A Gem on Oregon's Central Coast

Near the town of Gleneden Beach, OR, about 95 miles southwest of Portland on the picturesque central Oregon coast, the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort (888-SALISHAN) and its environs offer many opportunities for recreation and entertainment. The Corvallis Municipal Airport (CVO) is about 45 miles southeast of GlenedenBeach, while the Portland Hillsboro Airport (HIO) is about 70 miles away.

Along the coast on Highway 101, there are many shops and galleries selling works of art, crafts and antiques. Book a wine tasting for your clients at the nearby Flying Dutchman Winery. Options for outdoor recreation include hiking, biking, surfing, windsurfing, sailing, swimming, boating, canoeing, kayaking, all-terrain vehicle (ATV) tours and whale watching. Fishing in Devil's Lake, SiletzBay and the Salmon River is also very popular. Your angler clients may want to charter a boat. They may also go crabbing or digging for mussels, oysters and clams. For nature lovers, recommend the Salmon River Estuary. The cave formations along the jagged coastline are home to colonies of sea lions. The Oregon Coast Aquarium in Newport is popular with families.

A suite at the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort

Resort Amenities

On the other hand, guests may prefer to stay on property at the Salishan Spa & Golf Resort, as it offers plenty to do. Its multi-million-dollar renovation recently upgraded the lodging, dining, entertainment and recreation facilities. The resort's top draws are its newly opened spa, its top-notch golf course and 18-hole putting course, as well as indoor and outdoor tennis courts.

The Salishan Kids Club keeps the little ones occupied with golf, tennis and putt-putt. Other key amenities include the climate-controlled indoor pool, hydrotherapy pool and fully equipped fitness center.

The Salishan Spa & Golf Resort on Oregon's central coast

The Cary Collier-designed Spa at Salishan has seven treatment rooms and offers full-body restorative treatments, relaxation therapies, facials and salon services using all-natural Kerstin Florian International skincare products. Call Spa Director Don Richardson at 866-748-4SPA or 541-764-4312, or e-mail [email protected].

Jacobsen Hardy Golf Course Design renovated the golf course, restoring Salishan's links-style layout. The project rebuilt the fast greens, repositioned bunkers to emphasize strategic play and improved turf conditions throughout. New drainage technology was installed, making the course playable year-round. Other upgrades include the complete refurbishment of the course's pro shop, improved locker room facilities and the addition of the Club House Bar and Grill.

There are other excellent on-site dining options, as well: The Sun Room serves classic American cuisine in a casual atmosphere, while the Dining Room is a bit more upscale, offering Pacific Northwest specialties, including a variety of seafood. The 10,000-bottle wine cellar can be booked to host private dinners.

The general manger is Tony Pope (541-764-3646, [email protected]) and the travel agent liaison is Jamie Wilcox (541-484-4359, [email protected]).