In my search for a romantic weekend get away for my wife and I. I stumbled upon this gem. We put in at Banks OR left our rig and rode our road bikes 21 miles on the rails to trails to Vernoinia . We opted out of highway biking so they came to get us with shuttle. We ended up in one beautiful piece of property. Sandy and Glen are amazing hosts. Their culinary skills are second to none . They had an super appetizer and spectacular dinner. Another cool aspect is you dine with new people in a friendly setting. The best thing is no one had heard my stories! Nor I theirs. A great evening . In the am we had a yoga session with another wonderful breakfast, a walk on the property to see the little baby calf. Then we were shuttled back to the trail head for the 21 mile bike back. An added bonus Glen and Sandy decided to bike to the top of the hill with us. Glen is a good point man so we drafted as much as possible... Now THATS hospitality!
When we left it felt like saying good by to old friends...we will return!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We have created our European style inn for active adults. We encourage you to explore the area, by bike,or hike the Banks Vernonia Linear Trail or the Crown Zellerback Trail. There is a warm water soaking pool to soak away the sore muscles after your ride. The yoga room and props are available for use. An instructed Iyengar style yoga session can be arranged. Your stay includes breakfast and dinner, with the option of lunch. All meals are prepared on site featuring the freshest NW products we can source. We ask that you make separate arrangements for pets, and children under the age of 14. We are a non smoking property. Come experience the country at the Coastal Mountain Sport Haus. ... more less