Bad Taste *B -n- B*
*Make your own bed--n--*Fix your own breakfast
Comfortably furnished in eclectic "thrift store" (see something you like? make an offer!) this unique, three-story, non-smoking vacation home, nestled in the mountains 25 minutes from Ashland, sleeps eight in beds, or more by arrangement. The "barnhouse" is filled with light from the many varied windows, each of which affords stunning views of the surrounding five and one half acres, backed by "endless" BLM/National Forest Service Land.
Relax by the wood stove, read from a library of books published before your time. No tv, no computer. Just Peace and Quiet (except once a day when the train goes by, and that's an EVENT!) "Family" meals available. And a playhouse for the kids!
Off Mt. Ashland Ski Road 20 minutes from the Ski Lodge. Hike or cross country ski (in winter!) to your heart's content along the railroad track, or wander on miles of the BLM/National Forest Service Land. Just 2 miles down the road sits an authentic Tibetan Buddhist Temple with a lovely Statue Garden containing a 35' beautifully hand-painted Buddha with the White Tara on one side and the Green Tara on the other. The Garden is open to the public. Special tours of the Temple by arrangement. From the end of February to the end of October the Oregon Shakespeare Festival provides live performances in 4 different theaters in Ashland six nights a week.
The BadTaste *B-n-B* is indeed a funky place. Sock knobs replace some door knobs, aluminum foil fills old barn floor cracks and some finishing details have been deferred. The house was a barn built in the 1930's,
converted inside in the 1970's, so it is lacking some professional touches.
However, the place has served dozens of families with children of all ages. No parent has ever complained.
The road is a county well-maintained gravel road which serves as an alternate route in case I-5 is closed at the Summit for any reason. In the summer there is dust, which is a nuisance if one is used to paved roads and highways. It is plowed regularly when there is snow in the winter.
The Barnhouse is unique. That is part of its charm. Some of the windows and doors were salvaged from the historic hotel that was built up Colestin Road in the late 1800's. It was converted indoors by a young couple with a great imagination. The views from all directions are magnificent. We do our best to make it enjoyable for everyone.