Gunn House Hotel

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This 1850’s inn was formerly the county hospital and a boarding house, and is rumoured to be the most haunted place in town to stay. In Room #011, guests staying the night have awoken to find an unseen entity rearranging the furniture in the room, and have also heard a sound similar to the rattling of coins. In Room #010, a man was reportedly turfed out of bed by a violent entity, which had no intention of letting him stay the night. In other rooms, a ghost has been known to hop into bed with couples, while others have reportedly felt the sensation of being watched. However, the most haunted is Room #012, where guests have opened their door to a terrifying apparition and seen a man in an old-fashioned suit standing at the end of their four poster. However, if you thought the hauntings were confined to just guest suites, think again. The apparition of a matronly lady has materialised in the fireplace of the parlour room on several occasions, while a shadow apparition has been known to appear on the stairs.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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286 South Washington Street
Sonora, CA
United States

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37.9812775, -120.38235650000001
Tuolumne County, California
Nearest Towns:
Sonora, CA (0.2 mi.)
East Sonora, CA (1.2 mi.)
Jamestown, CA (2.9 mi.)
Columbia, CA (3.9 mi.)
Tuttletown, CA (4.3 mi.)
Mono Vista, CA (6.2 mi.)
Soulsbyville, CA (6.5 mi.)
Tuolumne City, CA (7.8 mi.)
Chinese Camp, CA (8.1 mi.)
Cedar Ridge, CA (8.2 mi.)


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  1. Melanie Refuerzo  |  

    One time i was at the hotel and on my first night i felt like this feeling of being watched.I was in room 17.The second night i felt better.

  2. Just stayed in Room #6, Nothing to really report. A breaker did blow up when I turned on the TV, but that was all. Although they do have a creepy old style wheel chair outside of the room laundry room.

  3. Patricia Ramirez  |  

    I was in town for work and stayed in room 12, the gentleman was honest and very friendly.
    I asked if the rooms were haunted and he said “people Have said they, however co worker and i still stayed in two different rooms. 10 and 12. Yes it is haunted. I heard a woman’s laugh and later felt a cold breeze. My windows were shut. I prayed and slept very comfortable. Will I stay there again. I don’t know.

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