Discover this Gem on Oregon’s Coast
Depoe Bay, Oregon
We had the most wonderful experience at the Whale Cove Inn. From the first moment we entered our beautiful suite we were enchanted by the picturesque view. The second time we entered our suite we were mesmerized by whales in the harbor.
The facility is lovely, perfectly maintained, and beautifully decorated. GM Sarah was delightful, personable and provided excellent information and direction. Our suite was on the top floor with a harbor view from the bed. I suggest calling ahead & discussing which of the 8 suites is available and would be preferred; staff were extremely helpful.
Our two-room suite was well-appointed and we felt quite at home. Both rooms had up-to-date TVs with a good range of stations, bedding was comfy, and the shower was good. We had ice, and feather pillows, plenty of plugs, a make-up mirror and lots of room to spread out. The public areas are also lovely, but we were content to retreat into our own world.
I was not, however, bold enough to venture the cool temps and get into the private tub on our balcony. Instead, I wrapped up in a blanket, had a glass of good red wine, sat on the terrace, and looked for whales. A Gray Whale was hanging out in the cove and as it rolled to feed, kept showing one side of its tail fluke, known as “sharking.” Perfect.
Breakfast was served in the dining room buffet-style and included pastries, fruit, cereals, quiche, hard-boiled eggs, bacon, etc. You could also request eggs to order, which my husband did. A daily newspaper of choice is delivered to your room. The dining room is operated in the evenings by an independent entity, serving very good, high-end dinners. The menu is fairly limited and does change. We had a fish dish and pheasant. Both were served beautifully and were very good. Portions were generous without being overwhelming.
Even though we live on the water, the view here was really special; not to mention the harbor seals, bald eagle, and gray whales. On our final morning, it was as if the whales knew, and one came in the harbor to wish us more good travels.
It was magical perfection and I loved it.