Doe Run Inn

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At this historic hotel, there is a quirky ghost who has been seen on the stairway and in the dining room. What’s quirky about him? He loves to untie unsuspecting guests’ shoes!

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500 Doe Run Hotel Rd.
Brandenburg, KY 40108
United States

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37.949715471221054, -86.12986314303271
Meade County, Kentucky
Nearest Towns:
Doe Valley, KY (0.9 mi.)
Ekron, KY (3.0 mi.)
Brandenburg, KY (4.0 mi.)
Laconia, IN (6.2 mi.)
Mauckport, IN (6.5 mi.)
Muldraugh, KY (7.6 mi.)
Irvington, KY (9.7 mi.)
Fort Knox, KY (9.9 mi.)
West Point, KY (10.7 mi.)
Radcliff, KY (12.4 mi.)

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  1. I lived in Meade County and after moving away, had the opportunity to spend a night with my cousin at Doe Run Inn. I had heard it was haunted when I was a teenager, but no one I knew who had worked there ever saw a “ghost”. My cousin and I woke up after midnight to the sound of someone stomping up the stairs. We thought it was one of our boys that were staying across the hall, so I jumped up to scold them and get them back to bed. When I opened my door the stairway lights were out and everything was pitch black. I went across the hall and opened our children’s room door and found them asleep. i ran back across the hall to get my cousin, telling her something was strange. We turned on all our lights and started getting dressed. We couldn’t find our shoes! Anywhere! We both were completely frightened by this point and went to the boys’ room and laid on the floor beside their beds trying to sleep for the rest of the night. The children never woke up through the night. In the morning we got them up and got ready to get out of there. Except we couldn’t find their shoes either! I went downstairs barefoot to ask the manager (employees didn’t stay there at night then) if anyone had seen any shoes and he looked at me funny and said ” we found 5 pairs of shoes in the freezer this morning when the cook started fixing breakfast. Looks like our ghost was busy” . I think the ghost was disturbed that our shoes were slip on and the boys were Velcro straps! We had a great breakfast and plenty to talk about as we left!

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