If you’re planning a long stay, check out Yachats Village Rentals (541/547-3501 or 888/288-5077, www.97498.com ), which offers a varied stable of vacation homes ($140–350) for rent.
There aren’t many camping options near Yachats , but the Forest Service’s Cape Perpetua Campground (877/444-6777 or www.recreation.gov  reservations, May–Sept., $22), along Cape Creek in the Cape Perpetua Scenic Area, has 38 sites for tents, trailers, or motor homes up to 22 feet long and is a great home base for exploring the wonderful Cape Perpetua  area. Picnic tables and fire grills are provided. Flush toilets, piped water, and sanitary services are available.
Facing onto the beach loop south of town, the Yachats Inn (331 U.S. 101, 541/547-3456 or 888/270-3456, www.yachatsinn.com , $85 and up) offers basic summer shelter with unfussy rooms that have little decks and TVs but no phones, though some have kitchens and fireplaces. There’s great access to the beach. The best bets here are the newly constructed suites, which have full kitchens and fireplaces. The indoor pool overlooks the beach.
For those looking for a budget place close to the center of town, try Rock Park Cottages (431 W. 2nd St., 541/547-3214 or 541/343-4382, www.trillian.com/rockpark/rock  .htm, $80 and up), adjacent to Yachats State Recreation Area . Consisting of five rustic cottages arranged around a courtyard, Rock Park has to be one of the better bargains on the coast. The kitchens are well equipped, and the vintage cottages couldn’t be better located.
The Dublin House Motel (U.S. 101 and 7th St., 866/922-4287, www.dublinhousemotel.com , $74 and up) offers large guest rooms and ocean views, each with a microwave, a refrigerator, a coffeemaker, and cable TV; some kitchen units are also available. The indoor heated pool is especially nice in the winter months.
A little north of the town center, the imposing Adobe Resort (155 U.S. 101 N., 541/547-3141 or 800/522-3623, www.adoberesort.com , $110 and up) overlooks Smelt Sands Beach. Although the Adobe isn’t what you’d call luxurious, it is one of the few full-service resorts in the area, with an on-site restaurant. All units have refrigerators, microwaves, satellite TV, DVD players, and phone with voice mail. Pets are accepted in some guest rooms. Brand-new two-bedroom hot tub suites are 1,400 square feet and have all the comforts of a small home.
The aptly named SeeVue (95590 U.S. 101, 541/547-3227, www.seevue.com , $95 and up) has long been a favorite window on the Pacific for storm- and whale-watchers. This 10-room complex thrives today thanks to a combination of hominess and location, just six miles south of Yachats  and three miles south of Cape Perpetua . Assuming you can pull yourself away from watching the waves (all rooms have sea views), there’s also prime beachcombing and wildlife viewing close by. The decor is funky and charming in equal measures; some guest rooms have kitchens. Pets are allowed.
For the ultimate in seclusion, the Oregon House (94288 U.S. 101, 541/547-3329, www.oregonhouse.com , $115 and up), eight miles south of Yachats, overlooks the Pacific from a bluff and offers guests a reflective phone- and TV-free atmosphere. Twelve apartments (housed in five different buildings, including a carriage house and gate house) with baths and kitchens, some with fireplaces and whirlpool tubs, are perfect for groups. In fact, Oregon House specializes in groups and healing workshops but also rents the apartments to individuals. No pets are allowed; quiet children are permitted in most units. Stroll the three acres of gardens or head down the private path to the beach.
A mile north of Yachats , above a thrust of wave-pounded tide pools,
Overleaf Lodge (280 Overleaf Lodge Lane, 541/547-4880 or 800/338-0507, www.overleaflodge.com , $180 and up) offers the newest and nicest rooms in the Yachats area. Most guest rooms have balconies, hot tubs, and fireplaces, and all have fantastic views. Rates include a breakfast buffet plus access to an indoor pool and fitness area. A 3,000-square-foot spa has treatment rooms, steam rooms, and saunas, plus ocean-view hot tubs. Adjacent to the lodge are six newly built cottages tucked into the forest. Ranging 2–4 bedrooms, these charming units with Craftsman-style decor have full kitchens and everything a family or small group will need for a great beach vacation.
The secluded Sea Quest Inn (95354 U.S. 101, 541/547-3782 or 800/341-4878, www.seaquestinn.com , $170 and up) is an antique-filled but contemporary inn of cedar and glass, with private entrances and a location adjacent to Ten Mile Creek, about seven miles south of Yachats. The innkeeper (who is not the owner, but is very professional) puts out a good breakfast, the wraparound deck affords superlative views of the beach, and telescopes and binoculars are always on hand for spotting whales and other marine life. In spring 2009 the inn was up for sale, and it could probably use the energy of ambitious new owners. Sea Quest is not appropriate for pets or children under 12 years of age.