On a recent road trip to explore all three of the John Day Fossil Beds, I decided to bunk down in Mitchell, Oregon, due to the great proximity to all of the sites. I stayed three nights at The Sky Hook Motel, a six unit motel that sits on the hill above the town of Mitchell. Clean and comfortable, the water hot, and the basic amenities of a small kitchen sink area and a separate bath with shower worked well for me. I was traveling alone (single woman) so I did not need one of the more spacious units, with additional bedrooms and full kitchen. My room had a microwave and a small portable fridge, along with a small television (which I did not use). Since it was May (2014), the temperature was just right, so I didn't use the heat. No pretension here, the motel is worn for wear, but cozy and comfortable; the rates were reasonable. The owner is quick to accommodate any need you might have (I forgot sunscreen; who forgets sunscreen when going to these parts! Thanks, Denny, for coming to the rescue). If I find myself heading in this direction again, I would stay here again. Warning: for those who are addicted to your devices, there is no cell phone service in the area. The Sky Hook Motel does have WiFi.
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- Sky Hook Motel Mitchell, Oregon