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

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About the property

4 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms , Sleeps 18

Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort Skiing Winter Special:

* Offering 50% off coupon on any regular priced alpine lift ticket or Nordic trail pass at Anthony Lakes Mountain Resort included with each nights stay for each guests. 35 min to Antony Lakes for downhill and cross country skiing, hiking or sight seeing. At 8000 ft, we have some of the best powder in Oregon!

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 Historic Home features 4 bedrooms (2 with Queen Beds and one King); 2 Sofa Beds (Queen and Full), open concept 3rd floor with 4 single beds , 2 baths, large dining room and , eat-in kitchen breakfast area and loft area. There is room for 2 Queen Quality Air Mattresses on the Third Floor for a total of up to 18 guests. The upstairs 2nd floor 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. 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.

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 an hour
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Calendar last updated:
June 17, 2018

Why Wisdom House chose Baker City

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 house unique

The house is decorated with Craftsmen artwork and handcrafted furniture which are available for purchase by local Artisans. It is located in the Historic District in the Heart of Downtown Baker City.


Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation house rental in Baker City, Oregon

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • 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
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 10 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Downstairs Bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , tub , Upstairs bath with a Claw Foot Tub and Comfy Bathrobes
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • Loft Area - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Full sleeper sofa
    Living Room - 1 sleep sofa /futon , Queen Sleeper Sofa
    Upstairs Balcony Bedroom 1 - 1 king
    Upstairs Balcony Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
    Downstairs Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
    Third Floor - 4 twin/ single , Can accommodate 2 Quality Queen Air Matresses
  • #1 upstairs bedroom has a King size Bed which opens up to the balcony on the second floor over looking Baker Historic District. #2 upstairs bedroom has a queen size bed and has access to the upstairs balcony, #3 downstairs bedroom has a Queen Bed #4 upstairs loft area with a full size pull sofa bed. #5 Living room with a Queen pull out sofa bed and has doors to make it into a private area. #6 Third floor has 4 twin beds and a sitting area **Air mattresses and Child's Pack-n-Play is available upon request. Rooms have central air and heat.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Video Library
  • Balcony ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...
  • long term renters welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback 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 privileges
  • skiing
  • 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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Wisdom House Built 1878, In The Heart Of Downtown Baker City Historic District
average rating of 4.909091 based on 22 reviews

Roomy and relaxing

  • 5 of 5

The property was even better than I expected. Roomy home with a wonderful relaxing yard.

  • Submitted: 5-Jun-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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The Wisdom House is a charming property and our group really enjoyed our visit

  • 5 of 5

The oldest house in the county is wonderfully appointed and a pleasure to stay at.

  • Submitted: 25-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great house!!

  • 4 of 5

Really cool house, comfy beds and nice little extras (the robes!!, tea, toiletries, Netflix, etc.). We had a great little ski vacation (except my husband) at Anthony lakes and really enjoyed coming back to the house to relax and make nice big dinners in. The only reason I didn't give our particular stay 5 stars is because my husband slipped on the porch the first day and injured his back. We spend the morning in the ER and he really couldn't move the rest of the weekend:(. Veronica was great and brought over de-icer right away.

  • Submitted: 16-Mar-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Cool old home in the middle of town.

  • 5 of 5

Loved our stay in Baker City! Veronica was an excellent host. Had a blast at Anthony Lakes during the day and hanging out at the Wisdom House at night. Hope to be back soon!

  • Submitted: 25-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful, Comfortable and Charming

  • 5 of 5

This historic property was the perfect home base for nine of us on a ski weekend. It was our second time staying at the Wisdom House, and we will definitely be back!

  • Submitted: 4-Feb-2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great character...lots of room both inside and out...

  • 5 of 5

Family and friends had a wonderful time...

  • Submitted: 28-Sep-2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: 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 the oldest home 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


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation house rental in Baker City, Oregon

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Nightly Rate
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Nov 17 2018 - Nov 26 2018
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
Nightly Rate
Dec 22 2018 - Jan 2 2019
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 5 guests; add C$26 per night, per additional guest
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add C$33 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit C$329.6
Cleaning Fee C$125.25

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 if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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