About Us
Red plants next to the entrance of the cottage.

Who We Are

A Storied Escape

The roots of Drifthaven run deep in Gearhart’s history and continue to influence our vision to this day. Blending blissful comfort with undisturbed coastal charm, legend has it that the cottages of our historic hotel were built completely from driftwood washed ashore. Naturally, Drifthaven is named for this driftwood, which still appears on the beaches nearby.

The Amenities

  • Upscale Daily Breakfast for Two
  • Daily Self-Parking Included
  • Premium Wi-Fi
  • Pet-Friendly Accommodations
  • Convenient Beach Access
  • S’mores Kits Available
  • Grab & Go Snacks
  • Beach Bikes
  • Tennis Rackets
  • Beach Bonfire Supplies
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Free Breakfast

As part of your stay, we’ll stock your room with a complimentary breakfast box for two, including freshly baked local pastries, fruit, and juice.

A basket filled with breakfast foods such as fresh fruit, muffins, and orange juice.

The Garage

Offering everything from bicycles and wagons to clam digging kits, beach chairs, and cornhole, the Garage is filled with all you need to enjoy Gearhart. All items are free for guests to use. 

Wooden shelving with baskets, sports equipment, and outdoor blankets.

The Garden

The garden is a picturesque outdoor space featuring a landscaped terrace, firepit, BBQ grill, lounge chairs, picnic tables, and a spacious yard for you to use.

An outdoor area for relaxing and playing lawn games during the day.

Our Mission

By celebrating the uniqueness of Gearhart and the coast of Oregon, Drifthaven creates a distinctive nod to history while embracing new things to come.

A light green colored cottage with flowers next to the entrances.

Our Backstory

During World War II, William and Harold Tyberg - sons of one of Gearhart’s earliest landowners - began building a place with rooms for rent on North Cottage Avenue, near Pacific Way. It’s said that these cottages were built entirely from driftwood, which can be traced back to freighters and barges sailing south with lumber from Oregon forests.

A close up of the back of a bicycle with a small drifthaven tag on the back of the seat.

Our Town

Located just three miles north of Seaside, Gearhart is a quaint coastal town filled with rolling dunes, grassy fields, and unspoiled views of the natural landscape.

A couple walking near the ocean in a grassy area as the sun is setting.
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Through the Grapevine

From the Press

Travel Oregon - Aug 2022

PDX Parent managing editor Tiffany Hill writes about what makes Drifthaven the perfect place for a family trip on Oregon’s coast. From the s’mores kits and cruiser bikes to kid-friendly restaurants and outdoor activities nearby, you’ll find the ultimate itinerary for time with loved ones in Gearhart.

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