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 2

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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New COVID -19 Info for our  Business 

Painted Hills Vacation – Cottages & Retreat 

We Remain Open and Ready to Welcome  Guests! 

In these difficult times, we highly recommend our secluded cottages,  each surrounded by a garden (dogs are welcome), nestled in the  stunning landscape of the nearby Painted Hills and Blue Basin. It’s the  perfect getaway for self-isolation and reflection! 

Each of our 3 cottages has a private entry, spacious fenced garden,  and parking directly in front of the property. Social distancing is easy  to maintain if you bring your own food and cook your meals in the fully equipped kitchens.  

As the rules and restrictions for each state are subject to change, we  suggest that you know what is required before you make your trip.

Our Cleaning and Sanitizing Protocol for COVID  -19 

We’re following the new cleaning and sanitizing protocol of the Oregon  Health Authority, OHA. 

We’re cleaning all surfaces with germ killing cleaning supplies, and  sanitizing them afterwards with a bleach solution. 

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!

Hiking, Biking, Wildlife, Nature!! 

The three units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument are  open including the Painted Hills, as well as many other awe-inspiring  hiking and biking opportunities in the close vicinity of Mitchell.  Fantastic views around every bend of the road! 

Be in Nature to relieve the stress of the last months, relax and  rejuvenate! 

Travel Information for Oregon 

If you travel directly to the cottage, you should be able to minimize  your contacts and can easily keep the social distancing rules. Call us at 541 462-3921 for special rates for longer stays of more  than 5 days! The longer you stay, the better the Rate! Aruna and Barbara