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WildSpring Guest Habitat - the soul of the southern Oregon Coast
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guesthalltrailNestled in a towering second-growth Douglas Fir forest along the southern Oregon Coast in Port Orford, WildSpring Guest Habitat boasts five of the most heavenly cottages on the Pacific coast and quite possibly, in the world. On five acres of Certified Wildlife Habitat, WildSpring is respectfully built upon old Native American grounds on a bluff overlooking a primitive stretch of Pacific perfection.

The cabin suites, whimsically named after mythic legends and folk-lorical figures, are situated at the base of hundred-feet-tall Douglas Firs towering Jurasically into the sky and furnished with vintage yard sale finds from Los Angeles yard-saling excursions by husband and wife owners and masterminds: Michelle and Dean Duarte. Each cabin, pleasantly appointed with eclectic furnishingsWildSpringRosslynexterior and interesting artwork, has a sitting area, bedroom, and a phenomenal bathroom with huge tiled showers and vanity sinks, though each maintains its own identity, tastefully different from its neighbors...

WildSpring Guest Habitat is easily classified in my favorite accommodations- ever. I recommend this establishment to all, whether seeking refuge, solace, adventure, mysticism, or romance. Port Orford is a great stopping point as it’s also the gateway to what is arguably the most beautiful stretch of the Oregon Coast- the final hour between the California border and Port Orford.

The above rave was written by Ashley Halligan for The Anti Tourist

WildSpringbreakfastviewWildSpring has received many rave reviews in travel guides, newspapers and national magazines, including two recommendations in the New York Times and another three in Sunset Magazine. It is a birding site on the Oregon Coast Birding Trail and a certified wildlife habitat by the National Wildlife Federation.

WildSpring Guest Habitat is a small eco-friendly resort overlooking the ocean in the spectacular south Oregon Coast, offering luxurious accommodations in a naturally beautiful environment. A unique experience, it feels more like you're visiting a private estate rather than a hotel.

sunsetbell2In addition to the  five luxury cabin suites filled with art and antiques, an open-air slate spa, walking labyrinth, private alcoves with hammocks and a sculpture garden, WildSpring also has a Guest Hall designed for relaxing, gatherings and meals, where guests can whale watch over breakfast, or help themselves to beverages, fruit, popcorn and chocolate at any time. In-cabin massages, pedicures and manicures are also available.  

Michelle and Dean are dedicated to making WildSpring a perfect experience for you while taking care of the environment it rests in.

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Everything we do here - from the development to the operations - is designed to allow the guests to immerse themselves in the spectacular natural beauty of the Oregon coast.  No artificial materials to interfere with the visual aesthetics, our second-grown forest is groomed and parklike, using native botanicals, without artificially manipulated gardens. We just repainted cabins with Benjamin Moore VOC-free Natura paint. No off-gassing. Combined with our scent-free completely natural cleaning and laundry products and unscented soy candles, there's nothing to interfere with the wonderful smell of our clean ocean air in the forest.

WildSpring is proof that you can have real luxury and be eco-friendly. Michelle and Dean like to surprise you with fresh flowers and homemade Dark Chocolate Truffles and they have recently installed new Toshiba LCD TV/DVD combos and have an extensive library of almost 500 DVDs for free in-cabin movies and new Sony CD/iPod stereos with a special WildSpring collection of music in a CD that's left in every cabin.

shaman3They have also expanded their growing art collection of both serious and playful pieces, including an 8-ft Shaman of the Benediction, a celebration of gratitude for a personal miracle experienced by the sculptor, Bill Worrell.  And Mary of the Open Heart and Mind, a 5-ft piece of Carrera marble by Nova Scotia artist Eric Johnson. WildSpring truly has one of the most amazing out-door art collections on the Oregon Coast.

WildSpring’s open-air slate spa overlooking the ocean is the only one of its kind on the Oregon Coast. It's 1000 gallons, 4 ft deep and will fit 14 people if they like each other.  And it uses bromine rather than chlorine, which is much easier on the skin and hair.

WildSpring does not have restaurant facilities but you really should take a bit of time away from this paradise to visit Port Orford.  Michelle and Dean said that their guests love Paula's Bistro, whose husband, Kristof ( a Master Chef that  cooked at Maxim's in Paris), is the chef  and they are excited by the new restaurant being built. The new restaurant, RedFish overlooking Port Orford Bay will feature fine cuisine, fresh fish, local ingredients and a full bar. Built by world-renowned glass artist Chris Hawthorne, alongside of his new gallery, it should be one of those rare places where the food lives up to the ocean view, and should be open by Memorial Day.

breakfastbuffetBreakfast, on the other hand, is best enjoyed at WildSpring. They have personally developed every recipe in their breakfast buffet, including gluten-free egg puff with sautéed onions and peppers, French Toast Custard, Brown Rice Breakfast Custard, Breakfast Fruit Cobbler, special granola, muffins and their latest Cinnamon Shortbread scones.

Continuing with their eco-friendly mission WildSpring has partnered with TerraPass to offset their carbon emissions for a zero carbon footprint, and to support programs helping other organizations do the same.

WildSpringseagrassviewThey have also partnered with The Wilderness Society to develop a program called WinterGreen, where a few independently owned eco-sensitive inns and B&Bs across the country donate 2% of their lodging of 2 days or more from Jan through Mar to support The Wilderness Society's work on behalf of our beautiful American wilderness areas.  The successful beta is almost over, making way for a probable national rollout next year.

WildSpringAnnwynbedtodoorEco-friendly, small stylish cabins filled with art and antiques, a Guest Hall with modern guest kitchen, lounging deck, sculpture garden an open-air slate spa, a walking labyrinth, WiFi, movies,  music, quiet and impeccable service, set in a secluded five acre forest overlooking one of the most spectacular views of the Oregon Coast – what more could you ask for?

Don’t forget to ask them to have a bottle of delightful Oregon Wine waiting for you to savor as you stroll on the beautiful grounds, lounge in the spa and enjoy the view or relax in your luxury cabin.

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Wildspring Guest Habitat
92978 Cemetery Loop
Port Orford, OR 97465
866-333-9453
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www.wildspring.com

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