The Historic Oregon Hotel was
first built in the late 1800s.
The old building was burnt down in June of 1904. J. W. Carrol, who had been
in the hotel business for some years, rebuilt a new structure
to be completed and ready for occupancy on October 1,
1904. Mr. Carrol
expected to cater to commercial travelers, in particular, and
make the Oregon Hotel second to none in Eastern Oregon. This structure was destroyed
by a fire in 1936. The
third and present Oregon Hotel was constructed in 1938 by
The owners, Hugh and
Skeeter Reed, have recently done a complete renovation of the
entire Hotel, restoring it to its previous condition and
adding “homey” touches of their own. With 11 suites, one hostel
and 2 kitchenettes, the Oregon Hotel is able to accommodate
everyone by providing a resting place with style and comfort
at a good price.
The Oregon Hotel is centered
among some of the best outdoor recreational wilderness areas
in Central Oregon.
There is fishing in local streams, along with fishing
and rafting on the scenic John Day River, and World-class
hunting for deer, elk, antelope and wild birds in the
immediate area and nearby mountain ranges. Located just minutes
from Mitchell is the Lucky Strike Mines, if you are interested
in thunder eggs and other minerals. For a small fee, you
can prospect them yourself. With all of the
activities at your disposal, we are sure that you will find
the Historic Oregon Hotel in an excellent location.
Just nine miles west of Mitchell
is the beautiful Painted Hills Unit of the
John Day Fossil Beds National Monument. Created over millions
of years, the weathering of volcanic ash under varying climate
regimes resulted in vividly-hued rock layers of red, pink,
bronze, tan and black.
The Painted Hills is a splendid viewing attraction and
a favorite subject of photographers, painters, and geologists
alike. There is a
picnic area available to the public with restrooms, water,
shade, and exhibits.
Carroll Rim Trail, Painted Cove Trail, and the Leaf
Hill Trail are available for your fun, exploration, and