Do things that go bump in the night make you shiver in utter terror or sheer delight? If your answer is the latter, then those telltale goose bumps all over your body mean that the season of celebration and superstition is eerily approaching. Playing dress up, horror movie marathons, and ghoulishly fun gatherings are just some of the things that make Halloween so enjoyable. If you’re ready to turn the scare factor up a notch or two, then these hauntingly hospitable inns will do the “trick” while serving up numerous delicious “treats” on your ghostly getaway.
The Man in Tweed, The Lady in White, and The Basement Boy, are just a few of the famous spirits at Terrace Inn and 1911 Restaurant in Petoskey, MI, who have been known to welcome guests by peering into their bedrooms or wandering the halls. This 1910 inn offers 38 cozy rooms with high ceilings, jetted tubs, and queen size beds. The electric fireplaces are ideal for warding off October’s chilly air, or a ghostly presence!
Hospitality is key to making a guests stay in a B&B comfortable and memorable. But the old-time hospitality at the Old Stagecoach Inn in Waterbury, VT, takes hospitality to a whole other frightful level!
Mrs. Spencer, a former owner and resident of the inn, has been known to share her room (#2) with guests! Now that’s really getting into the “spirit” of hospitality. This 1826 classic Victorian has 11 beautiful rooms with original antiques. After hearing some of the bone-chilling ghost stories from local residents, you’ll want to take advantage of the famous craft beers in this region. Lucky for you, there are over 150 great beers on tap within walking distance of the inn.
The Birchwood Inn in Lenox, MA, has spent nearly 250 years welcoming guests. Most arrive and enjoy the unique town and its attractions, then leave. Others take up residence as in-house ghosts! Blame it on the award-winning breakfast as the reason why the guests keep coming back and the ghosts refuse to leave! This inn has won multiple awards including “Best Breakfast in New England”, “Best Savory Breakfast”, and “Top 50 US Bed and Breakfasts for Food.” Enjoy homemade breads and entrees, with a seasonal selection of locally grown fruits, while sitting in a rocking chair on the lovely porch. Pair these pairings with luxurious rooms and private baths, and guests, both waking and dead, are sure to have a satisfying and spirited stay at this inn.
Don’t wait for the ghosts to come looking for you! Put on your detective hat and be part of a ghost-hunting investigation at 1851 Historic Maple Hill Manor B&B in Springfield, KY. Round up all of your paranormal seeking comrades and rent out the entire inn. You will all be treated with a full country breakfast, private bath, spacious rooms with antique furnishings, and blissful bedding. Just what you need after a screaming good time with guaranteed ghostly experiences.
Strange things will be happening on Saturday, October 14th, at Inn at Aberdeen, Ltd, in Valpairaso, Indiana. Enjoy all that the “spirit” world has to offer with beer samples, live music, and spiritual and tarot readings at this fun-filled event. Overnight guests can relax after a night of beers and “boos” in their luxury suites with a fireplace, Jacuzzi for two, and a walkout patio.
You might not see Casper The Friendly Ghost at LimeRock Inn, but according to the paranormal experts that visited this Rockland, Maine B&B, you will see many friendly and oftentimes giggling apparitions! The lovely wraparound porch at this coastal Victorian B&B, whirlpool soaking tubs, private fireplaces, and complimentary guest pantry, evoke charm and comfort. Offering visitors world-class museums, fine dining, and some heart-stopping scares (don’t be surprised if you see a ghost on the way up the staircase), this historic inn and surrounding area, will leave you screaming in terror and sheer delight.
If you’re still standing (and smiling) after seeing the red velvet-curtained lobby, creepy doll, and have survived the ride in the creaky elevator, then you will have a horrifyingly great time at the Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, CA. This historic 1890 Victorian mansion survived the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, but visitors are often left quaking in their shoes when they take part in a ghost hunt, a walking ghost tour of the Pacific Heights neighborhood.
At Burn Brae Mansion, in Glen Spey, NY, guests are surrounded by 20 wooded acres at the foot of the Catskills Mountains, with open fields and walking trails, which leads to the historic Glen Spey Cemetery. All of the necessary ingredients for a guaranteed hair-raising B&B experience. The inn’s to die for breakfast of fresh baked bread, and eggs from their own chickens, will revive you after a night spent seeing heart-stopping surprises around every corner. Don’t forget to check out the Attic of Curiosities!
Looking for a close encounter of the ghost kind? Then your stay at Salem Inn, in Salem, MA, won’t disappoint. Elizabeth, the resident ghost in room #17, gleefully taunts guests and makes sure that her presence is known by keeping the room extra cool for your bone-chilling paranormal experience. The complimentary wine and cheese served everyday will take the chill off and calm your frazzled nerves.
Halloween thrill-seekers and tall-tale enthusiats are ready for the scariest night of the year. Get the most out of this gruesomely gory holiday at a haunted inn near you.