Amenities - Sundance Station
three aspects of Sundance Station– store/laundry,
wellness center and event lodge came about in a few distinct bursts
of inspiration and, over time, congealed into one overall vision
for a set of amenities that were unique to the RV business and,
on and of their own merits, created a brand new dimension to our
resort. To contact our three Sundance Centers, please call us at 503-436-1075.
Sundance Wellness Center
- For the finest relaxation and well-being services in Cannon Beach,
experience the Sundance Wellness Center, located in the heart of our
lovely resort. Our center features an authentic Finnish Sauna and
offers professional therapeutic massages uniquely tailored to fit your
individual needs, as well as acupuncture and aromatherapy services.Book your appointment at 503-436-1075. For more information on the Wellness Center please click here.
Sundance General Store, Organic Tea & Coffee Bar-When
we opened the Organic Tea and Coffee Bar, the distributor came in and
trained us in how to make the perfect brew. They taught us how to
calibrate the machine, how to time everything perfectly – it's an
exacting science as well as an art form! Everything was so detailed but
we had to learn, so the first month or so our campers were getting a
lot of free coffee because we were practicing. We told our guests we
wanted only their opinions in return for lattes, cappuccinos, mochas –
it was the only way to know we were making something that was the best
it could be.
put a great emphasis on Tea, as it is a truly universal beverage that
spans history and culture, as well as for its healing properties. And
with its many organic varieties and types, offers many opportunities
for unique experiences – which is what we're all about!
of the employees are those who display the virtue of having a deep,
consuming passion for something and who also value the experience of
learning new things and teaching others, as well. The baristas don't
look at coffee and tea as just part of a job, but as a tradition, an
art form, a science and, most importantly, a beverage they love – a
Sundance Event Lodge
- The Event Lodge is one of our proudest accomplishments and the
crowning glory to the Resort. From the moment the idea began gestating
the vision for it had to be a place in which music would sound warm and
brilliant. For what is a gathering – any gathering -- without music? We
sought out the opinions of professionals in the field of acoustics and
began working very closely with our architect and builders. For more information on our Sundance Event Lodge or to book your event at our Lodge: please call us at 503-436-1075 or click here.
The first notion was when guests would
ask about the amenities we had; the feeling that we needed something
more to offer and entice them – that they deserved more
options. Although we had the stables and a close proximity to town
and to the beach, it was not enough. The customers would
ask us sometimes, “What MORE do you have?” We knew we had to offer
a unique experience and create a memorable identity to remain relevant
and to be a formidable competitor in the world of RV resorts.
then began attending some RV conventions and studying the features
our competitors had to offer, and upon seeing that so many RV resorts
were really so similar in terms of amenities offered, I determined
that what we really needed was something to set us apart and give
our resort an absolutely unique identity.
what could we do? Originally, it was an idea for a store and a
laundromat. RV campers always needed to do laundry and to
purchase RV supplies. At that time nobody was selling any RV necessities
in our locality; depending upon what they needed, we had to send
them as far as Tillamook. Our store now has a great deal
of RV specific supplies – such as adapters, couplings,
etc. Most importantly, we sell the RV gear right here where they
are – no extra trip to another town required! We knew this had
to be a part of the store.
having noticed so often that the first question lodging guests
asked at check-in was where they might find the best espresso,
latte or cup of tea in town, these things were naturally must-haves
for my store.
course, we wanted to reflect the artistic spirit and history of
the Cannon Beach area by including memorabilia, souvenirs and locally
created art, locally produced foods and the best made
organic coffee and tea drinks.
goal was to try and provide items that nobody else offered
and to give customers an experience they'd remember. And we wanted
to honor the rustic, old-fashioned feel of the Sea Ranch by making
ours more of a classic “General Store” than a typical convenience
food and coffee stand RV resort store. It needed to look and
feel as if it had always existed here, in flow and continuity
with the older buildings and their quaint, rustic styles of a forest.
store had to reflect the natural beauty of the land and its features,
using local woods, local craftsmen and local artists. And it could
not be a “square”! The store had to have, in the classic style,
angles and nooks that are reflections of its surroundings. A sort
of “cabin” look,
like something you might find up in the mountains, deep in the
have the sea just a few blocks away and the land goes from beach
sand to beautiful, primeval forest.
in town promotes the beach aspect of the area, but we are not beachfront.
All our buildings have wood as a prominent feature. The
ambiance and natural warmth that wood provides and – especially
with the Event Lodge – acoustic
properties that only wood has. It was the vision to honor the land
by making structures that were complimentary to it and in harmony
with it, and, in the creation of them to do no harm to it – we
did not cut down one single tree to build!
We have a philosophy of working the land and the trees into the
plans, rather than altering the natural shape and flow of the land
and removing trees. The land on which our resort is built is truly
the source of the magic.
was while I was working in the stables, that I noted how many
of our non-lodging patrons – those who came
in just to ride horses -- tended to hang around our park long before
and then again even longer after their rides. Some
of these people were really local and not tourists from far away,
some were guests of other lodgings in town.
their desire to linger here led us to ask them exactly what it
was that made them feel so at home here. Their reason:
The tranquility, quaint charm and natural beauty of the park was
so satisfying in contrast to the bustle, noise and frantic pace
of the downtown shopping area, that they simply wanted to stay
here and enjoy it a while longer. How
so many of the RV guests who checked in showed signs of stress
and tension upon arriving? And since the peace and tranquility
of this particular piece of land appeals to so many who may not
be RV-ers or campers but want to gather and relax here anyway,
why not make it part of our business? The solution was the Sundance
Wellness Center for healing and tranquility.
compliment the Stables, we can have more amenities that are both
unique in the world of RV resorts and are attractions of their
own accord! To make an events gathering place, a relaxing wellness
center and an old-fashioned general store that was, at the same
time, something totally new and different.
shape and configuration of the Event Lodge maximizes acoustic warmth. And not only
does the cedar paneling make the sound of music shine, but it ties
together all of the interiors – the
continuity of the concept used throughout the complex, the
continuous flow of energy without blockage, giving a feeling of
not really being “indoors” even when you are.
again we've gone to every imaginable length to insure that the
look and feel of our Lodge does not interfere with the rustic feeling
of our park. The building is deceptive, actually! You don't feel
as if you are looking at a large building when you see it. It blends
so well with its surroundings that, until you are inside, you don't
know how majestic it is! And never do you feel claustrophobic within
it – the back of it has windows and doors opening to a glass covered
wooden deck and, beyond that, a waterfall within a scenic garden
that features the trees and other flora that is indigenous to the
land.We built around the trees.
goal was to have gatherings that are not confined – the people and the energy may flow freely.
Using local artisans to create unique fixtures – a warm, down-home
stone fireplace, for example-- and we've even got bathrooms that
are works of art. It's true! People have actually come in just
to look at the sinks – they're hand-painted and unlike anything
else you've ever seen.
of course we have a top-notch live sound system. It was logistically
such a challenge getting it all perfect, but it is one that has
paid off amazingly well.
year-round meeting Lodge for all your needs, 2260 sq. feet, 100
+ person occupancy, features include: warming kitchen, open natural
garden area, Wi-Fi.
more information on our Events, please click
Sea Ranch Resort Amenities include:
Fire ring for campfires
Firewood for sale
Pets welcome on leash
2.5 blocks to the beach
Full hook-up RV sites
Water and electric sites
Open all year
Clean & quiet park