Welcome to the Shanley Hotel, a gracious old-style inn nestled in the Shawangunk Mountains of Ulster
County, New York. It consists of 35 rooms, a hidden basement room, and a former bordello.
Paranormal activity can be experienced here at any hour of the day or night. Reputable paranormal
investigators have documented activity with EVPs and photos, and countless guests have told of their
experiences. Ongoing research has uncovered news articles and other documentation about past
inhabitants and events at the hotel.
Rocking chairs have been seen rocking on their own, mysterious clocks chime, cold and hot spots felt,
along with aromas such as Emma’s (in spirit) home style cooking. Many report hearing sounds such as
James Shanley’s (deceased former owner) whistling, footsteps in the halls and on the stairs, opening
and closing of doors, piano music, voices, or laughter of children. Some have seen mysterious
shadows and apparitions, report feelings of being watched and followed, and objects moving or being
Upon entering the Bordello, people have reported feeling lightheaded, shortness of breath, heaviness
and feelings of joy/sadness. The ‘Bordello’ is considered the most active place in the Hotel.
Rumors of mysterious cover-up deaths, murders and secrets are slowly revealed from the spirits whose
stories want to be told – the good times and the bad. Book your stay and see why we say, “The Spirits Are Inn”!