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New State Scenic Bikeway starts in Port Orford

Come out and stay at the Powder House and explore Oregon’s next NEW State Scenic Bikeway!  This 60 mile ride starts and ends in Port Orford, and takes you up to Port Orford Heads with stunning clifftop views of the ocean, off shore reefs, and our Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.  Then this bike route heads North out of town and up the Wild & Scenic Elk River.  Imagine biking up a pristine mountain river with towering old growth trees.  You will just want to jump into one of those turquoise swimming holes!  Bring your snorkel &  mask and you are likely to see some Salmon Fry!  Then back out to Hwy 101 and further North to Cape Blanco, the furthest point West in Oregon.  Come on back to town and enjoy our many restaurants.  This ride gives you three distinct Coastal experiences.  Plus the coastal breeze will keep you comfortable!

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Back Under Owner Management!

A historic house at the center of town.

A historic house at the center of town.

The Powder House has a new paint job inside and out! Book now for summer!
We will help you find the adventure you are looking for on the Wild Rivers Coast!
Hiking, Paddling, Art Galleries and more. We can connect you to a vacation full of adventure!
Or a quiet place to relax and enjoy our scenic beauty!Headstrail


YES! It is that time of year when we all head out to the blueberry patch!
Come visit and we will direct you to Jensen’s Blueberry a historic Century Farm. Wilbur Jensen was the music teacher here many years back and from the air the blueberry field is in the shape of a grand piano!
OR we can send you on to Valentines Blueberry patch. These younger bushes are low to the ground and GREAT for small children to help with the picking…..and eating!
Need to cool off after picking berries? We can send you to an ideal swimming hole up the Elk River!
Don’t like picking berries? No worries! I pick up fresh berries from the Valentines every week and sell them at the Port Orford Farmers Market Saturday from 9am-noon!
AND you can also purchase BLUEBERRY TARTS! But show up early they go FAST! We also have cranberry orange bread (to die for!) and lemon pound cake, not to mention cookies and granola.
Heading out for a picnic? Pick up a loaf of John’s bread and a container of Tofe Patu. (not a typo, but the best tofu pate you will ever try! Even if you don’t think you like tofu!)
Book you stay today and we will make sure you get the most “local” out of your visit!
John & Cathy

Cool at the Coast!

Fourth of July was a BIG BASH as usual. But now the crowds have left and our beaches are again isolated. Ahhh to have this beauty all to ourselves! Come on out – the Coast is Cool! Sunny skies, clear air, and cool breezes. Like it a little warmer? Head up our coastal rivers for warmer weather, swimming holes, hiking, and back-country driving tours. We know the back-country and can send you to a destination all your own. Book your nights with us, and we can send you on an adventure you will never forget!

Bike Ride: Come enjoy the wildflowers and cool temps

Its a great time to ride the coast. Ride from town to one of our state parks, the flowers are out!
Or, take a ride up the famous Elk River, wow, old growth trees and wildflowers. This is a wonderful river
with clear blue waters, great swimming holes and a flat easy to ride road.