Guests have reported encountering a floating dark shadow passing through the rooms of the second floor of this modest hotel. Clouds of etheric vapor have appeared in the dining room, where candles have been known to relight themselves. The ghost of a woman named Mary Phelps, who lost her baby son in a room fire in 1884, has appeared to several witnesses. Another ghost named George keeps returning to his old room at the hotel. Owners Millie and William Jones have also experienced the entities. The town of Ione is southwest of Sacramento, near Jackson in Amador County.