May 27, 2022 – Gearhart, Ore. – Westward travelers have long sought the serene, scenic charm of Gearhart, Oregon. Tucked among the dunes along the picturesque Oregon Coast, Gearhart is home to: the idyllic childhood vacation home of “America’s First Foodie” James Beard, the oldest golf course west of the Mississippi and miles of unspoiled Pacific beaches. Gearhart is now also home to Oregon’s newest reimagined hotel, Drifthaven at Gearhart, handcrafted by Practice Hospitality, the hotel management company helmed by self-described hotel fanatic and Portlander, Bashar Wali.

“Drifthaven is a pearl of a place. We have thoughtfully curated and designed it to be the most charming, comfortable, and memorable guest experience the Oregon Coast has to offer,” said Wali, Practice Hospitality’s Founder & CEO. “From the warm welcome our team gives every guest to little personal touches in the rooms, our mission was to create a timeless getaway that feels like it’s part of the fabric of this place, like it’s always been here.”

At Drifthaven, twelve charming and stylish seaside cottages entice guests to settle in and drift away with a good book or favorite board game in cozy living rooms warmed by fireplaces. Culinary pantries are stocked with local epicurean delights (James Beard would approve of the selection). The property’s private garden is the perfect place to exhale a hurried life and inhale salt air. Guests can borrow bicycles to explore the wide streets of town or load up a beach wagon with supplies for a day on the coast that ends with a sunset bonfire and s’mores.

Practice Hospitality recruited Oregon-based interior designer Ashley Tackett to craft the spaces at Drifthaven. She has curated an aesthetic that evokes leisurely, languid days spent relaxing in cozy rooms. There’s a definite nod to history, honoring the 1940’s cottage character, while weaving in rich, saturated colors and a luxuriously eclectic sensibility in the creature comforts found in every room. Reservations are open now at