Lithia Artisan Market
Winding along Ashland Creek, Lithia Artisan Market features many wonderful artists and craftspeople from Southern Oregon and Northern California. A beloved summer event starting in April, it takes place every Saturday & Sunday. Put your walking shoes on and get ready to shop at one of the many wonderful & colorful stalls. It’s the perfect way to spend a day in downtown Ashland.
This gorgeous park spans over 2 miles of beautiful walking paths through a Japanese Garden, formal rose garden, two duck ponds a swimming hole and lots of pristine landscaping in the heart of downtown Ashland, Oregon. There are volleyball courts, tennis courts & a playground for children. If you happen to come during the summer, bring your bathing suite and hike up to Lithia Reservoir for a swim. It’s heaven!
Ashland is surrounded by wine country. With over 150 microclimates spanning across high desert, three river valleys, and mountains, there is nothing we can’t grow here. With over 150 wineries and more popping up daily, we are becoming famous for our Tempranillo, Viognier, Cab Franc, Chardonnay, Malbec, Syrah and of course Pinot Noir. Southern Oregon is the fastest growing wine region in the world. There are many fantastic wine tour companies operating in the region or you can just ask your Innkeeper to design a wine tour specific to your needs.
Ashland Growers Market
We are fortunate to have two different Growers Markets in Ashland. One takes place at 1420 East Main Street at the Ashland Guard Armory and is very large and features many local artisans & craftsman as well as some incredibly delicious food vendors, such spicy pickled peppers, locally harvested honey, home-made jams & delicious organic breads & cheeses to name but a few. Everything is locally made or grown & it’s a great way to visit with locals and see the best part of life in Ashland. Word of advice, its best to take a reusable bag. The second market is on Saturdays downtown and there you will mostly find fresh produce and some artisan stands. (more)
Hiking & Biking Trails
Outside the front door of the Bayberry Inn Bed and Breakfast at the top of our hill is an entrance to awesome hiking trails which you can take all the way to Lithia Park & Mt. Ashland. With so many wonderful running trails nearby, Ashland is quickly becoming an adventure destination for athletes who want clean air, diverse terrain & & interesting trails. We are also quickly becoming known for our awesome Mountain Biking. With hundreds of miles of varied terrain, it’s a wonderful place to get away from busy trails elsewhere! (more biking).
Visit One of Our Four Lakes
Within a short drive from the Bayberry Inn B&B’s front door, you can visit one of our four gorgeous lakes. Emigrant Lake, located on the edge of town, is a wonderful place to host a BBQ or take the kids for the day on the water. A bit further up Dead Indian Memorial Road, located on the South end of town, you’ll hit Hyatt Lake Resort, Howard Prairie Lake, then the jewel of them all, Lake of the Woods, a freshwater lake that is fresh & just gorgeous. They all offer a variety of activities, such as fishing, day camping, boat rentals, restaurants & much more. Crater Lake is also close enough to do in one day from Ashland, just check the weather before heading up there to be sure about visibility. (more)
Bear Creek Bike Trail
A quarter mile away from the Bayberry Inn Bed and Breakfast is the entrance to the Bear Creek Bike Trail. With 18 miles of paths designated for biking, it is an awesome place to get in a ride before breakfast! You can either bring your own bikes and store them in our securely locked storage, or there are some great bike rental shops close by. If you really want the best of both worlds, you might consider renting a state-of-the-art electric bike from either Piccadilly Cycles or Ashland Electric Bikes.
Oregon Cabaret Theatre
The Oregon Cabaret Theatre has been making waves with their fabulous performances at their dinner shows for many years. The shows are varied and change every few months, but they’re so fantastically popular that they sell out so book your tickets in advance. I recommend eating dinner there & ordering the Dickey Pie before dinner so it’s served during intermission; you can thank us later!