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A Florence Retreat

Published: March 01, 2022


This is the perfect time to head to the Oregon Coast and breathe the fresh air. Here are a few places for an unforgettable vacation in Florence, — "Oregon's Coastal Playground". 

Driftwood Shores Resort

The best escape is one with a view. Driftwood Shores Resort offers beachfront access and excellent sunset views. It's just close enough to the center of Florence for convenience, but far enough away to feel like a real retreat. The large indoor pool, hot tub and kid's water play area complete the vacation experience.

Best Western Pier Point Inn

The view from Pier Point Inn

Photo: Melanie Griffin /

The Pier Point Inn has the quality you expect from the Best Western brand set against the stunning views of the Siuslaw River and Historic Old Town Florence. When you need to see a familiar place from a new perspective, Pier Point is the way to go. The location makes it easy to swing into the heart of town for your favorite seafood and a stroll on the docks.

Heceta Lighthouse Bed & Breakfast

Heceta Lighthouse B&B front porch

Photo: HHL B&B / Eugene, Cascades & Coast

Heceta Lighthouse B&B is easily one of the most impressive lodging options on the entire Oregon Coast. Not only is the view of the beach and historic lighthouse breathtaking, but you can expect to be treated like royalty. Enjoy complimentary welcome wine and cheese, their famous 7-course breakfast and all the luxuries you never knew you needed. 

After a day of reading on the porch, take a hike on the nearby trails or wander down to the beach to put your toes in the ocean. Relax and soak in the ultimate self-care.

River House Inn

River House Inn sits in the ideal location on Bay Street in Historic Old Town Florence. Here you're right on the Siuslaw River, where you can enjoy views of the dunes in the distance and boats passing under the Siuslaw Bridge before walking to the docks for the catch of the day. 

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Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology. After finishing school, she worked as a touring photojournalist writing concert and album reviews for online publications. Melanie is now the Art Director for Travel Lane County. She has lived in Eugene for more than a decade and spends nearly every weekend searching for new favorite places in the county. She has also lived in California, New Mexico, Florida, Spain and Slovakia but loves Oregon the most.

Melanie enjoys exploring the vibrant arts and culture scene in Eugene.  She also loves painting, cooking for friends, dancing, hiking and learning new things.