2013 Festival of Lights

2013 Ashland Festival of Lights

The Festival of Light, a community event put on by the Ashland Chamber, begins each year the day after Thanksgiving to kick off the holiday season. There is entertainment on the Plaza, followed by Santa’s Parade at 5:00 pm and a Grand Illumination with a countdown led by Santa and Mrs. Claus who officially turn on over one million lights all over downtown.

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Winter Rentals at the Stratford Inn

two queen bed stratford inn hotel


Are you in between places and looking for short term rental for the winter months? If so, the Stratford Inn could be the solution to your housing needs.

Beginning November 1st through February 28th, the Stratford Inn is offering long term room rentals to those who are looking for temporary housing for the winter months. At $650 per month with  $300 refundable deposit, rent  includes all utilities such as garbage, electric, wifi, and cable.   A few other perks to keep in mind is the on site coffee shop, pool and spa, and laundry facilities.

Across the street from Safeway Grocery and minutes from downtown Ashland, we are a quiet, non-smoking facility.  If this sounds like a fit for you this winter, give us a call at 541-488-2151 or stop by for a tour of our Inn.



Ashland Air Quality – Douglas Complex Fire

douglas complex fire 2013


The Rogue Valley is cloudy with the smoke from the Douglas County Fire north east of Grants Pass (roughly 35 miles from Ashland) after lightning started a number of fires. While the Medford air quality has been rated poor for the time being by DEQ, the Talent/Ashland area is still rated at ‘good air quality’.

Visit the Medford DEQ site for a map of air quality in the Rogue Valley (DEQ Air Index).

Air Quality
Air Quality Index (AQI) PM2.5 24-hour Average (µg/m3) 8-hour Ozone Concentration (ppm) Carbon Monoxide
8-hour average (ppm)


0 – 50

0.0 – 12.0

0.000 – 0.059

0.0 – 4.4


51 – 100

12.1 – 35.4

0.060 – 0.075

4.5 – 9.4


101 – 150

35.5 – 55.4

0.076 – 0.095

9.5 – 12.4


151 – 200

55.5 – 150.4

0.096 – 0.115

12.5 – 15.4


201 – 300

150.5 – 250.4

0.116 – 0.374

15.5 – 30.4






The Stratford Inn would like to give special thanks to the 1,000 fire fighters and pilots helping to battle the Douglas Complex Fire and will be in our prayers tonight. Keep up the good work and be safe!

douglas complex fire 2013

Image courtesy of KOIN.com.


Two Queen Room

Hotel room with 2 queen beds
These rooms are furnished with two luxury queen sized beds, a pedestal table, two swivel chairs, and includes a full bath with a shower and bathtub. Room is complete with an in-room coffee maker, refrigerator /freezer combo and microwave. These room types are located on the tree side or the parking lot side of our facility.
To view this room’s availability & rates, go to the “Reservations” section at the top of this page and click the “Check Availability” button. For assistance call reservations at 800-547-4741 or Tel. 541-488-2151.


  • Light complimentary breakfast
  • Refrigerator/freezer combinations in every room
  • 100% non-smoking facility
  • Am/Fm radio alarm clocks
  • Guest Laundry Facilities
  • Coffeemaker
  • Microwaves
  • Natura toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Luxury bath towels
  • Complimentary Wireless Internet
  • 24 hour desk assistance

Shakespearean Library

Ashland Shakespeare Theatre


ashland-shakespeare-festivalWe have a small library of Shakespeare literature for our guests to choose from as well as some children’s  books.

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Wireless Internet Connection

stratford inn wireless internet

stratford inn wireless internet

The Stratford Inn provides its guests with wireless, high speed internet access in all guest rooms. If you have a wireless lap top you will also be able to relax in Boulevard coffee, our lobby, pool room and sundeck areas and access the internet through our high speed wireless Internet connection.