Travel & Accommodations

Welcome to Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, USA!

Our Travel & Accommodations team has assembled a list of recommended places to stay, dine, and see while you are in the area. Experience everything that the Rogue Valley offers when you experience our 4th International Holistic Teaching & Learning Conference on April 18th – 21st, 2024.


The Rogue Valley International – Medford Airport (MFR)
is located in Medford, OR, which is just 16 miles north of Ashland.

There are six airlines with flights from Medford:

Alaska Airlines, Allegiant Air, American Airlines, Delta, United, and Xtra Airways.

Taxis and Shuttles

  • 5 Star Taxi
  • A Taste of Honey Limo
  • Affordable Taxi
  • Diamond Taxi
  • AAA Eco Cab
  • Afleet Taxi Cab
  • American West Coach
  • Budget Cab
  • Cascade Airport Shuttle
  • Checker Cab of Oregon

Public Transportation

Rogue Valley Transportation District

  • Information
  • Automated Information

Parking on the SOU Campus

If you have a car, parking on campus is free Thursday- Sunday, but ONLY in Lot 36 (off Mountain Avenue). Limited curbside parking is also available along Mountain Avenue.

Rental Car Companies

The following rental car agencies are located in the terminal of the International – Medford Airport.
Please contact them for rates and availability.


Ashland Springs Hotel – 0.8 miles
The landmark hotel, built in 1925, is located a short walk from Lithia Park and the annual Oregon Shakespeare Festival stage, offering elegant, naturalist-themed rooms with modern amenities, complimentary continental breakfast and parking, a restaurant serving farm-to-table comfort fare, and additional facilities such as a spa and a salon.
*Rates: Petite Queen $129/night, Deluxe View Queen $145/night, Traditional King $165/night, and Double-Double $189/night.
Address: 212 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (888) 795-4545

Ashland Flagship Inn – 0.1 mi
Attractive complex across from Southern Oregon University.
*Rate: $80/night per room
Address: 1193 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (800) 547-6414 or (541) 482-2641

Ashland Motel – 0.1 mi
Affordable boutique style motel across from Southern Oregon University.
*Rate: King $79/night, Two Queen $89/night, and Two Queen Suite $109/night.
Address: 1145 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: 541-482-2561

Ashland Hills Hotel & Suites – 2.9 mi
Nestled on the quiet side of town, this hotel offers 70 suites with great views. Free breakfast, parking, WiFi. All suites feature kitchenettes and sleeper sofa in living room.
Rates: Standard King $129/night; Queen/Queen rooms $139/night; Premium King $139/night; Standard King Suite $149/night; Double/Double Suite $149/night; King Family Duo – unique suite featuring 3 beds – $179/night; Junior Suite $179/night; Manhattan Suite $209/night; Champagne Suite $209/night.
Address: 2525 Ashland St. Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-8310

Ashland Cedarwood Inn – 1.3 mi
Quality service for every guest at an affordable price.
Address: 1801 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 488-2000 or (800) 547-4141

Best Western Windsor Inn – 2.2 mi
This affordable Tudor style motel is comfortable & charming. Amenities include home baked pastry breakfast, WiFi, in-room fridge & spa suites. Smoke Free! Pet-friendly.
Address: 2520 Ashland St. Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (800) 334-2330 or (541) 488-2330

Bard’s Inn Hotel – 1.3 mi
Address: 132 N Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-0049

Country Willows Inn – 2.1 mi
Enjoy suites and rooms on 5 acres with gardens, incredible mountain views, heated pool, hiking trails, gourmet breakfasts and live music events.
*Rates: 10% discount
Address: 1313 Clay St. Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (800) WILLOW, (541) 488-1590

*When booking, mention that you are an Holistic Teaching and Learning Conference participant to receive the rates as described

Stratford Inn – 0.6 mi
Complimentary WiFi, guest laundry, light breakfast, heated indoor saline pool and spa, large sundeck and BBQ area and fire pit. 100% non-smoking. Packages available. Come enjoy Ashland with us.
*Rate: 20% discount for Double Queen and Single King rooms.
Address: 555 Siskiyou Blvd. Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (800) 547-4741

Palm Cottages – 0.1 mi
Great gardens with elegant salt-water pool and cabanas, sundecks, and fountains across from the University. Less than 1 mile to downtown. WiFi and parking. Luxury rooms offer hardwood floors, king beds, private decks, and fireplaces. Nonsmoking, environmentally-aware hotel.
*Rate: 15% discount
Address: 1065 Siskiyou Blvd.Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-2636 or (800) 691-2360

The Winchester Inn & Alchemy Restaurant & Bar – 0.8 mi
One of “the top 10 small inns of the West,” Sunset magazine. Lavish breakfasts, gracious service.
Address: 35 South Second St. Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (800) 972-4991

Lithia Springs Resort – 3.3 mi
A spa-like retreat, with healing, mineral warm springs piped into private soaking tubs located in comfortably appointed bungalows and suites. Beautifully manicured resort grounds, and onsite spa offer a great escape from the daily routine. Includes hot breakfast, WiFi, parking.
Address: 2165 West Jackson Rd. Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (800) 482-7128

Manor Motel – 1.9 mi
A classic 1940s auto court in a quiet garden setting.
Address: 476 North Main St. Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-2246 or (866) 261-9733

Plaza Inn & Suites at Ashland Creek – 1.3 mi
Downtown Ashland, close to restaurants and shopping!
Member: AAA
Address: 98 Central Ave. Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (888) 488-0358 or (541) 488-8900

Holiday Inn Express – 2.3 mi
A warm, elegant environment conveniently placed near all of Ashland’s attractions.
*Rate: Standard King $125/night & Double Queen $130/night
Address: 555 Clover Ln. Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (800) HOLIDAY or (541) 201-0202

Timbers Inn & Suites – 0.3 mi
*Rate: Single $80/night & Double $100/night
Address: 1450 Ashland Street, Ashland, OR 97520
Phone: (541) 482-4242

Things to See

Belle Fiore Winery
Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Ashland Tours
Southern Oregon Bird Watching
Oregon Caves
Jackson Well Springs
Science Works Hands-on Museum

Places to Eat

Nearby Eats

Great America Pizza Company
Puerto Mazatlan
Happy Bowl
Market of Choice
Xerxes Mediterranean Food

After-Conference Eats (open past 8pm)

The Black Sheep Pub
Creekside Bistro
Wild Goose Diner and Bar
The Craving Cave
Red Zone Sports Bar
The Noble Fox
Bird and Rye