Beyond Broadway-quality theater, access to world-class natural wonders coupled with a culture of near non-stop festivals celebrating everything from local food to international film has put our boutique bed and breakfast inn and tiny town on the map for a new generation of travelers for whom the play’s not the only thing.
WINING & DINING
Ashland serves as Oregon’s southern-most gateway town to the up-and-coming Rogue Valley wine region, home to over 60 estate wineries.
The Rogue’s celebrated culinary culture attracts foodies from far and wide who come to explore the remote wilderness wine region and enjoy events such as including A Taste of Ashland, Ashland Culinary Festival, the Oregon Cheese Festival, World of Wine Festival, and the weekly Rogue Valley Growers Market in the heart of town.
An astonishing array of fine dining can be found mere footsteps from our inn’s front door. From traditional French to modern Asian to nouveau Northwest, acclaimed restaurants including Amuse, Loft Brasserie, Kobe, and Peerless put a special focus on showcasing seasonal, sustainable fare from local Oregon farms and fisheries.
FILM & MUSIC
Once just a tiny timber town, Ashland’s transformation into one of America’s top tourist destinations is thanks in large part to its many festivals in addition to its annual ode to Shakespeare.
For five days each spring the Ashland Independent Film Festival plays host to top filmmakers and thousands of their fans. Screened at the historic art-deco Varsity Theater, the festival is cited as one of the top reasons why the town was included in the popular travel guide A Thousand Places to See Before You Die.
For 50 years, Britt Festivals has been the Pacific Northwest’s premier outdoor summer performing arts festival. The festival’s naturally-formed amphitheater sets the stage against a backdrop of spectacular scenery that makes it a favorite venue of chart-topping artists across every genre.
Ashland Creek Inn is nestled along its namesake, a rushing year-round creek that is the lifeblood of Lithia Park, a botanical wonderland bordering the 1.8 million acre Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. The New York Times wrote that “On a sunny day, nothing is more pleasant than strolling through the 93-acre Lithia Park”.
The inn’s luxurious creekside suites are less than a day trip away from outdoor recreation such as Crater Lake, Class V rapids, top-rated ski runs, and an extensive wilderness trail system that earned the region the title of America’s #1 geotourism destination by National Geographic.
AMERICA’S BEST TRAIL RUNNING TOWN
In-town trailheads accessible by foot from the inn connect 25 miles of wilderness trails to the 2,600-mile Pacific Crest Trail. In 2010, Ashland won Outside magazine’s contest for best U.S. trail running town.
Off-season guests benefit from the inn’s traditional winter specials that offer up to half off their regular rates. Wintertime visitors return year after year to ski Mt. Ashland’s notoriously challenging runs and enjoy annual holiday celebrations such as the “grand illumination” of Ashland’s Festival of Light when over one million lights meticulously molded to every building light up the town for festive season.