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Experience vintage charm with modern amenities



Ashland, Oregon is known for its famous Shakespeare festival, but it is a charming town no matter when you visit. The whole city maintains an Old World atmosphere and the best way to really experience this feeling is to stay at the historic John McCall House. Once a Victorian mansion that hosted guests as renowned as President Rutherford B. Hayes, the John McCall House has since been transformed into a gorgeous inn that will blow you away.

Whoever was in charge of renovating the McCall House was meticulous about recreating the vintage style. Among the vintage chandeliers, massive wood and brass bed frames, dark wood vanities, claw-foot tubs, and old-fashioned fire places, you will feel as if you have stepped back in time as soon as you walk through the front door. But don’t let the Old World décor fool you. The McCall House has all the modern amenities you could ask for. A shared computer for all guests to use, fast and reliable Wi-Fi in the room, unlimited coffee and tea throughout the house, and a Keurig machine downstairs are just a few of the comforts you can enjoy.

While you are inside the inn, you will feel removed from everything. This quiet, peaceful home is a world of its own. You can enjoy the serene parlor and roaring fire for as long as you want, but when you are ready to explore, you are less than five minutes from the center of downtown. This means you can quickly walk to Main Street and start strolling through the boutique shops and delightful restaurants. If you are looking for an incredible meal near the inn, check out Larks. This farm-to-table restaurant has an amazing menu with unique meals crafted by a top-notch chef. Then, after a full day of wandering throughout Ashland, you can head back to the inn and sleep well in your extremely comfortable bed at the John McCall House.

When you wake up in the morning you may be tempted to head into town and see what breakfast places there are, but make sure you dedicate at least one morning for breakfast at the inn. Starting at 8:30am the chef serves a multi-course breakfast that is truly mouth-watering. The menu is posted the night before and changes every day. It is the perfect way to start you morning and the home-cooked, fresh cuisine is beyond delicious.

Whether you are a solo traveler or a whole family, there is space for you at the John McCall House. Each room is unique, featuring various bed and seating arrangements, but they all have one thing in common: each bedroom is remarkable. The rooms vary from $170 to $250 depending on the season, but it is well worth the price whenever you go. There is no question about it; your stay at the John McCall House is certain to be phenomenal.

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