Come stay at Historic Hotel Prairie. Enjoy the warm ambiance of years gone by while utilizing modern day comforts.
The Hotel was first built in 1905 to serve the travelers, ranchers, and early railroad business clientele. Since 1980, the building has not been a hotel, but rather several other businesses.
The current owners purchased the building in 2005 with the idea of bringing the building back to its original purpose: a comfortable, cozy hotel to not only serve the needs of the traveling public, but worthy of being a destination in and of itself. This goal was reached when Historic Hotel Prairie opened its doors to its first guests on July 24, 2008.
The atmosphere of the lobby calls 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 the people of Prairie City's past. You will find photos of some of Prairie City's past miners, ranchers and loggers on our walls. There will soon be a wall depicting early Native American life in the area, as the valley in which Prairie City lies is part of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon ceded lands.
It is hoped that guests will truly get a feeling for what has made Prairie City the wonderful small town it is today. Having restored a Hotel that had an important role in the history of Prairie City, the owners now hope to guide the Hotel into an important role in the future of this rural town.
Historic Hotel Prairie is a non-smoking hotel offering nine rooms, including a spacious one-bedroom suite. All have private, tile baths with the exception of two rooms which share a bath. The shared rooms are perfect for a family or friends traveling together as they can be private from the hallway while being opened up to each other... creating a suite effect.
While relaxing in the history inspired ambiance, you can watch cable television or monitor email using the Wireless Internet provided by the Hotel. A masseuse operates from the Hotel; what better reward after a busy day than enjoying a massage!
Hotel Prairie is the place to stay while enjoying the recreational opportunities of John Day. Situated about mid-way on the Oregon Scenic Byway 'Journey through Time', Prairie City offers many scenic and recreational opportunities.
Nearby you can explore the John Day River and Valley, the Strawberry Mountain Wilderness with lakes and waterfalls, the Kam Wah Chung Museum, and the John Day Fossil Beds and Thomas Condon Interpretive Center should not be missed.
With such a wide variety of outdoor activities, all cyclists and sportsmen and women are invited to spend their nights in a comfortable hotel after long days of enjoying the beautiful area.
The Hotel 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 Hotel features two ADA rooms on the first level and will soon feature outdoor garden sitting areas for gatherings or peaceful reading.
"Come stay at Historic Hotel Prairie and enjoy the warm ambiance of years gone by while utilizing modern day comforts."