It is an absolutely gorgeous hotel and the rooms are completely decked out to the max! We stayed in the Sleeping Beauty suite. Long story as to why, but it was kind of an inside joke based on my hair. Any way, one of the first things that I generally do whenever I am checking into a hotel is go down my little checklist for the room. It drives my husband crazy, but at least I know I can sleep from completing it. My list includes checking the bed sheets to make sure they are truly clean (no hair or ickies on them), check the bathroom to make sure it’s clean (no nasties), and finally make sure that there aren’t any ghosts! You have NO idea how hard it is for me to get any real sleep when I’m staying in a haunted room…and believe me it has happened!
When we went into our suite, all I can say is AMAZING! Clean sheets, no hair or ickies, no nasties, and (thanks to Kika who booked the room for us) there were even chocolates on the table, a bottle of sparkling cider, and a fridge full of cheesecake and chocolate covered strawberries! Love her! Even the huge jetted bathtub had a waterfall as a shower! So to say the least, the room was fantastic! We checked in, dropped off our stuff and then headed out for our investigation. (For all of the juicy details on how the investigation went…See my prior blog – Haunting Investigation in Boise at the Idaho State Penitentiary )
When we returned to the hotel after the haunting investigation we slept like babies. We slept in, had breakfast in bed and then headed downstairs to check out. While we were heading to the counter, we ran into Kika, who had been telling the gals at the front desk about how I was able to see spirits. So they asked me if I could take a look at a few rooms in the hotel. We had some time before our flight, so I did.
First we headed to a room that was under renovation, Room #17 – the Red Rock Canyon room. I didn’t sense a whole lot other than the residual energy of an older man that had a heart attack. But that was residual, not a live haunting.
Next we headed downstairs to Room #5 – The Ritz. When I walked in the room I was met by the spirit of a nice older woman. She informed me that she had been very depressed because she was tired of being alone. So she decided to get a room at the inn. She settled in and then took a bunch of pills and ended her life. It was so sad. We talked for a little bit. She had me tell the gals at the hotel that she really liked how they had remodeled the room. She loved the sparklies!
Then we moved on to the next room, Room #34 – the Sun Valley room. Apparently the gals said that they had some weird stuff that they had felt from that room. The nice thing is that, though there was an older gentleman’s spirit in the room, I guess he only occasionally used the room. He said that he had been in the area since long before the hotel was there and that he really liked the style of the room!
When we finished with those rooms, the gals from the hotel staff stopped and asked if we could check out two more rooms that were right next to each other. Rooms #28 & #29 – both were Swiss Family Robinson rooms. It caught me a little off guard because these rooms were just two doors down from the room we stayed in. One of the gals was telling us on the way up to the rooms that she hadn’t had anything happen to her in #28, but that room #29 gave her the heeby jeebies. Part of the reason that I don’t like to know anything in advance about anything I am investigating is because I don’t want to have any preconceived ideas before going into a location. As we were walking up there I told her, “Let’s check out #28 first.” Now that I was somewhat figuring that room #29 was going to have all of the action, I was seriously caught off guard when I walked into room #28!
Being that it was the Swiss Family Robinson room, it had been themed off of a large tree with branches going out across the room and to the ceiling. There was one very large branch that was going across the room from the main tree trunk. As soon as we entered the room I was immediately met with the image of the spirit of a man hanging and swinging from the large branch. So I jumped back and the first thing out of my mouth was, “Well, someone DEFINITELY died in this room. It was a male that hung himself.” The gals were shocked, because it was the next room over that they had more weird feelings from, and yet there he was! They actually had to call one of the old managers of the Inn to verify what had happened, because they didn’t even have any knowledge of someone having hung themselves in that room. She indeed verified that was exactly what had happened years before and that it had happened in that room. If you are wondering about what happened in room #29, not much lol! The room was beautiful, but not haunted.
So if you are looking for an exciting nights stay in a haunted room, I highly suggest the haunted rooms at The Anniversary Inn. Otherwise, their other rooms are amazing, beautiful and as far as I know ghost free!
On another note, I would like to say thank you to the staff for such a wonderful experience and stay at their hotel. And thank you for asking me and giving me permission to write this blog. Also, thank you to the awesome paranormal investigators, Kika and Scott (S.P.I.G.) and Becky and Grace (S.L.A.S.H)
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