For sale: Historic Grafton Inn, comes with liquor license, ghost

GraftonInnDo you have a spare million or so and a desire to own a historic inn? Would you mind sharing space with a friendly ghost?

The Grafton Inn, a staple on Grafton Common since 1805, is on the market for $925,000. John Pardee has owned the inn since 2000, taking a two year hiatus from running the place before returning in 2009.

The inn’s restaurant and bar are popular with locals and there are seven rooms available for rental, along with a two-room innkeeper’s suite. Deb Schradieck at Re/Max has the listing.

Rich Price wrote the cursed Halloween story last year about the inn’s possible haunting (I say cursed because, for the second year in a row, the Grafton Daily Voice had a terrific Halloween story that was completely overshadowed by weather, Hurricane Sandy last year. In 2011, the Snowtober storm took out power and no one read my story about the Paranormal Bikers. Read those links fast because I imagine the Mass. Daily Voice sites will someday go away entirely. That’s a curse as well).

Pardee recently updated the menu for the inn’s restaurant, 25 on the Common, and opened up the dining room to better connect it to the bar area.

Bonus video: a 2011 investigation into haunted room 7, with orbs. You remember orbs, right?

Bonus bonus video: this looks like a student project, featuring many many photographs of the Grafton Inn.

 

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