A Garden for All Seasons and Oregon Coast Lodging

The old house of the Shore Acres Estate on the rugged Oregon CoastIn 1906 Louis J. Simpson, pioneer lumberman and shipbuilder, built a beautiful home for his wife, Cassie, perched on a scenic bluff above the spectacular Oregon Coast and the Pacific Ocean.  Shore Acres began as a private estate with luxurious gardens featuring trees, shrubs and flowering plants brought from around the world.  Today it is an Oregon State Park where something is in bloom almost every day of the year.

A fully enclosed observation building now occupies the site of Simpson's mansions, offering spectacular views of rugged seascapes, towering storm waves and migrating whales.
Shore Acres Estate Gardens with the Pacific Ocean

A "garden for all seasons" the expansive grounds have showy peaks of different kinds of flowers every time of the year
  • Spring bulbs and daffodils - through March
  • Tulip - March through April
  • Rhododendrons and azaleas - now through May
  • Annual/perennials - May though September
  • 600 rose bushes - June through September
  • Dahlias - August - October
View the seals, sea lions, elephant seals and other marine life from the newly built observation deck overlooking the scenic Oregon Coast at the Simpson Reef Overlook.  Bring your binoculars to scan the horizon for a glimpse of migrating whales and  shorebirds.

Coos Bay Manor for Oregon Coast LodgingThe Coos Bay Manor, just minutes from Shore Acres, is an Oregon Bed and Breakfast Guild member.  Built in 1912, this large home has 5 Guest Rooms each stepping out onto a unique open air balcony.  With high ceilings, large rooms and detailed woodworking throughout you'll take a step back in time in this most majestic Oregon coast lodging Bed and Breakfast.

Comments for A Garden for All Seasons and Oregon Coast Lodging


Name: Dean Hiatt
Time: Thursday, April 12, 2012

My grandmother was raised here. Barbra J. Simpson-Griffin. I came here as a child with her and she showed me around the property she grew up.

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