Dayville is a quiet town time left behind. There is a cafe, mini market with gas, a mercantile, and park with playground. Hiking and car tour maps are available at the John Day Fossil Beds Nat'l Monument Thomas Codon Visitor Center 8 miles away.
This fully furnished 2-bedroom 2-bathroom unit located behind the Dayville Post Office has a queen bed in the first bedroom, 2 XL twin beds in the back bedroom,a pull out couch that can sleep 2, a large living room, a kitchen with seating for 4, appliances and everything you need to cook and serve your meal, including oil, flour, sugar, salt & pepper.
Let me know if you need additional bedrooms.
For enjoying meals on the deck there is a picnic table and Weber barbecue.
Dayville has a population of about 170 with a school for 60 students in grades k-12, a mini-market, mercantile, gas station and a cafe. It is located 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.
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 you can come east on the gorge before heading south through grass lands and the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument; from Dayville you can return home through the Indian Reservation in Warm Springs and over Mount Hood. Dayville is a quiet place to get away to, a place to write a book or just enjoy a simpler life for awhile!
NOTE: THERE IS NO CABLE TV IN DAYVILLE. If you want to watch movies you will need to bring your laptop, Roku, or X-Box to access Netflix or other streaming with the supplied Wi-Fi, HDMI cord and Flat Screen TV or rent DVDs at the mini market across the street.
NOTE: THERE IS A $30.00 PET FEE
The nights are cold and the days are filled with dry blue skies perfect for hiking the Blue Basin or Black Canyon Trails, biking, going to the Visitor Center, or taking a drive through Picture Gorge, the Painted Hills and the Park. Any month you can tour the Park and Paleo Center or visit the nearby communities. In the summer months you can visit Kimberly Orchard, Ritter Hot Springs, historical museums, the Kum Wah Chung Museum and the Strawberry Wilderness Area.
If you want culture, or want to celebrate a special occaison like a birthday or anniversary, for an additional fee, I will provide a private evening at a local gallery on the hill, with a memorable dinner, views, wine and an 1800+ sq ft gallery of Hans Magden's oil paintings and sculptures.
Or if you are a bicyclist, I can tell you about some great riding, host you at my Bike Inn hostel by donation and/or add your email address to my Sag Supported Bike Tours with Beds every night: Over The Hill Bike Tours supporting small rural communities of Eastern Oregon
Come, Enjoy and Play in Grant County!
Our visit to the John Day Fossil Beds was absolutely beautiful! We had a wonderful time and highly recommend the Kam Wah Chung museum in John Day. What a gem! Our accommodations were adequate. The apartment was clean and had all of the essentials. The place was a little big for us (2 people), which ended up costing us a little more than we wanted; we had slim pickings for a place to stay at this time of year. The airbnb site was not updated, which caused a little confusion and frustration, but was ironed out in the end. Christy's communication was excellent; we had a response from her shortly after every question we had. Dayville seems lovely and is a nice place to walk around. It's also a perfect place to set up camp to explore the area.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.