28 North C Street, Virginia City, NV
Constructed in 1876, the Silver Queen is the oldest hotel in Virginia City. Located in the heart of what some argue is one of the best main streets in the nation, visitors will discover nice rooms, some with brass beds, and views that go for over 100 miles. The main floor features an authentic 1870s saloon with one of the largest single-piece wooden bar counters and bar backs in the country if not the world.. The Silver Queen is also a popular destination for weddings, as there is an historic chapel on site.
The Silver Queen Hotel is Virginia City’s oldest hotel and one of the city’s most haunted. The Silver Queen Hotel has many reported accounts of paranormal activity by guests over the years. If you choose to brave the night, you may encounter tapping on the walls, loud banging and possibly the sound of footsteps said to be coming from a woman who took her own life in Room 11.
A prostitute named Rosie operated some business deals in the Silver Queen, and supposedly slashed her wrists in the bathtub of Room 11 sometime during the late 1800s. Her story remains mysterious, but Rosie is said to have never left the Silver Queen, making countless appearances in the decades following her suicide. Even though the entire hotel is carpeted, guests have often reported loud steps on a wooden floor, rattling doorknobs, the sound of voices, or even the sight of Rosie herself at the top of a long staircase where she has been spotted lingering.