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Historic Victorian estate in the heart of Willamette Valley wine country

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 5
Bathrooms2
Space 3,400 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview

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 right when you first step inside and see the 11 foot ceilings, large oversized rooms with period details and character rarely seen anymore. With updated heating, cooling and appliances, the large house has 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, come back and 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 go wine tasting 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.

You can walk a few blocks to The Joel Palmer house, one of the best fine dining restaurants in the Willamette Valley. Their menu centers around mushrooms and truffles that they forage themselves. Or for an upscale tavern vibe, walk across the square to The Barlow Room, a great place to eat and drink also owned by the owners of the Joel Palmer house. For your morning breakfast, you only have to walk across the street to The Blockhouse Cafe in an immaculately restored 1886 church. This restaurant has a beautifully lit exterior which you can see from our house. 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.

Outside of Dayton within a 10 minute drive from the house are many restaurants in McMinnville, Newberg and Dundee. Some of our favorites include Red Hills Market, Nick’s Italian Cafe, Dundee Bistro, Storr’s BBQ, Thistle Restaurant and Bar, The Painted Lady, Babica Hen, The Blue Goat and Ruddick/Wood.

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

More Details

Owner
Kathryn and Greg Sobotka
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2017

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 Willamette Valley

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.

Amenities

Dayton House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 10
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster ...
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Peacock Room - 1 queen , First floor bedroom, gets lots of light
    Four Poster Room - 1 king , Sleep soundly on this gorgeous four poster bed!
    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.
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Bicycles
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • 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

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(39 traveler reviews)

Historic Victorian estate in the heart of Willamette Valley wine country
average rating of 4.923077 based on 39 reviews
Clive, IA
5

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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5

Amazingly charming house!

  • 5 of 5

Girls getaway weekend filled with wineries, shopping and more wineries. The house was beautifully maintained while still keeping it's old-world charm. We all ooh-ed and ahh-ed as we entered and saw the the original crown molding and light fixtures. Large spacious kitchen where we cooked and drank wine after a day of visiting wineries which were so close. We took a ten minute drive to charming McMinnville where we went antique shopping and ate at wonderful restaurants. We even started the day by going to a cozy coffee shop where one of the women spotted OUR HOUSE in a picture on the wall! How marvelous! We will definitely be back. Thank you Kathryn and Greg for making our stay so memorable.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful home, great location

  • 5 of 5

The stay was wonderful. The house was very well cared for and well provisioned. The tiny details really made it for us, like dixie cups in the bathrooms, earplugs for guest used, fresh sponges, and coffee creamers. We look forward to staying here again in the future.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Feb 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Wonderful Place for a Family weekend

  • 4 of 5

We gathered here for a pre-Christmas family weekend and it was just perfect. Plenty of space in this beautiful house for everyone, a wonderful kitchen to cook a nice holiday meal. Enjoyed a dinner and brunch across the street (so convienent!) at the Block House restaurant.

Fireplace did not work the weekend we were there but it was still a wonderful sitting room.

Thanks for a great weekend space!

  • Submitted: Dec 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Will Stay Again - Gorgeous Home with Wonderful Owners A+ Experience

  • 5 of 5

This home is stunning, the location is excellent as dozens and dozens (hundreds maybe?) of wineries are minutes away, the gorgeous Oregon coast is only an hour away, and Portland is only an hour away too. The owners Greg and Kathryn are as nice as they come - any time we communicated with them, they wrote back within minutes, such lovely people. The home itself is very well equipped and comfortable, our favorite evenings were sitting in the extremely comfortable, cozy living room with the fire place roaring. We will be staying here again, can't say enough great things about the home: nice big kitchen great for cooking, stunning custom 10 foot long dining table, linens so comfortable we took pictures of the tags before we left so we can buy them for our own home, a TV room with a massive 135" screen making shows and movies a real treat, the list goes on. Do yourself a favor and make some memories in this rare find - we certainly did as our daughter got engaged during our stay, we couldn't have picked a better home or location for this event!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Excellent wine country stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing house for a wine country visit. Located in tiny Dayton, it is centrally located to all of the Willamette Valley AVAs but located "off-the-beaten-path" in a very charming little town with several good restaurants within walking distance. The house is very spacious and was very comfortable for 6 of us. The beds are very comfortable, the kitchen very well equipped, and everything was very clean. The owners are very helpful and responded immediately to our questions. We have rented apartments/houses all over the world -- this was one of the best. We hope to return soon and will highly recommend the house to our friends.

  • Submitted: Nov 23, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Map

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.

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Rates & Availability

Dayton House Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
IPNC
Jul 28 2017 - Jul 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Labor Day
Sep 1 2017 - Sep 3 2017
3 night minimum stay
$500
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
Holiday
Dec 21 2017 - Dec 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
New Years
Dec 28 2017 - Jan 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
$400
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$400
$2,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $25 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35 + Tax
Cleaning $120 + Tax
Property Damage Protection $59
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.
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