Cape Cod styling in a natural Northwest setting.
This 1920s cedar shingle beach house resides on a historic chunk of oceanfront property---explorer William Clark touched down here during the Lewis and Clark expedition. Set amid the dunes of Long Beach, this rambling, five-bedroom home is separated from the Pacific Ocean by nothing more than a grass backyard and a stretch of sand. Its no wonder kite flying and storm watching are favorite guest activities. This is the kind of beach house you want to own for yourself, but staying here as a guest is better; this way, someone else is responsible for cooking up the gourmet breakfast each morning. Besides, youre given the run of the place, while the owners live in separate quarters nearby. Spacious suites include large featherbeds, and most have views of the beach. The inns best feature is a glass and cedar gazebo with a private spa looking out on the dunes. Its windows open to allow guests to enjoy a cool breeze and watch the wildlife that occasionally passes by.