About this listing
Lhasa House at Chakra Garden provides comfortable privacy in a modern, quiet studio cottage. Beautiful, healing-oriented garden property, 10-minutes stroll to downtown Plaza, OSF & Lithia Park. No vehicle required. Winter Rental Deep Discounts.
Lhasa House at Chakra Garden is a charming studio cottage with a zen-like atmosphere, unique privacy and its own street entrance. It is located on the perimeter grounds of a vintage house built in 1884. The property’s interior gardens are developing into a healing sanctuary. We, Dr. Zeb Lancaster & Candace Cave, are yogic body-mind healers in private practice.
Originally a mechanics garage built in the 1930’s, this 400 sq ft building was made comfortably habitable in 2012. You’ll discover bamboo floors in the spacious main room, an entry lobby that doubles as a dressing room with coat & shoe caddies, an elegant bathroom with tiled shower, and a cozy kitchenette (microwave, toaster oven, mini-fridge/freezer). The mini-split HVAC keeps the space at a comfortable temperature throughout the year. There is Wi-Fi for your connection convenience and no television to distract you from a quiet life lived in the present moment.
Lhasa House sleeps as many as 4 people: two upon a comfy Englander Pillowtop queen bed and two upon Ikea’s queen size convertible sofabed (made more comfortable with a sheepskin pad). Sheets are 300+ thread count organic or Egyptian cotton. Towels are thick and plentiful (3 per person).
Lhasa House’s soothing interior is supported by personally gathered artifacts and breathtaking photos from Lhasa, Tibet.
Lhasa House has ample, safe street parking right in front of the door.
Please be aware that we love dogs, but cannot accept your canine companion as a guest.
Business License (phone number hidden)
Planning Action #01-674
Please note our prices reflect an added 9% for City of Ashland Lodging Taxes.
Lhasa House at Chakra Garden is located 4 blocks north of Ashland’s Downtown Plaza, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Bricks, and Lithia Park. Walk directly south down N. Main Street and arrive at the Plaza in 10-minutes; or, stroll amongst the houses, through the Historic Skidmore Academy District and arrive at the Plaza in 11-12 minutes. Your enjoyment of Ashland's main attractions won't require a vehicle.
If you're coming to Ashland for a class, we're 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. The Dance Space is 0.5 miles south along Hersey, and we're 1.5 miles north of the University.
Chakra Garden of Ashland is almost across the street from a south-bound Ashland/Medford bus stop and a block from Ashland’s Youth Hostel. Ashland’s Natural Food Coop is a beautiful 6-block walk. There are restaurants located only 1 block north, and a Minute Market 1 block south. You’ll find everything else you need for entertainment and shopping beginning just 4 blocks south of Chakra Garden, at the Ashland's Downtown Plaza.
A free-standing building, Lhasa House has it's own private street entrance. Parking is safe and ample at curbside in front of the building. We'll leave the front door unlocked and the key inside, or the front door locked and key under the mat, depending upon your anticipated arrival time. Zeb usually checks-in with you later in the day to make sure everything is OK.
Lhasa House also has a private back door that opens into the garden. The grounds of the backyard at Chakra Garden of Ashland are available for your enjoyment and pleasure. You'll find a deck with bar-b-que, several shady and sunny places to sit, a firepit, and in the summer, a ping pong table, hammock, and lawn area for yoga/martial arts. Our gardens are evolving into a healing experience, themed around the body's energy centers (Yoga), the Chakras. Please ask us about it when you see us playing with the plants. You can also choose to make an appointment for healing treatments with either or both of us.
Interaction with Guests
We are please to host your visit to Ashland in Lhasa House at Chakra Garden of Ashland. Your self-contained cottage is very private and unless you specifically ask to interact with us, or encounter us in the garden, we’ve arranged your visit to be independent. Chakra Garden desires to provide a unique and comfortable experience.
You are welcome to spend time in our garden, but please do so with awareness, and at your own risk. The garden is in development, the pathways are uneven, there might be obstacles in your passageway.
In addition to hosting your visit to Ashland, we provide private healing sessions, group classes, and healing retreats. Our Monday and Wednesday 5:30-6:45pm meditation classes are open to everyone ($10 donation – arrive a few minutes early). You are welcome to schedule a therapeutic bodywork or a healing appointment with Dr. Zeb or an energy tune-up with Candace to enhance your visit.
Lhasa House is on the grounds of Chakra Garden, a vintage Ashland property in the historic Skidmore Academy District. We're 4-blocks north of Ashland's Downtown Plaza, the heart of our village activity. There's an ally (Lori Lane) at the base of the grounds (near Lhasa House front door) that connects Hersey St to Van Ness. Van Ness is a quiet neighborhood street with charming houses, mostly built in the early 1900s, that leads to the A Street corridor and the Bear Creek bike trail. It's a great location, very central to the "heart" of Ashland's village community - the Plaza & Lithia Park (+OSF).
Chakra Garden is easy walking distance (10-15 minutes) from all major attractions in Ashland (Lithia Park, Oregon Shakespeare Theater, world-class dining and shopping). You can walk to the Plaza on Main Street, or stroll through neighborhood houses. Ashland Natural Food Coop is only 5-blocks away and there's a mini-market a block down the street. A RVT bus stop is across the street and bus number 10 will take you south to the University and north all the way to Medford. Ask us about borrowing our old bikes (there's also nearby bike rental shops) - the Bear Creek Greenway for biking and hiking runs 27+ miles north from Ashland and is about 0.5 mile away from us. Plus it's easy to bike all the way to the south end of town. There's also a southbound Route 10 (Medford to So. Ashland) bus stop across from the property on N. Main St.
Other Things to Note
We don't provide any food, although you'll discover a fine selection of tea bags in the compact kitchenette. There's not room or appliances to cook a major meal in Lhasa House, but the microwave works well and the small toaster oven heats breakfast, and the fridge has it's own freezer so keeps ice cream perfectly cold. The plastic square tray hanging on the kitchenette wall is a dish drainer.
Please don't hesitate to contact us if you need anything at all. But you won't see much of us as this building is on a far corner of the property and has its own street entrance. Please enjoy the privacy and the gardens. Please be respectful of the space and wash your dishes before you depart. We're sorry, but we can't accommodate your 4-legged companions at Chakra Garden of Ashland.