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Sunday, March 20, 2011
If you haven't been to Oregon recently, you really aught to go. Not only is it breath takingly beautiful, home to the best coffee in North America (google Stumptown), and has no sales tax, it is also home to a working lighthouse that you can actually stay at. The Heceta Head Lighthouse Bed and Breakfast in Yachats, Oregon is perched on a 205 foot headland over looking the Pacific Ocean just 2.5 hours south of Portland. Granted, that's a bit of a long drive from Vancouver, but it's well worth it. On the way you can stop and rip some waves at Cannon Beach, buy some cheese in Tillamook, and take in some Pacific Northwest history in Lincoln City. And when you get there, you get to stay in a lighthouse...well, not the actual lighthouse proper, but the light keepers cabin. Decorated with nothing but antiques, and a porch full of Adirondak chairs, it just might be the perfect place to watch a sunset, the crashing waves, and to work on your checkers and jigsaw puzzle skills. There's also some great hiking trails on the park property (run by the National Park Service) that run through the implausibly lush rain forest. And saving the best for last, the morning after your rum infused checkers marathon, a decadent seven course breakfast served in the dining room. More pic after the jump.