About Tim Rutter
I have been living in Ashland since 1978 after have living in the Applegate Valley for 4 years. My wife and I came to Southern Oregon with our lst son to escape the large cities in California and try rural living. Ashland seemed to fit better for us work wise and raising children so we settled and lived here since. Joanne, my past wife, who co-managed the Jessel House, worked for OSF for 17 years so we were quite involved in the theater and plays. While living in Southern Oregon I worked at various jobs in the valley and retired from counseling at RCC. In California I was working in corporate marketing research and sales.
Tim Rutter purchased this House in 1986
Why Tim Rutter chose Siskiyou-Hargadine Historic District
When we moved to Ashland in 1978 we lived in the house next door to the Jessel House and met the several different members of the Jessel family over the years. On one occasion we took one of our sons to see Alma, Susie's daughter that was trying to keep up the healing. I mentioned I would be interested to purchasing it if they ever wanted to sell. In 1986 they did and I thought of making it a travelers accommodation with the history of Susie Jessel kept alive. Initially, it just consisted of one unit while we lived upstairs. Over the years we expanded the Jessel House for visitors to Ashland and I built the house behind to live in. Its always been such a special property with its history and location in the heart of Ashland.
What makes this House unique
Being close to town, theaters and SOU while still being in a residential area makes it a place one can walk if they chose. The season creek which flows almost year round with TID water during the summer gives it a almost rural feeling.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Lovely,clean home that was comfortable for three couples. Peaceful neighborhood close to the downtown amenities.
This house worked perfectly for three couples. House was clean and in excellent shape. Quiet location, easy walk to town. View of hills. Kitchen worked well, moderately well equipped with kitchen supplies.
Enjoyed our yearly week of plays. Will stay here again next year.
Great little house with a perfect garden patio to enjoy. Bright and cheerful even on a rainy day.
The Jessel House is great
This was the perfect space for our family of four. After traveling for ten hours in the car, we needed some space and this house provided that. It has a beautiful view of the mountains with snow on them and a luscious green garden. We enjoyed walking the neighborhood and Ashland itself. The owner was very quick to answer emails and any questions I had beforehand about road conditions. The only issue was that the front door did not lock from the inside, other than a chain. You could lock it when you left but then had to struggle with the key and lock to get back in. I think the door frame and lock were being fickle due to the cold weather. I would suggest putting on a deadbolt. We felt safe throughout our trip though and would stay here again!
Jessel House is located in a quiet residential area of Ashland's historic district above the boulevard. Easy 6-7 Block walking distance to theaters.
THIS IS A LEGAL PERMITTED TRAVELERS ACCOMMODATION PLANNING ACTION NO. 07-637