“The quiet…oh the blessed quiet and the views both from the living room area and our bedroom are soothing to the soul.”

Clint & Judy Williams
Edgewood, WA


China Beach Retreat has three guest rooms. Each room offers an extraordinary vista of Baker’s Bay and the mouth of the mighty Columbia River. The headlands of Cape Disappointment define the westward horizon. So much rich history amplifies itself so clearly here. In the front yard, a heron perches. A covey of widgeon sweep into view. A marsh hawk seems to dangle in the damp, salty air. The Oregon Coastal Range glitters for a hundred miles in winter sunrise. Deer frequently visit, asserting their right-of-way in this natural setting.

Coffee and tea service is available all day. A sumptuous gourmet breakfast is served daily at The Shelburne Inn, just five miles away, and is complimentary to guests of China Beach Retreat.


“But the main reason to visit the China Beach is its seclusion and nearness to the sea. We found that three days there soothed and refreshed us as though it had been a much longer vacation. You can’t ask more of a getaway than that.”

- The Seattle Times


(Rate includes a full gourmet breakfast for two each day, but does not include sales tax)

Wireless internet and coffee/tea service free of charge to all guests.

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Sacagawea Room #18:
2nd. Floor
$199 per night



Lewis & Clark Room #19:
2nd. Floor
$199 per night



Kuan Yin Suite #20:
The downstairs suite
$229 per night



Audubon Cottage #21:
Opened in late 2006 on the China Beach Retreat grounds.
$289 per night




In the upstairs rooms, named Sacagawea (#18) and Lewis & Clark (#19), each bed has been raised on a wooden dais to afford a bird’s-eye view of Baker’s Bay. Witness that dramatic surge of waters that empties here at the edge of the western United States. Each of the bathrooms features an air-jet, hydrotherapy massage tub with combined shower, and is decorated with hand-crafted tiles made by the renowned local artist, Renee O’Connor. Victorian stained glass windows have been added to cast a romantic light.

The downstairs suite is the perfect place to unwind. Asian accents add to the serenity of the view. A two-person, air-jet, hydrotherapy massage tub and shower combination completes the job of removing the stresses of modern living. A marble relief panel of the Chinese Goddess Kuan Yin floating in the clouds oversees the effort.

China Beach Retreat Full Rental

Consider reserving the whole of China Beach. For birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, reunions or business conferences, we rent the premises for group occasions. Mid-week group and business retreat rates are available for lodging and dining through Fall, Winter or Spring. Call now to find out more. Let us help you plan the perfect group get-away.

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Gift Certificates: Attractive Gift Certificates are available and can be obtained by calling our toll-free number: 800-INN-1896. With The Shelburne Inn Restaurant & Pub we offer exceptional lodging and dining packages tailored to your special needs. We will gladly tailor the getaway to meet your special needs. What better way to thank a loved one or reward a great employee than with the gift of a retreat to China Beach? Call our toll-free number to order your Gift Certificate now.

Mid-Week Packages - A Quiet Getaway

For those who are able to travel mid-week and during our slow season, we offer a great travel incentive. The pace is relaxed, and you may find that you have the beach all to yourself. Sunday through Thursday, October through June and excluding all holidays we offer a discount on lodging when you dine in the Shelburne Restaurant and Pub. These packages are available by prior reservation only and are as follows:

  • Either the Sacagawea or Lewis and Clark room rates are only $179 plus tax
  • the Kuan Yin Suite rate is only $199 plus tax
  • the Audubon Cottage rate is only $225 plus tax

The entire house at China Beach Retreat is available at a discounted rate for up to three couples (four couples with the Audubon Cottage), October through June, excluding holidays . Every night’s stay at China Beach features our famous breakfast, served at the Shelburne Inn from 8:00 until 10:00 a.m.

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  • Rates are subject to change without notice.
  • The above rates are based upon double occupancy; each additional person, add $15, deduct $10 for single person.
  • We accept personal checks, VISA, MasterCard or American Express to guarantee reservations. Cancellations require a 10-day notice for refund. For reservations of 3 or more rooms, or for certain holidays or events, the cancellation may be extended beyond the 10-day period.
  • Sorry, we cannot accommodate pets.
  • We do not accept email cancellations. Please notify us by telephone of any cancellations.

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China Beach Retreat

David Campiche & Laurie Anderson
222 Robert Gray Drive
P.O. Box 537
Ilwaco, Washington 98624
Phone (360) 642-2442
Fax (360) 642-8904

(We do not accept email cancellations. Please notify us by telephone of any cancellations.)

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Address: PO Box 250,

4415 Pacific Way
Seaview, WA 98644