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Emigrant Lake

Located just ten minutes from the Stratford Inn, Emigrant Lake is one of Ashland Oregon’s hidden jewels. Emigrant Lake is the perfect spot to relax, take a dip, and find some relief from the hot summer sun. For swimming and sun bathing, there is an area equipped with a dock as well as a small [...]

By | August 4th, 2014|Local Attractions, Stratford Inn Blog|0 Comments

Camping with Shakespeare

If you are looking for a change of pace for your next visit to Ashland, consider adding a few nights at Lake of the Woods resort to your trip. Lake of the Woods Resort is located approximately an hour northeast of the Stratford Inn, in the Cascade Mountains. Amenities at the resort include a general store, [...]

By | July 14th, 2014|Local Attractions, Stratford Inn Blog|0 Comments

Picnic Time!

If you are like me, waking up to consistently beautiful summer days has you strategizing as to how to spend more time outdoors.  I recently had a friend in town, and my favorite part of her trip ended up being the few times we were able to picnic in various parks around town.  If this [...]

By | July 13th, 2014|Stratford Inn Blog|0 Comments

Rafting the Rogue River

If you are looking for an outdoor adventure you won’t soon forget, a rafting trip down the Rogue River with Indigo Creek Outfitters is just what the doctor ordered. This mix of beauty and excitement is a perfect combination sure to satisfy people of all ages and experience levels. Rafting for the first time? Not [...]

By | July 1st, 2014|Local Attractions, Stratford Inn Blog|0 Comments

Finding Healthy Breakfasts in Ashland

Berry yourself in all that Ashland has to offer One of the hardest things when travelling is finding healthy options while dining out.  For those of you who are looking to maintain a healthier lifestyle while visiting Ashland, I have compiled a list of businesses close to the downtown that offer a variety [...]

By | June 10th, 2014|Stratford Inn Blog|0 Comments

What To Do While Waiting For A Play

 Working at the front desk of a hotel lobby often exposes me to short snippets of conversation as people are walking through.   A frequent issue for those who have traveled to Ashland from out of town is that of what to do in the short amount of time before going to see a play at [...]

By | June 5th, 2014|Stratford Inn Blog|0 Comments

Hiking Grizzly Peak

If you are looking for something adventurous to do while in Ashland, Grizzly Peak may be just what you’re looking for. At an elevation of 5,922 feet, Grizzly Peak offers a breathtaking view of the Rogue Valley and the city of Ashland.  The trailhead to the summit is a gorgeous 5 mile round-trip hike through [...]

By | March 20th, 2014|Stratford Inn Blog|0 Comments

Check Out Live Music in Ashland

The winter seems to be shifting quickly into spring and with the slightly warmer temperatures, many of us here in Ashland are starting to stir from our winter hibernation.  The question is what is going on in Ashland to entice us out of our homes?  I personally have always enjoyed seeing live music, so with [...]

By | March 13th, 2014|Stratford Inn Blog|0 Comments

Get ready for the Ashland Film Festival!

The Ashland Film Festival Spring is upon us here in Southern Oregon. As the weather gets warmer and the days get longer, the town of Ashland begins preparation for the 13th annual Ashland Independent Film Festival (AIFF). The festival last five days and will be held from April 3rd through the 7th. Filmmakers from around [...]

By | March 10th, 2014|Stratford Inn Blog|0 Comments

Remembering Angus Bowmer

As the 2014 Oregon Shakespeare Festival kicks off another incredible season of contemporary and Shakespearean productions, we at the Stratford Inn want to take a moment to reflect upon the founder of Ashland’s Shakespearean Festival, Angus L. Bowmer.  Originally invited to teach English at Southern Oregon University’s predecessor school, Bowmer moved to Ashland to take [...]

By | March 3rd, 2014|Stratford Inn Blog|0 Comments