Wheeler: The Gem of the North Oregon Coast

Author: , November 11th, 2011
by Raine, Old Wheeler Hotel, Wheeler, Oregon
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Wheeler, Oregon

Wheeler, OregonSituated in the protective shelter of Nehalem Bay, with the stunning backdrop of Neahkahnie Mountain, Wheeler is the gem of the North Oregon Coast. It has been referred to as ‘the town with the million dollar view’, and many would agree.

The Natives called it ‘hole in the sky’ because it tends to have better weather than surrounding areas

Wheeler, OregonA prime location for outdoor enthusiasts, this area offers world class bay and river kayaking. Wildlife abounds; be it a herd of elk, majestic eagles, or statuesque herons.

Fishing, clamming, and crabbing are available almost year-round. Picturesque, old growth hiking trails are just minutes away. Premiere surfing can also be found nearby. Situated on the Oregon Coast Bike Route, it is a terrific spot for cyclists.

Wheeler, OregonStunning beaches await to ensure that you catch the perfect sunset.
Our small village has become a veritable Mecca for antiquing, boasting sprawling stores that are true ‘destinations’. Many enjoyable hours can be spent hunting the treasures within.

Recently Wheeler made its mark in the world of food as home of ‘The Spot on the Coast for Foodies’ according to Portland Monthly Magazine.

If drink is what you desire, there is a winery as well. A short drive south to the Tillamook Cheese Factory is recommended when travelling here. While there, Cape Meares lighthouse and Munson Creek Falls are two must-see spots just to the south.

Wheeler, Oregon SunsetWheeler is situated near many intriguing places; Portland, which offers an international airport, and train station, is only 2 hours away. Historic Astoria lies just 40 miles north. Lincoln City is found 60 miles south.

There is another aspect to this area, very special yet unseen. It has been referred to as a ‘spiritual Vortex’. Serendipitous coincidences are common place here, and known to locals as ‘Wheeler Moments’.

This would include something like running into a friend from across the country that you haven’t seen in 10 years, or having a need and finding it answered by the next person you see. Regular and frequent manifestations of wishes are a daily occurrence. It’s just a bit of coastal magic.

Old Wheeler Hotel, Wheeler, OregonThis little village has everything needed for a perfect getaway, and in the heart of it all sits an historic hideaway. The Old Wheeler Hotel is a charming step back in time, with 8 cozy, carefully appointed rooms uniquely furnished with antiques. Each room offers its own ‘something special’ such as a claw-foot tub, reading nook, fireplace, or Jacuzzi tub.

Modern amenities are offered as well, such as flat-screens tvs, DVD players, and free WiFi. You can enjoy an individual room or even book the whole hotel for a party, function, or get together.