About this listing
There is no better address than the Carter House. Park your car in our reserved space and spend the weekend walking to cafes, dinner, movies, dancing and Shakespeare. A grocery store is just across the street...welcome home!
Stay in comfort and style while in Ashland! Our rental is big and roomy with lots of light and fabulous furniture. If you are a larger group, we also have another room called Carter House, Garden Room available. Please contact me for group pricing to rent both rooms.
We've been told we have the comfiest bed in town, and the rooms are decorated in peaceful colors. We provided plenty of amenities for a comfortable stay, but of course, excitement awaits out your door. Park your car and walk safely wherever you need to go, all is right here in the center of town. At Siskiyou & Union, you are IN the Ashland Historic Downtown. Please check the map to verify our location, yes, we are THAT close! I timed the walk yesterday, it's 8 minutes to "the bricks".
Every guest has asked me to be sure to add that they LOVE parking the car in our private lot and walking everywhere. The walk home from the theatre is well lit and safe - there is no need to drive once you arrive!
Queen bed in master, luxurious queen sofa sleeper in living room (Really! Grandma bought it so she could sleep there if Grandpa snores).
One thing I can't recommend enough is a visit to Crater Lake. If you have time, and if you are a moderate hiker, this is a great itinerary for a really amazing day: Call (phone number hidden) and reserve your tickets for the boat ride to Wizard Island. Get either the Wizard Island Tour or the Wizard Island Shuttle. It takes about 2 hours from Ashland to get to the parking lot above the boat launch so the 11:30 boat ride is the one to reserve. The hike down (and back up) is steep-ish but the trail is wide and well-travelled. When you arrive on Wizard Island, hike to the Witches Cauldron, the caldera of the island. It is quite a sight to behold. Both hikes are uphill and downhill - there is nothing flat as you are walking up and down the sides of volcano sides. The trails are wide enough for folks to pass safely - we took our 3 & 5 year old niece and nephew and they were fine. I am not sure if my 80 year old mom could do it, but you know, we are going to try! Take a picnic lunch and eat IN the caldera! This is a very memorable day!
FAQ: Yes, we are IN town. You can REALLY walk. Yes, you can use the pool. No, it doesn't sleep more than 4. There is no laundry. Yes, there is ample parking in addition to ample street parking. Yes, Haggen grocery is across the street. Yes, we have wine glasses. Yes, there is a full kitchen. Both beds are QUEEN. No smoking on the premises. No pets, please but we do have dogs of our own and they are willing to walk anywhere in town with you!
Cancellation policy is listed on this website somewhere, it's not MY cancellation policy, it's a pre-set AIRBNB policy.
Full kitchen, full size fridge, 4 burner stove w/oven, full size dishwasher, sink/disposal, microwave, free wifi, coffee/creamer, flat screen HDTV and NEW in 2015...you can use our swimming pool! If you can come up with something we haven't provided, please let us know and we will try to get it for you.
Interaction with Guests
We'd love to meet you as you come and go, if you wish. We live on the property, and the yard and pool is shared, but often we don't see the guests - we are here if you need anything or have questions. Also, we are often on vacation ourselves during the summer months so I'm not always home when you arrive, or have internet access due to camping. Please know to park in the driveway, enter through the back gate and head up the stairs. The room will be unlocked and ready for your arrival, I have an excellent cleaning crew who knows your schedule.
We are in the center of it all. We just walk or bike wherever we need to go. The lighted walk home from the theatre gives us just enough time to discuss how much we loved the show, dinner, movie, ice cream, bars...whatever it is we did.
Walk from here, bike from here but if you want to go farther, the City bus #10 is one block away. If you want to drive, we can help you out with directions or, you have free WIFI to look things up.
Other Things to Note
We have a 14 year old certified babysitter on site! Our daughter charges $10/hr.
Please note: The stairs leading to the apartment have a handicap lift should you need assistance with the stairs. Due to this, the stairway which is standard 3' can seem narrow. We usually keep the lift under the roof but if it's in your way during your stay, please let us know and we can easily lower it.
No smoking, please.
If you are renting both rooms and you want to have a party, no problem!
We have two dogs living with us. They don't roam around the yard as they have their own pen. Many guests delight in walking them, which is great, and some guests aren't as into dogs - also fine. Just wanted to let you know they won't be greeting you every time you walk in the gate!