where to begin? my stay at romeo inn in quaint ashland, oregon was an absolute delight! there are not enough good things to be said about this lovely little b & b. stayed in the canterbury suite this most recent visit, but have also previously stayed in the stratford suite (which has a jacuzzi!). both rooms were incredibly spacious, with large bathrooms, beautiful furnishings and decorative touches. the inn itself is impeccably clean, comfy, and cozy, and its keepers are respectfully sociable-- you want to talk, they'll talk; you want to be left alone, they'll leave you alone. (but, they're lovely people, and you'll want to talk to them!)
since one of the most important aspects of a b & b is the second b (breakfast), i'll spend a little time elaborating on the gourmet offerings. the guest book located in each room refers to the breakfast as lavish, and it definitely is! each morning's breakfast has several courses, beginning, naturally, with coffee or tea (coffee is fantastic), then a fruit smoothie or fresh squeezed juice. next comes a starch of sorts, a scone or muffin (deana-- who does most of the baking-- makes scones to die for). next, a fruit course-- some days a salad, others a yogurt parfait, etc. finally, the main course: some delicious conception of eggs, or waffles, or french toast-- you name it! they strive for variety, and i've never had eggs two days in a row (though everything is so good, it wouldn't bother me if i had). and no worries, when scheduling your stay, you will be asked if you have any food allergies, dietary needs, or dislikes, and don and deana are incredibly accommodating; if you hate mushrooms, they won't serve you a mushroom omelette and expect you to pick out the mushrooms. breakfast is served 8:30- 9:30, and you definitely want to make sure you're awake for it!
in addition to breakfast, deana also conjures daily snacks which are in the common area leading to the pool out back. near the snacks are also complimentary coffee and tea, as well as soft drinks which are located in the guest fridge-- yes, guest fridge. so, if you have leftovers from one of the many wonderful area restaurants, you've got a place to put them.
the pool and patio area is lovely, with different places to sit, lounge chairs, etc. the pool is well-maintained, and definitely spacious for a few guests to use at a time. there is also a jacuzzi located in this area. adjacent to the pool is an extensive garden, inhabited by one of the friendliest (and most attention-loving) orange tabby cats i have ever met: Buster. if you visit romeo inn, you will surely get to know Buster. he's an outdoor cat, so don't worry if you have allergies, because he's not allowed inside the inn. nestled among the garden area are different benches and the most comfortable hammock known to man.
over all, my stays at romeo inn have been what a stay at a b & b should be: relaxing, care-free, and fulfilling. i would recommend it to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located just 8 blocks from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival in a very quiet residential area. Our Cape Cod style inn has 4 spacious guest rooms and 2 luxurious suites all with king beds, en suite bathrooms, air conditioning, free wireless internet. Two rooms (Canterbury and Windsor) have a twin bed in addition to the king and can accommodate 3 guests. Some rooms have private entrances, fireplaces and a jetted tub. All guests enjoy a three course breakfast, homemade cookies and refreshments available all day. The inn is on 1/2 acre with lush gardens, outdoor swimming pool and spa (available seasonally). Relax poolside or in the hammock amid the pines.PA#96-024 ... more less