Sugarloaf Ski Resort Buys Seriously Haunted Maine Hotel
A few months ago, we told you how the Herbert Grand Hotel, located in the small town of Kingfield, was one of the most haunted hotels in the State of Maine. Actually, many people believe that the Herbert Grand Hotel is the MOST haunted hotel in Maine.
Now, it appears the storied hotel has new owners.
According to Maine Biz, Sugarloaf Ski Resort has purchased the century old hotel with the intent to turn in into worker housing. The ski resort reportedly entered an agreement to purchase the property in February of 2022. The deal was closed in early April of 2022. Terms of the sale were not announced.
The property has 26 guest rooms, common areas, and a small restaurant. The hope is that the hotel will be able to house approximately 40 of the resort's 700+ seasonal workers.
But... What about the hauntings?
The plot of land originally held a boarding house. When that boarding house burning down in 1871, the Kingfield House Hotel was built on its spot.
A few decades later, in 1917, the Herbert Grand Hotel was built by Herbert S. Wing, a local lawyer and politician. The hotel opened in 1918. It was, at the time, one of the most luxurious hotels in Maine. It had in-room telephone services and indoor plumbing.
For years, the hotel was a hotbed of shady activity including prostitution and a speak-easy during the prohibition era.
In recent years, it has become a lodging option for those wishing to ski and snowboard at Sugarloaf Mountain.
What about the hauntings?
Over there years, there have been plenty of stories people seeing strange things and apparitions. These include ghost children, shadow figures, and ghostly women.
People have even reported see objects move around the bar.
Much of the paranormal activity seems to be centered around Room 318. In fact, on the website, the owners refer to the 3rd floor room as "the haunted room".
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