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2-3 bedroom Near John Day Fossil Beds Nat'l Monument Visitor Center

Bedrooms 2
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

2 or 3-bedroom Close to the John Day Fossil Beds Nat'l Monument Visitor Center

Feb, March and April special: Pay for 3 nights and request a free 4th night

There are 2-bedrooms and 2-bathrooms on the main floor. One bedroom has a Queen bed the other has 2 XL Twin Beds. The unit is large, about the size of a duplex with a fully equipped kitchen and table seating for 8.

For an additional $30.00 - downstairs from the kitchen is a studio with XL Twin Bed, small pull out couch, and bathroom with shower. By request, there is a nice Memory Foam floor mat; no charge, XL Twin bed size.

The large picnic table picnic table on the deck seats 8.

Dayville has a population between 150 and 200. There's a school for the 58 students, a mini-market with gas, coffee drinks, and DVD rentals, a mercantile with a liquor shop and bike shop, a Growler Fill Station with ice cream (closed in the winter) and a café (open Wed 7:00 am -Sunday 3:00 pm).

Dayville is 125 miles east of Bend, in the John Day Valley, at the confluence of the main stem of the John Day River with the South Fork John Day River, 4.5 hours from Portland Airport and 4 hours from Boise Airport. From any direction it is a beautiful drive to Dayville with few cars on the road and majestic views of open landscape with rolling hills. From Portland I suggest you head east on the Gorge before heading south at Biggs Jct, east at Wasco and traveling through the windmill covered grass lands, Condon, Fossil, Spray and the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. From Dayville, traveling back to Portland, if summer traffic will not be bad, I would stay on Hwy 26 to Prineville and Madras and the road will take you through the Indian Reservation in Warm Springs and over Mount Hood to Sandy.

Dayville is a quiet place to stay, a place to get away to, a place to write a book or just enjoy a simpler life for awhile!

Currently, Verizon is the only carrier providing cell coverage to Dayville. There is a land line for emergencies and for receiving calls.

The Wi-Fi is good and there is a flat screen and HDMI cord for viewing Netflix via your phone or laptop, and DVD's for children, but no television reception.

For those returning for a second stay, please know the resident tuxedo cat Oscar was loved well and adopted by a Park Intern.

The nights are cold and the days are filled with dry blue skies perfect for hiking the Blue Basin, Time Left Behind, or Black Canyon Trails, going to the Visitor Center, or taking an auto tour through Picture Gorge, the Painted Hills and the Park. My favorite historical museums in the area are the Kum Wah Chung Museum in John Day and Dewitt Rail Road Museum in Prairie City. In the summer months plan a longer stay if you would like to visit Ritter Hot Springs, Magone Lake and the Strawberry Wilderness Area.

Come, Enjoy and Play in Grant County!

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Christy Waldner
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
14 July, 2017

About Christy Waldner

I am a family law mediator, community organizer, bike tour organizer and lead the cycling proponent group in Grant County and beyond. I personally clean the units myself more times than not and have tried to include everything you will need.

I love hosting and sharing the beauty and simplicity of where I live with others.

You can view my sag supported bike tours with lodging every night at www.OvertheHillbikeTours.info

Christy Waldner purchased this house in 1999

Why Christy Waldner chose Oregon

My Dayville vacation rentals are the closest housing with kitchens to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Visitor Center. The units are clean, comfortable, updated and spacious. The large deck has a picnic table, the city park has nice playground equipment, the little country church has services on Sunday and the town folks are nice.

It is quiet. Peaceful. Relaxing.

What makes this house unique

I love Dayville! It is quiet, stress free and healing. No 'have-tos', just peace and quiet. It is typcially sunny and usually 5-10 degrees warmer in Dayville than in John Day or Prairie City. You can walk down main street and easily imagine what it was like to live there 50 years ago.


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in Dayville in Grant County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • rural ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower
  • The first bathroom has a large shower. The second bathroom has a bathtub/shower combo. Both bathrooms are a new remodel.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , New queen bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed , Two XL Twin Beds
  • Until it rents-- there is an additional studio with XL twin bed and its own bathroom downstairs from the kitchen.
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Terrace
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Barbecue ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • museums
  • playground
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • laundrette - serviced
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • tennis
Laundry Mat across the street Nearby City Park with play area for the children Cafe, ice cream parlor, growler fill station, mini market and mercantile


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2-3 bedroom Near John Day Fossil Beds Nat'l Monument Visitor Center
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  • 4 of 5

The location was great to go to the John Day Fossil Beds area. The suite was huge compared to others we stayed in during our extended holiday. We even got a phone call to welcome us.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pendleton, OR

Delightful -- nothing fancy but comfortable !

  • 5 of 5

Perfect place to hang out while you explore John Day fossil beds and more. Nice shade tree over deck keeps you out of the hot sun and helps cool the house. Friendly folks in town -- growler station handy across the street. Nice to have cool place for dog while we explored nearby wonders.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautifully Maintained Property

  • 5 of 5

A perfect location to traverse the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and still have all the comforts of home! Features a full size kitchen with all the appliances you need as well as a web barbecue on the porch from which you can barbecue as you admire the beautiful hills. Two bedrooms ensure you can bring the family as well. Wifi provides the connection with home after a full day of hiking. We really enjoyed our stay here.

  • Review Submitted: May 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Clean and cozy

  • 4 of 5

We had a very nice stay. Easy to check in. Beds are very comfortable. Plenty of room with lots of hot water for showers. Very good cafe to eat at in town

  • Review Submitted: Mar 25, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

Such a cute place, super clean, very comfortable beds, room for everyone. We loved grilling on the large deck, the townspeople are super friendly and the owner of the place gave us an extra room for free! The pie at the Cafe is truly delicious, the gal at the Growler Station was a hoot and exploring the area was a treat.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Salem, Oregon

Prime geology location for day trips into the Blue Mountains!

  • 5 of 5

The rental is as described and was a perfect home base for our geo-fun vacation. We opted for the “get the forth night free option”, so were able to spend 2 full days exploring the John Day Fossil Beds, Painted Hills, and Clarno Unit at the Palisades, and still have an entire day left to explore the older rocks of the Blue Mountain terranes (Baker and Izee near John Day).

Additionally, the Post Office in front of the rental is a Pokestop for Pokemon Go. So you can also have hours of Pokefun simply by dropping lures and trying to catch’em all, while sitting in the comfort of the living room.

Christy made everything simple and easy.

We will definitely be back in the future!!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
220 Miles
Nearest Barpub
31 Miles
John Day
Nearest Golf
30 Miles
John Day
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 26
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
Nearest Ski
125 Miles
Anthony Lakes N of Baker or Mt Bachelor in Bend
Car: necessary

Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Thomas Condon Paleontology Visitor Center, hiking trails, auto tours


Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday house in Dayville, USA

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
Fall & Winter
1 Sep 2017 - 1 Jun 2018
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
for 2 nights

Additional pricing information

Pet Fee £23.08

The 3rd bedroom, located downstairs from the kitchen, is a furnished daylight studio apt with shower, XL Twin bed, small pullout couch, mini kitchen, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with HDMI cord and DVD player (no television reception).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 90 days before check-in date.
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