My husband and I went on a spur-of-the-moment trip to Ashland, OR in late August. My main reason for choosing Pelton House is its proximity to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. It was a safe and easy walk for a lazy person like me.
LOCATION: Pelton House is only 3 short blocks from Main Street. Then if you turn right on Main Street, Oregon Shakespeare Festival is just one short block away (with Starbucks at the corner). You won't even notice the distance because of the many interesting shops along Main Street.
BOOKING PROCESS: I went online to book a room. Their website indicated that the water room was available, so i booked it right away. Someone was supposed to call me regarding the booking, but when I haven't received any phone call in the next hour, I called them directly. It turned out that the water room was NOT available; luckily, there were 2 other rooms available. We chose to stay in the fire room in the main house to avoid spending a bit more. I figured since we only occupy a small space when we sleep, we could just use one of the twin beds. It turned out to be a dumb move, but that's another story altogether.
ARRIVAL: We arrived a little after lunch. We didn't have any problems finding street parking. There wasn't anyone to greet us when we came in, but we could hear shuffling upstairs. There were cookies on the dining table; we were so tempted to help ourselves to some. We stayed in the sitting area for a few minutes, then someone finally came to greet us. She said our room was almost ready, the blankets were still in the dryer though. We said that was fine, we didn't need them yet anyway. We were able to catch a few winks before heading out for dinner.
FIRE ROOM: The room had two twin beds. It was too much of a hassle to push them together to create a bigger bed, so we didn't even bother. There are no closets in this room. They do have a baggage rack and a standing rack with a couple of bathrobes hanging. The bathroom was updated, it was really nice. I liked the shower area and the bathroom sink :) My husband liked it too. He also liked the free wi-fi!
BREAKFAST: The first part of breakfast was a muffin and a bowl of mixed fruit sprinkled with granola. The second part of breakfast was sort of a bread pudding with fruits on top. Even though the bread pudding was good, i wasn't able to finish it because it was too much fruit and sweetness for breakfast. I would have preferred an egg dish for the second course, or at least something salty to balance the sweetness of the first course. We shared the table with a pleasant couple from California.
OVERALL: We were satisfied with our stay. The location was perfect, the price reasonable. It was a huge deal for us that we didn't have to worry about parking because everything was walking distance. I cannot imagine staying anywhere else when visiting Ashland, OR.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In the heart of the railroad district, two blocks from Shakespeare theater, is a historical house you can call home. The lineage of Pelton House dates back to the late 1800's: an Ashland landmark. Pelton Guest House has recently been remodeled and we invite you to come soothe your soul and bask in our luxurious accommodations. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Pelton House b&b
- Pelton House Hotel Ashland