Get away to a beautiful retreat in the magnificent Colestin Valley, just over the California border and just south of Ashland, Oregon. Come and relax in a comfortable house with great personality, an as-yet-undiscovered gem whose many windows look out onto mountains, trees, sky, birds, squirrels, families of deer, and often in the wintertime, snow. Revel in the quiet, cook some comfort food in the fully-stocked kitchen, take an invigorating hike, or just laze around in the king-size flotation bed, listen to records you haven't heard in decades, play the upright grand piano, perch in the window seat and read, read, read. 25 minutes up the hill to the Ashland Ski Resort, 25 minutes down the hill to the town of Ashland and its nationally-renown Shakespeare Festival. 3-story house accommodates 1-9. You'll want to come back for every season!
Price for a single or couple is $135/night, each additional person is $20 per night, up to 6 adults. Children under 12 are free.
WoW! What a treat the Barnhouse was! Unique to itself in sooamy ways, it had us smiling from the moment we arrived to the moment we left-- amazing set uo with lil magcal nooks everywhere, wood burning fireplace, clawfoot tub, balcony and deck with sacred mountains and pines all around. Bright stars above shining down on us while we made homemade soup in mounas fully sticked kitchen while listening to a whole variety of records on the record player. The main bed is waaaaay comfy and the enire personality is " love" . Thank you, Mouna, we cant wait to come back! Blessings!
We loved the Barnhouse! Beautiful setting, fully outfitted kitchen and charming decor. The perfect setting for a girls weekend. We will definitely be back.
What a wonderland. Little did I know or expect what lay ahead. Mouna's home was so charming and delightful, you can't help reflect on the days gone by. There were so many sentimental items in the home, I walked around in complete amazement. The entire time, there was some new discovery that gave us all a chuckle. The grounds are so phenomenal, I personally had such a cathartic experience. I actually came home after three days feeling rejuvenated. Mouna was so sweet and endearing, I even received a voice lesson from this very special lady. Be prepared to be pleasantly surprised, blessed and rejuvenated at this Ashland Oasis. But, just to let you know, we plan on going back every Thanksgiving, for we have found our new tradition and a friend for life indeed. Thank you beautiful Mouna for your hospitality. Diana
This cabin was a treasure. We could have spent weeks exploring every nook and cranny while listening to the excellent record collection. Kids would have a ball at this cabin. We saw deer and wild turkey. The landscape was so picturesque. Mouna was a lovely host. We hope that maybe someday we'll be back on the west coast and have the opportunity to return. Bring some food, wine and fuzzy pj's and settle in for a nice long weekend. Highly recommended.
Mouna was very punctual and attentive, friendly and yet provided plenty of space for my wife and I to celebrate our overnight 6th Anniversary.
The Barnhouse is large but quaint and has a very nice energy and charm.
We would recommend Mouna and her home to anyone. Thanks!
Our stay at the Mountain Retreat was mixed with both lots of positives and some areas of concern. On the positive side: the place really is in a very quiet and beautiful location, with wild deer who come up on the property and gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. On day two Mouna dropped by with some coffee beans and fresh eggs which was a lovely touch! There was plenty of space for the bunch of us to spread out. The decor in the house is eclectic and there's certainly lots of circa 1970s reading material to keep anyone busy reading for hours. With no TV or wifi we were really able to disconnect, unwind and truly play! The kitchen was extremely well appointed and we were not missing anything to prepare our meals.
Areas of concern, some of which may have been mentioned by previous travellers:
- the host never contacted us with directions and final check in arrangements and the house was left pitch black with not a single light on for the evening of our arrival. No one was at the house to orient us either. As noted, Mouna did swing by very briefly the next day with the coffee and eggs and to make sure we had arrived.
- the mattresses and couches are all quite old and not the most comfortable.
- there are thread-bare carpets all over the place that present a tripping hazard.
- there are no curtains in any of the bedrooms so be prepared to wake up with the sun
- the shower curtain is balanced between two suspended rings and regularly fell on our heads.
All told we would still recommend a stay here - just make sure you put everything back as you found it when you leave...and bring a sleeping mask if the early morning light is a problem for you!
Mouna's house is wonderful and so is she! She was welcoming and helpful and the house is absolutely magical. We had a wonderful time and hope to return very soon. Thank you for a great weekend!
Mouna is a friendly and gracious host, a great communicator, and we enjoyed our stay! The barnhouse is eclectic, with lots of nooks to curl up to read a book inside and out. We especially enjoyed the upstairs balcony for coffee in the morning and watching shooting stars at night. The area around the house is quiet and private and there's a fun hummingbird that kept us company. The kitchen had everything we needed. Although it is a bit of a drive to get there by curvy gravel road, leaving/returning once a day was no big deal.
A couple notes. Watch out for some of the rough wood furniture. Rustic and fun, but several of us needed to dig out slivers during our stay. The sitting space downstairs could use some more comfortable furniture - it tended to be where people congregated (because it's near the kitchen) but we found sitting on chairs at the table more comfortable than the couches.
If you like to hike and have kids, check out Siskiyou Peak through Grouse Gap nearby - beautiful views for minimal effort! Overall, a great value and we'd gladly return.
There's no other place like the Barn House! And Mouna was a wonderful host. Our family of 5 truly enjoyed our time there, exploring in and outside the house to find hidden treasures at ever turn.
Mouna was incredibly sweet and so hospitable, and what she has down with the place is wonderful. If you're looking for a place to relax and unwind...this is the place.
Thank you, Mouna! The Barn House was just what we needed!
This place is absolutely incredible. I've only been gone for two days and I already miss it. It has no Internet, so be ready to relax to records and read a selection of books that mouna has supplied. It has a feeling of peace and stillness that I have not experienced in many places, partly because of the stunning scenery and partly because of beautiful Mouna. She is a wonderful host. She brought me coffee and cream and we had the opportunity to chat one day which was the highlight of my trip. She is an amazing person and the place she has supplied matches that.