The Quan Yin Cottage at Ashland Zen Center is set back from the street on nearly an acre of lovely grounds. Wake to birdsong, and eat breakfast on the deck. Stroll the fragrant flower gardens and sit on one of the contemplative benches.
Enjoy mountain views to the North from the cottage windows and custom French doors.
The cottage is approximately 560 square feet. The small kitchen has a full sized refrigerator, gas range and oven. A microwave, coffeemaker and toaster are provided. The bathroom has a bathtub/shower combination, sink and toilet.
A cast-iron gas stove warms the living room on cool evenings, and air conditioning is available for hot summer afternoons.
Bedroom has a queen bed, the couch opens to full bed.
The cottage is equipped with high-speed Wi-Fi. There is a flat screen TV with DISH TV service. A DVD and CD player arealso available with a curated collection of DVDs and CDs.
The cottage is located a half a block from the Ashland Bike Path, which offers a pleasant 30- minute walk into the heart of Ashland. Bicycle rentals, river rafting services, farmer’s markets, hot springs, spa services, yoga classes, organic farms, wineries, restaurants, movie theaters, fitness club, and coffee shops are all moments from your doorstep.
Ashland’s finest treasures are just 7 minutes away by car: the Ashland Shakespeare Festival, Oregon Cabaret Theatre, Lithia Park, and the Ashland downtown plaza. Additionally, hiking trails in the woods overlooking Ashland, or around the mountain lakes of the surrounding Siskiyou Mountains are always beckoning.
Quan Yin Cottage is named for the goddess of compassion and mercy; the one who hears the cries of the world. A statue of Quan Yin graces the garden outside the cottage door.
Quan Yin Cottage is maintained through the service of Zen students who are dedicated to your privacy and comfort. All proceeds from the cottage go towards the maintenance of Ashland Zen Center. AZC is a non-profit, Soto Zen Temple in the lineage of Suzuki Roshi.
One child ten years or older
I was so lucky to find QYC available for the month I would spend working and house hunting before our move! It's such a lovely, peaceful place that the stress of a half cross country move just slipped away. The cottage is absolutely charming and ideal for R & R. The gardens, the flowers and my very special friend, MaryAnn (the cat) made my stay just perfect. Cyndi the property manager was warm, welcoming and friendly. She offeted suggestions and explained a little bit about the Ashland Zen Center. To see a group of people working together to accomplish a goal is a daily reminder that we are the Solution. QYC had everything I needed to feel at home while I was away. I would recommend this rental to everyone!
We stayed for a month and enjoyed every day. This lower level rental is in a small complex of connected units. It is located in a safe neighborhood two miles south of downtown Ashland. You can reach everything in a five minute drive. The air conditioned unit is new and quite large with hardwood floors. The main room has a fully furnished modern kitchen, dining room, living room and small computer area. The living room has a new large, flat- screened tv which has several hundred cable channels. The bedroom is large with a very comfortable king bed. The bathroom is divided into two rooms: one has dual sinks and the other with a shower and toilet. Cyndi is the rental agent and lives in the complex. She is very friendly and is always ready to help. She respects your privacy so you won't see her unless you need her help. I only found two cons and they wouldn't stop me from returning. There is some periodic road noise if you leave the windows open and the landscaping was missing because the building is new but was being restored. I recommend this unit to everyone.
We stayed at the Quan Yin Cottage for over 5 weeks while Autumn arrived. It was such a lovely place to be to watch the changing season. So much care has gone into making every detail about the cottage perfect, but the garden is especially beautiful. It was so well-planned in terms of color, privacy, and variety. Inside, the same attention to detail is apparent in the way that the color-scheme offers the same feeling of peace as the garden does. The furniture was very cozy. The main heat source is a free-standing gas stove; it quickly and beautifully warms the cottage on those cool mornings with the glow of a wood-appearing fire. The rooms are spacious and bright. Its seems that they thought of everything to make ones stay perfect. Whenever I thought about something that I needed, it was always there: scissors, a vegetable peeler, local info; they even had pens and paper in the writing desk. WiFi was excellent. The bed was very comfortable, with satiny soft sheets. Cyndi was our contact person, and she was exceptionally responsive. She always answered email or text questions promptly and was there to greet and orient us when we arrived. Once, we had a minor issue with the shower; she was immediately 'on it' and had a professional come right away to take care of the problem. Every person that we encountered from the Zen Community was open and warm. They have an obvious love of their property and tend to it with great care. The location is convenient: one can walk to restaurants and the famous Shop 'n Kart---a wonderful grocery store. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this cottage.
When I found Quan Yin Cottage online - lovely and reasonably priced - it sounded too good to be true, so much so that friends asked, Does it have indoor plumbing? And I wondered if there was meaningful air conditioning, which I knew was a necessity in Ashland in the summer. Quan Yin turned out to be even better than we'd hoped. The cottage is not only charming, it's immaculate and in good repair. The kitchen was thoughtfully equipped with almost all the basics we needed, and a request for a larger salad bowl was met in seconds. The air conditioner proved equal to a week of record high temperatures. And, although it's called a cottage, there was enough room for both my husband and me to have writing areas. The tree-shaded deck is where we ate most of our meals. And tending the grounds, with their beautiful flowers, shrubs, and trees must be part of the Zen Center's spiritual practice: generally, the only time anyone entered the yard, s/he was coming to water and prune—moving quietly, clearly mindful about disturbing a woman with a laptop. By the way, the center's activities didn't impinge on us in the least. I think there was a meditation gathering from 6-7 a.m. most days, but people arrived and left so quietly, we slept through it. Stacey was an extremely considerate host. He called us the day before our arrival, when we were driving up from California, to let us know they'd needed to repair a broken window and expected to be done by the middle of the next day ... and he hoped that wouldn't cause us any problems; it didn't. Quan Yin ended up really feeling like home. Just looking at the picture, two weeks after our return, I miss it!
My husband and I spent almost a week at the charming cottage at the Zen Center in Ashland. Peaceful and surrounded by beautiful gardens, views and abundant birdsong we felt that this was the best VRBO site we had used in Ashland. The cottage appears as charming and clean in person as in the pictures displayed. I felt the price was excellent. Mike and the others at the Zen Center were very personable and helpful when we had questions. I really appreciate the site in the Southern part of town as it is less hectic than the downtown bustle but still close to stores, hiking and theatre. It has a very country feel with awesome views of Grizzley Peak and surrounding areas. Thank you so much for a memorable time and looking forward to our quick return!
The cottage was relaxing, quiet and very clean. It had everything that we needed for our visit. The few people we encountered from the Zen Center were very kind and helpful. The gardens on the property were beautiful and a peaceful surprise. We will stay here again when we visit the Ashland area.
My sister's and my stay at the Quan Yin Cottage at the Ashland Zen Center was perfect! The cottage is spacious and cozy (it was chilly outside) and comfortable and roomy enough for us both to have our own space. The kitchen was a delight to work in, and the yard and gardens so pleasant to walk around while enjoying morning coffee. Nearby was a walk/jog/bike path that we took advantage of and the theaters were a close and easy drive. We loved that we could be in town for the theaters all the various and fun offerings of downtown Ashland and then here in this peaceful space to both end one day and begin another. I would highly recommend it and look forward to being able to return and stay here again.
Newly furnished, quiet, and well cared for place to stay at reasonable price.
The cottage was spotless,tastefully decorated and well equipped with essentials like coffee maker, iron and ironing board, wine glasses etc.. The location is good, certainly not walking distance to the theaters, but you are on the edge of town and the theaters are a five minute drive away. The bedroom's french doors opening upon the immaculate gardens was just one example of how the cottage exceeded all my expectations, especially at this price. The Zen Center was a great neighbor, never bothering us the three days we were there. A great place!
The cottage is an amazing space. Very thoughtfully and thoroughly equipped. Absolutely gorgeous gardens surrounding it. Nice location right off the freeway and it is a very pleasant walk or run on the path into the downtown area. The hosts are considerate and lovely people to work with and are exceedingly accomodating. And the elk are fun too. I highly recommend Quan Yin Cottage as a base in this oh so beautiful part of the world.
My teenage daughter and I stayed here for five nights in August. The little cottage was clean, cozy and welcoming. It was just right for the two of us, with a relaxing combination of privacy and space. When my daughter needed some distance from me, she headed for the picnic table at the far end of the garden with her laptop, and from there communed with her friends in California. I enjoyed eating breakfast and reading on the deck surrounded by lovely gardens. Zen center practitioners came to the center for meditation (in the hall) and gardening, and were always respectful of our space. I also had warm conversations with them, and a tour of the zendo. I hope to return, as I have such pleasant memories of this special place.
I can't say enough good things about the Cottage at Ashland Zen Center. The attention to detail in its design, and the generosity with which it was created and is managed make it comfortable and welcoming and so easy to enjoy. It is a very relaxing place to be. The people at the Zen Center charged with managing the cottage are all kind and generous and extremely respectful of one's privacy. The lovely garden is a sanctuary. It far surpassed my expectations. The location is convenient. There is a healthy supermarket, bank, post office, restaurants and shops within 2 blocks. I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Ashland.