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ROMANTIC EUROPEAN COTTAGE-PRIVATE FLORAL GARDEN-PET FRIENDLY-INCREDIBLE NATURE!

Aruna and Barb Jacobi

Advertiser since 2007
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Speaks english, german, spanish
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Aruna and Barb Jacobi

Advertiser since 2007
Speaks english, german, spanish
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ROMANTIC EUROPEAN COTTAGE-PRIVATE FLORAL GARDEN-PET FRIENDLY-INCREDIBLE NATURE!

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Overview

Mitchell Cottage Rental Photos and Description

Cozy cottage,1bedroom,1bathroom,1 living room with sofa bed.Sleeps 4 comfortably

The pet friendly Hollyhock Guest House, a cozy European cottage, is surrounded by a beautiful garden offering peace and serenity in all seasons. The modern rooms and furniture are bright and comfortable and the kitchen has all the tools and equipment needed. Wireless internet is available. The living room features a large screen TV with a DVD player along with a selection of great movies and basic cable TV. The new queen-size bed is equipped with a high quality mattress and fluffy down comforters. The Living room features an Ikea sofa that pulls out into a comfortable queen size bed. The location of the Hollyhock Guest House is exceptional in its remoteness and breathtaking surrounding, a paradise for artists, nature lovers, and other sensitive people. From here you can set out each day for a new adventure to return to this peaceful oasis, the ideal place to spend quality time with yourself or with loved ones.

We also have a bigger cottage available for larger groups of people.

The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument:: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument protects one of the longest and most continuous records of evolutionary change and biotic relationships in North America. Here, scientists have unearthed countless fossils of land plants and animals dating back 6 to 54 million years as well as evidence of the dramatic climatic changes that have occurred. The monument includes over 14,000 acres found in 3 widely separated units, the Sheep Rock Unit, Painted Hills Unit and Clarno Unit. The Painted Hills are located 9 miles from Mitchell. Sheep Rock is about 38 miles and houses the monument's visitor center as well as the Thomas Condon Paleontology museum with its large collection of ancient fossils. The Clarno unit is close to Fossil, about an hour drive from Mitchell. All drives are magnificent scenic byways capturing the landscape's diversity and beauty. Its possible to dig your own fossils in the Wheeler High School Fossil Beds.

Ochoco Mountains:: About 20 miles from Mitchell are the Ochoco mountains with Evergreen forests and various snow parks offering great opportunities for cross- country skiing, sledding and snowmobiling. The Ochoco Nordic Club in Prineville offers classes and cross country skiing trips there throughout the winter. In early summer this region is great for morel mushroom hunting, and hiking.If you like to hunt for precious stones, you can visit the Lucky Strike Mine in the depth of the forest to dig for beautiful thunder eggs at $1/lb. This is great fun for kids of all ages.

The John Day River:: The John Day is spectacular river with incredible scenery and unspoiled beauty. With its 280 miles of length it is the longest un-dammed river in the Pacific Northwest and is federally protected as a Wild and Scenic River. The basalt formations and bluffs are typical of this region and some of the cliffs and palisades along the shores tower more than 3,000 feet high above the river.The John Day is a favorite for bird watching as it is in the heart of the Pacific Flyway. Look out for Canadian geese, hawks and humming birds. There is great winter Steelhead and bass fishing, with the drifting time beginning in spring running through June. From Mitchell there are various different routes to get to the river and we will be happy to show you our favorite spots for swimming,and hiking. The river is particular magnificent in spring as it is swollen with melting water. Rafting season begins in May and ends in August when it becomes too low.Swimming is best in July and August.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Aruna and Barb Jacobi (Owner)
Advertiser since 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks english, german, spanish

About Aruna and Barb Jacobi

My mother Barb and I started this business in 2008 and have enjoyed it ever since. We're originally from Germany and lived for a long time in Seattle were my family ran a European restaurant in the famous Pike Place Market for 10 years. After we sold the restaurant in 2000, I went on to study herbal medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle. Here in Eastern Oregon I enjoy gardening and growing herbs, hiking,landscape photography and taking care of our guests.

Aruna and Barb Jacobi purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Aruna and Barb Jacobi chose Mitchell

My parents travelled quite a bit in the States and fell in love with Eastern Oregon. Both are artists and appreciated the amazing landscapes in this area with the breathtaking views around each corner. The Painted Hills especially caught their eye and so they decided to buy the properties in MItchell just 9 miles away from the national monument. A few years later, we bought the property out on Burnt Ranch Rd. about 7 miles beyond the Painted Hills. Because we couldn't part with the cottage and the little guesthouse, we decided to create the Painted Hills Vacation Rentals so we could share the beauty of this area with many more travelers to this area. We have never regretted it and have made many new friends with our guests, many of them coming since years now.

What makes this cottage unique

Incredible nature in all directions, close to the Painted Hills, close to the other 2 units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Clarno and Sheep Rock,

biking, hiking, wildlife watching, rafting, wilderness experiencing, swimming in the John Day river, exceptional landscape photography, retreat to heal and rejuvenate, stargazing, meteor showers, Country life, country-festivals, rodeos, Thomas Condon Paleontology museum, fossil hinting, close to Ochoco National Forest,

COME and Discover the wild Beauty of Eastern Oregon for yourself!!

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.8
based on 46 traveler reviews

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Romantic European Cottage-Private Floral Garden-Pet Friendly-Incredible Nature!
average rating of 4.7826085 based on 46 reviews
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Romantic European Cottage-Private Floral Garden-Pet Friendly-Incredible Nature!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164794
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Mitchell Eastern Oregon
4

Great Couples Getaway

  • 4 of 5
This is such a cute, lovely home that I think anyone would enjoy. It was plenty of space for my husband and I. It was so peaceful and quite; a nice change of pace from Portland. I would highly recommend this rental for anyone exlporing this part of Oregon. The Painted Hills were amazing and I've never seen so many stars at night! The wifi is fast and there were way more T.V. channels than I anticipated. I gave 4 out of 5 stars only because I think there should be a full size refrigerator. Currently, there's only a small one and it doesn't accomodate if you're planning to cook all your meals during your stay.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Romantic European Cottage-Private Floral Garden-Pet Friendly-Incredible Nature!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p164794
+1 -541 462-3921
Mitchell Eastern Oregon
4

Great Couples Getaway

  • 4 of 5
This is such a cute, lovely home that I think anyone would enjoy. It was plenty of space for my husband and I. It was so peaceful and quite; a nice change of pace from Portland. I would highly recommend this rental for anyone exlporing this part of Oregon. The Painted Hills were amazing and I've never seen so many stars at night! The wifi is fast and there were way more T.V. channels than I anticipated. I gave 4 out of 5 stars only because I think there should be a full size refrigerator. Currently, there's only a small one and it doesn't accomodate if you're planning to cook all your meals during your stay.
  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind review. We're sorry that the fridge was too small and that we've forgot to tell you about the second fridge in the barn room that is specially set up for any extra food and beverages for our guests of the Hollyhock Guest House.
Best,
Aruna and Barbara
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Romantic European Cottage-Private Floral Garden-Pet Friendly-Incredible Nature!
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Mitchell Eastern Oregon
Portland OR
5

rejuvenating experience

  • 5 of 5
The cottage was so fully equipped that all we needed was some fresh food--fish/meat/veggies/breads to whip up meals (bring foil/plastic wrap/bags if you use them). Great back yard, wonderful front porch, tables and chairs in various places in and out of the charming cottage--and TV/DVD and lots of DVDS for the dark, starry nights. Location was perfect starting point each morning for John Day, the Fossil beds, the Painted Hills. This is not a five star hotel--it's a six star self-catering cottage. A bonus--terrific breakfast in the little town if you do not want to make your own (but those farm fresh eggs beckon).

Directions to the cottage were spot on, Aruna was very responsive via email prior to the visit; everything was better than I anticipated.

We stayed in the smaller of the two houses (one bedroom and a futon in the living room) and a larger family might want to rent both cottages.

Beautiful area of Oregon to explore and return to.
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Romantic European Cottage-Private Floral Garden-Pet Friendly-Incredible Nature!
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Mitchell Eastern Oregon
5

Wonderful Place to Stay

  • 5 of 5
This was our third time staying here and we plan to stay here again. The cottage is clean, well-maintained, peaceful, pet-friendly and has the amenities of home. The floral garden surrounding the property is tranquil and a delight to revel in at any time of day. The owners are friendly, easy to contact and very responsive to any need – they’ve provided an excellent array of DVD movies to enjoy, the television is of superior quality and there is open access to a very user-friendly game room and fire place as well. Internet access is seamless and high quality.

The surrounding countryside is impressive. Access to the beautiful Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument couldn't be easier. (And if you're into geology you should visit the Oregon Paleo Lands Institute in Fossil. The drive up and back is worth it in itself.) But don't make the mistake of thinking that's all there is to do. The area offers an extraordinary number of places to explore. The hiking in the Ochoco National Forest is fantastic and nearly endless. We stay for a week at a time but feel like we have barely scratched the surface. We’re already looking forward to getting back next year and staying for at least another week. Just as impressive are the Pats Cabin Wilderness Study Area and the Sutton Mountain Wilderness Study Area, each having numerous places to explore.

The restaurants in town do a good job of catering to food needs though the hours of operation can sometimes catch you by surprise so be sure to plan ahead before making dinner plans.

Overall, we think this is a wonderful place to stay and plan to make many more trips to the area with this cottage as our vacation home away from home.
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Catherine and Steve,
All I can say to this fantastic review is THANK YOU! You have been most gracious guests and it has been a pleasure to have you for a whole week . It was so wonderful to see that you really made the most of everything this region has to offer. I loved your adventurous spirits and hope to see you again soon. Aruna
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Mitchell Eastern Oregon
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Great location, peaceful and private!

  • 4 of 5
I used the Hollyhock Cottage as a home base for exploring the Painted Hills (10 min.away), and the John Day Fossil beds (20 min. away).

The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need, (full size stove/oven, microwave, mini fridge, cooking & eating utensils). All you have to bring is food and drink if you're going to prepare your own meals.

The bed is comfortable enough and there are plenty of windows to provide natural light and ventilation. There was no A/C when I was there but it wasn't needed. The cottage is surrounded by trees and shrubs along with the wonderful garden, which provides a lot of privacy so you don't have to worry about leaving all the shades open. The downside is that there is no clear view of sunrise or sunset.

I enjoyed chatting with Barb and Aruna and they provided information that helped me to find a couple of places and trails I would likely have missed otherwise.

The bottom line is that I will go back to this area again and if the Hollyhock is available that's where I'll stay.
  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your positive feedback, Kevin.About the AC, we take it out when the temperatures get low so that you have the full garden view in the window.Every June when the weather gets warmer, we put the AC back in. It's more work but we love you to see the beauty of the garden when possible.Of course a cool room is more important when its hot out here.
Come again :-) Aruna and Barbara
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Romantic European Cottage-Private Floral Garden-Pet Friendly-Incredible Nature!
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Mitchell Eastern Oregon
5

Perfect homr base for explorations.

  • 5 of 5
We met the owner on our arrival. She was tending the beautiful garden that would welcome us after days hiking at the three units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. The cottage is quite comfortable for two couples in two bedrooms. The kitchen is nicely equiped and the shower worked well. Mornings and evenings were cool while we were there, but the heater in the living room warmed the cottage sufficiently. Highly recommended as a base for exploring the fossil beds. A pleasant surprise was the Little Pine Cafe in the center of town. Decent pizza, fish & chips, and a good selection of beers.
  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Redmond
Nearest Train
180 Miles
Portland
Nearest Motorway
45 Miles
Prineville
Car: necessary

This spectacular region of Eastern Oregon invites you to explore the spectacular Eastern Oregon landscape with awe inspiring vistas at every turn. High desert, river basins, ancient rock formations, and national parks - This is the home of the famous Painted Hills, Clarno Rock Formations, the Ochoco mountains, the John Day river, and the Sutton Mountain Wilderness! Visit the Thomas Condon Paleontology Museum to get a glimpse of the 50 million year old history of this region. Go fishing or take a scenic boat trip down the wild John Day River, one of the longest undammed rivers of the USA. Hike on hidden trails into the wilderness to experience the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature.See antelopes, deer, coyotes, rare birds, and butterflies. Enjoy the deep silence of the nights with the milky way stretching out above you and watch the occasional meteor shower. There is beauty and serenity to be found here in every season !

Come and discover the wild Beauty of Eastern Oregon!

Other Activities: fossil hunting, wilderness photography, cross country skiing

Ski: The Ochoco National Park, about 20 minutes from Mitchell by car, has various snow parks with great cross~ country skiing possibilities, as well as sledging for the kids. Bring your snow-mobile!

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Availability & Rates

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Mitchell Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
High
Mar 11 2014 - Nov 10 2014
2 night minimum stay
$110
From
$130
Fri,Sat,Sun
$750
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
Nov 11 2014 - Mar 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$95
From
$115
Fri,Sat,Sun
$625
$1,875
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

city tax $4 + Tax
Cleaning $50 + Tax
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.5%
Notes $95 - 130 per night without fees and taxes.Two nights minimum. $2 room tax per night.
A cleaning fee of $50,00 is charged for a stay of 1-4 people for up to a week.
$75 cleaning fee for more then a week stay.
Pet fee: $15/day/pet with owners approval.
$15/night/ extra guest
No smoking in cottage!
1% Oregon lodging tax on final rate.
Firewood is available for $10/day.
Free Wireless internet

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

Amenities

Amenities

Mitchell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 550 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
  • Village ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • The bathroom has been remodeled and features custom build wooden cabinets, vanity mirrors and a combination tub/shower unit. It is well stocked with large fluffy towels,and organic soap, shampoo and conditioner.
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom - 1 queen
    Living Room - 1 queen , fold out sofa bed
    Barn room - 2 sleep sofa /futon , hide a bed sofa
  • Here at the Hollyhock Guest House you will sleep peacefully to wake up rested and energized, ready for a great day of adventure. The house has one cozy bedroom with lots of light and a wonderful view into the lush garden. From the bedroom you can step right into the garden to have your morning coffee and adore the many flowers growing all around the house. The queen size bed has a high quality mattress and an European style down comforter. Two more adults or children can be comfortably accommodated in the living room on a brand new Ikea sofa that folds out into a queen size bed. Extra sleeping possibilities can be arranged in the remodeled barn.
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda ...
  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • 7 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Attractions:
  • forests
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • swimming
  • whitewater rafting
Notes:
The Hollyhock Guest House is located in the historical town of Mitchell which features 3 American style restaurants, a gas station and a general store with limited selections. There is no cell phone reception in this mountainous region but we provide phone cards at a $5 fee for your convenience.The nearest airport is Robert Fields in Redmond, about 1.5 hours away by car. The closest bigger town is Prineville, a 45 minute drive, which has various supermarkets, restaurants, golf courses, antique stores etc. The Hollyhock Guest house also offers access to a washer and dryer with detergent supplied. A separate office bunkhouse is set up for internet service( laptop required). Please let us know ahead if you require internet service ! Pets from responsible owners are welcome with a $10 pet fee per day. Smoking is possible on the porch and in the garden but not indoors. Most places of interest are reached through spectacular scenic drives and are within a radius of 10 to 50 miles.

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