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Historic Victorian estate in the heart of Willamette Valley wine country

Bedrooms 5
Space 3,400 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

A large 5 bedroom home in the perfect location for wine tasting

Make your visit to wine country a memorable one with a stay at the Historic Dayton Wine House. You’ll feel the grandness of this house with the 11 foot ceilings, oversized rooms with period details and plenty of character, updated heating, cooling and appliances, and over 3400 finished square feet, comfortably sleeping 10 people in 5 bedrooms with 2 full bathrooms. A bottle of wine and tasting room coupons await for you to start the fun right away.

The kitchen is fully equipped for preparing a gourmet meal, with room for several chefs to cook at once. The 10 foot farmhouse table is a great gathering place in the large dining room and comfortably seats 12 people. There is a propane Weber grill to cook out and Adirondack chairs for a picnic in the yard.

Treat yourself for a great night’s sleep with comfortable beds, pillows, and white linens, and take a relaxing soak in the clawfoot tub.

After a day of exploring and wine tasting, settle in to watch a movie from our library on the theater sized 135” HD TV with Paradigm speakers, or relax in one of the leather club chairs in the adjacent living room and play music through the bluetooth speakers.

Oregon is a world-class wine destination and recently celebrated the 50th anniversary of the first planting of its pinot noir grapes. The house is perfectly positioned in the middle of the Willamette Valley for easy access to taste at one of its 400+ wineries in any direction from the house. Multi-million dollar tasting rooms with jaw-dropping views are only minutes away. We are glad to share our favorite wineries or help with suggestions for your trip, and we provide winery maps to all of our guests.

For dining, walk a few blocks to The Joel Palmer house, one of the best fine dining restaurants in the Willamette Valley whose menu centers around mushrooms and truffles the owners forage. Or for an upscale tavern vibe, walk across the square to The Barlow Room, a great place to eat and drink from the same owners. For your breakfast, just walk across the street to The Blockhouse Cafe in an immaculately restored 1886 church.

For your sweet fix, Archie’s Ice Cream Shop is always busy and frequently has vintage cars on display. Seufert winery and tasting room is also located near the main town square.

Many more restaurants are less than 10 minutes' drive from the house in McMinnville, Newberg and Dundee. Favorites include Red Hills Market, Nick’s Italian Cafe, Dundee Bistro, Storr’s BBQ, Thistle Restaurant and Bar, The Painted Lady, and The Blue Goat.

The Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum and water-park is a not to miss museum only a few miles from the house, also home to the Spruce Goose airplane and an IMAX theater. Portland and the Oregon coast are both only about an hour away.

More Details

Kathryn and Greg Sobotka
Member since: 2014
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 24, 2018

About Kathryn and Greg Sobotka

Greg and Kathryn are long time residents of Portland. Greg, originally from Oxford, Mississippi, graduated from University of Mississippi and is a realtor with Think Real Estate. Kathryn is from Cleveland, Ohio, graduated from Northwest University and is Senior Event Coordinator Vibrant Table Catering & Events.

Because of our mutual love of the Willamette Valley and their passion for Oregon pinot noir, we purchased The Historic Dayton Wine House in 2014 to have a second home in the area we love. We have been coming to Oregon wine country for years and still get excited each time we go, discovering a new winery or exploring backroads to find a new favorite restaurant. When not in wine country we love to travel and enjoy all things outdoors.

Kathryn and Greg Sobotka purchased this house in 2014

Why Kathryn and Greg Sobotka chose Dayton

We feel incredibly fortunate to be the owners and caretakers of this beautiful historic property. The grand 5 bedroom home, built in 1885, is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a beautiful example of Victorian style architecture. Known as the “Gabriel-Will house” on the historic register, this is a prominent house in Dayton overlooking the town square on a large 1/2 acre lot.

We plan on keeping the home in our family forever and are so excited to be able to share it with our guests. Perfect in size for large groups or with a smaller group, each couple can have their own floor.

What makes this house unique

Dayton is like stepping back in time, and vacationing here feels a world away from the big city. Dayton residents take great pride in their town and hold special events throughout the year that are fun to participate in. The summer concerts in the park on Friday nights are our favorite.

Come experience what both we and our previous guests have loved about vacationing at the Historic Dayton Wine House.


Dayton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 11
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Upstairs Bath - toilet , tub , shower , Choose the walk-in, private shower or opt for the clawfoot!
    Downstairs Bath - toilet , shower , Large first floor, full bath
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 11
  • Peacock Room - 1 queen , First floor bedroom, gets lots of light
    Upstairs King - 1 king , Spacious room with views of the town square
    Upstairs Queen - 1 queen , Lovely room, also with a view of the square
    Home Theater Room/Bedroom - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Very comfortable high-end King sized pull out couch.
    Four Poster Room - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Four poster bed + portable single stored in closet
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hot air ballooning
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • sailing
  • swimming


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Historic Victorian estate in the heart of Willamette Valley wine country
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews
Clive, IA

Perfect Willamette Valley Getaway

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the Dayton Wine House over Memorial Day weekend and it served as a home base for a bit of a reunion. There were 6 of us from different parts of the country and we all decided to meet up in wine country because why not! The house was *perfect* for this. The location, the layout, the amenities ... everything about it was perfectly suited for a group getaway. The upstairs bathroom with it's separate shower room made it possible for more than one person to get ready at a time which is certainly a time saver! The kitchen had everything we needed to fix family style breakfasts and dinners when we didn't want to go out. The long family style table was perfect for game nights as well. The Bluetooth speakers allowed us to all play tunes we wanted to hear and the living room and theater room were a cozy addition for reading or watching movies if desired. The epsom salts in the upstairs bath were a nice addition! Nothing like soaking in a big claw-foot tub after a day of wine tasting!

Nearby, the Block House Cafe, and Joel Palmer House were two of our favorite restaurants during our visit. Definitely a don't miss on both of those! Dayton is charming and clearly undergoing a bit of a renaissance so it was nice to give back to the local economy and not have to drive to other towns if we didn't want to.

This house is one we'll keep on our list for future visits. It had everything we needed and more. Thanks to Kathryn and Greg for being gracious hosts and for having such a well thought out space for guests. We'll be back!

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Kim, Thank you so much for your review! We loved hosting your group and welcome you back any time! Cheers, Kathryn & Greg
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Cozy and Clean!

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing stay in Dayton! The house was perfectly as described and the checking in and out was painless. Greg and Kathryn were available for any potential issues (which there were none) and gave timely responses. The beds in this place are like clouds and the overall atmosphere was very comfortable. The house is beautifully decorated and we loved admiring the eclectic wallpaper and old floors. We had a great stay and would 100% rent again!

  • Submitted: Apr 23, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, Oregon

Such a beautiful home filled with everything you need

  • 5 of 5

The hosts were welcoming and the cozy furniture and amazing beds and bed linens were a dream.

  • Submitted: Dec 30, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Memories to Last a Lifetime

  • 5 of 5

To Kathryn and Greg: thank you for the most MAGICAL place to stay during our wedding weekend! Your home is immaculate and PERFECT for our group to enjoy time together and still have room to spread out. From booking to check out, you were easy to communicate with and flexible with our requests- we could not have asked for a better experience! We will cherish these memories for the rest of our lives and we are so thankful to have stayed in historic Dayton. We look forward to booking again soon!

  • Submitted: Oct 17, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic Get Away!

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed every minute we spent at the Dayton Wine House! It was welcoming from the moment we walked in! The extra touches, bottle of wine, etc. were appreciated. The beds were so comfortable. The bathrooms and the amenities were amazing . Shampoo, conditioner, and body wash not always found in VRBO homes but enjoyed by all. Very comfortable home to relax and enjoy long time friends. It's located close to McMinnville and splendid wine tasting! Thank you for a great three days! We will return and have already recommended this fabulous home to friends!

  • Submitted: Oct 2, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Ashland, Oregon

groom's family reunion for nearby wedding celebration

  • 5 of 5

What a WONDERFUL home! Our family gathered together for our son's wedding celebration! We had family fm Illinois, Ohio, & California! There was lots of laughter and family stories told in the living room, dining room, kitchen & deck. The home is so airy and bright! Everyone was very impressed with the beauty of the furnishings and home. I would highly recommend this home to others!

  • Submitted: Sep 18, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Dundee Bistro
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Vista Hills Vineyard & Winery
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Joel Palmer House
Walk from our house to a multi-course meal in another historic house in Dayton.
Our new favorite for brunch and dinner.
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The Block House Cafe
Solid breakfast options, friendly staff
Community Plate
Fantastic, casual brunch spot with great coffee
Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum
Amazing collection of plans and home of the Spruce Goose!
Babica Hen Cafe - Dundee
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner 7 days a week
Archie's Ice Cream Shoppe
Ice-cream shop, sandwiches, and antiques, right in Dayton
The Barlow Room
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Seufert Winery
Our local winery, just two blocks from the house!
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Red Hills Provincial Dining -- CLOSED
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Nearest Airport
40 Miles
Portland International Airport PDX
Nearest Barpub
0.1 Miles
The Barlow Room
Nearest Ferry
13 Miles
Wheatland Ferry
Nearest Golf
10.2 Miles
Chehalem Glenn Golf Course
Nearest Train
22 Miles
Amtrak Salem
Nearest Motorway
0.2 Miles
Highway 18
Nearest Restaurant
0.3 Miles
The Joel Palmer House
Nearest Ski
79 Miles
Mt. Ski Bowl
Nearest Beach
57 Miles
Lincoln City
Car: necessary

Come wine tasting and stay in a historic 1885 Victorian home located in the true heart of wine country. This breathtaking property sits directly on the charming town square of Dayton, Oregon, about 35 miles from Portland. Perfect home base for winery exploring of the Willamette Valley surrounded by hundreds of world class wineries!

From the front door you can walk directly to several great restaurants including The Joel Palmer House, The Barlow Room, Blockhouse Cafe, or Archie's Ice Cream Shoppe and Seufert winery's tasting room.




Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Tax Rate 10.0%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.