The Bracken Fern Manor & Tudor House
FUTURE EVENTS COMING SOON
Lake Arrowhead, CA
A beautiful drive up the mountains edge. Breath taking views overlooking San Bernardino County. The captivating winding road leading you down a quaint dirt road engulfing your soul with greenery and nature. You are pulled back in time when approaching a stunning bed and breakfast. You walk in the door, check into your room and truly soak in a time that is no longer ours. A time that was theirs.
The walls; theirs. The wood beneath your feet; theirs. The lingering air that passes through each door frame and corridor; theirs. You close your eyes and expel all tensions as you melt in their time in this world. This is what the Brackenfern Manor and Tudor House brings to you. A sense of time travel. A portal into their lives, their emotions, their world.
Throughout the 1800’s the land was known to have occupied numerous Native American tribes. Among them we believe the Paiute and Shoshone people were to have been the two tribes that inhabited the land due to economical prosperity. The land was plentiful due to the aquifers that ran from the lake, allowing for growth of plants and an abundant water source.
Having opened on July 4th, 1926 the Bracken Fern Manor was originally known as “The Crib” while the Tudor House formerly known as “Club Arrowhead of the Pines” became a social hideaway for Hollywood's elite. The Manor- This 10 room, 10 bathroom manor featured 2 patios, dining room, living room, library and sauna. It was said to have been used as a brothel during prohibition while The Tudor House was used to house illegal gambling, liquor and other illegal pastimes. Infamous mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was said to have funded the construction and built the locations as a sanctuary of escape for Hollywood’s big wigs and Mob members. The Tudor house having an olympic sized swimming pool and bathhouse was the perfect place to escape from the overwhelming summer's heat. These social hot spots were considered a safe haven for illegal activity during prohibition and was known to have seen numerous deaths as well. Alleged deaths of a caretaker by the name of Ralph being thrown from the third story window to the suspected murder or claimed suicide of Violet a working girl linger within these walls forever leaving their story and mark in history.
OC Ghosts and Legends Para Team was fortunate to hold a 2 day investigation at both locations. The energy of these past lives was at times both welcoming and overwhelming. Unexplained footsteps could be heard walking the halls of the second and third floors while all members of our team were bunkered down at base camp on the first floor. EMF devices, including our REM Pod, triggered heavily throughout the evening . The feeling that someone was watching you was constant and gave us more reason to keep documenting to gain as much evidence as we could. The sound of someone walking while nobody was moving was recorded on numerous recording devices. A Class A EVP of a something/someone calling out an investigators name in Ivy's room downstairs. Most notably, the chilling experiences two investigators had in Ralph's room on the 3rd floor shook up our evening to say the least.
It's one thing to have one after the other of personal experiences but to be able to back those experiences up with evidence is another. As a group that is what we strive to do. To educate, to experience, to document and support the claims.
We were already overwhelmed by our experiences in the manor, and we hadn't even begun to investigate the Tudor House! Using new experimental technology, we utilized a kinect cam to detect and identify anomalies that could be seen on our screen monitor in real time. This validated an investigators strong feeling that something was sitting beside her on the Tudor House stage. Our tech had been watching her for 10 minutes without saying a word- she then asked if the program was detecting anything to her side. It was.....
Many of us heard disembodied footsteps on the stage. It was truly eerie.
The Tudor House basement in which the Ghost Adventures Crew deemed to be housing a negative entity.-We don't have to tell you how creepy it is down there....you will see
As your visit comes to an end, you pack up your belongings and retreat down the main staircase where you will soon leave time behind you. Time of laughter, liquor, gambling. Time of death, conspiracies and secrets. You check out at the front desk and carefully load up your car. As you slowly retreat down the steep driveway you feel a sense of longing; being watched. The individuals from the past still reside at the Bracken Fern Manor and Tudor House, and they long for their next visitor.
The Bracken Fern Manor
The Tudor House
We had the great pleasure of working with the original psychic medium from 35 years ago, who played a critical role in the many legends of The Bracken Fern Manor and The Tudor House.
You are invited to explore your curiosities into the paranormal and take part in a very limited Lockdown Investigation. With our guidance and knowledge, we will conduct EVP sessions, spirit box sessions and various other experiments in attempt to communicate with the other side.
For those who want to be put to the test, you will have the opportunity to participate in our "Solitary' challenge. Talk about major bragging rights!
The best part is the opportunity to book one of the limited rooms in the manor with other paranormal enthusiasts. The manor will be exclusive to OC Ghosts and Legends for the night, so at the end of our investigation we will all retreat to our rooms while we attempt to rest our heads after a long night of investigating. Just because we are retiring for the night, does not mean the spirits of the manor do. In fact, some of the disturbing experiences we had took place in the middle of the night when we retired to our designated rooms.
Doors were closing, screams were heard and footsteps down the halls. It never stopped.
*You are not required to book a room in the manor to participate in the investigation. You may purchase single investigation passes as shown below*
Room "Activity" rating system
We have rated each available room based on it's reported and documented haunted history.
Select the room which meets your comfort level
Which room will you choose?:
If you seek a room with little 'disturbance' and for a more restful sleep, Rose would be a good bet.
This room sleeps 2 with a king sized bed. Rose is considered to be one of the more 'docile' rooms, but we make no guarantees.
Daisy & Dahlia are TWO adjoining rooms which sleeps (4) people with a shared bathroom between them.
Perfect for a family or group of friends wanting to be in close company.
Daisy & Dahlia are right in the middle of all the action as they are located at the top of stairs on 2nd floor
Though paranormal reports have not been high in these rooms, your visit may change that pattern.
Our team captured a potential Class A E.V.P. (electronic voice phenomena) in this room of what sounds like that of a child or an adult female. Feeling the presence of a child in this room is reported to be a regular occurrence and we feel he is of a very sweet and playful nature. He seems to be fond of motherly soft women.
Be sure to offer up some toys for Ryan to play with during your stay. Oh-- and hide your keys.
Respect Lilly's girls and she just may respect you...
Our team documented the bathroom light turning on and off without explanation . You may still hear the subtle footsteps outside your door of the manors 'soiled doves' traveling through the halls. All in a night's work ;)
Fern is also known as the bridal suite, with high vaulted ceilings and is a mirror image of 'Heather' room. Fern features an extra large bathroom with a bathtub. Sleeping 2 with a queen bed.
Two of our investigators thought they would have a peaceful stay in the manor's most spacious room.
They had no idea they would be jolted awake multiple times throughout the evening with loud crashes against the wall above their heads. These events were actually recorded and documented. Just as they attempted to return to sleep, they sat up in confusion and heard what sounded like someone pacing the hallways. They got up to check outside their door--there was no one.
Heather is known as the Honeymoon Suite.
Staff at the Manor reported a hammer being thrown in this room about 5 feet toward the bathroom. A housekeeper reported she was standing beside the bed, and her ankle was grabbed by something under the bed. When she looked, there was nothing there.
and guests have reported hearing loud crashing noises coming from this
room at night. The energy of this room generally feels comfortable--in
Guests have also reported not feeling alone in this room. Feeling they are being watched and hearing the sound of footsteps pacing back and forth in the hallway outside their door. The source behind Heather's mystery is anyone's guess-- your stay in this room just may add to her legend.
Violet is one of the manors most infamous rooms. Sleeping 2 with 2 twin beds, she is not very fond of the gentleman unless you are of a loving and caring nature. Conflicting reports state that Violet either committed suicide in this bedroom or was murdered by her lover. Her presence is legendary in terms of the manor, and she was very well liked by the men that had the pleasure of enjoying her company. Other reports from male guests have been that they feel her presence or they are touched in the middle of the night.
It is suspected that Violet and Lilly were very close while residing here.
So while you stay in this room, be kind to Violet and she just may return the favor......maybe.
Jasmine comfortably fits two people with a king sized bed.
Reports have told us that a man by the name of Ralph who was the caretaker of the Manor at the time; was thrown out the front window of this room- plummeting to his death. Allegedly, this was caused after he was falsely accused of having a relationship with Lilly (the Madam of the Manor.) It was told that Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel had his mobster thugs handle his dirty work for him of discarding Ralph out the window and onto the street where was then trampled by a wagon.
His presence seems to still be lingering in this room and is reported quite frequently. Many sense the emotional anguish that this man had as he was allegedly murdered with false pretense.
We urge caution when booking this room if you are sensitive to spiritual phenomena.
**Please be advised that all guests who are staying in the Manor will be participating in the investigation, your room may be subject to the investigation until we conclude for the evening (approx 2 :30 am +/-). Checkout is at 12 pm**
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If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact us at [email protected]
(for those who choose to take the challenge)
You will be left alone in a location we designate for a certain time limit.
We dare you.....