Accommodation August 29, 2016
You Probably Won’t Get Much Sleep At This Haunted Oregon Hotel
In the small town of Baker City, there are dozens of historic buildings, many of which have been standing for over a century. Though many of these structures are stunning, the Geiser Grand Hotel will catch your eye.
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The Geiser Grand opened (as Hotel Warshauer) in 1889 and operated until 1968. During the Gold Rush, it was regarded as one of the finest hotels in the West and was nicknamed the "Queen of the Mines."
The four-story clock tower is an arresting feature, especially at night, floating over the city like a huge unblinking eye.
For the first forty years of its operation, the Geiser Grand served as a place where wealthy patrons could relax, party, gamble, and engage in illegal drinking and prostitution. During World War II, it served as a hospital, which is perhaps when it started losing a bit of its grandeur.
After closing, this magnificent Victorian hotel sat abandoned until 1993, when a new owner spent millions returning it to its former glory.
Now, stepping into the Geiser Grand, you are greeted by the hotel as it appeared in its heyday: mahogany woodwork, crystal chandeliers, and an exquisite stained-glass ceiling.
Renovation of the historic hotel seemed to have drawn lots of spirits to relive their days at the Geiser Grand. The hotel has a reputation for being haunted and regularly hosts paranormal investigators and ghost tours.
The energy here is mostly positive, with phantom parties of happy guests and other playful spirits.
Room 302, right under the clock, and room 203 are rumored to have the most activity. 302 was Maybelle Geiser's room, and she's often referred to as the Lady In Blue.
Not many people are lucky enough to catch a glimpse of her, but she's known to knock on the walls and rearrange visitors' jewelry.
To learn about some of the other ghostly guests supposedly still occupying the Geiser Grand, check out this fascinating write-up by
Want to learn about more ghosts in the Beaver State? Check out
The 10 Best Places To Spot A Ghost In Oregon.