Accommodation October 06, 2018
This Idaho Inn Was Once A Tuberculosis Hospital And It’s Believed To Be Haunted
It’s one thing to visit a “haunted” location by day but to actually spend the night in one is another story. Today, the Gooding University Inn operates as a quaint little resort in southern Idaho. The century-old structure is bursting with history, but it’s also considered one of the region’s most haunted destinations. Newly renovated and welcoming visitors with open arms, the structure doesn’t seem very haunting. However, you never know what you might come across after a night spent in this ex-hospital.
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Located in the middle of vast swaths of farmland is the Gooding University Inn and Resort. It may not look like much of a resort from the outside, but it welcomes visitors all year long who are looking for a retreat in southern Idaho. However, this building also contains a creepy history that has some people saying it's haunted...
The structure was built in 1917 when it was first established as Gooding College. At the time, Gooding College was the only place of higher education in Idaho in between Caldwell and Pocatello. However, the school shut down in 1938.
The structure opened back up in the 1940s when it was converted into a tuberculosis hospital. It was considered one of the most advanced hospitals to specialize in TB in the entire country during its time but it closed down officially in 1976.
After remaining empty for many decades, the structure opened back up in 2004. This time, it was known as "The Get Inn Bed and Breakfast". This unique B&B capitalized on its haunted reputation and welcomed paranormal investigators to spend the night. Numerous ghost hunting groups have tried their hand at exploring the ex-hospital for any sort of ghostly activity.
In fact, investigators concluded that the building is indeed a hot spot for paranormal activity. Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions of an old man in a white coat along with a woman with a young girl. Mysterious whispers and footsteps down empty hallways are also a common unexplained occurrence. There's no doubt that this building saw a lot of pain during its time as a hospital, and it seems that some patients have never really left it.
The Get Inn closed down in 2012. However,
another owner came along and opened the building back up as the Gooding University Inn and Resort. The inn describes itself as a unique opportunity to sleep in a historic dormitory and its prime location makes it great for exploring southern Idaho's greatest attractions.
Whether you're just passing through for the night or looking for the next place to host a large gathering of any sort, the Gooding University Inn is a good option. However, just be warned that you might come across some unexplainable activity while you're here!
What do you think? Would you dare to spend a night in this supposedly haunted in? Take a look at our list of
9 Haunted Hotels In Idaho That Will Make Your Stay A Nightmare for more spooky places to spend the night!