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Avon Inn

Avon Inn

55 E Main St # 1, Avon, NY 14414
Avon, New York
14414 USA

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Avon, NY is home to one of the most haunted places in the state, Avon Inn.  Come Explore its mystery with Haunted Journeys.

The History

The Inn was built in 1820 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The Avon Inn has held a significant presence in the village of Avon for nearly 200 years. The Greek Revival structure was used as a residence by many families, each making changes and additions to fit their taste. Later, the building was used as an inn, accommodating visitors traveling on one of the only major east-west roads in western New York.

The story begins with Jonathan H. Gerry, a Massachusetts native who came to Avon around 1800. He bought what was then farmland, on the corner of East Main and Temple Streets, and built his home for his wife and six children. He planted corn on his farm for the making of brooms, however, it is believed that he was unable to completely finish the home before he died in 1848. He is buried in the Avon Cemetery. One of Mr. Gerry’s sons, Houghton, enlisted in the call to arms in 1862 under Captain Orange Sackett. His name is listed on the Soldier Monument in the Avon Village Park.

The Haunted

With such an incredible history, spiritual remnants will be left behind.  Such is with the Avon Inn.

One of the earliest documented ghostly experiences occurred in 1986. The son of the owner at the time, Mr.Chappo, claimed he was heading up the main stairs and was stopped because a little girl about 8-year-old, in period dress, caught his attention by starring down at him.

One of the most active areas of the inn is the kitchen and the dining room.  The inn's chef, Bob Porcelli, claims to have had a conversation with two ghostly residents of the Inn for several years. He said their names were George And Mary. Their pictures hung in the dining room for several years. 

Multitudes of guests have reported experiencing intense activity in these rooms. 

  • Room 121.  There is Room 121, where many have experienced rapping from the room's bathroom in intellectually responding to questions being asked. 
  • Room 122. And then, there's Room 122, where reports have been made of an apparition of a head & torso sticking through the door. 
  • Room 128. This room has had two separate guests report, several months apart, of the phantom of a coachman standing at the end of the bed in the room, fully-dressed with his work apparel. 
  • Room 120.  Poltergeist activity is found in Room 120, where items move on their own, accompanied by disembodied voices and impressionable gusts of cold air

There is no doubt, that this place is spectral.  Make sure to consider checking it out to by booking a room here... Or attending any one of their events! 

 

More Reads...

 

Haunted New York: Ghosts and Strange Phenomena of the Empire State (Haunted Series) by [Cheri Farnsworth]     Spooky New York: Tales Of Hauntings, Strange Happenings, And Other Local Lore Second Edition by S. E. Schlosser  (Author), Paul G. Hoffman (Illustrator)     Ghostly Gotham: New York City's Haunted History Paperback – June 1, 2002 by Lynda Lee Macken  (Author)


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Date added: Feb/19/2020 | Last time updated: May/28/2020
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