Long time Lincoln County residents Diane Disse (Historical Society) and Jim Murphy will offer an early opening special of 10% off a room and breakfast in their new bed and breakfast Oct. 16-19 to celebrate the Yachats Mushroom Festival. Ocean Creek Bed and Breakfast at 1010 Hwy. 101 S. is located in a newly renovated landmark building just south of Yachats across from the ocean. Three of the four rooms will be open: the Blossom Room, Seafarer Suite, and Heritage Suite.
The Blossom Room offers full west-facing ocean views from the bed and an in-room, two-person jetted tub. Inspired by a Basho haiku, the room has a strong Asian ambiance. The Seafarer Suite, inspired by the John Masefield shanty, “Sea Fever,” has a maritime influence with a spacious living room with a gas fireplace, separate bedroom, and private bath. The living room couch opens to a bed to accommodate additional people in a party. The Heritage Suite, inspired by Emily Dickenson’s poem, “Yesterday Is History,” is decorated with inviting décor inspiring nostalgia. It offers a spacious living room, gas fireplace, separate bedroom and private bath. The sofa bed can accommodate additional guests.
“After four months of renovating and decorating the amazing property in Yachats, we’re anxious to share it with visitors. Our grand opening and open house will come soon,” Jim said.
Jim will offer gourmet breakfasts in the large front room with a large table offering a great view of the ocean to the west. Jim has worked at Caterpillar in Davenport, University of St. Thomas, Hilton, Holiday Inn, and Radisson hotels in the Twin Cities and operated the Spyglass Inn when he and Diane moved to Lincoln City in 1992. Jim worked 15 years as director of catering and conference services at Salishan Spa and Golf Resort. He served for several years on the Lincoln City Planning Commission and the Lincoln City Visitor and Convention Bureau Committee. He has a degree in philosophy and economics from Wooster College in Ohio. Couple that with Diane’s long time service to the Lincoln County Historical Society, there will never be any shortage of enlightening conversations sitting out on the front porch with an ocean view.
Diane taught writing and journalism at Western Oregon University during the years Jim ran the Spyglass Inn. She has had a long career in marketing and publishing including jobs at Republic Airlines, St. Thomas University, and the Minnesota Historical Society in the Twin Cities, and the Newport News Times, Lincoln County Historical Society, and Lincoln City Cultural Center. Currently, she serves on the board of directors of the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. She has a B.S. degree in English from Moorhead State University and an M.A. in mass communication from California State University, Northridge.
The room rate for the early opening special is $150 for double occupancy. For more information and to make reservations, call 541-547-4113.