You Won't Believe The Ghostly Tale Behind This Haunted Oregon Hotel
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McMenamins Grand Lodge is an impressive hotel tucked away in Forest Grove, Oregon. This historic lodge was once a Masonic & Eastern Star property, and was built to be a home for poor, sick, and elderly Masons and their families. This building has been standing for almost a century now, and according to legend, it has a number of paranormal guests who have overstayed their welcome. Take a look at the notoriously haunted McMenamins Grand Lodge, which has what some believe to be a secret room, too…
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Of course McMenamins is one of the best places to stay in Oregon, with several different grand locations across the Beaver State. In Troutdale, Oregon, McMenamins Edgefield is a hidden treasure that’s a world unto itself. This McMenamins has its very own swim-up bar that’s totally luxurious and amazing when you’re looking for a 21-and-up kind of getaway in Oregon.
Want to learn more about ghosts in the Beaver State? Check out our previous article: Here Are The 10 Best Places To Spot A Ghost In Oregon.
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What are some other haunted hotels or lodges in Oregon?
In Baker City, there is what is known as one of the most notoriously haunted places in Oregon, the historic Geiser Grand Hotel is steeped in lore and legend. Built in 1889 during the midst of the gold rush, the hotel was originally called the Hotel Warshauer. It was renamed The Geiser Grand when Albert Geiser bought it in 1900. It's absolutely deserving of such grandiose title. Everything about the Geiser Grand Hotel truly is grand, from its opulent dining area to its ornate ceilings... but, this beautiful hotel also has a very grand haunted reputation.
Back in its early days, the Geiser Grand was *the* place to go for social events and fine dining, known as "The Queen of the Mines," in fact. The hotel was such a happening place to be, that it seems some guests never left. The most famous of the hotel’s ghosts is known as “The Lady in Blue.” Dressed in a blue gown, her name was (or is?) Annabelle, and she is often seen walking up and down the main staircase. If you don’t believe in ghosts, you just might after a stay at the Geiser Grand Hotel in Baker City. And if you do? Well, then you might just want to dive in headfirst for a real-life ghost hunt in Oregon!