Beild House in Collingwood – Haunted Collingwood Database

Location: Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
Type: inn and restaurant, our case# I2312
Built: 1912

Cold Spot Paranormal Research™ was called out to investigate Beild House in Collingwood, Ontario, Canada. Beild House was also featured in the “Rescue Mediums” television show due to a referral of this location from Michelle McKay to the producers of the show. We were the very first investigation team to ever conduct a paranormal investigation at this inn. We experienced the following oddities during our investigation:

A “raspy” ghostly voice saying something to the effect of “what are you doing here?” in the main floor washroom. This washroom is also the old doctor’s office area.

The feeling of “dizzy spells” throughout the house by two of our investigators.


The ghostly appearance of a man wearing a white tie and tails, top hat, and cloak, was seen standing in the archway then backed away into the darkness, and was gone.

One of the employees often hears footsteps moving down the basement stairs when she is baking in the kitchen and nobody else is in the house

Mysterious noises have been heard coming from the main floor, which sound like “people moving around” only to find nobody there

A “presence” can sometimes be felt on the second floor landing

Unknown “voices” coming from the old doctor’s examination room, as if still waiting to be seen by the doctor

Folded laundry has been found “hurled” around the room by some unknown force

E-mail sent to us on July 12, 2008:

“I was upstairs on the second floor folding laundry. I just happened to look up, and I saw a man. He was unusually dressed, a suit, a white tie, and was wearing a top hat. I didn’t think anything of it, I thought the man just liked to dress like that. So being nice, I asked him how he was. He did not answer me, so I returned to my laundry. I heard a footstep so I looked over and this man was still standing there. I blinked and he disappeared.”


Now a country inn, this grand turn-of-the-century home was built in 1912 for Dr. Joseph Arthur who named it “Beild House”. It was built as a family home complete with doctor’s office. Dr. Arthur also served as Mayor of Collingwood in 1919 and again from 1923 to 1929.

In typical Eden Smith Style, the doctor’s consulting rooms and offices were relegated to the colder, noisier, north end of the building. While the family’s sunny living and dining rooms, trimmed in gumwood and warmed by simple, but elegant, back to back fireplaces, faced south to the garden.

Over the past seventy-eight years, “The Beild” (Scots English for “the shelter”), has been the site of many community gatherings, and, during the Depression, transients who passed through the town could be sure of a hot meal and fresh clothes in Dr. Arthur’s office quarters.

Now a fine country inn, each of the guest rooms features its own unique decor, a gentle blending of antique furnishings with modern amenities. Dr. Arthur’s original office has been refurbished into a comfortable three-room suite. And the food is to die for (no pun intended).

WARNING: Do not trespass! Permission from the location owner must be granted to investigate this location!

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