A country inn and RV park in a beautiful park-like setting. Come experience the small western-style town of Dayville, the eastern gate to the John Day Fossil Beds!
- Air Conditioning
- Pet Friendly
- Family Friendly
- Internet Access
- EV Charging Station
- Complimentary Water
Idyllic Oasis in the High Desert
For an "RV Park" in Eastern Oregon, the Fish House In is absolutely darling. Nestled in the green oasis of Dayville, it is quiet, homey, shaded and green in the awe inspiring high desert. This is right in the middle of the John Day Fossil Beds, and just about the nicest RV/camping spot you could find in the area. Decent amenities as well - clean bathrooms, laundry, great wifi, and lovely hosts. Cafe, general store and gas nearby. A perfect little spot to unwind, explore from, and stargaze under dark skies.
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The bed was comfortable. The pillows, no. Not very clean especially the windows which were encrusted with dead insect debris. The curtains torn. Had a basket with kitchen stuff, paper plates, disposable utensils which had been opened prior to our stay. Salt and pepper shakers which were empty. Just a few small packets of salt and pepper from the disposable utensils. Had 2 days of k cups coffee which was quite good, but we were there for 3 days. Table and chairs were small, rickety and very uncomfortable. Wobbly bedside table, peeling paint. Heater worked well. But the absolute worst was the bathtub. Slick and dangerous. It has a bathmat that did suction to the bottom, just slipped out from under you as you tried to get in. Removed that and the bathtub bottom was so slick you skidded trying to get in. Finally placed a towel in the bottom to be able to shower. Would not recommend. The price most certainly doesn't warrant the condition.
Fish House Inn main house
Perfect jumping off spot to see the John Day Painted Hills and Fossil areas. The house was clean and quaint. We made use of the well stocked kitchen. Be sure to shop in Burns before arriving as there are few restaurants. The Dayville Cafe was excellent but only open Thursday to Sunday.
We were expected not to use the bathroom, shower, or kitchen in the RV and had to use shared shower/bath/grill. There was an additional $60 fee to have 2 people stay in the same tiny RV which honestly doesn’t make sense. Hosts were welcoming but it was ultimately a luxury price for a very mediocre camping experience.
This place was absolutely a gem that we stumbled upon after dark. Like a dumdum, I was nearly out of fuel and needed to land somewhere. David the host was very accommodating and helped us get settled in. Very cozy room, with nice amenities. Excellent stop on the beautiful road to John Day!