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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:
August 17, 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 ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 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


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Historic Victorian estate in the heart of Willamette Valley wine country
average rating of 4.927273 based on 55 reviews

Great Place for Making Family Memories

  • 5 of 5

The Dayton wine house was perfect for our family weekend getaway. It was spacious and comfortable with plenty of room to gather the whole group, and enough spaces to also have quiet time if that's what was needed. The home was very clean, bright, and furnished with all the amenities we needed. We loved all of the books and wine country resources that helped us plan our weekend activities. Kathryn and Greg were also very helpful in recommending some excellent dining options. We had a wonderful time and made some fabulous memories that our family will always cherish.

  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Debby, Thanks so much for the lovely feedback--you were wonderful guests, and we would love to have you back anytime! Cheers, Kathryn & Greg
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Dallas meets Dayton!!

  • 5 of 5

Lovely patio setting for happy hours!! There were 4 couples and each couple had a very large bedroom . The kitchen space was wonderful. And the owners were so easy to work with!!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Needs some Love

  • 4 of 5

The home is lovely and well equipped. However, the first impression when driving up to the home was not good. The outside of the home is very neglected. Moss overtaking the roof and deck, paint peeling off the house. It is such a shame to see the outside so neglected. On a high note the inside is well maintained, clean and has very comfortable beds. The home is very spacious and close to many wineries. I do hope the owners will take the time to paint and clean the outside as this lovely historic home deserves.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great wine country house for a group

  • 5 of 5

Lots of space for a group to enjoy a wine country weekend!

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exactly what we were looking for

  • 5 of 5

We were looking for a large place for a graduation weekend celebration and believe this was just the right spot. Easy access to George Fox University and proximate to a great restaurant for catering a big meal. Lots of room with a great kitchen for big meals, yet cozy as well. If we had more kids going to GFU, we would be back every year!

  • Submitted: Apr 29, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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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
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for your review, Karen--we would love to have you back anytime!
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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.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $120
Additional Guest Fee $25 per person per night
Pet Fee $35

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.