The Historic Little Pine Lodge

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Entire home hosted by Dajuana

  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 1 bath
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The Little Pine Lodge is a Pet-Friendly hidden treasure nestled in a breezy canyon on Bridge Creek. It offers 1650 square feet of absolute charm with 3 bedrooms and 1 full bath right on Main Street in downtown Mitchell. The Lodge is within walking distance to the 140 year old Wheeler County Trading Company, Tiger Town Brewery, Painted Hills Pastries and Judy's Place. It is only 9 miles from the The Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument!

The space
History: The Little Pine Lodge building was built around 1885. John W. Waterman, born on April 10, 1845 in Missouri, came to eastern Oregon with cattle and interest in the mercantile business in 1864. In 1895, he turned his business interests over to his sons. Having excellent success, his sons moved the business to Mitchell. Mr. Waterman retired in 1993 and move to The Dalles. Mr. Waterman's son, Hanley A. Waterman and his wife, Anna owned and operated H. A. Waterman & Co. General Mercantile in the building now known as the Little Pine Cafe & Lodge.

In 1914, they sold the building to Mitchell Lodge No. 141 I. O. O. F. (Independent Order of Odd Fellows) of Mitchell for the sum of $1.00 with the condition as such that there should be no alcohol sold or made to be sold on said premises or the deed would become void and revert back to the seller. The Odd Fellows and the Rebekahs would hold their meetings in the Lodge. The Little Pine Cafe & Lodge has had several owners since then. Each owner has implemented changes and upgrades to the building while still maintaining her majesty and charm.

Today, the Lodge boasts original hardwood floors and beautiful structure walls of horizontal tongue and groove pine planks. The Lodge is a spacious, cozy and rustic 3 bedroom lodge spanning the entire second floor of the Little Pine Cafe building on Main Street in the heart of Mitchell. It has 3 bedrooms and 1 large Full Bath with a shower - no bathtub. Just added - new washer and dryer. There is a kitchenette with a sink, refrigerator, stove, deluxe over sized toaster oven with Rotisserie, microwave, coffeemaker, and electric tea kettle. The kitchen is fully furnished with dishes, utensils, pots, pans, glassware and coffee mugs. The Lodge has a cozy living area with a big screen TV that offers a variety of channels via Dish Network. Cell phone service in our area is limited, at best, but WiFi is available!

The Painted Hills Unit of the John Day Fossil Beds National Monument (one of the Seven Wonders of Oregon) is only 9 miles from the Little Pine Lodge and the Ochoco National Forest is 15 miles away.

Do you believe in ghosts?

Mitchell's Ghost

Patsy is the little girl "ghost" that wanders around town supposedly looking for her Daddy. She is totally harmless, but she likes to play! She frequents the Little Pine Lodge, the Oregon Hotel and the Wheeler County Trading Co. She has also been "seen" in the Mitchell City Park which is where her house was located. Her house was washed away in the 1956 Flood.

When she was alive, Patsy lived here in Mitchell with her Mom, Dad and 2 younger brothers. Their house was situated on Bridge Creek just across the street from the Little Pine Cafe & Lodge building. The approximate location of the house was in the Northwest corner of the current Mitchell City Park.

She was born on October 11, 1947 and died on September 15, 1950. She was almost 3 years old. The story of her death is quite tragic.

During a period of about 20 months, Patsy's mother, Louise Carr, killed all three of her children. The first death occurred on January 15, 1949. Louise threw the infant, Donald, who was only about 2 months old at the time, on the floor after feeding him. She then placed the infant in his crib and later told her brother-in-law Joe Carr that it was an accident.

About a year later on June 27, 1950, Louise smothered 3 month old Gary in his crib. Then on September 15th of the same year, Louise smothered Patsy.

Some people say that Louise was "jealous" of the attention that the children received from their father George. Patsy would wander around town with her father quite often - maybe because she was "Daddy's little girl" and the oldest of the three children.

No one suspected anything about the deaths of the two boys when they died. But when Patsy died on September 15th, suspicion prompted the Sheriff's Department to begin an investigation.

On September 27, 1950, Louise admitted to killing all three of her children. The only reason she could give was to say that at times she didn't like them very much.

Patsy and her 2 brothers are all buried at Juniper Haven Cemetery in Prineville, Oregon which is only 47 miles from Mitchell.

It is believed by some that Patsy still wanders around Mitchell today, looking for her Daddy.

The Little Pine Lodge is a great retreat if you are planning to visit Mitchell, Oregon. Not only is it the perfect central location for all of your adventures, but it has quite the history! You may even receive a visit from Mitchell's ghost!

Where you'll sleep

Bedroom 1
1 queen bed
Bedroom 2
1 double bed
Bedroom 3
1 queen bed

What this place offers

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Pets allowed
TV with Standard cable
Washing machine – In unit
Dryer – In unit
Air conditioning
Private patio or balcony
Indoor fireplace

7 nights in Mitchell

4 Oct 2022 - 11 Oct 2022

4.79 out of 5 stars from 272 reviews

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Where you’ll be

Mitchell, Oregon, United States

Be sure to visit the Tiger Town Brewing Co. for a fabulous night on the town! It's just a short walk down the sidewalk from The Little Pine Lodge. The historic Wheeler County Trading Co. is right next door!

Hosted by Dajuana

  1. Joined in November 2018
  • 272 Reviews
  • Superhost
I have lived here in Mitchell for 16 years now. The Mitchell community is very close and extremely hospitable. We receive visitors from all over the world each and every year and we love it! It is my pleasure to share the Little Pine Lodge with others! The Lodge is historic, rustic, cozy and quite charming! It is certainly dear to my heart! I read all of my guests reviews and listen to any and all suggestions that they may have to make the lodge better. It is my ongoing goal to accommodate all of my guests so that they are not only comfortable and safe, but really enjoy their stay. I promise to continue to do everything I can to improve the lodge and make it all that it can be!
I have lived here in Mitchell for 16 years now. The Mitchell community is very close and extremely hospitable. We receive visitors from all over the world each and every year and w…

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Things to know

House rules

Check-in: 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with keypad
No smoking
No parties or events
Pets are allowed

Health & safety

Airbnb’s COVID-19 safety practices apply
Carbon monoxide alarm
Smoke alarm

Cancellation policy