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Oregon Coast: Lodgings with a Tale to Tell

October 1, 2014 | by Jon Rahl

Oregon Coast magazine recently featured four historic inns on the Oregon Coast. Included on this list is Seaside’s own grand Gilbert Inn, the beautiful Queen Anne Revival home built by Alexandre Gilbert in 1890.

Also featured in this story are two other North Coast lodging establishments: Gearhart Ocean Inn and Ecola Creek Lodge in Cannon Beach.

Read the entire story and see before and after photos of the Gilbert Inn and other inns on the Oregon coast.

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