CANNON BEACH Visitors to picturesque Cannon Beach will get an inside peek at true coastal living during the 10th annual Cannon Beach Tour of Homes and Gardens Saturday and Sunday Sept. 14 and 15.
The tour, put on by the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, will feature 12 beach dream homes, vintage cottages, iconic lodging facilities and gardens. In celebration of the 10th annual tour, attendees will have the opportunity to revisit nostalgic homes and gardens from past years.
The tour is a tour through time, says Dick Frank, a Seaside resident and former cottage tour lecturer. We think of those times as simpler, and I hope people have a greater appreciation that life is difficult any time, but the human spirit and pleasure in life and family and nature allowed people to get here.
A pre-tour lunch and lecture, beginning at noon Saturday, Sept. 14, will be hosted at the Tolovana Inn, which is the site of the old Warren Hotel. The Warren brothers constructed the Warren Hotel in 1911. One of their first guests was Oregons 14th governor, Oswald West. Attendees will enjoy learning about the history of Cannon Beach and Tolovana. The lecture will be given by Cannon Beach Cottages author Jill Grady. Grady, among others, was instrumental in starting the tour.
The events on Saturday, June 14 will continue with a tour of home and gardens from 1 to 5 p.m.
Following the tour at 6 p.m., attendees are invited to mingle with homeowners and other tour-goers for a wine reception at the Cannon Beach History Center and Museum, located at 1387 S. Spruce St. There will be live music, door prizes and a hanging quilt made by the talented Marilyn Dwyer.
At 11 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 15, Tolovana Inn will host a brunch catered by Culinary Capers of Seaside. The brunch will feature a garden presentation by Cannon Beach landscape architect and gardener Beth Holland.
Seating for the luncheon and brunch is limited; tickets are on sale now and must be purchased no later than Sept. 9. Tickets for the each event are available to purchase separately. Luncheon and lecture tickets are $20, Home and Garden Tour tickets are $30 (to include the Saturday post-tour reception,) and brunch tickets are $10. Tickets are available now by phone or online. Weekend event packages are available, with a discount for museum members.