Madrona Manor is located in Healdsburg California in the heart of wine country and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was built in 1879 by John Alexander Paxton. It has been open to the public as Madrona Manor Inn since 1981.
When we asked the employees during our stay, none of them had admitted any unusual experiences with the supernatural or paranormal, but we did hear of a story about the ghost of a woman approaching a guest in the main house and asking her to tell the owners that "She liked what they have done to the place." There are consistent stories on the web about unusual experiences in room 101 and the dining room. Most of these stories say only two things, that there is a ghost of a young girl in room 101 and a woman named Elise in the dinging room. This seems to indicate a single source, and not corroboration--especially since some websites use the exact same phrasing. Another website listed many more manefestations, and among these both the dining room and room 101 were prominently mentioned. However, there was no mention of the ghost of a little girl or anyone named "Elise."
Accomodations: We stayed in the carriage house. And it was very nice. We liked the decor (Kryis especially liked the amount of asian art in the carriage house) and the atmosphere. It was nice wandering the grounds. We appreciated the lack of "soft" water in the shower. The staff was friendly and helpful.
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