Built in 1909, our 15-room hilltop home sits on five acres, offering a quiet retreat with spectacular views. Guests have use of kitchen with their own refrigerator and dry goods storage. NO CLEANING FEES.
We have two private bedrooms. We only rent both bedrooms (one king or two twin beds) when guests know each other. Otherwise, once one bedroom is rented the other is no longer available. Guests have a private bath upstairs with large shower and use of first floor bath with 7-ft. claw-foot tub.
We offer two private bedrooms, one with a king bed and one with twin beds (2 singles). The first guest(s) to book can choose which room they prefer. We will then close out the other room to reservations. However, if three or four friends or relatives wish to rent both bedrooms, they can share the shower bath or we will turn the downstairs bath into a private bath during the duration of their stay.
The Dobbin House is just under 4000 sq.ft. plus a porch around the south and east sides of the house and a basement. The first floor contains a mudroom, full bath, laundry, office, piano/seating area, entry with wood stove/seating area, dining room and kitchen.
The second floor contains the hosts' bedroom with bathroom, TV room, twin bedroom, king bedroom, guest bath, and exercise room.
Outside we have porch seating areas or picnic table seating on the patio between the two apple trees in the backyard.
Most of our home to available to guests. They have use of the laundry room with washer, dryer and drying rack. And use of the kitchen from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. We provide a separate refrigerator and dry storage area for guests. And guests may use our condiments, tea and coffee.
The dining room is available from 11 a.m. until 9 p.m. If guests wish to fix lunch or dinner for themselves, we can coordinate eating schedules. We are very flexible. We do ask that food be eaten in the kitchen or dining room and not upstairs.
A small exercise room with free weights, an upright rower and horizontal rower is on the second floor across from the guest bathroom.
A second floor room with large-screen TV, two recliners that vibrate and heat, two rocking chairs, and a desk is also available to guests. We have Netflix but no cable channels such as ESPN. We do ask that the TV room be vacated by 10 p.m.
Two seating areas on the first floor are open to guests, one with a piano, one with a wood stove for cozy winter evenings. We have a large library of books and magazines, and several board games.
For checking in, and coming and going, we ask that guests enter at the north end where a wood deck leads to the mudroom. We have a bench with seat storage containing slippers in 3 sizes for your convenience since we are a shoeless house.
The only areas not open to guests are the hosts' bedroom, the office, and the basement.
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Although we also own a business in downtown Joseph, Catherine is home most days and available to help with guests' needs. When we are both at the gallery, we are reachable by phone and only 3 miles away.
We can provide the breakfast of your choice from ranch-style with eggs, meat, juice and bread or potatoes to continental with fruit, yogurt and muffins to vegetarian to vegan and gluten free. Just let us know your preferences.
Because Wallowa County and our home are over 4000 ft. above sea level and humidity is usually low, guests should drink lots of water.
No pets live inside the house. We have 4 outside cats.
- No smoking anywhere on the property.
- Kitchen available 11 am - 9 pm
- Upstairs TV room closes at 10 pm
- Guests must be 18 years or older.
- Please - no essential oils, incense, candles or strong perfume.
- Due to our rural environment, we are a shoeless house. You can bring slippers or we can provide slippers in 3 sizes.