The Hartness House Inn located in Springfield, Vermont is not your ordinary inn. This place is filled with history, as well as an underground tunnel system that is said to be haunted. You can still go through the tunnel… if you dare. This haunted tunnel is not for the faint of heart!
James Hartness was an inventor who built a system of underground tunnels in which to work uninterrupted. His underground rooms included a library, workshop, lavatory, study and lounge. Pictured is Hartness in flying class 1916.
Paranormal activities happen in these underground spaces.
Many claim that supernatural things have happened in the tunnels, such as objects disappearing and showing up in another place. Also, electricity goes off for no reason.
The mansion has a rich history.
Built by wealthy inventor and governor of Vermont, James Hartness, whose inventions became important for the industrial growth of the US.
The Hartness House is now a picturesque inn in Southern Vermont.
Located on 35 acres in historic Springfield, the Hartness House offers elegant lodging with sweeping views of the Vermont countryside.
The bar that was located in the tunnel.
The Inn features a unique underground tunnel leading to an astronomy museum and an antique observatory with a working 1910 Equatorial Tracking Telescope. These are the tunnels which are thought to be haunted today.
Many revolutionary things were manufactured here.
Springfield became such a major manufacturing center that it was listed as number seven on Hitler’s list of cities to bomb during World War II. The town itself is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Hartness House is now a relaxing and historical retreat.
Renovations took place in late 1998 and in 2004 turning this remarkable residence into a world-class inn.
The inn offers lodging, dining and more.
Here you’ll find lodging, dining, a telescope observatory, astronomy museum and a spectacular interior of the original Hartness Mansion.
Identify the image.
Can you guess what this is?
If you guessed...
Mr. James Hartness and his fabulous mustache - you guessed right!
Underground Tunnel And Rooms
This drawing of the Hartness Tunnels was featured in Popular Science Magazine. Tunnel tours are still available every day.
If you know who to call...
30 Orchard Street, Springfield, VT 05156. Or call (802) 885-2115.