Grand Opening of Ashland’s Lithia Springs Resort
The much anticipated Grand Opening of Ashland’s Lithia Springs Resort took place on June 15th after 6 months of planning, renovating, investing and creative explorations. They had a great turn out and were able to share the delicious food, wine and beer as well as a good “boogie down” to The Lincoln Project after their personal tours of the renovation. Make sure you check out the web site with the details and browse away as you look to see what your options are during your next Southern Oregon trip!
“Ashland residents, Doug and Becky Neuman, who a few years ago brought back to its original grandeur, the historic landmark Ashland Springs Hotel, recently partnered with Duane Smith, the original owner of the Lithia Springs Inn with plans to renovate a beautiful property located on the outskirts of Ashland. The new owners changed its name to the Lithia Springs Resort and started a much-needed major renovation. Changes also include re-branding of the entire marketing concept.
Lithia Springs Resort is located just 3 miles from Ashland’s downtown. The resort located in the valley between Cascade and Siskiyou mountains features healing, mineral warm springs (94°F) piped into private soaking tubs located in 28 spa-like bungalows, garden rooms and suites. The curative springs found deep beneath the resort are rich in sulfur and numerous minerals, which help body heal, relieve stress, and rejuvenate. A unique Oregon experience with a soft-spoken luxury.
Ashland was known as the “Carlsbad or Baden-Baden of America” in the early 1900s and we are planning to resurrect those “Taking to the Waters” simpler times, but with a fresh touch over the experience and aesthetics – said Becky Neuman, the new owner. As found in the collections of the Southern Oregon Historical Society, this part of Oregon has been famous for lithia, sulfur and soda springs for centuries. With the purchase of the Lithia Springs Resort we are proud to offer these healing sulfur springs to travelers looking for a unique Oregon experience, a spa-like retreat, celebrating healing waters and nature.
The design brought by Becky Neuman in partnership with a local interior design company – Twist- is modern naturalist, that’s whimsical and playfully chic.
Modern accents of white, aqua, silver and sapphire, with exciting pops of yellow, combining different textures, such as natural wood, silver, minerals, glass faux fur, and earthy eco-lux textiles were used in the décor of each guest space and the lobby. Art includes enlarged photos of water elements in silver frames. One highlight of the lobby is a display/curiosity cabinet showcasing the healing powers of water, natural wonders, chunks of rock quartz, chalky zeolite and milky glass balls, references to back-in-time mineral springs “cures” (vintage element) from original sources and various “sunbeams of health and wellness” verbiage and quotes. The resort also offers two beautifully renovated banquet spaces: Sapphire and Citrine, perfect for parties up to 50 people.
The resort grounds include beautiful flower gardens, arbors, koi ponds, and secret hideaways. Comfortable garden chairs and sunny yellow umbrellas offer comfort and shade on a hot day. Lithia Springs Resort is an oasis of tranquility and beauty with its quaking aspens, fruit trees, grapes, and colorful rose and berry bushes, all cultivated organically from their early beginnings. The new owners are planning to turn it into a popular outdoor venue, perfect for any outdoor event, including weddings.
Whether you come for business or to explore all Southern Oregon has to offer in live theater, wineries, gourmet food and handcrafted chocolates, river rafting, and fishing, Lithia Springs Resort is the place to stay to make your Southern Oregon experience delightful and unforgettable. At Lithia Springs Resort guests are invited to step back in time to celebrate healing waters and nature, to relax and rejuvenate in the comforts of a modern spa resort.”
- Karolina Wyszynska, Director of Sales & Marketing at Ashland Springs Hotel
Offering six different packages including much needed “spa time”, wineries, rafting, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, and a romantic getaway you cannot go wrong with your stay at Lithia Springs Resort. For more information go to www.LithiaSpringsResort.com
Lithia Springs Resort
2165 West Jackson Road, Ashland OR
Toll free: 800-482-7128
Bonnie Ryan, Web Content/Social Media/Blogger
Southern Oregon Visitors Association (SOVA) AKA Travel Southern Oregon