Lincoln City Dog Friendly Hotels

As it’s such a popular tourist destination for Oregonians and tourists with dogs, there are a large number of Pet Friendly Hotels in Lincoln City. Many have specific rules though, so be sure to read them carefully before making a reservation. Be sure to call and confirm before making reservations as rules may have changed. If they have, please post below in the comments!

Lincoln City Dog Friendly Hotels

Leash Laws in Lincoln City
Dogs are allowed on all beaches within Lincoln City’s borders. All the beaches in Lincoln City require that dogs be on a six foot or less leash.

Read here for Dog Friendly Restaurants in Lincoln City

Lincoln City Dog Friendly Bed and Breakfast Inns

Coast Inn Bed and Breakfast (no website) – 1 dog friendly room only; well-behaved dogs only

Lincoln City Dog Friendly Hotels and Motels

Ashley Inn – Limited number of pet friendly rooms.

Captain Cook Inn – Some restrictions (not listed on their website.)

Chinook Winds Casino Resort Hotel no pets in suites

City Center Motel (no web site)

Coho Oceanfront Lodge – $20.00/night charge, dogs only up to 25 pounds. Includes plush dog bed and water/food bowls.

Comfort Inn & Suites – $20.00/night charge, under 25 pounds, limit one dog per a room. Limited number of dog friendly rooms

Crown Pacifiq Motel Depoe Bay location also; 10 rooms; doggie treats

Econo Lodge – $15.00/night charge per pet. Limit to two pets per a room, 20 pounds or less

Ester Lee $9.00+tax/night charge. Maximum of 2 pets per room, all sizes welcome

The Hideaway (no website) – Unknown cost per pet

Historic Anchor Inn – Unknown cost per pet

Horizon Rentals also has locations in Pacific City, Neskowin, Bend, Gleneden Beach, Lincoln Beach, Depoe Bay and Otter Rock

Inn at Wecoma – $15.00/night charge per pet. Limit two dogs up to 25 pounds each.

Looking Glass Inn – $15.00/night charge per pet. Maximum 2 dogs of any size per room. They provide dog baskets and are close to the beach. This has been my number one choice for staying in Lincoln City.

Motel 6 – “Well-behaved pets and service animals stay free.”

O’dysius Hotel 1 pet per room; under 20lbs, 8 rooms

Oregon Beach House Rentals small to large dogs welcome; doggie treats

Overlook Motel no more than 2 dogs per room; 8 rooms

Palace Inn & Suites – $15.00/night charge per pet. Dogs and Cats allowed, limit to 50 pounds, two pets per a room.

Quality Inn – Must make reservations with pets through their site or by calling directly. $10.00/night charge per a pet, two pet limit, maximum of 40 pounds.

Rodeway Inn & Suites – $10.00/night charge per pet.

Sailor Jack’s Hidden Cove (Website down) 2 pets per room; up to 25lbs

Salishan Resort – No pet information on website, please call to confirm.

Sea Echo Motel 2 pets per room maximum,

Seagull Motel – $20.00/per visit charge for one dog, $25.00/per visit charge for two dogs. No cats

Sea Horse Oceanfront Lodging – $5.00/night charge per pet. Maximum two pets

Surftides Lincoln City – $35.00/night charge per pet. Maximum 2 pets, 25 pounds each.

Shearwater Inn – $15.00/night charge. One small dog up to 45 pounds. Dogs may not be left unattended in rooms. Charge includes a dog basket

West Coast Inn (no website) 2 rooms; less than 25lbs

Lincoln City Dog Friendly Vacation Rentals

All Seasons Vacation Rentals (no website) – small dogs only

Beachfront Vacation Rentals – Only some homes are pet friendly. $40.00 non-refundable deposit per visit, per dog.

Beachcombers NW – has a number of dog friendly properties along the Washington and Oregon Coasts, including Lincoln City

Coastal Hide-aways – Only one pet friendly property, with (unspecified) deposit

Horizon Rentals – rules differ per property

Oliva Beach Cottage Rentals – Only some properties are pet friendly. Prices differ per property

Oregon Beach House Rentals – Only some properties are pet friendly. Prices differ per property

Pacific Retreats – Only some properties are pet friendly. Prices differ per property

Sea Haven Rentals – Only some properties are pet friendly. Prices differ per property

Vacasa – Only some properties are pet friendly. Prices differ per property

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Lincoln City

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Lincoln City

Lincoln City in general is relatively dog friendly, and has a large number of accommodation options for those with pets. But there are only a few dog friendly restaurants in Lincoln City, Oregon.

Dog Friendly Restaurants in Lincoln City

Beach Dog Cafe
The Beach Dog Cafe is located on the south side of town in the Cutler Neighborhood. This one is iffy. The theme of the place is very dog-centric and the owner will gladly talk about her dogs. Despite there being no outdoor seating or patio, they are listed on several places as Dog Friendly. But it would be against health code to allow a dog inside the restaurant. They serve a good breakfast though, and have hot dogs of all types for lunch.

McMenamins Light Brew Pub
Another restaurant in the McMenamins chain. Located on the north side of town off of Highway 101. Dogs are allowed outside on the first floor only, the second floor is not open to dogs. Food is pub fare, hamburgers, sandwiches, and pizza. They also serve a few Oregon Coast staples such as Oyster Shooters, Clams, Crab Cakes, and Clam Chowder.

Nelscott Cafe
Website is down. They have an outside patio that allows dogs. Serves breakfast, brunch, and lunch, and is among Lincoln City’s three best breakfast spots.

Strung Out On Beads & Coffee
Official Website. A small coffee shop and bead shop. They have an outdoor patio that allows dogs.

Taft, Oregon, Native American Ghost Town (Johnson)

Name: Taft (Johnson)

Class: G6

GPS: 44.927942, -124.015382

Directions: Taft is one of the five towns that merged together to form Lincoln City. It’s on the south end of town, just before crossing Schooner Creek. Street signs are labeled “Taft Neighborhood.”


Taft is one of several locations on the Oregon Coast that can be conclusively pointed out as a spot where the Native Americans lived. The Siletz natives in the area left huge midden heaps made mostly of oyster shells. Later settlers reported that it was “enormous,” leading historians to believe that the area was used, at a minimum, “for centuries.”

While it’s likely Western explorers came through before as they were exploring the West Coast for the Northwest Passage, the first recorded travels were by Lieutenant Theodore Talbot in 1849. The Talbot expedition came from Oregon City primarily looking for coal deposits. Talbot recorded an accurate picture of Siletz Bay, one that is still very true today. He described the beach strewn with driftwood, the swampy land, and the rough weather.

Taft Oregon

Taft Oregon

Taft Oregon

Unfortunately on November 9, 1855 President Pierce signed orders establishing the Coast Reservation after conflict between white settlers and the natives on the Southern Oregon/Northern California Coast a few weeks later. The reservation was headquartered in Siletz, and supplies were brought up by ship from Yaquina Bay, now the City of Newport. The Natives in the area didn’t live well due to forced concentrations, wrecked supply ships trying to get into the very small harbor, and ever decreasing reservation sizes.

The General Allotment Act was put into place in July 1894. Jacob Johnson Jr, and his wife Sissy Johnson, both natives were the first officially recognized land holders of what would become Taft. Johnson had a swampy area between present-day 49th and 51st streets as a pasture, and ran a ferry rowboat across Siletz Bay. They were the only residents of Taft until 1904 and reportedly were well liked by neighbors. A post office opened on March 11, 1899 in Cutler City was named Johnson in their honor.

John W. Bones rented their house in 1904 and established the first general store. He established a post office in 1906 and proposed Siletz as the name. This was rejected so he named it Taft in honor of future President William Howard Taft who was secretary of war at the time.

Land speculators bought land in the area, reselling it to mostly Finnish and Norwegian Loggers who expected to create subsistence farms. By 1920 many of these plots were sold to logging companies, but enough people moved into the area to create a strong nucleus of a town. A dairy farm was established, cheese factory, and there was enough business (and rivalry,) for two general stores. Both stores saw a succession of owners, and usage over the decades. The smaller store was moved to Otis Junction in 1966 to become part of the now gone Pixieland. The bigger building became apartments, a nursing home, and was finally a restaurant until it’s demolition in the 1980s.

The first automobile arrived in Taft in 1912 after Governor Oswald West submitted a bill declaring Oregon’s seashore to be a public highway. At that time it took 23 hours to drive from Newport to Taft. The Roosevelt Coast Military Highway was proposed in 1919, but construction did not start until 1923. Even then the road did not reach Taft until 1924.

But this marked the end of Taft. On March 14, 1926 an oceangoing freighter named the “Roamer” picked up it’s last cargo from Taft’s waterfront. The main hub of business moved to the highway to take advantage of the cheaper transportation via automobiles and the waterfront quickly died.

A mere few months later on August 4, 1926, Fred C. Robison platted the town of Taft. He had purchased the Johnson’s land in 1922 and in addition to running one of the general stores, was the town’s Postmaster. While the construction of the highway created a small building boom, landslides and washed away shorelines destroyed what was left of the business portions of the old town.

Taft Oregon

But, the highway also opened up the entire area to tourism. Modern motels sprung up to fill the needs of automobile tourists. Unfortunately competition from the other nearby towns stifled Taft quite a bit and it was never able to compete, especially when the Great Depression hit. World War II killed any lingering tourism to the area for quite a while.

Taft was officially incorporated as a town in 1949, population 498. Along with Nelscott, DeLake, and Cutler City the town lobbied for funds to dredge Siletz Bay this year. It failed after the Army Corp of Engineers declined to do so.

Taft officially became the Taft neighborhood of Lincoln City on March 3rd, 1965. After several years of shared city services, citizens of Cutler City, Delake, Nelscott, Oceanlake and Taft finally decided to merge and become one city.

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One of five cities that merged together on March 3rd, 1965 to form Lincoln City. The other four are Cutler City, Delake, Nelscott, and Oceanlake.

Longcoy’s Grand View Park – Oregon Ghost Town

Name: Longcoy’s Grand View Park (Grand View, Longcoy)
Class: G6
GPS: 44.925542, -124.012947

Directions: From Lincoln City drive south along Highway 101. Just after crossing through the Taft Neighborhood you’ll come to Schooner Creek. Longcoy was located on the south side of Schooner Creek.

Longcoy only existed for about ten years. Taft on the north side of Schooner Creek and Siletz Bay was obviously the better location to everyone. Settlement was established by Hiram Longcoy in the late 1890 to early 1900 time frame.

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Cutler City, Oregon (Gibbs Point)

Name: Cutler City (Gibbs Point)

Class: G6

GPS: Latitude: 44.9162214, Longitude: -124.0176138

Directions: Cutler City is now the most southern neighborhood of Lincoln City. Driving south after crossing Schooner Creek look for the Beach Dog Cafe on the left, and the Freed Gallery on the right. The bulk of the town is behind gallery close to the bay.


Cutler City, Oregon is one of the five communities that combined together on March 3rd, 1965 to form Lincoln City. Siletz Indian, Chief Charles “Charlie” DePoe, owned the land along the southeast edge of Siletz Bay between Schooner and Drift Creeks. In 1913 he sold the land to friends George and Mary Ann Cutler. They established a townsite on July 4th to build a resort community and sold the first lot to Frank Gibbs of Portland Oregon. He built a summer house that year and the area became known as Gibbs Point.

The Cutlers also built a cabin there, but George Cutler died in 1914. Mary Ann Cutler moved back to Dallas Oregon in the Willamette Valley, and her son Arthur Cutler inherited the property. He developed it into a fairly decent resort community with small cabins, but the area took off in 1927 when the highways were finally built. The Siletz Bay Auto Camp became a popular destination for tourists from Portland and beyond.

Cutler City, Oregon

The town officially became Cutler City in 1930, likely when the Post Office was established on April 14th of that year. Jacob H. Boomer was the city’s first Post Master. Cutler City soon became a popular destination for it’s ample number of colorful wild rhododendrons. The North Lincoln Rhododendron Society, organized in 1938, selected Cutler City as their Rhododendron Capital. The Society held Rhododendron Days there from 1938 to 1941 to celebrate their blooming. After World War II much of the remaining land was cleared for housing, bringing an end to the Rhododendron Days as the wild rhododendrons were destroyed.

By the time the 1960’s rolled around, the need for consolidation of the five communities north of Siletz Bay became apparent so that community services such as sidewalks, police, fire, hospitals and most importantly a water department could be formed. Controversy over the matter led to a failed attempt to consolidate in May 1964. The second attempt in December of the same year was successful. Public input via a contest was solicited and the name of Lincoln City barely won out over Surfcity. Lincoln City was incorporated on March 3rd, 1965 and the five communities of Cutler City, Delake, Nelscott, Oceanlake and Taft were no longer separate entities.

The Cutler City Post Office closed on September 24th, 1965.

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Cutler City: Wild Rhododendron Capital of the Oregon Coast by Anne Hall (Provided by the City of Lincoln City. Offsite download here.)