The Lodge at Service Creek

The Lodge at Service Creek offers guests unique and comfortable lodging experience.  The Lodge was originally known as “Tilly’s Boarding House” and catered to folks traveling in the early 1920’s.

Service Creek Lodge

The Lodge at Service Creek

This beautiful handcrafted two story building has been lovingly restored and offers guests plenty of room to stretch out, relax and enjoy.  With two gorgeous decks, wrap around porches and common room, The Lodge at Service Creek is a perfect location to serve as a base camp to explore what the John Day Basin has to offer.

The lodge offers a community kitchen that our guests are welcome to use.


Our lodge is the perfect home base for exploring the following:

  • John Day Fossil Beds National Monument
  • The Painted Hills in Mitchell
  • Hunting in Fossil
  • Swimming, fishing & playing in the John Day River
  • The Thomas Condon Interpretive Center (Sheep Rock Unit) past Kimberly

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Service Creek Stagecoach Barn

Service Creek Barn

The Lodge at Service Creek is one of several buildings dating back to the early 1900’s, including the original Post Office for the community of Service Creek and the barn used when Service Creek was a stagecoach stop.



The Lodge at Service Creek is perfect for family and business retreats. It accommodates up to 17 people and is air conditioned.  For more information about renting the entire lodge for events, please contact us for pricing.