Do you have a place that brings you peace and tranquility? A place that’s dog friendly and filled with so many wonderful memories that you feel like you’re coming home every time you walk through the doors? I do – it’s Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa in Pacific City, Oregon.
I originally visited Headlands with my golden retriever, Scout, the year it opened in 2018, and returned many more times throughout his life. It’s the perfect spot to visit any season of the year – which we did.
In the summer months, we enjoyed hiking the sand dunes, frolicking on the beach, exploring the tidepools, grabbing a drink during happy hour at nearby Pelican Brewery’s outdoor patio, and ending the evening with bonfires on the beach.
The rainy winter months were just as special. We enjoyed storm-watching from our oceanfront guest room’s covered balcony, soaking in Tidepool Spa’s outdoor hot tub as Scout looked on, adventuring out for wet and windy (yet still very fun!) walks on the beach, and snuggling by the room’s cozy gas fireplace.
Traveling with my dogs has and always will be important to me because I truly consider them part of the family. I am thankful that Headlands is pet-friendly and feel honored that I am now creating new memories with my rescue dog, Archie, who loves his time there just as much as Scout did.
Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa in Pacific City has earned the honor of our Pawtastic Stays Gold Paw and is one of our absolute favorite hotel picks in the state of Oregon. Your pup will feel like a VIP as soon as you step through its two enormous glass doors that open automatically for you, inviting you in to its grand lobby.
The architecture is stunning and the ambience one of luxury, and they welcome pets with open arms! The hotel is located on a beautiful stretch of coastline adjacent to the Great Dune of Cape Kiwanda and Pacific City’s Haystack Rock.
Guest rooms are spacious and include balconies so your pup can gaze at the sunset and smell the ocean air! Pet-friendly amenities include pet dishes, local Oregon-made dog Ginger Beds, a cooler for all the raw-fed dogs, locally made doggy treats and a personalized welcome letter!
After a day of playing in the sand, exploring the tide pools and running along the beach with your pup, make sure you stop by the heated dog shower! Your dog is also welcome to join you in the Meridian Restaurant & Bar at pup-friendly tables — they may even get a treat from the kitchen!
The Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa is also one of the stops on #scoutsroute and he now serves as posthumous ambassador of the new doggy welcome area at the Adventure Center! Grab your pup a treat and snap a pic while you’re there – and don’t forget to tag us #pawtasticstays when you post it on social media!