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June 20th, 2015 by Julie
Belle Fiore Winery located in beautiful Ashland Oregon. We at the Blue Moon really like the wine that the Belle Fiore winery produces.
The land was purchased by the Kerwin family in early 2000, they planted grape verities from France, Spain and Italy between 2007 and 2009 and opened up the tasting pavilion and event rooms to the public in 2013.
With spectacular vistas and majestic mountain views the winery is a wonderful place to visit with it’s classic French Chateau architecture. But of course it’s all about the wine…. In the tasting room you can sample Syrah, Cabernet, and Pinot Noir wines and also the Belle Arte Montepulciano which won a silver award from the 2015 San Francisco Chronicle competition. Other Belle Fiore wines are also winners of gold and silver awards from the West Coast Wine Competition.
The winery serves delicious food and wine both at lunchtime and dinner. During the summer months meals can be served outside on the terrace overlooking the stunning vineyard. While having dinner or just a glass of wine there is always live music every evening from Wednesday through Sunday to serenade you.
When you are in Ashland go to Belle Fiore it’s well worth the trip.
For more information go to BelleFioreWine.com
February 15th, 2015 by Julie
Oregon Chocolate Festival
The Oregon Chocolate Festival takes place in the springtime every year in Ashland, this year the Festival will take place on the weekend of March 6th and March 8th 2015.
For lovers of all things chocolate like me, this is a must visit event. There will be many chocolatier’s you may recognize including Dagoba, Lillie Belle Farms, Sipping Dreams and many many more. Try some unique combinations and unexpected concoctions, cakes, cocktails, beer and even a chocolate facial.
The event takes place at the Ashland Springs Hotel, if you would like to stay at a B&B the Blue Moon is a 10 minute walk from the venue, where you will find a warm welcome and a home away from home cozy atmosphere, and also our yummy chocolate desserts. While you are here in Ashland see a play or two at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival Theatres just 2 blocks from the Festival.
See you there….
For more go to ashland springs/chocolate festival
February 13th, 2015 by Julie
The 14th Annual Ashland Independent Film Festival delights film lovers every spring, this year the Festival will start on April 9th. and end on April 13th.
The Festival is a whirlwind of more than 90 feature length films, documentaries and short films over a short 5 day period. There is lots of excitement for everyone to see the very best in Independent films in one of Americas most historic and appealing small towns.
There are always special guests, film makers and actors from around the world to engage with audiences after each screening. The Festival starts with an opening night bash and finishes with an awards celebration where you can meet passionate film makers and have the best time imaginable.
The Oregonian newspaper say’s ” The Festival in Ashland offers the movie lover that same sense of being in a magical place….Southern Oregon doesn’t have anything else like this… nor in fact do most places on earth.” Well said! we are so lucky to have this event every year, we all look forward to it very much. The Blue Moon B&B hosts dignitaries connected with the film industry, who fly in from all over the globe for the Festival, it’s a great way for us as Innkeepers to meet marvelously interesting people and celebrities.
If you love movies and want to see an extraordinary verity of films and have the time of your lives, this is the place for you to come. Tickets go on sale in March, also a list of this years movies will be on the festivals website.
For Tickets and Information go to… www.ashlandfilm.org
October 19th, 2014 by Julie
‘Backwards in High Heels” at the Cabaret Theatre in Ashland Oregon
There are many reasons to come to Ashland for a getaway when the Oregon Shakespeare Festival goes dark in November until next season..
One great place to go is The Oregon Cabaret Theatre which produces really good song and dance shows all year round.
Playing now is ” Backwards in High Heels ” a show about silver screen legend Ginger Rogers who captivated audiences and Americans hearts, dancing and singing with Fred Astaire. This show will close on November 9th.
The next show will be ” It’s a Wonderful Life–A live Radio Play “
Five actors, supported by clever sound effects and a piano, present a fresh take on the classic holiday drama.
This show will run from November 21st until December 31st.
For tickets and information go to
August 7th, 2014 by Julie
Enjoy an evening of wine,music and food at the Grizzly Peak winery’s 2014 summer concert series in Ashland Oregon. Grizzly Peak is an award winning winery, nestled into the slopes of Grizzly Peak at 1600 East Nevada Street Ashland.. Just a 10 minute drive from Downtown.
Coming up in August..
An evening with Dave Pinsky on August 15th.
and on August 22nd Blue Lightning band
The concerts start at 6pm… there will be food truck service with local tasty treats starting at around 5pm. Or you could bring a picnic and drink great wines as you listen to foot tapping music.
Of course Grizzly Peak Winery set in 40 beautiful acres, is open from Thursday— Sunday from 12 noon until 4pm. The vintners will be happy to talk to you about their wines and enjoy a tasting.
August 1st, 2014 by Julie
“The Great Society” now playing at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Recently we were privileged to join an audience of OSF volunteers at the Music Hall on the campus of Southern Oregon University for an evening with Bill Rauch, Robert Schenkkan and Tom Bryant. They talked about the Broadway production of “All the Way” and the new sequel to All the Way, Robert Schenkkan’s new work “The Great Society”.
This play will be just as powerful and tumultuous as All the Way. In The Great Society, we start from LBJ’s landslide victory in 1965 until 1968. We see how Lyndon Johnson has to come to grips with the increasingly unpopular Vietnam War, and how he is able to push through great legislation such as the Voting Rights Act and Medicare.
Jack Willis again reprises his role as LBJ, and Kenajaun Bentleyas Dr. Martin Luther King. The cast is still in rehearsals, guided by Bill Rauch as Director and Robert Schenkkan, they are getting ready for the world premier opening on July 23rd.
We are so excited to see The Great Society, to revisit the 1960’s and to remember what Lyndon Johnson and Martin Luther King fought for. and what they achieved in difficult times in our history.
July 15th, 2014 by Julie
Mark Bedard who is again absolutely brilliant, as the zany, crazy Groucho Marx.
Cocoanuts is a jazz age gem and a wildly funny romp full of sun, sand, superb fun and shtick. Groucho as Mr Hammer, the owner of a failing hotel in Florida the “Cocoanuts Beach Hotel”.
Groucho tries to peddle some worthless real estate in a get-rich-quick scheme by taking advantage of one his guests in the hotel a wealthy society widow Mrs. Potter, superbly played by K.T Vogt….. comic mayhem and uproarious fun ensue as Groucho tries to relieve Mrs. Potter of her money.
At one point there is a land auction in which the audience is invited to bid, the evening we saw the play, the audience went crazy and bid millions of dollars in ever increasing excitement.
This is musical comedy at it’s best with wonderful songs and lyrics by Irving Berlin, including “Always” and “Lucky Boy”.
Cocoanuts is a madcap musical full of mayhem, mischievousness,silliness and spontaneous improvisations, anything can happen, and it usually does, no two performances are alike.The audience is definitely part of the whole experience. The cast are having a great time, always looking for the next ad lib. It’s a sheer joy… you come away from the theatre, singing the songs and chuckling to yourself for days afterwards!
July 10th, 2014 by Julie
Ashland Oregon has so much to offer visitors, it’s a small town bursting with sophistication but also wacky and wonderful too, it’s a friendly place, where everyone has time to chat!!
Ashland is home to the Tony Award Winning and world famous “Oregon Shakespeare Festival ” the jewel in the crown of our town. With it’s three iconic and beloved Theatres all in the center of downtown Ashland.
It’s not only a great Get-a-way from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but as you arrive in Ashland you take a deep breath ready for renewal, restoration and the healing power of our glorious and famous small town.
There are so many things to do when you come to visit Ashland, it’s an art lovers dream, has lots of music events, fabulous dining, boutique wineries, river rafting, birding, hiking trails and Lithia Park which is on the list of “National Register of Historic Places”.
July 4th, 2014 by Julie
Wishing you a Happy Independence Day from the Blue Moon Bed and Breakfast….
I made a Flag Cake with cream cheese frosting and decorated it with blueberries and raspberries for Tea at the Inn today. All of our guests are out and about in Ashland, Lots going on including the famous 4th Parade and an Art Show and Music in Lithia Park. Tonight there will be fireworks at 10pm to finish up a busy day…