Historic Hotel In downtown Baker City, Oregon. Located minutes from the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center.
Reserve Your Place In History!  Toll Free 1-888-GEISERG or (541) 523-1889
1996 Main St., Baker City, Oregon.  97814
If you are visiting Baker City, be sure to check out the Geiser Grand Hotel.
ITALIAN RENAISSANCE REVIVAL ARCHITECTURE
GEISER GRAND HOTEL IN BAKER CITY, OREGON
 
    The crown jewel of historic downtown Baker City is the beautiful Geiser Grand Hotel.  It was built in 1889 by the Geiser family during a gold mining boom in Eastern Oregon.  The magnificent Geiser boasted itís reputation as the finest hotel between Salt Lake City and Seattle and served as the Baker City Stagecoach stop.  People marveled at the Geiser Grandís Italian Renaissance Revival architecture.    Serving as the social center of the region, virtually all travelers of means visited,  mingled, and dined under the Geiserís famed  stained glass ceiling.  Guests enjoyed such delicacies as fresh Maine Lobster and Green Turtle Soup, served by white gloved waiters.
   The Geiser family spared no expense in creating a showcase for the wealth they attained from the famed Bonanza gold mine.  The worldly sophistication and skill of the Czechoslovakian born architect, John Benes, spilled onto the Geiser Grand.  A great variety of architectural accents are featured throughout the building.  Some exterior features are frieze pilasters, Romanesque jambs and sashes, extensive decorative tin work pediments, ornamental keystones, cornices, chimney caps, and decorative scrolls.  A stunning corner cupola rises some 200 feet and an illuminated clock appears under a verdigris pitched roof.  The ornate millwork in the interior has been restored, including the grand staircase, linen paneling, wainscoting, and columns with Roman Ionic capitals.  Faux finish artisans used feathers and other techniques to restore decorative finishes.  The Palm Court is capped by a magnificent stained glass ceiling, the largest in the Pacific Northwest.  An oval balustrade of cast iron, wrought metal and Honduran mahogany frames a mezzanine where ladies would take tea and watch the activities below.  The Swan Room features a restored coffered ceiling. The Wine Cellar retained the original rock walls and windows to the old Baker City underground tunnels.  The library allows guests to enjoy a novel or a game of cards.  The Bonanza provides a private setting for social gaming where high stakes poker games took place a century ago.
   Ten foot high windows afford breathtaking views of the mountain ranges around Baker City from the guestrooms.  King and queen sized beds, silk damask draperies, marble tables, and gilt chairs furnish the guest rooms and suites.  More than 100 Viennese crystal chandeliers grace every public area and guest rooms.
   Through the years the building has also been used as a brothel, a casino, and a veterans hospital.  Before closing in 1968 the building had fallen in serious disrepair.  Almost thirty years later after a painstaking restoration that has taken more than three years and six million dollars the Geiser Grand Hotel has reopened to accept satisfied guests for exquisite meals, and a good nights rest.
 
While in baker City Visit
Momís Memories
Antiques
Collectibles
Books
China & Porcelain Restoration
 2308 Broadway, Baker City, OR.
(541) 523-7190  Antiques
Collectibles
Books
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The Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
Other Eastern Oregon Antique Shops
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