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 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. This majestic home is located in the Silk Stocking District of Muskogee, Oklahoma, just a few blocks from downtown.
"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