THE LONGEST LIST OF THE LONGEST
STUFF AT THE LONGEST DOMAIN NAME AT LONG LAST
The story of Crescent Hotel.
If you ever travel to Eureka
Springs, Arkansas, you will notice a magnificent historic Hotel and spa on the
crest of West Mountain. This hotel and spa was built in 1886 and today is one of
the most famous places to stay in all of Eureka Springs.
The hotel when it was built was a one of a kind
architectural style with 18 inch walls, overhanging balconies and quite a few
towers and the most unique item in the hotel was the stone fireplace set in the
lobby. When the hotel was completely finished, the tab was up to $294,000. The
grand opening was held on Mary 20, 1886 and was named by the Eureka Springs
Times “America’s most luxurious resort hotel.” The lavish rooms and beautiful
landscape did not keep visitors coming and from 1908 to 1924, this unique and
beautiful hotel became the Crescent College and Conservatory for Young Women and
only during the summer months was it used as a resort. Soon, the college could
not maintain the upkeep and the expense became just too much, so after 16 years
the college closed.
Through the years, Crescent Hotel has gone under
many different names and identities even a cancer hospital at one time, however
the ghosts that roam the halls never change.
In 2002, renovations were completed and the
magnificent hotel was completely restored to its original state. It may be the
most beautiful hotel in all of the Ozark, but it is also claimed to be the most
haunted place in all of the Ozarks.
Here are the stories and the ghostly appearances
that have been seen throughout the Crescent Hotel and Spa.
An Irish stonemason called “Michael” by the staff
is seen more often that any other apparition. He is believed to be one of the
original stonemasons that aided in construction the hotel in 1866. The legend
states that while Michael was working on the roof, he fell when he lost his
footing. He enjoys playing with the lights, the television, and the doors and
when he is really mischievous, he loves to stick his hand out of the bathroom
mirror in Room 218.
On the third floor of the hotel, you may just get a glimpse of a nurse dressed
all in white pushing a gurney down the hall. She is only seen after 11 pm at
night, the time when cancer patients that had passed on were moved from their
Theodora is another cancer patient that lives in
Room 419. She has only been seen by housekeepers. She introduces herself and
There are many more ghosts that call this unique
Crescent Hotel and Spa home and if you decide to visit, you may find yourself
conversing with a spirit of the past, which only wants you to listen.
The Crescent Hotel
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