Overleaf Lodge, Fireside Motel and this spectacular section of the Oregon Coast is known for its beautiful, calming nature. We want to bring the serenity found at this remarkable place to you, where you are right now. Periodically, we will be posting inspirations from our gorgeous surroundings. We will be sharing things you might not already know about the history, geology, plants and wildlife of our area. It’s also where you’ll discover photos, videos and written words to foster stress relief, wellness and healing.

Ya’Xaik Trail


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

Recent Inspirations

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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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The Hobbit Trailhead

The Hobbit Trailhead, a few miles south of the Overleaf Lodge, is the starting point for three magical hiking adventures that live up to its delightful name.

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Meditate with the Ocean

Watching ocean waves crash and fish swim is deeply centering. Find peace in the pace of the sea stars and the movement of swimming rock fish.

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Walks with Drew: Overleaf Lodge Plants

For many years, owner Drew Roslund has shared with guests his enthusiasm and knowledge of the plants that grow on the Overleaf Lodge property. 

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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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Walks With Drew: Tidepools

Join Drew as he explores the tidepools just steps from the Overleaf Lodge.

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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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Hiking Trails at Cape Perpetua

It took a handful of visits to Cape Perpetua for me to realize the depth of opportunities that this fantastic place offers.

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Walk with Drew on the 804 Trail

Perhaps you’ve been on a walk with Drew Roslund, one of the owners of Overleaf Lodge and Fireside Motel. For years, he’s captivated visitors by sharing his extensive knowledge of the geology, history, plants and ecology of the Yachats area.

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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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Carnivorous Plants

Situated south of Yachats and north of Florence, is the home of an unusual plant – the only carnivorous plant in the West Coast system.

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The Brown Pelican

The return of the brown pelican to Yachats is a harbinger of summer. The brown pelican is the quintessential Oregon Coast bird, right up there with the gull.

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Reasons to be Here Midweek

I walked to the Luna Sea Fish House in the heart of Yachats last Thursday. While I was reading the menu posted on the wall outside the main entrance, a staff member approached me and asked if he could take my order. Right there, outside. No line, no waiting.

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Oregon Coast Aquarium

The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport has been a vibrant member of the coastal community since 1992. A trusted resource for ocean education and conservation, it hosts 15,000+ sea creatures native to the Pacific Northwest.

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Oregon Coast Odyssey

Revisit your favorite spots on the Oregon Coast. Enjoy rainbows over the ocean, Heceta Head Lighthouse in the evening, and Sea Lion Caves. See the ocean spray as it crashes against the jagged cliffs, and the sea foam at Devil’s Churn at Cape Perpetua.

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Pacific Sea Nettles

Pacific sea nettles are beautiful, photogenic and fascinating to watch as they move aimlessly through the water. Utterly different than humans, they appear to be living a carefree life.

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Explore the Tide Pools

Enjoy this personal tidepool tour with an Oregon State Parks Ranger. Peek into tidepools at the South Cove at Sunset Bay State Park and learn more about the amazing animals living in the inter-tidal zone.