We want everyone to have a good time when they come to Ashmore Estates but most importantly we want all to be safe. Recently we have had situations were people thought it was a good idea to come to the building partially intoxicated or drinking while they were on the grounds. We will not accept this type of behavior as it is not safe for anyone during the event.
Ashmore Estates is an alcohol free location, Anyone found drinking or bringing alcohol onto the property will cause their entire group to leave with no refunds. Enjoy your visit at Ashmore but keep it sober and safe.
WE ARE BOOKING PRIVATE INVESTIGATIONS AND TOURS. You may contact us here or at our phone of 217-899-9978 or email us at [email protected]. We have electrical set up on each floor and a team room where heat has been included. We are working on making this the best paranormal investigation experience that it can be. The building is owned by a paranormal investigator and he has the help of many other investigators. We are taking the ideas of many and turning this location into a great investigative experience. There is a new roof on the building and all windows have been replaced or the openings have been completely enclosed. There is now sunlight inside Ashmore Estates, something that hasn't been for over 12 years. We have some great plans for the building and as anyone that has been to the building since we purchased it May 3, 2014 will let you know it has improved. Thank you for your patience with us and we hope the building will bring as much joy to you as it has to us while working on it.
We have had numerous teams investigate Ashmore Estates since we purchased it in May of 2014. If you have not been to Ashmore I think you will enjoy your experience there. Vast improvements have been done to the building to allow easier investigations. We are continuing to improve the location that has now been dedicated only to the history tours and paranormal investigations. In 2016 we built a room inside to reflect a bedroom and living room area. We repaired the top edge of the building that has was damage by the tornado in 2012. We also want to restore a hospital room on the third floor in 2017 to give it more of a historical feel. The overnight investigations are $500 for up to 12 people and 12 hours. Over 12 people there is an additional charge of $50 per person. We also have 3 bunk houses on the property that can be used for $50 each for the small ones and $100 for the large one. Both have 4 beds, electrical, TV & DVD player, heat, and AC. The large one also has a pull out couch, recliner, table and chairs and Netflix. There is a fire pit available as well but you will need to bring your own firewood. Gas and charcoal grill are available as is the stove, refrigerator, microwave, pizza oven and coffee pot. There are 3 functioning bathrooms, 2 inside, and 1 outside for those tent camping. There is a shower also available as well. At this time we do not have maid service but who knows in the future. :)
The following pricing applies to events we offer at Ashmore Estates. If you are interested in booking an event with us go to the Contact Us form.
The two small bunk houses were built in the winter of 2015 and are 12x16. The large bunk house was built in July of 216 and is 20x20. The small ones rent for $50 and the large one $100 per night. We also add 5 hours to your time at Ashmore to allow you to take down equipment the next day. All bunks are equipped with 4 beds, AC, heat, ceiling fans, electrical, TVs, DVD players, and chairs. In addition the large unit has a pull out couch, recliner, stuffed chair and a table and chairs. In 2017 we will have various DVDs available for your use in the event you have that someone with you that likes to visit locations but just does not want to run around in a dark building and investigate. Linen for the beds are not furnished, you will need a sleeping bag, blankets, and or pillows. There is a fire pit by the bunk houses but you will have to bring your own firewood.
On the third Saturday of each month a different paranormal team will host a Paranormal 101 class followed by an investigation of Ashmore Estates. They will teach you some of the ins and outs of the paranormal as well as ghost hunting. If you have never been on a ghost investigation but wanted to this would be the time you want to go. They will be interactive with you the entire time you are there and you will not be left alone, of course unless you want to.
The event will start at 2:00pm and go until 4:00. There will then be a break for dinner and you come back at 6:00pm and investigate the halls and rooms of Ashmore Estates until 2:00am, if you dare to.
The history of Ashmore Estates is extensive. It started off as the Coles County Poor Farm and after it closed it then became Ashmore Estates, a hospital for the mentally challenged. Some of the inmates and patients still roam the halls and are willing to talk with you many tiems. Keep your senses sharp when going through the building as you never know what you may hear or see.
For more information on these check out the calendar. We will sell 20 tickets for each investigation at a cost of $50 per ticket. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Lost Limbs each month.
If your kids are interested in the paranormal bring them out. The event we did in October of 2016 was such a huge event we were asked that day when the next one was. We have two schedule now for 2017. Tickets for these will sell out so get them while you can to one or both it is sure to be a good time. You can click on the picture below to go to the tickets available through Eventbrite.
October is always the busiest time of the year for us and the weekend before Halloween is jam packed with excitement. Click on your choice of days to purchase tickets for a guided tour of Ashmore Estates in October. You will also receive some "alone", well maybe time as well.