Best Western Hotel Chequamegon

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The apparition of a tall man wearing a top hat has been seen in the hallways of the hotel. The scent of perfume has been reported in many rooms of the hotel, and the spectre of a man has been seen in the hotel bar. Disembodied footsteps and ghostly voices have also been reported in the hotel.

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101 Lake Shore Drive West
Ashland, WI
United States

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46.592656, -90.88491899999997
Ashland County, Wisconsin
Nearest Towns:
Ashland, WI (0.1 mi.)
Washburn, WI (5.6 mi.)
Odanah, WI (9.0 mi.)
Marengo, WI (12.2 mi.)
Mason, WI (13.7 mi.)
Bayfield, WI (15.4 mi.)
Grand View, WI (18.8 mi.)
Cornucopia, WI (20.8 mi.)
Mellen, WI (21.3 mi.)
Saxon, WI (23.4 mi.)


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  1. My friends mom who worked housekeeping at Best Western a couple years ago had in an encounter in one of the rooms on the third floor. Pillows would be thrown across the room by an unseen entity. While she would be making the beds her hair would be pulled also. Because I live in Ashland, WI I walk around town pretty often I was walking back from the marina behind Best Western and I saw someone standing in one of the rooms windows and then just disappear.. Rumor has it that the original owners daughter Molly had jumped to her death from the third floor of the building.

  2. I worked here, I seen the tall man in a black top hat. It was not unusual for guests to walk in the back doors into the halls to their room, so I really thought nothing of it, but this man did not turn towards me, he went in the hall door from outside and straight into the last room at the end of the hall. I was standing near the computer that had complete outline of rooms and what rooms were and were not rented and found that room to be unrented for the night.
    Wondering if it may have been a mistake and/or someone received a card key that shouldn’t have, I started down the hall to only make it half way when the hair on my arms and the back of my neck stood on end……..needless to say, I went back to the front desk, sat on a bar stool type chair and watched down that hallway till I was relieved for the night by the nightshift person.
    I had multiple eerie and strange occurrences in this hotel and the gal above is correct…..a third floor room had MANY occurrences take place.

    One gal who rents the third floor room said she got up in the middle of the night for a restroom break and when going back to bed, just got finished getting comfortable and felt something sit next to her on the bed.

    One time a couple of the gals that cleaned rooms at the Hotel C came down to the front desk to let myself and the manager at the time know the room in questions closet light would turn off for them, but immediately turn back on when they left the room………we both went up, found light on, turned it off and left, went back in for a peek and sure enough….we all decided to leave the light on…..whatever was going on could keep going on…..I know it may seem funny, but it bugged me from time to time and ANY time I would go up to that room to check the light in the closet it was on.

    I had a bartender that hated being alone during close and would sit with her n wait for her to just finish lights or such and on many of those occasions we heard the sound of a glass cup with ice in swirling around……..if you don’t know what that sounds like take a glass jar and put a few pieces of ice and maybe half filled with water in and swish slow. But that was not all, we also smelled cigar smoke down there a few times and there is NO smoking in the Hotel C.

    Beautiful but very haunted.

  3. Definitely haunted. We took our kids on a family trip to Bayfield. We were able to get a room there for free, due to frequent points. We stayed on the 2nd floor. At 3 am, i was still not really able to sleep. Suddenly i heard someone whisper my name very clearly. At first, i thought it was my husband. But when i lifted my head and looked over at him, i saw he was sound asleep. That’s when i felt the hair on my arms stand up, and a “thickness” in the room. It was so extreme, that the next day i looked the hotel up with the word “haunted”. That’s when i saw itvwas listed one of the top 10 haunted hotels in WI. Absolutely beautiful hotel! But definitely haunted.

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