The Pinehurst Inn is both a dinner house and a hotel. The rooms are tastefully decorated in antique decor (it is, after all, a historic building - an old stage stop on the wagon road that initally was the Applegate Trail). We have not stayed in the rooms, but go up periodically for a fun and delicious dinner. The menu is not extensive, but there is something for everyone (except, unfortunately, no vegan entrees and vegans are not made to feel welcome). Every week there is a special, and these are always good - especially the "cherry cola ribs". The English muffin bread that is served before the meal is amazing. We have always had consistently good food, moderately priced. Donny, the owner, is always good for a laugh - he will introduce himself throughout the evening as "Donny, your host" - "Donny, your waiter" - "Donny, your wine server", Donny, your busboy" etc. - and at the end of the evening, if you're lucky (and usually you are) Donny the entertainer will treat you to several rousing pieces on the piano. Join along in song, if you wish! Casual attire is permitted, and children are welcome. I think the only fault is that many of my family are vegans (who might typically order a salad, baked potato, veggies, and bread) and not only are there no options for them, but the menu jokingly directs vegans to go on to Ashland for a meal rather than stopping here. While it is said in humor, the message is clear and vegans do not feel welcome. It seems like it would not be that difficult to offer a spaghetti marinara or pasta primavera dish for non-meat eaters. But if you are a carnivore, stop in for a meal, even if you dont' stay the night, and be sure to notice that under the highway sign, "open range" - Donny the comedian has placed an old stove (range) with an open oven door... Always good for a laugh.
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