|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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The pet friendly Hollyhock Guest House, a cozy European cottage, is surrounded by a beautiful garden offering peace and serenity in all seasons. The cozy house is the perfect base to explore the Painted Hills -one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon just 9 miles away, and all the other units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Smith Rock, Ochocco National forest, Fossil Beds and more. The bedroom looks out into the private floral garden and features a comfy double size bed with a high quality mattress and fluffy down comforters. The kitchen has all the tools and equipment needed to whip up a memorable meal. The living room features a Flat Screen TV with a DVD player along with a selection of award winning and international movies and a pull out sofa bed for an additional 2 guests.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.
This charming cottage is the perfect base to explore the Painted Hills around the corner and the other units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. 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. Another one of the 7 wonders of Oregon- the awesome Smith Rock is about 1.5 hours away. All routes are on "the Journey through Time" scenic byway and the drives pass through spectacular diverse landscapes with magnificent views around every bend of the road. There is an abundance of outdoor recreation like hiking, fishing, bird and wild life watching, swimming or rafting the John Day River and hunting for fossils. It's possible to dig your own fossils in the Wheeler High School Fossil Beds for a small fee.
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 Barbara Jacobi purchased this cottage in 1997
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.
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!!
During our visit to the Painted Hills region of Oregon we stayed in the Hollyhock Cottage. This was a wonderful treat and a place full of surprises. The cottage is very comfortable and had the best supplied kitchen of any place I have ever stayed, that included a kitchen. You will not want for anything. The farm fresh eggs were a real treat as well. There are plenty of towels too. The gardens around the cottage are incredible and a delight to explore. It does take some getting used to not having cell phone service out in Mitchell, or the surrounding areas, but the cottage does have an extensive DVD library. There were probably 100 DVDs to pick from. There is Wi-Fi, but too slow to support Netflix. My 15 year old son really enjoyed exploring the game room, which is located behind Hollyhock Cabin in a separate building (it is full of games and DVDs). This can also be rented for a small fee. I think the next time I return I will bring my son’s friend and rent this for the two of them. It is a great space for teenagers. There is also a laundry room with a washer and dryer and laundry soap if you need to wash clothes. Just about anything you need you will find here. At night go outside and go star gazing. If you check out https://spotthestation.nasa.gov/sightings/index.cfm you can find out when the International Space Station goes by and get a very clear view. We happen to see it just after 11:00 p.m. This is truly the best place to stay during your visit to the Painted Hills area. My suggestion is a minimum of 3 nights in order to see the Clarno Unit, Painted Hills Unit and the Sheep Rock Unit areas. If your teenagers complain about the lack of technology you should tell them once upon a time we did not even have DVDs.
We enjoyed our stay at the Painted Hills Cottage, the place was clean and comfortable and had a beautiful garden area. Its close proximity to the John Day Fossil Beds and Painted Hills make it an excellent home base for exploring the area. The owners were friendly and helpful and our dog was welcome at the cottage also. Mitchell is a very isolated small town and services are limited, when we visit again we will probably bring more groceries and supplies as the cottage has a fully equipped kitchen. We recommend the Painted Hills Cottages for anyone visiting the area!
We stayed in one of three cottages, ours was the Hollyhock Cottage. It was warm and cozy with modern European Swedish-style furniture. The bed was outstanding with a fluffy down comforter and downy pillows, and the kitchen was fully equipped with non-stick frying pans, stainless steel pots, utensils and knives and forks. The tableware was colorful Ikea. There was an outside garden with vines, trees, and colorful flowers. This is the second time we have stayed at Painted Hills Cottages and I'm sure we'll be back a third time. It is one of our favorite places to stay and we have recommended it to friends.
The directions from the owner were clear and easy to follow. The cabin was clean and welcoming. The gardens are lush with many areas for sitting and eating al fresco. It is well situated to enjoy the John Day Fossil Beds - the purpose of our visit. There were interesting brochures and a fabulous book about the geology of the area. It was so good I bought a copy to take home at the Museum at Sheep Rock. Altogether a wonderful experience and I recommend it highly.
The stay in the Hollyhook Guesthouse was the highlight of our four weeks in Oregon. We loved the house, the garden and of course also the closeness to the Painted Hills and Fossil Beds. We met wonderful people in Mitchell and will return, and also recommend the Guesthouse to all our friends.
My husband and I stayed 2 wonderful nights in this adorable cottage. It was just our style; comfy, cozy and homey. It was the perfect place to stay while we explored the stunning Painted Hills and other awe inspiring parts of this area. We especially loved the front porch in the evenings, and we had wonderful sleeps in the bed. So nice. Thank you so much.
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!
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Mar 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
|Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Cleaning||$65 + Tax|
|Pet Fee||$40 + Tax|
$105-145 per night without fees and taxes. 2 nights minimum. $2 room tax/ night.
A cleaning fee of $60,00 is charged for a stay of 1-2 people for up to a week.
Additional $20 for any additional guests.Free Wifi
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