Posted by on Oct 29, 2014 in Featured, LeTravelista, Portfolio | 0 comments

A Local’s Guide to Ashland Oregon


Ashland, Oregon is a charming little town surrounded by lush mountainscapes, rolling hills, and rushing rivers. This beautiful town is home to the world famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, the Ashland Independent Film Festival, and many other seasonal celebrations. However, as great as it is if you are not familiar with this small town, you may not know where to stay, where to eat, or what to do. Here are a few suggestions to get you started on your visit to Ashland Oregon:

Historic Hotels

History surrounds Ashland, but nothing showcases that history as well as the Ashland Springs Hotel. You can’t miss this historic landmark hotel when driving through town. It is the tallest building in town and towers over the quaint shops below from its fierce nine stories up. Unlike some older hotels, this one was recently renovated and features new furniture and luxury bedding and toiletries. Additionally the hotel is centrally located in town, and it offers a front row seat to many of the towns seasonal festivals. 

Good Eats

Ashland has no shortage of fantastic restaurants. From vegetarian delights to fabulous seafood and steak houses, Ashland has a little something for everyone. Greenleaf is a locals favorite serving fresh, simply prepared meals during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Vegetarians and meat lovers both find a variety of options for a great dining experience. 

New to Ashland is Harvey’s Place, a casual restaurant and bar featuring flavors from the Pacific Northwest. Proprietor’s Rob and Anny Harvey have taken their years of experience with owning and operating Beasy’s on the Creek and opened up a second restaurant in the heart of downtown Ashland. So if you are looking for a great place to eat, check out Harvey’s Place. 

Festivals and Great Events

Visitors come from all over the country to visit the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. The Tony Award-winning theater features three stages and presents 11 plays annually. From February to October, theater guests see classic Shakespearean plays presented in a unique way; a way you will only see done in Ashland. 

In addition to the magic of Shakespeare, visitors experience other amazing festivals throughout the year such as the Festival of Lights at Christmas. In the spring, there is the Ashland Independent Film Festival, during July, a large home town 4th of July celebration, and in the fall a Halloween Festival like no other. 

Ashland is a treasure like no other; one that everyone should get a chance to experience at least once.  


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