Edwin K Bed & Breakfast Review, Florence Oregon

Located on the Central Oregon Coast, Edwin K Bed & Breakfast is a food-lovers delight. The Florence, Oregon boutique bed and breakfast is run by a husband and wife who make every weekend stay a relaxing holiday. This Edwin K Bed & Breakfast review will give you a first-hand look inside the 1914 Craftsman home in Old Town Florence.

Edwin K Bed & Breakfast is a 1914, white, 2-story, craftsman home located in Florence, Oregon. There are 5 steps up to the balcony and white wicker furniture on the porch.

What makes Edwin K Bed & Breakfast Unique?

Built in 1914, this craftsman house is a Sears Roebuck kit home. Don’t let the “kit home” throw you. The Edwin K Bed & Breakfast is a lovely, 4 bedroom bed and breakfast situated across the street from the Siuslaw River and within walking distance to Old Town Florence, Oregon. New owners Sarah and John Raleigh opened the Edwin K in June 2021. The couple has meticulously looked after this craftsman inn and it shows. They take pleasure in tailoring each experience to their guests, from their favorite breakfast items, to amenities in their rooms.

When a guest stays multiple times, they provide them with a unique welcome gift such as a cookbook they might like or handmade soaps. Sarah delights in selecting something special for her repeat guests, just for them.

The front porch of Edwin K Bed & Breakfast has its original floors and windows. The living room and dining room of this boutique inn features original fir cabinets, windows, beam ceilings and oak floors. Now if only these walls could talk, the stories they would tell.

Edwin K Bed & Breakfast balcony with white wicker rocking chairs and beige love seat on the 1914 craftsman home on Bay Street in Florence, Oregon.

Siuslaw River and beach sand dunes views

If your idea of a relaxing and rejuvenating weekend escape begins with a cold Oregon IPA beer, a glass of wine or a hard cider, you are in luck. Innkeeper Sarah Raleigh will be sure to have your mini-fridge stocked with your favorite libations. Enjoy some refreshments on your private balcony or sit on the front porch, looking out to the Siuslaw River and Florence, Oregon sand dunes.

What amenities may I expect at Edwin K Bed & Breakfast?

It felt like Christmas when we arrived at the Edwin K Bed & Breakfast. We booked an August weekend stay, but it felt like a special celebration at the inn. Once we entered our northeast balcony room, we immediately spied the gift bag and welcome letter on the queen bed. Welcome to the Edwin K exclaimed the letter. We found beverages and homemade treats in our refrigerator. This was in addition to a lovely bottle of red wine from Southern Oregon’s Umpqua Valley.

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The mini chocolate bourbon and vanilla cheesecakes were hand made by Sarah. They were delightful! Next we unwrapped 2 insulated tumblers, 2 pair of cozy socks and house made lavender linen and bath spray. I’ve never experienced so many thoughtful gifts from an innkeeper. Let’s get this weekend escape started!

Unique Inns member on Central Oregon Coast

As I review a lot of boutique bed and breakfast properties, I was pleased to see many signature items from this Unique Inns member. The innkeepers have added so many personalized touches to make your stay special and unique. Curious about Unique Inns? It’s a member organization composed of unique properties in California, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Each inn is independently owned and operated. I’ve had the pleasure of staying at several Unique Inns on the Oregon coast.

My husband was thrilled to find several ice cold IPA’s in our fridge. I was hungry and wanted a snack before our walk to dinner in Old Town Florence. To my delight there was white bean hummus with tomato oil and marcona almonds in an environmentally-friendly container. Additionally, there were fresh sliced carrots from the local farmers market for scooping up the house-made hummus. The weekend was off to a great start.

Brown leather sofas, black and beige oriental rug on oak floors with maple coffee table and side table at Edwin K Bed & Breakfast review, Florence Oregon

Downstairs I noticed the beautiful stained glass windows in the wood-paneled dining room. Of course, I also noticed the petite chalkboard on the easel. It was a sneak peek at a few of the items we would have the next morning at breakfast.

Gourmet breakfast at Edwin K Bed & Breakfast

While there are 15 or more restaurants within walking distance of Edwin K Bed & Breakfast, you will not want to miss this gourmet breakfast. Whether you are gluten-free or a farmers market devotee, there will be something for you at this boutique B&B. One of my favorite activities at the Edwin K was surveying the menu and marking my breakfast choices the night before. Believe me when I say that you will be delighted with your choices.

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I should have known we were in for a foodie-overload when our B&B neighbor said, “wait until you try the breakfast!” The gourmet, scratch-baked breakfast begins with French press coffee and house made Baileys, in addition to mimosas or peach Bellini’s. Mind you, owners Sarah and John Raleigh also offer fresh orange juice, tea and water for those wanting an alcohol-free meal.

Dutch baby with strawberry puree and thick cut bacon on left plate. Right plate contains Croquet Madame of fried egg and ham in a bechamel sauce on top of homemade white bread. Orange juice, coffee, shot glass of Baileys liquor and apple buckle cake rest above 2 white breakfast plates at Edwin K Bed and Breakfast in Florence, Oregon.

Next up was phyllo stuffed with a bacon mousse and fresh peach relish. Fresh fruit from the weekly Farmers Market was served with an orange liquor reduction sauce drizzled on top. This was in addition to our cooked-to-order main course. I selected Dutch baby with strawberry puree and Croque Madam with homemade béchamel sauce. Oven baked, thick cut bacon accompanied the main course. Lastly, all guests received an apple buckle cake with vanilla cream glaze, because “why not?” adds Sarah.

Room types at Edwin K B&B

As I mentioned, we stayed in the northeast balcony room. All four rooms at this boutique inn are located on the second floor. There are 14 steps to the second floor landing and no elevator. There are handrails on both sides of the stairwell and co-owner John Raleigh is happy to assist with your luggage.

The balcony rooms have an outdoor seating area that faces the back courtyard. At night, the trees light up like a winter wonderland via a clever screen projector. The Bay Street rooms look out across Bay Street to the sand dunes. No matter your room selection, you’ll have a wonderful stay at this unique inn.

Queen bed with patchwork quilt in dark wood, antique head and base board. Two wooden tables hold stained glass table top lamps on either side of the queen bed. Double glass doors open to the balcony on the second floor of Edwin K Bed & Breakfast Florence, Oregon.

Our room featured a queen bed with patchwork quilt, Comphy sheets, desk and chairs and armoire with 2 Compfy white robes inside. Compfy is a high-end bedding hotel brand. I have these soft, quick-drying sheets on my bed at home. The white towels and wash clothes at the B&B are also Compfy brand.

In the bathroom, with double shower heads, you’ll find Nurture bath amenities from Bend, Oregon, beach towels and extra toiletries.

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In addition to the mini fridge, there was a coffee and tea station with Keurig cups and assorted tea bags.

The pillows on the bed offered 3 different firmness levels. There was a white noise machine next to the bed. We enjoyed the water feature in the backyard and kept our bedroom door open at night to listen to the water and take in the fresh, ocean air.

Things to do in Florence, Oregon

Besides eating and drinking, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy in Florence, Oregon. We dined at the Bridgewater Fish House in the historic Kyle Building. This is the same builder as the Edwin K Bed & Breakfast. There are plenty of shops and art galleries in Old Town Florence. Most are within walking distance of Old Town Florence and the Siuslaw River Boardwalk.

Nearby, is the Exploding Whale Memorial Park, 3 miles away is the Siuslaw River Park and South Jetty Beach. The National Dunes Recreation Area offers sandboarding, horseback riding on the Central Oregon coast beach and dune buggy action. Fourteen miles away is the Hobbit Trail by Heceta Head Lighthouse. Cape Perpetua is 24 miles away.

Room rates at Edwin K Bed & Breakfast range from $295 – $325 per night, plus tax. The bed & breakfast is open every other weekend and requires a 2-night minimum stay. I appreciated that Sarah and John strive for a work/life balance. While the owners enjoy pets, the property is not pet-friendly.

Check-in time is at noon on Friday. Check out time is noon on Sunday. However, the owners are open to late check-out with prior approval.

Edwin K Bed and Breakfast (541) 450-2946


1155 Bay Street, Florence, Oregon 97439

 Edwin K Bed & Breakfast review, Florence, Oregon, You Tube video and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of the inn while researching articles for other publications. All opinions are my own.

10 thoughts on “Edwin K Bed & Breakfast Review, Florence Oregon”

  1. Thank you Nancy for this wonderful article featuring our newest Unique Inns members – it thoroughly explains what makes Edwin K and its innkeepers so special. Every detail is attended to with such care and apparent joy – they make every guest feel so well looked after. If there were innkeeper Olympics, these two proprietors would be Gold medalists!

  2. Thanks for your kind words, Ashley. I can always count on a wonderful stay at any Unique Inns member property. Love your frequent stay rewards program, too.

  3. Fabulous Edwin K. Bed & Breakfast! Your article couldn’t be more accurate!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ for Sarah & John!
    Wonderful meeting you, Nancy & Corey!

  4. Hi Cheryl,
    Like you, Cory and I were happy to have found this boutique bed & breakfast on the Central Oregon coast. We’ll be back to the Edwin K. Bed & Breakfast for another stay!

  5. Kristen Hutchinson

    Thank you for this review. We are past guests of the previous owners but have not made it out to stay since John and Sarah took over. We look forward to visiting them that much more now!

  6. Over the years I have enjoyed the comfort, beauty and relaxation I found at the Edwin K. The food was beyond amazing and certainly never compared to other B&B’s. I always look forward with excitement to my stay at the Edwin K.

  7. Thanks for your review! We absolutely loved our stay with the previous owners and look forward to staying at the amazing Edwin K again – I hope sometime soon!

  8. Hi Trudy,
    I’m glad you enjoyed my review of the Edwin K Bed & Breakfast. Having my boring Greek yogurt for breakfast at my house is just not the same as Sarah’s homemade granola in Florence, Oregon. Like you, we look forward to a return stay at the Edwin K on Oregon’s central coast.

  9. Hi Jane,
    I completely agree with you that the Edwin K Bed & Breakfast is where to go in Florence, Oregon for beauty, comfort and relaxation. I hope to visit at every season.

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