Perfect Vacation Home for Groups! Sleeps up to 18!
Aruna and Barbara Jacobi
- English, German
About Aruna and Barbara Jacobi
My mother and I have created the Painted Hills Vacation Rentals in 2008 with two of our properties in order to create accommodation for the many visitors to the area which was very much needed. We lived in Seattle for many years before running a popular restaurant ( Sisters European Snacks) with my two sisters in the famous Pike Place Market for 10 years. After much traveling, we fell in love with this area and the powerful nature all around. My mother especially felt drawn to the magic of the Painted Hills. We now live on a 33 acre each about 7 miles behind the Painted Hills with a view of the John Day River. It's really out in the Boondocks here and we drive every day the 15 miles to Mitchell to take care of our guests, cottages and gardens.
Aruna and Barbara Jacobi purchased this House in 2014
Why Aruna and Barbara Jacobi chose Mitchell
The Sunset Cottage is the newest addition to the Painted Hills Vacation Rentals and buying the property was a logical move since it's right across the street from the other 2 cottages.
What makes this House unique
The house sits on a rim overlooking the town of Mitchell and a beautiful Rock formation called Bailey Rock. The sunsets are spectacular from up here and the old plum and apricot trees are charming. The house is cool all day but there is also AC if needed. With its two levels it can either accommodate a small family just using the upper floor or a large group with up to 18 guests using the entire house. There are 3 cozy bedrooms, 2 remodeled bathrooms (one with the original clubfoot tub) and a large kitchen with everything needed to whip up a great meal. The cottage is spacious and clean with the feel of the old country homes of the 50's. There is a laundry room with ultra modern washer and dryer too. The views over the hills give a special taste of Eastern Oregon and has perfect spots for sunrise and sunset views. The house is perfect for a special interest group wanting to hold a class, seminar, workshop or reunion. There is a little remodeled studio available for classes on the property. Ask us for details.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
Colorful Painted Hills Retreat
The property can sleep a large amount of people. We had just our family of four. Plenty of room. The location is very peaceful and the flowers everywhere very beautiful.
Twice we had deer just walk by the front window. We said hello and they stopped to have a look at us.
A great location for exploring the Painted Hills and all the other units of the John Day Fossil Beds.
Mitchell is a very small growing ghost town and the people are so friendly.
We had just a wonderful time.
Wonderful family spot
We were very comfortable during our stay and appreciated Barbara's hiking recommendations.
Lots of room, we had a great stay
There were tons of beds and room for everyone. Plenty of supplies and games. Great location to see the Fossil Beds and the John Day area.
Beautiful house in a beautiful environment
We really enjoyed our stay in the Sunset cottage. Perfect kitchen with everything you need to prepare your meals. Clean, well equipped, lots of information about what to do and really nice view. Painted Hills were amazing. Would definitely recommend the house and John Day Fossil Beds to any of our friends!
Excellent vacation cottage for three nights.
Very clean, well maintained, and excellent sunset views. If you wish to explore and photograph the Painted Hills this is the place to stay.
We loved the sunset cottage.
Painted Hills and the surrounding places are breathtaking and beautiful. We will come back again with family.
The famous Painted Hills, one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon and one of the 3 units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are only 9 miles away, about 12 minutes by car. Another one of the 7 Wonders, Smith Rock, is about 1.5 hours away by car. The 2 other units of the National Monument, Sheep Rock and Clarno, are easily reachable on the scenic Byway "Journey through Time". It's an hour to the Thomas Condon Paleontology Museum (at the Sheep Rock unit) which is a must see for anyone fascinated with ancient history. The Cant Museum is across the street and offers a glimpse into pioneer life of the region.
The Scenic Byeways and Bikeways offer fantastic views around every corner of the road with sweeping landscapes, giant Buttes, and rugged rock formations of all sizes and shapes. The wild and untamed John Day River can be accessed for fishing, boating and swimming at various spots. The region is a paradise for hikers, bird watchers, outdoor sportsmen, landscape photographers, artists and stargazers