Will You Check In To This “Haunted Hotel?” The Black Monarch Offers Rooms – And Scares As Well!

Welcome To this “Haunted Hotel!”

Here’s a story for adventure seekers – a hotel that is “serial killer themed!”


The Black Monarch Hotel Welcomes You – To Death!

It might not look intimidating from the outside, but once you step inside its creepy doors, the Black Monarch hotel in Victor, Colorado:

“offers an over-the-top immersive art experience for those who fetishize nightmares and is the latest addition to a thriving haunted hotel industry that has become big business in Colorado.”

Yes, there is big business in “haunted hotels!”

Here’s the story I found thanks to TheGuardian.com:

“Adam Zimmerli, the hotel’s owner and renovator, purchased the former brothel and saloon last year, amazed at how perfectly preserved it was from its 1899 construction. Zimmerli embraced the building’s reputation of being haunted by spirits of the past (Zimmerli says multiple people have seen a woman looking out from one of the hotel’s windows, even when it was empty) and outfitted each of the four rooms with a different spine-tingling theme to rouse the morbid corners of guest’s imaginations.”

Not only has Zimmerli captured the spookiness of the Hotel, it appears the entire town might be haunted!

As The Guardian noted:

The Black Monarch isn’t unique in Victor in that sense. Strange sounds, moving objects and the appearance of translucent miners or bordello sex workers are said to haunt the entire miniature town.

Victor looks as it did in its heyday of the early 20th century, when it was the fifth-largest city in the state and was pumping out billions of dollars of gold (adjusted for inflation) out of the 500 mines that surrounded it. The town went from a booming economy with a population of 18,000 to nearly a ghost town by the 1990s, and it has a bloody past.

Zimmerli has maintained much of the design of a gold rush saloon (tall ceilings, tin-plated walls) but added a gothic tone in the form of black walls and ceilings, countless stuffed animals, skulls and vast libraries of books with titles like Carnal Crimes, Diseases of Children and The History of the Devil.

The HH Holmes room, named for the World’s Fair serial killer who murdered tourists while they slept in his hotel, is decorated with several human anatomy posters, antique medical equipment and instruments of torture like pitchforks, scythes and axes on the wall.

The Guardian goes on to note that Colorado’s haunted hotel took off originally after “The Shining” filmed scenes at Colorado’s Stanley Hotel.

Stephen King got the idea for “The Shining” at The Stanley, and the place has managed to become one of the most popular destinations among paranormal tourists, particularly during its annual horror film festival. Room 217 – the one King was checked into during his lightbulb moment, and later used in the book – is the most frequently requested room, because of rumors of it being haunted.

Credit as always to The Guardian for this great story – read more here:

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2019/jul/17/black-monarch-haunted-hotel-colorado-the-shining

Now, if you don’t want a “haunted hotel” – how about a “clown motel?”

Yes, this is for sale as well, and don’t worry – it sits right next to a cemetery!

You can see more of this “clown motel” by clicking here:

https://johnrieber.com/2017/08/07/iconic-clown-motel-for-sale-you-can-buy-this-clown-motel-its-near-a-haunted-cemetary/

So, would you stay in this “haunted hotel?” Let me know!



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21 replies

  1. This looks very scary, sorry there is no way I could stay the night. Looks good for those that could though.

  2. I have enough issues already with sleep already. Afraid I’d have to pass on this one, John, although I wouldn’t mind visiting.

  3. I’ve always wanted to stay at the Stanley. The Clown Motel—not so much.

  4. Reblogged this on Smorgasbord Blog Magazine and commented:
    I will leave you tonight with a post from John Rieber about a haunted hotel where you can still book a room….John would like to know if you would dare sleep there for a night? Head over and find out more.. just to let you know, you won’t find me there…

  5. yes!!!
    I once visited Oatman, AZ and they have a “haunted hotel” there too! I was just there for the day and did not get a chance to stay the night in the hotel but I sure wanted to!

    • I love the idea…of course nothing will ever happen, but I always wonder if there’s a “vibe” you get, and is it real or your own imagination? That’s part of the fun I guess – thanks for sharing!

  6. What an awesome post, John. I didn’t know there was a “real” Overlook Hotel. You know that is my favourite book ever. The film is pretty good too.

  7. I LOVE the sound of this place! Says something about my psychological make-up but it’s probably far nicer and more comfortable that a lot of dives that called themselves hotels over the years 😂

  8. It wouldn’t bother me to stay there. My wife is interested in haunted places and spirits, so she would love it. But the stuffed animals might be a deal breaker, as she cannot abide taxidermy. 🙂
    Best wishes, Pete.

  9. Will I check in? Hell NO!!!

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