A National Historic Treasure in Santa PaulaBuilt in 1911 when Santa Paula was a booming oil town, Glen Tavern Inn has been beautifully restored to its grand historic character, giving travelers a timeless Southern California experience. The stately design is the work of architects Burns and Hunt, renowned for their monumental properties throughout coastal California. Named a national landmark in 1981, the magnificent 35-room Inn has been reinvented to tell of the colorful eras that spanned a 100 year history.
The Glen Tavern Inn has been featured on many paranormal shows such as The Dead Files and Ghost Adventures. Most of these stories stem from the prohibition era in which the 3rd floor of the inn was a speakeasy and gambling parlor. There are two major claims.
One is of the ghost named Calvin. Calvin was a cowboy that was gambling on the third floor. He was caught cheating at cards and received a bullet to the head in the dispute. Many years ago, during a remodel, a cowboy hat was found in a crawlspace with a bullet hole through it. The hat has since disappeared, but Calvin seems to have remained. Calvin's Room is Room 308. Room 308 is our most premium room and starts at $189. Please call us to book this specific room. 805-933-5550
The second major haunting is that of a lady of the night. The inn during the prohibition era was also home to a small brothel. The lore of Rose, the lady of the night, is that she was beheaded after servicing one of her clients. Her room is Room 307 and can be booked as well. Please call and book us directly for these famous rooms.