A Jewel of the Rogue Valley, Oregon
Cradled between the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountains, is enchanting Ashland, Oregon. Amidst this idyllic backdrop, in a quiet neighborhood four blocks from town, dwells The Iris Inn.
Ashland is home to the world famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival, presenting plays on 3 stages. Plays range from traditional Shakespeare to contemporary and world premiers. The 2014 plays run from February 14 through November 2. OSF has officially announced their 2015 play selections. You can see the complete season on their website www.OSFAshland.org. We offer reduced spring and winter rates to our guests, as well as low single guest rates through out the year. Click on Check Availability for seasonal rates and current availability.
Many guests venture to the nearby historic town of Jacksonville for shopping and the Britt Music Festivals. The Britt Festival is held every summer in a beautiful outdoor amphitheater. Contemporary artists favor the “Hill” from June through mid-September. Early August finds Britt patrons enjoying the many world renowned Classical artists and Britt Orchestra “under the stars”. Britt Institute sponsors camps for talented youth from throughout the United States. The student’s from the camps can often be found playing on the hill prior to a concert, as well as at free student recitals, during their stay. A special treat for Classical concert attendees in 2014 is the first season presented by Teddy Abrams, the new music director of the Britt Orchestra. The popular summer music series will be announced April 9, 2014. www.brittfest.org.
From the award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival, historic Jacksonville, Britt Music Festivals, Crater Lake, the ever expanding number of wineries to fishing, rafting, world-class golf, downhill and cross-country skiing…it’s all here in the beautiful Rogue Valley and well within reach of The Iris Inn. Visit our Ashland Interactive Map below for more information. The links to the left will lead you to more places of interest in the Rogue Valley and beyond. If you would rather leave the driving to an experienced local guide, we recommend Bravo Outings. From transportation and tickets for a Britt concert to exploring the many boutique wineries and natural wonders of southern Oregon, you will be safely chauffeured in style. www.bravooutings.com