Victorian Carriage House

Treehouse - Entire home/apt · North Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520, United States

You will wake in the trees, to the soft green prospects of the forested Siskiyou mountains to the west. You'll discover enchanting views at every window, from city streets to a quiet English garden and pond. You are a few steps from Ashland Plaza.

The Space

Ashland Plaza, world famous Lithia Park, international and gourmet restaurants, coffee houses; health food stores, fitness gyms, unique shops and Shakespeare theaters are a short stroll from the Carriage House (within 2 or 3 blocks!). You may also enjoy the quiet of the private gardens and fully appointed kitchen (tea and coffee included); laundry facilities; air conditioning; bathroom radiant heating (hair dryer, of course), and a romantic gas heating fireplace for winter visits. There is one bathroom (with a shower, not a tub). The Carriage House will comfortably sleep 4 people. Two in the private bedroom (queen-sized bed) and two on the very comfortable full-sized futon in the loft. Children ten or over are welcome. Approved by City of Ashland Community Development # 13-1826; Planning Action # (phone number hidden)

Guest Access

A guest parking place is provided in the carriage garage. Private access to the garden and Carriage House, which is a completely separate unit from the 1876 Victorian house.

Interaction with Guests

My husband and I take the lead from our guests. After welcoming guests to their accommodations, we invite them to feel comfortable about asking for directions or information about our community or our historic, 1876 Isaac Woolen House. We enjoy camaraderie--as well as guests who seek private time and solitude.

The Neighborhood

We live in the beautiful, quiet Ashland Historic District. The neighborhood is within walking distance to just about every place in town, with western prospects of the Siskiyou forest and of the Tuscany-like fields to the east. After taking the ten steps up and entering into the Carriage House, guests feel the peace of life among the trees, able to watch the many different species of bird fly, often at eye-level--and the Siskiyou white-tail deer foraging below.

Getting around

Guests have a parking space in the carriage house garage. However, most people forget they even brought a car since the town center (post office, parks, stores and theaters) is within walking distance. Cycling is encouraged in Ashland. A bicycle path follows Bear Creek all the way to Medford. The number 10 bus (which circles Ashland and goes to Medford) stops across the street from our Victorian home.

Other Things to Note

The English garden is equipped with three out-door working cats, Brendie, Mama Tux, and Lil'Gray. These are rescued wild kitties, so they purringly value their domestic jobs (either sleeping peacefully in protected boxes or fending off unwanted critters).

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $20 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $1008 /week
Monthly Price: $4450 /month
Cleaning Fee: $50
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • The carriage house was everything we were expecting and more. The location can't be topped and the house is exceptionally finished down to the very last details (heated floors in the bathroom). We met up with the owners once during our 2 week stay and they were extremely nice people with a true passion for providing their Airbnb guests with a great experience. I wouldn't hesitate to book this place again the next time I head to Ashland!

    I run a software company and we needed a reliable internet which the carriage house provided!!

    We look forward to our next trip to Ashland and staying in this wonderful carriage house.

    April 2014
  • We just came back from our two night visit in this adorable house. Loved everything about it. It is a lovely, well appointed home with a wonderful balance of comfort and convenience. The location couldn't have been more perfect. We walked to all the shops, theaters, restaurants, and Lithia Park and left the car safely tucked away. The owners’ attention to detail helped make this weekend special. The room furnishings and gorgeous gardens instilled calm and relaxation. Just sorry we couldn't stay longer.

    March 2014
  • What a wonderful place! We had the pleasure of staying in the Carriage House for 3 nights in March and are already looking forward to a return visit in the fall. The apartment is lovely -- beautifully furnished, quiet and peaceful, in an absolutely beautiful setting. The location is ideal, just a short walk into town to the theaters, restaurants, and shops. Margaret and John are delightful hosts -- both are interesting, warm, and accommodating. They made us feel so welcome! The other reviewers have not exaggerated in their glowing descriptions of this gem! We highly recommend a stay in the Carriage House.

    March 2014
  • Charming! We had a wonderful stay at the carriage house. The place is newly remodeled and well appointed. Lovely view, quiet and peaceful (so much better than hotels), delicious whole bean coffee and every kind of coffee maker to start the day off right. Perfect location- can walk to everything. Margaret was also wonderful, very helpful whenever asked- helped me find a restaurant for valentine dinner before we even arrived.

    February 2014
  • This is a new, architecturally stunning and large apartment situated two blocks from the town square and is closer to the Shakespeare theaters than any on-street parking you could likely find. The apartment is above your space in the electric door garage (you get your own remote), and shares a nice courtyard with the hosts' large and architecturally integrated Victorian home. The cottage looks like a small version of their mansion. The finished wood interior, doors and molding, with conforming furniture, give a light and warm perspective to the entryway, living room, large bedroom, kitchen and spacious sleeping loft with its unique bookcase stairway. The stairway is steep, with no railing on one side, but safe for the sober and surefooted. The closet and laundry room modules provide unique privacy for the good-sized bathroom. The large windows throughout the apartment treat you to mountain and foothill views on three sides, and the rooftop of the Angus Bowmer theater in the distance, all illuminated and shadowed by sunrise and sunset. The picturesque gas fireplace with mantle stylishly breaks the chilled mountain air.

    The hosts' courtyard cats are not allowed in the cottage, good for those of us with allergies, and you'll be like one of the townies on your stroll to the plaza, grand Lithia park and duck ponds, and innumerable chic restaurants, cafes and pubs. You will not only want this village excitement, you will need it as the intermittently slow internet, and tiny tucked away t.v., otherwise frustrate technophile mindsets like mine. Plainly, this is a mecca for readers wanting peace, tranquility and natural light.

    The kitchen with its courtyard views is spectacular and well equipped with cookware and table settings, and luxuriously large gas range and refrigerator. Apparently eschewing too many contraptions like a flat screen television or garbage disposal, the hosts compromised with modernity in providing an upscale microwave.

    We only the met the hostess, Margaret, the designer of this fabulous work of art, an earthy spirit who welcomes you with open but not lingering arms, and calls your attention to her gifts of homemade granola, chocolate, coffee beans, and refreshments in the refrigerator. Her granola is remarkable.

    This fairly new listing on Airbnb is destined to be one of the high demand accommodations in Ashland from Spring to early fall (i.e., the Shakespeare season). Booking is instant, and you will receive a prompt and accurate response to any inquiries about this intimate jewel nestled in the Siskiyou mountains.

    February 2014
  • Absolutely charming!!! The Victorian Carriage Treehouse exceeded my admittedly high expectations! Quaint yet very comfortable with modern amenities, the Cottage is nestled in the trees above a beautiful garden just steps away from downtown. It was safe, quiet and private. I loved the natural light that flooded in the many windows, each providing a different glimpse of Ashland. Great attention to detail in the building as well as furnishings. Well-equipped kitchen and amenities; easy parking. And the hosts were wonderful..........gracious, helpful, friendly. The only negative: I had to leave as my vacation was over! For me, this was a killer find!

    September 2013
  • The Victorian Treehouse is easily one of my favorite places I've ever stayed--on AirBnB or anywhere! It's a beautiful + charming upstairs apartment (over a garage), detached from the main house, set within a lovely garden. It has great light, mountain views, peace, quiet, and many upscaled features (comfortable bed, AllClad cookware, filtered water, remote controlled A/C and heat, a fireplace, W/D, and wonderfully artful exterior trim). It has many wooden-paneled windows that open outwards to let in fresh air. It is only 2 blocks from downtown, 3 from the Shakespeare Festival, and about 4-5 from the wonderful natural market. The hosts are amazing, warm, kind, and thoughtful people. I loved my time there and cannot wait to go back. Highly recommended!

    September 2013
  • We had a wonderful stay here recently. Margaret was a wonderful host, (sadly her husband was away on business). The entry side to the Carriage Treehouse (more of a 2nd story large windowed petite guesthome), complete with a small loft.) wound through the edge of a beautiful garden, and we were able to cook anything in the wonderful kitchen. Everything you could want in comfort was there. Excellent windows look out upon the surrounding trees and gardens. Beautiful details, too many to mention, make this a special place to stay. There is a relaxing living room space with a couch in front of a gas fireplace, and even a Washer/Dryer combo for if you're in the midst of a summer road trip. We came from camping at Crater Lake, and mountain biked from the top of Mt. Ashland (via Ashland Mtn. Adventures shuttle-Great!) and so were happy to have that Washer/Dryer. We also really enjoyed some local restaurants and a play. Could be a great vacation here any time of year. We were rather sad to leave, though also excited about meeting friends at our next destination. We hope to return as guest's again. It is a short walk to town (under 5 minutes), and you arrive creekside with tasting rooms, restaurants and the great little downtown right there-Date night is easy on foot :-) If you've discovered how wonderful an Ashland getaway can be, a stay here just makes the experience 5 star! The Victorian CarriageTreehouse surpassed our expectations, to say the least. It was a perfectly quiet oasis, yet close to downtown. We look forward to visiting Margaret and her wonderful treehouse again! (and hopefully meeting her husband as well-next time.)
    Kurt and Ronda

    August 2013
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My husband and I are originally from Seattle. We moved to Ashland in 1999. My husband (a former Microsoft employee) is presently Head of Software Testing for an international software company. I am a former college and university English professor. When we have free time together, we enjoy music. John plays piano; I play cello.
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