The Grand Midway Hotel is owned by filmmaker and novelist Blair Murphy. This is his artistic Shangri la.
We've grown into a little campus with the Grand Midway Hotel, the Midway Elf House, and the Midway Cathedral, among other locations. The scene is a little of Andy Warhol's Factory, Disney's Haunted Mansion, Hearst's Castle, Hollywood's Magic Castle, Coppola's Zoetrope, Alex Grey's CoSM, Lord Byron's Villa Diodati, and Luxor's Temple of Man.
Two novels are set in the Midway, The Werewolf Lotus and The First Noelle. An award-winning feature film is set here as well, Zombie Dream. All are available for purchase at the Midway and in other finer establishments in Windber. They are also available on Amazon.