Salishan Resort is a luxury resort in Gleneden Beach on the Oregon Coast, famous for its 18 hole golf course and bay front spa. This resort has the quintessential Pacific Northwest ambiance with stone fireplaces, acres of trees, and rustic-chic furnishings. Despite the tranquil vibe, this is a family friendly destination (Fido too) that has plenty of on-site activities for all ages.
The lobby is a happening place that offers complimentary Stumptown coffee all day long, wine tastings, and meet ups for activities like guided hikes and the Art Walk throughout the resort. Salishan has an extensive art collection by artists local to the Pacific Northwest.
Dog travel is a big thing on the Oregon Coast. A lot of people bring canine family members along because it’s so dog friendly. Salishan really goes out of its way to make dogs happy. Every afternoon they offer Yappy Hour for dogs–yes they do! Dogs get Bacon Water and they go bananas for it. It’s fun for people too, and gives guests an opportunity to mingle and have a laugh and watch their dogs have a good time.
For humans, S’mores & Pours is the family friendly Happy Hour featuring S’mores and drinks. After enjoying some snacks, you can search the grounds for the glass floats hidden throughout the property. This is in the tradition of Finders Keepers where every fall Lincoln City’s “Float Fairies” hide about 4,000 glass floats all along the beaches for people to find. It’s great fun!
And the balls are beautiful, hand blown works of art–true treasures. Isn’t that exciting that Salishan has their own version? We looked and looked, but didn’t find any. We did find some cute painted rocks which you can find, or paint yourself and then hide for others to find. This is known as “Salishan Rocks” and is great for kids and creative adults.
Dog beds are made from recycled materials, and it’s nice for your dog to find a cozy bed and bowls ready to go when you walk in your room. My dog travels often, and she gets excited about the different amenities at hotels. She knows they’re for her, and goes right to the beds when offered.
Human beds are nice too, I slept great here. Our room had a hide-a-bed couch, table and chairs and a balcony with rocking chairs. We loved our cabin-lodge like room. The view of Siletz Bay was the focal point for me, framed perfectly by the window. I also love having a gas fireplace, and the stones have some sort of sparkly mica in them, and they twinkle as the lighting changes throughout the day.
The bath is just your basic bathroom, spacious, with under-mount sinks and granite counters with warm earth tones.
As a swimmer, I appreciate a lap pool like crazy. Especially salt water, and one that is heated to an actual 86 degrees (so often they say a pool is heated and it’s like the arctic). You can just walk right in and start swimming. It’s a lovely pool space with wood beams over head and globe pendant lighting. I swam both days I was there and enjoyed it immensely.
We had dinner at Salishan upstairs in The Attic and it was one of our favorite meals while we were on the coast. I wasn’t expecting it to be so good and high quality farm fresh, but my salad was fantastic and made with local greens and hazelnuts. We also tried the Burrata with Heirloom Tomatoes and Basil, and the Seafood Corn Chowder which was also delicious.
They are really big on farm to table and organic food in Oregon, but it seems like part of the culture that’s taken for granted. They don’t really let you know on the menus–you find out in conversation. I was really surprised to hear so often from servers, “Oh, yeah, that’s from the farm up the road.” Food tastes so much better when it’s that fresh, and I also enjoy my food more knowing it’s organic. The Oregon Coast’s food scene is super impressive.
The atmosphere in The Attic is cozy with tall ceilings, green accents and a stone fireplace. It has a fun, energetic vibe with wonderful scenery. I always prefer to eat outside whenever possible, and the patio is comfortable with views overlooking the golf course. Firey heat lamps provide warmth and ambiance, while sofas are a great place to unwind with a craft cocktail.
I love discovering new food and always ask people working in restaurants what their favorite menu items are. One of the people working at the restaurant recommended the Clams, which I would have never ordered because I didn’t think I liked them. She was so passionate about it that we got them and I learned I like clams if they’re cooked right! Here they are served with a fabulous broth and Focaccia Bread to soak it all up. They were so good I ordered clams again at other restaurant on this trip, but they did not compare.
Salishan is famous for their spa and the hot tub overlooking the bay. It’s serene and rejuvenating to take in the majestic views while hanging out in the water, letting any tension evaporate. It’s nice to just be quite and watch the waterbirds and cloud formations.
The spa interior is also soothing with dark honey wood floors, earthy slate walls, and stone showers.
The relaxation room has a big, open fire place, and floor to ceiling windows facing the bay. You can really get a good nature fix here without even leaving the loungers. There are also plenty of trails, and an especially lovely waterfront trail where you can really soak in the salt air.
Salishan Resort Bottom Line
Salishan has recently changed ownership and the new management has made exciting changes and breathed new life into the resort. So if you’ve been before, you can look forward to a new experience next time. This is a wonderful destination resort for people looking for a peaceful retreat and a classic Pacific Northwest experience. At the same time, there is enough action going on that it’s a great resort for families. Highlights include:
- 18-Hole Golf Course
- Indoor Salt Water Lap Pool & Fitness Center
- Extensive Art Collection and Guided Art Walks
- Complimentary Coffee and Wine Tasting
- Three Different Dining Venues
- Miles of Trails and Guided Hikes
- Dog Friendly with Yappy Hour & Dog Amenities
- S’mores & Pours Happy Hour
- Glass Floats Hidden Throughout Grounds
- SalishanRocks rock Painting or Hunting
- Sunday Farmers’ Market Hosted Onsite
- Guided Art Walks
You can find plenty to do right at the resort, but you are also close enough to enjoy some of the fun things in the surrounding area. Check out my Lincoln City Guide for ideas on WHAT TO DO, and WHERE TO EAT, and find out more about this fabulous resort on the Salishan Resort WEBSITE.
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- We were guests of Salishan Resort, opinions are my own.
- Image 1, 15 courtesy of Salishan Resort.