Our readers have been asking questions about our new novel, The Cliffhouse Haunting. We’ve collected some up to answer here.
Is the Cliffhouse Lodge based on a real hotel? Yes, in some ways. It was built by an architect associated with Gilbert Stanley Underwood, designer of Yosemite’s Ahwahnee Hotel, Grand Canyon Lodge, and the Timberline Lodge in Oregon among many others. It also has roots in California’s Brookdale Lodge. The Brookdale’s natural stream in the dining room inspired the stream that runs through the lobby in the Cliffhouse Lodge.
The story is set in the San Bernardino Mountains. Are they any real ghost stories attached to that area?
Yes, many, though we didn’t use any. Just Google “ghost stories San Bernardino Mountains, Lake Arrowhead, Big Bear” and you’ll find plenty.
Is the Blue Lady a ghost from real life?
There are many blue ladies in ghost fact and fiction…