Our Inspiration

Bani Adam

Human beings are members of a whole,

In creation of one essence and soul.

If one member is afflicted with pain,

Other members uneasy will remain.

If you've no sympathy for human pain,

The name of human you cannot retain.

-Sa'adi (13th Century Persian Poet)

Farzad and Marikit

We fell in love with Ashland for its natural beauty, wonderful dining experiences, wine country and the local arts but what really attracted us was its progressive sustainable practices and inclusivity of all people. This aligns with our beliefs that the world and everyone in it are a part of one family. The PALM was an opportunity for us to ensure that those who visited Ashland feel welcomed. Rebranding the PALM to represent Peace And Love Matter was a natural transition for the feelings we wish to convey to our guests.

Marikit and Farzad 2021


Linda joins us with over 10 years of hospitality background and over 20 years of management and human resource experience. She encourages our team members to indulge each guest with personalized service to ensure their experience is unique and memorable.

Linda Kilcollins

Our Staff

The P.A.L.M. staff treats every guest like family and is committed to making your stay with us a special and memorable one. Whether you need a restaurant recommendation or directions to the Shakespeare Festival, we’re here to help. Consider us your own personal concierge!