About this listing
Compact 'tiny house' space (under 200 sqft). Cottage located in a private garden healing sanctuary. Spacious retreat for 1 person; tiny for two. Clean, modern, comfortable, with kitchenette. Easy 4-block walk to Ashland Plaza. Lovely environment.
Arbor Studio is a compact, tidy single building just right as a retreat space for one person; serviceable, but possibly too intimate for two people.
This 'tiny house' is nestled under a grandmother grapevine and looks out into our beautiful & wildly arrayed healing garden, a sanctuary filled with flowers & herbs.
Expect friendly atmosphere, intelligent use of space, interior cleanliness, bamboo floors, interesting lighting, filtered drinking water, a moderately equipped kitchenette (toaster oven, micro, electric kettle & frying pan, 4 each dishes, cups, etc.).
You can enjoy your snacks perched on a stool at the kitchenette counter while gazing past the ancient grapevine arbor out into our Healing Garden. There's also a old-fashioned barrel reading chair with a garden view.
Arbor Studio sports a comfy sofabed, top-quality futon from Ikea, that easily is a couch or a bed. For extra comfort, we've topped the mattress with a sheepskin and covered that in a thick cotton then 400 thread count white cotton sheets.
Arbor Studio feels isolated from the outside world, but Interior privacy is absent as the fiberglass shower opens into the main room and the toilet has a curtain rather than a door.
The well insulated space is heated with a portable radiator-type device, ceiling fan for air circulation, and a new window air conditioner.
Entry to Arbor Studio is via the Garden Gate into the back yard. The ground in the back garden can be uneven and the bark-covered walkway dark, especially at night. We have solar lights but we encourage you to carry a flashlight.
Parking is in our 3-vehicle driveway or safely at curbside.
Please be aware that we love dogs, but cannot accept your canine companion as a guest.
Arbor Studio at Chakra Garden is located 4 blocks north of Downtown Plaza, the heart of Ashland. From this hub, everything you need for entertainment, dining, and shopping is around you, including Lithia Park and Oregon Shakespeare Festival.
Arbor Studio is almost across the street from a south-bound Ashland/Medford bus stop and a block north of Ashland’s Youth Hostel & a handy Minute Mart.
Ashland’s Natural Food Coop is a beautiful 5-block neighborhood stroll through the historic Skidmore Academy District. Food options are nearby: the Breadboard Restaurant for breakfast/lunch and Big Al’s Diner for lunch/diner are 2 & 1 block north, and we’ve a Minute Market 1 block south.
Arbor Studio at Chakra Garden is also just 2-blocks up the street from the Kagyu Sukha Choling Center for the Practice of Tibetan Buddhism, 3-blocks from Ashland Institute of Massage Therapy (AIM), and 4-blocks from the United Bicycle Institute.
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Please note our prices reflect an added 9% for City of Ashland Lodging Taxes.
Enter through the garden gate to find Arbor Studio. Our gardens are spacious and in development as a healing sanctuary based on the Chakra System. We invite you to enjoy the environment and amenities. Practice yoga (etc) on the lawn area behind the main house; enjoy the deck with gas bar-b-que; rest in the king size hammock, eat breakfast at the garden table with umbrella, make a small fire in the pit in the evening (please use screen and common sense), play a game of ping pong table. And also know that downtown Ashland, with beautiful Lithia Park, is only 4-blocks south.
Interaction with Guests
You might meet us in the backyard but our desire is for you to find as much privacy as you desire. You might choose to attend one of our classes or schedule a therpeutic appointment. We are yogis and body-mind healers. Dr. Zeb is a counselor and Rolfer; Candace an embodiment guide and Tantra educator. We provide private sessions, group classes, and healing retreats. We invite you to schedule therapeutic bodywork or a healing appointment with Dr. Zeb or an energy tune-up meditation with Candace to enhance your visit. Find more information at our Chakra Garden of Ashland website.
We purchased the Chakra Garden property because of its versatility, history, and close location to downtown Ashland. The main house is a vintage 2-story (1884 – the Payne-Penter House) signature building as one nears Ashland’s downtown plaza, distinguished by the upstairs stained-glass window. There were two older out-buildings (“Temple House” and “Lhasa House”) that we changed from empty shells to havens of modern comfort. We dreamed of turning the large, empty back yard into a garden sanctuary for healing body, mind and spirit and that is an on-going project you are welcome to enjoy during your visit. We added three small buildings to our land in 2013, and Arbor Studio is one of these (the other two are storage & workshop spaces). You’ll discover all the fittings and furnishings in Arbor Studio are clean & new.
The neighborhood is lovely and offers many quiet shady streets as alternative avenues for your stroll into town.
It's an easy 4-block walk to Ashland's central Plaza, the city's "hub." Lithia Park and Oregon Shakespeare Festival are right there. There's a variety of walking routes into town. A stop for the southbound Medford/Ashland bus is around the corner and across the street. We have a pair of old bikes that might be available for you to borrow. We offer ample parking for your car.
Other Things to Note
The space is very cozy and there is little interior privacy inside. There is no central heat and air; instead, we have an excellent space heater, a new window air conditioner, and a ceiling fan.
There are several cottages available as guest accommodations on the property. Please be respectful of others' privacy. Often, guests are in the garden as a healing sanctuary. Also, please only use one driveway parking space at a time; if you have visitors or arrive with two cars, there are 5 safe parking spaces along the curb on Hersey. No smoking inside the building; you may smoke in the gardens if you manage your residue and fire reasonably, although we prefer not tobacco.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 2 nights.
Candace's cottage was exactly as described. I cannot emphasize enough how perfectly she has designed the space. It's very obvious that a great deal of thoughtful consideration went into the design. It's an absolutely perfect place just a 10 or 15 minute walk to the Shakespeare Festival. Every square foot of the cottage is utilized for the guest's comfort. I literally cannot think of one thing that could be improved. Not one thing. I will be back, again and again. It's a peaceful, serene setting.
The cottage was adorable, and a wonderful place to stay in downtown Ashland. It was a 10 minute walk to downtown, which saved me from finding a parking space for the Shakespeare festival. I also walked to the grocery co-op, as the cottage had a very convenient kitchenette provided. I would definitely stay here again.
I spent 2 nights at Arbor Studio in Chakra Garden. The Studio was very clean and well maintained. The backyard with lots of plant and trees gives a very pleasant feeling. Candace was a very nice host, she gave me a few tips about the places that I can visit. She also gave very clear directions to find the studio. I really enjoyed talking to her.
1. It's really hot during summer, unless you like 105F pick a another season.
2. IMO studio is pretty small it will fit only 1 person.
3. Ashland is a pretty town with a lot of nice people. Surprisingly, it has lots of vegan and vegetarian options.
I enjoyed meeting you, Prashanth. Regarding your tips: 1. Summer 2015 heat is never-before. Summer 2014 only one day as hot as 100. Ashland is gorgeous anytime. 2. Arbor Studio is best suited for 1 person. We have two other cottages twice the size available, Temple & Lhasa Houses. 3. Ashland has world-class real-food cuisine (as well as entertainment and shopping). We hope you come visit us again.
Great location, quiet and comfy space. I grew up in Ashland and was back for a few days for a family wedding. It was a wonderful place to have to relax during my visit. I would definitely recommend.
Wow!! What an excellent vacation. Not only were the accommodations clean and snuggly (the bed was *very* comfortable) but Candace was a warm and communicative host. Stay tuned for wonderful landscaping, paths and gardens in this oasis. I felt safe and cared-for and left after my 4 nights feeling rejuvenated and ready for another term of teaching high school.
Thanks so much. I'm sure this spring term will feel the effects of having taken this time out for myself.
I just spent 3 nights at Chakra Garden, staying in the Arbor Studio. This tiny, one-room apartment is really sweet! The (also tiny!) kitchen was amazingly well-equipped with fridge, toaster oven, microwave, dishes and utensils. The little cottage is located in a lovely garden and is a 10 minute walk to the heart of Ashland. It was a really wonderful get-away!!
This was perfect! It was exactly what I needed for my stay in Ashland. I could walk to everything, the bed was comfortable and the room was cozy. Next time I'm in Ashland, I hope to stay here.
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About the Host, Candace
I live in So. Oregon. I have traveled throughout the Pacific Ocean on 35-ft sailboat. I lived in Europe for 6 years. I've practiced Yoga for 40 years. I guide embodied non-duality meditations (weekly classes & private sessions). I am a Tantra educator embracing Wise Woman Ways. I like to laugh. I love people's stories and am a good listener. I host guests & students at my healing sanctuary, Chakra Garden of Ashland (Oregon). We offer 3 private cottages that open into our evolving gardens. My partner in all aspects of the Ashland adventure is Dr. Zeb Lancaster, somatic counselor & sex therapist. We have written 3-books together, including BodyMind Boundaries for Beginners, plus we both guide individuals, couples, and groups towards somatic healing of body/heart/mind. Zeb spent much of his childhood living abroad. Your fulltime onsite Chakra Garden host, Zeb is fluent in Portuguese and French, plus can manage Spanish and Italian. I also host guests at my Homestead Woodland Cottage, southwest of Medford. Located at the beginnings of the Applegate Valley Watershed, in the Griffin Creek area between Ashland & Jacksonville, my not-in-Ashland time is spent at the Homestead with my beloved husband of 31+ years, Richard "RG" Guches. This 50 acres of woods bordering on BLM wildness was settled in the 1880s by RG's great grandparents.