Neskowin Family Vacation

Neskowin Family Vacation - A Well Crafted Party

This photo pretty much sums up how me and the family felt about stealing away to the Oregon coast for a family vacation this past weekend. We were all smiles! Family vacations can be difficult, costly and tiresome sometimes… and, while this trip had a tinge of those things at times, it was mostly AMAZING. We have a favorite spot out on the coast that is affordable, comfortable and just perfect for families and it seems that every year around this time when itching to get out of town we are always able to snag a room! Our whole family piled in the van and met up with friends who also got a room at the hotel. We enjoyed most of our meals in the rooms (complete with great kitchens) and spent our time on the beach and soaking in the sea air.

Proposal Rock Inn and Neskowin Trading Company - A Well Crafted Party


I’ve been going back and forth about whether I want to share about this place because right now it feels like an unfound secret getaway venue… but, that isn’t fair to the amazing people that run this place. We like to vacation at Proposal Rock Inn a great inexpensive hotel in Neskowin, Oregon. Now, this is not a super swanky hotel, but rather a unique, family-friendly and inexpensive getaway option. Each of the rooms at this Inn are actually condos owned by different people. Each one is decorated and stocked differently. The one we stayed in this weekend was a three bedroom, slightly dated, room that had a full kitchen stocked with supplies and tons of seating. It also had a VHS/DVD player with a ton of old movies. The beds were extremely comfortable and the price was so right for the weekend.

In addition to the inn there is a great little restaurant and store. The Neskowin Trading Company is actually stocked with pretty high-end items including a great wine and beer selection along with the perfect picnic snack foods.

Perfect vacation lunch spread after a long day at the beach - A Well Crafted Party Sandwich, Chips & Beach... oh my! A Well Crafted Party


Vacations for us are partially about getting away and mostly about eating great food. I’m lucky to have friends who love good food as much as I do and we never skimp on our food selections. Our lunch spread after a morning on the beach was perfect for adults and kids alike because it was a build your own sandwich bar! The sundried tomato bread was purchased at Panera and made for a really fantastic sandwich. It all paired perfectly with the chips that were sent to me by Tim’s Cascade Snacks in honor of their 30th Anniversary. We tried both new limited edition flavors of Coney Island and Hawaiian Island Lemon Chips. The lemon were so refreshing and just tart enough.


Great Seafood found at Barnacle Bills in Lincoln City - A Well Crafted Party Great Seafood found at Barnacle Bills in Lincoln City - A Well Crafted Party


We can’t go to the coast and NOT get fresh seafood. Because we had great kitchens in our rooms we decided to hop on out to Lincoln City to Barnacle Bill’s Seafood Market to grab some fresh seafood for dinner. My friends are amazing cooks so I did nothing more than drool and supply a tasty wine for this meal. They picked up half a pound of Dungeness crab to make a sundried tomato cream crab & linguine pasta and a bunch of big beautiful shrimp for shrimp cocktails.

Fresh Seafood is a MUST when vacationing on the coast - A Well Crafted Party

Fresh Seafood is a MUST when vacationing on the coast - A Well Crafted Party


I didn’t have to lift a finger… well, until I lifted my fork!


Neskowin Beach Family Vacation - A Well Crafted Party Neskowin Beach Family Vacation - A Well Crafted Party


A recharge this weekend was totally needed. The drive home was a little tiring as both kiddos were entirely worn out and all of the adults were tired as well. But, it was just the thing needed to get through the next couple of crazy busy months. I am already planning my next trip to Neskowin!


Note: This was not a sponsored post and I paid for all of my Neskowin adventure. However, Tim’s Cascade Snacks did complimentary bags of chips in celebration of their 30th Anniversary. All opinions are my own. See my policies for more information about sponsored posts on this blog. 

More about Tim’s Cascade Snacks: “For over three decades, Tim’s Cascade Snacks has stayed true to its mission. Just like when they started in 1986, Tim’s still supports local farms and businesses, many of whom started out with the company from its inception, 30 years ago. Additionally, Tim’s has supported the sustainable movement well before it was the thing to do. The Association of Washington business announced Tim’s Cascade Chips as the recipient of their Environmental Excellence Award of the Decade.  Tim’s was also recognized for water conservation, packaging reduction and a 10 year continuing Environmental Commitment Award in May 2001.In honor of their 30th anniversary, Tim’s Cascade Snacks, producer of Tim’s(r) Cascade Style Potato Chips, Hawaiian(r) Kettle Style Potato Chips and Erin’s(r) Popcorn  is offering Special Batches of Potato Chipflavors from the past and new flavors for the future. These new limited edition flavors will be in stores for a limited time and will launch a new tradition.  Every year, Tim’s Cascade Snacks will now offer Special Batch items for Hawaiian Kettle Style Potato Chips and Tim’s Cascade Style Potato Chips with unique flavor trends. ”

Tell me…what is your favorite family friendly vacation spot?


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    Looks like the perfect family getaway!! And what a BEAUTIFUL weekend to head to the beach! We also headed out of town last weekend, but we headed east to the tri-cities to visit family. It was so nice to get out of town, and it was perfect weather for a drive!
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  2. What a fun and relaxing family getaway! We love the Oregon coast as well, and have a dog-friendly and kid-friendly house that has become our favorite to rent in Olivia Beach, near Lincoln City. But there are SO many awesome places to stay and to visit on the coast that I think one would have to work really hard to find a *bad* place 😉 And those Coney Island chips became addictive to me & my son! They tasted better than I expected them to. So glad you had a wonderful vacation!
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    • Mary
    • April 20, 2016

    Ahh I LOVE Neskowin! We searched and searched for a place to stay a couple years ago on the coast and discovered a fantastic VRBO in Neskowin. Now we’re hooked and don’t want to try any new coast towns. It’s perfect for us and our family. It’s small, quiet, and beautiful, with that great little beach. I love that it’s not one of the more well-known coast towns. It remains a bit quiet in that respect! There are very few restaurants in town, which is fine, because we like to do most of our own cooking. Ahh that town is just perfect!!!
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    That looks like the perfect getaway location! I may need to check it out sometime. Thank you for sharing it with us.
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    • Jen
    • April 20, 2016

    Hey, your lunch photo looks a lot like our usual lunch photos. 🙂 Glad you got away to the best coast in the world for a little bit!
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