Luxurious Accommodations Amid Striking Natural Splendor
Embellished with pastoral accents such as natural-stone walls, intricate woodwork, and handsome leather furniture, the expansive Salishan Spa & Golf Resort assumes a distinctively rustic character amid majestic appointments. The Salishan embraces its country surroundings and cultivates an earthy aesthetic through its hardwood floors, wood-paneled walls, and flagstone fireplaces. In each of the 400-square-foot traditional guest rooms, a balcony with views of the golf course or forest provides a soothing aid to the morning crossword's most cryptic clue: a four-letter word for "bark-covered plant with leaves."
Salishan complements its accommodations with posh amenities such as a fitness center with a hydrotherapy pool and five eclectic dining options. Ranked the No. 12 spa in the country by Condé Nast Traveler, the full-service spa facility offers facials, massages, and professional hair, nail, and waxing treatments. The resort’s signature golf course, redesigned by golf great and Oregon native Peter Jacobsen, treats players year-round to water and mountain views as they traverse its 18 holes. At the newly renovated Prime Steakhouse, Salishan's fine-dining venue, chefs whip up regional ingredients as sommeliers select varietals from one of Oregon's largest wine cellars. The more casual Sun Room serves traditional American eats include breakfasts of apple-oat pancakes and malted waffles topped with seasonal berries.
Within Salishan's meeting rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows frame the woodsy surroundings and allow natural light to wash over large conference tables.
Gleneden Beach: Coastal Charm, Small-Town Surroundings
The Salishan Spa & Golf Resort is located in the small coastal community of Gleneden Beach, nestled between Lincoln City and Newport. A short drive down the Oregon Coast Highway leads travelers to the Oregon Coast Aquarium, a world-class educational center on Yaquina Bay.
Also located on Yaquina Bay is its namesake lighthouse, a two-story clapboard structure constructed in 1871. Classic ghost tales and a rich narrative history supplement unique views of the bay from the lighthouse’s hillside location. The lighthouse was dedicated as a historical site in 1956 and restored in 1974, and tours of the well-preserved structure and its signature period pieces are offered daily.