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Last updated: 09/22/2014
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

John Day chalet description

A Fly-in or Drive-in retreat.
Discounts with stays over 3 nights.

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 local airport for which we have a Suburu wagon for fly-ins. 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.

Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

      • Vacation Rental


          • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


          • Pets Considered:

            Dogs only, limited to two, fenced kennel and garage available, not inside home. Clean up after them. $300 fine for pets in house...moreless

          • Children Welcome:

            Please care for our home and garden. Writing on or scratching up walls or furniture will be noted and charged....moreless

          • Limited Accessibility:

            Only two steps up to front door....moreless

          • Non Smoking Only:

            $300 fine for smoking in house...moreless

          • Long-Term Renters Welcome
          • Events Allowed

          Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

          Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

          • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


          • Bathroom 2: toilet, shower


          • Master bathroom has two sinks and double shower. Both have plenty of towels....moreless

          Kitchen & Dining

          • Kitchen:

            Fully out fitted kitchen for most any kind of cooking and place settings for up to 12 for events....moreless

          • Dishes & Utensils:

            Place settings for up to 12 for events....moreless

          • Dining:

            Nice outside deck set to eat at also....moreless

          • Dining Area Seats:


          • Child's Highchair
          • Oven
          • Refrigerator
          • Stove
          • Microwave
          • Dishwasher
          • Pantry Items
          • Coffee Maker
          • Toaster
          • Ice Maker
          • Seating for 8 people


          • Garage:

            Can park one car. Limited to storage of travel and camping items only....moreless

          • Parking:

            Large parking area in front of home and RV pull in on one side....moreless

          • Living Room seats 10:

            Large living room with views down the valley to the East....moreless

          • Babysitter
          • Hair Dryer
          • Air Conditioning
          • Heating
          • Linens Provided
          • Towels Provided
          • Washing Machine
          • Clothes Dryer
          • Iron & Board

          Other Amenities

              • 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


              • Games:

                Horse shoe pit outside and board games and card table n chairs to also play at either in or out on the deck....moreless

              • Television
              • Satellite / Cable
              • DVD Player
              • Video Library
              • Books


              • Telephone:

                For local calls only. Cell service by Verizon....moreless

              • Internet

              Pool & Spa

                  • Communal Pool:

                    There is a nice pool in John Day during the summer months for one and all....moreless

                  Outdoor Features

                  • Deck / Patio:

                    Large 16 x 22 ft. deck with great view of valley and table and chairs and large bar for those events and warm beautiful evenings....moreless

                  • Kayak / Canoe:

                    No kayak or canoe but a great river system for it in the spring and summer. Also Magone Lake for lazy fishing and swimming days....moreless

                  • Lawn / Garden:

                    Classic high desert yard with small gazebo and fire pit to sit around and feel stories and look at eh stars and view at night....moreless

                  • Bicycles:

                    No bikes provided but good country for it. Several loop rides. Look up possibilities on line....moreless

                  • Golf:

                    Nice local course 3 miles west one highway 26....moreless

                  • Garden Chairs:


                  • Outdoor Grill
                  • Lanai / Gazebo


                  • Adventure
                  • Away From It All
                  • Budget
                  • Family
                  • Historic
                  • Romantic
                  • Sports & Activities
                  • Tourist Attractions

                  Location & View

                  • Mountain View:

                    Big Canyon Mt. is right across from you. We are off the valley floor with great eastern view up entire valley....moreless

                  • Rural:

                    Totally rural feeling yet only 1 mile from town and totally private home....moreless


                  • Churches
                  • Massage Therapist
                  • Medical Services
                  • Fitness Center
                  • Hunting Big Game
                  • Hunting Small Game
                  • Mountaineering
                  • Water Tubing
                  • Golf
                  • Swimming
                  • Cycling
                  • Mountain Biking
                  • Cross Country Skiing
                  • Skiing
                  • Snowboarding
                  • Snowmobiling
                  • Hiking
                  • Fishing
                  • Laundromat
                  • Hunting
                  • Hospital
                  • ATM/Bank
                  • Library
                  • Playground
                  • Ruins
                  • Restaurants
                  • Festivals
                  • Eco Tourism
                  • Photography
                  • Bird Watching
                  • Scenic Drives
                  • Walking
                  • Shopping
                  • Sight Seeing
                  • Sledding
                  • Wildlife Viewing
                  • Antiquing
                  • Horseshoes
                  • Horseback Riding
                  • Groceries
                  • Basketball Court


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                  2 night min stay
                  $165 $165
                  Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

                  Additional information about rental rates


                  • Pet Fee $10 + tax
                  • Tax Rate 9%


                  Rates shown are base rates only for up to 3 persons. Rates will vary according to number or persons and length of stay.

                  Add $30 per night per person, less discounts over 3 days.

                  Suburu wagon available for fly-ins at $30 per day plus gas.

                  Dogs limited to two, charged $10 per night each.

                  Kennel available and or garage may be used. No pets inside of home please.

                  No other pets allowed.

                  Payment of 20% at time of reservation by credit card, checks (after clearing) or cash. Deposit redeemed if canceled one full week ahead.

                  Credit card # and its information held for overage or damage deposit

                  on all reservations, or $500 check for non-credit card payments.

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                  Last updated: 09/22/2014
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                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Airport
                  John Day Municiple
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Motorway
                  Hwy 26 & Hwy 395
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Barpub
                  All Bars
                  4 Miles
                  Nearest Golf
                  John Day Golf course
                  1 Miles
                  Nearest Restaurant
                  All restaurants

                  Car: Necessary

                  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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                  Owner info

                  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.

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                  Speaks: spanish, english



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                  Date last modified - Saturday, May 10, 2014

                  $165 per night (USD)

                  3 Bedroom / 2 Bathroom
                  Sleeps 8

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                  Minimum stay: 2 nights
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