Looking for a spooky family getaway in honor of Halloween? While plenty of hotels and resorts offer Halloween-themed events, if your family is looking for some truly frightful fun, we’ve assembled a list of some of the spookiest haunted hotels from around the country:
· Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY. This former girls’ school has had some of its staff spooked for years. Guests and hotel staff have reported hearing voices in the hotel’s famed Glimmerglass Room—fortunately, the Syfy’s Channel’s Ghost Hunters only found “friendly spirits” there. Be sure to check out the town’s Candlelight Ghost Tours and other local attractions like the Baseball Hall of Fame.
· Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, NH. Supposedly haunted by the widow of its original owner, this resort offers plenty for families to do around Halloween, including wagon rides, Halloween parties for kids and adults, tales around a campfire, and their day and evening Kids’ Club for ages 4 to 12.
· Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, CO. Perched up high in the Rocky Mountains, this ghoulish hotel inspired Stephen King’s The Shining—rest assured that the only sound of children running around will be your own, though. Families with kids 5 and up can enjoy ghost and history tours at the hotel, revealing info about its most haunted rooms and places as well as tours through its underground tunnel.
· 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa in Eureka Springs, AR. Ghost tours and haunted hay rides aren’t the only things this hotel offers; moms looking to relax a bit from the rigors of everyday life can also enjoy its full service spa. And of course the whole family can enjoy countless outdoor activities nearby as well as a stroll through downtown Eureka Springs, known as “America’s Victorian Village.”
· Hotel del Coronado in San Diego, CA. Southern California, home to good weather—and the ghost of Kate Morgan, a hotel guest who checked into the resort in 1892 and never checked out. The hotel’s Halloween offerings include a special kids’ party as well as a special “Hallo-wine” & Spirits party for adults.
Would you and your family love these kinds of trips, or would they give you nightmares? What’s your family’s fave way to celebrate Halloween?