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The structure was built in 1917 when it was first established as Gooding College. At the time, it was the only place of higher education in Idaho between Caldwell and Pocatello. The school shut down in 1938.
The building sat empty for nine years before it opened back up in 1947. At that time it was converted into a tuberculosis hospital. It was soon considered one of the most advanced hospitals in the entire country to specialize in TB. The Tuberculosis hospital closed down officially in 1967.
After remaining empty for 37 years, the structure opened back up in 2004. This time, it was known as “The Get Inn Bed and Breakfast“. The Get Inn closed down in 2012.
Another owner came along and re-opened the building as the Gooding University Inn and Resort. The owner describes it as a unique opportunity to sleep in a historic dormitory. Its prime location makes it great for exploring southern Idaho’s greatest attractions. This unique B&B capitalized on its haunted reputation and welcomed paranormal investigators to spend the night. Numerous ghost hunting groups have tried their hand at exploring the ex-hospital for any sort of ghostly activity.
Reported Paranormal Activity:
Witnesses have reported seeing apparitions of an old man in a white coat and a woman with a young girl. Mysterious whispers and footsteps down empty hallways are also a common unexplained occurrence. There’s no doubt that this building saw a lot of pain during its time as a hospital, and it seems that some patients never really left.
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