Tyee Lodge was built as a Bed and Breakfast in 1996 but the building's origins go back to the 1940's when a beach home was constructed on the site. Luxurious for it's time, the original home featured large windows, knotty pine paneling and a pink tiled bathroom. During the next fifty years, the home had several owners with some renovations. Then in 1996, seeing an opportunity to share the remarkable tree-framed setting, the owners at the time designed a huge addition over the top and to the side of the original home to create a Bed and Breakfast. The addition contains five ocean view rooms with private baths and fireplaces, as well as a dining room and Great room with large windows overlooking the sea. The charm of the old has been combined with the newer construction and decor. Take a peek at the kitchen with it's original knotty pine paneling and cabinets to see an older part of the home, then enjoy the warmth and comfort of sitting before a cozy fire in the newer section.
The name and decor was chosen to refl ect the Native American Coastal Indian word 'Tyee'. From the native language known as the Chinook Jargon, 'tyee' was their word for biggest and best, usually referring to Chinook Salmon weighing over 30 pounds. Our setting in the trees above the ocean beach and the closeness to Yaquina Head inspire the name. This area has a long history of Native American inhabitants.
The B&B was purchased in 2006 and the new owners continue to upgrade the Lodge with new mattresses, comfortable chairs and other furniture, flooring, tile and decor. Awards and recognitions have come from within the industry, but our most meaningful praise comes from guests who enjoy the ambiance, hospitality, and beauty of Tyee Lodge.
In May of 2011, the B&B was purchased by Dee and Doug. They are pleased to call the Tyee Lodge their home and hope to share all of the wonders of this spectacular coastal retreat with all of their friends, new and old.