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The Guest House

Haunted lodge opens this week

By Leigh Anne Butler

Are you ready to be scared? If so, you’re in luck and just in time for Halloween!

Grove Station in conjunction with the Tallassee High School soccer team is hosting the first ever Haunted Lodge in Tallassee at the Guest House.

To raise money for the Tallassee High School soccer team, Corrie Sid, owner of The Guest House, has volunteered her venue, which lies along the banks of Graveyard Creek, to provide a fun and safe experience while helping the growing athletic program.

The experience with take you on a journey through Graveyard Creek Lodge and the Trail of Terror as participants work to rid the place of deadly evils.

"When Corrie, from Grove Station, approached me about having the THS Soccer teams help her provide a service to our community of course we were all in,” explained Matthew Tarpley, Tallassee High School soccer coach. “Providing the Tallassee community and the River Region as a whole with a Haunted House during October was a no brainer. Part of the mission of our Soccer program is to teach our players the value of serving others, and volunteering to give our community something they will enjoy was an easy decision!"

“We’re so excited to partner with the soccer team and give them some funds from this fundraiser and pull off a haunted house in Tallassee,” Sid added.

Sid purchased The Guest House from the City of Tallassee in September 2018. The Guest House was built by Mount Vernon Mills in the 1920s to house visitors to the mill.

“There have been quite a few [haunted] experiences at the Guest House,” Sid continued. “This will be fun!”

This event runs on Oct. 21, 22, 27, 28, 29, 30 and 31 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., with scheduled entries every 10 minutes. Tickets are $20 per person and can be purchased with cash at the gate or reserved online at