New At the Lighthouse Inn:
This summer, we began offering a complimentary breakfast for our guests. We make homemade biscuits and gravy each morning and there is always a selection of homemade muffins, coffee, oatmeal and waffles. Head to our website and book your stay today to get a chance to taste our delicious breakfast offerings.
Also new, is the revival of the Lighthouse Inn’s newsletter the Beacon! As part of the Beacon revival, we will be telling the history of Florence and the Lighthouse Inn in pieces.
Up- Coming Events:
November 21 – Fall Artist & Crafters Show noon-8pm- Handcrafted items from local artisans. Jewelry, paintings, photography and more are for sale. https://www.eventcenter.org/general/page/fall-artist-crafters-show
November 22 6:30pm – Wallflowers and Wine “Holiday Bouquet”. $45 provides instruction, paint, brushes, canvas and a glass filled with wine or beer. Call 541-337-1994 to reserve a spot.
Now through November 26 – Exhibitions
- Mike Morrow – oil paintings with incredibly expressive strokes
- Herr & Hofmann – award winning landscapes and eclectic art
November 30- Small business Saturday. Come visit the many local businesses in Old Town Florence!
November 30, 10am – Oregon Coast Military Museum Festival of Trees. Free and fun family day filled with activities for kids and Young-at-heart.
December 7- Florence Holiday Festival. The 3rd annual light up your boat-float, holiday shopping, tree lighting, caroling and more!
December 6 & 7 (7pm) and Dec. 8 (2pm) – 2019 Holy Jolly Follies “Finding Joy at Christmastime” $20/adults, $10 kids. Call 541-997-1994
December 7 (10-5pm), December 8 (11- 4pm) Holiday Art Fest – Shop for unique gifts of fine craftsmanship. Free admission
December 11 – 6:30pm – Pet Comedy Theater. Voted best show in Vegas – trained homeless rescue pets doing the craziest of tricks! $20 adults, $10 children, Free under 3. 541-997-1994
December 14 – 6pm – Charles Suniga Concert – two time Grammy award nominee “Christmas on the Coast” concert with seasonal and traditional holiday classics.
Originally inhabited by the Siuslaw tribe, there are no records of any settlers in the area until 1826 when the Hudson Bay trapper A.R. McLeod and 10 other men were the first to cross the river bar and set up camp. They began to trade with the Siuslaw Indians. In 1832 Jules B. Gardiner and his wife moved to the lower Siuslaw River area and became the first settlers in the area. The government did not open the area for settlement until 1876 at which point settlers began rapidly moving to the area. The official town of Florence was founded by Duncan & Co. and A.J. Moody in the 1880s and from there the town slowly began to grow into what it has become over time.
For historical comparison’s sake, the east coast and New England had already been well established and settled by the 1880s, and Lewis and Clark had completed their westward expedition by 1806. This image is of Newberry Street in Boston, MA in the 1880s, at the same time that Florence was just establishing its roots. Fortunately, the natural surroundings of Florence have been preserved for future generations to enjoy!
For further reading on the establishment of Florence or to explore a vast collection of Florence memorabilia, you can visit the Siuslaw Pioneer Museum open noon to 4 every day, located in Old Town Florence, just a short walk from the Lighthouse Inn.
Winter is Warmer on the Coast!
We are offering weekly discount rates for winter travelers starting at $265 a week with breakfast included!
For more information and to book your winter getaway visit https://lighthouseinn-florence.com/ or call us at 866-997-3221