A resident of Portland, Oregon, Dean Lee McKinney earned his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Oregon. Dean Lee McKinney has extensive experience in the hospitality industry and previously owned and operated a hotel and restaurant in Gold Beach, Oregon.
Located only 40 miles to the north of California on the Oregon coast and situated on the Pacific Ocean, the quant town of Gold Beach is home to approximatly 500 residents and is a popular vacation destination. The varied coastal terrain at Gold Beach includes beautiful rivers, mountains, and valleys. Which provides an ideal environment for numerous outdoor activities, such as beach combing, world-class fishing, camping, wildlife watching, scenic drives, and boating. Other popular activities to enjoy in Gold Beach include shopping, golfing, windsurfing and the many wonderful restaraunts..
Visitors to Gold Beach have several options for accommodations since there are 13 motels in the town and 41 vacation rental homes. There are also several camping spots (including multiple RV parks), a port-owned campground, and two forest service parks in the Gold Beach area that are open year-round.