Vacation and Business Get-a-Way/Lay-Over

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Last updated: 10/08/2016
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  • Minimum stay:2 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Yes
  • Wheel chair accessible:N/A

Property description

A Fly-in or Drive-in retreat.
Discounts with stays over 5 nights.
One of 6 places we have. One of 6 places we have. if this is taken, inquire anyway for possible cancellations or other openings. (It has been taken for the 8/21/2017 eclipse.)
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.

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Property Type

  • Chalet
  • 1700 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals

Onsite Services

  • Car Available


  • Events Allowed
  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • 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

  • 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

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

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. Grant County tour The John Day gorge petroglyph's, paleontology center on 19, Kimberly orchards picking and picnic, & swimming holes along the way, Strawberry Mt. hike to lakes, any forest service lookout, Snaffle Bit restaurant, 1188 Pub, Chucks Diner in Prairie City, Prairie City in general, County museum in Canyon City (very cool) & Oxbow Trading Co. in Canyon City, Left turn at 10 mile marker off 395 south of Canyon City and drive around the wilderness park, Bear Valley to Murderers creek over Fields Peak with walks in forest, Aldrich lookout, south fork swimming hole (ask in Dayville), Long Creek to Monument drive and down through Kimberly, Ritter hot springs off 395 N., North Fork drive to or from Austin Junction Chamber of Commerce in John Day f...moreless


  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • 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

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
  • Video Library


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


  • Churches
  • Festivals
  • Library
  • Playground
  • Restaurants
  • Ruins

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Babysitter
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Eco Tourism
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Downtown:

    One mile from town yet totally private with overview of entire John Day and valley to the east....moreless

  • 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

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hunting
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Mountaineering
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • Swimming
  • Water Tubing


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining:

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

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 8 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage:

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

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room:

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

  • Parking:

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

  • Telephone:

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

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine


  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils:

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

  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen:

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

  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Bicycles:

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

  • 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

  • Golf:

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

  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • 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

  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool:

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



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Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Solar Eclipse
Aug 19 - Aug 20, 2017
2 night min stay

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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

Fees and Rental Conditions:

  • Property Damage Protection $99
  • Pet Fee $20 + tax
  • cleaning fee $50 + tax
  • Tax Rate 9%


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20% required up front with balance on arrival.

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 5 days.

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

Kennel and/or garage. No pets inside please.

No other pets.

See event rate for 2017 Eclipse

Owner's cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 10/08/2016
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1 Miles
Nearest Airport
John Day Municiple
1 Miles
Nearest Barpub
All Bars
4 Miles
Nearest Golf
John Day Golf course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 26 & Hwy 395
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.

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.

Just to let you know, At any time before, during, or after your stay with us, your information may be shared with a ' This site gives me the opportunity to share how good a renter you are. A high rating can open other doors for you in your travels and possible discounts or special rates.


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, OR, USA:
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: english, spanish



VRBO #454253

This listing was first published here in 2013.

Date last modified - Thursday, October 20, 2016

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