|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
Triple H Homestead is a working farm located just outside Monument in Northern Grant County, 60 miles from John Day and 150 miles northeast of Bend. Our farm makes a great place to stay while you visit the surrounding John Day area.
Cozy Bunkhouse accommodation features three bedrooms to comfortably sleep six people with all linens, pillows and quilts provided as well as fluffy towels and our own hand crafted guest soaps. The main Bunkhouse has a comfortable settee and recliner easy chair where you can watch one of our films on the VCR/DVD player or bring your own movies if you wish. The kitchen features an antique wood/electric combination stove as well as all the modern conveniences. A microwave, fridge, coffee maker, espresso maker, blender, all crockery, cutlery and pots and pans are provided as well as a propane BBQ for your grilling needs. Enjoy your meals inside at the dining room table or sit on the back deck watching an early morning sunrise or relax in the evening to the sounds of dove, pheasant and the occasional wild turkey. Please note we are a non-smoking establishment.
For your breakfast enjoyment our fresh full cream organic milk, butter, home raised and cured bacon, sausage and fresh laid eggs are available for a modest fee. When in season, stroll down to the garden to pick ripe raspberries, corn, potatoes or other fresh veggies to add to your meals.
We have stable accommodation for your horse complete with pine shaving bedding and water tubs, just bring your own hay and grain. For those bringing their own equine companion, Rose is a well known riding instructor and may be booked for private lessons, English or Western, or feel free to head 'out back' and explore the numerous trails on our land. A few miles up the road there is easy access to the National Forrest for your equitreking adventures! Please inquire as to horse accommodation pricing.
Our farm makes the perfect place to stay while exploring the surrounding attractions. Just down the road you will find Thomas Orchards at Kimberly with seasonal fruit such as cherries, apricots, peaches, apples and pears at the fruit stand or 'U-pick' from late June through October. The noted John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and Thomas Condon visitor’s center with the fascinating Painted Hills Unit is just a comfortable drive away. Visit the famous Kam Wah Chung museum in John Day or just spend some time on the banks of the John Day River catching an evening meal of small mouth bass.
Located in the Heppner wildlife unit, our farm makes a cozy base camp for your deer or elk hunting excursions.
Whether you enjoy hiking, cycling, touring by car or just seeking a place away from the hustle and bustle of daily life, our farm can be your home away from home. No internet, no cell phone service, no television… just the peace and quiet of country life on a working farm. We look forward to having you come to visit.
We have lived in Monument since 1995 after buying bare land with only an old school house on it and have built everything ourselves that you see and feel blessed to live in such a beautiful area of Eastern Oregon. Darrell is a retired electrical contractor, Rose is originally from England and is one of the local Monument Volunteer Ambulance EMT's as well as a well known riding instructor, soap crafter, sausage & cheese maker. Darrell is a Classic Car enthusiast who always has a project car to work on in the garage!
We raise a large garden each year as well as our own beef, pork and produce many different types of cheese which we enjoy sharing with folk.
Rose Howe purchased this farmhouse in 1995
A chance to see life on a working farm, from feeding pigs, watching cheese being made, cream separated from the morning milk, gathering eggs from the hen house... all the in peaceful setting of Pines and pastures. No cell phones, no distractions, just open space, fresh air and starry skies...
To Darrell & Rose, Thank you so much for the lovely stay at your house and for sharing your knowledge and spirits!
Our stay was exceptional!! The Bunkhouse is PERFECT!! Rose & Darrel (the owners) have not forgotten a thing!! There is attention to detail at every turn.
Rose stocked the fridge with items that we requested fresh milk, cheese, eggs, pork gammon (bacon), pork chops, fresh tomatoes and potatoes right out of the garden.
The cabin was very comfortable and well supplied. Towels, bedding, dishes, pots & pans and a gas grill. We usually ate breakfast and supper at the cabin. While we went hunting or seeing museums during the day.
Rose is an exceptional master butcher, after procured our deer Rose made quick work of getting it cleaned up and in the cooler. With Rose’s eye for detail and skill with the culinary knife she produced some quality cuts of meat in a matter of minutes. We were able to go home with our deer all wrapped and packaged up for our 6 hour trip home.
We were very pleased with our deer meat, our bright, clean and charming cabin. All was just as promised by Rose and Darrell.
Thank you for the exceptional hospitality while we enjoyed your bunkhouse.
Mr.& Mrs. Dunmire
Talk about glamping...a true ranch experience with an amazing host. Amazing views of the Wild West and the John Day River with easy access to fishing, swimming, hiking...and the night views of the stars will put any city to shame.
Rose is amazing. My young daughters and I got to interact with horses, pigs, cows, turkeys, rabbits and even a few deer. We got to help Rose make cheese and every morning ate fresh bacon, eggs, and milk straight from the farm. The bunk house is very clean and has all amenities including well-kept bathrooms and kitchen.
This is truly a spiritual experience that I highly recommend for any family.
Our family of 4 spent a long weekend at the Triple H ranch with Rose and Darrell. It will be hard to describe briefly how much we enjoyed our stay, but I'll try.
First of all, the Triple H is a small-ish (500 acre) ranch in the hills overlooking the John Day river valley. It's not easy to get to, but that's part of the point. You will be in the middle of nowhere, so you better enjoy that feeling because it takes awhile to get anywhere that has a significant population or even cell service. That said, you couldn't ask for a more beautiful part of the state to visit. Also, Triple H is a working farm. If you're looking to stay on some farm that would be featured in Sunset magazine, look elsewhere. Not that the Triple H isn't beautiful, because it is in it's on way. But it's beauty is simple and unassuming; that of a small farm trying to make ends meet, not trying to look too pretty.
The living quarters are part of a small animal barn and I think were originally built to put up folks that were attending the riding academy at the ranch. The layout is unique, with the kitchen, living room , and bathroom all part of the same space at the back of the barn. The 4 bedrooms are spaced out along the side of the barn and are not connected to the main living space. Initially my wife wasn't excited that she'd have to put on a coat to go from bedroom to kitchen for breakfast, but that proved to be a non-factor once she got used to it. Otherwise, everything is clean and neat. It's not palatial, but it was a warm and cozy space for us on some long November nights. We brought games and watched an old VHS movie one night.
Probably the best part of our stay was chatting with Rose and playing with the animals. Rose is a simply a dynamo. From caring for the farm animals, to showing our boys how she separates milk, to butchering livestock and game, to making cheese and soaps, she is truly amazing. And warm and generous. We bought some of the best bacon I've had in a long time, along with dry aged t-bones, pork chops, milk, and cheese from her larder. My wife and I were stunned when we realized that the pork chops we ate for dinner one night had probably never been more than 100 yards from where we sat. From birth to plate; it really changes the idea of eating local.
As I said, I couldn't be brief. And I seem to have hit my character limit. Suffice it to say that all of us want to visit the ranch and Rose and Darrell again soon!
It has been my great good fortune to have been a guest at Triple H numerous times over the past 9 years, prior to its being listed on VRBO. As a resident of the Willamette Valley, our retreat to this gem of a property in Eastern Oregon is SO worth the trip over. The terrain on the way to Monument takes one past the Ochocos, the Painted Hills, the Fossil Beds and the Cant Ranch - and reminds one that most of our large state is range land and high desert, and simply unappreciated by many of us. The terrain is simply stunning.
Once at Triple H, we are always struck at how frenetic our lives in the populated part of the state is. Puffy clouds out of a Maxfield Parrish painting roll by, horses graze in the pasture, and the skyline is surrounded my mesas and rimrock that glow purple in the sunset. Absent the noise of the city, the peace that descends on the visitor simply must be experienced to be appreciated. The bunkhouse, rustic at first blush, has everything that one needs for a comfortable stay and the cheeses, milk and meats provided by Rose are highly recommended. (The bacon and sausage are so lean you'll need to add oil to the pan.) Very soon after arrival, the bunkhouse feels like your home away from home.
Horsemen (and women) will find unexpectedly superior facilities for English riding, dressage or jumping, or for trail riding that is as good as it gets. Rose's knowledge of horses and riding is encyclopedic, and her training style makes her student feel like a star - riders will find that the one thing bothering them about their riding will be mysteriously cured at the end of a weekend.
Triple H is hunting Disneyland during deer and elk season. The terrain is wooded with thinned lodgepole pine and juniper with excellent line of sight and very manageable terrain. For most hunters, the bunkhouse is a fabulous upgrade in lodging facilities, and the bonus is that Rose, also a master butcher, will send you home with your kill cut and wrapped - and smoked, if you like. Darrell is a gunsmith par excellence, and an incredible resource at diagnosing issues with firearms. Both Rose and Darrell are available for support, but likewise can be invisible as you like should one wish to enjoy the bucolic serenity of eastern Oregon. The vacation here is yours to craft to your tastes.
My family many times has reflected on how we have spent much more on a vacation and felt less rested than a stay at Triple H. Don't miss the opportunity.
My trip to Triple H was just fantastic. The facilities for my horse was extremely good, the Bunkhouse was exactly like I hoped it would be, warm and cozy with all the things I needed for a comfortable stay, including Milk, eggs, bacon and cheese in the refrigerator just waiting for my first Breakfast !
Rose and Darrell are really great people. Always with a smile and will go the extra mile to make your trip as enjoyable as possible. I can't wait to load up my horse and be on my way back for another stay.
Triple H Homestead is a working farm located just outside Monument in Northern Grant County, 60 miles from John Day and 150 miles northeast of Bend, our farm makes a great place to stay while you explore the John Day countryside and visit the surrounding attractions.
Just down the road alongside the John Day River you will find the family owned Thomas Orchards at Kimberly with seasonal fruit such as cherries, apricots, peaches, apples and pears from late June through October, both 'U-Pick' and ready picked.
The noted John Day Fossil Beds National Monument and Thomas Condon visitor’s center are a must see and the Painted Hills Unit is a comfortable drive away. Hike the trails of Blue Basin or head into the National Forrest for a day of exploration!
Visit the famous Kam Wah Chung museum in John Day, head to historic Prairie City or just spend some time on the banks of the John Day River catching an evening meal of small mouth bass or catfish.
July 4th activities in Monument include a great Farmer's Market, parade, fireworks display and other events. Local Farmer's Markets can be found in John Day each Saturday plus Thomas Orchards host a craft market the second Sunday of each month July through October. For the Classic Car enthusiast there are car shows in Spray, Fossil, and John Day during the summer!
|Additional guests / night||£20|
Guests are welcome to arrive at the farm any time after 1pm. If you plan to arrive after 5pm, we would appreciate a call so we can make sure there are lights on for you. Check-out time is 11am on your departure day unless prior arrangements have been made.
We are in a somewhat remote location so cell phone service is extremely spotty. There are small grocery shops in the villages of Monument and Kimberly, both have gas services for your convenience.
Rates are based on double occupancy with a $25/night charge for each additional guest. Please ask about our SPECIAL RATE for families with very young children!
2 night minimum stay required.
Cash or cheque only for payment please as we do NOT accept credit cards at this time.
Please notify us in advance if you wish any of our fresh provisions to be awaiting your arrival in the 'fridge.
We do not allow smoking in the guest accommodation or anywhere near the barn area, we appreciate your understanding.
We do not charge a pet deposit but ask that your pet remains under control at all times. Please contact us PRIOR to bringing your well behaved dog!
If you do not have an email reply to your reservation request within one day, please call us at (541)934-2088... thank you and we look forward to having you come visit our home.
$100 deposit required. If booking 7 days prior to stay, deposit must be paid via Paypal to hold your reservation.
Refunds: if booking cancelled within 60 days, full refund. Deposit minus $25 fee if cancelled within 30 days. Cancellation within 7 days of your booking will result in no refund.
Please note we accept cash or cheque for final bill, NO credit cards at this time.