author writes about Sustainable Travel on the Oregon Coast

WildSpring Guest Habitat on the Oregon CoastMichelle Duarte, owner of the WildSpring Guest Habitat, an eco friendly travel inn on the Oregon Coast, made us aware of this wonderful article written by C.J. Good.  You'll find more information about Ms.  Good's sustainable writings at

Oregon Coastline: A Bed and Breakfast Inn That Renews, Recharges and Rejuvenates

Author: C.J. Good

Have you ever sojourned to a place that thrilled and excited you? Have you ever felt your spirit vibrate in response to the fierceness and solitude of nature? When was the last time you felt the warmth of the sun, soaking in through your skin and muscles? What if along the way, you could learn volumes of local history, see breathtaking views that most people only read about in books, and become enchanted with the local wildlife?

Travelers would serve themselves well to explore the Oregon coastline. In so doing, they may very well uncover a special passion that propels them to renew, rejuvenate and reconnect.

Port Orford, Oregon is a quaint, artistic fishing village in the southern Oregon coast. It was founded in 1861 and served as a port for timber shipping.

At the WildSpring Guest Habitat in Port Orford, guests can sit in a hot tub overlooking the sea, ensconced in fountains of bubbles, smelling the scent of ocean mists coming from the waves.

The true power of Oregon's coastline lies in the notable lessons that its natural environment can teach us. We are exposed to a unique set of conditions, which are not found in large cities. The landscape consists of mountains and forests meeting with the turbulent ocean, and is quite dramatic. The natural beauty, clean air, expansive vistas and unbeaten paths make for a great B & B getaway.

A small bed and breakfast inn is a place where we can build compelling new affinities. As personal witnesses to the charm of the area and special activities of the region, local innkeepers can lend their already fascinating insights, and indulgent touches. Bed and breakfast accommodations are generally more appealing than mundane and sterile hotel chains.

One needs a great deal of guts, patience, eye-opening creativity, perseverance and hard work to succeed in the modern business world. For those of us who have stressful jobs, there comes a point when we should take time out for rest and stillness. If we could choose a destination that makes us feel deep and serenely peaceful, where life is slowed down, where we can immerse ourselves into the delights of gorgeous nature, it can be like a soothing, soft lullaby.

When we look at the anxiety ridden thoughts that clutter our minds, we can't help being concerned. It is little wonder that small bed and breakfast inns have proliferated along the coastal shores of Oregon; providing unique combinations of comfort, relaxation and rejuvenation.

The Oregon coast is a destination that can inspire us. The breakthrough moments come when our energy is replenished. This allows passing thoughts to ascend to defining expressions of our personal creativity and translates into success and accomplishment.

Michelle Duarte, innkeeper of WildSpring Guest Habitat in Port Orford, Oregon told me: "Some business people come very stressed and we understand the psychology. Everyone wants to feel that someone is looking out for his or her best interests. They want to know that the innkeepers know enough and care enough to do that. What it takes to be a good innkeeper is empathy and compassion; the ability to think about what the other person would like if they were in this situation. The whole approach is about what other people need."

Continues Michelle: "Some people are really moved to come here at the times of their lives when they need special attention to heal, to celebrate, or to be alone and find solace within themselves. When they experience great trauma, they are inclined to come here because they sense they will find some consolation in order to recover here."

"WildSpring has put together trips for guests who have suffered arduous and difficult treatments for breast cancer," remarks Michelle. "The travel agent sent them to our place so they could find their center and energy again."

The Oregon coast provided relief to a woman who lost her husband and son. "She came with her best friends," shared Michelle. "It was terribly moving that she was able to find peace in her soul from what she found here."

On the happier side of life, quite a few engagements are made at the Oregon coast. Couples return for their weddings, honeymoons, and anniversaries.

Older, middle aged twosomes, whose kids have left, enjoy the Oregon coast as it rekindles the magic that brought them together in the first place. Mothers like to bring their daughters for birthdays or retreats. Their physical, emotional and mental selves get renewed when they are submerged in nature.

"Part of an innkeepers life is challenging," admits Michelle. "We are providing peak experiences in peoples lives. We have a desire to be of service. It is nice to make people happy, so we might make a difference. We try to make sure that everything our guests see and touch is natural. When we live in an urban life, we get divorced from nature."

FEATURED PROPERTY: WildSpring Guest Habitat is an Eco friendly resort in Port Orford, Oregon. Overlooking the rugged Pacific Coast, it is a place where the owners/innkeepers have a unique set of competencies. From an experiential standpoint, there is a sense of peace and quiet at the property. There are opportunities for visitors to experience whatever is important: guests can be alone, lay in a hammock, or relax in the hot tub. It is the kind of non-intrusive atmosphere lodgers are looking for. Owners try to make sure there is nothing off kilter. Guests can fix themselves whatever they want at any time. They get to take the best parts of home with them. Visitors enjoy the support of innkeepers who want to make them feel pampered and comfortable.

It goes without saying that the grounds and facilities of WildSpring Guest Habitat are peaceful and soothing to the soul. A welcoming atmosphere is evident throughout the resort. The property is located on 5 acres of old Native American grounds and is surrounded by wooded-forests, beautiful scenery and wildlife. This gives visitors a sense of privacy and seclusion. The beautiful setting along with great service makes this a destination of unsurpassed charm.

When guests make a reservation, a confirmation email is sent along with a list of special services. Suggested sights and activities available in the area are also provided.

The breakfast particulars are explained in the registration packet, along with other details. The inn is accommodating if guests have any special requests, needs or dietary considerations. The innkeepers are known for their smiles, hospitality and attention to detail.

WildSpring Guest Habitat is recommended to anyone who wants a good dose of serenity, privacy, renewal and adventure. Relax in the open-air hot tub, on the deck or sit in the garden and just gaze at the beautiful wooded landscape. Listen to the birds and watch for whales and fishing boats on the ocean. You might see deer grazing nearby. Humbug Mountain stands in the distance. You can hear the surf and seals. At night, you can see the Milky Way. WildSpring is a place where you can spend easy times in good conversation with friends.

SUMMARY: WildSpring Guest Habitat is a lovely blend of warm service, sumptuous breakfasts, and natural beauty. The accommodating staff, spacious & comfortable rooms, abundant amenities, exceptional location, and excellent value make for a pleasant getaway experience.

ROOMS: Five elegant cabin suites are comfortable and spacious. Some are romantic and cozy, and others airy and inviting. Relaxing beds, luxury linens and signature toiletries are provided along with robes, hairdryers, and oversize slate walk-in showers. There is free WiFi, TV, ipod docks, CD and DVD players. A fully equipped kitchen is available for all guests. One cabin has a wood-burning stove. In addition to the comfort, rooms are immaculately clean with tasteful design and antique furniture. The property has several gardens, two decks, covered porches with sofa, table & chairs, one gazebo, and one outdoor hot tub.

SERVICE: Expect to receive gracious service with a warm smile. The owners/innkeepers are well known for their genuine hospitality, efficient service and willingness to help plan activities or excursions. The innkeepers are knowledgeable about the area and provide helpful suggestions to all of their guests.

AMENITIES: The resort is known for providing an exceptional, and hearty breakfast buffet that is artfully presented. The dining room is filled with character and looks out over the ocean. French toast custard with warm berry sauce, breakfast cobbler with fruit, and egg puffs with chicken apple sausage are some of the items on their menu. Complimentary beverages, Mity leaf tea, coffee, yogurt, fresh fruit, cold cereals, granola, popcorn, chocolate and snacks are available 24/7. The deck and guest hall with skylights are the ideal reading areas for visitors. The common area is a peaceful space with a variety of books, magazines, board games, CD's and 500 DVD's. The property offers in-cabin spa services with massages, and other treatments. The deck has superb views overlooking the sculpture gardens, the spa and the bay.

LOCATION: The location is ideal for those who want to feel they are in a quiet nature getaway, yet still within half a mile of the historic town. Seven art galleries are half a mile away, where you can purchase jewelry, ceramics, textiles, paintings, or antiques just to name a few. A historical museum, dining, parks, a petting zoo, and dinosaur attractions are all within 10 minutes distance from the resort. Golf, and the Rogue River are 30 minutes away. The resort's proximity to swimming, hiking, biking, windsurfing, wildlife viewing, whale watching, kayaking, and water activities provide good value. The inn has bikes on the premises.

CLEANLINESS: The inn is known to be spotless, especially the guestrooms. The grounds and plantings are well maintained. Overall everything, including the town, is quite picturesque.

VALUE: Compared to a standard hotel room, this property provides an excellent alternative. The niceties, spaciousness, and attentiveness of staff make the difference. The guests appreciate being asked if they are comfortable. The staff is always available to help without being intrusive.

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About the Author

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: C.J. Good is a freelance writer, keynote guest speaker, and author of two books about finding and cultivating contentment. "Precious Gifts of Love" and "Little Gifts of Sustainable Contentment" (Reviews 4.5/5 Stars, Look Inside) are available on Amazon. C.J. Good's keynote addresses include: travel topics, health issues, the generation x/y marketplace, and sales. Her purpose is to write quality books that will make a difference in reader's lives. C.J. Good is a successful business development executive who worked in the travel industry for 17 years. ~

CONTACT: Michelle Duarte, Innkeeper, WildSpring Guest Habitat, 92978 Cemetery Loop, Box R, Port Orford, OR 97465. Phone: 541.332.0977, 866.333.WILD (9453). Rates: $198-$306 depending on season and cabin.

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