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The Shanley Hotel

56 Main Street, Napanoch, New York 12458 USA

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Reasonable
Closed Now
Opens Thu 9a
  • Credit Cards
    Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair
    Accessible
  • Public
    Restrooms
  • Outdoor
    Seating
  • Wifi
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“"The Spirits are Inn!"”

The Shanley Hotel, a former bordello nestled in the Shawangunk Mountains of Ulster County, New York, has quickly gained a reputation for being one of the most haunted hotels in the state. With reports of roaming phantoms, disembodied voices, mysterious cold spots, and even sightings of a "ghost cat", the managers have deemed the building so terrifying that no one under 16 years of age is permitted to stay the night.

As one ghost hunter put it, "just because you rent a room does not necessarily mean you'll end up sleeping here!"

Last year, the famously haunted hotel even captured video of a ghost cat on camera, stirring some intriguing conversation about whether or not our pets can return from the great beyond.

As they say, "There are many hauntings that are said to occur at the haunted Shanley Hotel. Many of the hauntings seem to be associated with James Shanley and the family that resided with him at the hotel while it was under his operation. It is said that a man that fits his description wanders around the establishment in the form of a misty apparition. A woman can be heard mourning and it is likely that this is Beatrice crying over the loss of her three children and sister. A woman in a beautiful Victorian style dress can be observed on occasion. Various scents can be experienced in and around the Shanley Hotel for which no explanation can be uncovered. These scents include perfume, the smell of burning pipe tobacco, and even food!" -Roadtrippers

Welcome to the Shanley Hotel, a gracious old-style inn nestled in the Shawangunk Mountains of Ulster County, New York.  It consists of 35 rooms, a hidden basement room, and a former bordello.

Paranormal activity can be experienced here at any hour of the day or night. Reputable paranormal investigators have documented activity with EVPs and photos, and countless guests have told of their experiences. Ongoing research has uncovered news articles and other documentation about past inhabitants and events at the hotel.

Rocking chairs have been seen rocking on their own, mysterious clocks chime, cold and hot spots felt, along with aromas such as Emma's (in spirit) home style cooking. Many report hearing sounds such as James Shanley's  (deceased former owner) whistling, footsteps in the halls and on the stairs, opening and closing of doors, piano music, voices, or laughter of children. Some have seen mysterious shadows and apparitions, report feelings of being watched and followed, and objects moving or being  relocated.

Upon entering the Bordello, people have reported feeling lightheaded, shortness of breath, heaviness and feelings of joy/sadness. The 'Bordello' is considered the most active place in the Hotel.

Rumors of mysterious cover-up deaths, murders and secrets are slowly revealed from the spirits whose stories want to be told - the good times and the bad.  Book your stay and see why we say, "The Spirits Are Inn"!

Check-In Time: Anytime after 6:00 p.m. Early arrivals:   $10.00 per hour or $35.00 Tour starts at 8:00 p.m. Check out time: 10:00 a.m.

The full tour is $95 per person.

Special:  Investigation only with no overnight. Investigate from 8:00 p.m. until 1:00 a.m. on any non-event  night. $75 per person plus tax

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Reviewed by
DavidBonneville

  • 1 Review
  • 4 Helpful
August 05, 2016

People ask how much is this!?? It IS clearly stated! If you READ the whole article you would SEE the rates at the bottom................sheesshh.......I just don't get people at time's..... at least my ghost can read and they don't ASK questions that are clearly stated............Uncle John, what ya say? Are our ghostly brothers with this ? :)

4 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
LaraBanta

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  • 3 Helpful
May 12, 2015
Rated 3.0

How much is this

3 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
PatrickGent

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  • 2 Helpful
August 14, 2016
Rated 1.0

This place looks like a dump! Why would anyone want to stay here in the first place? I'd be more afraid of it collapsing in on me in high winds than any ghosts that might be lurking around.

2 people found this review helpful

Reviewed by
HauntedHunter

  • 1 Review
  • 1 Helpful
January 08, 2018

This hotel has just changed ownership! the new number is 845-217-3112, and the new website is https://www.thehauntedshanleyhotel.com/

1 person found this review helpful
  • 2 Reviews
  • 1 Helpful
September 25, 2016

Here's the website which lists the room rates, etc:

http://shanleyhotel.com

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Reviewed by
DeborahALewandowski

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  • 1 Helpful
August 21, 2016

what are the room rates? states tour rates- not room rates unless full tour includes your room?

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Reviewed by
hutchinsonanna

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  • 0 Helpful
May 23, 2019

Beautiful i cant wait to come stay!

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jeffreypolicaro

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January 15, 2019

I'd love to live there till I pass

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Reviewed by
amirfuhl

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  • 0 Helpful
June 23, 2018

LMAO @ "mysterious cold spots" !! Well, it's old and it's probably not insulated so yeah, cold spots. Mysterious? Give me a break.

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Reviewed by
gracewinchell

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February 06, 2018

How old do you have to be to visit the shanley hotel?

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The Shanley Hotel

56 Main Street
Napanoch, New York
12458 USA

Hours

Closed Now
  • Sun - Sat: 9:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Not Wheelchair Accessible
  • Public Restrooms
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Wifi
  • Private Parking
  • Yes Parking
  • Room Service
    • Limited
  • Check-In
    • 12:00pm
  • Check-Out
    • 10:00am

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