Do ghosts exist or not is a silly yet serious question boggling mankind for years. Stories of witches, monsters, and spirits we’ve heard from our grandparents only add to the trepidation. It is not now that these narratives have been a topic of discussion, if we look at the course of history, one thing that was common then and now is the fear of the unknown.
I am not talking about viruses or aliens, I am rather discussing the soul or spirit of a dead person which we commonly term as a ghost and know by several names in different folklores. Though, from time to time, science has been bursting the myths associated with phantoms, there are incidents that derail science and make us believe in its existence.
Popular culture has further worked in strengthening ghost theories and added a whole new flick to them. The belief set by the culture has hugely popularized mansions, palaces, and bungalows as haunted. The credence is only strengthened by books and cinema. The reason I am talking about this is because the Halloween season is about to kick off and what better than visiting a spooky place on All Hallows’ Eve?
So, what are you waiting for? Muster some courage, pack your bags, and get ready to experience the existence of ghosts, demons, and devils in these 13 scariest and most haunted Airbnbs in the US where people have experienced paranormal activities.
The Black Monarch in Colorado
With the haunted hotel industry burgeoning across America and all over the world, the Black Monarch stays one of the creepiest yet highly popular rentals. Based in Victor, Colorado, the hotel owner rebuilt it from a brothel to a rentable space after it was left dilapidated due to a fire incident in 1899. The legend has it that the building is haunted by the ghost of a miner who died in a gunfight.
The hotel room features luxurious furniture, creepy art, authentic taxidermy, and very real oddities to make your stay full of trepidation. The new hotel owner mentioned to The Guardian that multiple people have seen a woman looking out from one of the hotel’s windows, even when there was no one in the hotel. Other than that, strange sounds and moving objects may be a common sight to witness. So, what are you waiting for? Book your stay now and thank me later, if you are alive and healthy. Just kidding!
Historic Civil War Farm House in Pennsylvania
The Battle of Gettysburg holds utmost significance in American history and the historic Civil War farmhouse is an important memoir of it. Based in Pennsylvania, United States, this was the place where causalities of the Civil War were brought in and treated. The space is hosted by Stephani who claims that there are many spirits who live there, but they are all harmless.
Well, if you are not afraid of pets and are completely okay sharing the kitchen, book a room at this place. The host offers you a large sunny room with a queen-size bed. Other than that, you’ll have your own private bathroom equipped with a shower. Don’t forget to carry an Ouija board – who knows you might be able to chat with one or two kind-hearted spirits.
Parks-Bowman Mansion: The Haunted Bedroom in New Orleans
Do you like the idea of sharing a bedroom with a young girl in a yellow dress who is apparently a ghost? Well, the legend has it that the ghost was the daughter of the previous property owner and was buried on the grounds. If you are lucky enough, you’d spot her roaming there. This sounds unreal but that’s the fun associated with Halloween.
The haunted bedroom features a queen-size bed and a sitting area. Not to mention, a full shower bath and immediate access to the third-floor porch, with sweeping views of New Orleans which is a beauty to behold. On top of that, the room will have internet access, a mini-fridge, and cable TV for you to watch a haunted movie to make your night scarier.
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The Manor Master Chamber in Minnesota
What makes a place or villa haunted is not only the legends associated with it but also its appearance. Located in Saint Paul, Minnesota, The Manor Master chamber features a gothic stone exterior, enough to radiate spooky vibes. The manor is not only haunted but also boasts an eerie appearance, enough to send chills down your spine.
It features tall ceilings and plenty of windows that allow natural light to pass in. The entire house is decorated with oddities and antiques that add an even scarier vibe to the place. If you are planning a vacation this Halloween, The Manor Master Chamber is worth a try, especially for its exterior.
Haunted Oasis in New York
Based in Troy, New York, the location lies in the heart of Lansingburgh village. There are multiple theories circulating the place. Most common amongst them are ghosts wandering the attic and the basement. Spooky, right? The space features a haunted bedroom on the second floor equipped with a queen-size bed. Other amenities include a shower and access to a third-floor attic.
If you look at the pictures, the bedroom, gallery, and stairs, everything has a spooky vibe. The place is so raw and natural in terms of horror that one would start feeling cramped just by looking at the pictures, despite it being spacious. This can be booked for $295 per night.
Note: The place is currently unavailable for rent but we are expecting the host to start taking orders as Halloween nears.
Haunted Mansion Retreat in Florida
You couldn’t ask for a better place to stay than the Haunted Mini Mansion. It is a delightful ghostly retreat where every room has wall-to-wall creeps. The house features three bedrooms and three full bathrooms all inspired by Disney’s Haunted Mansion. Offering a spooktacular experience it will let you create memories that will haunt you for a lifetime.
The biggest highlight of the space is the very well-thought-out decor and details that really created the Haunted Mansion feel. The private townhouse includes one king-size bed, one queen-size bed, twin bunk beds with an extra trundle twin bed, and a full-size crib. One bedroom and one full bath are located on the first level. There is no room for paranormal activity here, but the property also offers free parking, a community swimming pool, two children’s playgrounds, and a basketball court.
Victorian Gothic Castle Mansion in Maryland
If there is a castle, there ought to be some legend associated with it. This is the case with the Victorian Gothic Castle Mansion in Maryland. Featuring two bedrooms, a ballroom, a library, a pool, and tons of outdoor space, the castle looks like a perfect weekend retreat until you turn the history pages. The record states that a fire destroyed the original 1857 property with the owner’s wife and children inside. Other rumors suggest that the family escaped the fire unharmed but died by suicide. Whatever the case, the mansion is truly haunted.
The property was anyway restored with several families occupying the home down the years. There have been multiple reports of paranormal activity in the mansion. Few people have spotted a child hanging from a chandelier while others have observed windows shattering and chandeliers swinging back and forth.
Asian Room in the Cemetery Schoolhouse in New York
I bet you all have had the fantasy of studying in a school with a cemetery next to it. Located in Hudson, New York, there is one schoolhouse that could satiate this years-old desire of yours. Many Hudson River School painters made it their final resting place. The schoolhouse is a collection of Airbnbs and one Asian Room here will have you experience fear firsthand. The schoolhouse was built in 1900 near one of America’s most historic cemeteries known as The Cedar Park cemetery.
So, what’s the fuss about the Asian Room? Well, the room was traditionally built around an 18th-century opium wedding bed and is a fusion of Asian and contemporary design. The biggest highlight of the room is its interior comprising of furniture, pendants, and every differently sized item that is adding aesthetic to the house.
Apart from the magnificent artistic blend, the bathroom and kitchen in the schoolhouse are made out of steel and frosted glass elevating the spooky vibes to a higher note. To some people, it may be spooky and the home of the dead, but for me, it’s just drop-dead gorgeous.
18th Century Cottage in Georgia
The older the cottage, the more haunted we assume it to be. Given that, I bring to the list an 18th-century cottage adorned with antiquities and oddities inside. Situated in Savannah, Georgia, the cottage is surrounded by a forest which makes it even eerier. It is said to be haunted by a lady ghost named Laura.
The cottage is filled with antique furniture and regional artwork and finished in pinewood. In addition, Gullah sweetgrass baskets and antique carpets grace the authentic period building. The cottage includes a kitchen, dining and laundry, and a spacious bedroom with a queen-size bed. There is also an upstairs bathroom and living room daybed with two twin beds in case you plan on hosting a Halloween party for your close friends.
Henry Derby House in Massachusetts
Over 180 years old, this particular Airbnb is an antique house transformed into a vacation rental. As you reach the location, don’t expect it to look or feel like a traditional hotel, because it has got some spooky vibes to it. The stairs will creak, the windows will rattle when it’s windy, and you may experience paranormal activity in the house during your stay. I am not exaggerating, that’s how the current owner actually describes it.
As far as visitors’ comfort is concerned, it is perfect for families or large groups traveling together looking to explore downtown Salem in Massachusetts. You can have access to the whole house featuring a family room, kitchen, dining room, and living room on the first floor. Guests have frequently reported mysterious sounds and sightings. Other than that, there are four bedrooms with two baths on the second floor, and two small bedrooms on the third floor as well. Overall, it is a perfect abode for a family reunion this Halloween.
Tiny Home Cottage in Florida
We have covered a plethora of tiny homes from across the world but this one is really special. Because it’s super spooky! Don’t expect basic amenities here or you will be left disappointed. Not technically haunted, it is a small space adorned with creepy items to evoke the vibe. There is an Ouija board table to summon the ghost, a coffin but you can’t sleep in it, and a bathroom hidden behind a bookshelf.
The creepy décor is the highlight of the room which features a queen-size double bed. If you ever dreamt of living life downsize and wanted to stay in a haunted tiny house, this is an ideal package for your Halloween.
Haunted Inn Built in Boston
Built as a revolutionary training ground, this 1737 haunted inn is encapsulated by three mountains and two rivers and also has gardens to sit in. Visitors often hear voices of ‘Harriet,’ a bride who was shot dead by her ex-boyfriend at her wedding in 1805 and since then it has been a hotspot of paranormal activities.
There is a total of seven rooms, each featuring a double bed. There is also a private bath inside the inn, all tastefully decorated in period décor. In addition, guests have access to the gentleman’s parlor, fireplace room, and the garden outside.
Pet-Friendly Bungalow in Arizona
If you are one of those folks who always wanted to be a ghost hunter, this is your moment to shine. This pet-friendly house in Arizona is famed for strange happenings that are hard to describe. Nothing to be scared though, as the incidents are not reported to be malevolent.
Featuring a couple of bedrooms, a living room, a bathroom, a large stocked kitchen, and a fully fenced yard, the bungalow boasts a gothic interior with a 1919 Brunswick phonograph player vintage-tiled full bathroom that elevates the spooky factor of the house.
It’s a matter of great debate whether ghosts exist or not. It’s even more wrangling to discuss if any place can be really haunted or if it is just being promoted or brought to the limelight to generate revenue. Whatever might be the case, the latter half of the year is about celebration. Whether it’s enjoying Halloween or celebrating Christmas, we should rather be traveling and exploring more and drawing conclusions based on personal experiences. Nonetheless, these haunted Airbnbs in the US will be perfect for daredevils and fans of horror.
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