Here I am going into the Ashland Mountain House. Isn't it quaint? ... Okay I am totally kidding! I actually don't know what this little shack was all about. It looked like an outhouse!
We stayed in the Russell Room which felt like a small apartment and was located above the kitchen. It had a separate entrance, two beds, comfy leather armchairs, and a mini-fridge which came in handy when we brought food back to the room. Perhaps next year we will try the Brick House which is a separate building and very private.
When you have breakfast at the Ashland Mountain House, you will want to bring a big appetite! Everything was amazing, decadent, and beautifully presented. Some of the things we enjoyed were fruit and yogurt parfaits with apples and Asian pears, cornmeal waffles with blackberries picked from the property, local pears with bleu cheese, scrambles eggs from their chickens, and sausages. The coffee was excellent, and one night they even had a pear torte as a special treat.
The couple who owns the inn are so nice and seem to really enjoy what they do. John showed us to our room, served us breakfast, and has great ideas for where to eat and what to do in Ashland. Kathy prepared the food and decorated the house down to tiniest detail. She has done such a great job with the house that it's a little depressing to come home to my undecorated walls ... but I always leave there feeling inspired.
A few details from our stay.
In conclusion, if you have the opportunity and the funds to get away to Hawaii, go there. But if you are looking for something less expensive, relaxing, charming and are in the Southern Oregon area, consider the Ashland Mountain House ... it is worth it!