ASHLAND AREA

Cradled between the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountains is the Rogue Valley. From the award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, historic Jacksonville, Britt Music Festivals, Crater Lake, the ever expanding number of wineries to fishing, rafting, world-class golf, downhill and cross-country skiing…it’s all here in the beautiful Rogue Valley and well within reach of The Iris Inn. Ask the innkeepers to plot a day of exploring for you during your stay. They are experts!

ASHLAND

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 2017 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. In April, the Ashland Independent Film Festival draws film makers from around the world for appreciative audiences from near and far. The calendar for the many cultural events presented throughout the year is available on the Ashland Chamber of Commerce website.

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. Information on the many adventure activities available 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.

JACKSONVILLE

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 Institute 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 orchestra will treat concert goers to a wide range of musical choices for the season running July 28-August 13, 2017. The Britt Orchestra performance schedule 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 at home or purchased at the several restaurants in town that offer "to go" Britt boxes.  A few concerts have been announced; the complete lineup will be available after April 6, 2017.

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