincoln City, Oregon.