Small town hospitality
More than just Shakespeare
While best known for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Ashland is small town hospitality at its best with all of the amenities of a large city.
You can spend the day visiting our upscale galleries, engage in "retail therapy" at our independent shops, pamper yourself at a day spa and then indulge in a gourmet dinner at one of our many wonderful restaurants. Wine tasting, golf and hiking are minutes away.
The innkeepers are happy to offer suggestions and be your concierge for activities during your stay.
Ashland Gallery Association - This Association hosts a special art walk on the first Friday of each month. Special exhibits continue throughout the month. The Gallery Association also hosts A Taste of Ashland which pairs art with local wine and food. This event usually takes place in late April.
Ashland Independent Film Festival - In an intimate movie house setting, this Festival screens over 100 documentary, feature and short films in 5 days. The filmmakers participate in their screenings and engage with audience members who seek a closer look into the creative process. The 19th Annual Film Festival takes place April 16-20, 2020.
The Blue Giraffe Day Spa Salon - Rejuvenate in our welcoming and luxurious setting, pampering your body with a choice of relaxing massages, facials, baths, or body treatments. Beautify and enhance your appearance with custom hair styling, deluxe manicures, pedicures, waxing or cosmetic applications.
Lithia Park – Designed by the creator of San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, Lithia Park spans 100 acres. See an ever changing display of native, ornamental and exotic plant life. In winter, the park includes an outdoor ice skating rink.
Mount Ashland - The Mt. Ashland Ski Area is nestled in the magnificent Siskiyou Mountains, the alpine gateway to the Pacific Northwest. Mount Ashland is conveniently located halfway between San Francisco and Portland; just 8 miles off Interstate 5. There is an annual snowfall of over 300 inches; plenty of snow for powder hounds and plenty of sun all winter long. The ski area has 23 trails in addition to chute skiing in a glacial cirque called the 'bowl'. The mountain, the people, and the quaint City of Ashland make a winning combination.
Old Ashland Walking Tours - Assemble a few minutes before tour time near the Plaza Information Booth across from Lithia Park. Tour time - 10 am June 15th to Sept. 15.
Oregon Cabaret Theatre - The Oregon Cabaret Theatre has earned a reputation for top-flight musicals, revues and comedies, all professionally produced with its signature flair and panache. The shows are presented in an elegant nightclub setting housed in a magnificently restored and renovated Baptist church building, complete with stained glass windows and a crystal chandelier from a vintage movie palace.
ScienceWorks Hands On Museum - Southern Oregon's world class interactive science museum features state-of-the-art exhibits, Science Live! performances and hands-on exploration for all ages. Open Wednesdays - Saturdays 10 to 4 and Sundays 12 to 4.
Southern Oregon University (SOU) - The public liberal arts university of the west, SOU offers 36 majors.