We had the pleasure of staying at the bigger of the 2 cabins and were SO happy with our choice here! My husband is an amateur photographer - so thoroughly enjoyed being able to make it to the Painted Hill's Unit of John Day for sunrise & sunset photos of the fascinating landscape, which was only 20 minutes away. Magical, beautiful area! The worries of the world seem to slip away there!! (note that although the cottages are not in a remote area by itself - actually between houses on a small plot of land in the small town of Mitchell - once you are in the gated grounds of the cottage with the surrounding garden - you feel you are more remote). The beds were super comfortable & the house was spotless & kitchen was truly fully stocked (even some condiments that we forget were there - olive oil, vinegar, etc PLUS of course the farm-fresh eggs & fresh tomatoes!) For you future travelers to Mitchell - in reading some of the reviews of the area - since we stayed there 5 full days/nights we realized it was important to stock up on food prior to our stay (we got it at Fred Meyers in Redmond w/cooler), as the town is so small, we knew that the restaurant & grocery store (basics only) would not be open when we would come back from our excursions. Just a bit of advice! Who cared - we had a great kitchen to make breakfasts/dinners & put our lunches together every day in order to explore the area!
A bonus was the beautiful Bosch washer that we used - our clothes have never gotten so clean on hiking trip before! Barbara & Aruna, the owners, obviously take a lot of pride in keeping the grounds so beautiful & they are VERY attentive to any needs you may have! They had a lot of information on the area on a desk when we arrived & said we could help ourselves to anything in garden!! Also, we drove to the other 2 units of the John Day Monument from here as well on separate days - it was beautifully situated to get to all of the Units.
We are already planning future trips out to this beautiful area & staying at the cottage - which we noq consider a home away from home! Thank you so much Barbara & Aruna!!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 3 charming European cottages available for your Eastern Oregon vacation. Located in the quaint town of Mitchell, just around the corner from the famous Painted Hills,one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon. Another one of the Wonders, Smith Rock is only 1.5 hours away. The cottages are surrounded by a beautiful private garden, and are equipped with everything you need for a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Free WiFi, pet friendly, exceptional movie library, artsy ambiance. German owners. Everything is in great condition and we keep it that way. A paradise for nature lovers, artists, geologists, photographers, and outdoor enthusiasts. Great hikes in pristine nature, a taste of wilderness and amazing star gazing. We offer accommodation for larger groups and gatherings, workshops like yoga retreats, or photography and art classes. Free Wifi, pets are welcome, full kitchens in every cottage with basic condiments provided and herbs and spices provided. Country fresh eggs from our own chickens will be in the fridge for you. Mitchell has 3 restaurants , a gas station, espresso shack, and a general store. We're looking forward for your visit! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- The Painted Hills Vacation Rentals Mitchell, Oregon