Absolutely ASHLAND! March 2nd – 4th, 2020

We invite you to experience Ashland… the colors of the seasons, the taste of the cuisine, the comfort and personal feel of the town. Nestled at the convergence of the Cascade and Siskiyou Mountain ranges, Ashland offers year-round cultural, culinary and outdoor opportunities for everyone. Make Ashland the destination for your next adventure!

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Day 1 – Monday March 2nd  – Home to Ashland
We’ll make our way south to beautiful Seven Feathers Casino for lunch and play-time! Next is the headquarters for “Dogs for the Deaf”, a non-profit, “for impact” organization, founded in 1977 by the late Roy G. Kabat. A deaf woman in Minnesota had a dog that trained itself to let her know when things were going on after the dog passed, she was looking for someone to train another dog. After spending two weeks with her, Roy came back to Oregon and started Dogs for the Deaf. Our home for the next two nights is the Historic Ashland Springs Hotel. It has been transformed into a haven of taste and elegance reminiscent of small European hotels. You’ll have time to get cozy in your room before we head to Oregon’s Cabaret Theater for the dinner show Steel Magnolia’s… Truvy’s salon is Chinquapin, Louisiana’s go-to place for a beauty fix with a hearty side of gossip. Along with her overeager assistant Annelle, Truvy pampers her small-town clients with hairdos, manicures and all kinds of unsolicited advice. Anybody who’s anybody is a regular: There’s the doting M’Lynn and her soon-to-be-married daughter Shelby, the moody Ouiser and the well-to-do widow Clairee. Through witty banter and wisecracks, this hodgepodge group of women form friendships as strong as steel, which they are forced to lean on when tragedy strikes. Ashland Springs Hotel (D)

Day 2 – Tuesday March 3rd – 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? 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. This afternoon you will have the option to head to Jacksonville, the Rogue Creamery, the Lillie Belle Candy Shop, & the Daisy Creek Wine Shop… 3 stops in one! After a little time to rest up at the hotel we head to one of our favorites for dinner… Harvey’s Place! Now we’re ready for Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s production of Midsummer Night’s Dream… Duke Theseus and Hippolyta are preparing for their wedding, when Egeus arrives with his daughter Hermia, along with Lysander and Demetrius. Hermia and Lysander love each other; but Egeus wants Hermia to marry Demetrius (who is loved by Helena). Theseus insists that Egeus must have his way, and gives Hermia a month to marry Demetrius, or either die or become a nun. Hermia and Lysander decide to run away and to meet in the forest. Hermia tells Helena of their plans, and she in turn tells Demetrius, in the hope that he will like her more for telling him. Demetrius chases after the eloping couple, and Helena chases after him. Ashland Springs Hotel (B, D)

Day 3 – Wednesday March 4th – Ashland to Home
We’ll head home today but the fun isn’t over. We have something unique this afternoon, the Crater Rock Museum. It houses the finest displays of rocks, minerals, and gems on the West Coast. We’ll stop in Roseburg for a wonderful lunch at the Brix before making our way home from this great little tour! (B, L)


$884 Double $1,048 Single

A $100 per person deposit will hold space; balance is due by November 28th, 2019