Goldfield Hotel (Ghost Adventures)
|Goldfield, Nevada is a boomtown which started because of the discovery
of gold within the area between 1903 to 1940.
The Goldfield Hotel is
said to be haunted by many spirits but the most famous spirit is
Elizabeth who was a prostitute.
The story claims that the Hotel owner
named George Wingfield was very fond of Elizabeth and when he found out
that she was carrying another mans unborn child he was furious.
so furious that it is reported that he chained her to a radiator in room
109 of the Goldfield hotel.
She apparently stayed there until giving
birth to her child and George Wingfield then took the baby and threw it
down an abandoned mineshaft.
Elizabeth vanished mysteriously afterwards,
she might have been let loose or George Wingfield may have killed her.
To this day there are many strange sightings and reports in room 109 at
the Goldfield Hotel.
The town's four-story Goldfield Hotel opened in 1908 and was reported to
be the most spectacular hotel in Nevada at the time. At the opening of
the hotel, champagne flowed down the front steps in the opening
The rooms were outfitted with pile carpets, many with private baths, and
the lobby was trimmed in mahogany, with black leather upholstery and
It also featured an elevator and crystal chandeliers. The hotel ceased
operations in 1946, but the abandoned building remains. The building was
used in the 1971 movie Vanishing Point as the site of Super Soul's
radio station, KOW.
At the 2003 Goldfield Days auction, the Goldfield Hotel was sold to Red
Roberts, a rancher and engineer from Carson City.
Roberts has plans to
refurbish the bottom two floors of the four-story hotel and open them to
the public. As of October 2009, the hotel renovations remained
The Goldfield Hotel was built in the boomtown of Goldfield, Nevada. The hotel was constructed at the site where two previous wooden hotels had stood. Both the earlier hotels burned down in major fires in 1905 and 1906.