WildSpring Guest Habitat
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The great outdoors finally comes with an equally great indoors.
WildSpring Guest Habitat is a small, ecofriendly resort in Port Orford, overlooking Oregon's spectacular southern coast.
On five acres of old Native American grounds, WildSpring offers luxury accommodations in a naturally beautiful environment. With only five cabin suites built like small stylish homes filled with art and antiques, set in a peaceful, secluded forest of 100-ft trees. Sleep to the sound of wind through the trees and wake up to deer outside your window.
Relax in the Guest Hall overlooking the ocean where you can help yourself to beverages, fruit, popcorn and chocolates(!) at any time. Play a game or just gaze at the ocean on its expansive deck. And don't miss the healthy breakfast buffet each morning.
Immerse in the open-air slate hot tub/spa and enjoy whale-watching by day or the Milky Way at night. Wander the walking labyrinth or the sculpture garden, find a hammock or secluded alcove and take a nap. Indulge in an incabin massage. Plus spa robes, flat-panel TV/DVD player (with a free library of almost 600 DVDs), CD/iPod stereo, WiFi.
A short walk to an uncrowded beach for agates and driftwood, in a lovely small town with art galleries, hiking trails, birdwatching and historical sites.WildSpring is a comfortable half-mile walk (from the entrance only...the ocean-view side is up on a bluff) from the beach, restaurants and art galleries. Port Orford is a small, friendly seaside town that feels a lot like Big Sur 20 years ago.
It has seven art galleries owned and operated by working artists and a range of recreational activities in the area, such as world-class golf (Bandon Dunes), jet boats (Rogue River in Gold Beach), beach horseback rides, fishing, wind surfing, and miles of beautiful beaches where you can hunt for agates and driftwood.
Plus spectacular hikes - from easy to advanced. Enjoy the south coast's wild, natural beauty without having to fight your way through a crush of traffic and tourists. And be sure to visit Cape Blanco, the most westerly point in the 48 states and feel the raw power of our famous winds.WildSpring has great reviews in travel guides, newspapers and national magazines, a birding site on the Oregon Coast Birding Trail and certified wild animal habitat by The Wildlife Federation. Best Places of the Northwest gave it their highest rating and Editor's Choice.
Recommended twice in the New York Times and USAToday, in the Wall Street Journal, and eight times in Sunset Magazine!
Think of it as nature with four stars.
We accept children 10 years or older (we make exceptions for very mature children a few years younger), and have a wheelchair-friendly cabin as well. We are also perfect for small groups such as family reunions and retreats.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Michelle & Dean Duarte for sharing their own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
When you want to get away from the real world, WildSpring is a magical haven.
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
Peace and quiet. It's beautiful, the best of nature.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
Port Orford is very small (1100 people), without any strip malls or crowds of people to interfere with the natural beauty.
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
"If I stayed long enough I think I'd grow wings."
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
Everything. Art galleries. Fishing village. Arguably the most beautiful view of the Pacific Ocean in the US.
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Hike the Port Orford heads - an easy walk with jaw-dropping views of the Pacific and beaches. Visit our 8 art galleries. Visit Cape Blanco Lighthouse at sunset - since it is arguably the most westerly point in the 48 states, and up on a bluff, it's conceivable that you could be the last people in the 48 states to see the sun go down.
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
The beach, restaurants, art galleries
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
Our guests consistently rave about Redfish, overlooking Port Orford Bay, where the food actually lives up to the ocean view. And, Crazy Norwegians, Sunset Magazine said might have the best fish and chips on the Oregon coast.
Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference? How many rooms does your inn have?
We have 5 luxury cabin suites.
Do you accept pets?
We do not accept pets. The closest dog kennel is in Bandon, half an hour north.
"When I need to go to my most favorite & peaceful place in my mind, I will return here."
Tom & Janet, Cumberland, RI 8.23.06
“Adam must have found Eve in this very place.”
Beth & Wolans, 8.19.06
“This place is amazing. The attention to detail, the comfort, the beauty, the friendly people. The cabin was perfect, exactly what we needed and nothing we could have imagined. Magical. Absolutely magical. I know I'm gushing, but there aren't any better words. Other people speak of the relaxation of the place, but I came away charged, creatively and physically.
"On this honeymoon up the coast, we've stayed in many places, but this is the first that made us feel so very welcome. Like we belong here. Like we have to come back.
"If you are here, in this cabin, in this moment, you already know how unique this small shelter of wood and sky is. What you really need is advice: whether you are here for many days or just a few, make the time to spend lying in one of the hammocks or watching the ocean's colors change in the light of the fading day. Light the candles, open the cabin and listen to the pulse of the ocean meet the breath of the wind through the trees.
"I would tell you that the moments you spend here are sacred in a way that no other place in your journey will be, but if you are here, you should already know.”
Jasper & Beth, 6.21.05