About the Historic Anchor Inn
Thank you for choosing us for your stay on the Oregon Coast. The Historic Anchor Inn was started in the mid-1940s, and is the oldest hotel in Lincoln City. The front lobby displays a picture of the hotel under its original name, "The Taft Heights Motor Court." The hotels name was then changed in the late-1950s to "The Holiday Motel," and finally became "The Anchor Inn" in the late-1970s.
When it first opened it was quite the place, offering outside cabins with their own garage, kitchenette, and a bathroom, while in the main building two room would share a bathroom, and the economy rooms shared a bathroom among four rooms. While that may not seem all that impressive by todays standards, one has to remember that just before the war if you wanted to bathe in Lincoln City you had to go to the Green Onion in Nelscott (about six blocks north) and pay five cents to hop in a tub of hot water that progressively got cooler and less fresh and the day went on and number of bathers increased.
Our Inn is not for everyoneWe are lovingly restoring it bit by bit, but there are 14,000 square feet of finicky plumbing and creaky old growth timbers, so sometimes the drains will empty slowly, the water pressure will have a mind of its own, and the old steam heaters will clank and knock. Truthfully we never know what is going to break next, but we love it anyway.
Most of the rooms in the lodge are suites, and are named rather than numbered. Although each room does have a TV and DVD player, they are old-fashioned, providing lots of books to read for your convenience. None of the rooms in the lodge have microwaves or refrigerators, but we do offer lodge guests a community kitchen, a media lounge, a game room, and a reading room. The main lodge is for adults only and no pets are allowed.
Please be aware that the Historic Anchor Inn is a facility for non-smokers. Smoking is not permitted anywhere on the premises. This includes all outdoor areas.