“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.
Cape Perpetua Scenic Area
The U.S. Forest Service maintains the Cape\'s 26 miles of hiking trails through coastal mature and old growth rain forests, to breathtaking vistas, tidepools and the beach. The viewpoints and trails are open to the public year round. Some of the trails are wheelchair accessible, one is suitable for mountain biking, and all provide opportunities for birding. The Forest Service at Cape Perpetua also offers interpretive walks and operates a Visitors Center with natural and cultural history exhibits, an interac <iframe width="300" height="" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/Zvir8FoIKNE" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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.
Vacasa - Yachats
From the charming Ocean Cove Inn to dozens of privately owned vacation homes, Vacasa has a wide selection of accommodations for your next trip to beautiful Yachats. Stay in a lovely cottage in the heart of town, or choose a luxurious estate just steps from the Pacific Ocean: we have the perfect home away from home in store! Every Vacasa home is unique, but many offer private hot tubs, full kitchens, fireplaces, WiFi, and pet-friendly policies. Find your ideal retreat today—visit Vacasa.com for detailed descriptions and photos of each property, along with customizable search and easy online booking.
GEMS OF THE OCEAN ARTS QUILT SHOW
This juried show is accepting art pieces from local, regional, and international art quilters between December 15 and January 15. The theme of the inaugural show in March will be Gems of the Ocean. FMI, please visit web site.
47th Annual Original Yachats Arts & Crafts Fair
This fair includes 65 Pacific Northwest artists selected for the superb quality of their art. Media include original paintings and prints, handcrafted jewelry, art glass, pottery, furniture, water features, woodwork, mixed media, clay vessels, sculpture, ceramic tiles, kelp and paper art, screen prints, photography, natural fiber textiles, fine leather, gourmet spice and foods products, natural bath products, recycled garden art and more. Free admission.
Enjoy 20% off per night at the Overleaf Lodge if you bring in 2 cans of food (2 cans per night) through March 23rd – some black out dates apply. For more information please call 541-547-4880.
Experience the locally sourced 7 Course Breakfast at Heceta Lighthouse B&B without having to stay the night. Tour groups of 12-28 may join us mid week for a 2 hour breakfast in the light keeper's home, historical tours, and a visit to the Gift Shop. January-March only. Availability is limited, so call now!
Get married at the beautiful 122 year old light keeper's home with up close views of the Heceta Head lighthouse and dramatic ocean. Select one of our varied wedding packages and we will do all the work for you. Choose to stay the night in the 6 room B&B and recieve 10% off all lodging! Get cozy in front of the fireplace while drinking wine…