Since 2008, John Rossi, chief investigator of Shenandoah Shadows and Director of Paranormal Events at Historic Jordan Springs has done extensive paranormal investigations of the building and the Devil’s Backbone and leads Paranormal Investigation Tours, as well as Overnight Investigations at the resort. These tours may also include a meet and greet in the pub,
Greig D. W. Aitken and Tonie M. Wallace Aitken purchased the buildings and the 237 acres of property from the Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity in 2001. At first, the Catholic Church was reluctant to sell the land, but after much prayer and persuasion, finally agreed. Since then, Historic Jordan Springs serves as
In 1953, The Missionary Servants of the Most Holy Trinity purchased the property on which they operated a Catholic Monastery and Seminary, then finally in 1972, the property was leased to Shalom et Benedictus for a drug and alcohol rehabilitation center for young people. That facility closed in 1999.
In 1916, the resort ceased functioning. That second hotel burned down in 1920. The property remained in the Jordan Family for many decades. The photographs below are the tombstones of the Jordans buried in Winchester, VA and were provided by a member of the Jordan Family. From 1916-1942 several owners tried in vain to reopen
In 1893 construction of the third hotel with hand-cut limestone and brick was completed by Edward Clarendon Jordan, Jr., grandson of Branch Jordan. This structure is in full use today and known as Historic Jordan Springs. The southeast section of the current brick building is the section constructed over the foundation of the 1932 Carriage
Lexington, VA 7 June 1869 My Dear Sir I am very much obliged to you for your kind invitation to Mrs. Lee and myself to visit you at your White Sulphur Springs. I assure you it would give us great pleasure to do so did her health permit. But she is unable to travel so
Lexington, VA 20 January 1866 My Dear Sir I am three days since your kind letterof the 22nd xxxx xxxx the box of fruits,sent me in the name of your daughter. Julia Belle. Please present my kindest regards to your wife and best thanks to your sweet “baby” who will long live in my remembrance.