Winter Getaway Special

One of America's Best Small Towns

FODOR'S TRAVEL – Nothing embodies classic Americana quite like small towns. For the second year in a row, we've compiled a list that highlights some of the best places in the country you don't hear about every day. This year, we've focused on destinations with populations under 30,000 that have a vibrancy of their own ...


Ashland boasts dining, shopping, Shakespeare

GRANITE BAY NEWS – It started more than a decade ago when my then 11-year-old daughter, Bethany, said, “Hey, I hear there’s a place called Ashland and they have a big Shakespeare festival.”

Well, the daughter is grown and gone, but that doesn’t stop me from escaping to Ashland, Oregon, with friends and family as often as possible, sometimes up to four times a year. That’s because Ashland is one of the most beautiful places in the country, and it doesn’t matter what...


A chic boutique hotel tucked into the banks of Ashland Creek

SAN JOSE MERCURY NEWS – I also ventured into undiscovered country in terms of hotels. For part of my stay, I enjoyed the serenity of the Ashland Creek Inn, a vine-covered boutique hotel built from the bones of an 1880s grain mill. Tucked away on the banks of Lithia Creek just blocks from the theaters, this is a small, ...


Dive Into High Culture in Ashland

NEW YORK MAGAZINE - With fewer crowds (and lower prices) at its internationally renowned Shakespeare festival and an ever-thriving local arts scene, now’s the ideal time to visit this cultural oasis in woodsy Southern Oregon.

Watch for deer and hawks from your window or private deck at the boutique Ashland Creek Inn(from $150), a reno...


All’s Well in Ashland, Oregon

OC EXECUTIVE - For decades, the city of Ashland, Oregon was so strongly linked to the works of William Shakespeare that many people thought the play’s the only thing that happened in town.  At first blush, it is easy to see why this was the case, since the Oregon Shakespeare Festival has lured people from around the globe to see the work...


Nestled along its namesake

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...


All About The Creek

SOUTHERN OREGON MAGAZINE – Outside, the Ashland Creek Inn looks like an old-world European hotel, with soft sand- colored stucco walls and shutters and awnings in deep blue. The Inn is nestled on the banks of Ashland Creek, and you can hear the murmuring rush of the water as well as the hustle and bustle of downtown Ashland, just blocks awa...


Uniquely decorated luxury-level inn

MOON TRAVEL GUIDES – At the Ashland Creek Inn (70 Water St., 541/482-3315, $230 and up) you won’t get any closer to Ashland Creek without getting wet. This small luxury-level inn is directly adjacent to the stream and has several guest rooms with cantilevered decks directly above the rushing water. Each of the 10 suite...


Like a remote forest retreat two blocks from town

FROMMER'S – As the name implies, this luxurious B&B is located on the shady banks of Ashland Creek, and the decks here are wonderful places to spend a hot summer afternoon or for a glass of wine before heading off to the theater. The rooms, mostly large suites, have fun themes, including the Caribbean, Morocco, Denmark, and Taos. Al...


A+ for Ashland Creek Inn

VAGABLOND – I usually love the idea of staying at a Bed & Breakfast more than the actual stay. So many of them are way too cluttered, cutsie, chintzed and china-ed for my taste.

However, Ashland Creek Inn sets the bar at the tippy-top. If I had my way, all new B&B owners would be required to take a class from ACI’s gracious pr...


Best Places to Kiss

THE BEST PLACES TO KISS – Innkeeper Graham Sheldon has created what is without a doubt one of the finest bed-and-breakfast experiences in town. The seven suites, all with private decks on Ashland Creek, have been designed in international themes from exotic to elegant, furnished with antiques and fine art, and given private entrances a...