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At the Hayes House Bed and Breakfast of Muskogee, Oklahoma, you will be treated to an elegant experience as you step back in time. This three-story home filled with antique Victorian and French furnishings, turn of the century chandeliers, and fine oak woodwork has an interesting history. Oscar Hayes was a wealthy businessman in Muskogee when Oklahoma was Indian Territory. His desire was to be the first Governor of Oklahoma in 1907 when it became a state. He began construction on the house that year with the intention of making this house the Governor's Mansion. Unfortunately, he did not win the race, but his home stands today as an elegant and welcoming abode to travelers.
This majestic home is located in the Silk Stocking District of Muskogee, just a few blocks from the center of downtown. The business traveler will find convenience and comfort while relaxing and being treated as dignitaries. For a weekend getaway, Hayes House offers an elegant fantasy for couples desiring to leave the pressure of the present and enjoy the pampering of a more genteel past. Muskogee is located in eastern Oklahoma, 50 minutes southeast of Tulsa and 70 minutes west of Ft. Smith, Arkansas.
Silver Spoon Award for Excellence Last 4 Years in a Row. Voted Number 1 Bed & Breakfast in Oklahoma by our customers
Hayes House offers two elegant guestrooms on the second floor. Though each room is accented with the ambiance of a simpler time, Hayes House is equipped with the modern conveniences of central air conditioning, cable TV, and telephones in each room. High-speed computer access is available upon request to check email and conduct business.
Breakfast at the Hayes House is not just a meal in the morning. Breakfast is a sumptuous fare of fine dining that will prepare you for the day. A fruit cup with Devonshire cream on top, eggs and breakfast meat prepared as only Hayes House can do. French toast, pancakes, croissants, or blueberry muffins usually accompany the plate. Fresh juice and Starbucks coffee will give you the start you need to make your morning complete.
Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Jim Holder for sharing his own secrets with BBOnline.com! Why do most travelers stay at your inn?
What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?
We are a historic home restored built by the man who wanted to be the first governor of Oklahoma.
If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?
What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?
We have a beautiful home.
What’s the best kept secret about the area?
If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?
Antique malls, Castle of Muskogee (they have a Renaissance Fair, haunted house etc.).
Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?
What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?
How many rooms does your inn have?
Do you accept pets?
- Swimming Pool
- CD Players in Room
- Cable TV
- Alarm Clock
- TV / VCR / DVD / Movies
- Hair Dryer
- Wireless High Speed Internet
- Iron and Ironing Board
- Peace and Quiet (No Phone in Rooms)
Jim and Brenda Holder found the home boarded up and in deteriorating condition in 1995, and purchased the home in January of 1996. The renovation of the home has been an ongoing project of love and devotion. All new wiring and plumbing has brought the house to current standards while endeavoring to stay true to the design of the house.
"When Brenda and I started Hayes House Bed & Breakfast, we had one thought in mind: To provide the best bed for a wonderful nights sleep and the best breakfast to start your day. Our commitment to this principle is unwavering. We have endeavored to provide you with everything you will need to make your stay at Hayes House B&B the special retreat you are looking for." - Jim Holder
Welcome to Muskogee, Oklahoma!
Muskogee was thrust onto the world stage when country music star Merle Haggard recorded the hit song "Okie from Muskogee", an ode to "living right and beine free." Nearly 40 years later, spending time in Muskogee is still about living right in a classic, free and easy western atmosphere.
Located two hours east of Oklahoma City, Muskogee is a place where you'll find more than just small town, southern charm. Visit during the world famous Oklahoma Azalea Festival. Stroll through the beautiful Honor Heights Park; step back in time at the Renaissance Festival; shop for treasures in Oklahoma's best antique shopping; examine unique Native American works of art; take in a show at the historic Roxy Theater or enjoy great local music at the Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame. Muskogee has a variety of activities and events, from the spectacular azalea blooms in Honor Heights Park, to great music and family fun. There is something for everyone and the Hayes Bed and Breakfast is the perfect home base while you explore! Excerpt from http://www.muskogeechamber.org
We can't thank you enough for your wonderful hospitality! Your home is so beautiful. We felt very relaxed and at home here. Thank you for also sharing the before and after photos of the house. The history of the house and the remodeling process was extremely interesting. We can't wait to come back again.- Jim & Deana
We enjoyed our stay at your wonderful home! Thank you very much for your fine hospitality, great breakfast and for sharing your fantastic home with us! I think you have made me a hero with my wife on her birthday celebration.- Dan & Lawanna
We really enjoyed our magical time here at the Hayes House. We loved everything and felt so pampered! Thanks for remembering all the things that make us happy and you make it seem effortless. Keep up the wonderful magical moments for others. Hope to see you again.- Kent & Corine
Another wonderful Valentines weekend at the Hayes House. Thanks for being a gracious host and adding all of the special touches.- Eric & Stacy
The Hayes House is a wonderful place to experience the early 20th century with all the modern conveniences! You've done a great job of restoring the house. The food was wonderful and the hospitality was the best. We really enjoyed our visit.- Paul & Toni
Thank you so much for this amazing experience, also for sharing you lovely home. We'll never forget this anniversary because you made it so special.- Quanah & Pamela
Thank you for making our 40th anniversary so wonderful. This was our first time in a B&B but it certainly won't be our last. We enjoyed the history and pictures of the house. And you are to be commended for such a wonderful job. Oh, and by the way, the power outage last night just added to the romantic atmosphere. Good job, God!- Wayne & Regina
What a wonderful way to celebrate our fifteenth anniversary! You have made our visit even more memorable, and we appreciate the extra touches that have made us feel special. From the etched his/her glasses to the bouquet of roses to the rose petals to the chocolate covered strawberries and more, we have truly felt pampered. Breakfasts have been divine. Thank you for taking such good care of us. Our stay in the Hayes House has been remarkable. Thank you for sharing it with us. We are already looking forward to our next visit to "The Governor's Suite".- Jeff & Debbie
We love to have weddings at Hayes House. Let us help you plan the wedding of your dreams. We can accommodate up to 50 people in our beautiful Inn or 150 people outside.
- Facility Fee For Weddings: $500 plus $1 per person
- Our Suites can be used for dressing rooms for the bridal party for an additional fee of $100 per room if they are available.
Our wedding price includes the use of Hayes House's entire ground floor: Two large sitting rooms, grand formal dining room, and gourmet kitchen. For an outdoor wedding, our manicured lawn and gardens with a koi pond make a fabulous scene for your wedding. If you desire to have a tent for your guests, we can help you with the arrangements.
We are pleased to help you plan the most romantic wedding that you can imagine. We will help you find a caterer, florist, photographer, rental items (chairs, dinnerware, tent, etc) and even a minister. Please let us assist you in making your special day a most memorable occasion.