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Another Day In Paradise

We are Barbara and Aruna Jacobi – a mother and daughter team – and have offered this special experience of the Painted Hills Vacation for over 13 years now, with hundreds of guests from all over the world enjoying their stay with us. We invite you to stay in one of our 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), the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, Sutton Mountain Wilderness, Smith Rock, the wild John Day River and other magical spots surrounding us. Our cottages, located in the quiet neighborhood of the small pioneer town of Mitchell, have different sizes to fit your individual needs from personal retreats, romantic getaways, to family vacations or group get-togethers. Additionally, all four properties can be rented together as a special retreat space for your seminars, workshops or special interest classes. Each of the 4 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 look forward to welcoming 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

These 4 unique European Cottages of the Painted Hills Vacation are magical 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, either Master gardens peeking in through every window, or stunning views over old fruit trees of the surrounding hills and buttes. This special combination of exploring the rugged beauty of the Eastern Oregon wilderness and relaxing at ”home” in one of the cozy cottages, will certainly make your vacation a very memorable life experience. This place is a paradise for all kinds of nature lovers, artists, cyclists, adventurers, photographers, geologists, astronomers, and any kind of other outdoor enthusiasts! Larger groups up to 30, can reserve all properties for their own retreat space, workshops, or special interest seminars.


You can book any of the cottages individually or all together or your special Retreat, Seminar or Workshop.

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Painted Hills Cottage

Sleeps 1-5

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Rimrock Cottage

Sleeps 1-4

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Sunset Cottage

Sleeps up to 10

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Hollyhock Guest House

Sleeps 1-2


The Painted Hills

The Painted Hills, one of the three units of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument, are the crown jewels of this region with their spectacular colors and sublime patterns that seem to have been hand-painted by the master stroke of Mother Nature’s brush.

Blue Basin

Children and parents alike love its fantastic fossil collection, murals of plants and animals thriving here millions of years ago, and other wonders. The Blue Basin is only a few miles down the road and offers spectacular walks into a place that seems of a different planet.

Peaceful Paradise

There are many areas off the beaten track where you can experience the river in all its glory, no matter what the season. There are many places along the John Day River beds that are brimming with wildlife, rare birds and plants. There is always something to see and discover!

About Us

The Painted Hills Vacation – Cottages & Retreat is a family-owned and operated accommodation business that was founded in 2008 by my mother and myself, Barbara and Aruna Jacobi. Our family, originally from Germany, has lived in the United States for almost 30 years now.

Beautiful cottages and gardens, each with its own personality. Owner, Barbara, has done an amazing job of making the cottages comfortable and welcoming. Convenient to many sites of interest, including the Painted Hills. Our second visit. Lived up to our expectations without exception.
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