This was our first experience in US of B&B and it didn't disappoint. At first sight the location wasn't great- just off a busy road next door to an RV park but once inside Blue Heron Inn it's a different world with fabulous views.
We stayed in the Heron's Nest room and overlooked the garden on one side with some beautiful birds passing buy. The room was very clean & spacious and there were toiletries aplenty in the bathroom along with local infomation and Oregon magazines in the bedroom.
Maurice and Stella were excellent hosts with Maurice having a mine of information and first hand knowledge of Oregon- this ranged from distance times for our onward travel as well as all of the towns worth stopping at.
Breafast was super - healthy and plentiful. The eggs were to die for - served as a souffle which didn't sink on serving.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Heron is a 1940's country home with gorgeous river views of the Siuslaw River just five minutes from the center of historic Florence, Oregon. It is featured in the Best Places to Kiss. Guests can delight in viewing the herons and other wildlife with your innkeepers, Maurice and Stella. This comfortable inn, upgraded and modernized, makes a perfect getaway, with unsurpassed hospitality. This is a non-smoking bed and breakfast inn, however smoking is allowed on outside patio.The Victorian room is reminiscent of an era gone by with its lace, brass and antiques. The Heron's Nest has an incredible view of the river from the secret dormer hide-a-way with twin beds. The Bridal Suite offers a comfortable sofa seating arrangement, king size bed, a whirlpool bath, ceiling fan, cozy electric fireplace, and expansive windows with views of the river. If you need a suite the Raspberry Cream Room with its whirlpool tub can be opened up to the Victorian Room. Enjoy the river from the deck of the comfortable Country Room.Enjoy a spectacular view of the Siuslaw River while feasting on a gourmet breakfast. Fresh fruit, juices, and homemade yeast waffles with strawberries or smoked salmon quiche are popular menu items. You may relax in the living room and enjoy the view, watch TV or retire to our new video room for a movie or just relax in the private lounge area for quiet reading where books and magazines are available.Historic Old Town Florence, the Oregon Dunes, Sandpines Golf Course, the Sea Lion Caves, Haceta Lighthouse, the local airport and the convention center are just minutes away. After a busy day of exploring, return for cookies and tea! In May, come for the Rhododendron Festival. Enjoy dune buggy adventures and sandboarding. Historic Newport is just an hour away.Come and enjoy the ambience of this charming bed & breakfast on the Siuslaw River. It is a place for relaxing and making joyous memories and new friends. ... more less