The Geiser Grand Hotel is a historic
hotel in Baker City, Oregon
The warm and inviting Geiser Grand Hotel is your perfect getaway!
This charming historic landmark features ornate mahogany, crystal
chandeliers in every room, beautiful stained glass ceiling, and
Northwest food at its best. Special events sparkle here. Sunset
Magazine says the Geiser Grand is "the finest hotel between Salt
Lake and Seattle." Enjoy endless recreation and sightseeing in the
magnificent Eastern Oregon wilderness. For those who appreciate
historic preservation and timeless luxury, nothing compares to the
award winning Geiser Grand. Come explore this architectural jewel,
and find out why the Geiser's spectacular restoration received The
National Trust for Historic Preservation's coveted Honor Award for
Excellence in Historic Preservation.
The Geiser Grand Hotel is a historic hotel in Baker City, Oregon, that opened in
1889. It received a restoration and reopened in 1993 after closing in 1968.
Decorations include mahogany columns up to a high ceiling, Victorian-style
chandeliers, and a stained glass ceiling. It was known as "the Queen of the
Mines" during Gold Rush times and described as being the finest hotel between
Portland, Oregon and Salt Lake City with the third elevator built west of the
The hotel was built in an Italianate Victorian architecture style designed by
architect John Bennes, and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
as a contributing property within the Baker Historic District. Originally
named Hotel Warshauer for hotel proprietor Louis F Cook. the hotel opened in
November 1889. According to Oregon Encyclopedia, Bennes made "modifications" to
the hotel and didn't arrive in Baker until 1900. An original postcard of the
hotel states that the hotel was built and owned by the Baker Brothers. According
to the Oregonian newspaper, Mr. Geiser bought the hotel in 1900 and in 1901
planned "another story", a reconstructed interior, and the installation of all
the latest conveniences and appliances. The hotel was renamed and reopened on
January 1, 1902 with the name Geiser Grand Hotel.
Geiser Grand Hotel Ghost
Most of the ghostly activity is on the hotelís top floor. Staff and guests have
reported hearing the sounds of a loud crowd laughing, drinking, and having a
good time on the third floor. The sightings come mostly from guests on the
second and third floor who call down to the desk in the middle of the night to
complain of obnoxious guests. When someone is sent to investigate the party
breaks up and there are no more calls of noise. Other times guest dining in the
Geiser Grill will report seeing people dressed in turn-of-the-century clothing
looking over the balcony. The guests usually say the gawkers were wearing
flapper-style dresses but their legs were missing.
The most famous ghost in the hotel is the Lady in Blue. She walks up and down
the grand staircase in a long, lavender dress looking like a Gibson Girl of the
1900s. Many have watched her climb the staircase only to disappear into a wall.
Her identity is unknown. Some say she was a former owner of the hotel and others
say she is a woman who hung herself after her cowboy boyfriend was shot.
From Hauntings at Geiser Grand Hotel by Paty Jager
Pet Friendly - Review from TripAdvisor
My husband and I stayed 4 days with our 2 Scotties and have never experienced
such gracious hospitality in a pet-friendly hotel. The owner's mother actually
came back in the evening with home-baked dog treats for our girls! We had an
absolutely wonderful time and will stay there again.
Geiser Grand Hotel
1996 Main St
Baker City, Oregon