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Bracken Fern Manor

Bracken Fern Manor

815 Arrowhead Villa Road
Lake Arrowhead, California
92352 USA

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Lake Arrowhead CA is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Bracken Fern Manor. Come explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.


Mobster Bugsy Siegel built Braken Fern Manor as part of an exclusive members-only gambling club/resort in the 1930s. Bugsy came up with the idea after recognizing that Lake Arrowhead was becoming a playground for the Hollywood elite. The building that now houses Bracken Fern Manor was known as "The Market" when Bugsy operated the property. It contained a soda fountain and a butcher shop on its bottom floor, an icehouse in its basement area, and on the top floor was "The Crib," a brothel where starlet hopefuls were employed to "entertain" his guests. Last renovated in 1994, it is now a charming inn.


Several spirits are said to still be at the Bracken Fern Manor. One story is of a caretaker who was rumored to have been thrown from a third-story window.

Another restless spirit is called Violet. She was a prostitute to fell in love with one of her regular customers. The story says Bugsy and his mob buddies murdered her lover and she was unable to deal with his death and took her own life. They call her "Violet" because of the scent of violet perfume throughout the inn. She has also been seen roaming the grounds and the former brothel, especially the second floor where her room was.

There is also a spirit of a little boy. It is unclear whether it was the son of a former prostitute that was trampled by a team of horses or another story says he was killed by a car in the front of the inn. He supposedly haunts the wine cellar of the Bracken Fern Manor and it is said his footprints have been captured on a video.

An apparition of a Native American woman is seen in the woods that surround the manor. Apparitions, shadow figures, disembodied voices, lights turning on and off, doors slamming, footsteps running, laughter and women wailing are just a few of the things experienced by guests and staff. There is so much reported activity that "Ghost Adventures" investigated this location.







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Date added: Jan/24/2017 | Last time updated: Mar/10/2020

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