The Springville Inn
The Springville Inn caters to four very special and unique
residents who have watched over the Inn for almost 100 years.
demanding or critical, they never offer their opinion on how
country inn, they are not malevolent, they do not disturb the
and their enjoyment is not derived from scaring people.
there is a
definite presence about them. These bodiless, ethereal and
creatures are The Ghosts of The Springville Inn.
For nearly 100 years, The Springville Inn has been a
history and has stood the test of time as she has
Springville as one of the old guards to the High Sierra -
National Monument by Presidential order.
Our ghosts predominately inhabit the original 1911 main
known as the Wilkinson Hotel. They have never been seen or
felt in the hotel which was added on in 1972. Nor, have there
experiences with them in the Grill Room which was added on to
building in 1979. They exist as they have throughout the
years in the main building, known as the Wilkinson Hotel in
Local historian, Jeff Edwards, has told us that there was
morgue in Springville, so upon ones untimely demise, their
placed in the upstairs rooms of the hotel on ice to await
stagecoach or train to Porterville.
We can only speculate as to the true identity of our four
historical records are vague and incomplete. We do not know
names but we refer to them lovingly as the Young Man who looks
to be a handsome logger in his twenties who was likely working
one of the
numerous mills of Mountain Home. The Little Girl who looks to
be near eight years of age is appropriately clothed in a
dress. The Woman, beautiful and elegant with flowing blonde
hair in a long dress is seen floating on the balcony
Penthouse or wandering the second floor hallways in the main
Old Man, who seems to keep to himself in the kitchen with a
eye has the most frequent contact with past and present
generally only appears in the main kitchen of the Inn or the
service kitchen. He is usually seen staring up or down into
joining the two kitchens. He is not shy as he frequently makes
by our chefs and kitchen staff.
According to sightings throughout the past and present, the
fluidly with purpose around the bar and up what was the
staircase which brought guests from the lobby straight
entered the building. He is known to be a flirt with a habit of
brushing up against women to make his presence known. He is
to be a
logger who was shot outside the Inn, in the streets of
According to legend, guests carried him into the Hotel where
death. Occasionally he has been seen walking hand-in hand with
Little Girl, but not recently or by any current staff members.
Numerous employees and guests of the Inn have experienced
of whom appreciate their wanderings and some whom would rather
encounter with them. A past employee washing dishes in the
after witnessing the Little Girl watching her in the
mirror which hung in the dishwashing area. The owners quickly
mirror. The Little Girl has not been seen since.
Do you believe in Ghosts? Spend some time at the Inn and
one of our eternal guests...