Cozy sweet cottage, beautiful floral garden, sleeps 2-4, WIFI, pets welcome
Aruna and Barbara Jacobi
- english, german
About Aruna and Barbara 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. My business partner and mother is an amazing creative force and the master gardener. She's almost everyday in the garden of one of the cottages tending to her flowers and loves to meet our guests for a chat.
Aruna and Barbara Jacobi purchased this Cottage in 1997
Why Aruna and Barbara 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. We now
What makes this Cottage unique
One of the unique benefits of the Painted Hills Vacation rentals is that it's not only perfect for a couple looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, but all 3 cottages can be rented together for special events, seminars, workshops retreats etc. ( all 3 cottages are listed with Homeway and vrbo.com and can be found under listing #248416, and #4017396) The location is so beneficial for a retreat setting with mother Nature at her finest. Here are some highlights: Incredible nature in all directions, close to the Painted Hills - one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon - and close to the other 2 units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Clarno and Sheep Rock. Smith Rock , another one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon is just 1.5 hours away. All places of interest are reached by the Scenic Byway ' The Journey through Time' Biking, hiking, wildlife watching, rafting, wilderness experiencing, swimming in the John Day River, fishing, fossil hunting,exceptional landscape photography, retreat to heal and rejuvenate, stargazing, meteor showers, country life, country-festivals, rodeos, Thomas Condon Paleontology museum, fossil hunting, close to Ochoco National Forest, COME and discover the wild Beauty of Eastern Oregon for yourself!!
Check-in: 2:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
smoking is allowed in the garden only
$/25pet/night with approval of owner
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
Another happy stay at Hollyhock
This was our third stay at Hollyhock. The quiet, the lovely flowers, shrubs, and trees, and -- best of all -- the warm welcome shown to us by Barbara and Aruna have made this our favorite getaway spot.
We so enjoyed the Sogge's ! The are most gracious guests and have become friends by now. We thank them for their generous gifts, and for their joy of coming back to our little Guest House as if they're coming home!
We hope to see them many more times in the future!
Barbara and Aruna
There was no rush or time frame. Cabin was great and comfortable.
Thank you for your short and snappy review. Yes, time seems to stop out here and everything slows down. You can feel the stress of city and work life just falling away in this lovely little oasis.
Cozy Little Home Away from Home
House was cute and cool (thanks A/C)! Loved the availability of maps and suggestions for things to do. Barbara was incredibly nice and friendly.
Extremely clean accomodations with a quaint and eclectic garden
Hollyhock Cottage is a great location for exploring the John Day Fossil Units (Painted Hills, Clarno and Sheep Rock). The residents of Mitchell, Oregon were friendly.
Peaceful Perfect Garden Cottage Oasis!
Barbara has created truly beautiful garden retreats with her cottages. Hollyhock Cottage was perfect for my husband, myself and dog for 3 nights. We had sunny weather to explore the magical Painted Hills & surrounding area. The cottage had all the amenities one could need and was clean and cozy, plenty of hot water, books, DVDs and information on the area. We dream of returning one day. Thank you so much Barbara, your warmth and hospitality will always be remembered.
Great stay! Welcoming, beautiful, and peaceful
Cozy cottage, very clean. Barbara was a lovely hostess. Very friendly and helpful. We will be back!
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!