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BEAUTIFUL OASIS IN HIGH DESERT OF EASTERN OREGON! ADORABLE EUROPEAN COTTAGE

Aruna and Barb Jacobi

Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, german, spanish
Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Aruna and Barb Jacobi

Advertiser since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish
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BEAUTIFUL OASIS IN HIGH DESERT OF EASTERN OREGON! ADORABLE EUROPEAN COTTAGE

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights

Overview

Mitchell Cottage Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom,1 full bathroom,sleeps 8, or 10 in a cinch

The Painted Hills Cottage is located in the quite neighborhood of a small town of pioneer days. The European style house is surrounded by an amazing private garden that will astound you in its constant changing beauty from early spring till late fall,with Zen like serenity in winter. In the warm season we invite you to pick fruits as they are ripening all around you and to enjoy the abundance of blossoms. In winter times the cottage offers a luxurious coziness surrounded by healing peacefulness of nature.

The spacious cottage has an artsy setting with comfy furniture, comfortable beds, and all the amenities needed for a memorable stay. All windows look out into the garden and flood the rooms with light.

The famous Painted Hills are only 15 minutes away!

Eastern Oregon is famous for its unique landscapes, rugged beauty, and rich wildlife. It's a geological wonderland full of ancient history and adventure that invites you to explore and connect with Mother Nature in her purest form.

The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument: The John Day Fossil National Monument has 3 units, all easily reached by scenic roads that pass through spectacular landscapes. The Painted Hills, poetically beautiful at any time, are only 15 minutes away from Mitchell and provide a glimpse of this areas ancient history.

The second unit called Sheep Rock is about a 40 minute drive away and is the location of the Thomas Condon Visitor Center and Museum of Paleontology. A great place to see fossils and replicas of prehistoric plants and animals. Its great for children of all ages. Not far from there is the Cant Ranch House presenting the historical aspect of area with artifacts from pioneer days. The Blue Basin is a favorite of ours. Its a mile from the visitor center and has excellent hiking paths through amazing rock formations in all shades of greens and blues.

The 3rd unit is found near the town of Fossil and is called the Clarno Formation, gigantic rock palisades made from volcanic mud and lava flows millions of years ago.

The John Day River: The John Day River is one of the longest un-dammed rivers of North America. It flows wild and free through canyons, gorges, and picture-book wilderness, passing incredible rock formations and rugged landscapes, pastures, and sandy river beaches. The John Day River is magical in all the seasons, and is inviting you to explore, discover,hike, swim, raft, and fish. There are many areas off the beaten track where you can experience the river in all its glory, no matter what the season. There are many places along the John Day River beds that ares brimming with wild life, rare birds and plants. There is always something to see and discover!

In winter the river is often frozen and has a different kind of beauty. In spring it is swollen with melting water from the mountains and rushes through the valleys with a powerful force. Summer its rafting time and taking a cooling plunge from the rocks into a swimming hole. We would love to show you our favorite river spots!

The Ochoco National Wilderness: The Ochoco National Wilderness is a short drive away from Mitchell and has much to offer through all the seasons from cross country skiing to fishing in a clear mountain lake. There are various snow-parks, protected wilderness recreation areas, and hiking paths through old growth. The Lucky Strike Mine is located there, a great place for the kids , where you can find thunder eggs and other great rocks.

More Details
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Aruna and Barb Jacobi (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2007
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Speaks: english, german, spanish

About Aruna and Barb Jacobi

My mother and I have created the Painted Hills Vacation Rentals in 2009 with the two cottages we've used for years as our own vacation place when our family lived in Seattle. Once we've bought our 33 acre ranch located at the John Day River and 9 miles from the Painted Hills, the business idea for the vacation rentals was born out of the fact that there is very little accommodation available in this area inspire of the fact that so many visitors come to see and experience the amazing landscapes. This region is so rich with natural wonder and breathtaking vistas as well as the 3 units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monuments that we are happy that we can provide a special place for the travelers passing through.

Aruna and Barb Jacobi purchased this cottage in 1997

Why Aruna and Barb Jacobi chose Mitchell

After many trips and longer journeys through various States, we have fallen in love with the unique diverse area of Eastern Oregon. We've bought the two side by side properties in1997 and have remodeled the two houses as well as created a beautiful garden over the next 10 years. It has become a true oasis in the desert that has brought an abundance of beautiful memories to many people, family members and guests alike.

What makes this cottage unique

The two cottages are only 9 miles away from the famous Painted Hills. Both other units of the John Day Fossil Beds, Clarno and Sheep Rock, are easily reached by car on the Journey through Time scenic byway route. There is an abundance of unique hiking and biking opportunities, wildlife observation, and star gazing in the vast and open night skies that makes this place very special for any adventurous outdoor lover.

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cottage
Minimum Stay 2 nights
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Reviews

5
based on 34 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Oasis in High Desert of Eastern Oregon! Adorable European Cottage
average rating of 4.970588 based on 34 reviews
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Beautiful Oasis in High Desert of Eastern Oregon! Adorable European Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248416
+1 -541 462-3921
Mitchell Eastern Oregon
5

Cozy and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I simply loved our stay at your beautiful cottage. From the moment we set foot into this little oasis we feel the calming effect of the beautiful garden, birds singing, and all seems tranquil and relaxed. Everything you would ever need is right there-- from DVDs, games and books, to fresh eggs in the fridge. I can't recommend this place enough for a weekend get away or a longer vacation.
  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Beautiful Oasis in High Desert of Eastern Oregon! Adorable European Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248416
+1 -541 462-3921
Mitchell Eastern Oregon
5

Inside and out...It felt like home!

  • 5 of 5
We would recommend this property to anyone visiting the area. The garden was breathtaking, the A/C inside was refreshing, and the house had everything we needed.

Our car broke down and the owners were gracious enough to go above and beyond to help us out.

The hand drawn map, with all the well known and not so well known places to visit, was extremely helpful. We were blown away by all the sights to see.

The fruit, herb garden, and farm fresh eggs were such a lovely treat. We were also able to walk down the hill to get a few groceries at the market, or eat food at the diner.

If you are in the area, you will be so pleased that you stayed at the Painted Hills Cottage!
  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Lisa and Family for your 5 star review about our cottage and the area. You also get 5 stars from us as outstanding guests with your positive attitude in spite of your broken down car. You really made the best of everything and we're happy that you had such a good time.
We hope to see you again :-)
Aruna and Barbara
business
Beautiful Oasis in High Desert of Eastern Oregon! Adorable European Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248416
+1 -541 462-3921
Mitchell Eastern Oregon
5

A beautiful respite after hiking!

  • 5 of 5
This lovely cottage is cozy for two or grand enough for a crowd! It has a home-away-from-home feel, with lots of books/movies/magazines for free time, gorgeous gardens and spaces to hang out outside. The kitchen has everything you might need for pots/pans/utensils/spices/oils, and farm fresh eggs. What more could you want, except for some fresh herbs from the garden, which are there. The owners were so helpful and friendly, and the outdoor exploration possibilities from there are plentiful, so get ready to enjoy a couple of days or a couple of weeks. Delightful:)
  • Submitted: Jun 16, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Monica, for such a lovely review. It really expresses your joy about this place and we're happy to have created it.
Come again, all seasons are special here.
Aruna and Barbara
business
Beautiful Oasis in High Desert of Eastern Oregon! Adorable European Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248416
+1 -541 462-3921
Mitchell Eastern Oregon
Portland, OR USA
5

Relaxing and Beautiful

  • 5 of 5
The house was bright and cheery, and the garden was the perfect place to sit outside with a glass of wine. Home was stocked with a nice selection of pots, pans, and dishes. Bed was comfortable. The farm fresh eggs provided were a nice treat. The location is absolutely perfect for exploring the Painted Hills Unit, the Sheep Rock Unit, and the Clarno Unit of the John Day National Monument. The owners are very easy to deal with.
  • Submitted: May 19, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much , Phil for your generous words! We are working hard to give our guests a great home away from home. We hope you will be back one day :-)
Aruna and Barb
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Beautiful Oasis in High Desert of Eastern Oregon! Adorable European Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248416
+1 -541 462-3921
Mitchell Eastern Oregon
Los Angeles, California
5

Charming, Cozy, Dog Friendly, Great for Visiting John Day Fossil Beds Natl Monument

  • 5 of 5
My wife, our two dogs and I stayed at the Mitchell Oregon cottage the first week of October. We had a wonderful stay despite the iffy unseasonably wet weather and the Federal Government shutdown. We still managed to visit all three units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Though technically closed we and the dogs got to walk all the main trails and got to see the stunning colors and beautiful vistas in the monuments. We can't recommend a visit highly enough and the cottages are the place to stay while there.

The hosts provided fresh grapes, apples, herbs and a dozen eggs. The cabin has a well appointed kitchen, comfortable living and dining area, and an awesome modern IKEA shower. No mobile phone or TV coverage but we did access Netflix to watch streaming video over the wifi internet connection. The unit also provides a wealth of DVDs and Tapes. The 2 bedroom cottage has a beautifully lush European style fenced garden. The dogs loved running freely through the garden and even managed to sneak into the herb garden.

The town of Mitchell itself is quite small. The general store has basic staples and some produce but we recommend stocking up before you arrive.

So if you enjoy escaping to stunning scenery and a relaxed tranquil setting then give the cottages and the Mitchell area a try.... You won't regret it.
  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
business
Beautiful Oasis in High Desert of Eastern Oregon! Adorable European Cottage
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p248416
+1 -541 462-3921
Mitchell Eastern Oregon
5

Garden oasis with everything you need!

  • 5 of 5
Wow! After staying in less than impressive rentals in small towns near Mitchell it was such a relief to check in here. The garden was so beautiful and we picked fresh fruit from the trees. Kitchen was fully stocked with any dish you could need. Movie collection was top notch! After a full day of sight-seeing, hiking and exploring it was perfection to come back to watch movies and relax. The extra maps and info in the living room led us to a great swimming hole we wouldn't have known about otherwise. Thanks for the stay and we'll definitely be returning!!
  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're happy you had a great time and made it out to the river for the special swimming spots that are off the beaten path. We love sharing the best hiking and swimming places in our area that can't be found in any travel book. there is nothing better in the hot summer days then jump into the cool water of the John Day River with beautiful rock formations stretching into the blue sky above your head.

Map

Nearest Airport
70 Miles
Redmond
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Miles
in town
Nearest Ski
20 Miles
crosscountry skiing in the Ochoco Wilderness
Car: necessary

This region is a geological wonderland with amazing vistas around evry bend of the road. To list just a few of the special things around here: The John Day Fossil Beds National Monuments, the wild, free-flowing John Day River, the Painted Hills, the Blue Basin, the Picture Gorge, nature in its most dramatic and purest form, wild- flowers, wildlife such as deer, antelope, coyotes, lizards, birds..., the Ochoco Wilderness. You can go Fossil hunting, hiking swimming, fishing, take landscape-photography, and count the stars in the vast night sky..........

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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Mitchell Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Low
Nov 11 2014 - Mar 10 2015
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$145
Fri,Sat,Sun
$795
$2,195
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $65 + Tax
Pet Fee $30 + Tax
city tax $4 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.5%
Notes City tax $2/night,cleaning fee $65
The rates quoted above are for 6 guests per night. Each additional guest is $15/night extra.
The pet fee is $15/pet/night with approval of owner. Extra big dogs $20/night. Please check with owner.
1% Oregon lodging tax of total rate
City tax is $2 /night per cottage.
The cleaning fee is $65/week
No smoking
firewood available for $15/day

Cancellation Policy

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Amenities

Mitchell Cottage Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cottage
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1000 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain
  • Rural
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Firewood
  • Free Local Calls
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower
  • The bathroom has been recently remodeled and has a spacious step-in shower and a water conserving rain shower head with great water pressure that feels wonderful. The water comes from the towns own spring and feels good on skin and hair. It's drinkable too! We supply extra large bath towels and organic herbal hand soap for your leisure.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single
    Reading Room - 1 twin/ single
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Barn Room - 1 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedrooms are furnished with comfortable modern beds fitted with high quality mattresses and European style down comforters. The Master-bedroom has one queen-size bed with a special memory mattress designed to support the body and soothe aching backs. The second bedroom has a queen size bed and a single bed, ideal for the kids or good friends.The comforters and pillows are covered with fresh European cotton covers. The rooms are quite and peaceful. No doubt -You will sleep wonderful here at the Painted Hills Cottage!
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Books for Adults
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Barbecue
  • Bicycles ...
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Yard
  • 8 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • Groups
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Attractions:
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • hunting big game
  • hunting small game
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • swimming
Notes:
The faucet water comes from the towns own spring and is very good to drink. Fill your bottles! There are 3 restaurants in town, all serving American style breakfast, lunch, and dinner. They have different closed days so one or two will always be open. The grocery store has basic foods but bring your favorite foods and beverages along. The town's gas station is closed on Sundays and the gas is a bit more expensive. You can fill up in Prineville or Fossil (depending where you come from) before you come out here. Make sure your tires have good pressure and you have a functioning reserve tire because to get to the best hiking you sometimes have to get on rough country roads.We have a charcoal barbecue but bring your own charcoal and lighting fluid. We have brochures about the things to do here in our area and will gladly share the location of our own special places with you.

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