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Cannon Beach Oregon Coast - Oceanfront

Author Susan Wiggs and ArtistMary Marquiss Visit
The Ocean Lodge in February

Two weekend events bring Northwest cultural icons to Cannon Beach.

CANNON BEACH, OREGON – January 13, 2010 – The Ocean Lodge and Cannon Beach Books welcome guests the weekend of February 5–6, 2010 to listen and learn from New York Times best-selling author Susan Wiggs as she showcases her newest book, The Summer Hideaway.

Friday, February 5th from 5:30–7:00pm, join The Ocean Lodge for a light reception and book signing in the library, where author Susan Wiggs will introduce her new book, The Summer Hideaway. This event is free to the public.

Saturday, February 6th from 2:00–4:30pm, attend an English tea and writing workshop conducted by Susan Wiggs called “How to Write a Love Letter.” The workshop is $15.00 for non-hotel guests.

Overnight Packages: The Ocean Lodge is offering an overnight package for this event starting at $199 per night (2 night minimum required), which includes an autographed copy of one of Susan’s books.

Watercolor Classes with Mary MarquissThen from February 26–28, 2010, renowned artist Mary Marquiss will teach beginning watercolor classes in Cannon Beach. The weekend will begin with a wine tasting, art exhibit, and class overview at the beautiful Ocean Lodge on Friday evening at 6pm. The art classes on Saturday and Sunday will take place at the Chamber of Commerce in downtown Cannon Beach. Marquiss, a Bend, Oregon artist, brings sixteen years of teaching experience in watercolor and an emphasis on individual style.

Overnight Packages: The Ocean Lodge is offering a “Watercolor Weekend” lodging discount. Book by February 15 to get the best available room rates, starting at $199.00 per night at The Ocean Lodge, or $169.00 per night at the Inn at Cannon Beach. Each class is $75.00, or sign up for both for only $125. Each class is limited to 12 students to allow individual guidance, so register early.

For more information, and to sign up for classes and lodging, visit The Ocean Lodge online at theoceanlodge.com. For additional lodging options, visit the Inn at Cannon Beach at atcannonbeach.com.

About The Ocean Lodge:

The Ocean Lodge offers the ambiance of a 40’s style beach resort with private decks and porches to enjoy sea mist and moonbeams, dramatic ocean views, and the ebb and flow of crashing breakers as they come to rest on the pristine sands of the beautiful, scenic Oregon Coast. All this, within steps of our 45 well appointed guest rooms that include Jacuzzis, fireplaces, mini kitchens, and easy chairs. The Ocean Lodge provides a generous complimentary continental breakfast in the mezzanine fireplace room. Warm home baked cookies offered around the clock, many pet-friendly rooms, complete amenities, and concierge services create a unique getaway destination for romance and relaxation. HGTV’s Fine Living network has listed The Ocean Lodge as having the Second Best View in the World, second only to the Hotel Amarvilas Agra, which overlooks the Taj Mahal. The Ocean Lodge is owned and operated by Escape Lodging Company.

For more information, contact:

The Ocean Lodge

Wendy Higgins, General Manager

2864 South Pacific Street

P.O. Box 1037

Cannon Beach, Oregon 97110

Toll Free: 888-777-4047

Local: 503-436-2241

About Inn at Cannon Beach:

Cannon Beach has long been a favorite destination for travelers from near and far. Staying at the Inn at Cannon Beach you can experience quality accommodations at exceptional rates. You’ll find the Inn at Cannon Beach a relaxing change of pace and a welcome addition to the town of Cannon Beach. The Inn has a garden setting and is beautifully landscaped with a pond in the courtyard and viewing area throughout. One short block off the ocean, it’s an ideal location for relaxing retreats, and family getaways. Inquire about designated pet-friendly rooms, all rooms are 100% smoke free and include a complimentary deluxe continental breakfast in the art gallery. Inn at Cannon Beach is owned and operated by Escape Lodging Company.

For more information, contact:

The Inn at Cannon Beach

Terri Ferguson, General Manager

3215 South Hemlock Street
Cannon Beach, OR 97110

Toll Free: 800-321-6304

Local: 503-436-9085

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