The Olde Main Street Inn was built in 1890 and originally called the Hotel Chadron. The Hotel Chadron was built in 1890 by Peter and Margaret O’Hanlon, after their previous hotel, the Chadron House, was destroyed by fire. This hotel is known for its use as General Nelson Miles headquarters when he investigated the tragic events at Wounded Knee in 1890-1891, describing those events as “The most abominable criminal military blunder and a horrible massacre of women and children”.
Today the inn is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It contains a restaurant, the Longbranch Saloon with full service bar, and bed and breakfast with 9 rooms. At the time of this update, the entire property is for sale.
The Olde Main Street Inn is reported to be haunted by two entities. They are called Jack and Anna due to their resemblance two family members of previous owners. “Uncle Jack” was a prankster in life and the ghost residing at the Olde Main Street Inn seems to have a penchant for pranks, moving objects, slamming doors, and making disembodied sounds of footsteps on the stairs. The other ghost comes in the form of an apparition of a woman in a red dress who looks like Jack’s sister Anna.
Address: 115 Main Street, PO Box 406, Chadron, NE 69337
Phone: (308) 432-3380
Tours and Events
Please contact us if you know of any haunted tours or events that include this location. The current owner is reported to welcome paranormal investigators.
- You can read about this and many more haunted places open to the public in The Ghost Hunter’s Field Guide: Over 1000 Haunted Places You Can experience
- National Register of Historic Places application