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Romantic European Cottage-Private Floral Garden-Pet Friendly-Incredible Nature!

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

The pet friendly Hollyhock Guest House, a cozy European cottage, is surrounded by a beautiful garden offering peace and serenity in all seasons. The cozy place and its furniture are bright and comfortable. The small kitchen has all the tools and equipment needed to whip up a memorable meal. Wireless internet is available throughout the cottage and in the garden. The living room features a large screen TV with a DVD player along with a selection of great movies and basic cable TV. The new queen-size bed is equipped with a high quality mattress and fluffy down comforters. The Living room features an Ikea sofa that pulls out into a comfortable queen size bed. The location of the Hollyhock Guest House is exceptional in its remoteness and breathtaking surrounding, a paradise for artists, nature lovers, and other sensitive people. From here you can set out each day for a new adventure to return to this peaceful oasis, the ideal place to spend quality time with yourself or with loved ones.
We also have a bigger cottage available for larger groups of people.

The John Day Fossil Beds National Monument:: John Day Fossil Beds National Monument protects one of the longest and most continuous records of evolutionary change and biotic relationships in North America. Here, scientists have unearthed countless fossils of land plants and animals dating back 6 to 54 million years as well as evidence of the dramatic climatic changes that have occurred. The monument includes over 14,000 acres found in 3 widely separated units, the Sheep Rock Unit, Painted Hills Unit and Clarno Unit. The Painted Hills are located 9 miles from Mitchell. Sheep Rock is about 38 miles and houses the monument's visitor center as well as the Thomas Condon Paleontology museum with its large collection of ancient fossils. The Clarno unit is close to Fossil, about an hour drive from Mitchell. All drives are magnificent scenic byways capturing the landscape's diversity and beauty. Its possible to dig your own fossils in the Wheeler High School Fossil Beds.

Ochoco Mountains:: About 20 miles from Mitchell are the Ochoco mountains with Evergreen forests and various snow parks offering great opportunities for cross- country skiing, sledding and snowmobiling. The Ochoco Nordic Club in Prineville offers classes and cross country skiing trips there throughout the winter. In early summer this region is great for morel mushroom hunting, and hiking.If you like to hunt for precious stones, you can visit the Lucky Strike Mine in the depth of the forest to dig for beautiful thunder eggs at $1/lb. This is great fun for kids of all ages.

The John Day River:: The John Day is spectacular river with incredible scenery and unspoiled beauty. With its 280 miles of length it is the longest un-dammed river in the Pacific Northwest and is federally protected as a Wild and Scenic River. The basalt formations and bluffs are typical of this region and some of the cliffs and palisades along the shores tower more than 3,000 feet high above the river.The John Day is a favorite for bird watching as it is in the heart of the Pacific Flyway. Look out for Canadian geese, hawks and humming birds. There is great winter Steelhead and bass fishing, with the drifting time beginning in spring running through June. From Mitchell there are various different routes to get to the river and we will be happy to show you our favorite spots for swimming,and hiking. The river is particular magnificent in spring as it is swollen with melting water. Rafting season begins in May and ends in August when it becomes too low.Swimming is best in July and August.


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Property Type

  • Cottage
  • 550 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only:

    smoking is allowed in the garden only...moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $15/pet/night . Please check with owners first for approval...moreless

Bedrooms: 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4, Beds for 4

  • Bedroom: 1 queen


  • Living Room: 1 queen

    fold out sofa bed...moreless

  • Barn room: 2 sleep sofa /futon

    hide a bed sofa...moreless

  • Here at the Hollyhock Guest House you will sleep peacefully to wake up rested and energized, ready for a great day of adventure. The house has one cozy bedroom with lots of light and a wonderful view into the lush garden. From the bedroom you can step right into the garden to have your morning coffee and adore the many flowers growing all around the house. The queen size bed has a high quality mattress and an European style down comforter. Two more adults or children can be comfortably accommodated in the living room on a brand new Ikea sofa that folds out into a queen size bed. Extra sleeping possibilities can be arranged in the remodeled barn....moreless

Bathrooms: 1 Bathroom

  • Bathroom: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • The bathroom has been remodeled and features custom build wooden cabinets, vanity mirrors and a combination tub/shower unit. It is well stocked with large fluffy towels,and organic soap, shampoo and conditioner....moreless

Other Amenities

  • The Hollyhock Guest House is located in the historical town of Mitchell which features 3 American style restaurants, a gas station and a general store with limited selections. There is no cell phone reception in this mountainous region but we provide phone cards at a $5 fee for your convenience.The nearest airport is Robert Fields in Redmond, about 1.5 hours away by car. The closest bigger town is Prineville, a 45 minute drive, which has various supermarkets, restaurants, golf courses, antique stores etc. The Hollyhock Guest house also offers access to a washer and dryer with detergent supplied. A separate office bunkhouse is set up for internet service( laptop required). Please let us know ahead if you require internet service ! Pets from responsible owners are welcome with a $10 pet fee per day. Smoking is possible on the porch and in the garden but not indoors. Most places of interest are reached through spectacular scenic drives and are within a radius of 10 to 50 miles....moreless


  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books For Adults
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games For Kids
  • Satellite / Cable:

    Basic cable...moreless

  • Television
  • Video Library:

    Great award winning and international DVD movie Collection...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities


  • Forests
  • Museums
  • Restaurants

Local Services & Businesses

  • Groceries
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Paddle Boating
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sledding
  • Walking

Location Type

  • Mountain:

    Incredibles rugged landscapes with mountains, grasslands, and lots of rock formations...moreless

  • River:

    10 miles from the John Day River- fishing, swimming, hiking, rafting......moreless

  • Rural:

    Yep, it's the country side!...moreless

  • Village:

    Mitchell is a town of pioneer spirit. You will meet real characters here!...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Fly Fishing
  • Freshwater Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Hunting Big Game
  • Hunting Small Game
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountaineering
  • Rafting
  • Swimming
  • Whitewater Rafting


  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 4 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Firewood
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking:

    On the road in front of property...moreless

  • Parking On Street
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone:

    Free phone for local calls, for long distance bring a phone card!...moreless

  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Stove:

    In the Barn/game room. Firewood $10/day....moreless


  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Pantry Items:

    Basic herbs & spices, olive oil, ...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove:

    electrical stove/oven...moreless

  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Barbecue
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill:

    barbeque grill, lighting fluid provided, bring your own charcoal...moreless

  • Porch / Veranda:

    Cozy blue porch ideal for bird watching!...moreless

  • Terrace
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
High Season
Mar 16 - Nov 15, 2015
2 night min stay
$125 $145
Fri, Sat

Rates are based on 2 guests; add $20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates


  • city tax $4 + tax
  • Cleaning $60 + tax
  • Pet Fee $40 + tax
  • Tax Rate 3.5%


$105-145 per night without fees and taxes. 2 nights minimum. $2 room tax/ night.

A cleaning fee of $60,00 is charged for a stay of 1-2 people for up to a week.

Additional $20 for any additional guests.Free Wifi

Pet fee: $15/day/pet with owners approval.

$15/night/ extra guest

No smoking in cottage!

1% Oregon lodging tax on final rate.

Firewood is available for $10/day.

Free Wireless internet

Cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking.

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Last updated: 07/27/2015
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70 Miles
Nearest Airport
180 Miles
Nearest Train
45 Miles
Nearest Motorway

Car: Necessary

This spectacular region of Eastern Oregon invites you to explore the spectacular Eastern Oregon landscape with awe inspiring vistas at every turn. High desert, river basins, ancient rock formations, and national parks - This is the home of the famous Painted Hills, Clarno Rock Formations, the Ochoco mountains, the John Day river, and the Sutton Mountain Wilderness! Visit the Thomas Condon Paleontology Museum to get a glimpse of the 50 million year old history of this region. Go fishing or take a scenic boat trip down the wild John Day River, one of the longest undammed rivers of the USA. Hike on hidden trails into the wilderness to experience the breathtaking beauty of Mother Nature.See antelopes, deer, coyotes, rare birds, and butterflies. Enjoy the deep silence of the nights with the milky way stretching out above you and watch the occasional meteor shower. There is beauty and serenity to be found here in every season !

Come and discover the wild Beauty of Eastern Oregon!

Other Activities: fossil hunting, wilderness photography, cross country skiing

Ski: The Ochoco National Park, about 20 minutes from Mitchell by car, has various snow parks with great cross~ country skiing possibilities, as well as sledging for the kids. Bring your snow-mobile!


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1997

About the owner: My mother Barb and I started this business in 2008 and have enjoyed it ever since. We're originally from Germany and lived for a long time in Seattle were my family ran a European restaurant in the famous Pike Place Market for 10 years. After we sold the restaurant in 2000, I went on to study herbal medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle. Here in Eastern Oregon I enjoy gardening and growing herbs, hiking,landscape photography and taking care of our guests.

Why the Owner Chose Mitchell:
My parents travelled quite a bit in the States and fell in love with Eastern Oregon. Both are artists and appreciated the amazing landscapes in this area with the breathtaking views around each corner. The Painted Hills especially caught their eye and so they decided to buy the properties in MItchell just 9 miles away from the national monument. A few years later, we bought the property out on Burnt Ranch Rd. about 7 miles beyond the Painted Hills. Because we couldn't part with the cottage and the little guesthouse, we decided to create the Painted Hills Vacation Rentals so we could share the beauty of this area with many more travelers to this area. We have never regretted it and have made many new friends with our guests, many of them coming since years now.

The Unique Benefits at this Cottage:
Incredible nature in all directions, close to the Painted Hills - one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon - and close to the other 2 units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Clarno and Sheep Rock. All places of interest are reached by the Scenic Byway ' The Journey through Time' biking, hiking, wildlife watching, rafting, wilderness experiencing, swimming in the John Day river, exceptional landscape photography, retreat to heal and rejuvenate, stargazing, meteor showers, Country life, country-festivals, rodeos, Thomas Condon Paleontology museum, fossil hinting, close to Ochoco National Forest, COME and Discover the wild Beauty of Eastern Oregon for yourself!!

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Speaks: english, german, spanish



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    Flower Power

  • Cozy Bedroom- Sweet Dreams!

    Cozy Bedroom- Sweet Dreams!

  • The Barn/Game Room with Ironcast Woodstove

    The Barn/Game Room with Ironcast Woodstove

  • April Garden with tender vibrant Greens

    April Garden with tender vibrant Greens

  • Mitchell from above in March

    Mitchell from above in March

  • In the Painted Hills

    In the Painted Hills

  • Cathedral Rock and the John Day River

    Cathedral Rock and the John Day River

  • Driving through the wild Beauty of Eastern Oregon

    Driving through the wild Beauty of Eastern Oregon

  • Hiking in the Blue Basin

    Hiking in the Blue Basin

  • In the Garden of the Hollyhock Guest House

    In the Garden of the Hollyhock Guest House

  • Beauty everywhere you look in the Magical Garden

    Beauty everywhere you look in the Magical Garden

  • On the porch

    On the porch

  • Living room and kitchen

    Living room and kitchen

  • May in the back garden

    May in the back garden

  • Lilacs and Crabapple in Full Bloom

    Lilacs and Crabapple in Full Bloom

  • The Road through Mitchell

    The Road through Mitchell

  • The spectacular Painted Hills

    The spectacular Painted Hills

  • On the way to the Painted Hills

    On the way to the Painted Hills

  • Stormy Weather in the Painted Hills

    Stormy Weather in the Painted Hills

  • Hiking near Sheeprock

    Hiking near Sheeprock

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