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Peaceful setting wonderful location in Grant County, come play

John Day, OR, USA
  • House3200 sqft
  • Bedrooms5
  • Sleeps12
  • Bathrooms2
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay2 nights

5 bedrooms, 2full bathrooms, 1full kitchen, 1kitchenette(sleeps13+2addtl )studio

The John Day Valley is located in Eastern Oregon, approximately 125 miles east of Bend, Ore & 190 miles west of Boise, Idaho & 120 miles south of Pendelton, Ore. & 75 miles North of Burns, Ore. The two highways to John Day are Hwy 26, east/west and Hwy 395 north/south.

The John Day Airport is located 2 miles from town on the plateau above the town.

It is in the Strawberry Mt. wilderness country and quite spectacular and accessible to several wilderness areas. The John Day river system, the last undamned system in the US.

This property is centrally located in area that provides many activities year around, house accommodates,many group sizes, from 1 person to 14 people. There are 5 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, Kitchen is fully equiped for what you would like to cook and serve. This home is great for wedding receptions, family gathereings, and many other events that may need a lot of space, there's a large yard which could be used for large gatherings with large fireplace for cooking outdoors, plenty of off street parking, owners live near by in case to answer questions or help with questions that might arise, close to canyon creek and sightings of many deer which like to come to graze in the yard and eat the apples from the tree in the yard, restaurants and banks with in walking distance, It is in easy driving distance from most all the sites in the basin including the main, south, north and middle forks of the John Day River, Mogone Lake, Murderers Creek, Bear Valley, and the Strawberry and Aldrich Mts. and Blue Mts. look out towers, Kiberley Orchards for picking fresh fruit which is in season, the John Day fossil beds and museum, many trails for hiking, walking, horse back riding, quad riding. Lot's of streams and John Day river for fishing, boating, kayaking, rafting, and several swimming holes and near hunting areas, and winter events.

This is a relatively untouched country in many ways.

There are many back roads and 'circle' drives around the entire county and close enough to other great sites for reasonable day trips or over nights, such as the Steens Mountain/Alvord desert country.

Like I said, drive in or fly in and enjoy some very special country and good people.

Property Manager


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Calendar last updated:
Mar 14, 2018
About Owner

This house was purchased from a family member and some remoldeling has taken place on the inside to make it more appealing and usable. Living in the area for over 50 years has been rewarding in meeting new people and making it easy to stay in touch with ole friends.

Why Owner chose John Day

This property has been in the family for many years and we want to keep it that way.. We have everything here except for the ocean, and being able to see the beautiful mountains around us everyday is such a treat. It's wonderful how the community comes together and stands together on different issues. I just like to call it home.

What makes this House unique

This home has character, it's style is fun and it has so much room inside. To be able to have a place that is safe and relaxing for folks to visit and feel like their at home is and has been our goal. When guests tell you they want to stay and not go is very rewarding, knowing that they love it here as much as we do. The yard is amazing with this house, it has a built in firplace which has been here for over 50 years and it's usable, you can cook on it and relax in the yard, watch the deer as they come to feed off the apple trees,sit back and see the mountain peeks around you, in the evening look up and count the stars, there is so much to enjoy here!!


    • Air Conditioning
    • Accessible
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • Kids Welcome
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
      • Bedroom 1
        1 queen, 1st floor
      • Bedroom 2
        1 double, 1st floor
      • Bedroom 3
        2 twin/ single, +2 twin trundle( 2nd)
      • Bedroom 4
        1 king, 2nd floor
      • Bedroom 5
        1 king, 2nd floor
      • Bedroom 6
        1 queen, w/kitchenette
      • Living Room
        hide a bed
      • 1 adjoining room (studio) sleeps 2 with full bath, 2nd story 3bedrooms sleeps 7 with full bath, 1st level 2 bedrooms sleeps 3, with full bath, pack-n-play available, hide-a-bed


      • 2 Bathrooms
      • Bathroom 1
        toilet, combination tub/shower, upstairs
      • Bathroom 2
        toilet, combination tub/shower, downstairs

        Location Type

          • Mountain
          • River


              • Adventure
              • Family
              • Historic
              • Sports & Activities
              • Tourist Attractions


                  • Guests provide their own meals


                      • Living Room
                      • Air Conditioning
                      • Basic Soaps
                      • Firewood
                      • Hair Dryer
                      • Heating
                        central air
                      • Iron & Board
                      • Linens Provided
                      • Alarm Clock
                      • Parking Off Street
                      • Parking On Street
                      • Shampoo
                      • Sofa Bed
                      • Toilet Paper
                      • Towels Provided
                      • Wood Stove


                          • Kitchenette
                          • Coffee Maker
                          • Dishes & Utensils
                          • Dishwasher
                          • Kitchen
                          • Cooking Utensils
                          • Microwave
                          • Oven
                          • Refrigerator
                          • Stove
                          • Toaster


                              • Dining Area


                                  • Books
                                  • Books for Kids
                                  • DVD Player
                                  • Game Room
                                    air hockey
                                  • Games
                                  • Piano
                                  • Satellite / Cable
                                  • Television


                                      • Lawn / Garden
                                        chairs/ fire place for cooking in yard


                                          • suitable for elderly or infirm
                                          • wheelchair accessible

                                            Pool / Spa

                                              • Communal Pool


                                                  • churches
                                                  • coin laundry
                                                  • forests
                                                  • library
                                                  • museums
                                                  • playground
                                                  • pond
                                                  • restaurants

                                                    Leisure Activities

                                                      • antiquing
                                                      • bird watching
                                                      • horseback riding
                                                      • scenic drives
                                                      • sight seeing
                                                      • sledding
                                                      • walking

                                                        Local Services & Businesses

                                                          • ATM/bank
                                                          • groceries
                                                          • hospital
                                                          • laundromat
                                                          • massage therapist
                                                          • medical services

                                                            Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                              • mountain biking
                                                              • cycling
                                                              • fly fishing
                                                              • freshwater fishing
                                                              • golf
                                                              • hiking
                                                              • hunting
                                                              • jet skiing
                                                              • fishing
                                                              • mountain climbing
                                                              • mountaineering
                                                              • rafting
                                                              • skiing
                                                              • swimming
                                                              • water skiing
                                                              • water tubing


                                                                  • wheelchair accessible (may have limitations) long term rental can be discussed, no move in renters !

                                                                    House Rules

                                                                    Check-in: 3:00 PM

                                                                    Check-out: 12:00 PM

                                                                    Cancellation Policy

                                                                    100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                                    7 Reviews


                                                                    Latest reviews

                                                                    Quiet, with comfy beds

                                                                    LeaAnn S.

                                                                    This house had a cozy den with a wood stove that was a great place for playing games or watching TV. Plenty of dishes for the number of people. The hosts decorated the house for the Christmas Holiday, and even had Christmas goodies waiting. An additional folding table and chairs for eating would have more comfortably accommodated the number of people that were in the party. House was very close to downtown shops and restaurants, Plenty of parking for multiple cars. Games and activities for kids. Overall, a nice classic home.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you for visiting!! We are so very happy that you enjoyed your stay! We hope you call upon us again for your next visit to Grant County.

                                                                    Best Reagards,

                                                                    Dale and Shelly

                                                                    Nice place

                                                                    TomCanby, OR

                                                                    We had a great stay here at the Spa House. Not certain of the name origin... Very accommodating for all the people we had here. There isn't many, if any, homes to rent in the John day area with 5 bedrooms. We had a great time, and if we ever have a need for the large space again, will definitely come back to the Spa House...



                                                                    This was a very clean home, peaceful and enjoyable!! We were here for a short last minute visit and the owners were wonderful to fit us in on such short notice. The beds were very comfortable and the house was clean, much better than other places we have stayed. Over all we can't wait to come back again!! Thank you again for making our stay so wonderful!!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you so much for visiting our home!! We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay as short as it was. We look forward to you visiting again!!

                                                                    Great Family Stay

                                                                    Vicki C.

                                                                    Great place to stay for me and my family. Having a place other then a motel for the Grandkids to play and feel at home. A wonderful place to stay if you are planning on being in John Day for several days and need a place to cook, relax, and allow the kiddos to run around.

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you!! We look forward to you and your family staying with us again :)

                                                                    Awesome Place to stay again and again !!!

                                                                    Shelly B.

                                                                    Thank you so very much for such a wonderful place for me and my family to stay! It was perfect and had everything one would need. We can't wait to come visit again next year during the fair. Thank you again!!!!

                                                                    The Rodgers

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you so much for your review, we look forward to you visiting again with us!

                                                                    Shelly And Dale

                                                                    Wonderful Place to stay !!!

                                                                    Shelly B.

                                                                    Thank You so much for a very clean place to stay. This had everything we needed and more. We will stay here again when we visit the area!

                                                                    Owner's Response:

                                                                    Thank you so much for the review, we appreciate everyone who has stayed with us!!! It is good to know how much you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again!

                                                                    Thank you,

                                                                    Shelly and Dale


                                                                    John Day, OR, USA


                                                                    Additional information about rental rates

                                                                    Tax Rate

                                                                    Is subject to change without notice, added fee's for theft or damages, $350 for smoking in house or animals on premises rooms available at owners discretion of how many people and ages of persons are in group, group of 8 = 4 bedrms / 2bathrms, group 9 or more all rooms. Studio $150.00 per night min 2 nights,plus pdp $49.00 & $49.00 refundable, plus tax, if monthly rental is desired talk to owner

                                                                    7 Reviews
                                                                    Excellent 4.7/5
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