Grandview Bed and Breakfast

GRAND HOME ATMOSPHERE

Vew of Grandview from the Garden Nestled in the green hills of Astoria, Grandview Bed and Breakfast welcomes you home. Start your morning with a complete complimentary breakfast with choices of a variety of teas, cocoas, and coffee or decaf, milk, fruit juices, a full fruit bowl, hot out of the oven muffins, and fresh smoked Lox served with toasty bagels and cream cheese. All rooms are light and cheerful. (No smoking or intoxicants here!) Most rooms have hardwood floors, with breathtaking views of the Columbia River, and Astoria Column. Also in the rooms you will find books for reading, games, and one free book to lift your spirit.

GRAND LOCATION

Our Victorian home is located on the Historic Homes Walking Tour. Nearby are the Maritime Museum, Heritage Museum, Columbia Lightship, and 100 year old churches. Ships from all over the world dock in Astoria's harbor, some allow tours. Astoria is located just a few short hours from Seattle, Portland, Newport, and Corvallis. An excellent place to pause and enjoy the local history, with ocean beaches and mountain hikes just minutes away.

GRAND RECREATION

Golfing, clam-digging, beach coming, surfing, fishing and boating are all just a short drive away. You can hike to the Astoria Column, watch the boats drift down the Columbia, stroll about town and visit the various galleries and cafes, or simply sit while bird or cloud watching.

GRAND HISTORY

The Masonic Temple, and the Columbia RiverWhile tall ships yet plied the Columbia River and salmon runs were plentiful, Eben Tallant and his brother, Nathan Tallant, came to Astoria to build a salmon packing cannery much larger than the cannery in Eagle Cliff, Washington had been, before it burned down in a horrible fire.

Andrew Ferguson designed the Eben Tallant family residence at 682 Arch street in the Richardson Shingle style. Features of the house are: a bullet turret, inset balconies, open staircase, and beautiful bay windows. Our Northwest tower, now capped with an open balcony, makes one feel as a captain on the prow of a ship as the house steers toward the Columbia River mouth. Perhaps this feeling is not accidental. Eben Tallant was, in fact, the first officer on the Clipper, "Golden State", and held the same position on the passenger ship, "John Bright" plying the China Sea, between Shanghai and Hong Kong.

Divided into eight apartments for over forty years, the Tallant home is now owned by the Maxwells and is known as

Grandview Bed & Breakfast
1574 Grand Avenue
Astoria, Oregon 97103 

Phone (503) 325-0000 or 325-5555 for local area calls or 1-800-488-3250.

 

Breakfast in the Turret

* We offer three breakfast times for your convenience: 7:30, 8:30, and 9:30 am.

* Normal Check In is between 3 pm and 7 pm, although special arrangments can be made.

* Check Out is 11 am

* Group rates can be arranged

* To assure that you get the room of your choice, we suggest that you call ahead and guarantee your reservation, either by credit card or check. We will hold your reservation for 1 week awaiting your check, Credit cards will hold your reservation if full amount due has been pre-approved.

* We have a 30 hour cancellation policy, any cancellations received up to 10 am on the day prior to expected stay will receive a full refund. Any cancellations after the cancellation period may be charged the full amount due.

* All rooms are subject to a 10% local Lodging Tax

* To avoid confusion and disappointment, please state the names of all persons in your party. Small conference groups, business persons, singles, and families will be most welcome.

* Listed rates are for two people per room during high season. (March 17 to October 31)

* Each additional person per room is charged $15 more.

* Ask about low season rates with second night discounts

Astoria Map

* Directions from Interstate Highway 5 - Take Highway 26 and 101 or Highway 30 to Astoria. In Astoria, turn south on 16th street, go four blocks up hill, away from the river. Cross streets are alphabetical, look for a Lighted Turret as you approach Grand Avenue. Turn west, to your right, (the river is North) on Grand Avenue, look for two lamp posts and sign at second house on the right. Come on in!

* Directions from Portland International Airport (PDX) to Astoria - Take Airport way (East) to Interstate 205 North to Interstate 5 North, until you reach the Longview Exit 36, approximately 49 miles/ Travel through Longview 2 miles on Tennant Blvd., left at Oregon Way. GO 1 mile on Oregon Way, cross the river on the Longview Bridge. Turn right (West) onto Highway 30 and follow to Astoria. Approximately 60 miles. Plan on about 2 to 2 1/2 hours of driving time

GRAND GUESTS of 2008

* "It was a wonderful stay. We slept so well. The neighborhood is very quiet. Room is beautiful. The staff is top notch. Food excellent. House is beautiful. We will definitely be back." ~ The Boyd Family
* "It was wonderful. I slept like a baby. It was a wonderful breakfast. We will see you next time." ~ Donna Chase
* "Carole did a great job on breakfast, she even got my husband to smile at the 7:00 am breakfast . . . Breakfast setting in the bullet turret is adorable, and the view from it is awesome." ~ Kampmann
* "We enjoyed Carole's breakfast and our room and the suggestions for restaurants." ~ Hughes
* "We stayed at Grandview for our honeymoon. We are coming back for a third visit in July because (Grandview) has a great location, ambience, and hospitality. My dad stayed there too. See you in July!" ~ Jensen
* "Our stay at Grandview was made all the lovelier by Carole. She went above and beyond to please and was simply pleasant herself! Thank you Carole." ~ The Wassons
* "Thanks so much for the hospitality. We loved "Cloud 9" and then breakfast was great. We couldn't have asked for a better beginning for our HWy 101 Adventure! It was nice talking with you boht." ~ Jim and Barb Rowley
* "Thank you (Laura) for the great service" ~ The Evans
* "Charleen, thank you for a wonderful time at the grandview. The "Secret Garden" was beautiful and we will be back, Thanks" ~ Mike Dillon

All comments posted with permission from our lovely guests.

GRAND ROOMS

Leopard's Lair

Decorative Canopy Queen Bed. Serengeti wallpaper. Leopard, cheetah, lynx wallpaper in private bathroom with old fashioned clawfoot tub. View of 1920s era Masonic Temple, 100 year old church, and our North garden. On our lowest level with private outside entrance away from the bustle of the rest of the house. $86
Also offered as a suite, The Peaceable Kingdom with the Rose Bower. $139

Rose BowerRose Bower

What is a "bower"?  The archaic meaning of "bower" is a lady's boudoir in a medieval castle! This one has a cozy queen canopy bed and a view of our North and West gardens and 100 year old Victorian style Episcopal church. Tucked away on our lowest level for privacy. $105
Also offered as a suite, The Peaceable Kingdom with the Leopard's Lair. $139

Iris Garden

Wake up to sunbeams streaming through bay windows in the sunny south side room. Lilac and Iris motif. With view of the Astoria Column, treetops and nearby Victorian homes. Has a queen bed and a day bed, with private bath. $106

The Iris GardenGazebo

This is our most popular room. A spacious room with beautiful view of the Columbia River through tower windows surrounding a private reading nook. $127

Little Hummers

Excellent overview of the Columbia River and mountains across the river. Look down to see our North garden and yard, also see the nearby Grace Episcopal Church, and our local Performing Arts Center both Victorian style buildings. Queen canopy bed and private bath $110.

Bird MeadowBird Meadow

Wonderful Song bird wall-paper sets the theme for this birdbrained room, enjoy books about birds, or listen to their melodic calls. Queen Canopy bed with private bath $99.

Anastacia's Room

Smallest, coziest room with pink petal paper, pictures and comforter. View of Victorian homes, treetops and the Astoria Column. Queen bed with shared bath $69
Usually offered as a suite, the Treetops Suite with the Treetops. $161

Treetops

The Treetops

One of our largest rooms, with breathtaking view of the Columbia River and our west grove, from fourth floor Tower Balcony. Queen wrap bed with private bath $118. 
Offered as a suite, the Treetops Suite, with Anastasia's Room. $161

Cloud Nine

Delightful view of Washington State mountains, the Columbia River, and the rolling clouds dictated the soft blue and white motif. With a luxuriant Queen bed, daybed and private bath $114.
Sometimes offered as a suite, the Cloud Nine Suite with the Secret Garden. $198

On Cloud NineSecret Garden

This peaceful room abounds with sweetpeas and butterflies. You can brush up on Lepodoptera (the names of butterflies) from "The Throne"). Mini view of ships to the North and Victorian homes to the South from your East windows. Queen canopy bed surrounded by lace and private bath. $89
Offered as a suite, the Cloud Nine Suite with Cloud Nine. $198