Haunted B&Bs

Want to sleep close to a ghost? BedandBreakfast.com has compiled a list of their scariest B&Bs that may or may not have some ghosts crawling the place. Consider planning a vacation staying at one of these creepy destinations.

1. Featherbed Railroad Bed & Breakfast Resort, Nice, California

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Instead of staying in rooms, guests stay in renovated railroad cabooses. Unfortunately, when the cabooses were transported to rural California a few spirits came with them. A railroad worker in striped pajamas is said to walk amongst the cars at night. Even if there isn’t a real ghost here, the hotel goes out of its way to make sure you’ll have a memorable Halloween.

2. 1872 John Denham House, Monticello, Florida

Guests report that from the moment they step inside this historic home that their camera batteries are drained by the spirits inside. Moving on you might find cold spots and hear whispers of old guests and owners. If you’re looking for a real scare, the blue room is said to be the most haunted of all. If you want to give your kids a scare, the hotel also hosts Teen and Parent Ghost Hunting Weekends in October.

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3. Foley House, Savannah, Georgia

Savannah has its fair share of hauntings and the Foley House is a violent one. One story says a guest went missing in the middle of the night. Another accuses a guest of attempting to harm the widowed owner and she killed him in self defense, only confessing the attack on her death bed. Either way, in 1989 human remains were found behind a wall and excavated. Nicknamed “Wally”, this man is said to haunt the hotel today. There is a nightly ghost tour that passes through this hotel.

4. Kehoe House B&B, Savannah, Georgia

Kehoe House

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The Kehoe House is a 1892 Renaissance Revival Queen Anne style mansion that may be haunted by twins of the same name. Legend has it that two twin children died while playing in a fireplace in one of the rooms. Now their spirits remain. Their mother and father also are said to linger the halls and maintain the mansion in their own way.

5. Penny House Inn, Eastham, Massachusetts

The old side of the Penny House Inn has a ghost living in it. This ghost is fairly calm throughout the day but at night the “Goodnight Ghost” just doesn’t want you to fall asleep. You’ll be whispered to and touched and if you do fall asleep your items just might be moved. One ghost has an affinity for turning up the music in the spa but inn workers take care to turn down the volume in between guests these days so you can relax.

6. Captain Lindsey House, Rockland, Maine

This house sits along a sea town and is beloved for being romantic and cozy. Guests rarely want to leave. Maybe that’s the problem because years after their stay some guests have checked out of life but not the house. Handprints appear on freshly made beds, a woman’s face appears to you, voices and walking are heard from above and the parlor still seems to be a social center for the dead.

7. 1906 Pine Crest Inn & Restaurant, Tryon, North Carolina

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Located just outside Asheville and Chimney Rock, this inn is on the National Register of Historic Places. It has 35 guest rooms, suites, and cottages. Much of the area is thought to be haunted and inside the hotel people have heard voices and dishes seem to have ideas of their own on where they should be placed.

8. Inn at Herr Ridge, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

Built as an inn in 1815, Herr Ridge was taken over and served as a field hospital after the Battle of Gettysburg. During the time it was a hospital, amputations were performed in rooms, limbs were thrown out of windows, and people died under the hot sun. The owner during this era, Frederick Herr, is said to haunt this place. Perhaps haunted with the grief he saw in the inn he is said to shut off lights, move glasses and silverware, and even call out to employees. The hotel is visited on a paranormal tour that may reveal key details of the hauntings.

9. Black Horse Inn, Warrenton, Virginia

Another hospital in the Civil War, this Inn sits near Manassas Battlefield. Three ghosts remained even after the war was over. One ghost is a woman believed to be a nurse who still laughs at the men around her. The second ghost is a dancer who can be heard as he dances at the top of the stairs. The third ghost leaves impressions on the bed in the Burgundy Room of the hotel. Finally there’s a seasonal ghost who tips over the Christmas tree so often that had to wire the tree to the corner of the room.

10. Green Mountain Inn, Stowe, Vermont

We’ve mentioned the appeal of Stowe before but the Green Mountain Inn offers a spookier side. The ghost known as “Boots” was born at the inn in room 302 to a servant. He worked in the inn as a horseman and once became a hero as he saved some guests from a runaway horse. Still, he had a vice and drinking left him fired and later in a New Orleans prison. It was there our hero was taught to tap dance. Reformed, he returned to Stowe and once again played the hero, saving a girl on the roof. Tragically he fell to his death from above the same room he was born, room 302. Now he tap dances across the roof, having been born and died on the grounds below.

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