Balsams Grand Resort Hotel

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The early 1900s Balsams Grand Resort Hotel became an active haunt hot spot after renovations were made. Ghostly residents who reside here include a beautiful woman who sits in a chair just beyond the landing, a translucent naked man who stood at the foot of the bed of a guest in Room 120, and a trio of laughing elderly ladies.

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Geographic Information

Address:
1000 Cold Spring Road
Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, 03576
United States

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GPS:
44.8704367, -71.30716860000001
County:
Coos County, New Hampshire
Nearest Towns:
Colebrook, NH (9.4 mi.)
Errol, NH (10.3 mi.)
Columbia, NH (12.0 mi.)
Pittsburg, NH (13.1 mi.)
Beecher Falls, VT (13.7 mi.)
West Stewartstown, NH (13.9 mi.)
Canaan, VT (14.3 mi.)
Dummer, NH (18.7 mi.)
Upton, ME (19.0 mi.)
Stratford, NH (19.2 mi.)

Contact Information

Web:
http://www.thebalsams.com/

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  1. I worked at the Balsams for 5 years I worked as a waitress babysitter game room and the first Bell woman. I was told my first day that if I see anything like a ghost were told NEVER say anything at all. I can swear that what I am telling you is the truth as I was working in the game room I smelled a cigar so I went to tell the quest that smoking is only allowed in the sun room. Just than our security guard Al came threw to make sure I was ok and when I went to tell him about the guy, the guy was gone. It was the excat moment I realized the man I saw a owner who was in the painting in that room! The Captian’s room were it happened and it was Henry Hale. I had 2 quests called me when I was a bell person and demanded that they be given diiferent rooms because they saw ghosts. In room 215 is built over the stable and there is where a worker accidently got hung. A man in room 303 wanted to moved because he saw a woman’s ghost one to many times. Housekeepers would see impressions on the beds like someone is sitting there,or sees them. As a babysitter I would have time to kill before my job because I got done waitressing and instead of going home because lived a bit of distance, I wandered all over that place I can show you all the secreats. I would see ghosts in period clothing like a woman dressed in 1920 attire. A man who looks like he came from the 40-50’s I would hear laughter and hear things, I swear on my mother’s soul this is true..

  2. The summer of 1982, i was 12 years old. My father, grandmother, brother (age 11) and I took our summer vacation from Massachusetts to New Hampshire. I remember once we arrived to the Balsams, after the very long drive, how majestic the hotel looked surrounded by the mountains. As a young kid, I remember it vividly. I remember walking in, and everything looked old, or in period time, they even had the old-fashioned phones and the old elevator with cage-like closure and an attendant, which my brother and I thought were cool. As beautiful as this place was, it had an eeriness about it, almost like that feeling you get when you’re alone and walk into a dark basement. Anyway, we got to our adjoining rooms, my brother and I shared one room and my father and grandmother shared the other. Our first night, my brother chose the bed closest to the window, so I was left with the other. I remember falling asleep pretty quickly, and in the middle of the night, it felt like someone was jumping on the end of my bed. I didn’t open my eyes, but kept telling my brother to stop it. Then the whole bed began to shake,and I yelled, “STOP IT!”. Well, it stopped, I never opened my eyes, and fell back to sleep. The next morning, my dad comes in to wake us up. Of course, I tattled on my brother, telling my father that my brother was trying to wake me up by shaking/jumping on my bed. My brother said that he never even woke up, never mind jumping on my bed. Well, needless to say, I didn’t believe him, and my father told us to behave. The next night, I told my brother NOT to wake me up again, be he insisted that I was completely out of my mind, that he didn’t do it. Luckily, for the remainder of our stay, it didn’t happen again. After hearing other stories, I know now, what I experienced was a ghostly encounter. I wish I could remember what room we were in. All I can remember is that if we took a right, walking out of our suite, there was a spiral staircase going up, and there were rooms around it, almost circular. I know that I also had another experience when I decided to go to the movie theater by myself, TRON was playing, and no one was in the theater. When I was sitting there alone, along the sides, I kept seeing at least 1 person a few times, passing by, but no noise, when I would turn to get a better look, it was gone. It WAS scary in the theater. I would love to go back to Balsams now, just to see if this would happen again. The shaking of the bed REALLY scares me now! Glad I thought it was my brother back then. 🙂

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