University Inn

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People who love ghost tales will love the University Inn in Gooding, Idaho. University Inn is the sole remaining structure of the failed Gooding College, built in 1917. The building was the men’s dormitory. The Gooding College suffered financial losses during the Great Depression that resulted in the school’s closure. The state of Idaho converted the dormitory into a treatment facility for people with tuberculosis. In 1976, the institution closed. It is now run as a local hotel.

Local paranormal groups have investigated the hotel and enough unexplainable occurrences have been reported to convince more than a few that the building is haunted by its former inhabitants.

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301 University Ave
Gooding, ID 83330
United States

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42.923208617861235, -114.70900786508179
Gooding County, Idaho
Nearest Towns:
Gooding, ID (1.1 mi.)
Wendell, ID (10.2 mi.)
Bliss, ID (12.2 mi.)
Hagerman, ID (12.3 mi.)
Shoshone, ID (15.4 mi.)
Jerome, ID (16.8 mi.)
Dietrich, ID (22.5 mi.)
Buhl, ID (22.5 mi.)
Filer, ID (24.9 mi.)
Twin Falls, ID (27.9 mi.)

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  1. Kaydence Grill  |  

    Im staying at the hotel right now I am typing this from there computer. Yesterday my sister, our friends, and I were playing hide and clap up in the attic, well when we couldn’t find the last person we said “8th clap”. he clapped and we found him then like 2-3 seconds later we heard a jog but everyone was stood still. Then last night thought it would be fun to play it in the dark, we played and the samething happend. The ghost hunters were the their but they where down in the basement.

  2. I stayed here for a family reunion last summer. Each night around 3:00 am I would wake up to the sound of a child coughing coming from the basement. When I would go to investigate the cough would get louder and louder right until I opened the basement door and then it would totally stop. Creepiest place I’ve ever been!

  3. I’m staying at the hotel now Oct. 15th. I woke up after a disturbing dream, and I couldn’t move till my man sat on the edge of the bed… Like a nurse would!
    I have this tickle or something in my throat that is making me cough!!!
    Now I’m getting flashes of things out of the corner of my eyes, & the mirrors!
    I don’t like what I’m seeing!! I firmly believe that this place was used for more than just a collage and a TB hospital!!!

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