You may have seen my earlier blog a few years back about ghost tours in Flagstaff. 

Since writing that blog, I have found a few more links and some info that I thought were kind of interesting.  Maybe I am just thinking of scary things, what with Halloween rapidly approaching, but I have had a lot of fun on these ghost tours the past few years.

The Flagstaff Visitors center has a do-it-yourself ghost tour available.  It could be a great way for a group to do their own ghost tour! Pick up a printed walking tour brochure at the Visitors Center, which is the Flagstaff train station.  Or, here is a link to the tour brochure:

http://www.flagstaffarizona.org/about-flagstaff/at-a-glance/haunted-flagstaff/

The Riordan Mansion, one of Flagstaff’s historic buildings and our very own state park, is conducting night tours during Halloween week.  Here is a link to the park site, but the tours are not on there as of yet:

http://azstateparks.com/parks/rima/index.html

Tours will start at 7:00PM on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, October 28th, 29th and 30th, 2015.  Cost is $12 and it is suitable for ages 12 and up. Call 928-779-4395 for more info.

Here is a link to a write-up of the most haunted places in Flagstaff.  There are several buildings mentioned.  It’s funny, but I had always thought of the Weatherford Hotel as being the “most haunted”, or the Museum Club, but according to this site….not so.  Here you go:

http://www.hauntedplaces.org/flagstaff-az/

And speaking of the Weatherford Hotel, I have to say that it has become a favorite for my family. We love going to Charlie’s restaurant for weekend breakfast, and as a Realtor, I can never go wrong at Charlie’s if I need to take a client or business associate to lunch.  Try the Navajo Taco, trust me on this.  But, I also stumbled across a Youtube video about the Weatherford Hotel and ghosts, take a look:

 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dHLoMWqUp4

Now, that video is from 2010.  Since then, that old basement has been remodeled and is now the Gopher Hole Tavern.  Unfortunately, good ol’ Matt has moved on, but you can do your own ghost hunting at the Gopher Hole, and maybe tip a few spirits at the same time.

I would be remiss if I did not share a link to some info on our other historic and haunted hotel, The Monte Vista.  Here is a nice write up about the Monte-V from Legends Of America:

 http://www.legendsofamerica.com/az-montevista.html

and also from the Monte Vista’s own website:

http://www.hotelmontevista.com/hauntedhotel.php

I do admit that I miss the old Monte Vista Coffee Shop that was a fixture in downtown Flagstaff for decades.  But, I also admit that PaTo Thai that is in the same location is the arguably the best thai restaurant in Flagstaff.  Or maybe Swadee Thai that is just around the corner.  Or Ewa's on South San Francisco. Go to all 3 and you decide! Yummy!

And finally, I thought I would give you a hint about my next blog.  This is about The Museum Club, one of Flagstaff’s most famous Route 66 watering holes and a “haunt” you will want to visit.

It is also going to be my final Flagstaff ghost blog for 2015.  Stay tuned, because it will be a true ghost story, something that actually did happen…


Gary Nelson is a lifelong resident of Flagstaff, Arizona and is the Delegated Associate Broker at Realty Executives of Flagstaff.  Find your own part of Flagstaff at www.GaryNelsonGroup.com.