two years after the cry of "Gold" rang out in California, two travelers
on their way to sell supplies to the gold-diggers stopped in the
foothills of the SiskiyouMountains.
As they were packing up their mule, they noticed gold sticking out
of a muddy hoof print. Within months over one thousand more joined
them and "Rich Gulch" was born. This boomtown was later named Jacksonville.
old historic gold rush towns are now nothing but ghost towns but
Jacksonville's unique beauty along with it's famous music festival
and a 5 star establishment such as Jacksonville Inn will always
remain a rich and rewarding destination.
structure that would finally become the Jacksonville Inn was built
in 1860 and repaired and remodeled in 1873 after a devastating fire.
Throughout it's long history it had been everything from a general
store to a livery stable and in 1968, it became The Jacksonville
Inn. Jacksonville had become a National Historic Landmark and tourists
had discovered the quaint Gold-Mining community.
Inn has made history of it's own. This eight room Historic Inn and
five star restaurant and it's adjacent Honey Moon Suites has been
featured on CNN and
The Learning Channel's "Great Country Inns". The Jacksonville Inn
is also listed in The Select Registry of Distinguished Inns of North
America. Owners Jerry and Linda Evans continue to pursue excellence
completing several additional honeymoon cottages recently
These Honeymoon Cottages are indescribable.
From the outside they appear to be simply historic cottages but
nothing can prepare you for the luxury within. They are beautifully
and romantically decorated by designer Ginger Lawrence and also
wired high tech "smart cottages" with surround sound, big screen
television, and heated tile floors. There is a living area, gas
fireplace, kitchen and dining area, whirlpool tub, glass block steam
room and a large yard and waterfall.
is a wedding destination. The yard behind the cottages is a beautiful
location for a wedding and the Inn can host the reception. The Jacksonville
Inn Restaurant is considered one of Oregon's best and has been featured
in Oregon Magazine and Pacific Northwest Magazine. Chef Wendy Little
was trained in La Varenne in Paris and has created culinary art
as the executive chef at the Four Seasons Hotel in Santa Barbara,
Zig Zag in Carmel and Mustards
Grille in Napa Valley.
is passionate about her original creations and patrons return again
and again for memorable favorites such as Spicy Mexican Shrimp Cocktail
and entrees such as Halibut Saffron Broth surrounded with sweet
peppers and garlic served with steamed clams, mussels and shrimp.
The Desserts here are delectable and the favorite is Hazelnut Meringue
filled with whipped creme and fresh raspberries.
lovers will want to take time to explore this incredible collection
with the oldest vintage dating back to 1811.
you plan your trip in the summer, you will enjoy The Britt Festival
held in Britt Gardens
walking distance from the Inn. In October you will have the opportunity
to enjoy the fall colors and early spring brings pear blossoms to
the valley but whenever you come you must see The Jacksonville Museum
and Children's Museum where children can play pioneer and learn
about the old west.