Ashland is home to Culture! The world famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents plays on 3 stages. They range from traditional Shakespeare to contemporary and world premiers. The plays run from mid-February through the end of October. OSF has officially announced their 2018 play selections. You can see the complete season on Oregon Shakespeare's website. Travelers to Ashland also enjoy musical theater at the Oregon Cabaret Theater in downtown Ashland. April 12-16, 2018 the Ashland Independent Film Festival draws film makers from around the world for appreciative audiences from near and far.
Ashland is home to Adventure! River rafting companies provide fun and thrills on the Rogue and Klamath rivers. Mt. Ashland is a full service ski area located just 18 miles south of Ashland. You can zip line, golf, fly down mountains on your bike or take a day and bike the newly designated scenic mountain bikeway. The calendar for the many cultural events, as well as the many adventure activities in and around the valley throughout the year, is available on the Ashland Chamber of Commerce website.
Ashland is gourmet and casual dining plus many boutique wineries! The restaurants in Ashland can satisfy many tastes and budgets. As your bed and breakfast concierge, we look forward to helping you decide where to go for dining and wine tasting. For a large selection of local and Oregon wines, the Ashland Wine Cellar is only four blocks from the inn. Ashland and the Rogue Valley are home to many fine wineries, each with its own signature grape and wine. They are all small wineries that are proud of their product...and we agree with many of the winemakers! Our personal favorites...Eliana Wines and Irvine and Roberts.
Many guests venture to the nearby historic town of Jacksonville for shopping and the Britt Music Festivals. The Britt Festival is held every summer in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater. Contemporary artists favor the “Hill” from June through mid-September. Mid-summer finds Britt patrons enjoying the many world renowned artists joining the Britt Orchestra for concerts “under the stars”. Britt Education sponsors camps for talented youth from throughout the United States. The students from the camps can often be found playing on the hill prior to a concert, as well as at free student recitals, during their stay.
Once again, Music Director Teddy Abrams and the Britt orchestra will treat concert goers to a wide range of musical choices for the orchestral season running July 25 - August 11, 2018. The performance schedule, announced January 9, is varied and exciting!
Patrons bring their "Britt" chairs and blankets for the general admission lawn or purchase a reserve seat for the performances. Gourmet picnics are plentiful, either created from gourmet selections at the local grocery stores or purchased at the several restaurants in J'ville that offer "to go" Britt boxes. Britt also offers food to purchase from a variety of local food vendors. The Jacksonville Inn is a longtime favorite for pre-concert dining. 2018 pop concerts will be announced February 16, March 16, April 12. The complete lineup will be available April 12, 2018.