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Names with Meaning: Yachats and Ya’Xaik

Yachats wasn’t always called Yachats. After European settlers moved to the area, the first post office was established in 1887 with the name of Ocean View, according to Oregon Geographic Names.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Max & Quill, Beloved Sea Lions

Two well-loved sea lion residents of the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Max and his half-sister Quill, recently passed away after a long and healthy life of 30 years.

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Three Generations of Family

Growing up first on a construction site and then at a hotel in a small coastal town was the atypical childhood of the Roslund children: Riley, Cooper and Lily.

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Overleaf Is Family

Working with a small team in a remote community can be a challenge, but for the team at the Overleaf Lodge and Fireside Motel, it feels like family.

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Building Overleaf Lodge

After nearly 15 years of running the Fireside Motel, the vacant oceanfront property to the north of the Fireside Motel became available in 1995. Jerry and Georgia saw another great opportunity ready to be made.

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Where It Began: The Fireside Motel

Running the Overleaf Lodge and the Fireside Motel has been a labor of love for the Roslund Family since 1981.

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Shell Middens

Long before European settlers gazed upon these shores, American Indians had lived here for thousands of years.

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Smelt Sands State Park

Just a few yards south of the Overleaf Lodge and Fireside Motel, Smelt Sands State Park is a great place to spy a migrating gray whale, watch a storm approaching the shoreline, photograph a rainbow, or marvel at the sunset.

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Yachats: Gem of the Oregon Coast

Several signs around town proclaim that Yachats is “The Gem of the Oregon Coast” – and we agree! This brief tour of Yachats provides snapshots of the many reasons why so many love this place.

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Who Was Amanda?

Named after a blind woman who was a part of the forced march of coastal American Indians, the Amanda Trail connects Yachats and Cape Perpetua.

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Walking the 804

Walking the 804 Trail is a highlight of each day at Overleaf Lodge. In the foggy mist, in sunshine and in lively storms, experiencing the mood of the ocean is centering.

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The Historic 804 Trail

A highlight of being here, at Overleaf Lodge, is the 804 Trail that ambles between the lodge and the ocean. Originally, travelers of this trail departed in Waldport, where ferries carried them across Alsea Bay. They then walked eight miles of beach, south to the basalt rock bench where Yachats sits, then followed the rugged coastline and up the Yachats River to reach fertile farmland.