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A Fly-in or Drive-in retreat. Discounts with stays over 3 nights. One of 6 places we have, The John Day Valley Chalet, as we like to call it, is located right above the town of John Day, Oregon and just below the airport. It has a great view of the entire eastern valley and of Big Canyon Mountain to the south. It is a perfect vacation home for families or an ideal location as a corporate lodging facility for those coming for a few days on business in the valley. The Chalet is very private, sitting on 3 acres, out of sight of the few other homes in the area. It is completely furnished with a complete modern kitchen and all the amenities of a nice country retreat, though you won't be roughing it. It sleeps 6 in three spacious bedrooms with pillow top queen beds and a couple of single floor mattresses for the kids or extra vacationers. There are two full bathrooms, one with double sink and double shower and large walk-in closet. There is dish TV with HBO and player with numerous videos, CD player, internet and local telephone as well as laundry room. Outside we have a 15 x 22 ft. deck with Patio set and Bar and Babeque. Its steps go down to a large yard overlooking the valley complete with Gazebo, Fire pit, Horse shoe pit and just outdoor lounging. The driveway is large enough for large RV's to turn around in or park next to the home itself. There is also a nice 6 x 10 ft. wire kennel with dog house for outside use and a dog house in the garage for inside use on cold days. Like I said, the home is totally furnished and equipped. Just bring your suitcase and your groceries. It is beautiful, quiet and clean and we leave the keys in our car in this country.
Master bathroom has two sinks and double shower.
Both have plenty of towels....moreless
Back yard and patio includes the barbecue, bar w/ accessories and plug, horse shoe pit, fire pit, gazebo and misc. lawn seating all with great view and privacy.
For the kids there is also a very nice large park in John Day on 7th St....moreless
Horse shoe pit outside and board games and card table n chairs to also play at either in or out on the deck....moreless
Satellite / Cable
Away From It All
Sports & Activities
Local Services & Businesses
One mile from town yet totally private with overview of entire John Day and valley to the east....moreless
Big Canyon Mt. is right across from you.
We are off the valley floor with great eastern view up entire valley....moreless
Totally rural feeling yet only 1 mile from town and totally private home....moreless
Solar Eclipse Aug 19 - Aug 20, 2017 2 night min stay
$1,000 flat fee
My Standard Rate 2 night min stay
Rates are based on 3 guests; add $30 per night, per additional guest
Additional information about rental rates
Pet Fee$10 + tax
Rates shown for up to 3 persons. Rates vary according to number of persons and length of stay.
Add $30 per night per person, less discounts over 4 days.
Suburu wagon available for fly-ins at $30 per day plus gas.
Dogs limited to two, charged $10 per night each.
Kennel and/or garage. No pets inside please.
No other pets.
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Payment of 20% at time of reservation by credit card, checks (after clearing) or cash. Deposit redeemed if canceled one full week ahead.
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The John Day Valley is located in Eastern Oregon, approximately 125 miles east of Bend, Ore & 190 miles east of Boise, Idaho & 100 miles south of Pendelton, Ore. & 75 miles North of Burns, Ore. The two highways to John Day are Hwy 26, east/west and Hwy 395 north/south.
The John Day Airport is located 2 miles from town on the plateau above the town. A car is also available for fly-ins, at a nominal rate.
This is a relatively untouched country in many ways.
There are many back roads and 'circle' drives around the entire county and close enough to other great sites for reasonable day trips or over nights, such as the Steens Mountain/Alvord desert country.
It is in the Strawberry Mt. wilderness country and quite spectacular and accessible to several wilderness areas and mountain hiking and hunting. The John Day river system, the last undamned system in the US, provides great fishing and swimming.
It is in easy driving distance from most all the sites in the basin including the main, south, north and middle forks of the John Day River, Magone Lake, Murderers Creek, Bear Valley, and the Strawberry and Aldrich Mts. and Blue Mts. look out towers, Kimberley Orchards for picking, fishing, swimming and picnicking, the John Day fossil beds and museum, several swimming holes and hunting, hiking, cycling and winter events.
We came over Dixie Pass, from the east, and bought property that day in 1972, we were so taken with it, and we still are.
Like I said, drive in or fly in and enjoy some very special country and good people.
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Year Purchased: 2012
About the owner: Jim discovered the John Day Valley in August of 1972.
He bought an old mining claim on Big Canyon Mountain that day and has been enjoying the valley ever since. He came up every year for 34 years always with the dream to retire here.
Jim and Sandy finally moved to the John Day Valley permanently in 2006 and wanted to provide quality vacation rentals for others to be able to enjoy vacation here also. They now have 3 vacation properties in the valley, each one very different from the other.
Why the Owner Chose John Day: We loved this property for its privacy, access to town, beautiful views and all the up to date amenities of a modern efficient, yet country home.
The Unique Benefits at this Chalet: Centrally located to entire valley and town yet totally private and quiet.
Great for reunions and group events and meetings with large deck with bar-b-q and bar and big living room and landscaped high desert yard and views forever.