Moore’s Old Pine Inn
The original inn building has a houseful of
benign, friendly female spirits and two child entities.
“Leave Your Stress at the Door!”
Moore’s Old Pine Inn B & B is a wonderful piece of old west Utah history. Its original charming, yellow clapboard buildings are set way back off main street, with a large wonderful grassy front yard with tall trees that were planted when the first inn structures were built in 1882.
Between the original inn and the eight, 2003 classy cabins; (part of their wild west town themed addition), there are 15 guest rooms, each representing a part of life in the old western era; each with its own western theme, decorated with artifacts from the past. In total, there is 7,580 sq. feet of buildings. The amenities make staying here a comfortable and fun experience. Outside, there is a covered open-air pavilion with a picnic table for large group meals, a fire pit and roasting sticks, gardens, three acres, a horse shoe pit and ATV riding assistance for guests.
Inside, there is laptop wireless high speed internet service, computer use and internet access for guests, cell phone service, air conditioning in all rooms and cabins, dish network satellite dish in all cabins, and in the main house inn parlor. There is a laundry facility for all guests, and an ice machine. A breakfast is also offered to guests. Some sources say it is a full breakfast, while other say it is a continental version.
Marysvale started its existence as a mining town when two prospectors found gold in Bullion Canyon in 1869. Besides being a gold rush town, Marysvale was also a railroad town, being the last stop of the Denver and Rio Grand Railroad. Even when the gold rush petered out, the town of Marysvale found ways to draw outside investment into their small town, keeping some residents there. Visitors found their needs being met, and the town was able to be stable, and not turn into a mining ghost town.
By 1882, a hotel was needed for a lot of temporary people and steady customers. The Pines Hotel was built with care in 1882; a very practical structure that also had a nice traditional look, reminding people of the civilization of regular town life many had left behind from their home base. Friendly, gracious hospitality greeted the stranger, and the regular guests as well.
The Pine Hotel offered a temporary or returning place to stay for railroad staff, business people, and for people in transition; looking to build permanent housing here. Others that were passing through town for a number of reasons as well would’ve loved this place.
The Pine Hotel has traditionally had guests that wanted an extended stay. People who worked in town, like school teachers, could’ve stayed there temporarily, until a rental could be found for them by the school board. Current owners, Randy and Katie Moore have a paternal grandmother, Grace Moore, who moved to Marysvale in 1920 to become a one room school teacher in Angle, Utah. She stayed at The Pine Hotel.
No matter what the era, people always needed an inn to stay at in Marysvale. Future guests also included people on a holiday, who were enjoying the river, recreation areas, hunters and fishing enthusiasts, and much later geocaching participants and Paiute ATV Trail riders. Maryvale has trails for this kind of recreational use, and guests of the Moore’s Old Pine Inn have direct access from the inn’s three acres!
The Pine Hotel has long been a peaceful, tranquil place. Its location, though on the main street, is still way out in the middle of nowhere. This gave, and still does give the guest the kind of privacy that ordinary people, as well as well-known people both with positive and negative notoriety, yearned for; to recuperate and gather their thoughts.
Author Zane Gray worked on his novel; getting inspiration to write his popular novel, “Riders of the Purple Sage”. Outlaw Butch Cassidy and probably some of his associates liked to rest here as well.
About 102 years after the Pine Hotel was built, Randy and Katie Moore came back to Marysvale and bought this now fixer upper opportunity that needed a little TLC. It had stayed in business since 1882, which was a financial motivation to do a great job in restoring and renovating this historic hotel. They changed the name to Moore’s Old Pine Inn Bed and Breakfast.
Since 1994, they have worked hard to restore and renovate this inn, and built new cabins as their business grew. As of 2015, they are wanting to retire, and Moore’s Old Pine Bed and Breakfast is on the real estate market. The owners will be changing, but the spirit people who stay or visit here aren’t going anywhere.
HISTORY OF MANIFESTATION
The original inn building has a houseful of benign, friendly female spirits and two child entities, who have attached themselves to this historic structure; because of their life experiences with this building,
Former owners of a commercial business like an inn or a pub, may have strong attachments to the building, and choose to stay and try to spend their afterlife there, getting along and sharing with the living who now occupy the space, or own their own business located there.
Former guests of a commercial business, like an inn, also enjoy coming back to their favorite earthly place that gave them much pleasure and positive feelings while they were alive; when they were far from their home base, and missing family.
As some of the original furniture or historical artifacts as well are used at the inn in various rooms, it is possible that an entity or two may have attached themselves to the special item that meant so much to them while they were alive.
Before modern medicine practices and vaccines, the death toll was high from childbirth gone bad, sudden accidents or disease epidemics that swept through towns; taking the lives of people of all ages unexpectedly. Human beings who die in this way, like to continue on in their lives where they were living, not ready to give up in this world just yet.
Within the original inn building, the following activity has been reported:
An older female entity, and two little children spirits.
Guests and owners have seen these benign spirit people, and are often the subject of discussions in the inn.
They have heard their disembodied voices as well.
Several adult female entities:
Have been seen by owners and guests, sitting on the front porch of the original inn, talking socially, enjoying each other’s company.
Probably so, because of the boatload of reports about these spirits that both the owners and their guests have experienced. I couldn’t find any hard evidence on line, but chances are someone did an investigation, either privately, or they chose not to publish their findings.
Concerning the female spirits seen sitting on the porch swing: A psychic medium who came to stay was able to find out that these spirit women had lived in some of the rooms, and apparently still do, but are considerate of the guests who stay there.
Concerning the older female and the two spirit children: This same psychic medium must have also made contact with the older female spirit and the spirit children, who told her that while alive they too had lived in some of the rooms.
110 S Main Street
Marysvale, Utah 84750
Moore’s Old Pine Inn B & B can be found in the little former mining town of Marysvale, about 45 miles from Salina, Utah.
It is a 13.5-mile drive from Fremont Indian State Park and Museum and a 29.5-mile drive from Richfield. Moore’s Old Pine Inn B & B is located in the very heart of the world famous Paiute ATV Trail, the longest ATV Trail in the world!
- The Ghost Hunter’s Field Guide
by Rich Newman
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