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2-3 Bedroom Near John Day Fossil Beds Nat'l Monument Visitor Center

(32 Reviews)

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VRBO accommodations behind the Dayville Post Office


Last updated: 04/21/2017
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  • Minimum stay:1-2 nights
  • Sleeps:6
  • Bedrooms:2
  • Bathrooms:2
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:No

About the Property

2 or 3-bedroom Close to the John Day Fossil Beds Nat'l Monument Visitor Center

Feb, March and April special: Pay for 3 nights and request a free 4th night

There are 2-bedrooms and 2-bathrooms on the main floor. One bedroom has a Queen bed the other has 2 XL Twin Beds. The unit is large, about the size of a duplex with a fully equipped kitchen and table seating for 8.

For an additional $30.00 - downstairs from the kitchen is a studio with XL Twin Bed, small pull out couch, and bathroom with shower. By request, there is a nice Memory Foam floor mat; no charge, XL Twin bed size.

The large picnic table picnic table on the deck seats 8.

Dayville has a population between 150 and 200. There's a school for the 58 students, a mini-market with gas, coffee drinks, and DVD rentals, a mercantile with a liquor shop and bike shop, a Growler Fill Station with ice cream (closed in the winter) and a café (open Wed 7:00 am -Sunday 3:00 pm).

Dayville is 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, 4.5 hours from Portland Airport and 4 hours from Boise Airport. 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 I suggest you head east on the Gorge before heading south at Biggs Jct, east at Wasco and traveling through the windmill covered grass lands, Condon, Fossil, Spray and the Sheep Rock Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. From Dayville, traveling back to Portland, if summer traffic will not be bad, I would stay on Hwy 26 to Prineville and Madras and the road will take you through the Indian Reservation in Warm Springs and over Mount Hood to Sandy.

Dayville is a quiet place to stay, a place to get away to, a place to write a book or just enjoy a simpler life for awhile!

Currently, Verizon is the only carrier providing cell coverage to Dayville. There is a land line for emergencies and for receiving calls.

The Wi-Fi is good and there is a flat screen and HDMI cord for viewing Netflix via your phone or laptop, and DVD's for children, but no television reception.

For those returning for a second stay, please know the resident tuxedo cat Oscar was loved well and adopted by a Park Intern.

The nights are cold and the days are filled with dry blue skies perfect for hiking the Blue Basin, Time Left Behind, or Black Canyon Trails, going to the Visitor Center, or taking an auto tour through Picture Gorge, the Painted Hills and the Park. My favorite historical museums in the area are the Kum Wah Chung Museum in John Day and Dewitt Rail Road Museum in Prairie City. In the summer months plan a longer stay if you would like to visit Ritter Hot Springs, Magone Lake and the Strawberry Wilderness Area.

Come, Enjoy and Play in Grant County!

Keywords: Dayville Oregon, Eastern Oregon, John Day Fossil Beds, Sheep Rock Unit, National Monument,Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds Visitor Center, remote, quiet, 4 bedroom, 2 bedroom, 1 bedroom, cheap, inexpensive, cheap rates, low cost, hiking, sheep rock unit, painted hills
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

Property Type

  • House

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 6
  • Events Allowed
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    You must be 21 years of age to rent ...moreless

  • Children Welcome:

    It's a great place for children with large living space and a park nearby but we encourage caution when young children attempt to pick up the neighborhood cats who frequent the deck. Ask if you would like a wood cradle for an infant....moreless

  • Non Smoking Only:

    No smoking indoors. Smoking allowed on the covered deck....moreless

  • Pets Considered:

    $30.00 Pet Fee for stays 2-7 nights. ...moreless

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Housekeeper Optional


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Wheelchair Inaccessible

Bedrooms: 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 4-6

  • Bedroom 1: 1 queen

    New queen bed...moreless

  • Bedroom 2: 2 twin/ single

    Two XL Twin Beds...moreless

  • Until it rents-- there is an additional studio with XL twin bed and its own bathroom downstairs from the kitchen. ...moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower


  • Bathroom 2: toilet, combination tub/shower


  • The first bathroom has a large shower. The second bathroom has a bathtub/shower combo. Both bathrooms are a new remodel....moreless

Other Amenities

  • Laundry Mat across the street Nearby City Park with play area for the children Cafe, ice cream parlor, growler fill station, mini market and mercantile...moreless


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Television:

    32 inch Flat Screen TV with HDMI connection for online streaming but NO television reception is available...moreless

  • Video Library:

    Feature Films for Families, Westerns and PG movies....moreless


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


  • Churches
  • Museums
  • Playground

Local Services & Businesses

  • Laundromat

Leisure Activities

  • Bird Watching
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Scenic Drives
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Rural:

    There is a café in town. Call ahead to make sure the cafe will be open 541-987-2122. There is an ice cream parlor, growler fill station, mini market, mercantile and church. ...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Mountain Biking
  • Rafting
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Kitchen table can expand to seat 6. Picnic table on deck seats 8. An additional folding table is available. Ask for extra chairs at least 1 week before your arrival....moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Please park in the back parking lot when not unloading or loading....moreless

  • Parking Off Street:

    At back of building...moreless

  • Parking For RV/Boat/Trailer:

    on the street...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Verizon is the only carrier providing good reception to Dayville. There is a landline for emergencies and incoming calls: 541-987-2145...moreless

  • Towels Provided


  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items:

    flour, sugar, salt & pepper, coffee filters, paper towels...moreless

  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill:

    Weber Barbecue. Ask about availability of briquettes and lighter fluid. ...moreless

House Cleaning

  • Housekeeper Optional


Write a review 4.7
from 32 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Eclipse 2017
Aug 19 - Aug 22, 2017
1 night min stay

My Standard Rate
2 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Pet Fee $30
  • Taxes Not included


The 3rd bedroom, located downstairs from the kitchen, is a furnished daylight studio apt with shower, XL Twin bed, small pullout couch, mini kitchen, Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with HDMI cord and DVD player (no television reception).

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 90 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 04/21/2017
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220 Miles
Nearest Airport
31 Miles
Nearest Barpub
John Day
30 Miles
Nearest Golf
John Day
Dayville, OR, USA
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 26
0.3 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
125 Miles
Nearest Ski
Anthony Lakes N of Baker or Mt Bachelor in Bend

Car: Necessary

Painted Hills, John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Thomas Condon Paleontology Visitor Center, hiking trails, auto tours


Owner info

Year Purchased: 1999

About the owner: I am a family law mediator, community organizer, bike tour organizer and lead the cycling proponent group in Grant County and beyond. I personally clean the units myself more times than not and have tried to include everything you will need. I love hosting and sharing the beauty and simplicity of where I live with others. You can view my sag supported bike tours with lodging every night at

Why the Owner Chose Dayville, OR, USA:
My Dayville vacation rentals are the closest housing with kitchens to the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument Visitor Center. The units are clean, comfortable, updated and spacious. The large deck has a picnic table, the city park has nice playground equipment, the little country church has services on Sunday and the town folks are nice. It is quiet. Peaceful. Relaxing.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
I love Dayville! It is quiet, stress free and healing. No 'have-tos', just peace and quiet. It is typcially sunny and usually 5-10 degrees warmer in Dayville than in John Day or Prairie City. You can walk down main street and easily imagine what it was like to live there 50 years ago.

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Speaks: english
Response time: Within 2 days
Response Rate: 80%
Calendar last updated: 04/21/2017

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  • VRBO accommodations behind the Dayville Post Office

    VRBO accommodations behind the Dayville Post Office

  • Pull out couch in living room

    Pull out couch in living room

  • Double bed in photo has been replaced with a new queen bed.

    Double bed in photo has been replaced with a new queen bed.

  • Dayville Post Office, Pony Express Depot in Dayville OR

    Dayville Post Office, Pony Express Depot in Dayville OR

  • full size fridge, table with seating for 4

    full size fridge, table with seating for 4

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This listing was first published here in 2010.

Date last modified - Sunday, April 23, 2017

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