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Cooperstown, Wisconsin: Ruins of Hotel Hell

The castle-like Maribel Caves Hotel was built in 1900. Fires burned it, and a windstorm in 2013 reduced the building to a ruin.

15879 County Rd R, Cooperstown, WI
I-43 exit 164. Turn east, then a quick left onto County Rd R. Drive north one mile. You'll see the castle-like ruins on the right. Private property; visible from the road. The building is unstable, so don't go near it.
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Hotel Hell

The ruins of a supposedly haunted hotel have been nicknamed "Hotel Hell" due to the many fires that broke out in it, as well as a portal to hell from an old water well! Private property, no admittance allowed. Can easily be seen from the roadway, or from a nearby park.

[Robert Ottlinger, 09/03/2022]

The castle-like Maribel Caves Hotel was built in 1900. Its well was originally a freshwater spa for wealthy patrons. A windstorm in 2013 degraded the structure to a ruin.

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