Wild, Romantic Honeymoon: Begin a Marriage Proper or Rekindle Your Relationship


Couples flocking to Oregon find romance spots. Proposal rock attracts people in love to the beach in Neskowin. The state also has vineyards and other scenic spots to tie the knot, even during the coronavirus pandemic, when most family members and friends are watching the ceremony live from afar.

What’s next? A romantic honeymoon spot to start a marriage right (or to revive a relationship).

Here are places to go after work and the fun of a wedding is over. Which goal suits you two? You can find it on the coast or in the mountains, in the desert or in the forest. Or maybe in a lighthouse?

The landmark of the Salishan Resort is located on 250 acres of forest in Gleneden Beach.Salishan Resort

The Salishan Resort landmark on 250 acres of forest in Gleneden Beach features upscale guestrooms with ocean views and activities. From golf to tennis, spa and indoor pool to an aerial adventure course.

Airbnb has a variety of vacation rentals around Gleneden Beach including the Otter Rock Surf Yurt which overlooks Devils Punchbowl Beach. The pet-friendly, round tent has a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom, gas stove, WiFi and TV. Outside there is a BBQ, shower, and surfboard rack.

Read more: Getaway ideas to nearby, less crowded places

Honeymoon Hotels

The Inn at Spanish Head Resort Hotel features a balcony with views of the Pacific Ocean.Booking.com

TripAdvisor has an updated list of the top 10 Oregon Honeymoon Resorts, including the Inn at Spanish Head Resort Hotel, which has luxurious rooms, a balcony overlooking the Pacific, and a steak and seafood restaurant that serves champagne brunch from July through mid-Sunday-September.

Other honeymoon suites near the ocean, from Astoria and Cannon Beach to Lincoln City and Brookings.

FivePine Lodge & Spa

The FivePine Lodge & Spa in Sisters has a full-service spa.Orbitz

Orbitz’s list of romantic Oregon honeymoon destinations includes the FivePine Lodge & Spa in Sisters, next to the Cascade Mountains. Fireplaces in some rooms, as well as a full-service spa, and indoor and outdoor pools. One of the two restaurants is the Three Creek Brewing Co.

The online travel agent gives out Orbucks that are good for hotel expenses and offer 10% or more discounts on select hotels with insider prices.

Tiller observation tower

Lookout Tower near Umpqua National Forest: Modeled after the fire watch towers built by the US Forest Service in the early 20th century, the raised house rises three stories from a meadow.Airbnb

Rustic or Luxury? Cozy or expansive? It’s up to you to choose between these romantic, unusual ideas:

10 enticing, wacky Oregon getaways, from the coast to the Wallowa Mountains, from tiny tiller to populated Portland, from a beach house to a fire watch tower.

Zen-like Getaways: Are you ready to relax and only hear the sounds of ocean waves, rustling leaves, or birds?

Oregon Vacation Rentals with Dock: No boat really needed. You can enjoy the wooden platform just because it makes you look out and sways a little like you are dancing with no effort.

Short breaks

Vacasa is your escape to the Oregon mountains to cute places like this Swedish stuga.

10 Cozy, Cool, Insane Getaway Getaways: Escape the Oregon Mountains and Lakes and Close the Door to the World.

Scenic Places Near Mineral Hot Springs: Oregon has an abundance of natural hot springs, some easily accessible and others completely remote, reports Oregonian / OregonLive travel writer Jamie Hale, who compiled a list of springs for everyday use .

Short breaks

Hilltop Treehouse Retreat in Lopez Island / Airbnb

10 Cool Tree Houses For An Elevated Vacation: Do We Really Ever Grow Out Of The Desire For A Tree House? A vacation rental could answer this question.

Oddball RVs, Elegant Airstreams, Colorful RVs, Teardrop Trailers: Ready for a Road Trip? You can ride your own bikes or rent a spacious motorhome, a stylish Airstream or a colorful motorhome through a company or private owner, a la Airbnb.

Sweat relief / hip camp

A solar powered cabin set in 20 acres of private forest 10 miles from Milo McIver State Park near Estacada and 16 miles from Fort Vancouver National Historic Site in Vancouver, Washington.Sweat relief / hip camp

Oregon’s Delightful Getaways: Rent something unique like this quaint, solar-powered cabin near Vancouver: Remember, honeymoons shouldn’t be hot, it’s a physical and mental escape from real life.

– Janet Eastman | 503-294-4072

jeastman@oregonian.com | @janeteastman

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