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  • Pampered on Mother's Day

    the perfect mother-daughter getaway
  • My youngest daughter (also named Maureen) and I wanted to get away for Mother's Day last year, so we made reservations at Overleaf Lodge, a resort and spa nestled next to the sea in Yachats on Oregon's Central Coast.
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      Rates for two at Overleaf Lodge range from $130 to $499 depending on room size and season, with an 8-percent room tax added. Specific rates are detailed on the Overleaf website, www.overleaflodge.c...
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      If you go
      Rates for two at Overleaf Lodge range from $130 to $499 depending on room size and season, with an 8-percent room tax added. Specific rates are detailed on the Overleaf website, www.overleaflodge.com.

      Hour-long massage packages at Overleaf Spa cost $100 to $135. Hydrotherapy soaks range from $35 to $50. Green tea, aromatherapy and detoxifying seaweed soaks are available, and while soaking guests receive "tea forte" all-natural, whole-leaf tea or rough-cut herbs steeped in infusers. Gratuities are voluntary.

      A la carte spa services include eye contouring, paraffin hand dips and waxing. Prices range from $20 to $50.

      For more information, call the lodge at 1-800-338-0507.
  • My youngest daughter (also named Maureen) and I wanted to get away for Mother's Day last year, so we made reservations at Overleaf Lodge, a resort and spa nestled next to the sea in Yachats on Oregon's Central Coast.
    The Overlook complex is an inviting place. The lodge's lobby is spacious and beautifully furnished with a driftwood theme. Enormous windows provide ocean views, and there is a "pantry" that sells snacks and frozen Trader Joe dinners, as well as toiletries and other traveler needs.
    Every room at the Overlook has sea views framed by large picture windows that can be opened. All rooms are spacious and artistically decorated, and some have private whirlpool tubs. Kitchenettes with microwaves, coffee makers and refrigerators made our visit more homelike.
    A tour of the premises revealed a library with books and games and one computer with an Internet connection. Wireless access is available everywhere on the property. There are separate saunas and steam rooms for men and women, so clothing is optional. There also is an exercise room with a small but adequate supply of equipment, along with two whirlpool tubs, one hotter than the other. There is no extra charge for using any of these amenities.
    We made appointments with the spa staff for body wraps, then went into town for lunch at the Green Salmon. I had the "Nu Yorker" Reuben with turkey pastrami. My daughter had a very fresh albacore-and-cheese melt on gluten-free bread. It was delicious, and the portions were so large we enjoyed them again for dinner.
    Maureen and I did a little exploring and found the historic 804 Trail, formed during the Pleistocene Epoch as the sea eroded basalt deposited as lava flow. From 600 B.C. to 1620, coastal Indians used the area for fishing and camping. By the late 19th century, the trail was used to carry stagecoaches, horses, buggies and the U.S. mail. As other roads were built that were less vulnerable to tides, the 804 Trail reverted to a foot path that was improved by people who cared about preserving this relic of an ancient past.
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