We came to Prairie City as a base for bicycle day trips and general exploration of gorgeous Grant County with its Strawberry Mountains, rural valleys, rivers, rock formations and fossils. This historical hotel exceeded our every expectation. The classy and authentic downstairs lobby overlooking Front Street, with period furniture and pressed tin ceiling was a quiet conversation gathering place for guests. The common kitchen was a surprise find with large shared fridge, microwave, china, cutlery and coffee machine ready to go every morning. One warm evening we elected to have a picnic dinner in the back garden. Our room was clean with comfortable mattresses and commodious private bath. The staff was cheerful and helpful...obtaining a bike map for us in advance of our arrival! Highly recommended for couples, singles and families!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Historic Hotel Prairie is a non-smoking hotel offering nine rooms, including a spacious one-bedroom suite. All have private, tile baths.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 a 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 thier 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 an outdoor garden sitting areas for gatherings or peacful reading. ... more less