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“New Year's Eve in Ashland”
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The Winchester Inn
Ranked #8 of 31 Ashland B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Bowen Island, Canada
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55 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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“New Year's Eve in Ashland”
Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

We have just returned home from spending the New Year in Ashland. We were last in Ashland in October and knew that we had to come back and spend a day to explore this beautiful and seemingly prosperous town. The Winchester Inn is a three (I think) building B&B with a total of about a dozen rooms - each from what we could gather were, as expected, very unique. We stayed one night in the Barbara Howard room (it was supposed to be two nights but an ugly cold had me turning back home early) and enjoyed it wonderfully. Fantastic bathroom, comfortable sitting area with a gas fireplace that was most welcome and a mattress on our king bed that was simply the best we've slept on. We had dinner New Year's Eve in the Wine Bar and couldn't have asked for a better evening. I understand they are giving the Bar and Dining Room a "freshening up" (dining room was going to close after the the 2nd) which will be welcomed but in no way prevented us from enjoying our dinner. Breakfast (which is included) was also very very good. This B&B is perhaps stronger in the kitchen than it is in the lodging. We'll be back!!!

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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WinchesterInn, General Manager at The Winchester Inn, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Thank you for joining us for New Years! It is always a busy time and I'm thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it. Now that we've reopened the restaurant and bar I hope you have the chance to come and experience the face lift!

Regards,

Drew Gibbs
General Manager
Certified Sommelier
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Every time I come to Ashland (I'm up to nearly ten visits over the past 7 to 10 years), I stay at the Winchester Inn. Here are a few of the reasons why: great location, amazing accomodations (it's hard not to feel pampered), the most comfortable beds and seets I've ever slept in, extraordinary breakfasts (who ever writis about breakfast?!), an outstanding dinner menu and first class wine list. There's lots to do in Ashland and I sometimes find myself wanting to hunker down and just enjoy staying put at the Winchester Inn.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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WinchesterInn, General Manager at The Winchester Inn, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
It is always a pleasure to soak up everything Ashland has to offer. I'm thrilled to hear that we continue to be one of those pleasures. I hope you have a chance to join us again soon!

Regards,

Drew Gibbs
General Manager
Certified Sommelier
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Spokane, Washington, United States
1 review
Reviewed December 17, 2012

Each time I have stayed in the Winchester I notice something newly added to the richness of decor, but somehow done in the most comfortable ways. What has not changed is the incredible standard of service. From a warm welcome upon arrival, to every personal need addressed throughout the stay...its impossible to miss the superior and authentic hospitality offered by the whole staff. The warmth and attention to detail in the rooms, and the comfort of beds and furniture add to a real state of relaxation. The service in the restaurant (as well as the beautiful bar adjacent to the lobby) is swift and professional and always personal, which is the character of the whole experience at the Winchester. One of the best parts is the gardens, and the proximity to the theaters and shops. Well done, Winchester Inn. I can hardly wait to return and see whats next!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Christie R
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WinchesterInn, General Manager at The Winchester Inn, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
I will pass along the kind words to the staff. They take great pride in being able to offer the kind of service that always excels expectations. We hope you have a chance to join us again soon!

Regards,

Drew Gibbs
General Manager
Certified Sommelier
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Washington DC
1 review
Reviewed December 16, 2012

This richly furnished inn is just a short walk from the theaters of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and a few steps from the tasteful shops and boutiques of Ashland. The inn manages to maintain a feeling of friendly informality wrapped in an aire of dignified elegance. Each room is is individually named and decorated with guests' comfort and convenience a priority.
The included breakfasts in the dining room are delicious and beautifully presented. In the evenings the dining room morphs into a desitination restaurant and the wine bar provides a congenial place to meet other guests and sample Oregon's fine wines. The hosts and staff are exceptionally welcoming and helpful.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Greg G
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WinchesterInn, General Manager at The Winchester Inn, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Thanks you so much for the kind words! It is always a pleasure to have you join us, and can't wait to have you back!

Regards,

Drew Gibbs
General Manager
Certified Sommelier
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Atlanta
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

We have stayed at this in multiple times and have loved it! The rooms are elegantly decorated and comfortable. The beds are so plush and the pillows were so wonderful that I researched them and bought some for our home. The breakfast contends for the best food in Ashland and their staff is very friendly. We will definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Santa Rosa, California, United States
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

This was our first visit to Ashland and we were unsure what to expect, but initially chose the Winchester Inn for its convenient location (within walking distance from the Shakespearean Theater, downtown shops, and Park). We hoped to find it inviting and peaceful. Our expectations were far surpassed as we enjoyed not only a warm, comfortable suite, but the quiet, peaceful atmosphere of this beautiful Victorian B&B. We felt as if we had stepped into the past with much of the decor, yet our room came fully equipped with TV and wireless service and luxurious bedding. We do not hesitate to recommend the Winchester Inn and its friendly staff to anyone looking for cozy, comfortable, convenient, and cost-effective accommodations.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Lafayette, California
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

We now have stayed at the The Winchester three times and have loved it every time. The rooms are interesting, well-appointed and comfortable and the included breakfast is outstanding. Its location two blocks from the theaters and a half a block from downtown could not be better. We literally did not move our car the two days we were there.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Winchester Inn
Address: 35 S 2nd St, Ashland, OR 97520
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Location: United States > Oregon > Ashland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Ashland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Winchester Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Winchester Inn offers luxury accommodations, affordable excellence, the restaurant features local ingredients with global inspiration, craft cocktails and boutique wines. We are the only Wine Spectator Award Winning restaurant in Ashland as well as the only restaurant with a Certified Sommelier on staff. Top Chef of 2012 - Pamela Lanier's B&B Guide. ... more   less 
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