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"This is our second stay at Arty Cottage. We have been raving to our friends about it since our first visit, two years ago. I am so glad that it was as beautiful and peaceful as we remembered it. And, of course, Tom and Margaret are added draws. Thank you!!!!!"
Guest: Rachel C.Date of Stay: July 2015Review Submitted: August 4, 2015
Loved the cycle hostel for our first trip to Ashland!
"My husband and I spent 2 nights at the Cycle Hostel in June 2015 to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary. Beth was an incredibly gracious, knowledgeable host--she met us when we arrived and gave us some great recommendations on where to eat, etc., and we were especially touched by the lovely little bottle of champagne on ice and champagne flutes for our use. Such a sweet gesture!
She had just installed A/C in the cottage, for which we were grateful because it was hot and humid during our stay.
It was a perfect location for walking downtown, and we also enjoyed observing the deer who visited the property in the afternoon.
Watch out for the speed trap on Siskiyou Blvd.! The Ashland police snared us--we were not going that fast!--he didn't care it was our anniversary. The only downside to a wonderful quick trip.
When we return to Ashland, we hope to stay at the Cycle Hostel again!"
Guest: Marie G.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: July 13, 2015
"When I found Quan Yin Cottage online - lovely and reasonably priced - it sounded too good to be true, so much so that friends asked, Does it have indoor plumbing? And I wondered if there was meaningful air conditioning, which I knew was a necessity in Ashland in the summer. Quan Yin turned out to be even better than we'd hoped. The cottage is not only charming, it's immaculate and in good repair. The kitchen was thoughtfully equipped with almost all the basics we needed, and a request for a larger salad bowl was met in seconds. The air conditioner proved equal to a week of record high temperatures. And, although it's called a cottage, there was enough room for both my husband and me to have writing areas.
The tree-shaded deck is where we ate most of our meals. And tending the grounds, with their beautiful flowers, shrubs, and trees must be part of the Zen Center's spiritual practice: generally, the only time anyone entered the yard, s/he was coming to water and prune—moving quietly, clearly mindful about disturbing a woman with a laptop. By the way, the center's activities didn't impinge on us in the least. I think there was a meditation gathering from 6-7 a.m. most days, but people arrived and left so quietly, we slept through it.
Stacey was an extremely considerate host. He called us the day before our arrival, when we were driving up from California, to let us know they'd needed to repair a broken window and expected to be done by the middle of the next day ... and he hoped that wouldn't cause us any problems; it didn't.
Quan Yin ended up really feeling like home. Just looking at the picture, two weeks after our return, I miss it!"
Guest: Janice S.Date of Stay: June 2015Review Submitted: August 12, 2015
"Rural and magical are wonderful words, but often diametrically opposed. Most people are separated just enough from rural life as to think it is always as magical as a sky filled with the blinking star dream of a life of casual luxury. However, the truth is and will remain as long as there are rural places: creating a space for one's self in a rural setting (let alone one with enough surplus to share with guests!) is often fraught with struggle, heartbreak, difficulty, and a lifetime of hard work- equal parts luck, and a mountain of goodwill...
Luckily, at the Bad Taste BnB, you wont have to deal with an ounce of that struggle. Moana, your gracious and graceful host has seen to it that all you need to do here is relax and enjoy the hard fought and won dream of the colestein valley just outside the hamlet of Ashland. A wonderful woman. A wonderful space. And a truly magical way to enjoy this rural gem.
Don't be afraid to tip well if you feel the experience stretches to the extraordinary!"
Guest: Matt G.Date of Stay: November 2014Review Submitted: November 4, 2014