29 Ιουλ 2019 - 30 Ιουλ 2019
2 επισκέπτες - 1 δωμάτιο
I have been to Jacksonville many times over the years. It has always been lots of fun with all the 'old' shops with their time period dress and things they sold that complimented Jacksonville. This last trip, June 2017, was the most disappointing visit I have had. All the 'period' shops are gone. They have been replaced with modern high prices boutiques! Items you can get a Macy's, etc, are two to three times the price. The 'old' style is gone. Example. The Old Time Photo Shop, that dressed you in 1800s garb and took you picture is GONE! The original bakery is GONE. The Leather Shop is GONE! the old Book Store is GONE! The museum is GONE! In my opinion, Jacksonville, Oregon has finally died as an iconic Old West Town. The only reason I give it TWO stars is because at least the original buildings are standing and the pub is still rustic.
Jacksonville is about 5 miles west of Medford, is a must stop when in the Ashland area, and serves as a gateway to a pretty decent local wine country. The town is named for Jackson Creek, which runs through the community and was the site of one of the first placer gold claims in the area. It includes Jacksonville Historic District which was designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1966. Jacksonville is home to the Britt Festival, a seasonal music festival that takes place at an open-air amphitheater.
The Bybee Historic Inn is a GREAT B&B. Built in 1857 but with all new amenities. Superb breakfast. Hosts are so personable and just a delight to stay there. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
Good stopover destination