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Wisdom House Built 1878, In The Heart Of Downtown Baker City Historic District

Bedrooms 3
Property type farmhouse



About the property

3 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 10

Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort Skiing Winter Special:

* Special discount on nightly stay at the Wisdom House offering 50% off coupon on any regular priced alpine lift ticket or Nordic trail pass at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort. Mention: Fun in the Snow when making reservation for applied discount.

The perfect getaway in this restored Historic Home. The Wisdom House is the oldest home in Baker City, est 1878. It is in the Heart of Downtown Historic District just walking distance to shops, restaurants, museums, parks and so much more. This 2002 sq ft Historic Home features 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, large dining room, eat-in kitchen breakfast area and loft area. The upstairs bedrooms open up onto a Balcony overlooking Downtown Baker City. The upstairs bathroom features a claw-foot bathtub and Plush bathrobes are provided for your comfort. This home has Central Air-conditioning for those hot days. Free Wireless Internet. Two flat screen televisions are provided, with Netflix and DVD's.

Large yard for any function or activity planned such as Family Reunions, Weddings, Company Meetings, or just a fun getaway. Come Check out the PIG!!! A Charcoal BBQ that looks like a Pig is provided..... the smoke comes out its snout.

Arrangements can be made for any special package to include Anniversary Horse and Buggy Ride around town.

The house features Artisans wood work and paintings which are available for your purchase.

More Details

Wisdom House
Member since: 2015
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
19 January, 2017

Why Wisdom House chose Eastern Oregon

The Wisdom House was designed and built in 1878 by John William Wisdom and is currently the oldest home in Baker City, This Historic home still displays its original draperies in the living room and dining room. Mr. Wisdom was an Oregon State Senator and operated the first pharmacy in Baker City. This is a wonderful home so full of history still bearing the worn down steps leading into the home. The story goes that the stone steps are worn down due to the many guest the Wisdom's had in their home. I just love this home!!!

What makes this farmhouse unique

The house is decorated with Craftsmen artwork and handcrafted furniture which are available for purchase by local Artisans.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(16 traveller reviews)

Wisdom House Built 1878, In The Heart Of Downtown Baker City Historic District
average rating of 4.9375 based on 16 reviews

Historic home with all of the amenities

  • 5 of 5

Thank you for a wonderful night in Baker City! We will definitely be back. The Wisdom House is charming and historic while being comfortable and accommodating. The owners have thought of everything, ensuring that you have everything you need for a wonderful stay. Great property!

  • Review Submitted: Oct 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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This should be called "Awesome House"!

  • 5 of 5

This was our third VRBO and it was by far our favorite! The house has been remodeled, but kept in it's period style. It was charming, the beds were comfy and the amenities were just what we needed. We enjoyed sitting outside too! Next time we are BBQ'ing in the pig!! Veronica did a really good job decorating and has a really great location. We were able to walk into town and parking was perfect for the Hell's Canyon Motorcycle Rally we were there for. We look forward to returning soon!

Mahalo Veronica!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Really a great spot to base a weekend getaway of exp.oring Baker County.

  • 5 of 5

Wisdom house was perfect for our group of three couples. Beds were cozy, house well stocked. We did the Friday Art walk, hiked at Anthony Lakes, poked around in Sumpter, and attended a rodeo in Haines.

Veronica was easy to reach with the couple of questions we had. We boarded our dog at 'Donna's Groom and Board which was really close, so that worked out well.

We would definitely recommend Wisdom house to those looking for a Baker City getaway.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful Place to Stay for couples or families in the heart of downtown Baker City!

  • 5 of 5

Exquisite Vacation Rental. Veronica goes all out in terms of insuring you are comfortable and have everything you need. Centrally located to walk to shops and restaurants. We went skiing at Anthony Lakes and Veronica provided us with a 1/2 off coupon (she does go all out like I said!)

The home is very comfortable, with its 1879 charm in full display. Clean, comfortable beds, all the utensils to cook or bake. I love the house!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Updated historic house

  • 4 of 5

This is definitely a historic house but has been updated with modern fixtures and bedding. It's old but comfortable. It's within walking distance to the downtown area. It was a bit noisy (traffic) on our Saturday night stay but not enough to hinder sleeping.

This is a good choice if you want to stay in downtown Baker City.

  • Review Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great get away!

  • 5 of 5

We met up at the Wisdom house in Baker City from Park City, Portland and Seattle. We loved the place it was well equipped to handle the six of us. It's located so you can walk to anything you need and is next to my favorite Mexican restaurant El Errado. We enjoyed great skiing conditions at Anthony Lakes and a few us enjoyed some awesome Cat Skiing. Definitely will stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
5.12 Miles
Baker Airport or Boise ID Airport (128.8 miles)
Nearest Barpub
0.18 Miles
Barley Browns Pub
Nearest Golf
1.21 Miles
Quail Ridge Golf Course
Nearest Train
29 Miles
Sumpter Valley Railroad-tourist attraction
Nearest Motorway
1.28 Miles
Interstate 84
Nearest Restaurant
0.03 Miles
EL Erradero
Nearest Ski
35 Miles
Anthony Lakes Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
23 Miles
Phillips Lake
Car: not necessary

The WISDOM HOUSE was built in 1878 and is one of the oldest homes in Baker CIty. It is centrally located in Downtown Historic District. This Historic Home is within walking minutes from restaurants, shops, museums. While here take some time to visit Anthony Lakes Ski Resort, Boating at Snake River, Historical Sites, Fishing, Canoeing, Golfing, Biking,.... the list is endless


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £77
Refundable Damage Deposit £325
Tax Rate 8.8%

Rates are subject to change until reservations are confirmed.

A refundable security deposit of $400 is required. In the absence of damage beyond that of normal "wear and tear" and provided that no personal property is missing at the time of your departure a full refund will be processed within 14 business days of your departure. If damage is found beyond that of normal wear and tear and/or personal property is missing you will be notified of the amount needed to cure the balance refunded within 14 business days of your departure.

Reservations can be paid by credit card over the phone or through the reservation system at VRBO.COM

Reservations made within 60 days of "check-in" require full payment received 15 calendar days from check in.

Reservations made more than 60 days from "check-in" require 50% down with the balance required 30 days prior to arrival date. Please mark your calendar accordingly to ensure final payment is received by this date.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday farmhouse in Baker City in Oregon

Property Type:
  • farmhouse
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 2002 sq. ft.
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Downstairs Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Upstairs bath with a Claw Foot Tub and Comfy Bathrobes
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Extra Lg. Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Bedroom 4 - 1 Sofa bed/Futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa
  • Bedroom #1 has a King size Bed, opens up to the balcony on the second floor over looking 2nd Street and the Historic District. Bedroom #2 has a full size bed and has access to the balcony, Bedroom #3 has a antique 1830 twin size bed, and Bedroom #4 is a loft area with a queen size pull bed. Air mattresses are available. Rooms have central air and heat.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Garden
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • bird watching
  • Boating
  • horse riding
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • ski lift pass
  • ski
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
I would be happy to arrange special services for you. If you would like a massage, horse drawn carriage ride, private chef, just ask, I would love to help you.

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