Erin and Jim bought the Magnolia Hotel in March 2013.
"We knew that would be something that would be perfect for us to do for our retirement: Restore an old building," Erin said.
Erin is a retired museum curator and has written books on haunted history, including Seguin and New Braunfels, Texas. Jim is also a preservationist and antique restorer.
She said they had their first experience with spirits in the building after they bought it.
Before that, it had been vacant for about 20 years.
The Magnolia Hotel started off as a two-room log cabin when it was built in the 1840s.
"We have some [spirits] that are shadow figures. They like to pick on Jim," she said with a laugh.
It's not currently a working hotel, but it is open for ghost tours. They said many visitors have claimed experiencing paranormal activity.
Jim and Erin said they hope to eventually open the Magnolia for guests to stay overnight.
They ask visitors to "keep an open mind."