Our time as owners of Anne Hathaway’s began with the B&B, which J.T. Currie built in 1908 as a boarding house for loggers, railroaders, teachers, nurses and city clerks. Around 30 years ago, it morphed into a B&B and we’re its fourth owners. The house appears on the Southern Oregon Historic Society’s list of historic Ashland properties. Over the years many upgrades and one major addition have been undertaken, bringing it to its current state with central air-conditioning and heating, modern plumbing and electricity. After owning the B&B for a few years, we found ourselves sending many prospective guests across the street to cottages where travelers’ accommodations were available. We decided to add them to the Anne Hathaway’s collection. The nine Garden Suite rooms are in three buildings, two of them built in the 19th century and one built 2009. These beautifully decorated rooms and their porches offer reading and dining areas overlooking extensive gardens and the mountains, with regular serenades provided by local birdlife, not to mention regular visits from pansy-eating deer. The building has two three-room suites, each with a gas fireplace and television in the living area. Most of these rooms are available for travelers accompanied by their dogs.
2.2 on August 22, 2017
If you are looking for a Bed and Breakfast with a personal touch, do not stay here. it is basically a motel with antiques. Contrary to the name, Bed and Breakfast, there is no actual breakfast. In fact , we never met the hostess or staff once during our stay . The location was convenient and within walking distance of most attractions and restaurants , but one got the feeling that the owners no longer cared or we're invested in the guests or their comfort during their stay. We arrived at 3:30pm and no one was there to greet us. We eventually found an envelope with our name on it hanging on the mailbox and let ourselves in. After reading the in room binder of what not to do during yur stay, we wandered downtown to begin scouting a restaurant for breakfast the next day. The list of recommended restaurants was missing from the binder. I'm not at all sure why they call themselves a Bed and Breakfast , when none is served. It's more of a self service Inn. The promised scones had not appeared before we left to find a restaurant for breakfast. I cannot recommend Anne Hathaways B & B to any of my friends and next time I will make certain the host or hostess is actually on site during any future stays.
5 on May 07, 2017
We had the whole house to ourselves and it was wonderful.In the morning we had Coffee, scones and yummy bread to toast. Deedie, the Innskeeper came over in the evening and again in the morning. I would definately stay there again.
Because Mrs. Shakespeare the elder was a constant presence in the first Anne Hathaway's Cottage, we thought she should have a room here. Antique Pennsylvania Dutch painted pine furniture makes this our premiere room. Built in the 1850s, each piece is painted with soft roses and greens on an ivory background, a pleasing palette for our most discriminating guests. Currier and Ives prints oversee the queen bed, while the side wall has wonderful prints by a current Pennsylvania artist. The private bathroom features a huge clawfoot tub with shower for soaking or dreaming.
This marvelously mellow yellow queen room is a favorite of many for the serenity suggested by Monet's lily pad fabric. Hamnet, which is the Middle English spelling of Hamlet, was the twin of Judith, whose room is just across the hall. The bathroom features a step-in shower, views of the mountains and the garden and for reasons we're not sure of, is the recipient of early-morning aromas from the kitchen.
Named for Shakespeare's father, who was a frequent visitor to the Hathaway-Shakespeare home, this newly-remodeled bedroom, which can be a king or twins, features period wallpaper and wainscoting in a soft green, superb antique furniture, plus a new-age tiled bathroom with Jacuzzi. Bright and sunny, it opens on to an interesting garden bordered in boxwood. This is a very private place where guests can relax after a busy day of plays and enjoying the manifold offerings of the Rogue Valley.
You'll think you've arrived at your Grandmother's when you walk on to the Calla Suite's front porch, replete with a swing and wicker furniture. Pleasingly decorated in relaxing blues and white, the room is furnished with 1850's Eastlake pieces built in Portland – a queen bed, dresser and loveseat.
This is the largest room of the suites and has a single bed with trundle as well as a king/twin. Surrounded by mature trees and fragrant jasmine vine, this room offers a palette of Ashland summer sky blues and pale yellow Provence prints. A kitchenette, bath with Jacuzzi and the deck overlooking a peaceful yard and garden make this a place where many have lingered for a week.
Named for the Shakespeares' firstborn, this room sits on the northeast corner of the house with spectacular views of the mountains that surround us, sunrises and pink evening skies. Tastefully appointed with a four poster mahogany queen bed with matching dresser and side tables, this is a favorite for honeymooners and those celebrating anniversaries. Freshly painted in a soft green, the room and linens have a soothing aura to them. The private adjoining bath features a two-person shower.
Named for one of the Shakespeare twins, Judith's room has mountain views and dappled light all day, making it a warm and cozy place to be. Antique queen bed and vanity take you back to a bygone era. Decorated with whimsical fabric, and art posters, there are also lamps designed for reading in bed. A claw foot tub with shower provides an option for soak or shower.
A high ceiling with fan and marvelous light throughout the day give this room a sense of comfort and elegance. Decorated with rich reds and camel, it has king/twin beds, kitchenette, two-person Jacuzzi tub and opens on to the back deck that overlooks our quiet gardens.
A favorite of grandmothers, grandsons and unmarried sisters, this is a single, cozy room known for the sparkle of the light streaming in from all sides and the gentle blue of the walls and linens. Its small bath has a walk-in shower.
A high ceiling with skylight, a spacious bedroom with king/twin beds done in soft greens, an art deco flavor and a wonderful sense of privacy give guests a taste of being removed the fray. This room is a favorite of dog lovers with its glassed-in porch and secret garden. A kitchenette and private bath with Jacuzzi for two are added features.
This wonderful cream-colored room with period wallpaper and wainscoting is named for the most famous actor of his time at the Globe Theatre, Richard Burbage, another frequent visitor to the Shakespeare home. With its own private entrance off the rear garden, this bedroom, which has a queen bed, is filled with light and period pieces that evoke cozy comfort. A step-in shower in the tiled bath makes it accessible for those training new knees or tolerating old joints.
A quilter's paradise, this is our Americana room. A high queen bed covered with a patchwork quilt dominates the space, which gets diffused light from a skylight and windows on three sides. A spacious bathroom features a clawfoot tub with shower and another wonderful skylight.
A sunny cheerful room on the south side, this suite's wallpapered walls, wainscoting and antique furnishings recall a bygone era. A king/twin bed, an eating nook in the corner, and the spacious private deck area just outside the door make it the choice of many. A kitchenette and sunny private bath with Jacuzzi for two make this a popular room for couples honeymooning or celebrating anniversaries.
Downtown, Small town
Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Performing Theater, Tours, University, Vineyard, Winery
Cottage, Historic Inn, Boutique Hotel
Air conditioning, Board games, DVD Player, Fireplace, Ironing Board, Library, TV
Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Microwave, Radio, Wi-Fi
Freshly Baked Scones, coffee and tea