Opened this spring, the Greenstone Inn (729 N.W. Coast St., Newport; 1-800-480-2477; greenstone-inn.com) takes the place of a longtime Newport Nye Beach favorite, the Viking Cottages. With many innovative energy-saving alternatives, Greenstone is an apt name for this Earth-friendly facility. You'll even find some of the cottage timbers recycled into the property. The 20 units offer ocean views with balconies and fireplaces, Wi-Fi and stairs that take you right onto the beach; refrigerators; no pets; seasonal rates, $105 to $205.
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