We’re privileged to return to the historic town of Granbury and to the Historic Nutt House Hotel! A true piece of Texan history and a stunning building…Did I mention it’s extremely haunted too!?
What’s Going On?
Join a team of friendly experienced ghost hunters along with other members of the public as we head into the Historic Nutt House in Granbury TX, for what promises to be a night not to forget!
Not only will you be conducting a full night of paranormal investigating at one of the most haunted locations in Texas, but you’ll be sleeping (or trying at least) in the haunted hotel rooms!
And as an added bonus you’ll also enjoy a private tour on the ever popular Granbury Ghosts & Legends Tour, which is a sell-out every weekend! Taking in the stories and lore surrounding one of the most historic towns in Texas! It’s why it’s commonly known as the place where Texas history lives…or even better, where Texas history never left
Topping off a fun night of ghost hunting we’ll be sending you off with full bellies, as we’ll offer a scrumptious breakfast in the morning.
Are you brave enough to investigate and stay over at this unique and very active haunted location? Book now to avoid disappointment!
18 and over’s only! No alcohol is allowed and anybody under the influence of drugs/alcohol will be asked to leave and their booking fees lost.
Nutt House History
Located directly on the Historic Downtown Square in Granbury, Texas, this one of a kind structure was built of hand-hewn Texas limestone and east Texas cypress wood in 1893 by brothers Jacob, Jesse and David Lee Nutt, The Historic Nutt House Hotel occupies the site of their original log and stone mercantile store. It was on this very spot that these forward thinking and industrious brothers Jacob and Jesse, both of whom were blind from late childhood, began operating their general store in 1871, originally beginning trade from a tent. David Lee was the much younger brother of Jacob and Jesse and served as their “eyes” in the mercantile business from the time he was twelve.
In 1879 David and his wife Sudie, built a home only a couple of blocks down the street from the store, where they provided lodging for the mercantile suppliers, as they had no other place to stay while visiting Granbury on their business trips. After offering visitors many years of hospitality within their own residence, the family decided to convert the open second floor of the enlarged mercantile building into a hotel. The Nutt House Hotel officially opened in 1910, with ten guest rooms, and two luxurious separate baths for both women and men.
This incredible building has served as the “Premier Lodging,” on the Granbury square ever since! This inviting and rustic hotel now features seven uniquely different luxury suites, each with its own expansive spa-like bath. It also has a Grand Sitting Room for its guests to enjoy, and countless original architectural features still remain intact, such as the original Grand Staircase, and the authenticated room key holder from 1910!
The gorgeous original doors to the ten rooms are a feast for the eyes as well. This preserved and beloved gem is the Grand Old Lady of the Granbury square and joyously continues to welcome folks from both far and near to Granbury, with all of its charm and warmth. The Nutt House Hotel encapsulates all the authenticity and ambience of the past, as well as the customary comforts of the present! Breakfast is provided daily, with the purchase of your room reservation.
GHOSTS OF THE HISTORIC NUTT HOUSE HOTEL
According to guests and staff, she continues to run the business as she did prior to her death and assumes the housekeeping duties to keep everything in order. The ghost has been known to open and close shutters overlooking the street, turn faucets on and off and slam the rear door of the establishment. If your looking for a haunted room in this old hotel, look no further than Room #004. Aptly named the Mary Lou Watkins Suite, guests staying the night here have reported sharp temperature drops, ghostly hands nudging them awake, strange noises and even the feeling of someone hopping into bed with them.
In the upstairs hallway, even more, paranormal activity has been reported, with visitors reportedly hearing the jangling of keys, disembodied footsteps, ghostly laughter and smelling pipe smoke. In recent years, recurring reports have suggested that the building is also graced with the spirit of a foreign woman and a ghostly kitten.
- Paranormal investigation 101
- Full night of ghost hunting with the team
- Experiments and vigils in separate groups
- Use of our equipment which includes, trigger objects, EMF Meters, EVP Recorders, Ghost Box etc.
- Free time to investigate at the end of the night!
- Snacks and drinks provided all night! (Only the highest quality snacks and drinks, no cheap brands!)
- Continental breakfast in the morning.
- Accommodation Included (Choice of suites below!)
- A spot on the Granbury
Henry & Euna King Suite (Minimum Sleeps 2)*BOOKED Mattie Nutt Queen Family Suite (Minimum Sleeps 3)*BOOKED Jesse & Elizabeth Nutt Queen Suite (Minimum Sleeps 2)*BOOKED Mary Lou Watkins Suite (Minimum Sleeps 2)*BOOKED Joe & Lu Nutt Queen Suite (Minimum Sleeps 2)*BOOKED Jacob Nutt King Suite (Minimum Sleeps 2 with a possible third on the sofa)*BOOKED David & Sudie Nutt Queen Suite (Minimum Sleeps 2 with a possible third on the sofa)*BOOKED
Founded in 1860 the town was named for Brigadier General Hiram B. Granbury (also spelled Granberry), commanding officer of Granbury’s Texas Brigade in the Confederate States Army.
Over the years, the town was home to colorful characters, past and present, real and rumored.
As a frontier town, Granbury counted among its residents Elizabeth Patton Crockett, widow of David Crockett who perished in the Battle of the Alamo. She moved to the area with her son Robert to take advantage of land grants provided to the heirs of those who fought for Texas.
Descendents of the Crocketts still live in the area to this day.
According to legend, President Abraham Lincoln’s assassin John Wilkes Booth, and outlaw Jesse James were also both Granbury residents. Although both were declared dead, some say they actually cheated death and lived in Granbury under assumed names.
Following his assassination of Lincoln, rumor had it that a Booth look-a-like was actually killed while Booth fled to Granbury where he lived as John St. Helen and worked as an actor and bartender. Booth—or St. Helen—was said to favor his left leg thanks to an injury that was whispered took place when he leaped from the balcony onto the stage below after shooting the president. Following an illness, he reportedly made what he thought was a deathbed confession, only to escape death once again and, upon recovery, beat a hasty retreat from Granbury for good.
Like Booth, legend says the body of an associate of James was mistaken for the outlaw’s, and James escaped to Granbury where he lived out his life as J. Frank Dalton, only declaring his true identity right before dying (for good, this time) in 1951. An autopsy was conducted and Hood County Sheriff Oran Baker alleged that the man who died in Granbury was the real Jesse James.
Frequently Asked Questions
What Should I Expect on an Ghost Hunt?
Become a paranormal investigator for the night like the TV stars of Most haunted, ghost adventures or TAPS Ghost hunters.
Use some of the specialized equipment and be guided by experienced paranormal investigators who will share their knowledge, techniques and experiences of hunting for ghosts or spirits.
Feel free to bring along any of your own equipment including but not limited to EVP recorders, flashlights, cameras or video cameras.
Bring extra clothing as in some parts old buildings may get cold but please refrain from wearing clothing that can cause distracting sounds. Many old buildings have a story to tell and we will supply them to you along with of course the ghost stories.
There will be breaks and light refreshments are provided.
We are not out to try and convince the world of the existence of an afterlife. That’s for you to decide.
We can be Sceptical and logical yet open to other beliefs and prayers of protection will be carried out.
We do not perform tricks and will not be running around with sheets on our heads!
You will be with like-minded people looking for the answer “is there really an afterlife”?
However much we try unfortunately we can’t guarantee that members of the spirit world will make their presence known but we can at least guarantee that you will experience a fun and interesting night.
Do I receive an actual ticket?
The event is ticketless. Your proof of booking is your booking confirmation email. You will also receive an email with important information prior to your event, usually the week of.
Is there any age limit of who can attend these events?
The age limit is 18 years and over.
Will there be a Medium at the event?
All events listed on Haunted Rooms are hosted by experienced Hosts and Professional Psychic/Clairvoyant Mediums. However sometimes a Medium(s) may not always be present – but as usual, you will be in very safe hands with our experienced Hosts who have a wealth of knowledge and are fully trained in all aspects of professional public ghost hunting events and experience nights.
Can I sleep at an event?
Unless it is otherwise stated, events don’t include sleepover.
Will I see a Ghost?
Unfortunately, activity will not just happen on command, however using the various experiments and experienced hosts on the events, everything will be done to offer the best chance of spiritual activity.
It was an amazing experience!
This was my first time doing something like this! It was an amazing experience! Hosts were friendly full of information and very helpful! I can’t wait to attend another event in the future! Thank you!
The Team Was Awesome!
The Team was awesome, and it was great to get to actually get to use some equipment that I had only seen on television in the past, such as the Kinect mapping camera and the portal box. Great results, and as a bonus, the mediums picked up on the spirit of my late wife, as well as her name coming through the equipment.
Saw a silouhette of a man walking past inner door of a cell, to find that there was no one in it, and no way in or out except the door I went in! One of my companions was touched. All in all, an excellent evening, and myself and two people I met that evening from my town are planning our next Haunted Excursion!
Thank you all so much for providing all these great locations!
Sincerely, David P. McMillen
It was definitely a fun experience!
It was definitely a fun experience! This was my little sister and my first time doing anything like this!! I can’t wait to go to another event! Hopefully in the near future!
I had an amazing experience.
I had an amazing experience. I have been to two events with this team. This was night and day from the OG Pyle house early this month. It was well organized and explained. The lead investigators were very knowledgeable and knew where to direct the participants. I enjoyed and will be booking again