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Top 10 Winter Activities

The Oregon Coast in winter can be exhilarating or a comforting retreat, depending on what you are seeking. Sometimes the day calls for an adventure where you feel the salt spray in the air or the spring of the moss-covered forest floor.

Best Birding on the Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast has spectacular opportunities for bird watching. Our diversity of environments – rocky shores, estuaries, beaches, wetlands and woodlands – provide critical habitat for birds.

New Year’s Peace Hike

Each New Year’s Day for the past 11 years, residents of Yachats and guests have walked from town to the Amanda statue for a peace hike.

Whale Watching

Whales are visible nearly year-round along the Oregon Coast, and seeing them is always thrilling. Around here, you can see whales atop Cape Perpetua at the stone shelter, or along the shoreline from Yachats State Park, or from the 804 Trail.

Walks with Drew: Our Properties

Walk with Drew around the Fireside Motel and Overleaf Lodge properties. Learn a bit about the Fireside Motel renovations, the construction and additions of the Overleaf Lodge and Overleaf Village, home to the Overleaf Cottage Rentals.

Top 5 places for winter storm watching

Winter storms on the Oregon Coast are the stuff of legends. Watching giant waves race toward the shore, then violently crash and spray against the rock formations is a not-to-be forgotten experience.

Massages at the Overleaf Spa

One of the best ways to practice self-care is by receiving regular therapeutic treatments, like massage therapy. The Overleaf Lodge & Spa is one of the best places on the Oregon Coast to get a massage.

Top 3 Oregon Coast Tidepools

Surrounded by rocky outcrops, the area near Yachats is abundant with tidepools and ocean life. Explore our extraordinary landscape and experience a rich mix of animals who call the intertidal zone home.

King Tides

Each winter, guests come to the coast to see the king tides. Combined with a storm, these extreme high tides are spectacular to watch and deserve both respect and distance.

Walks with Drew: Ya’Xaik Trail

Across the street and to the east of the Fireside Motel and Overleaf Lodge is the Ya’Xaik trailhead.