Home Away From Home – Destination: Manzanita With Meredith Lodging

Just south of some of the busiest towns on the Oregon Coast, and along the most stunning stretch of U.S. Highway 101, lies the lesser-traveled, perfect little beach town of Manzanita. This dreamy destination offers just the right amount of everything while keeping its bohemian, village vibe. Laneda Avenue, Manzanita’s main street, is lined with charming shops, delicious restaurants, and inviting bars and wineries, all within easy walking distance of the star attraction: 7 miles of pristine coastline tucked in between two picturesque state parks.

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This summer Oregon Home magazine publisher Courtney Kutzman and her extended family escaped to Manzanita for a few days and explored some of their favorite Meredith Lodging Manzanita vacation rentals. With a toddler and a grandparent in tow, they loved the many easy options for everyone to have fun. Happy memories were made, and they will be returning to Manzanita once their youngest son makes his debut in October. They kept track of all their favorites and shared a carefully curated list of their best places to stay and favorite things to see, eat and discover.

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Manzanita with Meredith Lodging: A Weekend Itinerary

Friday Arrival:

  • Check in, and head to pup- and kid-friendly Manzanita Winery for snacks and sunset views
  • Pick up pizza to go from Marzano’s for dinner and have a Game Night at home



  • Up early for beach strolls and coffee at Manzanita News & Espresso
  • Post-beach time, brunch/lunch at Yolk Cafe
  • Family-date exploring at Oswald West State Park
  • Date Night at MacGregor’s Whiskey bar — home of the best charcuterie in town
  • Hot tub under the stars



  • Lazy morning, pancakes at home
  • Kite (from Toylandia!) flying and sandcastle making
  • Lunch at San Dune Pub
  • Post-lunch shop and stroll with stops at Finnesterre and Manzanita Sweets
  • Everyone meets at the beach for a “till next time” sunset


Our Favorite Meredith Lodging Manzanita Getaways

Greenridge House
3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms/sleeps 8

We love: Cozy Scandinavian decor, dream kitchen, light-filled interiors, coastal mountain views

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Sitka Retreat
4 bedrooms/2.5 bathrooms/sleeps 10

We love: Stone fireplace, forest views, game room, hot tub, furry family members welcome!

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Laneda Lodge
3 bedrooms/3 bathrooms/sleeps 8

We love: Great room with cozy fireplace, outdoor fire pit, family-friendly floor plan

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