To my dear and loyal guests,
I am announcing the closure of the Peerless Hotel effective November 1st after 26 wonderful years of serving you. While the prolonged effect of the Covid-19 pandemic has certainly been a challenge to our small hotel during 2020, I have made this decision in order to explore other uses for the property I have loved for over a quarter-century. In the coming year, I intend to work with the City of Ashland to seek approval of a mixed-use commercial downstairs with spacious residential upstairs keeping intact its historical designation and bringing needed housing to Ashland.
Our beloved and longtime Manager Michael Biggs will continue working with us throughout this transition to facilitate the closure and issue full refunds to those guests who have future reservations or vouchers. I also wish to express my sincere thanks to all the other amazing employees who came to work with me over the years in offering our guests a unique lodging experience with the privacy and elegance of a Boutique Hotel with the personalized service of a Bed and Breakfast. Thanks to our employee’s dedication to excellent service and inviting hospitality, the Peerless Hotel has been recognized as one of the “Ten Best Wine Country Hotels” in the United States by USA TODAY; as well as being featured as one of the “1,000 Places To See Before You Die” and the “Best Places To Kiss In the Northwest.”
As many of you know, I sold the Peerless Restaurant to longtime Chef Harlan Brooks in February and the restaurant will continue to warmly welcome guests for a great dining experience in Ashland. I look forward to dining at Peerless Restaurant often and wish them continued success!
I will be forever thankful to the many contractors, sub-contractors, historic consultants, artists, and local craftsmen who worked with me to lovingly restore this iconic treasure in Ashland’s Historic Railroad District; which was built in 1900 as a railroad workers’ boarding house.