After a wonderful breakfast at Hotel Carter (fresh herb frittata, fresh fruit), we continued our journey up the west coast to Floras Lake, Oregon. We checked in to the Floras Lake Guest House, a beautiful property right on Floras Lake which also provided convenient access to the ocean beaches. From here, we were able to travel to a number of hiking trails leading to fantastic coastal views. Our first hike was out to Blacklock Point for an elevated view of the ocean and Oregon shoreline. The view was great, but it was difficult standing upright – the wind was tremendously strong. I think the wind is as much an attraction in this area as the scenery. The owner of the guest house also runs a kite surfing shop and training facility at the lake where you can often see a number of kite surfers in action.
If you make it to this area, I would highly recommend staying at this guest house. The rooms are spacious and homey, the breakfasts are tasty and healthy (except for the sticky buns and french toast), and the hosts are gracious and fun to talk to. The grounds of the guest house are beautifully landscaped and the view of the lake is spectacular.