Though it photographs well, this place made me immediately think of the movie The Shining. It creeped me out instantly. Once we found our campground, nestled about 1/4 mile from this little gem, Christopher googled it after I kept saying it looked haunted...
Built in 1864, operating as a luxury resort and sanitorium because of its natural thermal spring lakes on the property. In later years, after a fire, the hotel operated as a resort, nurses training facility, flight school during WWII and insane asylum. During a winter typhoid epidemic, the building was used to store infected bodies until the ground was thawed enough to bury them. In 1991 it was entirely abandoned. The building sat vacant for over 15 years because of the many tales of hauntings by old vacationers, a nurse who was scalded to death in the lake, and a gardener who committed suicide on the property. Some say there is an original piano in the building that continues to play by itself on the third floor...
Today the building operates as a bed and breakfast. .... nope. No thanks. ☺️ I knew it was scary!
My other half 🧡. Or, to be more specific, I’m a perfectly whole and complete being on my own, but he is the perfect other half of this unified partnership; the practicality to my daydreamy head-in-the-clouds, the balance of openness to my extreme introversion, and the deep roots of Home to my wandering soul. He is headed to Rwanda in a few days, and our little tribe is going to miss him deeply during the next two weeks for all he does for us and all he is to us...but we will be cheering and praying him on as he goes to bless and learn from a part of the Church on the other side of the world! ✨
6 9015 February, 2019
A child can teach an adult three things:
To be happy for no reason; to always be busy with something; and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires. -Paulo Coelho 🖤