Coronavirus Update for the Oregon Coast

Information regarding the state of travel along the Central Oregon Coast (Lincoln County).

Important information to be aware of.
    • Online booking and phone reservations are available.
    • Businesses and dining are open under currently applicable guidelines.
    • The Chinook Winds casino and Spirit Mountain Casino are open.
    • Beaches are open.
    • Pools and common areas are open.  Each HOA will post guidelines onsite for use of these areas.
    • The private hot tubs at Pacific Winds are open for use.
    • The cleaning services are giving extra attention to each condo per guidance from the VRMA, CDC and Lincoln County.
As more information becomes available about the reopening effort,  it will be posted to this page.
Introducing Keystone’s ‘CleanVacaStay’ Program!

Keystone’s ‘CleanVacaStay’ program is designed to enhance the already in place best practices for cleaning and sanitizing the homes we manage to promote a healthy and safe environment for our guests. Following suggested guidelines from the VRMA, CDC and the ORLA, our program includes:

    • Extra disinfection of the most frequently touched areas including light switches, door handles, remotes, thermostats and more.
    • Continued best practices for cleaning linens, blankets, etc. before and after each guest’s stay.
    • Notes in our check-in instructions including suggested items guests should bring when enjoying our homes.
    • Contactless check in will continue to be available for our guests. This includes not having to find a front desk, but instead using your check-in instructions to access a lockbox next to the front door to retrieve your key and access the vacation home.
    • Continued collaboration with the homeowner associations (HOA) of the Village at North Pointe and Pacific Winds regarding cleaning of common areas and posted notices for guests.

Keystone Vacation Rental’s will continue to develop and refine our ‘CleanVacaStay’ program and explore new options and technologies as we strive to provide unmatched hospitality at the Oregon Coast.


COVID-19 Cancellation Policy Updates

During this unique and uncertain time for travel at our vacation rentals in Lincoln City and Depoe Bay, Oregon, we would like to clarify questions guests have been asking regarding upcoming reservations.

Our hope is that for guests that would still like to enjoy the Oregon Coast in the near future, we can eliminate some of the uncertainty regarding travel restrictions and the impact of the standard cancellation policy in the decision-making process. Keystone Vacation Rentals will continue to adjust these policies with that hope in mind.

Below is a summary of the most recent temporary updates to the standard cancellation policies noted in the rental contracts received by guests when their reservation was confirmed (generally found in a PDF attachment to the confirmation email).

    • If for some reason travel is still prohibited during a guest’s stay dates (force majeure conditions), the cancellation policy will be updated to allow for cancellations with full refunds.
    • For reservations, including recently placed reservations, with arrival before August 31st, 2020 the reservation cancellation policy will be updated in accordance with new information from local and state officials.  At this time, we should begin normal short term rental operations June 1st, 2020.

Please note the temporary updates to the cancellation policy will change in accordance with new information and policies received from local and state officials. All changes are at the discretion of management and we will do our best to accommodate each guest based upon the information available at that time.

The management of Keystone Vacation Rentals understands the uncertainty regarding future travel and will continue to do our best to ensure each guest’s concerns are handled as quickly as possible.

Please use our contact us form to reach us with any questions. Our phone lines have been overwhelmed and emails receive the timeliest responses.


Frequently Asked Questions

What precautionary steps are being taken by the cleaning services when the vacation rentals are prepared for occupancy?

In accordance with the already in place best practices for cleaning and in an effort to promote a healthy and safe environment, the cleaning services are sanitizing the vacation rentals between each guest’s stay which does include door handles and other similar surfaces.

See our FAQ page for more commonly asked questions.

The Oregon Coast

Oregons Coast


Oregon’s coast lines 363-miles of the Pacific Ocean. Filled with small, beach Oregon Beachestowns, the coast is a popular vacation destination for those traveling far and wide. Art, history, and diverse food and beverage scene are just a few of the highlights on Oregon’s coast. One of the most diverse states in the U.S., Oregon’s coast varies greatly from north to south offering a little something for everyone. Other popular areas in Oregon like the Cascade Mountain Range or the city of Portland are easily accessible from different points on the coast making it a central location for the avid adventurer.


Oregon Coast Activites While you may be able to spot Gray Whales along the Oregon Coast at any time of the year, there are two peak migration times that make for some amazing Whale watching. According to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Services, about 10 of approximately 80 whales, porpoises and dolphin species move along the Oregon Coast. It is said that about 18,000 whales migrate along the Oregon Coast every year. The spring/summer migration season begins in late April when most Gray Whales begin migrating from California to their feeding grounds in the Arctic – some do break off from the group and call the Oregon coast home until the next migration later in the year. The Gray Whales migrate again as early as October when they begin migrating back south from the Arctic. 


All 363-miles of Oregon’s beaches are designated as public lands. In 1967 Oregon Oregons Public Beachespassed a bill commonly known as the “Beach Bill” much to Oregonians relief. The decisive battle came after a Cannon Beach hotel owner exercised his property rights and blocked off a section of beach with large pieces of driftwood. Until this point, only the wet sand portion of the sand was actually designated as “public highway” and the rest of the beach could, in fact, be privately owned. The State Highway Commission, with the backing of Governor Tom McCall, set out to make Oregon’s beaches public and eventually succeeded when the Beach Bill was passed. 


Oregon In order to keep coastal wildlife safe, all of Oregon’s off-shore rocks are designated as wildlife refuges. Oregon’s rocky coastline is home to seabirds, tufted puffins, sea lions, and more. The Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex consists of six national wildlife refuges along the Oregon Coast. The Refuge Complex provides protection to thousands of small islands, rocks, reefs, headlands, marshes, and bays totaling a whopping 371 acres, and 320 miles of Oregon’s coastline. The marine refuges are Three Arch Rocks, Oregon Islands, and Cape Meares and the estuaries are Bandon Marsh, Nestucca Bay, and Siletz Bay. Aside from Tillamook Rock Lighthouse and its surrounding rock, all other islands are closed to public access. Boats must remain at least 500 ft away, and aircraft must maintain at least 2,000 ft clearance


Northwest Oregon The beaches in Northwest Oregon, specifically the Clatsop Beaches, have one of the highest concentrated populations of razor clams in not only America but the entire world! Anyone visiting Oregon can purchase a shellfish license allowing for the digging of razor clams, and crabbing when permitted in Oregon. It is said that about 95% of Oregon’s Razor Clam digging occurs in Northwest Oregon because they have the most stable populations and beach stability. 


Beaches in Oregon also have one of the highest concentrated sand dollar Sand Dollarspopulations in the world. You can purchase these popular beach finds in most beachy tourist shops along the coast, but they are (almost) just as easily found along the beach! When sand dollar hunting be sure you are educated on the differences between sand dollars that are alive, and sand dollars that are ok to take. Live sand dollars will typically be gray in color and appear fuzzy in texture thanks to the millions of little spines that help the sand dollars eat and move. 


Oregon LighthousesOregon is home to 11 lighthouses. 9 are designated as historic, and 7 of them are open to the public. The 2 remaining lighthouses are closed to the public and are still used for navigation purposes. The Heceta Head Lighthouse, which was constructed from 1892-1894, is a bed and breakfast allowing visitors to stay in the original keeper’s cottage. 


Lewis and Clark arrived in what is now Seaside, Oregon in the Northwest corner Lewis and Clark in Oregon of the state. After a 4,000 mile long journey, the expedition set up camp in Clatsop County to bear the winter before heading home. “Ocian in view! O! the joy!” wrote Captain William Clark as he stood at the Columbia River Estuary. Fort Clatsop, a National Historic Park, is open to the public where they can check out artifacts as well as a replica of the original Fort Clatsop. 


Cannon Beahc Puffins Large groups of Tufted Puffins call Haystack Rock in Cannon Beach home. Like all of Oregon’s offshore rocks, Haystack Rock is a designated wildlife refuge thanks to the Oregon Coast National Wildlife Refuge Complex. There are usually about 250 Puffins on Haystack Rock at any given time, but that number can fluctuate depending on a variety of factors. Their white faces, thick orange bills, and bright yellow eyebrow tufts make for some cool sightings!


 The northwest Oregon Coast has served as the backdrop to many famous films NW Oregon over the years. Some famous titles include The Goonies, Kindergarten Cop, Free Willy, Short Circuit, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and The Ring. Northwest Oregon has also served as the backdrop to some pretty famous TV Shows. Most recently Ghost Adventures aired a 4-part series showcasing Northwest Oregon (Specifically Astoria) and the spooky history the area entails.

Lincoln City Luxury Vacation Rentals

Lincoln City Oregon

Lincoln City, Oregon, is a great place to visit when you are in the need for a luxury getaway. Lincoln City is full of fun places to visit and sights to see. Not to mention the city is home to a large variety of luxury vacation rental homes to make your trip feel like the ultimate luxury experience. Today we’ll highlight a variety of vacation homes that would be perfect for your next getaway to Lincoln City. 

Pacific Winds – Seascape:

One of the highlights of Lincoln City is that it sits perfectly on the coastline which means that there is an abundance of oceanfront properties that you can call home for the duration of your stay. One of these properties is Pacific Winds. At Pacific Winds, you’ll find the ocean is just a few small steps out the door. Large windows provide ocean views at all times of the day. 

In terms of the home itself, you’ll find a fully equipped kitchen with luxe granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. In this home, you’ll find two bedrooms both with king beds and two bathrooms. This home also features a private hot tub for the utmost relaxation during your stay. This home accommodates a total of four people and is not pet-friendly. 

Pacific Winds – Forever Sunsets:

Forever Sunsets is another great luxury option if you are traveling with a total of four people or less. This home features two bedrooms with one king bed in each, as well as two king baths. You’ll have access to a ready-to-use kitchen featuring an island to make cooking even more convenient. This home also has a proper dining area. You’ll also have your own private balcony with a hot tub. The open floor plan allows for breathtaking views of the ocean from almost any spot in the house. The living room even has a fireplace to make this home feel like your home away from home. 

Pacific Winds – Fair Havens:

Fair Havens is the perfect getaway option if you are traveling with a larger group. This home is great for parties of six or less. This home has a nautical decor scheme that fits perfectly with its location just steps away from the ocean. In terms of layout, the home features an open concept with plenty of windows to provide you with constant views of the ocean. Fair Havens has two bedrooms and two baths. The first bedroom has a king bed and the second bedroom has a queen bed. Fair Havens also has a sleeper sofa that is a perfect place for the kids to snuggle up for the night. Outside of Fair Havens you’ll find a private patio with a hot tub where you can enjoy the views and sounds of the ocean no matter the time of day.

Pacific Winds – The Tides:

The Tides at Pacific Winds is another luxurious option for larger parties. At The Tides, you’ll find room for a total of six people. This home features two bedrooms and two bathrooms. The first bedroom has one king bed and the second bedroom has two twin beds. You’ll also find a sleeper sofa in the living room. Each bedroom has a tv so you can catch up on your favorite shows during your vacation to Lincoln City. The kitchen is fully equipped so you can enjoy your favorite dishes in the comfort of your luxury vacation home. This unit is located on the top floor so you will have elevator access as well as your own private balcony. On the private balcony, you’ll find a private hot tub with relaxing views of the ocean just beneath you!

The Fun Never Ends In Lincoln City! 

When you choose to stay at any of the Pacific Winds properties, you will have access to wireless internet as well as an indoor heated pool. There is also a game room where you can let your competitive side run free and enjoy playing games with your friends and family.

In Case you were Wondering….

There are a few questions that guests often ask before booking there stay. The first of these is if the home is cleaned every day throughout the stay. The answer to this question is no. The unit will be cleaned prior to your arrival but not throughout the duration of your stay. Because of this, you’ll find basic cleaning supplies in each unit in case you have any accidental spills or messes to clean up. 

Something else guests often wonder is just how close they will be to the beach. Lucky for you, you will only be a maximum of 125 yards from the beach at all times! If you wish to park your car on the beach, you can do so from an access point not far from the complex. 

Ok, this all sounds wonderful! But how far in advance should you book to guarantee that you get the unit that you have been admiring at the exact date you want? Well, Pacific Winds recommends booking at January of the desired year or at least six months prior to your desired date. Please note that holiday weekends tend to fill up fast. Reservations are typically not accepted more than eighteen months in advance of the desired date of stay. 

Guests also frequently wonder about parking. When staying at Pacific Winds, each unit will receive one parking pass for the garage. Additional parking is availble outside if needed. 

Overall, Pacific Winds is a great travel destination if you are looking for luxury accommodations in Lincoln City right on the ocean. We look forward to seeing you soon!

Were To Book Your Vacation Home:

Keystone Vacation Rentals
1723 NW Harbor Ave
Lincoln City, OR 97367
(503) 443-1414

Luxury vacation rentals

Beachfront Vacation Rentals Lincoln City, OR

Often, when one thinks of the makings of a relaxing vacation, they think of the ocean- sandy beaches, the rushing tide, and delicious sunsets over the endless water. Not all oceanside vacations need to be in the Caribbean or Maui. There are countless gorgeous beach spots stateside, and Oregon is a top destination for holidays centered around the ocean. Lincoln City, named for President Abraham Lincoln, is a seaside town on Oregon’s central coast. This picturesque town is on Highway 101 and only two hours from Portland. If you’re considering a beach holiday, Lincoln City, with its miles of sandy beaches, is a wonderful place to vacation. 

An excellent alternative to the standard hotel stay is a house stay and what better than a fully furnished, beautifully decorated, and totally self-catered house on the beach? Below are four beautiful beachfront vacation rentals in Lincoln City, Oregon that you can book quickly and securely at Keystone Vacation Rentals In Lincoln City.

Pacific Winds – Dancing Dolphins Vacation Rental

Located in the Pacific Winds condominium complex, this contemporarily styled vacation apartment has everything a traveler could need and want. A short walk will have you on the beach, and the oceanfront balcony has a private hot tub. If you wish to enjoy your morning coffee with gorgeous ocean views or you fancy watching the sunset over the water, while soaking it up in the hot tub, this balcony and its views have you covered. 

Along with easy access to the beach, guests can enjoy an indoor pool, games room, and fitness center in the communal area of the condominium. 

There are two king-sized beds, large living spaces and two bathrooms, which makes this the perfect location for two couples. The kitchen is stocked with amenities for cooking, and there is a full-sized washer and dryer. A vacation with the added bonus of the comforts of home makes this a winning beachfront property for your next vacation. 

Pacific Winds – Sea Dreams Vacation Rental

This beautifully appointed condo sleeps six, so bring the whole family or a group of friends. Two nice-sized bedrooms feature a king bed each and HDTVs for when you need some downtime. Enjoy wireless internet throughout the home and HD channels on each TV. The sofa converts into a sleeper to accommodate the kids or more friends. Each bedroom has its own modern and well-presented bathroom. If you plan to stay awhile, there is a stackable washer and dryer for your laundry needs.

The modern kitchen has a large island with additional seating options. Whether you are planning on cooking a gourmet meal or you just want the ability to make coffee in the morning, this kitchen has all the amenities and gadgets needed to feel right at home. 

The balcony, with stunning sea views, has a private hot tub that can be used any time of the day or night, but sunrises and sunsets are prime. 

Beach access is quick and close, so it is easy to utilize the beach for long walks or just lazy stargazing. This condo is an excellent choice for your next beach holiday. 

Pacific Winds – Sand Dollar Vacation Rental

Another condo in the Pacific Winds community, this 1st-floor corner property is an ideal spot for a beach vacation. With two bedrooms, featuring king beds in each and two bathrooms, there is plenty of room for a couples’ retreat, family getaway, or friend vacation. The contemporary style of the home lets the beautiful ocean and beach, seen from the many large windows, take center stage. 

The gourmet kitchen has anything you could ever need for cooking your own meals. The home is equipped with internet and HDTVs in every room to appeal to anyone looking for a relaxing night in. If looking to relax, the private hot tub on the balcony is the epitome of relaxing, especially when used during a spectacular Pacific sunset. 

All visitors have access to the community indoor pool, the games room, and the workout room. So, whether you want to hang out on the beach or the pool, this vacation property has you covered, and you are guaranteed to have a good time. 

Pacific Winds – Ocean Retreat Vacation Rental

This second-floor holiday condo is a great choice for families and friend groups alike. One bedroom offers a king-sized bed and the other two twins, so there are more bed choices for guests. The sofa sleeper in the living room also provides more sleeping options. Two well-equipped bathrooms ensure enough space and privacy for every guest. 

The modern kitchen has every cooking amenity one would need to prepare meals or to simply make coffee or open a bottle of wine. 

As is with all the properties at Pacific Winds, guests have access to the indoor pool, game room, and workout facilities. There is also wireless internet available in the property as well as HDTVs with Blue-Ray/DVD players. Handy beach access and a private hot tub on the balcony are the cherries on top of a great vacation retreat on the Pacific Coast. 

Lincoln City, on the beautiful Oregon Coast, is a favorite vacation destination of many. The above vacation homes are great places to consider when visiting thanks to their unbeatable ocean views, comfortable livings spaces, and amenities that make you feel at home.

For more information on our vacation homes in Lincoln City, contact us at:

Keystone Vacation Rentals
1723 NW Harbor Ave
Lincoln City, OR 97367
(503) 443-1414


“Visit Lincoln City on Oregon’s Central Coast.” Lincoln City,

Lincoln City Vacation Rentals

If you dream of a vacation by the sea, Lincoln City is your answer. This enchanting Oregon coastal city lies less than 90 miles from Portland and offers the perfect way to get away and escape everyday life for a while. You can enjoy a better alternative to a hotel stay and have access to all the comforts of home by renting one of the beautiful vacation homes here. With a population of just under 9,000 residents, you’ll still have plenty of chances to get to know the locals without feeling too crowded during your stay.

One of the main draws of Lincoln City is of course its spectacular coastline. Large hills and other tall rock formations hugging the coast create an awe-inspiring beach setting. While spending time at the beach, you can partake in activities like swimming, sunbathing and beach volleyball when the weather is warm enough. Building sandcastles, flying kites and going crabbing are other fun activities that you can enjoy at the beach. The best part about renting a vacation home in Lincoln City is that you won’t have to travel too far to access the seaside. 

Along with going to the beach, you can find plenty of other great ways to keep yourself entertained while vacationing in Lincoln City. Live glassblowing demonstrations are held at the Lincoln City Glass Center. Chinook Winds Casino Resort features games, dining and entertainment to enhance your vacation. If you’re into history, try visiting the North Lincoln County Historical Museum to see old relics and other fascinating exhibits that provide further insight into the city’s illustrious past and present. The Lincoln City Cultural Center regularly stages live performances and features additional education programs to help people broaden their cultural horizons. While staying in your Lincoln City vacation rental home, you can also find smaller art galleries and entertainment venues. 

The relatively rare temperature extremes in Lincoln City make renting a vacation home here worthwhile throughout much of the year. A local marine climate keeps summer temperatures from getting too hot while ensuring cool and comfortable temperatures during most winters. Summertime highs rarely surpass the 75-degree mark, which makes vacationing in Lincoln City perfect for anyone who doesn’t like the extreme heat. Winter temperatures can sometimes drop into the upper 30s but rarely dip below the freezing mark. November through March is when most rainfall usually occurs, so be prepared with your umbrella, raincoat and other raingear if you plan to visit during this time of year.

Lincoln City kite festival

Lincoln City also hosts several annual events that offer even more opportunities to have fun and forget about your worries. The D River State Recreation Site is the location of the Summer Kite Festival, which allows participants to fly both classic and unique kites in the open sky. Pixie-themed rides and games for the kids make Pixiefest popular with families. Some of the best local musical performances can be seen during the Siletz Bay Music Festival. Siletz Bay is also the site of a spectacular Fourth of July celebration complete with fireworks and a family-friendly parade. If you want to test your creative skills, you can try building a sandcastle to show off for the Lincoln City Sandcastle Contest. The Finders Keepers season, which runs from the middle of October until the middle of May, allows you to keep any exquisitely designed handmade glass that you find along the beach. 

If you enjoy shopping, Lincoln City Outlets is home to more than 40 stores that feature name-brand and designer merchandise for sale. Whether you need some more clothes, jewelry or other practical goods to make staying in your vacation rental home more enjoyable, Lincoln City Outlets has you covered. For more great deals on beachwear and other useful items, head to Beach Bum Thrift or Oregon Surf Shop.

There are plenty of places in and around Lincoln City where you can go for a bite to eat if you don’t feel like cooking in your vacation rental home. Mo’s Restaurant is situated on the waterfront and offers everything from classic American food to vegetarian dishes. If you’re in the mood for seafood, Kyllo’s Seafood & Grill or J’s Fish and Chips can satisfy your appetite. Burgers, fries and other classic favorites are on the menu at Hwy 101 Burger. Puerta Vallarta is a Mexican restaurant that serves delicious spicy dishes that are sure to get your taste buds popping. For pizza options, Gallucci’s Pizzeria and Figaro’s Pizza offer some of the tastiest pies in Lincoln City. If you want more of a hands-on experience, you can try creating your own culinary masterpieces by taking a class at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City.

Along with all the great attractions in Lincoln City, there are plenty of opportunities for fun and adventure just beyond the city limits. Devils Lake is less than three miles from the city center and is the perfect place to go for a picnic or some boating. The Road’s End State Recreation Site is a popular place to go for seaside picnics and wildlife watching. Hiking trails and other wilderness activities can be enjoyed by heading north to the area known as Three Rocks. More time among nature can be savored by spending part of your time at the Spyglass Ridge Open Space.

Where To Book A Vacation Rental

Lincoln City is your gateway to great times by the sea. Book your vacation rental home today:

Keystone Vacation Rentals
1723 NW Harbor Ave
Lincoln City, OR 97367
(503) 443-1414

Vacation Rentals Lincoln City Oregon

Vacation Rentals Lincoln City Oregon

When people hear Oregon in a conversation their first thoughts probably turn to Portland. Yet, there’s much more to the state, including a vast coastline that looks over the Pacific Ocean.

Along that coastline are numerous towns and resorts that draw in more than locals. They are locations that tend to have the same mild weather in the summer as California, except with fewer crowds. In addition, the vacation rentals in these areas can be far less expensive.

One of these areas is Lincoln City. Less than 90 miles from Portland, the municipality is off Highway 101 between Depoe Bay and Neskowin. It is a city with wide, white sandy beaches as well as a rich and diverse culture.


Lincoln City is fairly new. Once a stretch of coastal towns that included Cutler City, Wecoma Beach, and Oceanlake, it was brought together and incorporated in 1965 to stabilize the local government. It has a permanent population of 9,000 across a span of only 5.4 miles. During the summer months, when hundreds of vacation homes are available for rent, the population swells to over 30,000.


Lincoln City sits in a mild maritime climate. During the summer, temperatures average between 60-70 degrees Fahrenheit in the day and the 50s in the evening. The period between June and September also has the least amount of rainfall — approximately six days per month. So, when packing for your vacation rental, a rain jacket and sweatshirt are a must.

In the fall and winter, average highs in Lincoln City are in the 40s and 50s with lows in the 30s. However, it may seem colder if it rains, which is about 16 days each month. If renting during this period, make sure to pack warm boots, moisture-wicking jackets, hats, and gloves.

Vacation Rentals

Rentals are available year-round, although there may be fewer in the colder months. Those who stay in one of Lincoln City’s vacation homes and condos have free access to the beach. Renters can also participate in the city’s Finders Keepers season. If you walk along the beach and find a hidden handmade glass float it is yours to keep, courtesy of Lincoln City.

You can find vacation homes and condos for rent through the city and online. For instance, Keystone Vacations Oregon ( lists these by rating, cost, and amenities. Furthermore, these rentals span the gamut from two-bedroom condos to several room homes that accommodate multiple families.

What to Do

Thanks to its incorporation into one city almost six decades ago, Lincoln City has much to do beyond the sand and the waves of the Pacific. Whether it involves sightseeing, culture, dining, or shopping, there’s something for everyone and every age.

For instance, the city holds two all-ages festivals in June. The Summer Kite Festival offers two days of kite flying activities. Later in the month is Pixiefest — a celebration that honors the city’s past with a recreation of Pixieland and the Pixie Kitchen.

One of the reasons so many visitors find glass floats along the beach is due to the Lincoln City Glass Center. It allows patrons to both learn and experience the art of glassblowing. In addition to seeing how blown glass is made, those daring enough can create their own keepsake.

Travelers interested in Lincoln City’s past can visit the North Lincoln County Historical Museum. It features permanent and rotating exhibits about the city and its county. The good news is admission is free.

Those interested in outdoor activities have options beyond the beach. For example, at 685 acres, Devil’s Lake is available for boating, swimming, or fishing. On the southwest corner of Lincoln City is Siletz Bay. Here, visitors can birdwatch, swim, or dig for clams at low tide.

Outside of the water, the area around Lincoln City is filled with miles of hiking trails among its open spaces. You can hike in neighborhood parks, forests, wetlands, and along the Oregon Coast itself.

If travelers have shoppers in their group, the place for them to go is the Lincoln City Outlets. There are approximately 50 designer and name brand stores that sell their wares for less than the standard department store. 

Should visitors be on the lookout for something older, they can stop in the antiques and collectible shops of Lincoln City. Once known as one of the undiscovered places to antique in the U.S., the city celebrates each year with a ten-day event.

At some point, you will get hungry. Luckily, Lincoln City has plenty of places to dine that are a short walk, bike, or drive from your vacation rental. Going the classic route, people visiting the glass center can take a quick stroll to Hwy 101 Burger. It features burgers made fresh and shakes to wash them down. Diners can relax on the patio while they watch the sunset over Siletz Bay. 

Not too far from Hwy 101 Burger is Mo’s Seafood & Chowder. If you are a lover of clam chowder, you want to stop here. You can get the soup in a sourdough bread bowl or served with Oregon Bay Shrimp. The bay shrimp also comes in a sandwich or melt.

Across town, visitors can enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner at the Wild Flower Grill. Some of the specialties include a Crab Cake Benedict for breakfast, Wildflower Oyster Po’Boy for lunch, and Marionberry Hazelnut Duck for dinner. Everything is included with amazing views.

Overall, Lincoln City should be your vacation rental destination no matter what the season. To get an idea of available locations, visit or call:

Keystone Vacation Rentals
1723 NW Harbor Ave
Lincoln City, OR 97367
(503) 443-1414

Lincoln City Vacation Rentals

Iconic Oregon Coast Family Road Trips

Oregon Coast Family Road Trips

Oregon Coast family road trips are just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning. These trips offer plenty to see and do for all ages, but we’ve highlighted spots kids are certain to love.

Cannon Beach – Pacific City – Lincoln City

Cannon Beach is a great place to start exploring the Oregon Coast. It’s about an hour and a half drive from Portland and it is home to the spectacular Haystack Rock featured in the movie “Goonies”.

With miles of sandy beach to explore, kids can tide pool, fly a kite, or run until they burn off their pent up energy. It’s an ideal place for a picnic lunch and there’s a great chocolate shop in the town if you want a decadent dessert.

Head back onto Highway 101 and stop at Cape Meares and visit the lighthouse and octopus tree. Alternatively, zip over to Tillamook and tour the cheese factory.

After a full day of activities, you’ll probably want to have a good meal, clean up, and watch a movie with the kids. Lincoln City is a great home base for a family holiday, because you can do many day trips from the area and it has everything kids love to do. The city features a putt and bat, arcade, bowling alley, and movie houses, plus several state parks with countless activities. Lincoln City also hosts a huge kite festival every summer.

While on your Oregon Coast family road trips, stay in a great oceanfront condominium. It costs much less expensive than a hotel and you won’t pay hefty booking fees. Plus you’ll have more space and amenities for the family such as games, books, and a big flat screen TV.

Lincoln City – Depoe Bay – Newport

After you’re rested, head south again. You’ll pass through Depoe Bay, dubbed the whale watching capital of the Oregon Coast. Its huge sea wall runs the length of the downtown area and grey whales often hang out in the bay. The bay also has an impressive spouting water horn you can see when the sea’s churning. It can reach 60 feet high when the pressure from the water beneath the lava beds forces it upwards into a breathtaking spray.

While continuing your journey southward, stop at Cape Foulweather. It is the point where Captain James Cook first spotted mainland North America and a storm almost led to his ship’s demise. It offers a panoramic view of the Pacific and Instagram-worthy photo opportunities.

Following that, you’ll spot the Yaquina Head Lighthouse on a distant bluff. During the winter, spring, and fall you’ll need to call to make arrangements for a tour, but it is well-worth a visit. It is 93-feet tall and full of memorabilia children enjoy.

When you reach Newport, you’ll find the Oregon Coast Aquarium, definitely worth seeing. You can watch them feed the animals or even have an encounter with certain creatures on a tour. They even have a family-combo so you can sleep in the aquarium amongst an exhibit.

If you don’t fancy driving back to Lincoln City, you’ll find more great beachfront accommodation at Depoe Bay. Why stay in a cramped hotel, when you can have all the amenities of home and more!?

Lincoln City Oregon: Start Your Holiday Season

Lincoln City offers plenty to do, but especially with Thanksgiving just around the corner and the holiday season close on its heels. Check out some of these events to do something unusual, get you in the spirit, or help you prepare for the coming festivities.

Lincoln City Holiday Season

Gift An Edible Goody

Nov. 17
Culinary Center – 4th floor, 801 SW Hwy 101
11:00 am – 2 pm

While you shouldn’t miss a stroll on one of Lincoln City’s expansive beaches, you may to try something more unconventional too. Why not take in a class at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City and make a tasty holiday gift?

Choose and prepare a delightful culinary treat under the supervision of an amazing chef and instructor. Blackberry jam, special seasoning, homemade crackers, and chocolate chip cookie dough truffles are just a few of your choices. Come early for a light breakfast. Register to avoid disappointment.

Burn Calories Before Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov. 22
Home Depot – 1000 Groveland Lane
8:00 am – 11:00 am

Instead of packing on the pounds, why not burn a bunch of calories beforehand? The inaugural Huffin’ for the Stuffin’ Turkey Trot race is for everyone from 4 and up. Choose either or 5k or 10k course. Kids run on a fun course within a parking lot.

Participants are asked to bring canned goods for donation during the holiday season. You do need to pre-register as the race limit is 400 participants.

Lincoln City Gets Outside

Nov. 23 – Nov. 24
Various Oregon Locations

Opt Outside on Black Friday began as a marketing strategy, but it resonated with so many people it’s now embraced across the nation. It encourages people to skip the shopping and choose the outdoors instead.

As part of the program, the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife offers free fishing, crabbing, and clamming anywhere along the Oregon Coast in open areas without a license. Just check their website for locations and enjoy!

Usher In The Holidays

Nov. 23
Lincoln City Cultural Center – 540 NE Highway 101
Noon – 7:00 pm

Yes, it’s that time of the year again and what better way to usher in the holidays than with Christmas lights, music, Santa, and goodies?

Carols and shopping start at noon, followed by a make-and-take ornament workshop for kids between 2pm and 5pm. At 5pm you’ll see the Community Tree Lighting Ceremony and listen to carols with the Sweet Adelines. Santa arrives at 5:30pm and cider, coffee, hot chocolate and cookies are available as long as they last.

Not Quite 11th Hour Santa Sale

Nov. 24
Lincoln City Cultural Center – 540 NE Highway 101
10 am – 4 pm

This free event offers the perfect opportunity to pick up unique handmade gifts or items to dress your home for the holidays. Choose from candles, glass treasures, textiles, jewelry, and more. Meet the artists and help the Cultural Center with their worthwhile endeavors.


Exploring the Oregon Coast has never been easier and more comfortable when you stay in one of our many oceanfront condos with high-end amenities in Lincoln City and Depoe Bay.

With easy access to Highway 101 and the entire Oregon Coast, why choose a cramped, over-priced hotel when you can relax in comfort affordably?

Lincoln City, Oregon: Why You Should Visit in September

Lincoln City Oregon September

Lincoln City is a great place to visit anytime, but in September it is exceptionally good. The weather’s great, the sea’s warm, and you’ll find miles of sandy beaches with few or no people.

Nonetheless, Lincoln City won’t put you to sleep if you’re looking for something to do. Here are just a few of the events going on in Lincoln City this year that show you just how diverse and fun this place can be. Check a few out!

9th Annual Cruisin’ the Bay Car Show

Sept 15

This event is a must-see for car enthusiasts. It runs 8am to 3 pm at the Bay House Restaurant on Highway 101. Feast your eyes on hot rods, muscle cars, classics, motorcycles, and trucks. You might even see a few makes or models that no longer exist or a Frankenstein car made from parts from many vehicles.

Whip Up A South American Meal

Sept 15

This hands-on cooking class at the Culinary Center in Lincoln City offers you a chance to learn how to cook many South American specialties such as pork and bean stew, ceviche, chimichurri sauce, beef skewers and a yummy dessert. If you arrive early, you’re also treated to a light breakfast. No experience necessary, but participants must be over 12 years of age.

Lincoln City Birdwalk

Sept 22

Do you have an interest in Oregon’s native birds? You can’t go wrong with an Audubon Society of Lincoln City birdwalk. You’ll pass through many habitats including river, lake, woodlands, and wetlands. It’s an easy two-hour walk suitable for all ages and an ideal learning opportunity.

These birdwalks are on rain or shine and they’re led by experienced birders. You don’t need to pre-register, they’re free and they provide the field guides and binoculars!

Get Your Toes Tapping

Sept 22

After your birdwalk, why not take in an evening with the 25-piece Lincoln Pops Orchestra? They’ll play three sets of the some of the finest Big Band tunes sure to get your toes tapping. The ladies get free flowers and there’s a no-host bar with beer, wine, sodas and sweet treats. It’s an affordable and enjoyable way to spend a fall evening. This venue is wheelchair accessible too.

Get An Adrenaline Rush

Sept 22 -23

Do you like speed? Get your adrenaline rush on Devil’s Lake as power boats flit across the lake attempting to qualify for American Power Boat Association (APBA) races in these sanctioned time trials.

The length of Devil’s Lake and the low altitude are conducive to speed. With so many speed records some call it the “World’s Fastest Water”. Drivers are hoping to set new regional and national speed records. It’s a straightaway course with speeds up to 175 mph!


Lincoln City has plenty to offer in September. Celebrate in comfort in one of our Lincoln City well-appointed condos. They’re the ideal spot to enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific and to take in Lincoln City events. Why stay in a stuffy hotel when you can enjoy all the conveniences of home at an affordable price?


Awesome Oregon Coast Phenomena: Sand Dunes & Ghost Forests

oregon coast sand ghost forests

Oregon Coast natural phenomena are truly awe inspiring and unusual too. After all, who would think that you could find the remains of ancient well-preserved trees and 500 foot high sand dunes along the Oregon Coast? You can.

You’ll find both just off scenic Highway 101 which runs 363 miles through Oregon, along the coast. Make a vacation of it and check out these areas. You’re sure to take away amazing memories and photos.

Oregon Coast Ghost Forests

The name given to these forests is very apt. They’re eerie, somewhat unnerving, and are just a shadow of what they once were. Nonetheless, the Sitka spruce trees in these forests date back 1,400 to 5,000 years.

Originally, these trees were 150-200 feet high, but now all you see are the stumps that remain, but they’re still very impressive. How these trees became engulfed in sand and water is speculation. Some scientists propose a tsunami or earthquake buried the trees and preserved them for you to see.

While about 100 of these ancient stumps exist, most aren’t visible unless the tide is very low. However, the ones at Neskowin Beach State Recreation Site are visible year-round and it’s only 15 miles north of Lincoln City, worthy of a visit anyway since there’s so much to see.

Get Creative With Sand

Every year area merchants sponsor a fun, family-oriented event in the historic waterfront Taft District of Lincoln City. If you’ve ever wanted to try your hand at a competition, this is your chance. It’s open to all ages and all skill levels, but you do need to register. If you prove you’re a master builder, you could also win a prize. Did we mention, you can also snack on a tasty s’more too? Check here for more information.

This year the event runs on August 11th. Bring a non-perishable food item when you register. Your donation goes to the Lincoln City Food Pantry, a very worthwhile cause.

Visit The Dunes

Most people have no idea Oregon has sand dunes, never mind how great they are. They’re the largest expanse of coastal dunes in North America and the best of the best are between Florence and Winchester Bay, about a two hour drive south of Lincoln City.

This area lacks the steep headlands seen in other parts of Oregon, so the wind and tides freely eroded the land. Over the years, the dunes grew up to 500 feet high and traveled in some places as much as 2.5 miles inland.

Miles of sand dunes make this area for popular with ATV enthusiasts and July 24th to 29th offers Dunefest in Winchester Bay where aficionados show off their riding skills and their custom vehicles.

Of course, not everyone’s daring enough to cruise the dunes, but you can explore these sandy areas in many other ways. Take a walk, go on a tour, or try sandboarding. This sister of snowboarding offers everything from the beginner to the challenging. The Annual Sand Master Jam on July 21st in Florence is a great event to catch a few slalom or drag races or riders riding the rails.


Exploring the Oregon Coast has never been easier and more comfortable when you stay in one of our many oceanfront condos with high-end amenities in Lincoln City and Depoe Bay.

These convenient locations offer easy access to Highway 101 and the entire Oregon Coast. Why stay in a cramped hotel, when you can relax in comfort affordably?

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