Visitors are certain this historic Victorian mansion is haunted by a Miss Mary Lake, the former headmistress of the school that occupied this building 100 years ago. Her office was in room 410, and experts swear there is paranormal activity in the area. But don’t be scared away by the ghost rumors. This “haunted hotel” is one of the best values in the city for those looking for unusually large guestrooms, loads of ornate decor, and a mysterious history. Guest rooms are furnished in beautiful, period antiques and some have fridges. In the morning, guests enjoy a free full breakfast including sausage and eggs; in the evening, complimentary tea and cookies encourage guests to congregate in the common area to trade ghost stories. Around Halloween, this hotel becomes the subject of a popular ghost tour.
- Erika Lennert