In Southern Oregon, the mountains offer a perfect balance of everything good in life — from peaceful scenery to endless adventures, and more. No matter who you are or what you enjoy, there’s a bit of something here for everyone, and there’s no better way to experience it all than by making the mountains your home.
Let’s take a closer look at what luxury mountain living looks like in Southern Oregon.
6 Benefits of Luxury Mountain Living in Southern Oregon
Southern Oregon is located in the middle-to-southern end of the prominent Cascade Mountain Range. With various well-known peaks, like Mt. Ashland and Mt. McLoughlin, the region offers numerous ways to enjoy the mountainous landscape. This, among other reasons, is why many people have chosen to call Southern Oregon home.
If the charm of city life has started to transform into something too noisy, cramped, and fast-paced, and you’re ready for a more peaceful and relaxed lifestyle, you’re not alone. But we might know just what you need: luxury mountain living amongst a valley of vines. Below are a few reasons why it just might be right for you!
1. Amazing Views
Of course, one of the most obvious benefits of luxury mountain living is the gorgeous mountain view you can see outside your window, each and every day. There’s truly no better scene to take in just after you wake up or just before you rest your head.
But, in Southern Oregon, you can have that and more. The diverse landscape of the region means there are many views to be seen and appreciated. You’ll experience the natural beauty of towering mountains, vineyard valleys, pristine forests, flowing rivers, and more — sometimes all within just one scenic hike or drive!
2. Slower, Relaxed Pace
Those stunning views and surroundings make it easy to take life a little slower. Their calming ambiance can be great for your physical and mental wellbeing. If you’ve been craving a life where you can slow down, breathe fresh air, and stress less, the landscape of Southern Oregon doesn’t just allow you to do so — it encourages you.
However, although mountain living can be enlightening, you may be worried about some inconveniences it may bring. You want to escape the “hustle and bustle” of the city, but you don’t want to be isolated away from grocery stores, boutiques, health centers, and more.
Luckily, in Southern Oregon, you’re never too far from anything. Although you may be tucked into a quaint mountainside corner of the region, you’re always just a short drive from the nearby towns of Medford, Ashland, and Jacksonville, where you can find everyday essentials, world-class healthcare, and other successful businesses.
3. Year-Round Activities
Although luxury mountain living provides a slower, more relaxed lifestyle, there are still plenty of opportunities to have fun all year long! The mountains provide a comfortable climate that varies throughout each season — from snowy, but beautiful winters to sunny, but mild summers. These ever-changing, yet moderate temperatures provide the perfect conditions for a number of seasonal adventures, such as:
- Winter: skiing at Mt. Ashland Ski Resort or snowshoeing around Crater Lake
- Spring: fishing in the Rogue River or hiking through blossoming forest trails
- Summer: rafting down the Rogue River or zip-lining through the Rogue Valley
- Fall: camping at a mountain base under the stars or summiting Mt. McLoughlin
4. Ideal Climate for Wines & Produce
Southern Oregon’s mountainous terrain creates a few different mesoclimates within the region, resulting in conditions that are ideal for cultivating a diverse range of produce. Delicious cherries, pears, apples, and blueberries are all popular.
However, the grapes grown to support Southern Oregon’s flourishing wine industry are of the most prized. The region’s varying climates allow the grapes to maintain their perfect ripeness and flavor, while still maintaining natural acidity throughout harvest — all of which has resulted in Southern Oregon becoming a world-renowned wine hotspot, hosting numerous award-winning vineyards and wineries.
And with a good climate for growing also comes great food! Southern Oregon boasts many amazing restaurants, eateries, food trucks, and more. Because of the strong agricultural presence, many Southern Oregon chefs are able to focus on curating menus with locally sourced ingredients.
When you choose luxury mountain living in Southern Oregon, you’ll likely have a little more privacy and breathing room than you would elsewhere. Even in the less remote, residential areas in the mountains, you won’t be sitting right on top of your neighbors like you often are in lower land areas.
So, if you’re looking for a home that makes you feel like you’re waking up in a beautiful, natural retreat every day, the Southern Oregon mountains are a great place to be.
6. Vacation Spot for Family and Friends
By making the Southern Oregon mountains your permanent home, you’re settling down in an ideal vacation spot for both family and friends. Offering the perfect mix of relaxation and adventure, you’re sure to make plenty of amazing memories every time visitors come to town.
Or perhaps you’re not quite ready to uproot from your current hometown and make the permanent move to Southern Oregon. Instead, maybe you’d like to purchase or build a vacation home here; somewhere you can visit a couple of times a year to get away. We have great options for you, too!
For example, here at The Vineyards at Stage Pass, we offer gorgeous homesites to build your vacation home on, which all overlook gorgeous cascading mountains and aromatic vineyard valleys. Better yet, the homes in our gated, master-planned community are great for infrequent visitors, as our HOA takes care of the surrounding areas of your home. So, you can have a vacation home where you know the land will be taken care of no matter how long you’re away from it.
Think luxury mountain living is right for you? Explore our beautiful, master-planned community at Stage Pass. We’re nestled in the heart of the Rogue Valley, which not only overlooks the breathtaking Cascade Mountains but is also filled with some of the world’s most renowned vineyards. To explore luxury mountain living the Stage Pass way, contact our team for a private tour.