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“The Best Place to Stay in Ashland” 5 of 5 stars
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Arden Forest Inn
Ranked #14 of 32 Ashland B&B and Inns
GreenLeadersGold level
Seattle
1 review
“The Best Place to Stay in Ashland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

We come to Ashland each June to see the plays, but a large part of our enjoyment of this week is staying at Arden Foest Inn. We almost consider it our home away from home. The hosts, Bill and Corbet make breakfast special: Bill's food is wonderful, with a first course of abundant fruit platters, followed by a creative and generous breakfast entree, accompanied with homemade biscuits or rolls. We all sit down togetherat the table, and conversation is always fascinating, usually beginning with the plays we've been seeing, but often ranging to many other topics. Though people are, of course, free to leave when breakfast is over, many stay to talk for a long while, for Corbet and Bill care deeply about the theater and easily build a feeling of community around their guests.

Our room is spacious and restful as is the garden with its gazebo, where we often sit and read. The theaters are a fifteen minute walk, another benefit of this inn. This is the best place to stay in Ashland!

Room Tip: We like room #5 best, but all the rooms are quiet and restful.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Prior to staying at Arden Forest Inn we visited several other B&B's in Ashland, but none compared to the wonderful experience that our hosts Bill and Corbet provided. Accommodations are very comfortable, clean and well maintained. Communal breakfasts are a daily highlight as the food is consistently outstanding, and is coupled with lively conversation providing knowledgeable insights into the current theater offerings, as well as other interesting topics.
An easy walk to OSF and downtown, AFI has a peaceful private garden and gazebo, perfect for pre-theater gatherings, and a small pool in the back to enjoy.
We often stay in unit 2, upstairs in the main house, which has two separate rooms that can easily accommodate 3-4 people. We have traveled from Portland to Ashland twice a year for the last 6+ years and AFI has been our #1 accommodation of choice.
We highly recommend Arden Forest Inn to all our friends.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
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Seattle area
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

We travel to Ashland from the Seattle area once or twice a year in order to see the plays at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. We have stayed at several nice places, but this one has become our home in Ashland. We appreciate the fact that the hosts and many of the other guests are interested in the theatre, both in Ashland and elsewhere, and breakfast discussions of what we saw on the previous day are a highlight for us, although we have enjoyed lively conversations on many topics with guests who are visiting Ashland for other reasons. Downtown Ashland is a convenient 10-15 minute walk through a historic area of the town, but we have also immensely enjoyed leisurely afternoons in the peace of the Arden Forest Inn garden. That said, we can understand how some guests might prefer other accommodations. Closet space in the smaller rooms is adequate for us, but not extensive. The swimming pool, while fresh and inviting, is quite small. Breakfasts, while generous and delicious, are communal and served at 9 am, so if you prefer independence or an earlier start to your day, or need more lavish facilities, you might choose a hotel instead But we love the feeling of fellowship and sense of welcome that we experience here and feel no need to look further.

Room Tip: We generally stay in room 1, which is the smallest and least expensive, but opens directly onto the...
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Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

Our family goes with us so we just about take over the inn. Our hosts join us at breakfast and we talk about the plays,the actors and Ashland gossip. Great fun. Ask for the angel biscuits. They are super.

  • Stayed April 2013
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California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Arden Forest Inn has been my husband and my home away from home in Ashland ever since we discovered the inn several years ago. Whenever the daily grind gets stressful or monotonous I daydream that I am at breakfast with Bill and Corbet, eating one of Bill's fluffy biscuits or homey corn muffins, with nothing better to do than linger at the table over a mug of tea, lounge by the pool, or walk downtown to shop or take in a show.

Bill and Corbet always go out of their way to make us feel welcome when we come up for a visit, and do their jobs with grace and good humor, no matter the circumstances.

Whenever friends are planning a trip up to visit, we highly recommend Arden Forest Inn!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

We have stayed at the Arden Forest Inn several times on our theatre visits to Ashland. We have also stayed in four other Bed and Breakfasts in Ashland but AFIN is our favorite and definately the best of them all. We love the beautiful grounds just outside of the main festival area but close enough for a short walk. On afternoons when we do not have a show, we enjoy sitting in the beautiful, peaceful yard and just relaxing. Breakfast is especially wonderful. First of all the food is awesome. Everyone eats at a community table with Bill and Coret as hosts. Conversation usually gets around to the shows, but may go in just about any direction. For those that want to chat, there is no rush to leave. Accomodations are very comfortable and well appointed. The Arden Forest Inn has many returning guests so if you can't get in on your next visit, try again next time. You will be glad that you did!
Mike and Mary

Room Tip: we like rooms 3, 4 and 5 best with their private area and entrance.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Chico, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

My wife and I stayed here for the first time at the end of our honeymoon. We had such an amazing experience we ended up staying an extra day that was graciously accommodated by the owners, who not only arranged our unexpected logging for an extra night, but also spent their time looking for a show for us to go to that evening. We instantly felt like we were part of the "Arden Forest Inn" family from the moment we parked our car in the owners parking space without any problem...

The included, and amazing breakfast is always a treat, both with the meals themselves and the fun discussions that ensues from all sorts of welcomed opinions.

Whenever we are in Ashland we would not think to stay anywhere but here. If we could get away with it, we would spend our holidays here rather than with our families... :)

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Arden Forest Inn
Address: 261 West Hersey Street, Ashland, OR 97520
Location: United States > Oregon > Ashland
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 32 B&Bs / Inns in Ashland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Escape the cares of everyday life and experience the majesty of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival at our Ashland, Oregon B&B. Our comfy rooms, amazing breakfasts and gracious service stand apart from all other Ashland bed and breakfasts. Take advantage of our staff’s extensive theatre knowledge while you enjoy a dip in the pool or stroll in our enchanting gardens. Discover an escape from the ordinary Ashland, Oregon hotel at the Arden Forest Inn. ~ A Special Thanks ~To all of the many loyal guests and friends of Arden Forest Inn, we wish to offer our most heartfelt thanks for the extraordinary love and support sent our way this past year during the most challenging time of our lives. Bill's transplant was very successful and he is expected to be back - 100% - creating his culinary magic in the coming year. Both Corbet and Bill are looking forward to seeing all of you in 2013. For all the guests that we did not get to meet last year due to our absence we are sorry you didn't get to have the full Arden Forest experience, but we look forward to the possibility of meeting you in the future. ... more   less 
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