Ashland, Oregon is a charming town nestled in the Rogue Valley in Southern Oregon. At just 5 ½ hours from San Francisco and 5 hours from Portland, Ashland is the perfect destination for a weekend getaway.
While it is most famous for its Shakespeare Festival, there is also constant national attention (Ashland is frequently mentioned in the NY Times Travel section) for its many other offerings.
For the foodies:
Great restaurants, lots of u-pick organic peaches, cherries and berries, the Rogue Creamery artisan cheeses, wineries and the Butte Creek Mill, an old fashioned water powered flour mill that makes award-winning stone ground pancake mix.
For the outdoorsey ones:
Beautiful Lithia Park, Mt. Ashland skiing, white water rafting on the Rogue and Klamath Rivers, great hiking trails and mountain biking and golfing, and a “must see” Crater Lake.
FAVORITE PLACES TO STAY
The lobby of this downtown hotel is the very best! Antique display cases are filled with beautiful seashells and bird dioramas. Charming European style throughout this grande hotel.
Love! the sophisticated style of this modern bed and breakfast with an Eurasian aesthetic. A restored Eastlake Victorian farmhouse reinvented with simple, elegant, metropolitan style. Lush gardens and delicious gourmet breakfasts, too!
Morning Buns and Stumptown coffee at Mix….and homemade donuts on Sunday mornings.
Incredible Everything at Amuse! Finish with the beignets for dessert.
Start with the Beet and Chèvre salad at Coquina in the Railroad District and you’ll be very happy.
Case Coffee for locally roasted coffee and the best vegan organic donuts with pink sprinkles. Pure joy.
Fried Chicken Dinner and the Dagoba Chocolate classic hot fudge sundae at Lark’s at the Ashland Springs Hotel.
“Vertical” is our favorite cold press juice blend from NW Raw Juice Bar. Love the modern lucite chairs mixed with natural wood decor!
Pack a picnic to take to the Japanese gardens of Lithia Park. Do not miss strolling through this beautiful park!