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Plan Your Next Getaway

Welcome to the Moonstone Hotel Properties Blog - Your Place to Dream! Here we talk about our upcoming events, current deals and offer expertise on things to do in Oregon and California during your next trip. Whether you are looking for a romantic getaway or a family vaycay we've got you covered with tips for a memorable trip. 

Five Breweries We Love in the Willamette Valley


One of our properties, the Oregon Garden Resort, is located in the beautiful Willamette Valley in the historic town of Silverton, about an hour south of Portland. One of our favorite parts of traveling is getting to experience local breweries, and if you’re traveling in Oregon, you’re in luck! There is no shortage of amazing craft beer in Oregon, with many of them nearby the Oregon Garden Resort. 


Here are five of our favorite local breweries:

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Moonstone Beach

Get Outside in Cambria


After being cooped up inside for the last few months, we are all itching to get outside and explore. One of the most beautiful places for outdoor activities is, USA Today 10 Best Coastal Small Towns nominee, Cambria, CA. From the ocean to the mountains, there is something for everyone in Cambria. Keep reading to learn our favorite outdoor activities in Cambria, CA, and remember to always maintain social distancing.

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Moonstone Boardwalk

Find Your Social Distance Where Wildlife Abounds

During these uncertain times, it’s important to remember there are still some great nature activities you can enjoy on the Central Coast, all while maintaining social distance. California Highway 1 Discovery Route has put together a list of 8 outdoor activities for you to discover:

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6 Ways Our Hotels are Helping the Environment

Being green is not something we focus on just for Earth Day - it’s an initiative we value all year long. At Moonstone Hotel Properties, our passions include taking care of our guests, gardening and taking care of the planet. Our properties each feature a garden theme, and most offer extensive gardens and grounds that our guests can enjoy. 


Here are a few things we do to ensure an eco-friendly experience for you, while helping to preserve our planet and communities.

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5 Great Restaurants in Downtown Monterey

There is no shortage of delicious restaurants right around the corner from The Monterey Hotel! Here are five of our favorite neighboring restaurants! 

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Family Spring Break in Cottage Grove, Oregon

Are you planning a Spring Break trip through Oregon? Make a stop in Cottage Grove for a fun-packed family adventure. Check out these local activities, sure to make Spring Break memorable for the whole family, all while being cost-effective. 

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Why We Love Garden Weddings

When deciding between an indoor wedding vs outdoor, the latter takes the cake for us! We are obsessed with garden weddings and here are four reasons why:

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Succulent Beds

Beyond Basics: A Bed for All Seasons


This Spring, create a garden bed perfect for all seasons! These 5 tips from The Oregon Garden’s Assistant General Manager, Delen Kitchen, have you covered:

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Beat the Winter Blues in Cambria, CA

Vacations aren’t only meant for the summer! After the hectic holiday season, you deserve a fun getaway. Luckily for you, in Cambria, CA even winter is the perfect time to explore.

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Romantic Getaway

Romantic Getaway to Cottage Grove, Oregon

While Cottage Grove, Oregon may not initially strike as a romantic getaway this quaint countryside town invites you to leave the modern bustle and distraction behind for a relaxing weekend away with your loved one.

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5 Must-Do Outdoor Adventures in Oregon

The Northwest is absolutely stunning and offers beautiful outdoor adventures for any explorer, and the state of Oregon is no exception. From cascading, lush waterfalls to sweeping beach views, Oregon’s display of nature is any adventure lover’s dream. Make your trip to Oregon one to cherish by visiting these five marvelous, must-see sceneries.

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Monterey on a Dime

Monterey, CA, located just north of Big Sur on California's beautiful Central Coast, is a world-class destination. Visitors can enjoy learning about the local history, trying the delicious local cuisine and wine and taking in the breathtaking views of Monterey Bay. Travel can cost a pretty penny, but if you do it right, you can enjoy your time in Monterey without breaking the bank. Here are some suggestions for the budget-friendly traveler in Monterey. 


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6 Flowers to Incorporate the Color of the Year in Your Wedding


It’s been announced! The 2020 color of the year is Classic Blue. You may be wondering, “how am I supposed to incorporate this color into my wedding?” Florals are the way to go and we’ve got you covered! 


Check out a few ways to make Classic Blue shine bright in your upcoming wedding: 

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