About this listing
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.
Guests have access to The Tibetan Buddhist Temple and Statue Gardens. There are no amenities
or areas shared. Heavy outdoor fire restrictions during Fire Season.
Interaction with Guests
I live two parcels down and am available by phone or in person. I love meeting guests, but will not
intrude unless invited.
I love the peaceful, quiet Nature setting and the
privacy afforded by the size of the 5 1/2 acre parcels.
There is no public transit.
Other Things to Note
Hiking trails are abundant.
RENTAL AGREEMENTS FOR THE BADTASTE B-N-B (Barnhouse)
1. Renters agree to care for the Barnhouse as though it were their own, leaving it at least as clean as it was when they arrived.
2. Renters agree that children and/or dogs will be supervised AT ALL TIMES. Toddlers are NEVER to be left alone, because of stairways and decks.
3. Renters agree to notify the manager 24 hours in advance of any extra guests staying overnight. Otherwise a $50 fee per guest will be charged.
4. Renters agree to notify the manager in advance of any daytime guests numbering 6 or more, including children and/or pets.
5. Renters are responsible for their own well being and will not, under any circumstances, hold the manager/owner responsible for ANYTHING that transpires before, during, or after their stay.
6. Renters agree to observe all safety precautions pertaining to fire and to call the manager immediately should any questions arise. (phone number hidden)) Summer fire restrictions prevail. Absolutely no outdoor fires of any kind are permitted. Smokers must smoke in their vehicle with the windows rolled up. These are rules for the entire Valley, set up by the Fire Chief, who is less than a quarter of a mile up the road. There is, of course, no smoking of any kind in the Barnhouse.
7. Renters understand that laundry facilities may be restricted by the manager should the water table drop unexpectedly. Laundry may be done by the manager on request at her premises a short distance from the Barnhouse.
8. Renters understand and agree that vehicles are to be parked in designated areas. Under no circumstances may they be driven around the Barnhouse or onto the grass.
9. A refundable cleaning deposit check is due at time of arrival. It is refundable upon inspection.
10. Renters agree to conserve water during the dry seasons by flushing only when necessary and by limiting showers and/or baths to once a day.
Beautiful spacious country home in secluded area. All needed furnishings provided. Great communication from host prior to stay and attention to needs during stay.
A charming house in a beautiful location. The house itself has many wonderful rustic touches, and it's full of books and games for adults, and toys for children. There are plenty of nice amenities: a large second-story balcony for enjoying the cool night breezes, an outdoor dining area next to the kitchen, a tree house for kids, and more. We slept six adults and four kids in the house without much problem. On the whole, it was an awesome experience.
Mouna had an emergency, so we didn't see her, but her neighbors stopped by a few times. They were unfailingly nice and also mentioned how great Mouna was.
It's several miles by gravel road from Ashland, so it might be a good idea to stock up on supplies on the way in (or coordinate shopping with your day trips). It also gets hot in the summer so if you're using all the bedrooms, bring a few portable fans along to air the rooms out. It's always very pleasant in the evening, so it's just a matter of getting the air moving.
Though the property is very scenic, there are lots of thorns and burrs, so you might be better off planning hikes in the nearby region and using the house as an awesome base camp.
Dear Aj, Thank you so much for this feedback. I will certainly pass it along to others. I was very disappointed not to meet you all. I so appreciated the lovely
notes left by some of your guests. As I regain my health, I will certainly improve
the house in the ways you suggested. Do come again! And thank you!
Mouna did a great job of welcoming us and making sure we had everything we needed. Unfortunately we did not get a chance to meet in person, but spoke several times and she was great.
The house is about 30 minutes outside of Ashland down this amazingly cool gravel road behind Mount Ashland.
We stayed in the loft on the 3rd floor and watched out the window as lightning lit up the sky at night, then the sun woke us up as it rose above the mountains. It was amazing. The house is super cool with all kinds of interesting things to run into spread throughout the house!! Can't wait to go back!
Thank you so much for letting us stay at the barnhouse. The kitchen is just right for cooking. The two doe with their fawns in the meadow were a delight to watch, along with the Milky Way at night. The many windows keep the home filled with light. A simply wonderful place for a creativity based retreat. The house was neat and tidy and Mouna was a great host.
Although our host was unable to meet us she sent several texts and emails so we knew she was welcoming us. She also sent her friend and son over with clean towels shortly after we arrived.
About the Host, Mouna
I live right down the road, so I'm available if you need advice or help with the ins and outs of country living, like building a fire in the wood stove, where the best hikes are, how to bake a prune cake, etc!