Jackson inn earns ghostly recognition

Ghosts, romance and pumpkins have captured national attention for a North Country Inn earning it recognition on the web and national television.

The Inn at Jackson has been added to BedandBreakfast.com’s 2005 round up of “Great Places to Sleep With Ghosts” thanks to stories of visits by the spirit of Jason a young handyman who died 50 years ago.

“We’ve been told he enjoyed himself here and that’s why he comes back,” Don Bilger, who has owned the inn with wife Joyce since March, told NHBR Daily. “Most people are intrigued by inns with ghosts, especially around Halloween.”

“Hats off to these innkeepers who dared to reveal their ghost stories,” said Marti Mayne, spokesperson for the Web site, which offers information and online reservations for inns and B&Bs worldwide.

Television crews from the Travel Channel and the Outdoor Channel have also taken the trip to The Inn at Jackson recently. The inn will be featured as part of a “Most Romantic Inns” segment on the Travel Channel sometime in March or April of 2006 according to Bilger, and the inn and Jackson’s annual Pumpkin People Festival will be featured next summer as part of the Outdoor Channel’s visit to Jackson. — TRACIE STONE

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