Hartness House Inn

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Builder James Hartness was an inventor who worked with machines and tools, and he built a system of underground tunnels in which to work uninterrupted. His underground rooms included a library, workshop, lavatory, study and lounge. Witnesses say something supernatural here causes objects to disappear and show up in another place, and electricity goes off for no reason.

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30 Orchard St
Springfield, VT 05156
United States

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43.3014719, -72.47772989999999
Windsor County, Vermont
Nearest Towns:
Springfield, VT (0.3 mi.)
North Springfield, VT (3.2 mi.)
Charlestown, NH (5.1 mi.)
Perkinsville, VT (5.3 mi.)
Chester, VT (6.5 mi.)
Rockingham, VT (7.9 mi.)
Ascutney, VT (8.1 mi.)
Claremont, NH (8.4 mi.)
Cavendish, VT (8.6 mi.)
Proctorsville, VT (9.8 mi.)

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  1. Elizabeth graham  |  

    So, years ago my grandparents were staying in the hartness house inn. I decided to visit them for a bit. While chilling, realxing . In the hall I hear babies crying and dogs barking…. never went back again

  2. Ashley Swierczynski  |  

    I grew up going to the Hartness House for lunches with my grandparents. In 2004 I worked for a summer waitressing breakfast and doing housekeeping- yes I enjoyed it! The house never creeped me out but I always had the feeling of being watched but in a positive way, nothing negative, observed rather. The strangest event that happened to me was one day during the summer of 2004 I arrived at work and was told there simply wasn’t any electricity? It disappeared for one hour, no explanation. The fuses were all checked and reset but nothing could reset it and breakfast was about to happen! As sudden as the electric went it returned.
    I’m so pleased the place is still going strong! I’ll certainly visit next time I’m in town 🙂

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