Full Service Inn/Chalet Year Built 1974 Year Remodeled 2003 Additional Property Description Birthdays, reunions and business meetings all take place at our Baker City hotel, complete with banquet facilities for your convenience. A family restaurant makes staying at our Baker City hotel convenient, whether you are here for business or pleasure. A beautiful courtyard, restaurant on site and luxury bedding make guests feel right at home, and you dont have to travel far to relax or get a great meal. Right off the highway, commutes are made simple, and our guests can quickly get to the top attractions and businesses around the area. The outdoor pool is sublime and a favorite for many guests looking to keep cool during the warm summer months. However, if an adventure is on the agenda, a short trip to Anthony Lakes might be in order. Swimming, fishing, boating and hiking the trails is a must for any outdoor lover. The Hells Canyon Motorcycle Rally is also held nearby, and we welcome bikers in town for their special, annual event. Quail Ridge Golf is another favorite destination for many of our Baker City hotel guests. Whether you are here for the Oregon Interpretive Center or to work on your swing, count on our property to provide you with the peace and quiet you need to really enjoy the trip. We are a family friendly and pet friendly hotel, focused solely on making your stay as pleasant as possible. p Employees of Safeway, ODOT, Union Pacific and the Forest Service regularly stay at our Baker City hotel. If you are here on business, you deserve quiet, spacious rooms so you can focus on your work and make time to squeeze in a little leisure activity. With an outdoor pool and 24 hour hot tub, relaxation and rejuvenation reigns supreme around here. Friendly customer relations make us stand out, and there s a play
Feet and hooves treaded the steep peaks along the Columbian Plateau long before Anthony Lakes ever brought skis to the natural powder. Oregon Trail wagon trains and the railroad system braved the mountains' jagged spires, giving rise to buildings, towns, and, eventually, a community of winter enthusiasts. Families of Telemark skiers gradually made headway into the area and attracted fellow adventurers to what was then the North Powder Lakes. During the Great Depression, the Oregon Civilian Conservation Corps built the historical Nordic Center Lodge, which is now surrounded by 29 kilometers of groomed lanes and 11 kilometers of single-track and snowshoe trails. The construction of a rough road, a day lodge, and chairlift fueled the resort's snow-based fire in the postwar boom, and modern-day additions such as a new mountain road and triple chair attract athletes from far and wide. As detailed in a feature on OutdoorsNW.com, the ski area became county property in 2010 so that it could remain in the hands of the locals whose families helped develop it.
Today, skiers might opt for a quick lesson before hitting the slopes or they can refuel with a warm cinnamon roll or bowl of housemade chili in the lodge. Near the Nordic-area campground, overnight guests can rest their bones inside a 20-foot yurt that sleeps up to eight people at a time or a 16-foot yurt that sleeps up to five—each with prime views of Gunsight Peak. Here, campers pile split firewood into a wood stove and recall the days when pioneers had to slow-roast their TV dinners over an open flame.
"Baker City's kinda big. It's got traffic lights," says Dave from the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center—traffic lights whose initial installation was funded thanks to a 1920s tax on the hotel's bordello services, which is another tale entirely. Baker City's population is just under 10,000, but the city boasts more than 100 buildings on the historic registry, which helped earn it a finalist position on Rand McNally and USA Today's Best of the Road "Most Beautiful Town" list.Tagging along for Historic Baker City's self-guided walking tour is an educational way to spot some of these distinguished domiciles up close, but for an even more authentic eastern Oregon outing, travelers can clip-clop through the streets in a horse-drawn carriage. Ron Colton, dressed in a white button-up oxford and a white cowboy hat, takes folks on leisurely equestrian rambles around town or romantic rides through flocks of wild cherubs. In a friendly country drawl with leather reins in hand, Ron points out where he saw lightning strike the cross right off the roof of the old Catholic hospital.