Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast

8910 Glenesslin Lane, Manzanita, Oregon 97130
Innkeeper(s): Mrs. Smigel
  • Introduction

    Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast Balcony

    The Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast is situated halfway down the Manzanita seven mile beach. Manzanita is located between Cannon Beach and Nehalem. Our Oregon coast bed and breakfast is less than a minute’s walk from the Pacific Ocean, on the edge of Nehalem Bay State Park.

    Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast was built in 1981 and has been carefully restored to provide two deluxe units. Each has a private bathroom. Guests enjoy our free wireless internet service (wifi) throughout the property.

    The Patios

    The patios and Zen Garden are available for the use of the guests. They provide a peaceful place to relax.

    The Zen Bath

    The Zen Bath may be reserved by the hour.  It is an outdoor soaking tub for two.  We fill it with fresh, hot water for each use and provide kimonos and towels.  The charge is $20.00.

    Relax and enjoy your vacation at the Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast in Manzanita, Oregon!

    Zen Bath



  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Christine Smigel for sharing her own secrets with BBOnline.com!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Mostly vacations, weekends, some business. The price is moderate. It is quiet, close to the beach and away from the noisy main street of Manzanita. Hot, made to order breakfast is included in the price. The décor is very pleasant.

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    Private suites, private dining, peaceful, ornamental gardens and patios for the guests to relax in, outdoor dining in the summer, location half a block from the beach and State Park.

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Proximity to the beach, dramatic scenery, good location for expeditions to explore the coast, fabulous walks on the beach.

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    Repeat business for 16 years.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    Away from HWY 101, many people go by the turn off and do not fill the place up with too many tourists.

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    Go for walks on the beaches, explore Astoria 45 minutes to the North, eat seafood, visit State parks, relax in the beach atmosphere, and see spectacular sunsets, warmer than inland in the winter and cooler than inland in the summer.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    Manzanita city is 25 minutes walk up the beach with restaurants and shops etc.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    There are several good ones.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?


    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 2 rooms.

    Do you accept pets?

    We do not accept pets.


  • Breakfast

    Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast Brekfast food
    Breakfast at the Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast

    Fresh, local, organic farm eggs and produce provide the basis for our breakfast. We can accommodate the diet of omnivores, vegetarians, vegans, salt free, high fiber and gluten free diets.

    Breakfast is served to the guests privately in their suite, or outside on the patio, weather permitting.  The guests choose what they would like to eat from a menu which is provided the previous evening.  The menu changes daily. Usually, there is fresh fruit and orange juice followed by a choice of eggs and bacon, hot oatmeal, granola and omelets or crepes with various fillings.

  • Area Attractions

    Oregon Coast Attractions

    Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast is located in a beautiful part of the Oregon Coast and provides a good base for daily exploration, whether on foot or by car.

    Oregon Coast Attractions

    Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast is close to beautiful Nehalem Bay and Nehalem Bay State Park. Located on the central coast of Oregon, our bed and breakfast is located in between Nehalem and Cannon Beach. Both Oregon coast towns offer visitors something unique to explore.