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Seattle Times: What to see in Ashland, Oregon beyond Shakespeare

You’d be forgiven for thinking that Ashland, Ore. is all Shakespeare, all the time. Home to the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the town of around 21,000 isn’t exactly subtle about its love for the playwright. Continue reading

Northwest Travel & Life: The Magic of Ashland, Oregon

It’s easy to fall under Ashland’s spell. The magical city of 21,000 set in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon is renowned for its Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF), stylish restaurants, verdant Lithia Park and outstanding outdoor recreation.  Continue reading

That Oregon Life: The Charming Small Oregon Town That Ranks Among Top 10 Best Art Towns in America

I love visiting Ashland in Southern Oregon. This little town has a hip vibe, a cool art scene, beautiful parks, cute boutique shops, and great restaurants. Oh, and let’s not forget the famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival that happens every year! We’ve got you covered with our guide to the best fun things to do in Ashland Oregon to help plan your next trip. Ranked among the top 10 of “The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America,” this vibrant city overflows with award-winning galleries, captivating theaters, and mouthwatering restaurants. Continue reading

Nob Hill Gazette: Our Reporter Hits the Oregon Epicurean Trail

With so much time spent on the road, you’ll want to plan for a stay of at least four nights to allow for ample exploring. We opted to break up the trek halfway with an overnight stay in the quaint town of Ashland, home to the world-renowned Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which features the Bard’s works performed onstage downtown through the end of October. Steps away is the historic circa-1925 Ashland Springs Hotel, which boasts a two-story lobby with grand fireplace, cozy rooms and complimentary breakfast. Continue reading

Seattle Times: All in a spellbinding Ashland weekend: Oregon Shakespeare Festival and whitewater rafting

It’s easy to fall under Ashland’s spell. The magical city of about 21,000 in the foothills of the Siskiyou Mountains of southern Oregon is renowned for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, stylish restaurants, verdant Lithia Park and outstanding outdoor recreation. Continue reading

Oregon Wine Press: Honored Eateries Wine Spectator recognizes Oregon restaurants

Every year, Wine Spectator recognizes restaurants for outstanding menus, impressive wine lists and impeccable service through its Restaurant Awards. In 2022, 20 hospitality companies in Oregon received honors. Leaders from several described why they’re notable destinations for oenophiles and some delectable food/wine pairings currently offered. Continue reading

Travel Awaits: Taking The Scenic Route Through Oregon From Portland To Corvallis: My 6 Favorite Stops

Travel along Highway 66 through the forest and mountains west to Ashland, Oregon. Ashland is known for its beautiful parks and gardens, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, curative waters, fine dining, and Southern Oregon wines. Ashland is proud to have ranked in the top ten of “The 100 Best Small Art Towns in America.”

Check into the historic Ashland Springs Hotel, the beautifully restored European hotel steps away from the theater district and great dining… Continue reading

Southern Oregon Magazine: Where the Palms Meet the Pines

Imagine traveling back in time, just shy of a century, and stepping into the tallest building between San Francisco and Portland: the grand Lithia Springs Hotel, in Ashland, Oregon. Towering at an extraordinary nine stories and touted as on par with the finest hotels in the east, in September 1925 the Lithia Hotel officially opened. What a glorious site it would have been to travelers headed north or south, crossing the border between Oregon and California… Continue reading

Tasting Panel Magazine: The Courage of Conviction

When it comes to the farm-to-table movement, the hospitality industry is not always what it seems. For instance, it’s often the case that chefs who hang their toque on organic ingredients work with sommeliers who pour conventional wines that are the antithesis of their ethos.

In November 2021, I visited Molly Shaughnessy, CMS, in Ashland, Oregon. Shaughnessy aims to set things aright. As restaurant manager of Larks Home Kitchen Cuisine, she remains faithful to the restaurant’s farm-to-table code, which celebrates strictly local, seasonal, responsibly raised foodstuffs sourced from Southern Oregon farmers, ranchers, artisans, and foragers. By the same token, Larks’ wine program focuses solely on local producers that follow sustainable practices… Continue reading

Lonely Planet: Oregon’s best places to visit beyond Portland

Ashland is probably most famous for being host to the Tony award-winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Since its founding in 1935, the festival has grown to a nearly year-round event encompassing Shakespeare, modern classics and new works in state-of-the-art theaters and pop-up venues throughout town. Lest you think Ashland is just for theater lovers, however, let us remind you that this is Oregon, and the outdoor recreation is just as much of a draw as the theaters. The Upper Klamath and Rogue River are some of the most premier rafting destinations in the country… Continue reading

Travel Awaits: 6 Adorable Oregon Towns That Feel Like A Hallmark Movie

Nested in the picturesque valley between the Cascades and Siskiyou mountain ranges, Ashland is the ideal location to experience all that is a Hallmark movie… Continue reading

Hemispheres: Electric Blue Circling Crater Lake in a Hybrid Polestar  

Our final destination is the quaint downtown of Ashland, which is best known for hosting the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We didn’t snag tickets to a show this time, but we do a bit of shopping (Diana’s Records, Bloomsbury Books) on the nostalgia-inspiring Main Street… Continue reading

Wine Country: 10 Best Places to Stay in Oregon Wine Country 

From Dundee Hills, McMinnville, and Eola-Amity Hills in the world famous Willamette Valley, to Columbia Valley in the northeast, to Umpqua and Rogue Valleys in the southern reaches of the state, Oregon is a mosaic of natural beauty and world-class wines. Continue reading

TripSavvy: The 9 Best Things to Do in Ashland, Oregon

If you want to spend a few days attending a Tony Award-winning theater festival, exploring art galleries, strolling through vineyards, hiking, rafting, and skiing, you’ll probably have to visit several different destinations. Or, you can visit Ashland, Oregon. This beautiful town in Southern Oregon is equally big on art, culture, and adventure. Add in fantastic wineries, breweries, and restaurants and you’ve got yourself the making for a perfect getaway. To help you plan your time there, here are the best things to do in Ashland, Oregon. Continue reading

Food, Wine, Travel Magazine

Our Beautiful World” issue takes a look at everywhere from Budapest to San Moritz, the Ozarks to the Caribbean, Hawaii to Nova Scotia, Italy, Alaska, and more. In addition, we introduce readers to biscochitos and the Juliarita, New Mexican specialties. The world is a beautiful place; let’s get back to exploring it. Continue reading

The Oregonian: Ashland Insider’s Guide: The Downtown Was Designed to Lure in Travelers

Why is arts-centered Ashland so appealing to visitors? It was designed that way. Ashland’s founders figured out quickly in the 1850s that this tiny southern Oregon settlement, on the emigrant trail and sheltered by the picturesque Siskiyou and Cascade mountains, could prosper not as a boom-and-bust gold town but one that supplied people prospecting for a richer future. Continue reading

San Francisco Chronicle: Pair of hospitality mavens a force in Ashland’s growing dining, lodging landscape

While Jamie North and Becky Neuman are not as well known as the Danish prince, flawed kings and star-crossed Italian teenagers who tend to be the focus in this Shakespeare-centric town, they are leading characters in the story that is lodging and dining in Ashland. And, possibly, the story’s heroes.

Southern Oregon Magazine: Delicious Ways to Say “I Do”.

Very important to Ashland Springs hotel is the farm-to-table movement. We partner with local farms, wineries, and vendors to create a fresh, seasonal menu. Continue reading

1859 The Oregon Magazine: 72 Hours Ashland

Nestled into the hills of the Rogue River Nation Forest, Ashland Springs hotel located in the center of downtown Ashland is an easy and beautiful location for a weekend outing. Continue reading

Southern Oregon Magazine: The Grand Dame of Southern Oregon

Ashland Springs Hotel has been a beacon of civility and elegance since it opened in 1925 as Lithia Springs Hotel. Continue reading

Sunset Summer Trips: Wow Vacations to Take Now

Some 120,000 people come to Ashland Oregon every years specifically to attend plays. Here’s how to get the most out of it. Continue reading

Smart Meetings Magazine: A Tour Through Time

Ashland Springs Hotel features 70 guest rooms and meeting spaces with enough room to accommodate any event.  Continue reading

VIA Magazine: Best Cultural Feast – Ashland 

Spend a few days in this Southern Oregon arts hub and you’ll come away convinced: Parting is sweet sorrow. Continue reading

Travel + Leisure Magazine: My Town – Ashland, Oregon

May 2004

Wild river rapids by day, The Tempest by night and all manner of adventures in between. Continue reading

Travel Oregon Magazine: All Dressed Up

November 2003

Southern Oregon’s historic hotel gets dolled up for a new century. Continue reading

USA Today: Amazing hotels for romantic proposals, per Historic Hotels of America

Happy Valentine’s Day! What better day than this romantic holiday to propose? Don’t let anyone tell you it’s cliche — especially when you can do it at one of these romantic historic hotels. Scroll through the gallery to see the top 25 historic hotels for romantic proposals, according to Historic Hotels of America, and what the organization has to say about them. Continue reading 

Portrait of Portland & Seattle: Plan a Weekend Exploring Ashland, Oregon

Portrait Magazine

In Southern Oregon, the weather is balmy, the landscape lush, and the cities alive with activity. Local foods abound, the wine culture is booming, and art and theatre are around every corner. Ashland, home to the world-famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, is the cultural epicenter of this region. A beautiful small college town with great dining…

San Francisco Chronicle: Five vineyards you must see in Oregon’s lesser-known Rogue Valley region

The rugged, heavily forested Rogue Valley, surrounding the cities of Medford and Ashland in southern Oregon, is very much a frontier wine region. It’s a place where young winemakers with relatively little capital can dig in and try to make their mark on the American wine scene.

Oregon Business Magazine: Will Medford Ever Be Cool?

A real estate developer and a Lithia Motors executive aim to revamp the city’s forlorn downtown. Continue reading

Portrait of Portland Magazine: Exploring the Jewels of the Rogue Valley

Spring comes a bit earlier here than to other parts of the state and arrives with an explosion of rich green foliage and flowers galore. Continue reading

VIA Magazine: Weekender – Ashland, Oregon

Enjoy the Oregon Shakespeare Festival with a local wine or a melted chocolate drink in this artsy town with urban tastes.  Continue reading

Creative Living Magazine: Gone to Oregon

Enjoy a stay at the Ashland Springs Hotel, a boutique, historic hotel that reflects the old grandeur of Oregon’s railroad and logging history. Continue reading

PDX Magazine: Ashland Adventure

With a population of fewer than 22,000 year-round residents, this small Southern Oregon town packs a big punch. Continue reading

Oregon Bride Magazine: Southern Oregon

The Ashland Springs Hotel’s Grand Ballroom, with hand-painted botanicals on the walls and original mica and cast bronze chandeliers, makes for an elegant wedding ceremony and reception site.  Continue reading

Sunset Magazine: Ashland Onstage

It’s a late-summer night’s dream: Dancers whirl to music that’s part Renaissance and part rock and roll, while an audience gathers, anticipating the more formal theater to come. Continue reading

Our Valley: The Never Ending Story

Learn how the Ashland Springs Hotel owners weathered a torrent of difficulties and restored the Hotel to its former glory. Continue reading

The Oregonian: Places to Stay in Ashland from Camping to Luxury Digs

To understand the breadth of Ashland’s lodging options, consider this: U.S. presidents to Pacific Crest Trail hikers have stayed in the small city just over the California-Oregon border. Five sitting presidents were welcomed a century ago and since then, celebrities and film directors have checked into the nine-story, luxury Ashland Springs Hotel, which rose downtown during the Roaring Twenties. Continue reading

Our visit to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival #OSF2018

2018 OSF

The Historic Ashland Springs Hotel – A Lovely Splurge

Oregon’s a great travel destination: ocean beaches, mountains, forests, wildlife, waterfalls, hiking, camping, and more…

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Oregon Road Trip Stops At Ashland Springs Hotel

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1859 The Oregon Magazine: Homage to Fromage

A renaissance of Oregon cheese is in the making. With Farmstead cheese you’re savoring the land that nurtured the product. Continue reading

Organic Spa Magazine: On the Organic Trail…Ashland

Ashland has attracted visitors since the turn of the last century, thanks to its cultural offering, its climate, and its curative waters. Continue reading

Napa Valley Life Magazine: Escape to Ashland

Escape to Ashland, Oregon, where California ends and Oregon begins, located just 15 miles north of the California border. Continue reading

SacTown Magazine: Chocolate, Cheese and Shakespeare – a Romantic Weekend in Ashland, Oregon

Having been restored to its former splendor, the 70 room Ashland Springs Hotel is the place to stay during Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Continue reading

Black Diamond Living: Much Ado About Ashland

“As merry as the day is long” from Shakespeare’s play is one way to describe Ashland the city that pays annual tribute to his work.  Continue reading

Ashland Magazine: The Natural History of Ashland’s Landmark HotelAshland Springs Hotel was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978 and now a new dream has been realized inits association with Historic Hotels of America. Continue reading

Small Market Meetings Magazine: Resurrection in the Rogue Valley

The nine-story hotel at the corner of East Main and First streets in Ashland Oregon, built in 1925, was and still is the tallest building in town. Continue reading