Deep below the extensive, English-style gardens of the Lithia Springs Resort bubbles an immense hot spring heated by natural geothermal activity. Ever since Native Americans first discovered the unique therapeutic properties of these waters centuries ago, people have been reaping their restorative benefits. The tradition continues today. Mineral water drawn from Lithia Hot Springs fills the hotel's in-room whirlpool tubs and pours from oxidized cold drinking-water dispensers, allowing travelers a chance to absorb the high-alkaline content of the rejuvenating springs.
Sheltered within a small canyon on four acres of tranquil grounds, the hotel has the feel of a far-flung retreat despite its proximity to downtown Ashland. In the lobby, guests snack on homemade pastries beside a fireplace during the complimentary afternoon tea service. Each morning, a breakfast buffet includes such offerings as eggs benedict and Irish oatmeal with warm pears. The resort's spacious spa or patio bungalows have been designed with total relaxation in mind, whether that means soaking in a spring-fed jacuzzi or lounging in a sitting area cooing Nat King Cole ballads.
Ashland, Oregon: Picturesque Town with Thriving Theater Scene
Though a relatively small town in southern Oregon, Ashland is home to an internationally renowned repertory theater—the Tony Award–winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, which has been staging the Bard's works since 1935. The Festival’s season only runs through mid-November, but just a block away the Oregon Cabaret Theatre stages musicals, comedies, and revues all year round. Theatergoers also enjoy gourmet dinners served in the elegant setting of a restored church that’s on the National Register of Historic Places.
On Main Street in downtown Ashland, a mix of old and new buildings houses a variety of specialty bookstores, boutiques, coffee shops, restaurants, and galleries displaying works by local artists. The nearby Mount Ashland Ski Area is heralded by skiers and snowboarders alike for its fluffy powder, panoramic views, and challenging terrain. Many of the mountain's lifts and trails are named in honor of Ashland's beloved Shakespeare. They include Lower Romeo Run, Sonnet Lift, and Monster Truck Rally Way.
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Spa Bungalow or Patio Bungalow
One king bed
Standard occupancy: 2
Maximum occupancy: 4
Adding occupants above standard: $20 per night for each additional guest 13 or older; guests 12 or younger stay free
Check in: 3 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Rollaways: available for an additional $25 per night
Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
Pet policy: pets weighing less than 50 pounds are allowed in two pet-friendly rooms (subject to availability). Nightly $25 fee per pet applies. Service animals are allowed in any room for no additional charge (request upon booking).
Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: upgrades may be available at check-in for an additional cost.
By plane: 14 miles from Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport (MFR)
By cab: about $33 from MFR, via TaxiFareFinder.com
By car: about 178 miles south of Eugene; about 286 miles south of Portland; about 295 miles north Sacramento
Soft mineral waters contain high alkaline and negative ions, giving them the power to soothe aching muscles and bolster the body's natural detoxification processes.
Gasoline is expensive in Ashland. Fill up in nearby Medford instead.
Arrive at the breakfast room before 9 a.m. for the best selection of hot items.