Southern Mansion set in the Old West
by Christina Duane
lounging on the second story veranda of Jacksonville's
Magnolia Inn, or sitting in the yard below under the
giant Magnolia Tree, guests are enveloped in comfort
while they enjoy the view of the Historic Jackson County
Courthouse, now the Jacksonville Museum, and take in
life in this Southern Oregon gold rush town.
hints of the grandeur of a Southern plantation and all
of the elegance of a French Provincial Inn, Magnolia
Inn is a refreshing and enchanting getaway in the heart
Rogue River Country and a short drive to rafting adventure
and a national treasure, Crater Lake.
guests of Magnolia Inn are treated to the warmest hospitality
by the Inn's owners, Robert & Susan Roos, who have recently
updated the inn with warm and rich decor with a Tuscan
influence. This 'Jewel of Country Inn' has earned
a well deserved AAA triple diamond rating.
romantic room has been thoughtfully appointed with antiques,
fine art and subtle themes using soft warm and rich
color palates that combine with the natural filtered
light and shadows that move across the inn throughout
the day and evening to caress the senses. One room features
an adjoining room with a twin bed, which is perfect
for a couple traveling with children.
to the Colonial Veranda is the guest kitchen and sitting
room where delicious pastries are served with morning
coffee and select teas. Throughout the day, guests can
enjoy this area, playing board games, selecting videos
and reading materials.
What is striking about Magnolia Inn is it's spaciousness,
wide stairways and hallways, the feeling that you are
enjoying life in a Southern Mansion in the heart of
the West's most picturesque gold rush town with shopping,
dining and cultural attractions that rival the top travel
destinations all within steps from the inn.
world famous Britt Music Festival takes place, a short
walk up the hill to Britt Gardens, named for photographer,
musician and early settler to Jacksonville, Peter Britt.
The festival attracts top name performers and people
from around the world come to this outdoor series overlooking
the Rogue Valley. Nearby
wineries are open for tasting and Jacksonville's five
star restaurant Jacksonville Inn has a wine shop that
features the best selection of wines between San Francisco
one of the most popular attractions is the Jacksonville
Children's Museum, just across the street from Magnolia
Inn. This hands on Pioneer Museum features miniature
trains, and interactive rooms where children can play
in Pioneer settings and learn about the old West. While
a walk through the old graveyard on the hill with headstones
dating back two hundred years is a hauntingly beautiful
experience, it is just one of many memorable experiences
that make a visit to Magnolia Inn a treasured destination
you will return to again and again.
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