Oregon Honey Festival

ASHLAND, Ore. — The very first Oregon Honey Festival was held Saturday in Ashland. The event at the Ashland Springs Hotel featured 21 vendors from all over the state. Many vendors had samples of their honey along with other honey-based products. In addition to samples, some provided useful information about bee keeping. Some at the … Continue reading »

10th Annual Oregon Chocolate Festival

ASHLAND, Ore.– Tonight kicks off this weekend’s 10th Annual Oregon Chocolate Festival at the Ashland Springs Hotel. A chocolatier from Lillie Belle Farms in Central Point is putting his artwork on display of a chocolate sculpture of an electric guitar. All weekend long local chocolate makers will be offering chef demonstrations, samples and some of … Continue reading »

Larks Set to Expand to Medford

MEDFORD, Ore. — Just a few months after closing on a deal to take over the Red Lion Hotel in Medford, the Inn at the Commons is set to open its new restaurant Friday. Larks is expanding to its second location after success with the first at the Ashland Springs Hotel.  The owners see big … Continue reading »

Ashland Springs Hotel Buys Red Lion

ASHLAND, Ore. – Ashland Springs Hotel owners are expanding into Medford after recently purchasing the Red Lion Hotel. Doug and Becky Neuman saw the hotel property, located in the Commons of downtown Medford, as an opportunity to create a vibrant and successful new place to work, play and dine at. Their plans are to change … Continue reading »

History Behind Local Hotel Owners

ASHLAND, Ore. — The general manager of the Ashland Springs Hotel says it could be a matter of days or just a few weeks before the partnership between the Red Lion and the owners of the Ashland Springs Hotel is finalized. Those owners, Becky and Doug Neuman, have a history of reviving landmarks. In the … Continue reading »

Ashland Hills to Reopen

ASHLAND, Ore. — The owners of several Ashland resorts are expanding their business, and reopening a hotel that’s been closed for six years. This section of the Ashland Hills Hotel, which was most recently called the Windmill Inns of America, has been closed since 2007. Now the owners of the Ashland Springs Hotel want to … Continue reading »

Ashland Springs Purchase Windmill Inns

ASHLAND, Ore. — The largest hotel and event space in Southern Oregon has a new owner. The owners of the Ashland Springs Hotel have purchased Ashland Hills, formerly known as Windmill Inns of America. Located at the south Ashland exit, the original building boasts over 160 guest rooms and 15,000 square feet of banquet space. … Continue reading »

Oregon Chocolate Festival This Weekend

ASHLAND, Ore. — Oregon chocolatiers and bakers are hoping to get your attention when you head to the Oregon Chocolate Festival this year. More than 50 Oregon vendors will be at the Ashland Springs Hotel taking part in the Festival. Many of them are small businesses that have recently opened their doors. Sjanna Sharbatz, the … Continue reading »