“Yachats” (pronounced YAH-hots) is derived from the Chinook Indian word, Yahuts, meaning “dark waters at the foot of the mountain.” Nestled between the lush forested mountains of the Coast Range and the lapping waves of the Pacific Ocean, Yachats is the ideal spot for rest, recreation, and romance. The quiet unhurried atmosphere of this tiny (population 635) resort village offers vacationers a unique alternative to the hustle of city life and impersonal quality of a large coastal community.
Among the many activities you’ll find in Yachats are beachcombing, strolling and tidepooling, hiking trails and bike routes, wheelchair accessible trails, whale watching, bird watching, art galleries, shopping and dining, golf and horseback riding, fishing, clamming, crabbing, sand dune climbing, dune buggy rides, airplane rides, winter storm watching and there are five State Parks and numerous nearby waysides.
As so many others have discovered, the little village with the big smile will become the place you will want to return to again and again. Whether you stay for a day, a week, or a month, you, too, will find Yachats irresistible.
Yachats Covered Bridge
The Yachats Covered Bridge was built in 1938 over the North Fork of the Yachats River in south Lincoln County, and was also built by Otis Hamer. It was Hamer’s last bridge and is one of the shortest in Oregon, measuring 42 feet in length. The timber construction of this bridge is of Queenpost Truss style, and its flared sides result from the buttresses underneath the siding. The Yachats Bridge also features ribbon openings under the roofline to allow light to enter inside, at the center of the bridge. The bridge was rebuilt buy Two G’s Construction and rededicated on Dec. 16, 1989. The renovation included updated construction techniques, new concrete piers and footings, and zinc strips on the roof to prevent the growth of moss. Though open to vehicles, the Yachats Bridge is closed to large RVs and trucks. The weight limit is 15 tons. HOW TO GET THERE: from Yachats drive east seven miles on Yachats River Road. Turn left just beyond a cement bridge. Then drive for two miles up the north fork of the Yachats River and you will come to the bridge.
Cleft of the Rock Lighthouse
Cleft of the Rock lighthouse is placed on a bluff near Cape Perpetua, and attached to the home of its former keeper, Jim Gibbs. This lighthouse is somewhat mysterious, as it can only be seen from highway 101. It was also originally designed as a private navigation device for the United States Coastguard.
Heceta Head Lighthouse B&B
Have you always wanted to stay in a lighthouse? The lighthouse keeper's cottage at Heceta Head Lighthouse (just below the region's most photographed lighthouse) is a Florence/Yachats bed and breakfast right on the edge of ocean cliffs overlooking a beautiful sandy beach. Watch glorious sunsets on the porch during the complimentary wine social and spectacular storms from the cozy parlors with fireplaces, and wake up to an exquisite seven-course gourmet breakfast sourced from local Oregon artisans. This once-in-a-lifetime opportunity will become a treasured memory! The keeper's home and 2 acre fenced yard are also available for weddings up to 200 people and other special events.
Overleaf Lodge & Spa
Renew your spirit at Overleaf Lodge, where every luxurious room overlooks the magnificent Oregon coast. An oceanfront trail meanders from the lodge to beautiful vistas, tidal pools, sandy beaches and hidden coves. Sunsets are framed in your picture window. Appreciate the unique artwork featured throughout the Lodge.
Yachats Lions Annual Crab Feed
All you can eat crab with garlic bread, coleslaw, baked beans, and choice of soda or coffee. Advance tickets will be available by email (stay posted), or locally at Judith’s Kitchen Tools, 261 Hwy 101 N.
There will be 3 seatings:
12:30 pm at the Yachats Commons (175 tickets)
4:00 pm seating at the Yachats Commons (175 tickets)
4:00 pm seating at the Yachats Lions Hall (175 tickets).
All sales are final: be sure to let us know what seating you are interested in, party name, and number of people in your group. FMI 541-563-5649.Visit Website
St. Valentine’s Wedding Vow Renewal Ceremony
This is an opportunity for couples to renew their vows in a group setting. Married and unmarried committed couples are invited to attend. The Vows Renewal Ceremony, held annually on February 14, has become a popular fundraiser for The Little Log Church & Museum. Since space is limited, reservations are required. A donation to the museum of $10 per couple is suggested. For reservations couples should call Mary Crook, Events Coordinator, at 541-547-4547.Visit Website
48th Annual Original Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair
The Yachats Original Arts & Crafts Fair includes up to 80 Pacific Northwest artists and crafters selected for the superb quality of their art. Media include original paintings; handcrafted jewelry; art glass; pottery; furniture; water features; woodwork and mixed media; clay vessels; sculpture; stained glass; ceramic tiles; natural fiber textiles; screen prints; photography; gourmet spice and food products; natural bath products; recycled garden art; toys and more. The variety of arts and crafts here allows something for every pocketbook and interest.Visit Website
Visit us for 2 nights, Sunday – Thursday in Seaside, and only pay for one! We have oceanfront rooms ready and waiting for storm watching. We are located right on the Seaside Prom and just blocks away from downtown. This promotion is not valid on special events and can not be combined with any other discounted rates.
A full breakfast is served in the dining room. Great care is given to take your healthy diet preferences into consideration. We can prepare breakfasts to meet the needs of gluten-free and low-carb menus, low-cholestrol regimens, vegetarian and vegan diets, etc. Simply notify us at the time of reservation with your special requests.
1 Night is better than none, 2 nights will get you a 20% discount per night, and 3 (or more) will get you a 30% discount. Valid until March 10, 2017, Sunday – Thursday. Some black out dates apply.