Haunted Places in Buena Vista, Colorado



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    Antero Hot Spring Cabins

    Nathrop, Colorado

    7.9 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    We stayed in the Cottonwood Cabin on my 40th birthday. After I fell asleep in the downstairs bedroom, I felt someone touch my shoulder. My boyfriend had fallen asleep on the couch upstairs so I thought it was him, but when I woke up and looked there was no one ...


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    Highline Cafe and Saloon - Mountain Muffin

    Hartsel, Colorado

    10.4 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Formerly Mountain Muffin Restaurant, the Highline Cafe and Saloon building was an ice cream parlor in the 1900s. Its back room is rumored to have been the setting for a hanging suicide long ago. So the story goes, a man killed another man over a love triangle, and then hanged ...


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    Twin Lakes Inn

    Twin Lakes, Colorado

    21.4 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    This historic inn was formerly a stage stop and a brothel, and is rumoured to be haunted. Apparitions include a disembodied pair of hands, a bordello madam in a pink dress and a cowboy who leans against doorways. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Fairplay Valiton Hotel

    Fairplay, Colorado

    27.3 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    This hotel is said to be the home of Julia. One report says she killed herself here after losing her baby; another says she committed suicide after turning down a marriage proposal. Julia's Room is said to be one of the most haunted places here. She also has been witnessed ...


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    Alps Motel

    Leadville, Colorado

    29 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    It is said that this motel is haunted, as is evidenced by drastic changes in temperature and a pervasive feeling of dread.


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    Poncha Pass

    Salida, Colorado

    29.1 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Poncha Pass has a tract of land with a dugout cabin, corral and little gold mine. It's owned by the Boy Scouts and is used for their Rocky Mountain High Adventure base. The dugout is said to be haunted, as moans and murmurs are heard coming from it in the ...


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    Delaware Hotel

    Leadville, Colorado

    29.5 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    A painter, restoring one of the hotel's hallways, felt numerous cold spots. It is said that the spirit of Mary Coffey, who was shot in the back and paralysed by her husband in their room at the hotel in 1889 still resides here. The vision of a woman ...


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    The Schwartz Hotel

    Fairplay, Colorado

    30.7 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    This 1890s-era hotel building is now said to be privately owned, so please respect the owners' privacy. Folks say that they've seen strange lights and had eerie feelings as they walked past this building, and according to local legend there are at least three ghosts here. A father and son ...


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    Hotel Jerome

    Aspen, Colorado

    44.1 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Reportedly haunted by the ghost of a boy who drowned in the swimming pool, a maid who died after falling into the ice covered pond and falling ill and other random hauntings. If you want to try your luck at a haunted room, pick 310, this is reportedly a ...


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    The Prospector Restaurant

    Breckenridge, Colorado

    44.4 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    This former boarding house is now an old-fashioned restaurant, and is haunted by a female presence known to staff and diners as 'Sylvia'. She is somewhat hostile towards females, but warmer towards males. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Gold Pan

    Breckenridge, Colorado

    44.5 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Although this 1870's saloon is now home to a bustling restaurant and bar, much of the paranormal activity reported in this building is confined to the upper floor, where tenants of several rented rooms have reported the spirits of a woman and a miner. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Pioneer Park - Henry Webber House

    Aspen, Colorado

    44.5 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    The Henry Webber House is said to be haunted by Harriet Webber, the wife of the home's builder. She reportedly died in 1881, interestingly enough four years before the house was built, of accidental strychnine poisoning.


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    The Historic Brown Hotel

    Breckenridge, Colorado

    44.6 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    According to local legend, in around 1900 a lady of the night named Ms. Whitney decided to use the hotel for her business. The owner was not happy with her plan -- he allegedly murdered her. Her ghost is said to remain on the premises, seen often in the women's ...


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    Crested Butte Cemetery

    Crested Butte, Colorado

    45.5 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    An allegedly dirty and stinky but friendly hitchhiking ghost is said to come from the cemetery looking for passersby to give him a ride to Gothic. He's seen along the mountain near dawn, and isn't familiar with modern cars. He has been known to ask drivers “What do you call ...


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    Costello Street Coffee House

    Florissant, Colorado

    45.9 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    The 1886 Costello Street Coffee House, once a private home, is purported to house the ghost of former owner James Costello, who passed away there. Costello's wife Catherine also died here when her dress caught fire. The restaurant's ghosts are said to turn lights on, play with animated holiday figures, ...


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    Dogwood Cocktail Cabin

    Crested Butte, Colorado

    46 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Before Dogwood Cocktail Cabin was a lounge, it was an actual cabin where miners once lived--and some still do. The ghosts of deceased miners are said to show up as anomalies on photographs taken inside.


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    The Slogar

    Crested Butte, Colorado

    46.1 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Slogar’s is locally famous for its fried chicken--and its ghosts. Witnesses have seen apparitions of saloon girls in big skirts late at night.


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    Elk Mountain Lodge

    Crested Butte, Colorado

    46.1 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    The 1919 hotel was originally built for miners, and was used as such until the Big Mine closed in 1952. It changed hands and became the Elk Mountain Lodge. It still has the original coal stove and buttresses, and it's said to be haunted by the spirits of those who ...


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    Forest Queen Hotel

    Crested Butte, Colorado

    46.1 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Forest Queen Hotel has a ghost named Elizabeth who stayed here long ago. According to local lore, she fell in love with a shady gambler and gave him her life's savings, after which he skipped town, leaving her broke. The distraught Elizabeth killed herself by jumping out the hotel window ...


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    Western State College - Robidoux Hall

    Gunnison, Colorado

    47.1 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    The third floor of Roubidoux Hall at Western State College has a ghost, that of a man who died of smoke inhalation during a fire several years ago. Students have seen his apparition at the side of their bed at night, and have found the doors locked from the outside, ...


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    Columbine Victorian Hotel

    Gunnison, Colorado

    47.6 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    This hotel was built at the turn of the twentieth century, and served as living quarters for railroad executives. In Room #009, a suicide took place several years ago. Guests have reported hearing a knock on the door, only to find the hallway empty. Other have reportedly heard ghostly ...


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    Outlaws and Law Men Jail Museum

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    51.5 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Housed in a 1901 jail, the museum is rumored to be haunted by many apparitions, including a little girl, former prisoners, a former male jailer, and a former female jailer named Rosie.


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    Palace Hotel and Casino

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    51.7 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Although reports say it may no longer be open as a hotel, this Old West hotel and casino has been featured on the History Channel. It is said that Miss Kitty, the wife of hotel owner Dr. Chambers, passed away in Room 3, but she still turns down the beds ...


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    Bronco Billy's Casino

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    51.8 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Guests and visitors to the casino have seen the apparition of a young girl on the staircase of the building, as well as looking out the windows down into the street. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    The Hotel St. Nicholas

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    51.8 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    The spirits at this historic hotel are said to be friendly, but mischievous. Two of the most often seen ghosts are Petey and a gold miner. Petey is the ghost of a young boy who may have been in the care of the Sisters of Mercy for whom this building ...


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    Imperial Hotel and Restaurant

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    51.8 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Folks say strange things happen in these parts, such as a ghostly man who falls down the stairs or the apparition of a lady in 1800s dress.


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    Colorado Grande Casino

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    51.8 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Built in 1896, the Colorado Grande Casino and Hotel is believed to be haunted by a ghost called Maggie, an rose-scented Irish woman in turn-of-the-century clothes. Her apparition sometimes shows up playing slot machines with a male ghost, or else simply appears as a blue light. Another ghost, that of ...


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    Last Dollar Inn

    Cripple Creek, Colorado

    51.9 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    This historic inn was the first in the township of Cripple Creek, and is believed to be haunted by the ghost of a miner who frequented the inn back when it was a gambling parlour. It is believed that he died in a fight on the upper floor of the ...


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    Victor Hotel

    Victor, Colorado

    54.1 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    This 1899 building was originally a bank, but it also was a storage area for the bodies of those who died during the winter when the ground was too hard for burial. Now that it is a hotel, the haunts have come to stay. The 4th floor, where the bodies ...


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    Museum of Colorado Prisons

    Cañon City, Colorado

    55.2 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    The Museum of Colorado Prisons is rumored to have some lingering spirits. Cold spots and a phantom tobacco smell have been reported in the old laundry room, and Cell 19 is said to be haunted by a female prisoner who passed away there. Photographs have shown ghost orbs and the ...


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    St. Cloud Hotel

    Cañon City, Colorado

    55.6 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Reported to be vacant and in disrepair, this 1888 hotel building is said to be the home of some playful ghosts. Past guests have seen the ghost of a young girl playing with a ball in the hallways. It's said that the ghosts liked to play tricks on the guests ...


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    Ute Inn Bar and Grill

    Woodland Park, Colorado

    58.8 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Haunted by the original owner Bert Berdstrum and his friend and original bar manager a man by the name Dutch. Also said to haunt the establishment are the ghost of two women. Reports of what felt like hair being slightly braised, smells of a woman's perfume when no customers wearing perfume ...


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    Silver Cliff Cemetery Ghost Lights

    Silver Cliff, Colorado

    62.1 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Silver Cliff Cemetery, around since the early 1880s, is known for its mysterious dancing lights. The blue or white lights or spheres float through the graveyard and sometimes even bounce on the gravestones. The phenomenon was first noted by some miners who had gone through the cemetery as a shortcut; ...


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    Osgood Castle - Redstone Castle

    Carbondale, Colorado

    63.8 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Folks say the ghost of the owner, John C. Osgood, still lingers on the property. Also lingering is the smell of his ghostly cigar smoke, which is how the caretaker detected the ghost's presence when no one else was on the property.


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    Rose Street Bed and Breakfast

    Georgetown, Colorado

    63.9 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Guests at this historic bed and breakfast claim to have seen the apparition of a woman standing on the landing, while others claim to have heard sobs coming from disused rooms. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hamill House Museum

    Georgetown, Colorado

    63.9 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    This house dates back to 1867 and is one of the oldest in Georgetown, Colorado, a once-wealthy town known as the "Silver Queen of Colorado." The Hamill family made its fortune in the local silver-mining business. This house was considered one of the finest in the area, but ...


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    Cafe Prague - Troias

    Georgetown, Colorado

    64 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    This historic saloon is now a quaint Italian restaurant called "Troias" (previously it was "Cafe Prague"), but is allegedly haunted by a man who was hanged after shooting his opponent during a poker game. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Hotel de Paris Museum

    Georgetown, Colorado

    64.1 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Visitors and staff to this 1875 hotel museum have reported an eerie presence, cold spots and the smell of cigarette smoke, even though smoking his banned on the premises. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Brook Forest Inn

    Evergreen, Colorado

    64.8 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    At this inn originally built in the early 1900s, many ghosts are said to walk. The top floor is home to two: Jessica, a chambermaid who was murdered by her stable-hand lover, and the stable hand himself, who committed suicide after committing the dastardly deed. On the second floor lives ...


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    Miramont Castle Museum

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    65 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Ghosts reported at this 40-room Victorian castle are thought to be those of the Francolon family, and include a woman in a black dress who shows up as a reflection, a man, and a little girl. The place was used as a sanitarium for several years as well.


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    Mushroom Monday

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    65.2 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Mushroom Monday is a shop that is believed to be haunted by the spirit of an elderly man. His apparition, seen by customers and staff alike, lingers near a small fountain. Interestingly, the friendly ghost appears from the shins up, as if his ankles and feet are resting on a ...


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    The Cliff House at Pikes Peak

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    65.3 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    This beautiful historic hotel was erected during the gold rush era, and is rumoured to be numerous spirits from bygone days. Disembodied footsteps and ghostly voices have been heard, and a white apparition has been seen drifting the hallways late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Peacock Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    65.4 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    This 1892 bed and breakfast inn is no longer in operation, but was formerly a bordello. Spectres reported here include a ghostly woman trying on jewellery, and a horde of ghosts who have been heard on the back staircase late at night. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Avenue Hotel Bed and Breakfast

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    65.4 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Built as a boarding house during 1886, this quaint bed and breakfast inn is haunted by a trio of young children and a coachman who resided here during the gold rush era. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Briarhurst Manor Estate

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    66.1 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Built in 1874, Briarhurst Manor Estate is said to be haunted by ghosts who send vases hurtling throught the air and set silverware dancing on plates. Ghost children have been seen running and bouncing a ball, and in the master bedroom, the motion detector is set off by something not ...


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    Craftwood Inn

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    66.1 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    This 1912 inn houses a secret room, which is believed to be haunted by a pioneer settler. An eerie presence also roams the halls of the building, occasionally scaring guests and staff alike. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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    Bed and Breakfast at Historic Onaledge

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    66.1 miles from Buena Vista, CO


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    Gold Camp Tunnels

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    66.2 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Gold Camp Road, as children we are told to stay away. As teenagers we become curious and try to investigate. As adults, we know to be wary. I have lived in Colorado Springs my whole life and I have always known of the secret behind Gold Camp Road. Legend has it ...


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    Helen Hunt Falls

    Colorado Springs, Colorado

    66.2 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    Helen Hunt Falls, on Cheyenne Creek in the North Cheyenne Cañon Park, is named for Helen Maria Hunt Jackson (1830–1885), a poet, writer and activist on behalf of Native Americans. The falls are said to be haunted by the spirits of many people who have lost their lives here. Psychics ...


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    Red Crags Bed and Breakfast Inn

    Manitou Springs, Colorado

    66.3 miles from Buena Vista, CO

    This historic manor house is located on a hill near the town, and is believe to be haunt by a young girl in a green dress who stands at the end of guests beds. (Submitted by Callum Swift)


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