Imagine this … checking in to a cozy mountain cabin or charming beach cottage with friends or family for the Thanksgiving holiday … sounds dreamy, right? Snuggle up in front of a fireplace, gather for meals, enjoy walks on the beach or hike scenic trails, take a dip in a hot tub under star-filled winter skies, make new memories, and savor precious time with loved ones.
We’ve put together some tips for taking your Thanksgiving celebration on the road with Meredith Lodging this year:
Choose Your Perfect Home Away from Home
What says “vacation” to you? A roaring fireplace, sublime views, a cozy nook for savoring a cup of coffee while you finally get to finish that book that has been gathering dust on your shelf, easy access to outdoor pursuits, a hot tub or spa-like bathtub? We can help you find the perfect home that has all the features and amenities you are looking for. Are you planning to cook up a feast? Make sure you love the kitchen in the home you choose, and there is enough seating to accommodate your group. And if your favorite “recipe” is a reservation, we can help you find a home that is close to many award-winning dining options in Central Oregon and along the Oregon Coast.
Room to Entertain and Re-charge
Many families and friends return year after year to celebrate the holidays on the Oregon Coast or in Central Oregon. Two things they tell us they always look for are spacious and comfortable gathering spaces to bring everyone together as well as well-appointed bedrooms, bathrooms, and additional spaces for everyone to comfortably retreat to. Book a home that offers features like a fully equipped kitchen with modern appliances, a large dining space to gather, plenty of seating around the fire, comfortable bedrooms and enough bathrooms for everyone in your group.
Staying at the coast? Consider adding some seafood-inspired dishes to your feast! Indulge in a fresh shrimp or crab cocktail, or the smoked salmon from Barnacle Bills in Lincoln City is always a crowd favorite. Giving thanks in Central Oregon? Pick up a local wine or seasonal craft beer to raise a glass in gratitude.
Get Moving on Turkey Day
Take advantage of the fact that you are gathering in the mountains or at the beach, and plan a Thanksgiving morning outing to get everyone some exercise before sitting down to a feast. A family bike ride, a hike, a walk along the beach – all will fill your lungs with fresh air and your hearts with happy memories before you fill your bellies with delicious food.
Note: Many towns host family-friendly Turkey Trots or 5-K runs, so check local listings for community sponsored events
Most Importantly – Give Thanks!
Many of our guests have shared that celebrating Thanksgiving in a new, beautiful place makes them even more grateful than usual for the blessings in their life. Take a moment to reflect on what you are thankful for and take turns sharing your gratitude around the table.
The Meredith Lodging family is so thankful for all of our valued guests and hope you and yours have a truly memorable Thanksgiving!
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