Baker City, Oregon


2013 Best Small Towns in America

Contest ends:  September 3, 2013

528 Votes - "Most Beautiful"
21 Votes - "Friendliest"
1 Votes - "Most Fun"


In Baker City’s second year running for Most Beautiful we saw even more of what this quaint small town has to offer. While the Geiser Grand Hotel is still a main attraction with its historic building, trade mark clock tower, and highly acclaimed food, our visit included the Adler House, Thomas Angus Ranch, Sumpter Valley Railroad and Oregon Trail Interpretive Center as well.

The Leo Adler House Museum explores the life of a Baker City philanthropist from the 1800s with tours, art, and dining on site. The Oregon Trail and Sumpter Valley Railroad also take visitors back in time to re-live westward expansion and gold country both with interactive offerings.

Thomas Angus Ranch raises cattle beneath the Elkhorn Mountains with real cowboys wrangling cattle and a party barn. Visitors may also enjoy fly fishing locally or attending community events like the annual Wooden Bat Tournament, We Like ‘Em Short Film Festival, Music in the Meadow or one of several rodeos.

Baker City’s also a prime location to view wildlife, particularly elk, whether on the Elkhorn Scenic Byway or a guided tour. Don’t miss the Farmer’s Market, Heritage Museum, Brownlee Reservoir or the downtown walking tour while in town. For more on what Baker City offers see their reviews.

This town will renew your spirit. It epitomizes the old west. My wife and myself have cycled every road within fifty miles of Baker. You can almost transcend into another time and place immersed in the remote atmosphere around Baker City. After a day of cycling, relax in a spa and then eat dinner at the Geyser Grand where you will be treated with elegance by unpretentious waiters at an affordable price. If you like dancing, travel back in time and attend the spring fling squaredance the last weekend in April. See you there.
Reviewed by wadeshad
on September 17, 2012
The sun always shines and it is always 70 degrees. Living the dream in Baker City.
Reviewed by VickiJSumner
on September 17, 2012
This town is filled with warm, friendly, and kind people. The Leo Adler trail along the Powder River is a wonderful addition to the city. The views of the Blue Mountain, Elkhorn Range are spectacular. Main Street is a historic gem! The Always Welcome Inn is a wonderful place to stay with the friendliest owners!
Reviewed by tomahiggins
on September 17, 2012
Baker City has a lot of charm. Quaint homes, pretty ranches. Nice "small town" feel. People are friendly and care about each other!
Reviewed by GailRatley
on September 17, 2012
The Old West lives on in Baker City. Steeped in history, and full of beautiful people. Everyone should experience what Baker City has to offer, even if for only a day while you are on a journey. I live here, and never grow tired of the magnificent views. The people here treat you like family. This is my home away from home.
Reviewed by IrishGirl
on September 17, 2012
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