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Cozy & Private Studio Cottage in Garden Sanctuary + Walk to Downtown Plaza

Bedrooms Studio
Space 200 sq. ft.
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

200 Sq Ft 'Tiny House' Retreat Sanctuary Nestled In A Healing-Garden Sanctuary

Arbor Studio at Chakra Garden is a compact, tidy single building just right for one person; serviceable, but perhaps too intimate for two.* It's nestled under a grandmother grapevine and looks out into our large, beautiful healing garden.

Expect friendly atmosphere, intelligent use of space, interior cleanliness, bamboo floors, interesting lighting, filtered drinking water, a moderately well-equipped kitchenette (toaster oven, micro, electric kettle & frying pan, 4 each dishes, cups, etc.).

You'll enjoy your food perched on a stool at the kitchenette counter while gazing past the ancient grapevine arbor out into our Healing Garden. There's also a old-fashioned barrel reading chair with a garden view.

Arbor Studio at Chakra Garden sports a comfy sofabed, top-quality futon, from Ikea that easily is a couch or a bed. The 'bed' is made more comfortable with a sheepskin covered with a thick cotton mattress pad and 400 count white cotton sheets.

Arbor Studio feels insulated from the outside world but offers very little interior privacy for 2 people. The shower is transparent and opens into the main room; the toilet has a curtain rather than a door. The tiny, well insulated space is heated with a portable radiator-type device, ceiling fan for air circulation, and a new window air conditioner. In the high heat of summer 2015, our guests report it works well.

Entry to Arbor Studio is via the Garden Gate into the back yard and along uneven paths covered in bark chip. We have solar lights at strategic places, but we encourage you to bring a flashlight.

Parking is in our 3-car driveway, space or safely at curbside.

Chakra Garden of Ashland is fully licensed by City of Ashland to offer traveler lodging. We can successfully accommodate groups up to 10 people in a variety of housing options. Please see our other VRBO listings for accommodation options: Lhasa House (#457370); Temple House (#508664). Please contact Candace for more information about group stays.

Arbor Studio at Chakra Garden is located 4 blocks north of Downtown Plaza, the heart of Ashland. From this hub, everything you need for entertainment, dining, and shopping is around you.

Arbor Studio is almost across the street from a south-bound Ashland/Medford bus stop and a block north of Ashland’s Youth Hostel.

Ashland’s Natural Food Coop is a beautiful 5-block neighborhood stroll through the historic Skidmore Academy District. Food options are nearby: the Breadboard Restaurant for breakfast/lunch and Big Al’s Diner for lunch/diner are 2 & 1 block north, and we’ve a Minute Market 1 block south.

Arbor Studio at Chakra Garden is also just 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.

*There's a $10/night fee for that extra person. We suggest 2-people might be more comfortable, for not much difference in cost, in either of our other cottages: Lhasa House or Temple House.

More Details

Candace Cave
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2018

About Candace Cave

We are yogis and body-mind healers. Dr. Zeb is a counselor and Rolfer; Candace an embodiment meditation guide and Tantra educator. We offer private sessions, group classes, and healing retreats. Throughout the summer of 2014, we offer meditation classes open to everyone on Monday and Wednesdays 5:15-6:30pm. Or schedule a bodywork appointment with Zeb or an energy healing session with Candace. There is more information inside Arbor Studio.

Candace Cave purchased this cottage in 2011

Why Candace Cave chose Ashland

We purchased this property because of its versatility, history, and location to downtown Ashland. The main house is a vintage 2-story (1884 – the Payne-Penter House) signature building as one nears Ashland’s downtown plaza, distinguished by the upstairs stained-glass window. There were two older out-buildings (“Temple House” VRBO#508664 and “Lhasa House” VRBO#457370) that we changed from empty shells to havens of modern comfort. We dreamed of turning the large, empty back yard into a garden sanctuary for healing body, mind and spirit and that is an on-going project you are welcome to enjoy during your visit. We added three small buildings to our land in 2013, and Arbor Studio is one of these (the other two are storage spaces). You’ll discover all the fittings and furnishings in the Arbor Studio are brand new.

What makes this cottage unique

The setting at Chakra Garden is beautiful. Arbor Studio is surrounded by greenery and flowers, and we make all of the garden available as a healing sanctuary for your peaceful stay in the unique community of Ashland. We are an easy 10-minute walk to the heart of downtown Ashland, Lithia Park and OSF. Arbor Studio at Chakra Garden is ideal private accommodations for a budget traveler or longer-stay visitor to Ashland.


Ashland Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 1
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • Village ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 1 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The entire building is one charming room with very little privacy. Fiberglass corner shower opens into the living area.Toilet is behind a wall but with a curtain, not a door..
  • Studio, Sleeps 1
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , New Queen Bed - Comfortable!
  • This is a studio space, all in one room. The bedroom is also the living room. There is a new Serta Queen bed.
  • Games ...
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
We are yogis and body-mind healers. Dr. Zeb is a counselor and Rolfer; Candace an embodiment guide and Tantra educator. We provide private sessions, group classes, and healing retreats. Throughout the summer of 2014, our Monday and Wednesday 5:15-6:30pm meditation classes are open to everyone ($10 donation – arrive a few minutes early). And consider scheduling therapeutic bodywork or a healing appointment with Dr. Zeb or an energy tune-up with Candace to enhance your visit. Find more information at our website:


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Cozy & Private Studio Cottage in Garden Sanctuary + Walk to Downtown Plaza
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Great little cottage in an amazing garden !

  • 5 of 5

On a whim I got the chance to come up with a good friend and her granddaughters . I was so glad to find the arbor house , it was a great little place for me to stay . The garden is amazing , and the owners are great and easy to work with .

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Perfect for action packed days.

  • 5 of 5

This little bingelo is very efficient. Great for when your on the go. Nice garden and very nice owners.

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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wonderful quiet sanctuary

  • 5 of 5

This was the perfect rental for my 5 day stay in Ashland, while I was doing a training at the Ashland Springs Hotel. Why on earth would anyone pay the high prices of a hotel (especially at this time of year in Ashland) when you can stay in a gem like Arbor Studio?

I liked Arbor Studio so much I have already planned to stay there again when I return to Ashland in a few months. In fact, I think it will be my "go to" property for my 4 or 5 yearly solo visits to Ashland.

The studio met all my needs: affordable rates, proximity to downtown, privacy, quiet, fridge, and microwave.

The studio was so private and quiet. I never even saw a single person the whole time I was there, except I ran into the owners literally as I was pulling out of the driveway on the last day (they were very nice). The bed was very comfortable, and the fridge, sink and plates, glasses, etc met all my food needs. I have multiple food allergies and don't eat out at restaurants, so I brought all my food (precooked) with me and fit it all perfectly in the fridge. The microwave worked well to heat my meals. The Wi-Fi worked great.

I especially liked the fact that the studio doesn't share a wall with other buildings. I am very sensitive to noise and have stayed at other properties in Ashland where I could hear the coming and going of other guests. This was not the case at Arbor Studio!

  • Submitted: Aug 16, 2015
  • Stayed: August 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Serendipity surfaced in the garden

  • 5 of 5

Arbor Studio was much more comfortable, cozy and well equipped than I expected from the review. Everything was easily accessible and check in/out instructions were a breeze. It's located a few blocks away from the center of town and the south point of Lithia Park. An easy walk, if you appreciate walking, as I do. More than anything, in the garden: I enjoyed a private yoga practice one morning, an online (wi-fi reached out there) meditation one night, a lovely hammock relaxing afternoon and.... a serendipitous encounter with other guests who I had just seen in the town I had just left 50 miles away! It was the best choice for the last nights of my personal retreat before heading back to the big city. The energy is brewing at Chakra Garden if you are open to it. Enjoy :-)

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're delighted our Chakra Garden environment worked so well as a part of your personal retreat. Please come stay again and experience the evolution of our garden sanctuary. Travel Safely...
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Pacific Northwest


  • 5 of 5

Arbor studio is exactly as advertised, but I found the creative use of space even better than described. High ceilings and lots of light provided a feeling of spaciousness that exceeded the square footage. The combination of fridge, microwave, electric skillet and toaster oven made eating in a reasonable option when desired, and all appliances were in excellent condition. The studio was immaculate with nice touches, such as soft, thick towels and eco-friendly soaps. The grape arbor and adjacent gardens were lovely. This was the ideal place for my much needed respite and a great location for exploring Ashland and enjoying the Shakespeare Festival.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words about Arbor Studio at Chakra Garden. We'd be delighted to host your next stay in Ashland.
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Vancouver, BC


  • 5 of 5

A lovely studio with very welcoming hosts. It had everything I needed for my 4 day stay. Private, good shower and organic Eco friendly handwash, shampoo, conditioner and dishwash was a really nice touch.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2014
  • Stayed: September 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Liquid Assets
Nearest Train
50 Miles
Klamath Falls
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 99
Nearest Restaurant
0.1 Miles
Big Als or The Breadboard
Nearest Ski
16 Miles
Mt. Ashland
Nearest Beach
100 Miles
Crescent City, CA & Brookings, OR
Car: not necessary

We're four blocks north of Ashland's downtown plaza, Lithia Park, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival grounds. Ashland's Food Cooperative is 5 scenic blocks from us as is some of the best dining shopping in the country around and south of the downtown plaza.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $30
Damage Deposit $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.