About this listing
Large 2 bedroom 2 bathroom with deck, picnic table and wi-fi 8 miles from the John Day Fossil Beds Nat'l Monument Thomas Condon Visitor Center and Cant Ranch.
This fully furnished 3-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, 2 newly remodeled bathrooms, living room and a kitchen with seating for 6 and everything you need to cook and serve your meal, including oil, flour, sugar, salt & pepper.
The 3rd bedroom is a Dayville basement studio downstairs from the kitchen with its own bathroom and small pull out.
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!
Call a few days ahead to get the lock box code which contains the keys.
Interaction with Guests
I am available to answer questions about the unit or the area 7 am - 7 pm and for emergencies.
Dayville is a quiet little town time left behind. There is a café, open Wednesday morning-Sunday afternoon, a mercantile, a mini market with gas, and a growler fill station with ice cream.
Other Things to Note
There is a stray black and white cat who hangs out when he knows there are guests checking in. He is not to come inside and its probably best to discourage children from picking him up but he likes to be petted.
No Smoking allowed indoors
$30 Pet Fee charged upon arrival if not paid ahead
No Pets on Lawn
Parking is allowed in back of the Post Office
Cleaning Deposit Waived if you strip the beds, wash the dishes, take the garbage out and turn off the heat when you leave.
From Aug 18 - 25, 2017 the minimum stay is 7 nights.
I am a family law mediator, community organizer, curator, and host for cyclist biking across the country, who wanted a beautiful place to live while being able to stay home with my kids. I love hosting, cooking, and sharing the simplicity of life in Eastern Oregon.
LIfe Motto: Reach for the Highest, Strive for the Best, Live day-by-day and to God leave the Rest.