painted hills vacation rentals

Another Day in Paradise

We are Barbara and Aruna Jacobi – a mother and daughter team –  and we have offered this special experience of the Painted Hills Vacation for over 10 years now to hundreds of guests from all over the world. 

We invite you to stay in one of our 3 unique European Cottages while you explore the special places of our region such as the famous Painted Hills  (one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon), Sutton Mountain Wilderness, Smith Rock (another one of the 7 Wonders of Oregon), the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, the wild John Day River and other magical spots surrounding us.

Our 3 cottages, located in the quiet neighborhood of the small pioneer town of Mitchell, have different sizes to fit your individual needs from personal retreats, to romantic getaways, to family vacations or group get-togethers.  All three properties can be rented together as a special retreat space for your seminars, workshops or special interest classes.  Each of the 3 cottages feature stunning private gardens, BBQ areas, remodeled bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, cozy living room spaces, flat screen TV’s, and free Wi-Fi. Pets are welcome too! 

Book online now! Or for personalized bookings (including 1-night stays), please call us at (541) 462-3921.

We’re looking forward to welcome you out here in wild and beautiful Eastern Oregon for the experience of a lifetime! Come for “Another day in Paradise”!


Discover the wild beauty

The 3 unique European Cottages of Painted Hills Vacation are magic places and ideal bases for your explorations of the untamed landscapes of this region. Each cottage is perfectly furnished with cozy European style furniture, art from around the world, and amazing floral gardens that peek in through every window.

The special combination of the rugged beauty of the Eastern Oregon wilderness and the comfortable cottages with their lush peaceful gardens will certainly make your vacation a very memorable life experience. This place is a paradise for all kinds of nature lovers, artists, adventurers, photographers, geologists, astronomers, and outdoor enthusiasts, as well as a retreat space for bigger group workshops or seminars of different special interests.

We offer you “Another Day in Paradise” every day of your stay!


You can book all cottages together for your special Retreat, Seminar or Workshop

Hollyhock Guest House

Sleeps 4

Painted Hills Cottage

Sleeps 6

Sunset Cottage

Sleeps 18


One of the 7 Wonders of Oregon!

Guest Reviews

Great place, very decorative. The garden outside is so unique and colorful. You can get lost in all of the colors and comforts of this place. The staff is amazing and very friendly.
Sarah RuizGorgeous Views
The best place to stay while exploring the Painted Hills and fossil beds. The fresh eggs in the fridge, everything you need in the kitchen - real spices, not just salt and pepper, high-end linens, and the lovely gardens make this an oasis in the desert.
Jan ShankyAn Oasis in the Desert
Strongly recommend you stay here. Loved the owners care and attention. Good rates for houses, friends, families, or just a weekend romantic getaway.
Phillip Castaneda – Local Guide5 Stars
Book our Retreat Space for your special events, seminars, workshops and classes - accommodation for up to 28 guests.
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COVID-19 NEWS for the Painted Hills Vacation Rentals:

Important COVID - 19 info for our business

Due to the global health crisis that affects us all, we are only accepting long term reservations dating for at least one week and up to a month until further notice. At this time, we only accept reservations made on the phone. Call 1 541 462 3921 for more info and special rates!

 ISOLATE, hunker down, retreat in a beautiful place in healing Nature!

Our private cottages are perfect if you want to retreat, keep the social distancing rules in place to protect yourself and others, and want to be in healing nature away from it all to recuperate and readjust to the new situation.

If you decide to come out, you’ll have the entire house to yourself and your family. Each cottage is surrounded by a private garden where spring is in full progress with flowers budding everywhere. – a true Sanctuary!

You can bring your own food to cook in the well equipped kitchen, and have good spring water from the tab. Drive just a few miles in each direction to hike and explore in breathtaking landscapes!

Our Cleaning and Sanitizing Protocol for COVID -19

There will be a vacancy period of at least 2 days between bookings for each cottage, followed by rigorous cleaning and sanitizing practices according to the new standards of the Oregon Health Department. We’re very aware of how important these protocols are in the current situation and understand our responsibility to help minimize the spread of COViD -19!

All reservations must be made with us directly on the phone

1 541 462 3921