About this listing
RUTH'S QUIET RETREAT is a beautiful healing environment, a very comfortable, serene home, magnificent trees, residential street. Restful and easy is my intent for your stay. I'm an artist and writer; so the house speaks art, creativity and calm.
RUTH'S QUIET RETREAT is a beautiful healing environment. My home is very comfortable, serene, uncluttered ... on a lovely residential quiet street. Restful and easy for your stay,
I'm an artist and writer; so the house you are sharing speaks art, creativity and calm. I want your time here to feel like home away from home for you, that you are welcomed like cherished family, easy. The white Standard Poodle in the photo is my Service Dog, Handsome Dude, and is the first to greet you into our household.
uncluttered home on a residential quiet street. Restful and easy is my intent for your stay.
I'm an artist and writer; so the house speaks art, creativity and calm. I want your time here to feel like home away from home for you, that you are welcomed like cherished family, ease. The white Standard Poodle in the photo is my Service Dog, Handsome Dude, and is the first to greet you into our household.
HOME AND GARDEN
My home rests on a 1/3rd acre full of beautiful trees -- tulip, dogwood, elm, Japanese maple, cherry, Douglas fir -- and lilac, forsythia and lavender. In the large back yard, you will find a quiet lovely spiral urban meditation garden for moments of peace after your traveling to sit sheltered with magnificent sequoias. A slate bench in the center, white wicker chairs to put where you please around a lawn and a chaise longe for more perfect resting in shade or sun.
Your bedroom is a library nearby a spacious living room, it widows on the peaceful yard. There is a full comfortable bed, spiffy clean linens with a Sleep Better Memory Topper over a futon, quite soft on the body but toward firm -- for one or two people. Soft pillows and two different neck rests.Organic towels. A leather rest for your bag, a closet to hang clothes and a chest of drawers. A marble shared full bath is near-by your room and a half bath at the other end of the house.
WHAT ELSE IS AVAILABLE
The living room and garden are always available to you for resting, reading and meditation.
There is WiFi and Coffee /Tea are always available. Kitchen privileges negotiable. I make a Light Breakfast for those who desire: croissants, honey, butter, yogurt, my great filtered coffee and an assortment of quality teas....
Everything in this wonderful cultural town of Ashland is five minutes away by car.
PRICING: The lower number is my renting price, the higher is the airbnb add-on fee. Do discuss you needs with me.......
•Handsome Dude is my Service Dog -- so he is a very special sort of dog. He is kind and compassionate and will treat you gently. Standard Poodles are hypo-allergenic, that is, no dander, no shedding. Your room will be spick and span from all of that (and in general). And he is a great guy!
•Mutual respect, accommodation, communication of important details the best we can for comings and goings -- for your special needs -- for your time of rising. When in doubt about accommodations, needs, use of household amenities please ask. I want your stay to be pleasurable all around
•PLEASE let me when you plan to arrive.......and in general what your plans are during your stay
About the Host, Ruth
I'm an artist and writer -- incidentaly a semi-retired psychologist. Beauty of spirit is what I do. Beauty in my home and land is very important to me. So I want your stay with me to be restful and peaceful in that way.
I am extremely happy to say that my memoir WITHOUT UTTERANCE: Tales from the Other Side of Language, has JUST been published this fall.
It is an inner story about losing language, where everything is language, about moving through chaos and terrible losses, about finding non-word languages that vastly enriched my life. They balanced my life as I moved once more into articulate language.
You can look at it in your local bookstore, and also on line. I am very proud of it. A good read for mystery, surprise and, incidentally, transformation.