Spooky Stays You Can Book Year-Round (If You Dare!)
If you are looking for a vacation rental that comes with otherworldly guests, these Airbnbs deliver
Families looking to up the spooky vibe this Halloween season should head right to Airbnb’s spooky stays category to find all the haunted homes available for rent. There’s a Phantom of the Opera suite that’s sure to channel the Angel of Music and a number of rentals with confirmed paranormal activity. How well will you sleep in these haunted rentals? You’ll have to visit to find out!
Historic Stroud House | Wake Forest, NC
Built in the early 1940s by the Rev I.T. Stroud, this guest suite has some quaint and quirky features you won’t find in modern homes. Preacher Stroud put a sink in each bedroom so his guests and Wake Forest College student boarders could wash up privately before meals. Several guests have experienced supernatural events here including footsteps in the hallway or upstairs, the hall and basement lights turning on randomly, a door opening after being latched closed, a shadowy figure in the kitchen and dining room, glowing orbs in the living room, and even a music box that has played by itself. None of the incidents have ever been malevolent in nature.
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Inspiration House | Oberlin, OH
Built in the 1870s, Inspiration House was acquired in 2018 by Michelle Belanger, a paranormal researcher featured on shows including Paranormal State and Portals to Hell. Michelle confirms that the ghostly residents of Inspiration House are friendly, but you’ll have to see for yourself.
The Manor Master Chamber | St. Paul, MN
Built in 1883, The Manor has been dubbed the “most mysterious house in Saint Paul” and for good reason. Tall ceilings and large windows welcome in copious amounts of light but is it the large closest where you’ll find the ghosts hiding? You’ll have to visit to find out!
Haunted Bedroom at the Enslin Mansion | Troy, NY
This spooky spot was used as a film location and you’ll feel the creepy (but friendly) vibes as soon as you arrive. The room has seen many famous visitors and you can even add on a ghost tour or “spookeasy” dinner to enrich your stay.