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Tranquil Setting for the Weary Traveler

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The DeLaunay House, located 185 N. Pioneer in Ashland is a wonderfully remodeled 1909 Craftsman style house just blocks from downtown Ashland and the Historic Railroad District. The comfortable and attractive suites have imaginative and spiritual names to reflect the joy and spiritual process of the owner-operator Deborah DeLaunay. Peace Pilgrim, Peace Mountain, Zen Cottage and the Harmony Suite are luxuriously appointed yet restful and comfortable. Originally named Breathe Peace Inn, The DeLaunay House is truly a place to "breathe peace in", a tranquil setting for the weary traveler.

A successful artist, interior designer and proprietor, Deborah DeLaunay, says restoring and decorating the home was an act of love and the fulfillment of a dream. Besides her own stained glass designs that are displayed throughout the house, you will see the hand painted clouds and sky above as you walk up the stairs then, the gorgeous Shakespeare robe wall hanging. In the Zen cottage bath you will notice the claw foot tub adorned in tiger stripes to match the animal prints of the adjoining rooms. Deborah has a way with pulling the interior together with eclectic twists that are interesting and stylish.

In addition to the fabulous suites, the DeLaunay House offers a variety of amenities which include on-site laundry facilities, Cable television, telephone and Internet, fully stocked kitchen and kitchenettes, private patios and gardens, and a front porch so inviting no one can resist settling into one of the Adirondack chairs or antique rockers.

Visitors to Ashland will find an abundance of activities within walking distance of The DeLaunay House, including theaters, restaurants, galleries and shops. The post office, banks and grocery stores are close by as well. Suites are available by the night or weekend for the many who come to Ashland each year to experience the award winning Oregon Shakespeare Festival , as well as, monthly during the off season to accommodate visiting actors, professors or other visiting professionals.

Leave your cares behind and visit The DeLaunay House soon. It will be an experience to remember. You can see the Inn and the suites on the web site: or call for reservations at 541/621-5409 or email Deborah DeLaunay at:

Freelance writer and marketing consultant in Southern Oregon

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