In 1911, a century before Glamping (Glamorous Camping) was a thing, the Oceanview Tent Hotel opened up at the mouth of the Yachats River. O.V. Hurt and his son-in-law, Frank Johnson, advertised that their six 10-foot X 12-foot sleeping tents were. "Commodious And Well Furnished," "floored and walled," and "arranged and put up so that comfort and convenience are assured."
The "Central Dining Tent, with unexcelled table," could accommodate twenty-four, measured 14 feet by 24 feet. They took advantage of the area's easy access to seafood and offered clams, crabs, mussels, and other shellfish.
Ocean Cove Inn consists of two buildings: the upper building at 140 Prospect Avenue built in 1925, and the lower building at 180 Prospect Avenue built in 1990.
Vacasa took its management in 2014. That same year Vacasa was listed by Inc. Magazine as the ninth fastest-growing privately held company in the nation. Vacasa, an international vacation rental management company based in Portland, was founded in 2009, just one year after Airbnb was founded.
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Ocean Cove Inn
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