The 13 Spookiest Airbnbs to Rent This Halloween

We all go out for Halloween. Haven’t seen the pumpkin butt plug on our bedside table? We didn’t come here to perform, although we came for some serious spooky shenanigans and intricate group costumes. We will go to all lengths, sexual metaphorical and literal, to soak up the pristine ambiance of our favorite vacations, which is why we seek out the spookiest places and haunted hotels to rent Airbnb.

As far as haunted hotel hunters go, there’s something for everyone; you can be the converted psychiatric hospitalamerican horror story stan, or the kind of vacationer who mostly wants a luxury getaway in a spooky city like New Orleans. We’ve narrowed down a list of some of the most haunted stays in America, from the hotel that inspired the brilliant in a cottage in a veritable working village of psychic mediums a stone’s throw from New York.

Gather your goblincore bros and heaux, and let’s get ready to hang out with ghosts.

This (whole) haunted house in Salem

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It wouldn’t be a spooky house breakdown without a listing in Salem, Massachusetts, where the 17th century witch trials infamously took place (except there’s now a Delighted statue, and everyone is cool??). This neo-Greek house can accommodate up to a dozen people and is supposedly haunted by a maid named Sarah who probably just wants her overtime paychecks. As one Airbnb guest wrote, “We haven’t had any ghostly encounters, but there have been some unusual occurrences!

Henry Durby House; sleeps up to 12 people, $688/night at Airbnb

This village of mediums in New York

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Welcome to Lily Dale, the quiet Victorian spiritualist town of New York that inspired investigations and characteristics of the tastes of The New York Times. This rural Airbnb is a stone’s throw from the real Vegas Strip of mediums, and is perfect for more witch-loving travelers who want to escape the big city by flaunting themselves into a cottage on 10 acres of land surrounded by hiking trails. , bathing spots and some of Lily Dale’s lovingly eccentric residents.

Rural studio; sleeps up to $4.99/night at Airbnb

Lana, is that you?

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“Don’t worry, our ghost (a young girl in a yellow dress from the 1890s) is very shy,” write the hosts of this New Orleans Airbnb, “you probably won’t see her, although some swear she exists ! “How Lana Del Rey Core. There are a few different rooms available for rent in the historic mansion, but the most haunted by far — and the favorite of the girls in yellow dresses — is this room.

Parks-Bowman Mansion; up to 2 people, $132/night at Airbnb.

This charming mansion in the French Quarter of New Orleans

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When it comes to spooky tourism, there are people who dream of staying in a half-ruined roadside motel, and then there are those who prefer glamping or an Airbnb with a little more luxury than your average hotel. This New Orleans Airbnb speaks to the latter with its decadent furnishings and prime location in the haunted French Quarter; the house itself may not be haunted, but it’s filled with Corinthian columns, marble fireplaces and a hidden library doorway to inevitably pull a spooky prank on your friends.

Grand Manor with Court; up to 4 people, $239/night at Airbnb

This Airbnb Inspired by Disney’s Haunted Carousel

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While we can’t confirm (or deny) that ghosts roam the premises of this Haunted Mansion-themed Airbnb in Fullerton, Calif., the painstakingly curated decor is more than enough to get us in the mood. Halloween. Here’s hoping the Alexa device is that floating-headed lady in a crystal ball from the Disney ride.

Ghostly retreat inspired by haunted mansion; sleeps up to 8 people, $744/night at Airbnb

You want honky tonk with your ghosts

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“We are NOT your normal bed and breakfast,” writes the host of this Senguin, Texas Airbnb, which was featured on Ghost Adventures, Ghost brothersand Paranormal caught on camera, and is just an hour’s drive from downtown Austin. The old brothel was built in 1850 and is said to have many paranormal happenings. “Such a diamond,” writes one Airbnb reviewer, “[It’s] so cool to have an entire floor of a haunted hotel all to yourself! Very scary and ghost hunting tools [they provide] really came in handy.

Haunted Magnolia B&B; up to 4 people, $246/night at Airbnb

A haunted hospital

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Traverse City State Hospital in Traverse City, Michigan was established over a hundred years ago and has since been converted into apartments with supposedly otherworldly residents. Blogs abound on the web about what it’s like to spend the night (spoiler: scary), and Airbnb reviews praise everything from welcoming host vibes to tradition. “[There’s] great architecture and lots of character to the building and unit,” writes an Airbnb fan.

The village; sleeps up to 2 people, $211/night at Airbnb

This Montauk Mansion Gives Spooky Tudor Vibes

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Built in 1927, this wooden Montauk, New York mansion is close to town but feels worlds (and centuries) away from Manhattan. Internet users love to debate whether it’s haunted or notbut they all agree that it’s still decorated for Halloween.

Luxury Studio at Montauk Manor; up to 2 people, $132/night at Airbnb

A haunted Victorian brothel

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The Black Monarch brothel and saloon in Victor, Colorado was rebuilt after a fire in 1899 and wired by none other than Nikola Tesla (eat your heart out, Elon) and restored to its Victorian-era American glory for your greatest pleasure. According to the hosts, it is haunted by the ghost of a local miner who died in a shootout.

The Black Monarch; can accommodate up to 16 people, $1,010/night at Airbnb

You are a ‘Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil’ stan

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Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb

… Who is not ?? Savannah, Georgia has always been known as a sleepy town with plenty of creepy secrets, but John Berendt’s 1994 bestselling book (and John Cusack’s film adaptation that followed) really put it on the map as a destination for ghost hunters. This 18th century cottage is in the heart of historic Savannah’s Historic District and is the perfect place to hole up for Halloween in between. local ghost tours. In the words of one reviewer, “It’s charming, spotless, quiet, and very comfortable.”

Laura’s Cottage; up to 4 people, $225/night at Airbnb

The most haunted hotel in San Francisco

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Photo: Courtesy of Airbnb

The Queen Anne Hotel in San Francisco, California has a long and juicy history of scaring away its guests. As a college student in the Bay Area, I remember hearing stories from friends whose parents spent the night at the hotel only to feel totally freaked out by the Victorian mansion, “I believe the hotel is haunted,” a Tripadvisor reviewer writing, “I half woke up one night to feel like someone was tucking me in and gently pressing my collarbone.” The next day, the reviewer discovered that the hotel, which was a former girls’ boarding school, is believed to be haunted by its former headmistress.

Room at the Queen Anne Hotel; up to 2 people, $239/night at Airbnb

A haunted mini-castle

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Voted the most mysterious house in Saint Paul, Minnesota by Pioneer press, this miniature castle was built in 1883 and adjoins a wooded cemetery worthy of your spooky seasonal shoots. “They are creators of special magic,” writes an Airbnb reviewer of the house’s hosts; another reviewer writes: “[The host] spent so many hours meticulously creating a space that gives off the perfect spooky vibe […] There are interesting details around every corner, and with every look you can find something else that will catch your eye. Who knows, maybe you can even chat with one of the hot tub ghosts.

The master bedroom of the mansion; can accommodate up to $4.90/night at Airbnb

The IRL hotel from ‘The Shining’

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Photo courtesy of The Stanley Hotel

Although not on Airbnb, the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado is a classic too big to pass up. The 119-year-old hotel is a few miles from Rocky Mountain National Park and inspired Stephen King to write the brilliant after a stay at the hotel gave him bizarre dreams. There is no air conditioning, but who needs it during the fall? Plus, the hotel really leans into its connection to both the horror classic and the alleged real-life on-site hauntings of the hotel’s founder and his wife, whose ghostly piano can apparently be heard during the night. night.

Book the Stanley Hotel at Tripadvisor.

Happy Halloween and good luck falling asleep.

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