It’s Winter Time in Ashland!

Mt. Ashland Ski Area

It’s winter time here in Ashland…. Ashland is most well known for the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The Independent Film Festival and beautiful Mt. Ashland. However, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival doesn’t open until February 17th, the Film Festival doesn’t start until April and Mt. Ashland is temporarily closed until we receive more snow!

So you may be asking your self why even mention these if they are closed. Well just because they aren’t open right now, doesn’t mean that Ashland doesn’t have fun things that you can come and experience. If you have ever been to Ashland, then you know how extremely beautiful it is here. It doesn’t get much better than bundling up in your warm jacket and heading to Downtown Ashland, where you can stroll through and enjoy the holiday lights while stopping to shop in the many stores that are unique to Ashland.

While you’re walking, stop and get a coffee or tea to keep you warm while you take in the beauty that Downtown offers. You can start your winter vacation off by staying with us.

Here at the Stratford Inn we have plenty of rooms available that will meet your needs. We offer many different kinds of rooms that include a standard room with two queen beds, a two queen kitchenette, a king executive room, a king room that is handicap accessible, a king kitchenette, a spa suite with a kitchenette, and a king suite with a kitchenette. All of our rooms come standard with a microwave, refrigerator/freezer combo and a coffee pot. Wake up in your beautiful room and enjoy our continental breakfast or even go to our in-house coffee shop, Boulevard Coffee.

After grabbing a coffee you can head out to one of our many restaurants in town for breakfast, such as the Morning Glory. Then you could do a little shopping in Downtown. Hungry for some lunch? We have an array of different options that include The Winchester Inn or Munchies Restaurant & Bakery.

After your delicious meal you can head over to the Ashland Centennial Ice Skating Rink for some family fun. How about seeing a theatre performance or a concert? Plan your trip just right and you could head to Medford, that is just a short 20 minute drive, and enjoy a performance or concert at the Craterian Ginger Rogers Theatre. Ashland is the best place to be for dinner time because you will find many different options. Whether you’re in the mood for French, American, Italian, Hawaiian and everything in between, you will find it here. If you don’t want to go very far from your room, just take a short walk across the parking lot and enjoy Cucina Biazi.

Thirsty for some great beer? Head to Standing Stone Brewery or Caldera Tap House and enjoy some great beer and great food. Now just when you think you are done…it’s dessert time! Our in-house coffee shop serves Gelato that is to die for or you can head to Yogurt Hut or Zoe’s CafĂ© and All Natural Ice Cream.

Come back after your fun day and relax in our indoor heated pool and hot tub that is open from 6am to 1am. Here at the Stratford Inn, we want to make your winter getaway as fun as possible. So if you have any questions or would like to make a reservation, just call us at (541) 488-2151 and we would be happy to assist you. Once Mt. Ashland does open, we will be sure to let you know so that you can reserve your Ski Package today that includes an overnight stay for two and two lift tickets. We hope to see you soon!

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