Haunted 307: The Wort Hotel in Jackson
If you ever get annoyed when children are running up and down the hallways of your hotel when you're trying to sleep, staying a night at the Wort Hotel in Jackson might be one to cross off your list. But these children can't be scolded by hotel staff. They died nearly 50 years ago, and still haunt the halls of today's Haunted 307 pick, The Wort Hotel.
The luxury hotel was constructed in downtown Jackson by homesteader, Charles Wort in 1941. The famous Silver Dollar Bar was constructed just a few years later right next door to the hotel. The hotel survived a fire in the 1980s, was rebuilt and reopened, and continues to operate today, but local Ghost Tour experts will tell you that not all is as it appears in the Wort.
Those looking into the windows of the hotel may see faces staring back at them, namely of two small children who are said to still call the Wort home, even after their tragic deaths. The legend says that the two children were murdered by a family member in one of the hotel rooms back in the 1960s, and remain in the halls to this day.
Employees have reported getting calls from concerned guests, wondering why children are wandering the halls alone, and calls from onlookers who see the children playing on the second floor through the windows, though no children are found when hotel workers look for them.
Ghostly children still playing in the halls from the afterlife, and the beautiful scenery of the Tetons, what more could you want from a weekend getaway?