Landmark Inn


In the downtown area of the city of Marquette in the state of Michigan, sits the Landmark Inn. Originally known as the Northland Hotel, it was built by the Cleveland-Cliffs Iron Company to accommodate the influx of visitors and businessmen attracted to the Marquette area during the mining boom. Building plans for the Landmark Inn started in 1916, but it wasn't until 1930 that it finally opened to the public.

The hotel quickly became a prominent landmark in downtown Marquette, offering luxurious accommodations and amenities. Over the years, the Northland Hotel underwent several expansions and renovations to meet the growing demand for lodging in the region.

It ran as a full-service hotel until the 1970s when it fell into a severe state of disrepair. The hotel finally closed in 1982, after which it was considered abandoned. It was not until 13 years later when someone else bought the hotel and restored it from top to bottom. The hotel reopened its doors in 1997 renamed as the Landmark Inn. The Landmark Inn continues to operate as a hotel today, offering guests a unique blend of historic ambiance and contemporary comforts.

Throughout its history, the Landmark Inn has hosted numerous notable guests, including celebrities, politicians, and artists. Its architectural style reflects the influence of the Arts and Crafts movement, featuring elements such as exposed brick, woodwork, and stained glass.


The Landmark Inn is not only known for its historical significance but also for the tales of ghostly encounters that have been associated with the building. The Inn has become the subject of plenty of eerie tales over the years. These stories have added to the intrigue and reputation of the hotel.

The Lilac Room at the Landmark Inn holds a significant place in the hotel's history and its reputation for paranormal activity. The room is often associated with ghostly encounters and strange phenomena reported by guests and staff. The story of the Lilac Room revolves around a tragic event that is said to have taken place there inlvoving a young woman, a guest at the hotel, who was involved in a hearbreaking love story. Head over to Ghost of the Lilac Room at the Landmark Inn to read the full story.

In addition to the infamous Lilac Room, there is said to be another part of the hotel that is haunted. The ghost of a murder victim supposedly still lingers haunting the basement. She was killed in a jealous rage by a man after he discovered the truth about her engagements with other men. After killing her, he drug the body to the then unfinished basement.


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