15 Haunted Hotels And Airbnbs To Stay In This Halloween
Scary movies and costumes make for a pretty standard Halloween, but this year, take things a step further and stay in a haunted hotel or Airbnb...if you dare. Whether you're hunting for chills or you want a fall date that's truly out of the ordinary, you're sure to find something scary at these creepy-chic stays with a history of hauntings. Book now, and you'll have a delightfully creepy October 31st.
This historic hotel in downtown Austin was opened in 1886 by Civil War Colonel Jesse Driskill. He died in 1890 after losing the hotel in a high-stakes poker game and is said to still haunt his old dwelling. Guests say he makes his presence known by the scent of his favorite cigars.
Legend has it that the ghost of Roscoe Jones, former postmaster and owner of the inn, haunts this Outer Banks location. Shortly after losing his job with the U.S.P.S. and isolating himself, Jones passed away. Local residents began spotting a ghost in a postal uniform coming and going from the building regularly, and you might hear mysterious footsteps, see blinds move up and down, or hear radios turn on and off.
The farm house and barn were used as a Civil War field hospital immediately after the Battle of Gettysburg. This place definitely has a lot of history, but the host maintains that all of her “roommates" are friendly! (photo via Airbnb)
This 1799 cottage was used in the filming of Robert Redford's film The Conspirator and is a favorite with local ghost tours. (photo via Airbnb)
Discover a history that dates back to before the Revolutionary War. The space is said to be inhabited by no fewer than eight ghosts, and they've even got a picture of a couple located in the lobby that gives off the scent of lavender.
This famous NOLA hotel is also known for its earthbound entities, along with a restaurant door that opens and closes on its own and an elevator that takes confused guests to a cold, empty floor of the building.
This beautiful resort hotel is one of the best places to stay in upstate New York, but is also known for strange occurrences, like the sound of furniture moving late at night, along with figures moving down hallways.
Here's a hotel that comes with two friendly dogs, three adorable cats… oh, and a ghost. (Photo via Airbnb)
The Hollywood Roosevelt's legendary star clientele is often associated with the current ghostly guests. Marilyn Monroe, Carol Lombard, and Clift Montgomery are a few of the celebrities rumored to still visit.
This post has been updated.
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