This is the Geiser Grand in Baker City, Oregon
This lovely hotel first opened it's doors in 1889. It was occupied until into the 1960's, then sat empty for thirty years. In the late 1990's a restoration took place and it reopened. They did a wonderful job with the restoration. The dark orante mahogany through out is beautiful.
This is the second floor where our Parlour Suite was located.
This stained glass ceiling can be seen from the ground floor dining room. Where we had a very enjoyable dinner.
One of the many chandeliers. You can see more on their web site: www.geisergrand.com
The other place we stayed which was also a delight, a Bed & Breakfast in Pendleton, Oregon.
The Pendleton House built in 1917
I have never stayed at a B&B before so was looking forward to the experience. And it did not disappoint. It has new owners, they had been helping out the previous owner. When she decided to retire she convinced them to buy the house. I have a feeling she knew they loved it as much as she did and would carry on the wonderful care of the home. You could tell our host Tracy took pride in the home, he was very gracious and welcoming.
It was wonderful to see the beauty of this old home preserved. Hardwood floors, silk wallpaper, crystal chandeliers and the original draperies made you feel like you'd stepped back in time.
Not many B&B's allow pets. Since we travel with our dog Wally, I was happy to see that this one did. On arrival we learned that Wally would be the last, they will no longer be accepting pets. We told Wally he was privileged and should be on his best behavior. As you can see from the following picture, he wasn't impressed. But we were.
Here's a peek into the bathroom
No this is not some kind of torture chamber.
It's the shower. It's original to the house. They were ahead of their time, it sprays from the top and all around.
Here's a shot of the dining room where we had a most delightful breakfast prepared by Tracy.
Look at this beautiful poached apple to start things off. Yummy too!
It was coming to the end of the busy season and there was only one other couple staying at the B&B. We enjoyed visiting with them the evening before and at breakfast. Towards the end of breakfast Tracy joined us and he told us more about the history of the house. We were all enjoying lingering over breakfast and visiting, we were reluctant to leave. To learn more about this lovely Bed & Breakfast: www.pendletonhousebnb.com
If you're ever in eastern Oregon don't hesitate to spend a night at these two wonderful hostelries.
A thought to ponder: "Put your thoughts to sleep, do not let them cast a shadow over the moon of your heart. Let go of thinking." Rumi