“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.
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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.
Visit a slice of paradise along the spectacular Oregon Coast. View spectacular sunsets from your oceanfront room. In front of your room, sandy coves reveal agates, driftwood and tide pools. Giant boulders push into the ocean, wave's crash into coves, and fissures spray foam high in the air. A path follows the ocean to a long sandy beach. Share this spectacular setting in Yachats with your loved ones, be they human or pet.
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
Celebration Package Celebrate Your Birthday or Anniversary with us! Available Year Round! Come Celebrate your birthday or anniversary with us! With this package, you will get your overnight stay in a deluxe room, $40 dining credit that can be used in any of our dining venues, a personal-sized cake, a bottle of champagne or cider, two complimentary toasting glasses, and VIP turn-down service. Rates start…
How do you define romance? A romantic candlelight dinner, love notes tucked under the pillow, chocolates and flowers, taking a walk together or holding hands? Our “Romance at the Cape” package includes: 2 nights in a beautiful Kiwanda Guest RoomA $50 dining credit to the Pelican Pub & BreweryA beverage of your choice upon arrival: Oregon Pinot Noir, Oregon Chardonnay, bubbly champagne, Pelican beer or…
That’s right, your $99 rate includes a $20 gift certificate to the hottest ticket in town, Tom's Fish & Chips! This special is available on standard king or two queen guest rooms, Sunday – Thursday. Add a Friday and/or Saturday for $119 per night. Black out dates include Dec. 23, 24, 25, 30 & 31, 2016 and Feb. 17, 18, & 19, 2017. There is…