Madrona Manor

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Alleged to be haunted by the ghost of an older lady dressed in black (possibly the original owner) and the ghost of a young girl whose origin is unknown. Guests claim that there belongings are often moved and many report feeling a presence. Some claim that Room 101 is especially active.

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1001 Westside Rd
Healdsburg, CA 95448
United States

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38.60455899999999, -122.88661200000001
Sonoma County, California
Nearest Towns:
Healdsburg, CA (1.0 mi.)
Windsor, CA (5.5 mi.)
Geyserville, CA (7.2 mi.)
Forestville, CA (9.1 mi.)
Guerneville, CA (9.2 mi.)
Larkfield-Wikiup, CA (9.7 mi.)
Fulton, CA (9.8 mi.)
Graton, CA (11.7 mi.)
Monte Rio, CA (11.7 mi.)
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  1. I have worked for almost 25 years at Madrona Manor. The owner, Carol Muir told me that she enjoyed perpetuating the claim that the property was haunted. What she also mentioned is that no one ever died here. Not past owners or guests. The new owners have to tried to right this wrong but the story keeps going. I’m would think for the sake of honesty, you would want to know the truth.

    Have a great day.

    • Carrie: It says on the Madrona web site that the manor was built in 1881. Given the age of the structure and the fact that prior to1930 not too many people went or desired to a hospital to die. Based on that alone, I would say that it is not correct that no one has died in the Madrona manor. On the contrary, during the late 19th and early parts of the 20th century it was preferred to pass away at home under the attendance of the local Doctor and family members. Not sure about the ghost part as I have never had the pleasure of a visit.

      • Most areas back then kept a book of death literally a book with names and they would cross them out and put down deceased. I’m sure someone there must know of the book keeping.

  2. I was around 12 years old when I visited there (my father was considering buying it). It was vacant (30 + years ago). I couldn’t hardly stand the place, wind blowing the door open, leaves inside everywhere, the feeling of not just simply vacant but a suffocating dread. I hear it’s an amazing place now, maybe it was just part of being a kid but I don’t think so… I know for a FACT a house on the corner of Tucker St. in Healdsburg is haunted~ first hand experiences as well as a clover grove and another house near by all private property residences.

  3. Stayed there for a beautiful long weekend a few years ago! Such a pretty place, it did not feel haunted to me at all. We stayed in the Carriage house but did have our breakfast in the house. Did not feel anything but a great appreciation for it’s beauty!\

  4. I had a wonderful dinner there and It seemed very relaxing. I do feel maybe something may be there or maybe it is just the house itself full of life. I love this property.

  5. The late fake psychic Sylvia Browne allegedly had a seance at the Madrona back in the late 70s. Being the highly deceitful drama queen that Browne was, she claimed that she made contact with the original owner of the manor, a woman dressed in dark 19th century clothing, and that the spirit was resentful of people “trespassing” on her land and inside her home. Yeah, how original is that claim from the “spirit world.” Sylvia Browne’s best buddy author Antoniette May, wrote some bogus story in one of her books about California hauntings, bearing recognition to Browne’s phoney seance. The fact remains that there is absolutely no scientific evidence of ghosts, spirits and the paranormal. It just does not exist. It only makes for spine-tingly story telling time and nothing more. You don’t need to be a university superstar scholar to have a good command of common sense and strong critical thinking skills. Always be highly skeptical of any extrodinary claims made.

    • Josh H. you are so pompous to criticize paranormal happenings. I have experienced ghosts since I was 6 years old. Truth is always stranger than fiction, keep that in mind Josh before opening your mouth and inserting foot!

  6. I currently work here at the Madrona Manor as the overnight front desk agent. I can’t confirm how many people or if any have died here. I have had experiences with the spirits here. It usually happens between 2 and 3am. The dining room lights will turn on and off on thier own. Occasionally, I have heard the French doors leading towards the dining room and kitchen area open on thier own. One night as I was by the stairway, I felt a cold breeze fly by me and then heard footsteps of someone walking up the stairs. I like to think it is Hannah but don’t know for sure. I haven’t really been able to get a good look at her just quick glance at her. 101 we believe was her room and some guest to report weird things happening in there or hearing a woman’s voice. A lot of nights, I have felt like someone was watching me and I would look and see a black shadow go by real quick. I haven’t seen or heard of little girl or know of anyone named Elsie. I do believe their is male presence in the house as well though. I’ve heard whispers to what sounds to me like a man’s voice. I hear it mostly in the Carrige House. They are nice spirits though, you don’t bother them, they don’t bother you.

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