Napa River Inn

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The building dates back to 1885, and was once a working mill. Captain Albert Hatt, Jr. hung himself in what is now a bakery, back in 1912. His wife, who also died there, has been seen roaming the hallways above. And a story in the local newspaper reports that a few hotel guests ran into former mill owner Robert Keig, who died in 1975.

Elevator goes up and down with nobody on it. Rooms 207 and 208 are the hot spots people hear sounds of the old mill, doors opening and closing but no one there.

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500 Main St
Napa, CA
United States

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38.2964167, -122.28269840000002
Napa County, California
Nearest Towns:
Napa, CA (0.2 mi.)
Green Valley, CA (7.2 mi.)
Yountville, CA (8.4 mi.)
American Canyon, CA (8.5 mi.)
Sonoma, CA (9.5 mi.)
Boyes Hot Springs, CA (10.9 mi.)
Fetters Hot Springs-Agua Caliente, CA (11.2 mi.)
El Verano, CA (11.3 mi.)
Temelec, CA (11.6 mi.)
Oakville, CA (11.7 mi.)


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  1. stayed in this hotel in 2011 in room 20? can’t remember but in the middle of the night I heard someone breathing right beside my head and it wasn’t my husband, he was on the other side. It was very restful breath sounds like someone sleeping. It really didn’t alarm me, I figured it must be some vent or something that I would make sense of in the morning. When we told the front desk at checkout they said, didn’t you know this place is haunted…..

  2. Back in my early 20s my girlfriend (now wife)booked us a Napa Valley train ride and a night at Napa River Inn. Neither of us knew it was supposedly haunted. After the train ride we made it back to our hotel. It was late and we were tipsy and finally went to bed. I woke up to some noises I thought to be someone outside in the hall and door closing. I immediately had the earliest and scary feeling as if something was in the room with me. We had left a bathroom light on so I could see and I looked over thinking maybe it was my GF. She was fast asleep slightly snoring. For whatever reason I quickly opened the door and Immediately the sound stopped. Noone in the hall.(we were at the very end of the hall upstairs). I thought maybe someone was outside (at 2 in the morning???) I looked out the window, searched the room…nothing…BUT the eerie scary feeling of something present was still there. Now my Grandma was very religious and used to tell me that if a ghost(for her a demon) were to visit to pray and say ” in the name of Jesus Christ my lord and Savior begone.” So. I DID JUST THAT as I climbed terrified back into bed. I immediately felt better and went back to sleep. The next morning I chalcked it up to being tipsy and an old hotel. We were eating breakfast when my GF started laughing and asked me if I remembered what my grandma had told me about what to say about ghosts? I was all of a sudden listening intently and taken aback. Why? She laughed and said it was nothing. I asked again and she told me about waking up last night to sounds in hall, doors and what seemed to be someone in our room. She thought it was me at first but when she looked I was fast asleep. She said she was scared out of her mind and felt an evil prescence (which she never has before or after). She tried to wake me up but I was passed out! So she said outloud what I had told her my Grandma had said to say. “In the name of Jesus lord and savior begone” Immediately she said the evil felling lifted and she went back to sleep. It was at 200 am. I was dumbfounded. I told her my same exact experience at the same time of night. Neither of us could wake up the other during our experience. At about this time our waitress had overheard and nonchalantly said..”oh yes, didnt you know this place was haunted. ” We paid, left and never went back to that hotel.

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