She sits like the dowager duchess of Main Street, her cupola clock tower still cutting a sharp figure against a wide Baker City sky. It's the Geiser Grand, built in 1889, the Italianate Renaissance Revival that was once known as the finest hotel between Portland and Salt Lake City—and arguably still is. Reopened in 1998 after an $8 million restoration, the rooms still have those 14-foot ceilings, old-fashioned transoms above the door, and 10-foot-tall windows. But of
all the fascinating features, it's the custom-built stained-glass ceiling in hues of green, blue, purple, and red that takes center stage. The fact that it was created from photographs and an old timer's memory makes it even more astounding. No gym on-site, but guests have complimentary access to one across the street, plus nearby tennis courts.