Baker City, Oregon: Overnight get away / {Baker City Photographer}

In late January my husband and I found some time to get out of Boise and enjoy a little down time.  We wanted to go somewhere within a few hours of Boise, stay in a nice hotel for the evening and just relax.  We decided on Baker City, Oregon.  We’d heard great things about the Geiser Grand Hotel so we made a call and booked the room.

We’d driven through Baker City many times on our way to and from Portland but we never really stopped and looked around.  I fell in love right away.  I love old architecture and this town really has a rich history that is visible at every turn.

Baker City has roughly 100 building on the historical registry.  This is no small feat considering the amount of time, energy, and money it takes to renovate a building while keeping the original character. The dedication of this town’s citizens is absolutely amazing.

Our room was stunning; and the restaurant at the hotel was first rate. We will definitely be back.

The view of the stained glass ceiling from the 2nd floor of the Geiser Grand Hotel.
 The 1889 Saloon located within the Geiser Grand Hotel.
I like to support the local bookshop and this one is just so cute I couldn’t resist!
The photo below is actually painted iron.  
It’s rare to see this kind of detail in new construction.
A little Art Deco added into the Victorian downtown area.