About Us

About Us

The Painted Hills Vacation Rentals is family owned and operated by a mother and daughter team. My family is originally from Germany but we have lived in the States since almost 25 years now. After running a successful restaurant in Seattle for ten years we felt that it was time for a change, and after much traveling fell in love with Eastern Oregon. My parents, both artists, settled down in Mitchell and spend much time and energy to remodel the houses that make up the two vacation rentals today. My mother, a writer and master gardener, created the beautiful garden that connects the two properties. My father painted many of the pictures adorning the walls of the rooms in both the houses. After studying herbal medicine at Bastyr University in Seattle, I came here to build this business.
We currently live on Burnt Ranch Road (about 20 miles from the town of Mitchell), past the Painted Hills along John Day River. From beautiful hiking trails, the best spots to fish and swim along the river, as well as scenic drives in this rugged region — we know and love the area well and can show you many places off the beaten track.
We are sure you will enjoy your vacation here with us at the Painted Hills Vacation Rentals and hope to see you soon!

Journey Through Time Route – The Journey Through Time stretches 286 miles through north central to eastern Oregon. It winds through five Oregon counties, beginning in the community of Biggs and ends in Baker City.

Directions & Map

Nearest Airport: Roberts Field in Redmond: 70 miles

By car

From Portland, Oregon: 4 hours, Directions from Portland

From Bend, Oregon: 2 hours, Directions from Bend

From LaGrande, Oregon: 4 hours, Directions From LaGrande

For inquiries and reservations email us at info@paintedhillsvacation.com or call at 541-462-3921

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