The Read House Opens Haunted Room 311 Bookings for Only 5 Nights in October
For the first time since The Read House’s $28 million hotel renovation, guests will be able to stay in one of the most haunted hotel rooms in the United States, Room 311. Known as Annalisa Netherly’s room since her alleged murder in the 1920’s, the exclusive “The Read House Haunted Room 311 Experience” package is only available for one-night stays on October 3, 10, 17, 24 and Halloween Night, October 31. This will be the only time the restored Room 311 is made available for overnight reservations this year. The hotel does offer complimentary daily tours of Room 311 between noon and 2 pm for both visitors and locals.
“The Read House Haunted Room 311 Experience” package includes exclusive overnight accommodations in Room 311, complimentary valet parking, an in-room decanter of “Bathtub Gin,” two 311 Cocktails at the Bar & Billiards Room, $100 dining credit at the hotel’s Bridgeman’s Chophouse restaurant and in-room breakfast service (should you make it until morning). “The Read House Haunted Room 311 Experience” package starts at $666 for double occupancy.
Room 311 is haunted by the ghost of Annalisa Netherly — a guest who was allegedly beheaded in the bathtub by a jealous lover. Over the years, several guests have reported paranormal activity in the room, including unexplained noises, flickering lights, running water, shadowy figures and more. The haunted room is known by many locals who have experienced paranormal activity of their own.
“After reading all accounts of haunted Room 311, we knew the best thing to do was to restore the room to make Annalisa Netherly comfortable — with no modern amenities — and we are excited to welcome new guests to share her room,” said general manager Ken Merkel. “Room 311 looks and feels like Annalisa’s room in the 1920s. There is an AM radio that does not work, a vintage claw foot tub, an original pull chain toilet, antique furnishings and distressed hardwood floors — just like it would have been in the early twentieth century — and no television. ‘The Read House Haunted Room 311 Experience’ package is for the adventurous at heart. I can’t wait to hear how guests are received!”
Room 311 is also known for housing Al Capone while he was traveling through Chattanooga on his way to his federal trial in Chicago for tax evasion. The windows of the room were secured with rebar to prevent his escape. During the renovation, The Read House reinstalled this unique feature so guests could get a glimpse of what it looked like during that time. It has been said that Annalisa was not a fan of Capone’s cigar smoke.
To book “The Read House Haunted Room 311 Experience” package on October 3, 10, 17, 24 or 31, call the hotel at 423–266–4121.