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Summer Fun!

Summer time "Sizzled" in with hot temperatures in the high 90% this week. To escape the blistering heat the Blue Moon is always wonderfully cool and comfortable, a lovely respite from the heat!

Another way to keep cool in the hot weather is to go rafting on the beautiful Rogue River. There are several outfits in Ashland Oregon, Noah's Rafting and Fishing Outfitters and Indigo Creek Outfitters both are offering scenic floats for all ages, if you want more excitement go white water rafting along the Rogue River or the Upper Klamath River . Trips can last the whole day or half a day or if you are really adventurous you can take a multi day trip and eat dinner under the stars and sleep soundly in a cabin, lodge or tents along the way.

If fishing is your preference there are many fabulous fishing opportunities for one day trips and also 3 or 4 day wilderness trips. Bring home Steelhead Salmon, Trout or Bass. Now you can always put the fish back into the river for other anglers to catch if you prefer.

There is so much to do and see in the Rogue Valley. We will be your consiege at the Blue Moon B&B, to help you find the right adventure for you!

Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents The Odyssey

The Oregon Shakespeare Festival presents a new adaptation of Homer's The Odyssey and it's truly spellbinding. Director Mary Zimmerman brings the ancient story to life on the Allen Elizabeth outdoor stage with wisdom, beauty and humor. There are exceptional performances by all of the cast members, especially Chistopher Donahue as Odysseus,Christiana Clark as the goddess Athena and Danforth Comins as Antinous and Poseidon.

The audience is completely memorized by the adventures of the hero Odysseus who is lost at sea and does not return home to Ithaca after fighting in the decade long Trojan war. His wife Penelope and son Telemachus wait for him to return fearing he is lost forever. While he is gone Penelope is plagued by a pack of suitors. She promises to marry one of them Lord Antinous as soon as she completes a shroud, each night she unpicks the shroud that she has woven that day so she can keep putting him off. Penelope never looses faith that her husband will eventually return and rescue her from her torment.

For seven long years Odysseus is trapped on a remote island by Calypso,who offers him love and immortality but he yearns to return home to Ithaca.

Odysseus builds a boat and finally escapes from Calypso.
He then begins his fantastical journey home. On his epic venture he sails from island to island through stormy turbulent seas. On his way he encounters monsters and gods, one of whom an angry Poseidon, tries to thwart his efforts to return home. Odysseus is clever and tenacious and after a long and arduous journey he finally returns to Ithaca only to find that he has more problems to solve.
The Odyssey is an enthralling tale of courage and love and the struggle to survive against all odds.

New Restaurants in Ashland Oregon

There are a few new restaurants in Ashland Oregon that you may like to try next time you are in our lovely mountain town!

On the plaza. They are a new tapas restaurant with a delightful menu of small plates and tasty bites with an extensive wine selection. They are serving lunch and dinner every day except Mondays.
Hiro Ramen
On 1st Street, This is a great place for Ramen and Rice bowls, also appetisers and Kimbop!
Give this one a try!
Opened recently on Main Street opposite the Varsity Theatre. They serve modern Mexican cuisine, from fish to beef and vegetarian too. Also wonderful ceviche and Mexican brownies. Plus the largest variety of tequila you will find anywhere!
Last but not least Lorella is not technically a new restaurant, it used to be called Scarpetta
but changed it's name at the beginning of the year. They serve fresh organic local farm to table ingredients in new and inventive ways.

"Unison" at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Ashland Oregon

The world premier musical written by Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp and William Ruiz is now playing in the Bowmer Theatre at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival until October 28th 2017. This original play was inspired by the poems and memoirs of beloved poet and play write August Wilson, it is provoking and exciting and absolutely enthralling.

The Plot:
The poet dies, his apprentice inherits all that he owns. Among these possessions is a large chest, the poet charges the apprentice to destroy all of it's contents, but she is curious and opens the chest. With this act unleashing the "Seven Terrors" these "Terrors" are the people and events that have tormented the poet throughout his life. The poet has to wrestle his demons before he can go into the after life. One by one these "Terrors" tell their story.
The seamstress, the tormented butcher, the aging boxer, the black smith, the hunter, the soldier and "Mama".
The play is absolutely riveting, each shocking story is told with such passion and poignancy by each actor. It is truly mesmerizing.
It is a high energy original masterpiece filled with glorious poetry, memorable foot tapping music and innovative dance.
We came away from the Theatre with the feeling that we had experienced something extremely unique and highly creative. The play challenges you to open your mind to something wholly original and you'll be glad you did!

Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

These scrumptious cookies always disappear quickly every time I make them for tea Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast in Ashland Oregon. I hope you enjoy them!


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312 Helman Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520


(541) 482-9228
(800) 460-5453


312 Helman Street
Ashland, Oregon 97520


(541) 482-9228
(800) 460-5453

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