NEW YORK SPACES – It might not be in New York, but Ashland Creek Inn's allure beckons from the idyllic Oregon mountain eponymous town near Crater Lake. The ten-suite luxury inn is located halfway between San Francisco and Portland, but its real claim to fame lies in the fact that the Oregon Shakespeare Festival takes place steps away from the Inn.
Theater is not for everyone but wine might be: Ashland is Oregon's southern-most gateway town to the up-and-coming Rogue Valley wine region—home to over 60 estate wineries. And since imbibing wine usually invites companionship, there are various culinary events to take part in such as A Taste of Ashland, Food & Wine Classic, Oregon Cheese Festival, World of Wine Festival, seasonal Farm to Fork dinners, and the weekly Rogue Valley Growers & Crafters Market.
Ashland Creek Inn is nestled along its namesake, so it is hard to ignore the surrounding Lithia Park—a botanical wonderland bordering the 1.8 million acre Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Various day trips to top-rated ski runs, Crater Lake, and Class V rapids are also available.