St. James Hotel
The Saint James Hotel, which was built in 1880, is described as “a genuine piece of Western Americana.” The interior of this Hotel is both Victorian and Western in style. It is adorned with crystal chandeliers, velvet curtains, brocade wallpaper and heavy, sturdy furniture, which was built to withstand a lot of abuse from rowdy clientele. A steep staircase leads up to the 2nd floor guest rooms. Below these guest rooms, one can find the old 1873 saloon, which is now used as the hotel’s dining room and where the original, antique bar still exists. There are mirrors all along the front of the bar. The Saint James is open all year round, with 13 historic rooms, which range from being fancy, to practical. A modern annex to the hotel has 12 rooms.
Room 18 at the hotel is kept locked because it houses the ghost of an ill-tempered Thomas James Wright, who was killed at his door just after winning the rights to the hotel in a poker game. Having been shot from behind, Wright continued on into the room and slowly bled to death.
The Southwest Ghost Hunters Association has investigated the ghosts dwelling at the St. James Hotel.