Ashland B&B Comfort with Outdoor Adventure

Stay in an Ashland B&B.  Play in Southern Oregon!

Ashland, Oregon’s unique geography offers up a true 4-season play­ground for adven­tur­ous and active vis­i­tors. While the town of Ashland is usually associated with theater and the arts; Ashland B&B also caters to sportsmen, athletes and the outdoorsy type.

The town is nestled at the foothills of the Siskiyou mountains near sub-alpine lakes, world-class rafting rivers, lakes, a ski resort, snow parks, numerous golf courses, and horseback riding, hiking and biking trails.  All within short and easy dis­tance by car.  Some local out­fit­ters and guides will pick up and drop off clients at the Chan­ti­cleer Inn B&B.

Listed here are just few of the activities an Ashland B&B visitor may enjoy all year round:


Discover why the Southern Oregon rivers have attracted famous fly-fishers, such as Zane Grey, Clarke Gable and Ginger Rogers. For more information on fishing …

Water Sports

Ashland B&B guests run the Rogue

Rafting the Rogue, photo from Indigo Creek Outfitters

White water rafting, kayaking, jet-boat excursions and more on the Rogue and Klamath rivers. All kinds of trips to suit all sorts of people — from mild to wild. Challenging runs or gentle floats — either way rafting is wonderful fun for the family and a great way to see Southern Oregon’s remote beauty.  Some outfitters will pick up guests at the Chanticleer.

Local outfitters for river trips: Indigo Creek Outfitters, Kokopelli River Guides, and Arrowhead River Adventures.


Ashland B&B guests take advantage of the local cycling culture. Ashland has a very active cycling community and is widely known for downhill mountain and cross-country biking, with many trails interlacing the mountain side above the town.  For over 30 years, Mt. Ashland Hill Climb Bike Race happens every September. Proceeds benefit the nonprofit Ashland Woodlands and Trails Association, which plans, builds and maintains trails in and around Ashland. For more information on bike routes and rentals, etc. …

Hiking and Walking

Rogue Valley and the Cascade and Siskiyou mountains offer breathtaking views, incredible beauty and diverse eco-systems. The best way to see it, is to hike it!  Ask Ellen for suggestions for walks and hikes in town and in the surrounding mountains.

Ashland B&B guests ski Mt. Ashland

Mt Ashland photo from OR Opportunity Real Estate

There are a number of trail heads along the Pacific Crest Trail that runs from Mt. Ashland to near Lake of the Woods before turning northward to Crater Lake. For more information on specific trails …

Ashland Ski Resort

Outstanding, uncrowded downhill skiing and snowboarding areas and Sno-parks for sledding. Lots of sunny Spring days, powdery snow, challenging runs, and awesome views – skiing in Ashland, Oregon is a best kept secret and only 30 minutes from the Chanticleer Inn to the resort’s parking lot!  With only 15% of the runs for beginners, most of the mountain’s runs are challenging. One can hear locals boast: If you can ski Ashland, you can ski anywhere.

Nordic Skiing and Snow Shoeing

Ashland B&B innkeeper at Crater Lake

Ellen snowshoeing at Crater Lake

Nordic skiers and snow shoers are more than amply blessed with miles and miles of trails. A ring of snow surrounds the Rogue Valley during the winter months where the Siskiyou and Cascade mountain ranges come together in Southern Oregon. All those spring and summer hiking trails become powdery ski trails.

The normal ski season starts by early December and sometimes as early as the first week of November. Snow cover at our usual venues starts getting thin by mid-March, but skiers willing to travel to nearby Crater Lake or Mt. Shasta, or Telemark skiers interested in climbing Mt. McLaughlin and Mt. Scott extend their ski season into April, May and beyond.

Southern Oregon Nordic Club posts information of their classes, outings, and races — beginners to experts, locals and visitors are all warmly welcomed in this club.


Ashland B&B guests golf

Quail Point

There are 12 golf courses throughout the Rogue Valley.  For a comprehensive list of courses with location, and other details please to golf link’s website.

Other Adventures …

Horseback Riding: City Slickers Trail Rides offers guided horse trail rides to children and adults of all riding abilities. Trail rides for 1–2 hours, half day rides, and full day rides are available year round.

Rouge Valley Zipline Adventure will take you high above the Rogue Valley as you soar through over 2,700 feet of Zip on five Zipline course. Longest zipline in the Pacific Northwest.

Ashland B&B guests zip

Rogue Valley Zipline Adventure