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Nestled in the green hills of Astoria, Grandview Bed and Breakfast welcomes you home. Start your morning with a complete complimentary breakfast with choices of a variety of teas, cocoas, and coffee or decaf, milk, fruit juices, a full fruit bowl, hot out of the oven muffins, and fresh smoked Lox served with toasty bagels and cream cheese. All guest rooms are light and cheerful. (No smoking or intoxicants here!) Most rooms have hardwood floors, with breathtaking views of the Columbia River, and Astoria Column. Also in the rooms you will find books for reading, games, and one free book to lift your spirit.
While tall ships yet plied the Columbia River and salmon runs were plentiful, Eben Tallant and his brother, Nathan Tallant, came to Astoria to build a salmon packing cannery much larger than the cannery in Eagle Cliff, Washington had been, before it burned down in a horrible fire. Andrew Ferguson designed the Eben Tallant family residence at 682 Arch street in the Richardson Shingle style. Features of the house are: a bullet turret, inset balconies, open staircase, and beautiful bay windows.
Our Northwest tower, now capped with an open balcony, makes one feel as a captain on the prow of a ship as the house steers toward the Columbia River mouth. Perhaps this feeling is not accidental. Eben Tallant was, in fact, the first officer on the Clipper, Golden State, and held the same position on the passenger ship, John Bright, plying the China Sea, between Shanghai and Hong Kong. Divided into eight apartments for over forty years, the Tallant home is now owned by the Maxwells and is known as Grandview Bed & Breakfast.
Our Victorian home is located on the Historic Homes Walking Tour. Nearby are the Maritime Museum, Heritage Museum, Columbia Lightship, and 100 year old churches. Ships from all over the world dock in Astoria's harbor, some have tours. Astoria is located just a few short hours from Seattle, Portland, Newport, and Corvallis. An excellent place to pause and enjoy the local history, with ocean beaches and mountain hikes just minutes away.
Golfing, clam-digging, beach coming, surfing, fishing and boating are all just a short drive away. You can hike to the Astoria Column, watch the boats drift down the Columbia, stroll about town and visit the various galleries and cafes, or simply sit and bird or cloud watch.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Charlene Maxwell for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
Vacation or weekend get away.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are best known for views and historic interest.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
For the beaches and the historic area.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
Best compliment: "That was the best breakfast I ever had""That was the best breakfast I have had on this vacation trip"."This is like a fairyland."
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Treasure Hunt. There are 40 places in town with stuff hidden in a container.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
There are theaters, Museums, swimming pool, riverwalk.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
There are restaurants within walking distance.
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
My favorite restaurant is Silver Salmon.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?
How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 9 rooms.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets.
"It was a wonderful stay. We slept so well. The neighborhood is very quiet. Room is beautiful. The staff is top notch. Food excellent. House is beautiful. We will definitely be back." -The Boyd Family
"It was wonderful. I slept like a baby. It was a wonderful breakfast. We will see you next time." -Donna Chase
"Carole did a great job on breakfast, she even got my husband to smile at the 7:00 am breakfast... Breakfast setting in the bullet turret is adorable, and the view from it is awesome." -Kampmann
Astoria is a city of 10,000 people on the Columbia River, just a few miles from the Pacific Ocean. Astoria is the oldest American settlement west of the Rockies. The city lines the south banks of the Columbia River, and the north banks of Young's bay. Surrounded by water and tall evergreen Douglas Fir, Hemlock and Spruce trees, Astoria is rich in scenic beauty, with a vista of the Pacific Ocean and its endless miles of sandy beaches viewed from a top of Astoria's historic Column (built in 1926, it is 125 feet high and has 164 steps winding to the top).
Astoria, Oregon is rich in history with historic museums and parks. Fort Clatsop National Memorial commemorates the western end of the Lewis & Clark Trail. (It was on a wet Christmas Eve day in 1805 that Lewis & Clark and their Corps of Discovery moved into a stockade fort surrounded by lush old-growth forest, wetlands and wildlife and rested from their arduous 2,000 mile westward journey. Fort Clatsop, the winter encampment site of the Lewis and Clark Expedition, was named in honor of the local Clatsop Indians.)
Astoria, Oregon has been the home of many Hollywood movies. Some of the movies filmed in Astoria are: Kindergarten Cop, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III, The Goonies, Short Circuit, Come See the Paradise, and Free Willy I and II. A driving tour of Astoria gives visitors a chance to see many of the locations.
Discover why Astoria is a delightful romantic getaway. Visit Astoria's many café's, and unique shops. Tour nationally acclaimed Columbia River Maritime Museum (Explore maritime history from dugout canoes to sail ships. Walk the bridge of a World War II warship, marvel at the 44-foot motor lifeboat plowing through a wave in a rescue mission.)
Astoria has enough to culturally please yet still give a small-town atmosphere. Enjoy an opera or concert at the Liberty Theater, explore the end of the Lewis and Clark Trail at the Lewis and Clark National Park, or watch the sea lions along the Riverfront Walk connecting the Cannery Pier Hotel to Astoria's National Downtown Historic District and beyond.