Welcome to Hotel Prairie!
I invite you to come stay at Hotel Prairie located on the main street in downtown Prairie City in the heart of Eastern Oregon. This historic hotel provides accommodations and common spaces with a unique blend of the charm from the past and the comfort of the present.
Hotel Prairie was built in 1910 to serve the travelers, ranchers, and early railroad business clientele traveling to and from the area. Intervening years were not always kind as the building’s use morphed from hotel to boarding house and then from an indoor garage sale to doctor’s offices. Four of us, both relatives and friends, purchased the building in 2005 with the idea of bringing the building back to its original glory: a comfortable, cozy hotel to not only serve the needs of the traveling public but worthy of being a destination base in and of itself. This goal was reached when Hotel Prairie opened its doors to begin a new chapter on July 24, 2008 to once again host the traveling public. For more information on how the four of us refurbished Hotel Prairie, click HERE.
Hotel Prairie is a non-smoking hotel offering nine rooms, including a spacious one-bedroom suite. All have private, tiled baths. The Hotel features two ADA rooms on the first level. In addition to a spacious lobby, the Hotel features an outdoor garden sitting area for gatherings or peaceful reading.
We invite you to bring your four-legged buddies to enjoy the fun, too. Pets are allowed in all areas except the lounge. The pet charge is for your stay (not per night): $15 for small dogs; $25 for medium/large dogs.
While relaxing in the history-inspired ambiance, you can still watch cable television or monitor email using the secure WiFi provided by the Hotel.
Hotel Prairie is the place to stay while enjoying the recreational opportunities of the area. Situated about mid-way on the Oregon Scenic Byway ‘Journey through Time‘, Prairie City offers many scenic and recreational opportunities. The Hotel is located on the Transatlantic Bikeway and Oregon’s Old West Scenic Bikeway; these bring many cyclists to stay with us and enjoy a nice bed and hot shower before continuing on their path.
Nearby you can explore the John Day River and Valley, the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness with lakes and waterfalls; the Hotel stocks bicycle, motorcycle and hiking guides for your use. Other sites of interest include the DeWitt Museum, Kam Wah Chung Museum, John Day Fossil Beds and Thomas Condon Interpretive Center, none of which should be missed.
With such a wide variety of outdoor activities, all enthusiasts are invited to spend their nights in this comfortable hotel after long days of enjoying the beautiful area.
Hotel Prairie is located on Front Street in Prairie City–a location that makes eateries, antique stores, gift shops, drug and hardware store, and fishing and hunting information all within two blocks.
The atmosphere of the lobby beckons guests to relax and linger in the comfortable sitting areas. Read, ponder your next adventure, or imagine living in days long past as you view historical photos of local families and scenes that line the lobby and hallways of the Hotel.
The historic photos throughout the Hotel emphasize the importance of the people of Prairie City’s past. You will find photos of some of Prairie City’s past miners, ranchers, loggers and businessmen on our walls.
Biking is Big Here
MEN’S JOURNAL magazine declares HOTEL PRAIRIE a ‘CLASSIC’ in the July 2013 issue and recommends beginning and ending your trip on the Old West Scenic Bikeway at the Hotel. They also call our area “one of the world’s top destinations for breath-taking open road tours.“
Check out our website for other amenities but–in particular for bikers–we can offer safekeeping for your bicycle, catering from box lunches to gourmet dinners, and offer you bike tours. In fact, we offer bike tour packages covering one room to the entire Hotel!
If the Old West Scenic Bikeway doesn’t work into your current plans, base at Hotel Prairie and choose from dozens of day trips on thousands of miles of road. There are routes for road biking, mountain biking and gravel biking.
In your down time, we have a wine and beer bar, an inviting lobby, a garden area with seating, big screen TV and secure wi-fi all on Hotel property. Or, explore the town’s eateries, shops and museums.
Come and explore!!
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