Nestled in the woods of Port Orford is WildSpring Guest Habitat. Yes, ladies and gentlemen, there are lovely wooded areas on the southern Oregon coast and WildSpring has taken full advantage of it.
This is the best of an outdoor adventure, with luxury and pampering mixed in. Therefore, guys, your wives are going to love it! ;)
I took my wife for a restful stay on the coast and found that WildSpring Guest Habitat was just the ticket for a get-away-from-it-all Oregon coast vacation. Winding a mile or two up into the forest, quiet and peace inhabit this retreat from the hustle and bustle of life.
Michelle and her husband, Dean, have made an enormous effort and taken a great deal of time to make this place something extraordinary. There are details here that you wouldn't even think of until discovered. There are many of these "wow" moments from the first time you check in until the end of your stay, which tends to come way too soon.
WildSpring Guest Habitat consists of five individually themed and decorated cabin suites, a Guest Hall where home-made breakfast awaits you every morning of your stay, and a large stone whirlpool tub that looks out on the ocean That's just the beginning.
You can choose the cabin you wish (as long as it's available) from their web site when you make a reservation. From quirky and eclectic to warm and romantic, make your selection based on your personality or particular event. We've been told that many honeymooners and those celebrating anniversaries make their way to WildSpring Guest Habitat.
When we made our reservation, we received an email that confirmed our stay and continued covering everything we could possibly ever need to know. I was impressed at the thoroughness.
Once we arrived, we drove up to a small shelter and retrieved our key (with a small flashlight and whistle attached) and a Welcome packet from one of the iron-looking mailboxes there. In the email, we were encouraged to use the intercom above the mailboxes to announce our arrival, letting them know to send someone down to help with our luggage. We did and they did. ;)
We parked our vehicle in a numbered spot and made our way to our cabin suite. I immediately noticed how quiet it was there. We began looking through our Welcome packet and found all sorts of information covering the town of Port Orford and a check-off menu for the morning breakfast. You simply check off the things you want and place it in the wire pouch outside the door. It will be picked up and you'll find your meal prepared next morning in the Guest Hall.
After getting somewhat settled, my wife and I began to explore our living quarters for the next three days. We found a comfortable sitting area with two couches and a small table with chairs. The bedroom area was next with a pillow-top queen bed, another table with chair, mini-fridge with a flat panel television screen/DVD player perched on top.
By the way, they have no cable TV or phones in the cabin suites to ensure the upmost of privacy. If you need to make calls, either bring your cell phone with you or you can use the one in the office on a limited basis. Be courteous of their personal phone line.
There was a dresser with a iPod dock/CD player on top and all sorts of goodies inside, including an iron, a sewing kit, book lights, and a hair dryer. As I said, anything you can think of is provided for you and more than likely stuff you didn't.
The bathroom is elegantly decorated with a walk-in stone shower and lots of hot water!
I want to note is that they have an intercom system that goes directly up to the office. Only a guest can initiate a conversation and the owners are there for any need, 24/7. Now, that is impressive! They promise to never bother you and will only be there if you need something. Otherwise, it's all you and whoever you brought with you.
On our first morning there, we walked out of our cabin suite door and came face-to-face with two young deer, grazing on plants. Luckily, I had my camera ready and got some nice shots! ;)
We walked up to the Guest Hall for breakfast and were treated to fresh fruit, oatmeal, quiche, hard boiled eggs, muffins, toast, croissants, coffee, tea, cider, and so much more. Michelle makes all the hot dishes herself, each morning. We ate until satisfied and boy was it good!
The Guest Hall at WildSpring Guest Habitat is always open to you, with a refrigerator full of juices, yogurts, fruits, and more, all at your disposal. Make use of their wonderfully loaded kitchen if you like. Just be sure to clean up after yourself. Eat inside or take it out on the deck for a wonderful view of the Pacific Ocean.
Also in the Guest Hall, you will find a wood-burning stove for those cold nights and mornings, lots of games to play, 100's of DVDs and CD's to check out and take to your room, and just a really pleasant place to make yourself at home.
If you choose to make an evening trip up there or just around the grounds after the sun goes down, the paths are lined with small lanterns and you can actually find your way in the pitch dark just by following them. I thought that was really cool.
The stone hot tub is heated year-round and is a perfect spot to soak in the bubbling water and the fresh air. spAWARDS.com awarded Wildspring Guest Habitat the 2012 Top 100 Spas in America award. You can watch the sky change colors as the sun sets in the evening. Really pretty.
On top of all that I've already told you about, you can also order a bottle of wine, as well as get a massage, manicure, and pedicure (all at additional charges), all right there in your cabin! Can you say, "wow?" ;)
There is so much to this place that I can't cover it all in a page. I highly recommend you hop over to the WildSpring Guest Habitat web site and look around. You will find tons of great information and photos there.
I only have one disclaimer and it comes from my personal convictions as a follower of Jesus Christ. There is an overall sense there that all paths lead to God (which we do not believe) and a placing of the creation above the Creator in the books they have in their library and some of the decorations throughout the walking paths and inside the buildings.
This is not something that they blatantly push at all. It is simply there and I wanted to bring it to your attention. We were able to look past that all and enjoy the time God had given us at WildSpring.
So, to sum up, if you're looking for a place on the Oregon coast to get away for a nice rest, you'd really miss out if you didn't give WildSpring Guest Habitat in Port Orford a try. You will be treated very well and made to feel really special.
WildSpring Guest Habitat
92978 Cemetery Loop
Port Orford, OR 97465
Phone: 866.333.WILD (9453)
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I too am a travel/video blogger and stayed at WildSpring Guest Habitat...awesome place! Port Orford, OR is a true find...many things to see/do. WildSpring …