Location: Pacific City, Oregon
Size: 33 guest rooms and 18 luxury cottages
Meeting Space: More than 3,000 square feet
Access: Located two hours from Portland International Airport
Flames dance gracefully as they rise from the wood of a roaring bonfire dug deep into the sands along the Cape Kiwanda beach in Pacific City, Oregon. Built to keep guests warm while they sit in the cool summer air, the firepit is positioned perfectly for unobstructed views of the Tillamook Coast’s famous Haystack Rock in the distance. The rock is one of the most photographed locations in Oregon.
Pacific City is home to the tallest of the three different Haystack Rocks along Oregon’s coastline — the other two are found in Cannon Beach and Bandon — where the rock overlooks the charmingly luxurious accommodations of the Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa, a locally owned and owner-operated boutique-style lodge on the beach. The lodge features 33 guest rooms, each boasting a fireplace and a private balcony with an ocean view, and 18 adjacent cottages that feature two- and three-bedroom condo-style accommodations with private balconies overlooking the beach, fully equipped kitchens and large, jetted soaking tubs.
More than two decades of planning went into creating this picture-perfect lodge, which opened in 2018, and the result is a space where every detail has been intentionally thought through to create the ultimate experience for guests. Local art and artisan work displayed throughout the property give a nod to the Oregon Coast’s rugged and natural beauty, while the ocean-to-table restaurant and bar, Meridian, highlights ingredients from the Pacific Northwest’s finest purveyors in a casually elegant space overlooking the beach. A full menu of spa treatments awaits guests looking to “stay in” for some relaxation, and full-time Adventure Coaches are on staff to assist guests looking to “head out” to explore the tide pools and natural elements just outside.
The lodge also offers private meeting and conference spaces for small meetings and events.
The Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa offers two dedicated meeting rooms and an adjoining patio, along with a few other options for more intimate gatherings. The Headlands Latitude room, for up to 15 guests, connects to the Headlands Longitude room, which accommodates 20, via a flexible-use patio. Private meals are best enjoyed in the ocean-facing and open-air Fireside Room, for up to 30 guests, which doubles as a meeting space. The oceanfront luxury cottages are also available for gatherings of up to eight people, and the lodge has a special partnership with the Pelican Pub and Brewery down the street, which can host up to 90 guests.
The on-site restaurant at the Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa — the Meridian Restaurant and Bar — serves daily breakfast, lunch and dinner with a focus on Northwest coastal cuisine. Whether groups choose to dine in the Meridian Restaurant, in the Fireside Room or even on the beach, the menu will be crafted by the lodge’s on-site culinary team. Catering menus can be customized to meet every need or dietary restriction and will always highlight fresh and local ingredients, like fresh fish caught from the Pacific that morning or freshly foraged herbs selected from the lodge’s on-site herb garden. Alcohol is available, with a brewery across the street and regular wine partnerships.
The meeting’s team offers assistance to meeting planners every step of the way at the Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa. Meeting guests have access to complimentary Wi-Fi throughout their time at the lodge, where accordion-style windows in the meeting spaces can bring inspiration from the natural setting to guests seated around the boardroom table or event tables. The meeting spaces are equipped with state-of-the-art audiovisual equipment for any meeting format, and the meetings team at the lodge happily assists in creative development during the meeting planning to ensure that events and meetings are memorable for all guests.
Before and After
The Headlands Coastal Lodge and Spa’s location within Pacific City along the Oregon coast brings a sea of adventure offerings to the guests of this small luxury lodge. Meeting guests are invited to take part in on-site fitness classes, indoors and outdoors; head to the Tidepools Spa for a relaxing treatment; and take a soak in the outdoor hot tub. Meeting add-ons can include bonfires under the stars, surfing lessons, tide pool excursions, group hikes and even group bike tours around town. The meeting’s team can arrange a variety of teambuilding activities, like cooking classes or mixology lessons, and many groups rave about the fireside chats with local experts before meetings.