With one notable exception, Port Orford  is the kind of place where a room with a view will not break your budget.
Neath the Wind (736 U.S. 101, 541/332-9463, www.neaththewind.com ) can help you settle into a vacation house for a few nights.
The Shoreline Motel (206 6th St., 541/332-2903, $50 and up), is across the highway from Battle Rock  and offers clean basic guest rooms and accommodates pets. While not fancy, it’s convenient and perfectly adequate for a night’s stay.
Just south of town, the Seacrest Motel (44 U.S. 101 S., 541/332-3040, www.seacrestoregon.com , $65 and up d) features views of coastal cliffs and a garden from a quiet hillside on the east side of the highway. Pets are welcome at this older motel.
Castaway-by-the-Sea (545 W. 5th St., 541/332-4502, www.castawaybythesea.com , $85 and up) features ocean and harbor views from high on a bluff, fireplaces, and housekeeping units, and it allows pets. In addition to the motel rooms, the Castaway has a two-bedroom lodge that’ll sleep up to 10 (from $185). The rates on the upper-end lodgings go down significantly in the off-season. It’s said that Jack London once stayed in an earlier incarnation of this place.
Port Orford ’s serene luxury resort is
Wildspring Guest Habitat (www.wildspring.com , $238 and up d, including full breakfast buffet). The small (five-cabin) resort is in a forested setting on a bluff above the highway (but totally secluded from it), with views of the ocean. The cabins are beautifully and meticulously designed and furnished (including a refrigerator, a massage table, flat-panel television, and Wi-Fi access in each cabin, but no telephones) and are as comfortable as they are perfect-looking. The main guest hall has a kitchen that’s available to guests as long as it’s not being used to prepare breakfast.
The well-tended grounds include a labyrinth and several meditation nooks, but perhaps the best place to hang out is the slate-lined hot tub, which looks out over the ocean. It’s a good idea to take binoculars, as Wildspring is a stop along the Oregon Coast Birding Trail. Bikes, backpacks, hiking trail maps, and binoculars are available to all guests.
Guided meditation, drumming, and tai chi are offered to guests that request them (check the website or call to inquire). This is a good place for a romantic retreat or a solo contemplative getaway.
Home-by-the-Sea (444 Jackson St., 541/332-2855 or 800/480-2144, www.homebythesea.com ) includes a full breakfast at rates of $105–115 per night for two. The dramatic hillside view of Battle Rock  seascape makes for excellent storm-watching. Wi-Fi access is available.
North of Port Orford, the Floras Lake House B&B (92870 Boice Cope Rd., Langlois, 541/348-2573, www.floraslake.com , $155 and up d, includes breakfast) is perfectly suited for windsurfers or others who want to explore the beaches in this unpopulated area. The spacious light-filled house looks out onto Floras Lake  and the ocean, and the proprietors also offer windsurfing and kiteboarding lessons.