Oregon’s Own European Charm… ASHLAND! – March 20th – 22nd 2019

Spring time in Ashland, the air is warmer, the days longer, the sunsets brighter, and the hills greener.  This is our favorite time to visit our southern neighbors; the crowds of summer have not yet arrived,  it’s lovely to sit outside, day or evening, and the entertainment is wonderful, as always!

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Day 1 – Wednesday March 20th – Home to Ashland
South we go… first stop is lunch at Heaven on Earth Restaurant & Bakery… serving food made from scratch for over 43 years. Next stop is the Rogue Creamery, the Lillie Belle Candy Shop, & the Daisy Creek Wine Shop it’s 3 stops in one! The award winning Rogue Creamery is celebrating 80 years of making delicious artisan cheeses; hand-crafted blue cheese, cheddar cheese, and TouVelle. Our home for the next two nights: The Historic Ashland Springs Hotel (formerly the Mark Antony) It has been transformed into a haven of taste and elegance reminiscent of small European hotels. You’ll have plenty of time to get cozy in your room before we head to Oregon’s Cabaret Theater for the dinner show… Beehive is the ultimate celebration of 1960’s female empowerment. Featuring such timeless classics as “My Boyfriend’s Back”, “Be My Baby”, “Son of a Preacher Man”, and “Me & Bobby McGee”, Beehive recalls the days of miniskirts, transistor radios and flower power. Told from the perspective of six young women who came of age in this enigmatic decade, these young ladies look back on a host of issues ranging from their first Beehive Dance to the challenges we faced as a nation. (L, D)

Day 2 – Thursday March 21st – Ashland Local Touring
Good morning… after breakfast we head back to the Cabaret for a PUTTING IT TOGETHER TOUR!  Here is an opportunity for you to not only peer into the behind the scenes making of the show but to also meet the talent that makes it happen. Join technical artists from the Cabaret to learn what inspires the designs for their productions. What factors influence the designer’s’ choices? How do the design elements of prior productions differ from each other and why? These questions and more are answered in a 90 minute exploration of the stagecraft and technical process. Your afternoon is free to explore the wonders of Ashland and Lithia Park… This is Big City Arts and Entertainment wrapped up in a Small Town Package. You will have the option to head to Jacksonville this afternoon if you wish… You’ll have some time to freshen up before dinner in one of the Ashland Springs beautiful banquet rooms. Now we’re ready for Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Hairspray… It’s 1962, and Baltimore teenager Tracy Turnblad lives in a world that tells her plus-sized gals shouldn’t be dancing on television and that racial segregation is here to stay. When she wins a spot on The Corny Collins Show, Tracy becomes a star and teams up with her friends Penny, Seaweed, Motormouth Maybelle and hunky Link Larkin to use her newfound fame to challenge the status quo. (B, D)

Day 3 – Friday March 22nd – Ashland to Home
We’ll make our way home today but the fun isn’t over… First stop Seven Feathers for lunch and play time! Then we’ll stop at the new Albany Carousel… it consist of 52 animals and, being a menagerie style unit, it has a variety ranging from a seven foot tall giraffe, dogs, cats, zebras, unicorns, dragons, and yes, even lions, tigers, and bears, (oh my just to name a few)! (B)

$844 Double  $1,010 Single

A $100 per person deposit will hold space; balance is due by January 15th, 2019