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Beautiful Oasis in High Desert of Eastern Oregon! Adorable European Cottage

Aruna and Barb Jacobi

Member 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

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
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Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015
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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)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
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Speaks: english, german, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 21, 2015

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 39 traveler reviews

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Beautiful Oasis in High Desert of Eastern Oregon! Adorable European Cottage
average rating of 4.974359 based on 39 reviews
5

Our third visit

  • 5 of 5

We love our time in Mitchell! This is our third visit, once in summer, once in winter and now in spring. The accommodations are always cozy and comfortable, we are able to bring our two dogs, and the nights are SO quiet! Barbara and Aruna are so welcoming and the people in Mitchell always make us feel welcome. The fenced, private garden is an ever-changing delight!

  • Submitted: May 17, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Portland, Or.
5

I want to spend a month here!

  • 5 of 5

I wanted to spend a month here. What a peaceful, joyful, colorful special place this is.

Thank you Barbara for the sharing your cottage.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Awesome Stay!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful and peaceful. Cottage is lovely and spacious with all the amenities you could ask for. Free wifi. Garden is lovely! Barbara is wonderful and very helpful. We loved our stay and will come back again.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Awesome Stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing place to stay! We LOVED the cottage and the garden. It was clean and had all amenities. The garden was so beautiful and peaceful. Barbara is wonderful - very helpful and answered all our questions. We will be back and will recommend this cottage to others.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Spring Break

  • 5 of 5

What a gem near the Painted Hills! We stayed in the cottage for spring break and a trip to the Painted Hills and Sheep Rock. Light, bright, art filled space with a gorgeous garden just starting to bloom. Comfy beds, farm fresh eggs, and plenty of space for us and our two kids. You can't go wrong with this spot!

  • Submitted: Apr 8, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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

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 $160 Per night

Mitchell Cottage Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rental rates quoted in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Mar 16 2015 - Nov 15 2015
2 night minimum stay
$160
From
$180
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,070
 
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $40.00 + Tax
Cleaning $75.00 + Tax
city tax $4.00 + Tax
Tax Rate 3.5%
Notes City tax $2/night,cleaning fee $75
The rates quoted above are for 5guests per night. Each additional guest is $20/night extra.
The pet fee is $20/pet/night with approval of owner.
1% Oregon lodging tax of total rate
City tax is $2 /night
The cleaning fee is $85 for a week long stay
No smoking! Free Wifi
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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