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Peaceful setting wonderful location in Grant County, come play

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,200 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

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.

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2010
Speaks English
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
7 December, 2017

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!!

Guestbook comments from the manager

We would like to thank our latest guests for their thoughtfulness, and for being such wonderful people. We enjoyed you staying with us.

Take Care,

S & D
Dec 2010
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday house in John Day in Grant County

Property Type:
  • house
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 3200 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 14
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • mountain
  • river
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Firewood
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Wood Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , upstairs
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , downstairs
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 14
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed , 1st floor
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 5 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed , 2nd floor
    Bedroom 6 - 1 Large Double Bed , w/kitchenette
    Living Room - hide a bed
    Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed , +2 twin trundle( 2nd)
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed , 1st floor
  • 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
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Games
  • Piano
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Garden ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • churches
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • forests
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • ski
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
wheelchair accessible (may have limitations) long term rental can be discussed, no move in renters !


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Peaceful setting wonderful location in Grant County, come play
average rating of 4.8333335 based on 7 reviews
Canby, OR

Nice place

  • 5 of 5

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...


  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

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!!

  • Review Submitted: 09-Feb-2014
  • Date of Stay: December 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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!!
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Great Family Stay

  • 4 of 5

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.

  • Review Submitted: 15-Mar-2012
  • Date of Stay: March 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you!! We look forward to you and your family staying with us again :)
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Awesome Place to stay again and again !!!

  • 5 of 5

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

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review, we look forward to you visiting again with us! Shelly And Dale
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Wonderful Place to stay !!!

  • 5 of 5

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!

  • Review Submitted: 06-Sep-2011
  • Date of Stay: August 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
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
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  • 5 of 5

I stayed a couple of nights in the studio, a converted shed just to the right of the main house. It was perfect!

The good:

* Central location

* Everything appeared to be brand new inside, except for a cool vintage wall fan left alone during the complete remodel (good taste!)

* Good privacy (separate from main house, has it's own entrance)

* Full kitchen! Sink, full stove/oven, fridge, microwave, coffee maker, pots and dishes, too!

* A good stereo clock radio. Also a flat-screen TV (didn't try it)

* Big leather easy chair!

* Closet with hangers and dresser

* Parking right outside

* Handicap accessible? Wide doorways, ground floor, etc.

* Separate heaters in main room and bathroom - very efficient

The bad

* Newfangled shower handle confused my friend, who wound up taking a cold shower! She doesn't get out much, though -- most people would probably know to turn it slightly back from far left to get the hot water flowing.

The GREAT!!!

* In a rush to leave, I left behind a pair of shorts. A couple days later, I received them in the mail, priority mail, washed. Wow, thanks, Shelley! That's great hospitality over and above and beyond!

* Shelley and Dale are great hosts! Thanks, you both -- I loved my stay in John Day, and having such a nice place was a big part of that.

  • Review Submitted: 06-Jun-2011
  • Date of Stay: May 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for the wonderful review! The studio actually is a part of the house that we separated for accommodations. We hope you visit us again soon!!! Best Regards, Dale and Shelly
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Nearest Airport
3 Miles
John Day Airport
Nearest Barpub
100 Metres
Out Post
Nearest Golf
4 Miles
Mountain View Country Club
Nearest Motorway
1 Miles
395- 26
Nearest Restaurant
100 Metres
Out Post
Nearest Ski
140 Miles
Anothony Lakes
Nearest Beach
400 Miles
Lincoln City


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Damage Insurance £44.28
Damage Deposit £36.77

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

Manager's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.

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