Soda Springs, Idaho
76 South Main Street
Soda Springs, Idaho 83276
The Enders Hotel in Soda Springs, Idaho was built in 1917, and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. It was commissioned by William and Theodore Enders.
According to the application for the National Register of Historic Places:
“The upper levels remain largely unchanged, with the addition of doors into the former private baths from the hallways being the only change in the floor plan. Original brass letters and room numbers remain. Almost every room is furnished with iron beds, mission oak dressers and chairs, cast-iron sinks and metal light fixtures that remain from the original furnishings.”
Soda Springs was platted in 1870, making it one of the four oldest towns in Idaho “to establish a commercial corridor from Utah north to the mines and agricultural resources in Idaho, Wyoming and Montana.” The Oregon Short Line Railroad was completed to Soda Springs in 1882, bringing miners, merchants, and ranchers to the area.
The hotel now has a bed & breakfast, museum, coffee shop, and event venue.
Enders Hotel has a number of ghost stories surrounding it, including witnesses who have seen a man walking the halls. Staff and guests have both reported a similar figure, and according to Idaho Haunted Houses, many of the hauntings happened in the basement.
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