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Stay/Walk in Downtown Baker City!

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,300 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Ground level apt (1300 sq ft) 2 Bedroom + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 6)

'GRACIE' is located in THE HISTORIC PALMER HOUSE' vintage 1906. Come and stay in the Palmer House and feel a part of Baker history just 2 blocks walks from the heart of downtown historic Baker City! Did you know that Baker City was once slated to be the Portland of Oregon? The magnificent old stone buildings of the town seemingly give credence to this.

The entire 1300' sq. ft. ground level of The Palmer House we call 'Gracie' for its charm that remains from its 1906 origin! It is well lit with north and east wall windows sporting a 'sunny' disposition! The tastefully painted colors only enliven its sunny rays! It is two queen bed, one full/queen size futon sofa couch. The kitchen is efficiently stocked to serve 6-8 an easy spaghetti dinner after skiing Anthony Lakes or riding the Elkhorn or boating/fishing the local and beautiful Philips reservoir! The decor is colorfully pulled together to create an atmosphere of fun with sincerity intertwined! Drink your morning coffee in the Sun Room and watch the local Baker neighborhood scene go by! The location is in the 'fringe' of downtown - the heart of where local Baker City livin' starts! Leave your car at the curb and walk to art museum (1block), have coffee @ Mad Matilda's, breatkfast at Lone Pine, lunch at happenin bakery', grab a libation @ the local brewery or hear live music at the wine bar! Just step out Gracie's door! The Palmer House guarantees clean, clean, clean! High speed internet and cable tv included. Google 'visitbakercity' for more local information! 1/2 price tickets to Anthony Lakes Skiing are provided! ( x/c and hill!)

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Member since: 2010
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017


HELLO! We are owners Kelly Esterbrook and Jimmi Terhaar. We love BAKER CITY and coming over to ski, hike, ride our bikes and most of all working on The Palmer House! We found it, fell in love with it and felt it deserved the respect of its graceful, prominent lore in Baker history! So we have endeavored to bring it new color and creative life working on it when we can s l o w down (what we love about Baker!) and get there from our hometown of Bend, OR. We hope you enjoy the Palmer House as we restore...create..and with NEW LIFE!

Why KELLY chose Baker City

We really got excited about Baker City, coming from Bend and having been long time residents of Bend; Baker was like the 'OLD BEND' only with more history in its buildings. Downtown is so very cool...big stone buildings..old Victorian houses.. We came to ski Anthony Lakes and loved the small community of skiing there. The Nordic while small is world class! Snow is light and fluffy! We feel a slower pace the minute we hit town!

What makes this apartment unique

We love the detail of 'this OLD HOUSE! The higher ceilings, the antique moldings and stained glass.. the roominess of it all! It has 2 living rooms with a beautiful old fireplace ( now with safe electric fire ambience)! I especially love the Sun Room.... relaxing...


BELLA Main Street Market
Barley Brown's Brewpub
"Good range of food and GREAT BEER that will satisfy! . "
Baker County Visitor Bureau
Anthony Lakes
"Google Anthony Lake Ski Resort for their site! Great lil community ski area... the POWDER ..."
Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
"Follow the local history trail!!! "
Nearest Barpub
0.2 Miles
Downtown Baker City - walking distance
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
0.2 Miles
Downtown Baker City - walking distance
Nearest Ski
24 Miles
Anthony Lakes
Car: recommended

The Palmer House is 1 block from the Art Museum and 2 miles from the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center. Just 2 blocks to restaurants, antiquing and historic downtown BAKER CITY!!


Baker City Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1300 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom has shower and tub.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Queen size Beds (2), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1)
  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Lawn / Garden
  • 2 garden chairs
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • whitewater rafting
LOCATION Location Location! Just on the perimeter of the downtown blocks - but in a nice historic neighborhood..walk and see Bakers fine Historic houses...


Excellent! 4.6/5 -
(14 traveler reviews)

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Stay/Walk in Downtown Baker City!
average rating of 4.642857 based on 14 reviews

Not for kids

  • 3 of 5

The house is clean, well located, and well stocked. Kelly was responsive to both my texts regarding a water leak in the dining room from the sprinkler, and the air conditioning situation.

However...being over 100 years old the floors and doors are really crooked and creaky. It was hard for my kids to stay asleep with us moving around. Even if we were quiet we could hear the upstairs tenants moving around. No dishwasher - we were hand-washing for six. My toddler also fell on the stairs out the kitchen door. The handrail is way too high for him to reach. He spent half his vacation with a giant knot on his head where he landed on the concrete. We visited in July when the temps were in the 90's and there is no air conditioning and most of the windows are painted shut. It was sweltering hot until after 10. I really wanted my kids to enjoy a stay in an old house with lots of period detail. I think we missed it with this one.

This would be a better choice for a couple traveling without kids in the shoulder season.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cute & Cozy

  • 5 of 5

Enjoyed our stay here while exploring Eastern Oregon on a short little weekend road trip. Very clean, cute & cozy. Our little yorkie was able to stay which was a plus for us since most rentals frown upon pets. Fell in love with the cute little town of Baker City. Walking distance to downtown, and good selection of restaurants. Will definitely be staying here again!

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location and comfortable setting

  • 5 of 5

The house was comfortable, conveniently located and well equipped. Our family wanted a relaxing setting to gather together, which is exactly what we got. It was an easy walk downtown, and when we chose to stay in it was perfect for evening board games and conversation. We highly recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Absolutely wonderful place to stay n feel the warmth of Baker City : )

  • 5 of 5

The sun room is dreamy, and the old clock across the street just makes it that much more delightful : )

I would recommend it highly, if you want a sweet quiet retreat near downtown! Thank you!

I am excited to return someday!! Oh...and deep tub is awesome ; ) Yay!! Be Blessed : )

  • Submitted: Jun 5, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Lovely HOme

  • 3 of 5

Gracie, at The Palmer House is a quaint, cozy place to stay. Although small, the kitchen provides all the amenities needed for a stay while in Baker City. The bedrooms are spacious & comfortable. We particularly enjoyed the sun room in the morning w/ a good cup of coffee. Good access to down town & very walkable to local sights.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Fun weekend

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time. Location was great and everything was just as we expected. Thanks!

  • Submitted: Feb 26, 2017
  • Stayed: February 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $35
cleaning $75
Refundable damage deposit $200

Cancellation Policy: 1/2 reservation fee will be refunded up to 2 weeks prior to reservation date. Less than 2 weeks cancellation notice reservation fees paid will not be refunded.

There is a 2 night minimum however, if the reservation is made last minute and close to the reservation date and it is not rented, we may consider a 1 night stay.

We do charge $15./extra guest over 4 guests/ night

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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