Newport Oregon Vacation Lodging at Alpine Chalets in Otter Rock, pet friendly lodging on the Oregon Coast

 Special Winter Rates for Alpine Chalets

Winter rates are in effect
October 15 through April 30
and exclude holidays, special
events, and spring break.

Ideas and Activities for Our Area: Depoe Bay, Newport and Otter Rock

The range of activities available at or within a few miles of your doorstep is varied enough to please virtually everyone.

Fishing

The area offers great year around fishing opportunities.  There are charter operators in Newport and Depoe Bay.
Newport: Newport Tradewind Charters 800-676-7819
               Newport Marine Store 541-867-4470
               Captain’s Reel Deep Sea Fishing 800-865-7441
               Yaquina Bay Charters 866-465-6801
Depoe Bay: Tradewinds Charters 800-445-8730/ www.tradewindscharters.com
                Dockside Charters  800-733-8915/ www.DocksideDepoeBay.com
Many of these charters will offer crabbing opportunities as well.  Clams and other shellfish are also plentiful in area.  Check with the Shellfish Information Line at 503-986-4728 for current information.  Also check with the OregonDepartment of Fish & Wildlife for current regulations and licensing at 800-720-6339 or www.dfw.state.or.us

Golfing

Golfing is available at two local courses:
Newport: Agate Beach Golf Course 541-265-7331/ www.agatebeachgolf.net
Lincoln City: Chinook Winds Casino Golf 888-CHINOOK/ www.chinookwindscasino.com

Surfing & Kayaking

Surfing is growing in popularity along this section of the Oregon Coast.  Try these three beaches:  Agate Beach – Located on the south side of Yaquina Head; South Beach State Park – south of Newport; and Beverly Beach – at our own Otter Rock’s Devil’s Punchbowl.  For information on conditions and for lessons and board rentals check with the Otter Rock Surf Shop at www.otterrocksurf.com or Ossie’s Surf Shop at 541-574-4634/ www.ossiessurfshop.com at Agate Beach.

Kayaking opportunities are also available for the novice on up.  For lessons, rentals or tours check with Ossie’s Surf Shop listed above or the Kayak Shack in Waldport at 541-563-4445/ www.whskayakshack.com.

Biking & Hiking

Biking is tremendously popular along the Oregon Coast.  For bicycle rentals and advice on routes contact the Newport Bike Shop at 541-265-9917 / www.bikenewport.net.  Other great information on trails and routes is available on the Lincoln County Public Works Department’s Bicycle Information page.

Hiking

There is no shortage of great hiking choices in the Otter Rock vicinity.  Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area offers some educational, short walks.  Also check out Cape Perpetua in Yachats and the Mike Miller Park just south of the Yaquina Bay Bridge.

Beaches, Lighthouses, & Parks

There are two lighthouses in the immediate vicinity, one visible from the Alpine Chalets.

The Yaquina Head Lighthouse is a working lighthouse at Yaquina Head built in 1873 and the tallest one in Oregon.  The Yaquina Bay Lighthouse is the last wooden lighthouse remaining in Oregon and the oldest structure in Newport, located in the Yaquina Bay  State Park.  It was built in 1871 and is deactivated.  Both lighthouses are open for tours daily.  Contact The Friends of Yaquina Lighthouses at www.yaquinalights.org for more information.

Beaches are what it’s all about, right?  Well, you have come to the right place.  Every one is unique.  The Chalets are located on Beverly Beach at Otter Rock – a stretch of unbroken sand that runs south from here all the way to Yaquina Head and the lighthouse, which can be seen from the property.  It is great for strolling, kite flying, surfing, and sand castles.  Some of the other beaches in the area are Cobble Beach at Yaquina Head which has, well, plenty of cobbles (round rocks); Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area also at Yaquina Head is noted as having wheelchair accessible tidepools and also includes trails and the Yaquina Head Lighthouse; Historic Nye Beach has plenty of shopping and restaurants to go with the sand; Agate Beach just north of Newport is accessible through a tunnel and has good surfing; and South Beach State Park, south of Newport provides another long expanse of beach with miles of biking and hiking trails.

There are also some smaller, ocean side parks worth a visit for their views and whale and storm watching opportunities.  From the Chalets heading north check out Otter Crest State Scenic Area north of Otter Rock; Rocky Creek State Scenic Area 1 mile south of Newport; Boiler Bay Scenic Viewpoint 1 mile north of Newport; Fogarty Creek State Recreation Area just a little further north: and  Gleneden Beach State Recreation Area 4.5 miles further north.

Whale, Wildlife  & StormWatching

Whale watching is a wonderful pastime while at the beach, whether you do it from the benches on the property where they are regularly seen traveling by; from one of the vantage points along the coast like the Whale Watch Center in Newport; or you decide to see them up close from a charter boat.  Charters run out of Newport and Depoe Bay.

Newport: Marine Discovery Tours  541-265-6200
              Yaquina Bay Charters  866-465-6801
              Oregon Coast Sailing Company  541-547-4016
              Captain’s Reel Deep Sea Fishing  800-865-7441
Depoe Bay: Dockside Charters  800-733-8915
               Tradewinds Charters  800-445-8730
                Whale Reasearch EcoExcursions  541-912-6734

The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport, just south of the Yaquina Bay Bridge is one of the 10 best in the country and offers underwater viewing of deep ocean sea life, seals, sea lions, sea otters, a walk through an aviary of sea birds, and a fascinating and changing variety of smaller viewing choices including jellyfish and tide pools. Contact them at www.aquarium.org or 541-867-3474.

The Hatfield Marine Science Center, the marine research facility for Oregon State University, is located a few blocks away.  Their Visitors Center highlights the work being done by scores of marine scientists through displays, films, talks, and nature walks.

Reach them at www.hmsc.oregonstate.edu or 541-867-0271.

Birding is a natural while staying at the Chalets.  They surround you. We have frequent visits from Bald Eagles on the property, and we often see a wide variety of pelicans, gulls, and other seabirds; as well as many varieties of song birds.  Other popular birding sites are the Yaquina Bay State Park; the Bayfront Road to Toledo; the nature trail at the Hatfield Marine Science Center; the Oregon Coast Aquarium nature trail; South Beach; and Yaquina Head, where you can see murres, Pelagic and Brandt’s cormorants, cliff gulls, Pigeon Guillemots and Tuffed Puffins from April through July.

For a real walk on the wild side, we suggest a visit to see rare and beautiful Arctic wolves at the White Wolf Sanctuary in the mountains outside of Tidewater.  These magnificent creatures roam over 60 acres and are well worth the trip.  Contact the sanctuary first as visitors are by appointment only.  You can reach the sanctuary at www.white-wolf-sanctuary.com or 541-528-3588

There is nothing like watching the power and majesty of a winter storm along the Oregon Coast.  We suggest you tuck in with good glass of Oregon wine and watch the show from your cozy Chalet.  If you want to feel the wind and the spray on your face, check out any of the beaches or parks listed above.  Be careful!  Stay well back from the water! 

Entertainment

Whether you enjoy history, art, music, games of chance, we have something for you.

  • Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City offers, gaming, food, and nationally recognized entertainment.  www.chinookwindscasino.com/ 888-CHINOOK
  • Oregon Coast History Center tells the story of early Indian tribes and pioneering. www.oregoncoast.history.musem
  • Burrows House Museum focuses on early Lincoln County History.
  • Newport Performing Arts Center presents a variety of musical and theatre events. www.coastarts.org
  • Red Octopus Theatre Company offers a wide range of theatrical presentations www.redoctopustheatre.org
  • Newport Symphony Orchestra is the only full time orchestra on the Oregon coast. www.newportsymphony.org
  • Jazz Newport is the annual jazz festival held each September featuring nationally known jazz musicians. www.jazzatnewport.org
  • Newport Visual Arts Center provides art workshops, classes, and exhibitions.  There are dozens of galleries in the area.  More information is available at www.oregoncoastarts.

Check out some of these galleries:

  • In Newport: Wind Drift Gallery 2, 9th Street Gallery, Breach the Moon Gallery, and Oceanic Arts.
  • In Depoe Bay: Silver Heron Art Gallery, Wild Woman Creations,  Blue Heron Gallery

Restaurants

There are restaurants to suit every taste and budget.  These are a few of our favorites in Depoe Bay, Newport and Lincoln City:  

  • Tidal Raves in Depoe Bay- great seafood and views at a moderate price.  Make reservations!  541-765-2995
  • Gracie’s Sea Hag in Depoe Bay - good family choice and the place to go for great chowder and a whole Dungeness crab.  541-765-2734
  • Kernville Steak and Seafood House in Lincoln City - good food and a restful setting along the river.  541-994-6200
  • April’s at Nye Beach in Newport - Mediterranean approach to local cuisine with a great wine list.  Make reservations. 541-265-6855
  • Panache in Newport – fresh, local, organic ingredients artfully prepared. 541-265-2929
  • Local Ocean Seafood in Newport -it’s all in the name.  Great seafood fresh caught by the local fleet and served bayside.  541-574-7959
  • Canyon Way in Newport - very good food, good bar, and it’s a bookstore too. 541-265-8319
  • La Maison in Newport - a good lunch spot with wonderful food and great deserts.  541-265-8812
Pet Friendly Newport Oregon Vacation Lodging at Alpine Chalets in Otter Rock on the Oregon Coast