We spent two nights here. We knew it was 17 miles east of Ashland in the mountains, so that was no surprise.
There's a "Lodge" that looks like a 2-story motel with about four or five rooms on each floor. External stairs. Parking in front. The rooms are generously sized. Ours had a king bed, reading chairs, table, desk, micro, fridge. The lighting by the bed and between the chairs was ideal for reading. We had the end room, so had windows that open, on two walls. We had a nice cross-breeze all night. There was also a ceiling fan.
The bathroom was split, with the vanity outside the WC and shower. Toiletries included make-up remover wipes and soap. No shampoo, conditioner, or body lotion.
In a small room off ours was a jetted tub, which was a pleasant surprise. We're in the middle of a terrible drought, so we didn't use it, but it's very pleasant to sit in a wood-paneled room with a window so you can see the treetops and stars, and soak.
The decor was quite sophisticated - the color scheme was black and white with splashes of red, clearly thought-out and attractive.
The bedding was soft and comfortable, but the pillows were a little too full for a stomach-sleeper like me. I always travel with my own, though, so I was fine.
The clock-radio baffled us - we couldn't turn off the radio function. So we turned the volume down to zero and tried not to hear the slight buzz.
There are several - maybe six? - stand-alone cabins, somewhat removed from the rest of the Inn down a forested trail. They are all green-built and off the grid, I believe, but we didn't get to see them.
The registration desk is actually the counter in the restaurant, which is very log-cabin-y rustic. Employees were all friendly and helpful, with one small exception (see below.) We had to leave before they open but they welcomed us to come for pie and coffee before we left.
The restaurant is fairly minimal. They have a selection of about half a dozen entrees and one or two specials. My husband had the osso buco special and said it was delicious. Salads are generous and the balsamic vin was so tasty that I asked if it was possible to have the recipe, to which the server said, "We're not in the habit of giving away our recipes." that seemed a little snippy to me.
The pies are all house-made and ours, which we had for breakfast, were delectable. The rhubarb struck the exactly right note between sweet and tart, and my husband loved the Marionberry.
You can have wine and beer, and there's a "full" bar, but I don't know if they provide regular hard liquor drinks or if they use that rice-liquor stuff.
Service was a little weird on our second night, though. They forgot to bring my soup, and also served me the wrong order, which I ate anyway because it wasn't that important and I don't like to waste food. To compensate, they invited us to have pie and coffee the next morning when we had to leave before they open.
There are two interior dining spaces - the "lobby" with a counter and some tables, and a separate small room - and a very pleasant outdoor deck. Entertainment some nights.
Hours for the restaurant are a little late - they open at 9:00 am. Fortunately, there was a coffee-maker with real coffee available in our room, and the staff gave us a pitcher of cream to take back for our morning coffee.
There's nowhere else to go for a meal in this part of the world, and the owners seem to be aware of that, but instead of providing slapdash service and so-so food because they CAN, they seem to have made an effort to provide good food in a pleasant environment.
Wifi is available in the main building, but not in the rooms.
This is a nice place to stay if you don't have to attend to engagements in Ashland. Had we been going to the Festival, we would have stayed closer in to town, but for our needs, it was fine and we enjoyed our stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Green Springs Inn offers destination lodging and dining in the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument 25 minutes east of Ashland, Oregon. Our deluxe cabins, shaded by tall firs, are spaced along the brow of a deep valley. The Pacific Crest Trail winds along the top of the a ridge line to the west. An eight-room lodge near the restaurant provide lower cost accommodations with attractive amenities, including Jacuzzi tubs in most of the units. (The spectacular views are a short walk away.) Our restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner in a relaxed, neighborly setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Green Springs Hotel Ashland