At Hayes House 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. He told everyone that he would make his inaugural speech from the balcony of the house. Unfortunately, he did not win the race, but his home stands today as an elegant and welcoming abode to travelers.
Jim and Brenda Holder found the home boarded up and in deteriorating condition in 1995 and bought the home in January 1996. The renovation is still 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.
This majestic home is located in the Silk Stocking District of Muskogee, just a few blocks from the center of downtown
It has been Jim and Brenda Holder's greatest desire to offer "More Than Promises" to their guests that would look for a romantic place to rest, refresh and renew themselves.