By Fiona Hernandez | October 31, 2022
Halloween brings all kinds of things that are deemed to be spooky. Ever wonder about all the spooky places you can spend the night at on Halloween? There’s stories that say there are a few places across the U.S. that are haunted and people have confirmed they’ve seen and heard ghosts. These are just a list of some of the spooky places you might want to visit for your next Halloween:
Foley House Inn: Savannah, Georgia
Living room area of the Foley House Inn
Photo Credit: Foley House Inn
This bed and breakfast inn located in Savannah, Georgia is known to be haunted by the original owner, Honoria Foley. It is said that a guest who stayed at the Foley House Inn was murdered by Honoria. In 1987, when the inn was going through renovations, workers found human remains in the walls. If you choose to stay at this inn, you may hear strange noises in the night.
Lizzie Borden House (A Bed and Breakfast & Museum) Fall River, Massachusetts
Front of the Lizzie Borden House
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The Lizzie Borden House is another inn you can stay at based in Fall River, Massachusetts. The story goes that this once was the house of Lizzie Borden and her family. Back in 1892, Borden’s father and stepmother were murdered in this home. The case remains unsolved and some claim that Lizzie Borden committed the murders. You can spend a night at this house and the trip also offers guests a house tour, ghost tours, and ghost hunts.
Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, California
This is the living room area of Queen Anne Hotel.
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This hotel was originally built as a school for girls, owned by Mary Lake. Once this building turned into a hotel, guests have said they’ve seen the ghost of Mary Lake roaming the hotel. Guests have even seen Mary Lake’s reflection in the mirrors of the hotel.
It is alleged that Mary Lake had an affair with Senator James Fair who was known to fund the school for girls. The affair ended up in a local newspaper and the rumors continued until Miss Lake passed away.
The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado
This is the front of the Stanley Hotel
Photo Credit: Stanley Hotel Website
Ever wonder how Stephen King got the inspiration to write his novel, “The Shining?” The setting of the story is at the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado. In 1973, King decided to spend one night at this hotel with his wife. He stayed in Room 217 and that's when he had a nightmare about his young son being chased by a firehose.
As he woke from his nightmare and walked outside his room, he claimed to have seen two little girls looking at him in the middle of the night. This occurrence was included in both his novel and the film adaptation.
Room 217 is one of the most booked rooms in the hotel. It’s especially hard to book a night in that room around Halloween.
“Hocus Pocus” Themed Cottage in Salem, Massachusetts
This is a photo of the “Hocus Pocus” Themed Airbnb
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In Salem, Massachusetts, there is a replica of the cottage from the “Hocus Pocus” movie. It is a quaint two-bedroom, two-bathroom cottage. The cottage also has a copy of the ancient spellbook that was used by the witches in the movie.
This will make for a perfect stay around Halloween, especially since the “Hocus Pocus” sequel recently came out. It may also be a great idea to watch the new “Hocus Pocus'' movie during your stay in the cottage!