The original name of the Rough Riders Hotel was The Metropolitan. People expected the town to grow into a large city, which never happened. The hotel was renamed in honor of Theodore Roosevelt and the Rough Riders in the Spanish-American War. Through the years the hotel has been owned by different people and undergone renovations, which usually awakens the spirits.
It’s believed that a little boy haunts one of the guest rooms at the top of the hotel. The laughter of a child is often heard in the room when no one is there. Guests have reported toilets flushing by themselves. It seems that some of the spirits enjoy playing pranks on visitors.