Oregon Creepy, Haunted September 20, 2020
The Stories Of The Haunted Geiser Grand In Baker City, Oregon Are Bone-Chilling
Do you believe in ghosts? You just might after a stay at the Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City. It’s said to be haunted by several spirits.
The Geiser Grand Hotel was built in 1889, during the midst of the gold rush. Originally named Hotel Warshauer, it was renamed The Geiser Grand when Albert Geiser bought it in 1900.
The hotel is stunning. It received a thorough renovation in the 1990s that restored its beautiful stained-glass ceiling, mahogany woodwork, and intricate chandeliers.
Back in its early days, the Geiser Grand was THE place to go for social events and fine dining. It was called "The Queen of the Mines," and wealthy residents of Baker City and their guests partied here every weekend.
Some of those folks from the early 20th century may have never left the hotel; there are several stories of hauntings here.
One of the Geiser Grand's most famous ghosts is known as "Granny Annabelle," one of the hotel's owners. She lived in room 302, and spent many evenings entertaining guests in the bar with her stories.
Many modern guests have seen her, too. They report seeing a beautiful woman in a blue gown descending the stairway. As she reaches the bottom, she disappears right into the wall.
Room 302 is located in the hotel's cupola, and it's also reported to be haunted by the woman in blue.
Guests report that items are often moved from one place to another. Granny Annabelle doesn't seem to be a dark presence - she's more mischievous than threatening.
Other ghosts at the Geiser Grand include a young girl, a former saloon dancer, and a cowboy.
While most of the ghosts seem to be harmless, they often wake guests up in the middle of the night with their wanderings.
The hotel hosts an annual ghost hunt every October. Join Big River Paranormal on October 3rd to hear stories about the ghosts, and maybe even witness some paranormal activity firsthand.
Visit the Geiser Grand's Facebook page for ghost hunting details.
Visit Geiser Grand Hotel’s
website to make your reservation, and give the hotel’s Facebook page a follow to see what’s new there.
Have you ever seen anything strange at the Geiser Grand? We’d love to read your stories in our Facebook comments!
Address: Geiser Grand Hotel, 1996 Main St, Baker City, OR 97814, USA