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Haunted Fairplay Valiton Hotel

(Background on this page: I was doing some research into the haunted history of the Fairplay Valiton Hotel, where there will be a special event hosted by Lost Limbs Foundation and featuring Ghost Hunters International of the SyFy Channel. I had some difficulty at first finding any articles about this historic hotel, and then found out that it was formerly called the Fairplay Hotel and was just recently purchased and restored by a new owner, who renamed it after its original Fairplay-Valiton Hotel name. So, if you are researching this site you might try looking under "Fairplay Hotel" first. The following articles and photographs are courtesy of www.HauntedColorado.net. Enjoy! Rose)

"The original Fairplay Hotel was built in one of the boom times of the 1800s, and is the site of a number of legends, historical events and ghost stories.

It is said to be the dwelling of a very particular ghost named Julia, who often rearranges the kitchen or is seen inspecting the hotel from the upper hallway. She probably approves of the new name for the restaurant - Julia's Place, though she's not been seen recently to be able to know.

Of course, one of the rooms, number 212, where she is said to have lived, will certainly be decorated in her honor.

The current structure was built after the first hotel burned in 1922. An ornate and stately liquor bar was rescued from the late 1800s Rachel's Place in Alma and is a gathering center in the smoker-friendly hotel bar-turned-lounge."

From the Fairplay Flume (10/27/06):

"As Halloween draws near, places reputed to be haunted seem to develop a darker and more mysterious look. Fairplay is reputed to have ghosts in at least two hotels and one old house.

The Fairplay Hotel, whose floors still creak when patrons walk across the dining room, gets more noisy toward the end of October. The town's annual Harvest Dance, previously held to celebrate the end of summer, was a favorite time for a local 'party girl' named Julia to attend the festival and dance around the floor. Julia committed suicide after turning down a proposal of marriage and was buried in the
Fairplay Cemetery, according to a place mat at the Fairplay Hotel and a Denver Post article from Jan. 27, 2002.

Occasionally, distant music and the rhythmic creaking of the hotel floorboards remind guests and employees that Julia has not lost her fondness for her harvest moon twirl in spite of her broken heart."


The hotel as it appeared in 1910.


Another historic photo of the interior of this hotel.


Julia's room. Apparently she was a prostitute who killed herself after losing her baby. She is still reported to be roaming the hotel. This room is particularly haunted and rents for as much as $500 per night to paranormal enthusiasts.

Table of Contents

Page title Most recent update Last edited by
Casting Call! October 9, 2014 10:52 AM Rose G.
Haunted History of the Croke-Patterson Mansion September 3, 2012 10:51 AM Rose G.
Haunted Fairplay Valiton Hotel April 19, 2012 9:38 AM Rose G.
The Stanley Hotel "Feel the Energy Event" 2012 March 11, 2012 5:10 PM Rose G.
Robert the Haunted Doll (submitted by Connie) December 19, 2011 7:23 PM Rose G.
Ghost Stories October 20, 2011 8:45 PM Rose G.
About Colorado Ghost Hunters Group October 18, 2011 11:04 AM Rose G.

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