Ireland's Rustic Lodges
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Well, we sleep in a little this morning, and then get ready in a hurry. Thankfully, when staying somewhere only one night, we don't unpack too much. We’re on the first level, so I need to go and get a trolley from the ground floor, take the lift, then negotiate the narrow veranda to get to our room. Of course, there is a staircase right …
Well people. Today our journey continued to Gold Beach. Another journey filled with lovely coastal scenery and yet more redwoods. I never get sick of this, especially the redwoods. They are so impressive. We have taken loads of photos and videos but frankly they don't do the redwoods justice so I haven't posted them in the blog. I also felt you are probably fed up with them. Same with the scenery photos. We were ...
... we drove in, we saw a small pond with swans in it, but when we drove out the fog was too thick to see them.
We take the scenic beach loop, but it is really too foggy to see anything. The fog clears by the time we reach Devils Kitchen.
Our next stop is Wild Safari and then Cape Blanco Lighthouse, and then Gold Beach where we get tickets to ride the Jet Boat up the Rogue River tomorrow.
We arrived in Golds Beach at 11 and thought we would be a little sneaky and see if our room was ready, yes the reservation did specify 3pm check-in but you never know your luck.
Well we were out of luck which i figured was fair enough as we were 4 hours early. The "helpful" lady at reception did let us know what our room number would be at 3 o'clock (she kept saying 3 o'clock like some kind of tick). I figured we could kill some time by grabbing ...
... views on the south coast are the best in the state. Hence, the Gold Coast, I think.
Viewing areas and pull-offs offering views of the rocky coastline are abundant. We only went as far as Whalehead Beach but in that eight miles north of Brookings there are two state parks, Harris Beach and Boardman, two state beaches and two overlooks. This is typical of the entire coastline of Oregon. The scenery is ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ireland's Rustic Lodges Gold Beach
Beautiful, comfortable and quiet
I love this motel!!! When you walk into the room all you smell is the wonderful aroma of cedar.
It is spacious and has a veiw of the Pacific you can see and hear. The log burning fireplace is warm and cozy.
The beach is a very short walk and the sound of the ocean from the room is so relaxing.
This is our 3rd visit and will stay again any time we are in Gold Beach.
By the way, there are no phones in the rooms, which is a nice break. You can use your cell phone. Messages can also be left at the main desk.
Now that they take dogs
A few years ago I had a friend come to visit from Ohio and I planned to take him to the coast. I traveled from Alaska to meet him here. I reserved a room ahead of time and when we arrived at the inn I was shocked to find out they would not allow my dog to be anywhere but in the car. I have heard from other Hotels that the Inn now takes dogs so I might try it again. I stayed in a cabin and it was rustic.
My wife and I have stayed at Irland's over 30 times in the last 20 years and the staff has always been curtious and helpful. We obviously love the place and the people.
Simply The Best
If I could live at Irelands Rustic Lodge year round I would. What a place to stay. It's so cozy and clean. I've stayed there over the past 15 years and enjoyed every minute. The staff, views of the ocean, trail to the beach, is by far the beat place I've stayed on the West Coast. The rates are very reasonable, especially in the Winter.
Many happy returns
My husband and I have stayed at the Irelands many times over the past 20 years. The staff is fantastic, the rooms are just beautiful and clean and they will always find some way to make everyone happy. We've always booked the same adjoining rooms for our kids and they've gone so far as to bring us microwaves during storms. The stone fireplaces are beautiful and we wouldn't stay anywhere else in Gold Beach. It's like our home away from home on our annual trips.
Loved It ... Will Return
Stayed 3 nights in the lodge during 3rd week of May 2004. Room was indeed rustic, but had all the basics, including a nice fireplace and a desk with a spectacular ocean view.
The so-called "older, heavyset woman" mentioned in an earlier review was nothing if not absolutely friendly and charming. When I worried about a computer connection she offered to let me hook up to the office phone. (There are no phones in the rooms ... part of the charm.)
We will return in a heartbeat!
It's Very Comfortable BUT...
My fiance and I recently stayed at Ireland's Rustic Lodges and found the first impression not good. There is an older overweight woman who works in the office who is awful. We arrived 15 min early for check in and she told us snarrly "Check-in is 1 oclock so the room probably isnt ready but you can go check" and hands me a key. She says hardly nothing to you and makes you feel like you are bothering her. I would have asked for directions to a nice restaraunt but feared I would be told to go away. NOT A NICE PERSON. However the rooms are cozy and give you a warm feeling, If you get a view they are great. I probably would go back if I could skip check in somehow. GOOD LUCK
Cute, quiet, and cozy cabins
I have stayed here about 10 times in the last 13 years and I have loved it every time. The cabins are all unigue most of them with old rock fireplaces. They are surrounded by beautiful gardens. The beach is a little walk down where you find colorful pebbles and shells of all shapes and sizes. If you are down to earth and don't expect alot of fancy and want some quiet time alone with your honey you will like it too. Emily from Southern Oregon
This will be our 3rd year staying at Ireland's. We would not stay anywhere else!!! Everyone is so nice and everything is clean. We especially love the location to the ocean and the Rogue River!!
Big, comfortable rooms
I really enjoyed staying at Ireland Rustic Lodge.
My friend and I were biking down the coast. It was a cold,
foggy, rainy day when we finally checked in to the lodge. The room was big and spacious. It had a fireplace that kept us toasty all night. Our room also had a beautiful view and deck that looked out onto the beach/ocean. The room was clean and the furniture was a little old but kept in good condition.