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The perfect place from which to explore the wonders of Southern Oregon and the Rogue Valley. Homestead Woodland Cottage is a spacious, modern bungalow nestled on 60-acres of private property in the Griffin Creek area between Medford and Jacksonville. It’s at the end of a country road (now paved), with property borders on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) watershed land, so the surrounding trees are old and tall. It feels and sounds like you are far from the bustle of civilization, yet driving 10 minutes northeast takes you into downtown Medford, 10 minutes northwest and you arrive in the charming historical gold rush town of Jacksonville, or 20 minutes south you find yourself in Ashland’s downtown plaza and the bricks in front of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Angus Bowmer Theater. Homestead Woodland Cottage is spacious and modern, built in...
The perfect place from which to explore the wonders of Southern Oregon and the Rogue Valley. Homestead Woodland Cottage is a spacious, modern bungalow nestled on 60-acres of private property in the Griffin Creek area between Medford and Jacksonville. It’s at the end of a country road (now paved), with property borders on BLM (Bureau of Land Management) watershed land, so the surrounding trees are old and tall. It feels and sounds like you are far from the bustle of civilization, yet driving 10 minutes northeast takes you into downtown Medford, 10 minutes northwest and you arrive in the charming historical gold rush town of Jacksonville, or 20 minutes south you find yourself in Ashland’s downtown plaza and the bricks in front of Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Angus Bowmer Theater. Homestead Woodland Cottage is spacious and modern, built in 2000 and lived in on and off for 6 years until we built our home, which is next to the cottage (see photos). The kitchen is large and well-appointed with a gas stove and oven, microwave, toaster and a good selection of pots, pans, dishes, and cutlery. The fridge is small, but a reasonable size for a small family on vacation and we have a portable electric fridge you can use if you need more cold space. The living room is large and open, the walls lined with books. You’ll be comfortable sitting upon the IKEA queen sofabed (it becomes the 2nd queen bed for sleeping upon) and several arm-chairs. The room has a desk with PC, a free-standing fireplace, and a lovely round kitchen table with chairs. There is also 42” plasma screen TV offers cable, HBO, Showtime, and a selection of DVDs. Expect good wi-fi for all your computer connections. Expect also that you are so remote your cell phone won’t work inside (there’s a cell phone “sweet spot” in front of the cottage, though). The bedroom at Homestead Woodland Cottage is larger than a single car garage, with a new carpet and a new queen bed (guests report that it’s very comfortable). There’s a beautiful antique wardrobe and dresser for your clothes storage and Candace’s great-grandmother’s living room chairs to sit upon. Homestead Woodland Cottage’s bathroom has a deep stainless steel sink and plenty of hooks for towels. The large, custom, cultured marble shower features a bench and a pair of shower faucets so you can shower together with a friend or lover. Homestead Woodland Cottage has great versatility of sleeping options, so it’s terrific for a family get-away adventure. There’s a comfortable queen bed in the bedroom. There’s a comfortable convertible futon sofabed in the living room. We have two large, comfortable cots as extra beds. And the land offers several lovely, level spaces for tent camping. Homestead Cottage is about 1000 feet higher elevation that the floor of the Rogue Valley, so in summer it’s about 10 degrees cooler. The cottage is well insulated, and even on the hottest days (100+), the air temperature inside never rises about 79. In the winter, there’s a gas wall furnace to take the edge off and a free-standing fireplace that heats the interior so well that when there’s snow on the ground (which happens a couple times a year at our 2300 foot elevation) we often have to crack the windows to cool us down. You can expect a peaceful experience when you stay at Homestead Woodland Cottage. The nearest neighbor is more than 0.3 miles distant. A car might pass along the nearby easement road once every day or two (going to or from home). You’ll not listen to cars at night, but instead enjoy the cackle of hens and the occasional rooster crow, buzzing bees from our four hives, our two old, friendly dogs barking at pesky squirrels, a nearby family of night owls hooting, or the gaggle of wild turkey as they cross the front yard. You are welcome to bring your dog when you vacation with us. Our flock of chicken wanders freely, so we ask you keep an eye on your pets – sometimes they chase chickens and that doesn’t work for us. But we love canine visitors. You can hang in a hammock, swing in our sky chair, find plenty of shady spots to read a book or just be with the natural world, and generally enjoy peace and quiet between expeditions into the Rogue Valley. See plays, dine or shop in Ashland; wander historic Jacksonville; go wine-tasting in the Applegate Valley; play or raft in the Rogue River; ski Mt. Ashland in the winter or hike Crater Lake in the summer. All the wonders of Southern Oregon are near to your vacation pleasure spot, Homestead Woodland Cottage.
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Languages spoken:Portuguese, English, Italian, French, Spanish
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C$52 / stay
C$131 / stay
About the neighbourhood
Homestead Woodland Cottage is nestled on 60-acres of forested land at the bottom of the Applegate Watershed, in the Griffen Creek Area between Medford and Jacksonville. The place feels like it's a millions miles from anywhere (there is no traffic or people noise) yet in fewer than 10-minutes driving you can be in downtown in either city, and 20-minutes will take you into Ashland. We're in a valley so the sun rises late and sets early, making warm, welcoming, long evenings. We're surrounded by pine, fir, cedar, and madrone, yet there's patches of sunlight - in the meadows, over the pond at certain times of day, throughout the large vegetable garden. This is a perfect place to unwind from city-stress.