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Twickenham Schoolhouse

4.99(76 reviews)SuperhostMitchell, Oregon, United States
Entire guesthouse hosted by Dickse
2 guests1 bedroom2 beds1 bath
Entire home
You’ll have the guesthouse to yourself.
Enhanced Clean
This host committed to Airbnb's 5-step enhanced cleaning process.
Dickse is a Superhost
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Great location
95% of recent guests gave the location a 5-star rating.
House rules
This host doesn’t allow parties or events.
Close to the Painted Hills & John Day River. A unique experience & a historical adventure. This one-room schoolhouse is also a mini museum that features many relics from the era in which it was built.

The schoolhouse is restored & a bedroom, bathroom & kitchen have been added.

-No kitchen stove but there is a microwave & an electric countertop two-burner hot plate
-There is a bathtub but no shower
-Pellet stove, electric heat, window AC & electric fans
-Portable washer & dryer + WiFi

The space
The new cool is the old school. Come be creative. Spread out. Work on art projects or crafts, put together a puzzle, play a board game, build a card house, draw, sketch or write a letter.

If you’re looking for a mind-blowing stargazing experience, Twickenham is the place. One of Oregon’s 8 best stargazing spots, where darkness brings the universe to life, is the area of the John Day Fossil Beds, as noted by the Oregonian.

The fossil beds lie under some of the darkest skies in the state, which also includes Twickenham. If you have never seen a clear, starry sky from a place devoid of light pollution then you’re in for a real treat. With the naked eye alone, from a dark site, on a clear night you’ll see thousands of stars, meteors, the zodiacal light, airglow, satellites, the milky way, nebulas, and occasionally auroras and comets.

You’ll find Twickenham in the darkest sky zone by using the Dark Site Finder.

The John Day Fossil Beds is a complex of incredible natural attractions that burst with color in the daylight. The Painted Hills (one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon) and Blue Basin (a Seven Wonders runner up) rank as some of the most interesting and beautiful sites in the Northwest.

Have a fun day floating the John Day River or sightseeing at the Painted Hills, and then come stay at the Twickenham Schoolhouse for an evening of stargazing that’s out of this world!

You can also enjoy the silence--in the remote and isolated valley of Twickenham the noisiest things that you will usually hear are the coyotes howling at night and the occasional hooting from resident long horned owls, Oswald and Amelia.

Please be assured that after each guest leaves, the schoolhouse is deeply and thoroughly cleaned. We block out two days after someone leaves and two days before someone arrives because of our extensive cleaning process. We follow Airbnb’s enhanced cleaning protocol, which was developed with expert guidance. Here are a few highlights:

• We sanitize high-touch surfaces including doorknobs, light switches, chairs, refrigerator handle, coffee pot, etc.

• We use cleaners and disinfectants approved by global health agencies, and we wear protective gear to help prevent cross-contamination

• We provide extra cleaning supplies, so you can clean as you stay

• We comply with local laws, including any additional safety or cleaning guidelines

Guest access
Guests have access to the the large lawn surrounding the schoolhouse.

Other things to note
There is no cellphone service in Twickenham but the schoolhouse has its own internet service and you will be able to make calls and send texts via the Wi-Fi.
Close to the Painted Hills & John Day River. A unique experience & a historical adventure. This one-room schoolhouse is also a mini museum that features many relics from the era in which it was built.

The schoolhouse is restored & a bedroom, bathroom & kitchen have been added.

-No kitchen stove but there is a microwave & an electric countertop two-burner hot plate
-There is a bathtub bu…
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Sleeping arrangements

Bedroom 1
1 double bed
Common spaces
1 sofa bed

Amenities

Wifi
Window AC unit
Kitchen
Free parking on premises
Free street parking
Heating
Free washer–In unit
Free dryer–In unit
Smoke alarm
Carbon monoxide alarm

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Mitchell, Oregon, United States

The schoolhouse is located in a remote area of Twickenham, Oregon. Enjoy stunning views of mountains, basalt rimrocks, and lush green fields extending from the John Day River that snakes through the valley. The climate is semi-arid and sagebrush, rabbitbrush and juniper trees dominate the landscape.

The schoolhouse is about a mile from the Twickenham bridge, a popular dropping-off or starting point to float the John Day River. The Painted Hills is about a 40 minute drive away and the property is about a 30 minute drive to the towns Fossil and Mitchell.
The schoolhouse is located in a remote area of Twickenham, Oregon. Enjoy stunning views of mountains, basalt rimrocks, and lush green fields extending from the John Day River that snakes through the valley. The…

Hosted by Dickse

Joined in August 2019
  • 76 Reviews
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There is no cell service in the area so please email.
During your stay
There is usually someone on the property if you need assistance with anything. I am always available via email to answer any questions or help as well.
Dickse is a Superhost
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Things to know

House rules
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No parties or events
Pets are allowed
Smoking is allowed
Health & safety
Committed to Airbnb's enhanced cleaning process. Learn more
Airbnb's social-distancing and other COVID-19-related guidelines apply
May encounter potentially dangerous animal
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm
Cancellation policy