Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Stay in our Attic Suite During Your Jacksonville Visit!

Here's the link to our airbnb listing for the 1875 Attic Suite. Come on by for a visit!

1870's farmhouse attic suite, walk to Britt & town

Jacksonville, OR, United States
Recently updated attic of 1870's farmhouse includes soft, queen-sized bed and private bathroom with shower. Charming neighborhood, just two blocks walking distance to downtown and Britt. You can he...

Monday, November 21, 2016

Jacksonville One of America's Best Towns to Visit, says Smithsonian Magazine

Earlier this year, Smithsonian Magazine rated my hometown of Jacksonville, Oregon, as one of America's top twenty towns to visit in 2016.  What an honor! Here's part of the article:

Jacksonville, Oregon
Jacksonville’s gold deposits were discovered in the 1850s, and the town’s past still glitters today, literally. The famed Jacksonville Inn was actually built out of sandstone that had specks of gold in it.
The town thrived as a commerce capital until its fate changed when, in 1884, the railroad connecting eastern Oregon with a national rail network bypassed Jacksonville, and the economy tanked. In a strange twist of fate, the town’s poor fortune was actually what helped preserve its the 19th-century charms. Left mostly untouched for years, its historic buildings led it to become the first town in America to be named a National Historic Landmark in 1966.
Artifacts are still being dug up that explore Jacksonville’s gold rush past. In 2004, road work uncovered broken Chinese bowls and tea cups along with other objects that shed a light on its short-lived Chinatown, Oregon’s first, created when Chinese immigrants moved to Jacksonville during its boom. A narrated history walking tour provides a fascinating learning experience about the town’s preserved homes and buildings.
The town’s wineries have come into focus in the past few decades. The Applegate Wine Trail runs through Jacksonville, which is home to six tasting rooms in town, as well as wineries just outside it. Those looking for an alcohol-free beverage can do no better than Good Bean. The raved about coffee shop delivers a tall order, one of the best cups in Oregon.
Crater Lake National Park is a scenic drive from Jacksonville, making it a great day trip from Jacksonville. The journey offers some spectacular views of Oregon’s countryside, and those with the time should take a detour to the Lost Creek Reservoir, at the Mill Creek Falls turn-off. A switchback hike rewards with a beautiful waterfall at the end.
Every summer, a concert series in Jacksonville memorializes one of many who came to Jacksonville in search of gold, photographer Peter Britt. He spent much of his time in town capturing its historic legacy, which people can now look back on today. The Britt Festival, which runs all summer, takes place on his old estate. This year's lineup boasts Diana Ross, Grace Potter and Hunter Hayes, among others.
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Thursday, September 22, 2016

Inside our pet-friendly rental cottage in Jacksonville

Leave the car parked in your own private carport and walk to town! Walk to the Britt Festival! Spacious pet-friendly, kid-friendly cottage.  
Cottage bathroom area; mini-fridge and microwave. Shower and toilet closet at rear.
We've decided to let airbnb handle the rental arrangements. If you would like to book the cottage, please click here:  The pet-friendly Cottage in my peaceful backyard.  The rental is $115/night with a $30 cleaning fee.

The cottage is furnished with a queen-sized bed and a set of twin bunk beds. There's a table and chairs for meals and playing games right next to the gas fireplace. Large double doors open directly onto the fenced backyard. Above the fireplace, the flatscreen tv is hooked up to cable that includes HBO and Showtime. We also have free wi-fi. 
Cozy beds and  fireplace make this cottage comfy year 'round.

Double doors lead directly out to the fenced backyard.
The cottage has its own covered parking space immediately alongside the kitchen door for easy unpacking of family and gear.
Cottage covered parking off the alley.
We really like hosting visitors to Jacksonville. Our town has wonderful historical attractions and plenty of things to do. We are also convenient to Medford and Ashland.  Why stay in a hotel when you can have your own comfy cottage?

You can view a walk-through by clicking here:

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Cyd and Gary's Jacksonville, Oregon, Vacation Rental

Cyd and Gary's new airbnb location at 650 Sterling Street, Jacksonville, Oregon
We've completed remodeling the upstairs of our 1875 Jacksonville farmhouse. The upstairs bathroom now has clean, shiny white tiles on the floor and walls. We are renting the upstairs suite for $90/night--a real bargain compared to Ashland prices! 
1875 farmhouse attic bathroom

1875 farmhouse attic queen-sized bed

1875 farmhouse attic suite
Three views of the upstairs attic suite.

Of course, at these prices the meals are NOT included. Cyd would be delighted to make you your favorite Albion Inn breakfast extravaganza for $12/person. Or we could do a smaller breakfast for $5, or just skip breakfast altogether, as you wish. Just let me know in advance so I can prepare.

Our home also has a darling, pet-friendly cottage in the totally fenced backyard. The cottage is also child-friendly, and features a queen sized bed and bunkbeds for the kids.  The cottage rents for $115/night.
This is the cottage at 650 Sterling Street, Jacksonville, Oregon

We're using airbnb to handle booking and reservations. Here's the link:

Our phone number remains the same:  541-488-3905. Give us a call! We'd love to hear from you!