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Included in your "OWR Time" retreat are several perks such as transportation to and from MFR airport and scheduled activities, award-winning B&B accommodation with private bedroom/bathroom, gourmet multi-course breakfasts prepared in-house, luxury toiletries (made in-house by BFF), and other amenities. You'll have access to a 24-hour coffee/tea bar and refreshments, all meals, classes, planned activities and events, and even taxes and gratuity for each service included in your itinerary. Please refer to the specifics of this particular retreat below.
Nov 14th-20th 2023, Single Occupancy All-Inclusive
Nov 14th-20th 2023, Double Occupancy
Do you have a burning desire to unleash your creativity, but don't know where to begin? Look no further! …
Our Aspiring Artist Creative Escape Retreat is all-inclusive, which means all you need to do is show up!
Whether you're new to the art scene or just need a break to let your imagination run wild, our luxurious accommodations provide the perfect environment to explore your artistic side. You'll enjoy the finest cuisine from private chefs and top-rated restaurants while learning from professional artists who teach various hands-on techniques. By the end of your stay, you'll have completed your own works of art and received a professional artist tool kit to continue your craft at home. You'll experiment with different mediums and styles and can connect with other like-minded individuals. Our space is designed to cater to the needs of "dreaming artists" like you, with small class sizes of 4-8 guests per group. As you embark on your artistic journey, you will discover the path that speaks to you! Get away by yourself or grab a favorite someone, while making friends to last a lifetime!
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Details for accommodations meals, classes, and entertainment at OWR's Aspiring Artist 7-day Retreat
You will stay at an award-winning bed and breakfast, voted #6 of 2023's “BEST 100 Destinations in Oregon” and ranked in the top 10% of hotels worldwide. This 100-year-old Craftsman home has been a beloved boutique inn since the 80s and is a local favorite. The inn is historically charming while offering all the modern amenities. Moreover, it is conveniently located just six blocks away from the famous Downtown Ashland Plaza. Extra nights at a discount from standard B&B rates. 6 nights included.
Indulge in the luxurious amenities of our exquisite rooms. Each room boasts a private and fully equipped bathroom. Our robes and premium proprietary toiletries wrap you in elegance. Relax in the comfort of our exclusive bedding, designed to provide a peaceful night's sleep. Rooms also have a TV, featuring popular streaming services and Wi-Fi. Additionally, each room includes a cozy sitting area. Rooms include one queen-sized bed or one king and extra-long twin bed. Read our Reviews
The sunrise brings the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and the sounds of the kitchen. Our guests eagerly anticipate the morning's culinary delights. The inn's chef is known for creating exquisite multi-course delights using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Each day, at 9 a.m., guests are invited to the charming dining room to indulge in a gourmet breakfast experience. Menu can cater to all dietary allergies, to ensure that every guest's needs are met. Please let us know ahead of time.
Each morning, you will enjoy our freshly brewed coffee that is locally roasted and ground exclusively for OWR’s Inn. Moreover, we have refreshments and a guest kitchenette available for your use. You can find a lovely assortment of gourmet teas, coffees, and mix-ins here. We also provide filtered water, refrigerators, microwave, and dishware. Snacks and drinks are well-stocked for our retreats, so you can help yourself as much as you want during your stay with us.
We will have 17 meals together this week! Ashland, Oregon is famous for its diverse range of food, art, and music. Our class group will be dining at least once a day at a restaurant off-site. We have carefully selected the best and most popular restaurant experiences for you. There will be options to either walk or get a ride to all locations. You will choose from each restaurant’s menu including a cocktail or alcoholic drink, on occasion.
Meals on-site will be catered by local favorites or prepared by our own chef. Our food artist truly cares about your experience. From the first bite to the last, you'll taste the difference that comes from preparing your dishes with love. We understand the importance of accommodating dietary and food allergies, so we kindly ask that you inform us beforehand. We plan and shop for all meals based on information we have from you ahead of time.
Let’s get to know one another! On the first day of the retreat, we will have a late afternoon welcome reception in the main dining area—drinks and charcuterie nibbles before our dinner reservations. You will get to meet your hosts, some of the art instructors for the week, and the other guests. Throughout the week, you will live, learn, dine, and create together. This will be a close-knit group by the end of the week! We might as well start the familiarities now :)
Please let us know if you need transportation during your stay with us. We can provide transportation to and from Medford Airport (MFR) for all your scheduled activities, classes, meals, and entertainment. If you prefer to bring your own vehicle, we offer free on-site parking, including an EV (Electric Vehicle) charger that you can use at no additional cost.
*For certain retreats, we may be able to provide a discount if you bring your own transportation. Please, inquire in advance.
As an artist, having access to good tools and supplies is crucial. While most artist retreats offer supplies for purchase, at OWR, all the art supplies and tools you will need are included. You won't encounter additional charges, hidden fees, or surprise expenses during your stay. All you need to do is relax, enjoy, and let your creativity flow. You will receive a beautiful artist toolkit that is yours to use, keep, and take home with you and continue your creations!
Ashland, Oregon, has recently been awarded this title! A city with a unique and vibrant art, music, culture, and theater scene. You will have the opportunity to learn from some of the greatest artists who have contributed to this city's artistic legacy. You will spend each day of instruction with your small class and an experienced local artist. The intimate class size and hands-on approach will enable you to create your own artwork while learning from these accomplished professionals.
During this O.W.R. Art retreat, you'll learn various mediums and techniques from professional artists. The specific artists and mediums covered will change based on availability and the retreat schedule. However, you can expect to create your own finished pieces each day. In addition to the artwork you'll make, the retreat will inspire and ignite a new passion within you for whichever medium you choose to explore further. Continuing your journey with your own artist tool kit at home.
Whether you are arriving solo or with someone special (BFF/partner/sibling/spouse), you will have the opportunity to experience creative awakenings and new ideas this week. Additionally, you will get the chance to connect with other like-minded individuals. You already share a common interest in having a "Creative Spirit." So, take the time to get to know each other and exchange contact information to follow each other's creative journeys. Have fun exploring what else connects us all together!