Bracken Fern Manor
AN OC Ghosts & Legends signature experience
Bracken Fern Manor & Tudor House Lockdown
You are invited to explore your curiosities into the paranormal and take part in a very limited LOCKDOWN Investigation.
With our guidance and knowledge, we will conduct EVP sessions, spirit box sessions and various other experiments in attempt to communicate with the other side.
For those who want to be put to the test, you will have the opportunity to participate in our ‘Solitary’ Challenge.
Stay at the Manor
The best part is the opportunity to book one of the limited rooms in the manor with other curious spirit seekers. The manor will be exclusive to OC Ghosts and Legends for the night, so at the end of our investigation we will all retreat to our rooms while we attempt to rest our heads after a long night of investigating. Just because we are retiring for the night, does not mean the spirits of the manor do. In fact, some of the disturbing experiences we had took place in the middle of the night when we retired to our designated rooms. Doors were closing, screams were heard and footsteps down the halls. It never stopped.
*You are not required to book a room in the manor to participate in the investigation. You may purchase single investigation pass*
You will be left isolated in a space we designate for 20 minutes
No flashlights, no phones: Just YOU and the darkness.
Oh and the rules have changed: Participants will now be BLINDFOLDED
Guests are given 1 entry into the SOLITARY Challenge drawing with each ACCESS Pass purchase.
*BONUS* entries when booking a room in the manor. TWO winners will be drawn. Winners of SOLITARY passes are transferable (within your own party) should the winner decide to not take the challenge – or another drawing will be pulled.
(This is an OPTIONAL activity – participants MUST have a LOCKDOWN Access Pass to be eligible)
Please be advised that all guests who are staying in the Manor will be participating in the investigation until we conclude for the evening (approx 1:30 am -2 :00 am +/-). Checkout is at 11:00 AM
No one under the age of 16 is permitted. Anyone under the age of 18 MUST be accompanied by an adult.
Downtown Lake Arrowhead is just a few miles away with additional lodging in the case that there are no more rooms available in the Manor (Or if you’re too scared to stay the night 😉
Bracken Fern Encounter
We weren't alone
Many of us heard disembodied footsteps on the stage. It was truly eerie. The Tudor House basement in which the Ghost Adventures Crew deemed to be housing a negative entity. We don’t have to tell you how creepy it is down there….you will see
Bracken Fern Manor Rooms
We have rated each available room based on it’s reported and documented haunted history.
Which room will you choose?
(ratings are subject to change based on current or recent activity levels)
Heather is known as the Honeymoon Suite.
Staff at the Manor reported a hammer being thrown in this room about 5 feet toward the bathroom.
A housekeeper reported she was standing beside the bed, and her ankle was grabbed by something under the bed. When she looked, there was nothing there.
Staff and guests have reported hearing loud crashing noises coming from this room at night. The energy of this room generally feels comfortable–in the daytime.
Guests have also reported not feeling alone in this room. Feeling they are being watched and hearing the sound of footsteps pacing back and forth in the hallway outside their door. The source behind Heather’s mystery is anyone’s guess– your stay in this room just may add to her legend.
So lay down, relax and if your ankles are touched take a peek under the bed…..
His presence seems to still be lingering in this room and is reported quite frequently. Many sense the emotional anguish that this man had as he was allegedly murdered with false pretense.
Jasmine room is rated to be one of the most ‘active’ rooms in the manor, if not the most active room.
Due to the high levels of activity in this room, Jasmine room is not bookable at this time. Don’t worry though…..
Jasmine room will be open for the LOCKDOWN
Ivy is the only room located on the first floor, directly attached to the lobby/living room.
She sleeps 2 with 2 single beds (one is a pull out).
It’s reported that this room was home to an 8 year old little boy named “Ryan” who was the son of one of the girls of the manor.
Our team captured a potential Class A E.V.P. (electronic voice phenomena) in this room of what sounds like that of a child or an adult female.
Guests from previous events have documented possible E.V.P communication with the little boy in this room.
Feeling the presence of a child in this room is reported to be a regular occurrence and we feel he is of a very sweet and playful nature. He seems to be fond of motherly soft women.
Be sure to offer up some toys for Ryan to play with during your stay. Oh– and hide your keys.
Violet is one of the manors most famous rooms.
Sleeping 2 with 2 twin beds, she is not very fond of the gentleman unless you are of a loving and caring nature. Conflicting reports state that Violet either committed suicide in this bedroom or was murdered by her lover. Her presence is legendary in terms of the manor, and she was very well liked by the men that had the pleasure of enjoying her company.
Other reports from male guests have been that they feel her presence or they are touched in the middle of the night.
It is suspected that Violet and Lilly were very close while residing here.
(Their rooms are located next to each other)
So while you stay in this room, be kind to Violet and she just may return the favor……maybe.
Lilly resides on the 2nd floor and sleeps 2, with 2 single beds (one is a pull out). Lilly was known to be the Matron of the manor and is very protective of her ‘ladies of the night.’
Respect Lilly’s girls and she just may respect you…
Our team documented the bathroom light turning on and off without explanation . You may still hear the subtle footsteps outside your door of the manors ‘soiled doves’ traveling through the halls. All in a night’s work
This year we have upgraded the activity rating for these rooms from a 2 star to a 3 star due to increased reports of strange activity.
Dahlia & Daisy are TWO adjoining rooms which sleeps (4) people and a shared bathroom between them.
Perfect for a family or group of friends wanting to be in close company.
Daisy & Dahlia are right in the middle of all the action as they are located at the top of stairs on 2nd floor.
Daisy consists of a queen size bed and Dahlia has a twin bed with a pull out bed underneath it.
Activity patterns in this room fluctuate.
Rose is one of the largest second floor rooms.
If you seek a room with little ‘disturbance’ and for a more restful sleep, Rose would be a good bet.
This room sleeps 2 with a king sized bed. Rose is considered to be one of the more ‘docile’ rooms, but we make no guarantees.
Camille is a safer bet for a “quiet” and restful night during your stay.
Paranormal occurrences have been very minimal in this room (generally speaking). This room will comfortably sleep 2 people with it’s two twin beds.
You could fit a twin air mattress in between the two beds, but it will be a tight squeeze.
Located centrally on the 2nd floor in the middle of all the action.
Camille is a personal favorite to our team as we view this room as a bit of a sanctuary from the spiritual shenanagins elsewhere in the manor.
Our last Bracken Fern Manor LOCKDOWN was a killer success! (no pun intended). We had the great pleasure of inviting Tammie Merheb-Chavez of Hollyweird Paranormal to the event where she highlighted the action of this incredible LOCKDOWN experience. It was a sold out event which left many with more questions than answers when it came down to the strange encounters we experienced. Take a listen to the episode below!
A beautiful drive up the mountains edge. Breath taking views overlooking San Bernardino County. The captivating winding road leading you down a quaint dirt road engulfing your soul with greenery and nature. You are pulled back in time when approaching a stunning bed and breakfast. You walk in the door, check into your room and truly soak in a time that is no longer ours. A time that was theirs.
The walls; theirs. The wood beneath your feet; theirs. The lingering air that passes through each door frame and corridor; theirs. You close your eyes and expel all tensions as you melt in their time in this world. This is what the Bracken Fern Manor and Tudor House brings to you.
A sense of time travel. A portal into their lives, their emotions, their world.
Throughout the 1800’s the land was known to have occupied numerous Native American tribes. Among them we believe the Paiute and Shoshone people were to have been the two tribes that inhabited the land due to economical prosperity. The land was plentiful due to the aquifers that ran from the lake, allowing for growth of plants and an abundant water source.
Having opened on July 4th, 1926 the Bracken Fern Manor was originally known as “The Crib” while the Tudor House formerly known as “Club Arrowhead of the Pines” became a social hideaway for Hollywood’s elite. The Manor- This 10 room, 10 bathroom manor featured 2 patios, dining room, living room, library and sauna. It was said to have been used as a brothel during prohibition while The Tudor House was used to house illegal gambling, liquor and other illegal pastimes.
Infamous mobster Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel was said to have funded the construction and built the locations as a sanctuary of escape for Hollywood’s big wigs and Mob members. The Tudor house having an olympic sized swimming pool and bathhouse was the perfect place to escape from the overwhelming summer’s heat. These social hot spots were considered a safe haven for illegal activity during prohibition and was known to have seen numerous deaths as well. Alleged deaths of a caretaker by the name of Ralph being thrown from the third story window to the suspected murder or claimed suicide of Violet a working girl linger within these walls forever leaving their story and mark in history.
OC Ghosts and Legends was fortunate to hold multiple investigations at both locations. The energy of these past lives was at times both welcoming and overwhelming. Unexplained footsteps could be heard walking the halls of the second and third floors while all members of our team were bunkered down at base camp on the first floor. EMF devices, including our REM Pod, triggered heavily throughout the evening . The feeling that someone was watching you was constant and gave us more reason to keep documenting to gain as much evidence as we could. The sound of someone walking while nobody was moving was recorded on numerous recording devices. A Class A EVP of a something/someone calling out an investigators name in Ivy’s room downstairs. Most notably, the chilling experiences two investigators had in Ralph’s room on the 3rd floor shook up our evening to say the least.
It’s one thing to have one after the other of personal experiences but to be able to back those experiences up with evidence is another. As a group that is what we strive to do. To educate, to experience, to document and support the claims.
We were already overwhelmed by our experiences in the manor, and we hadn’t even begun to investigate the Tudor House! Using new experimental technology, we utilized a kinect cam to detect and identify anomalies that could be seen on our screen monitor in real time. This validated an investigators strong feeling that something was sitting beside her on the Tudor House stage. Our tech had been watching her for 10 minutes without saying a word- she then asked if the program was detecting anything to her side. It was…..
Many of us heard disembodied footsteps on the stage. It was truly eerie.
The Tudor House basement in which the Ghost Adventures Crew deemed to be housing a negative entity.-We don’t have to tell you how creepy it is down there….you will see.
As your visit comes to an end, you pack up your belongings and retreat down the main staircase where you will soon leave time behind you. Time of laughter, liquor, gambling. Time of death, conspiracies and secrets. You check out at the front desk and carefully load up your car. As you slowly retreat down the steep driveway you feel a sense of longing; being watched. The individuals from the past still reside at the Bracken Fern Manor and Tudor House, and they long for their next visitor.