Keeping It Green

The environment matters to us and our guests at Overleaf Lodge & Spa. Our decisions to provide the very best in guest services also means that we find eco-friendly solutions to reduce our impact on the environment. As our guest, you are helping us to make a difference! Our eco-friendly solutions include:

Yachats Food Waste Recycling Program

Three times a week our collected breakfast food scraps are picked up and then distributed to a local pig farm as viable food for their free-ranging pigs. This keeps food scraps out of the landfills, where they would produce methane, a harmful greenhouse gas.

Electric vehicle charging stations

For guests who drive electric vehicles, we’ve installed four standard Level 2 chargers at the east side of the Overleaf Lodge parking lot. There are also two more standard Level 2 chargers at our sister property, The Fireside Motel, next door, also available for use. These chargers are complimentary for our guests and available first come, first served. Tesla drivers will need to bring an adaptor. Visit the front desk to get your RFID key to use the charger.

Off-site visitors needing to charge their vehicle may purchase a charge using the QR code on any of the chargers, when not in use by our guests.

Overleaf Lodge & Spa operations

We’ve done a lot of little things with the environment in mind within our daily operations.

  • We make every attempt to buy local when possible, including gift shop items, room amenities, beds and furniture.
  • Every bathroom, has soap, shampoo and conditioner dispensers to avoid single-use containers and cut down on the use of plastic.
  • Each room has a blue recycling bin. We recycle any disposed plastics or cans.
  • Hydration stations are located in the lobby and at Overleaf Spa. Reusable flasks are available for purchase in our lobby gift shop.
  • We don’t use paper plates.

Environmental stewardship

We make annual contributions to the Cape Perpetua Collaborative, which is dedicated to fostering conservation of the Cape Perpetua area through research and education. South of us, Cape Perpetua is a stunningly beautiful and ecologically diverse marine landscape that is truly worthy of perpetuation. Our guests voluntarily donate $1 per night of their stay to the collaborative. We also make annual contributions to View the Future, a Yachats-based nonprofit that maintains the 804 Trail adjacent to Overleaf Lodge. Guests of The Fireside Motel, our sister property, make voluntary donations to this nonprofit, $1 per night of their stay.