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1905 Basin Park Hotel

1905 Basin Park Hotel

12 Spring Street
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
72632 USA

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Eureka Springs AR is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, 1905 Basin Park Hotel. Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

THE HISTORY

The hotel was built on the site of the Perry House, a four-story home built in 1881 that was destroyed by fire in 1890. The limestone quarry nearby provided the rock for the exterior of the new hotel and the  Grand opening was in 1905.  Originally it had 100 rooms, elevator, electric lights, steam heat and telephones in the rooms.  In the 1940s, Joe Parkhill purchased the hotel with some investment capital from his uncle.  Eventually, Joe started serving illegal alcohol and had an illicit parlor gambling on one floor. One night in 1955, things changed for Joe. The Sheriff planned a raid on the Basin Park Hotel and Joe and several others were arrested. It wasn't long after that the Parkhills sold their interest in the hotel. The current owners purchased in 1997.

An interesting fact about the hotel is that every floor is ground level because it is built into the mountain.

 THE HAUNTINGS

There are stories of visitors seeing a blonde haired woman smiling but not looking very friendly. Also, a young girl is seen on the property. They offer an "Adventour" and share stories of the activity.

 

 

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This property, as part of our network, has been added for they may have history, validation or folk tales of having spirited activities. Please take caution in approaching and visiting these locations, since courtesy, respect, and caution should be a top priority in every Haunted Investigator's style. Also do realize, some of these places may have permanently closed, changed ownership and/or names, or just are not available for your visits. Please respect this.

We are not responsible for the accuracy of the information provided on this listing, but offer it as a first step in finding your next haunted travel destination. Please do confirm with the property before making any plans to visit. If you visit, tour or investigate this property (or any of our properties), we are not responsible or held liable for any outcomes, lack of evidence or injuries associated with your travels. This is only for entertainment purposes, and information provided is only as found in public domains (or as offered by the associated contributor (as a claimed property).

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Date added: Jan/24/2017 | Last time updated: Feb/04/2020
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