About this listing
A beautiful and exceptionally private 3 bedroom, 2 bath house overlooking a 100-acre meadow, this is a dream getaway. With a well-stocked cook's kitchen, fresh eggs and milk, Wi-Fi, washer and dryer, this sunny house invites relaxation, meditation, and conversation with family and friends. Beds include 1 queen, 4 twin, and 2 full sofa-beds. Completely off-grid and 5000' elevation in the Southern Cascades
Lose yourself birding, botanizing, or hiking miles of wooded trails. Have a picnic featuring fresh farm goods. In winter, ski and snowshoe to your heart's content. Watch your family reconnect with the help of farm animals and pure mountain air. Visit Ashland's shops, wineries, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
You can rise with the sun and experience the daily rhythms of caring for the animals. All around you, take in the unique living history of Willow-Witt Ranch. If you'd like to join us for animal feeding, milking, and other projects at the farm, just ask! We're here to show you the best of farm living. Guests receive a complimentary tour during their stay.
• Sustainable Agriculture : Meet packgoats, milkgoats, baby kids, horses, pigs, ducks, and pastured poultry.
• Historic Barns and Ranchlands : Tour historic barns positioned in a magical landscape inhabited for millenia.
• Alternative Energy : Learn how off-the-grid gets it done!
• Stewardship Forest : Visit the wholistically managed forests and abundant wildlife habitat of the 2007 Jackson County Tree Farmers of the Year.
• Wetland Restoration : See riparian plantings, in-stream restoration projects, water quality and wildlife surveys as we monitor our restoration through a grant from the Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board.
Set amid biodiverse forested hills, a tour of Willow-Witt Ranch brings together Southern Oregon's historic past, innovative present, and sustainable future. Kids are encouraged to come up and meet the animals.
This house is strictly non-smoking, including outside. Guests will be responsible for monitoring electrical use and running generator if monitor indicates it's needed; complete instructions will be provided.
Trash, food scraps, and recycling are picked up daily
Guests are responsible for doing their own dishes; we will charge an additional $30 for dishes left dirty.
Absolutely no dogs allowed. This is a working farm; we have working livestock guard dogs to protect our goats and they consider all other dogs predators.
This ranch is in a wonderful location, wild cascades and the culture of Ashland players. It has been well tended since Swiss and Italian bachelor farmers were brought over to work hard and make it beautiful a century or so ago. Loving stewardship over the past 30 yrs by Willow and Witt have made it the jewell that it is now. Willows at the forest edge holding some of the brook water; wits, courage and love in the air and palpable. Bring your loved ones.
We absolutely loved staying at Meadow House at Willow-Witt Ranch. The landlords are doing a magnificent job as steward's of the large preserve they are managing. The hospitality was warm and the house is spectacular. We loved all aspects of our stay including a visit to the goat and pig stables, walks in the forests, and the wonderful craftsman Meadow-House. The house was perfect, warm and cozy for ten people. We loved the abundant wood and the wood stove!
This place, the nearby farm, the view out our window, the wood burning fireplace, our hosts, and the experiences we had at Willow-Witt Ranch were unforgettably magical. My family of seven enjoyed the animals, the farm dogs, and the homeschooling benefits of seeing a working farm first hand. I loved the clean, very comfortable beds and the functional kitchen. Suzanne was very informative and affable. We would be honored to visit this gem again. Actually, as we were leaving, the only thing that comforted my children was to promise we would visit again, but next time longer than 4 days!!! A special thank you to Luna, the nine month old sheep dog for being a dear friend to my children!
Incredible hospitality! We felt so warmly welcomed by Willow-Witt Ranch. The Meadow House reminded us of farm stays we had enjoyed in Italy. Beautiful setting and the spacious, airy, rustic, yet very comfortable house made it a great place to stay. In fact, it was such a great place to stay we extended our trip three extra days! We are already planning our return trip next summer.
We had a terrific time and can't wait to come back! We stayed in the Meadow House during winter break. Four parents and three boys: 2 twins age 10 and one 8 year-old. The house is absolutely beautiful; I didn't want to leave. We found ourselves with plenty of room, a well equipped kitchen, and an excellent wood-burning stove. Very cozy. We had goat's milk in the morning and fresh eggs -- all is organic. Since we all cook, it was an extra treat to see a kitchen so well stocked with spices, REAL balsamic vinegar, and the like.
But the real treats awaited us at the farm. Suzanne gave us a great tour and spent a lot of time showing us around: we saw the chickens, the pigs, and of course the goats! The boys loved playing with the dogs and all the animals. Later in the day we went on a hike with the goats.What fun. I look forward to coming back in the summer or next winter. Maybe my family will even get me to go glamping.
We stayed at the Meadow House and we loved e.thing about the house. The fully stocked kitchen was a definite plus! We had a very comfortable stay at the house.The house was neat and warm. Our host was very warm and gave us farm eggs,goat milk and fresh coffee beans!!! A nice place to stay far away from home and if you want to just sit back and relax.
Overall we had a very pleasant stay and would not mind to go back again!
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About the Host, Willow Witt Ranch
Willow-Witt Ranch is located on 440 acres in Southern Oregon's high country. In this magical hidden valley the emphasis is on wild beauty, land preservation, alternative energy production, and sustainable agriculture. Since 1985, the Willow-Witt Family has been producing some of the highest quality, locally grown meat and dairy products available.
In addition to being a working farm and ranch, we also provide farm stay opportunities including the Farmhouse Studio, our Rustic Wall Tents, or the forested campground with tent sites nestled among the trees. Our friendly animals and livestock guardian dogs will bring a smile to your face.
We enjoy hosting open barn days and offer tours of the ranch, birding on-farm with local guides, dining with local food and wine enthusiasts right in our pastures, and hiking with pack goats to take in spectacular views.