I used the Hollyhock Cottage as a home base for exploring the Painted Hills (10 min.away), and the John Day Fossil beds (20 min. away).
The cottage is fully equipped with everything you need, (full size stove/oven, microwave, mini fridge, cooking & eating utensils). All you have to bring is food and drink if you're going to prepare your own meals.
The bed is comfortable enough and there are plenty of windows to provide natural light and ventilation. There was no A/C when I was there but it wasn't needed. The cottage is surrounded by trees and shrubs along with the wonderful garden, which provides a lot of privacy so you don't have to worry about leaving all the shades open. The downside is that there is no clear view of sunrise or sunset and is why I gave 4 stars overall.
I enjoyed chatting with Barb and Aruna as I was leaving each morning to explore, and they provided information that helped me to find a couple of places and trails I would likely have missed otherwise.
The bottom line is that I will go back to this area again and if the Hollyhock is available that's where I'll stay.
- 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