Nestled between Prescott and Flagstaff lies the copper mining town of Jerome on top of Cleopatra Hill. Jerome is the center of lively hot spots, which attracts tourists throughout the year. A trip to Caduceus Cellars or Jerome Winery is ideal for wine connoisseurs. Tourists interested in ghost stories must take a haunting trip of the ‘Wickedest Town in the West.’ Here they get to experience the spooky feeling when the spirits of prostitutes, outlaws, resident gamblers and mining accident victims pass by them. Many hotels, buildings, streets and more are also believed to be haunted. No trip is complete without a relaxing stay at one of the most amazing hotels in Jerome. Here’s a look at some of the most haunted hotels and attractions in Jerome.
1. Jerome Grand Hotel
Located amidst the shadows of Cleopatra Hill, this hotel is surrounded by restaurants, shops, museums, and galleries. Guests can relax in the comfort of their bedrooms featuring cozy bedding. If you are not in the mood to go out, dine at the in-house award-winning Asylum Restaurant. Although this hotel offers many superb facilities, it is also said to be one of the most haunted hotels in Jerome. The hotel was previously known as the United Verde Hospital and almost 9,000 people died here. It is believed that spirits of many of those who died here still visit this place. Room number 32 is rumored to have experienced many unusual activities as it witnessed two suicides. A reception staff says she received a telephone call from a lady in a room that was vacant. Paranormal activities like the door slamming, background voices, sounds of wheels across the floor and a feeling of numbness among the staff members have become a daily routine in this hotel.
Jerome Grand Hotel
Address: PO Box H, 200 Hill St, Jerome, AZ 86331, United States
Price: from 165 USD
2. Ghost City Inn
This hotel is an ideal retreat for tourists looking for a unique accommodation. Overlooking the Verde Valley, guests can enjoy complimentary breakfast in their own rooms while admiring the beautiful nature. To make sure guests have a comfortable stay, amenities like air-conditioner, TV, and Wi-Fi connection are available. This hotel has featured on Ghost Adventures on Travel Channel due to its many haunting stories. A female spirit is often said to be seen in the Cleopatra Hill room and a male spirit was rumored to be spying on guests outside the Verde View room. Unusual door slamming and spirit voices are also said to be heard even when there is no one residing in the hotel.
Ghost City Inn
Address: Main Street Box T, Jerome AZ
Price: from 160 USD
Star Rating: 3.5 Star
Travelers Review: 4.5 out of 5 (from 38 reviews)
3. Surgeon's House Bed & Breakfast
Located in the old historic town of Jerome, this hotel offers warm hospitality and three types of room options ranging from the Master Suite, Maid’s Suite and the Chauffeur’s Quarters. Formerly the hotel was the residential house of a town surgeon and this place is said to be haunted by many spirits. It was often the center of huge parties and it is rumored that till this day guests have experienced the sound of phantom music. It is also said that many visitors have seen the dance of a ghostly couple on one of the corridors. Although haunted, the spirits are said to cause no harm to guests or staff members. A friendly woman in a blue attire is often seen to pass by and a male spirit is sometimes seen carrying a leather doctor’s bag.
Surgeon's House Bed & Breakfast
Address: 100 Hill St, Jerome, AZ 86331, USA
Price: from 145 USD
4. The Mile High Grill And Inn
This hotel is located in the heart of Jerome and it is a perfect place for a romantic getaway. The rooms feature Victorian high ceilings, oil paintings, and cozy beds. Although beautiful, this hotel has also earned the reputation of being haunted. Guests have often experienced many paranormal activities during their stay. The spirit of Madam Jennie Banter is said to reside in her favorite Lariat and Lace Room, where she rearranges the furniture according to her choice of place. Staff members have often seen a spirit of an elderly man by the window of the room named Pillow Talk. A grumpy male ghost is also rumored seen turning the water faucets in the sink whenever he wants.
The Mile High Inn
Address: 309 Main Street, Jerome, AZ 86331
Price: from 85 USD
5. The Connor Hotel
This hotel is an ideal place to find artesian shops, luxurious accommodation, and the Spirit Room bar. This property is fully renovated with a sprinkler system, fire escape and adequate wiring for guests’ safety and security. However, it is also supposed to be one of the most haunted hotels in the city. A ghost of “Lady in Red” haunts room number 1. This ghost is said to have frightened a gentleman by lying on top of him. Room number 5 is also rumored to have experienced some eerie activities. The electrical gadgets in this room have been known to malfunction and sometimes the alarm goes off when the room is unoccupied. Ghosts of photographers are also said to haunt the stairs and sometimes spirits move around in the second-floor bathroom.
The Connor Hotel
Address: 160 Main Street, Jerome, AZ 86331
Price: from USD
Apart from hotels, some popular attractions in the town have also experienced paranormal activities.
6. The haunted Hamburger
Located in the small town of Jerome, this restaurant serves tasty delicacies. The menu comprises of munchies, graze, burgers and other platters. It also offers a wide selection of milkshakes, cocktails, local draft beer, wine and other beverages. Stories of many unseen ghosts in this property do the rounds. It is said that residential spirits have hammer stealing tendencies from the work site. Chefs are often pushed into a shelf, cans fly from one place to another, hot water faucets open at their will and doors are slammed on and off. It is also rumored that the spirit of a woman called Claire is seen spending time in the upstairs dining area with guests.
The Haunted Hamburger
Address: 410 Clark Street, Jerome, AZ 86331
Website: The Haunted Hamburger
7. Jerome Historical Society - Spook Hall
This hall is a perfect venue in the town that hosts craft shows, concerts, antique shows, exhibitions, and other public and private gatherings. This historical society has taken the pledge to protect and preserve the physical and natural history of Jerome for the enhancement of a better future. As the name suggests, the Spook Hall has experienced many unnatural events. You can be a part of the 14th Annual Ghost Walk which is scheduled for the month of October 2018. Fun and dramatic performances by some finest artists will reveal the ghost and historical stories of this town.
Jerome Historical Society - Spook Hall
Address: 407 Clark Street, Jerome, AZ 86331
Experience paranormal activities in Jerome
Hotels, building and many other places in Jerome are believed to be haunted. The town’s Community Hall and the abandoned shafts of the old Phelps Dodge Mine are believed to be haunted.
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