Northern California September 04, 2019
Stay Overnight In The 138 Year-Old Madrona Manor, An Allegedly Haunted Spot In Northern California
There are definitely a lot of haunted places to explore here in Northern California, but there’s something about sleeping inside a haunted destination that makes for an especially chilling experience. You can do just that when you spend the night in this allegedly haunted bed and breakfast. Madrona Manor has a long and fascinating history, and it’s home to plenty of ghost stories. Whether you believe in ghosts or not is one thing, but there’s only one way to find out whether there’s any truth to these stories. Spend a few nights at this B&B and an answer may just come to you!
Hiding out in the town of Healdsburg is a stunning historic structure known as Madrona Manor. It looks nothing but elegant on the outside, but the ghost stories surrounding it are bound to send shivers down your spine.
The gorgeous Madrona Manor is an iconic structure in the Healdsburg community. Constructed back in 1881, it was home to the Paxton family. The family's patriarch, John Paxton, had hopes to build a winery on the property but never saw its completion before passing away aboard a steamer ship on his way to England.
John Paxton left behind a widow, Hannah Paxton, who lived at the manor until her death in 1902. All in all, the manor remained a private residence until 1981 when it opened to the public for the very first time.
Since then, the Madrona Manor has become an idyllic getaway destination and event venue. The beauty of the place is simply unparalleled, and its old-fashioned charm is impossible not to love. However, as you'd expect from a historic structure like this one, it's also home to quite a few ghost stories.
The bed and breakfast's most popular ghost story concerns the apparition of a woman dressed in black. Many believe that the ghost is that of Hannah Paxton, and that she is simply checking up on the manor from her place in the afterlife.
Another apparition is frequently spotted and looks to be that of a young girl's, but her identity is unknown. On top of these "ghost sightings", guests have also reported their belongings mysteriously being moved and the feeling of a "presence" surrounding them at times.
If you plan to visit Madrona Manor in hopes of experiencing one of these otherworldly apparitions, a stay in Room 101 may be your best bet. This room is often associated with paranormal activity,
It's hard to say for sure whether or not there's any substance to these ghostly sightings, but there's only one way to find out. Plan a stay at this allegedly haunted bed and breakfast, and you may just find yourself an answer!
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