Jim & Sandy Bay
59122 Hwy 26
Mt. Vernon, OR 97865
Phone: 541-932-2725
Cell: 415-748-8697
E-mail: jim@johndayvalleyrentals.com
Website: JohnDayValleyRentals.com

Prairie City, Oregon is at the eastern end of the beautiful John Day Valley on the main stem of the John Day River, with its headwaters originating in the Strawberry and Blue Mountains just 10 miles away.

Whether shopping, dining or just relaxing, Prairie City offers a unique experience, as it is one of the few remaining classic American towns that has not been "box stored" or "discovered."

For that down-home feeling you can enjoy Chuck's Little Diner, open for breakfast and lunch, or the Oxbow Coffee House & Restaurant, which is open for lunch and dinner. Don't miss Prairie City Antiques, which offers a wide range of items from Victorian furniture to fine jewelry.

Jim & Sandy offer 4 vacation rentals for you to choose from: the Prairie City Apartment overlooking the town and Strawberry Mountains (sleeps up to 6), a larger Prairie City home just off main street (sleeps up to 11), a spacious 3 bedroom home in ohn Day overlooking the valley (sleeps up to 6), and a cozy 2 bedroom bungalow in John Day near the Fairgrounds (sleeps up to 6). Specific information and more photos are available on our website at JohnDayValleyRentals.com. Also, see general details for each property below.

General Rate Information: "Base Rates" for all properties are for up to 3 people. For each additional guest, add $30 per person/per night. A discount of 10%is given if you are staying five nights or more. Dogs are an additional $10 per night with clean-up required. A $50 cleaning fee may be charged for stays over 4 nights if extra cleaning is required.

If you have questions or would like to reserve any one of these fine accommodations, please give Jim & Sandy a call!

*Note: A Total Solar Eclipse will pass directly over Prairie City on August 21, 2017, at 10:25 a.m. Special rates will apply for the three days around that event. See below.

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Prairie City Apartment

Prairie City Apartment

Just above Chuck's Little Diner on the main street of Prairie City, is a totally renovated and fully furnished 1,000 square foot apartment, with a full view of the beautiful Strawberry Mountain range. This apartment is ideal for vacationing groups who enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, 4-wheeling, and all winter sports enthusiasts.

The apartment is decorated with a "Western Flair" and sleeps 5-6 people (two bedrooms with 1 queen and 1 double bed, and a fold-back couch that can sleep 2 children or 1 adult).

The apartment includes a full kitchen and attached dining room. The living room has a TV/DVD/VCR and a separate office area with desk at one end. The bathroom is equipped with a claw-foot tub with shower, and is connected to a separate laundry room. All linens and towels are provided.

Prairie City Apartment Living Room

The apartment is heated with quartz infrared heat in the winter and is air conditioned in the summer. Internet, local telephone, and Dish TV is provided and plenty of parking available off Water Alley in the back of the apartment for cars, big rigs and trailers.

Base Rates start at $100/night (up to 3 people) and are then calculated based on the number people and length of stay. Call for a quote.

*Note: Special rates for the Solar Eclipse in 2017 (August 21st, at 10:25 a.m.). For up to 4 people, the rate is $500.00 for 2 nights, either for Saturday & Sunday or Sunday & Monday. For each additional person, add $75 per person, per night. Check out the following link: eclipse2017.org


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Prairie City House

Prairie City House

The Prairie City House is a beautiful, completely furnished home, just off the main street in Prairie City. This home is ideal for family reunions, vacationing groups who enjoy fishing, hunting, hiking, biking, 4-wheeling, and all winter sports enthusiasts. The house has two floors and can sleep up to 11 people. Dish TV, Internet, and local telephone service is provided, with wood or oil heat, and air conditioning upstairs for summer. All you need to do is bring your luggage and some groceries and you are home.

The first floor has a full kitchen (with dishwasher) that opens up to a separate dining area and living room (with TV/DVD/VCR). Seating includes a kitchen table, dining room table and counter top with three bar stools. The kitchen has a sliding glass door that opens up to the back yard, with a covered deck that surrounds most of the house, complete with outside dining table. Also downstairs is one bedroom (queen size bed), one full bathroom, office area, and utility room with a large sink and washer/dryer.

Prairie City Vacation Rental

The dormer also has a second bathroom (with shower), a huge walk-in closet, and sleeping area with two single beds, one queen bed and one double bed. In addition to the beds mentioned, there is another single bed upstairs and a futon downstairs. All linens and towels are provided.

There are two parking spots attached to the house and extra parking off Water Alley for additional cars, big rigs and trailers.

Base Rates start at $125/night (up to 3 people) and are then calculated based on number of people and length of stay. Call for a quote.

*Note: Special rates for the Solar Eclipse in 2017 (August 21st, at 10:25 a.m.). For up to 4 people, the rate is $1,2500.00 for 2 nights, either for Saturday & Sunday or Sunday & Monday. For each additional person, add $75 per person, per night. Check out the following link: eclipse2017.org


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John Day Chalet

John Day Chalet

A Fly-in or Drive-in retreat.

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 6-8.

The John Day Valley Chalet, as we like to call it, is located right above the town of John Day, Oregon, 13 miles west of Prairie City, and just below the local airport for which we have a Subaru wagon for fly-ins. It has a great view of the entire eastern valley and of Big Canyon Mountain to the south. It is a perfect vacation home for families or an ideal location as a corporate lodging facility for those coming for a few days on business in the valley.

The Chalet is very private, sitting on 3 acres, out of sight of the few other homes in the area. It is completely furnished with a complete modern kitchen and all the amenities of a nice country retreat, though you won't be roughing it. It sleeps 6 in three spacious bedrooms with pillow top queen beds and a couple of single floor mattresses for the kids or extra vacationers. there are two full bathrooms, one with double sink and double shower and large walk-in closet. There is dish TV with HBO and player with numerous videos, CD player, internet and local telephone as well as laundry room.

John Day Chalet

Outside we have a 15 x 22 ft. deck with Patio set and Bar and Barbecue. It's steps go down to a large yard overlooking the valley complete with Gazebo, Fire pit, horse shoe pit and just outdoor lounging.

The driveway is large enough for large RV's to turn around in or park next to the home itself. The home is totally furnished and equipped. Just bring your suitcase and your groceries. It is beautiful, quiet and clean and we leave the keys in our car in this country.

Base Rates start at $165/night (up to 3 people) and are then calculated on number of people and length of stay. Call for a quote.

*Note: Special rates for the Solar Eclipse in 2017 (August 21st, at 10:25 a.m.). For up to 6 people, the rate is $1,000.00 for 2 nights, either for Saturday & Sunday or Sunday & Monday. For each additional person, add $75 per person, per night. Check out the following link: eclipse2017.org


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John Day Bungalow

John Day Bungalow

Our Bungalow is located on N. Canyon Boulevard, close to the County Fairground, in the town of John Day, Oregon. It is a perfect vacation home for families or an ideal location as a corporate lodging facility for those coming for a few days on business in the valley.

The Bungalow is located close to all activities happening in the John Day Valley. It is central to the entire county including the Strawberry Mt. National Wilderness, the Blue Mountains, the John Day Fossil Beds museum and interpretive center, Kimberly Orchards, the entire John Day River system with many swimming and fishing holes, The High Plains of Seneca to the South with Silvie's Ranch, the Kam Wah Chung Chinese museum and in town within walking distance to the Grant County Fairground, parks and downtown. The Bungalow is completely furnished with a complete kitchen and all the amenities of a nice country retreat, though you won't be roughing it.

The house sleeps 4 in two bedrooms, each with queen beds. There is also a recreation room off the back yard for games and relaxing, as well as additional sleeping capacity with a comfortable queen sleeper sofa.

There is one full bathroom in the home and a laundry area on the back porch. We provide Cable TV and a CD player with numerous videos, internet and local telephone.

John Day Bungalow

Outside we have a private fenced back yard, including a patio set with umbrella and a Weber grill. The front porch is entirely enclosed with seating area for lounging and a café table for morning coffee. The driveway is shared with the neighboring house, however, there is parking for one car in a carport at the back of the driveway. Street parking is also easily available right in front.

The Bungalow is totally furnished and equipped. Just bring your suitcase and your groceries. It is beautiful, quiet and clean and we leave the keys in our car in this country.

Base Rates start at $125/night (up to 3 people) and are then calculated on number of people and length of stay. Call for a quote.

*Note: Special rates for the Solar Eclipse in 2017 (August 21st, at 10:25 a.m.). For up to 6 people, the rate is $850.00 for 2 nights, either for Saturday & Sunday or Sunday & Monday. For each additional person, add $75 per person, per night. Check out the following link: eclipse2017.org

For more information about specific amenities and for additional photos, go to JohnDayValleyRentals.com. If you would like to reserve any one of these fine accommodations, please give Jim & Sandy a call at 541-932-2725 or 415-748-8697.