Glen Spey, NY 12737
“Burn Brae Mansion is one of my favorite places to stay when I am up here.”
– Linda Blair, The Exorcist
Burn Brae Mansion was built in 1908 by Margaret MacKenzie Elkin as part of the estate of George Ross MacKenzie, third president of the Singer Sewing Machine company, who made his fortune as confidant and advisor to Isaac Merritt Singer, the company’s founder. Click here to read the history of the mansion.
Rich in history, Burn Brae Mansion was recently restored for its 100-year anniversary.
Following the renovations, the original servants’ quarters, now named the Singer Suite and Elkin Room, and the adjoining guest rooms, now named the MacKenzie Suite, were opened to the public. Shortly after reopening, overnight guests began reporting mysterious sights and sounds during their visit. Further research revealed a history of such reports, and subsequently spurred curiosity about the previous occupants of Burn Brae.
Burn Brae Mansion has been the subject of numerous paranormal investigations and can be booked by ghost hunting groups for private research upon request and availability.
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Overnight stays in a haunted mansion, group investigations by appointment. Special events such as Murder Mystery dinners that do not require an overnight stay are offered throughout the year. Check out our Calendar of Events for details.
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Spending the night at Burn Brae Mansion is a unique and memorable experience for all ages and interests. Packages include a home-cooked dinner and full breakfast including fresh-baked bread and eggs from our own chickens. Overnight guests are also invited to take a guided tour of the mansion, including the Attic of Curiosities. The Inn is BYOB.
There are accommodations available in either the Mansion, open year-round, or the Stables Motel, open April through December.
The Singer Suite sits atop a magnificent spiral staircase and boasts three beautifully decorated bedrooms, one with an adjoining bath, off a private hallway, with two recently renovated bathrooms at either end. A splendid Victorian sitting room is shared by guests of the suite and can either be locked off or opened to include guests of the MacKenzie Suite for groups traveling together.
The MacKenzie Suite is accessible from the grand staircase in the heart of the house and features three bedrooms and one bath on two levels. A spectacular master bedroom overlooks the front yard through original stained glass windows with two quant bedrooms on the third floor, and a newly renovated Victorian bath at the foot of the carved staircase.
The Stables Motel, a 12-room motor lodge that was converted from the original stables, features accommodations for two, three or four guests per room, each with private bath and country decor.
Burn Brae Mansion sits on over 20 wooded acres at the foot of the Catskill Mountains. The grounds are lush with streams, open fields and walking trails, one of which leads to the historic Glen Spey Cemetery, final resting place of the original owners.
Other amenities include an outdoor pool and, volleyball court and game room.
To make a reservation, call the mansion at 845-856-3335 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.