Stay Overnight In A 110-Year-Old Hotel That's Said To Be Haunted At Sacajawea Hotel In Montana
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Thanks to its rich mining history, Montana has many a hotel that is over a century old. Among the most elegant is the Sacajawea Hotel in Three Forks, a beautiful property that has been lovingly renovated and restored to maintain its original splendor. Staying here is a dream, but according to many guests and staff members, some patrons enjoy it so much that they decide never to leave… ever.
The Sacajawea Hotel was constructed in 1910. The Three Forks area is one of the most significant points along the Lewis and Clark Trail, and it's the place where Sacajawea was reunited with her brother, so the name is very fitting.
The hotel was used mainly to serve passengers on the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad. The railroad terminated in Three Forks until 1927, when it was extended to Gallatin Gateway.
The hotel endured a lot of hardships over the years, and by the 1990s, the structure had deteriorated significantly.
For a brief time, the doors were even boarded up in 2001. But when the Folkvord family purchased it in 2009, they completely restored it to its original glory.
Despite its many modern additions, the hotel still has some of its historic touches.
In the lobby and the dining room, the custom light fixtures are all originals from the 1910 building. The dark spruce trim and beams in the lobby ceiling are also original.
But the fixtures and details aren't the only things original about this hotel... there may be some century-old spirits who have stuck around as well.
It is said that Mr. John Q. Adams himself, the man who built the original hotel, still roams the halls and rooms here.
Guests and hotel employees alike have also seen the spirit of a hotel housekeeper that seems to appear out of nowhere and vanishes directly into a wall.
The spot where she vanishes is said to have once been a linen closet.
There have been so many bizarre sounds and other unexplainable activity here that the police have been called on more than one occasion to investigate.
But, as one might expect, they never discover anything.
Of course, we don't know for sure if this place is haunted, but what we
do know is that the Sacajawea Hotel has the reputation of being one of the finest hotels in the West.
It's been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1980, and it received the 2011 Historic Preservation Award of Excellence.
Would you stay in a gorgeous hotel like
this one, even if it was haunted?
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Sacajawea Hotel, 5 N Main St, Three Forks, MT 59752, USA