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 (website hidden) 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
The host was very warm, and handsome dude was a goofy and fun company to have around.
The house is in a great location for anyone going to SOU, an easy bike ride, and it's on a quite street. Great spot!
Ruth made me feel at home and at ease from the first day. Her home was lovely, very comfortable and filled with artful touches and good reading. The bed was comfy and my room was clean and inviting. I loved having conversations with Ruth over breakfast we really hit it off.
Ruth's dog "Handsome Dude" became my buddy.
I had a wonderful stay at Ruth's. She is gracious, timely in responding, accommodating and a great host. Her dog is also very sweet. Enjoyed my stay and recommend Ruth's place to others seeking a quiet, relaxing stay while in Ashland.
Our overnight stay with Ruth and her companion dog HD (Handsome Dude) was lovely and as advertised, a true "Quiet Retreat". HD was a true "Prince-of-a-fellow" in the finest Shakespearian tradition.
After a quick drop-off of our overnight kit, we slipped into town, less that a couple of miles, and had a quiet dinner at a lovely little restaurant that Ashland is famous for. Additionally, the holiday lighting on the main street and houses was spectacular.
Returning early after a long day's drive, we slipped under the covers in the comfortable, well-lit book-filled guest room for some relaxing evening reading. Later, when I awoke sometime near midnight, it was such a treat to lay in bed gazing out to the sky and watching the Big Dipper as it rotated behind the leafy screen of two immense Douglas Fir trees at the back of the property.
The next morning after a delicious pot of French Press coffee, yogurt and a warm croissant, a viewing of the back yard revealed DF trees that had to have been at least four feet in diameter.
Chatting with Ruth was most interesting and we would have tarried longer but because of car issued discovered the evening before, we opted to depart as early as possible so as to drive at a slower speed on our way home. She was so understanding on this issue and promised good thoughts on our trip home.
Ruth's home was comfortable with well appointed graphic artwork and ceramics and her hostessing faultless. Thank you both!
Staying at Ruth's was like staying with family. I felt right at home. Conveniently located, it is just minutes away from most Ashland attractions. Ruth is warm, welcoming and easy. Her dog, Handsome Dude is a magical addition to the stay. He is well behaved and adds a special touch to the experience.
The bed is super comfy and is in a book filled room. The weather was unusually cold and snowy while I was in Ashland and Ruth had a warm fire welcoming me when I awoke to her tea and fresh baked goods. It was the perfect stay!
Ruth's place was bright and full of art and books - two things that make me feel right at home. She was communicative beforehand, welcomed me on arrival, then set me free for the night to explore Ashland. Bedroom and bed were warm and comfortable. In the morning, Ruth and I talked over breakfast, and I truly enjoyed getting a window into her life - she's a remarkable, intelligent & courageous woman. Would love to stay again.
Ruth graciously welcomed me despite the late arrival time. I was given a quick tour, introduced to her wonderful service dog, and then fell into bed for a deep and restful sleep on her guest futon bed. We talked for quite a while the next morning discovering many points of connection including having attended the same quirky college in Ohio! Ruth has such wisdom about the world and you will certainly enjoy your stay with her!
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.