4 Haunted Hotels You Can Stay At For Under $100 – If You DareEntertainment The List
Stores might be gearing up for Halloween, but you can get a good scare in all year round if you know where to look. If you like history, spooks, ghosts, and stories of the paranormal, get ready to pack your bags – we've got 4 affordable hotels that will not only feed your vacation fix, but will also take you back in time and maybe even introduce you to a few new ghoul-friends…
1. The Shanley Hotel – $95/night
This haunted bed and breakfast is located in scenic Napanoch, NY. According to legend, you can find paranormal activity any time of day, from rocking chairs rocking on their own, to footsteps in the hall – when no one's there – and even the laughter of children.
But along with the haunted atmosphere, staying at the Shanley is like taking a trip back into time. The rooms you can stay in are beautifully decorated with canopy beds, vintage furnishings, and delicate lace curtains – plus common areas that will make you feel like a high-falutin' socialite on a quaint vacation. Let's just hope you don't have to share your room with any ghostly visitors…
2. The Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast – $83/person
You can stay in this home in Fall River, Massachusets that also happens to be the former home of the infamous Lizzie Borden – the girl who gave her mother 40 whacks and her father 41. The home is now a bed and breakfast that you can stay in and is also a museum that features memorabilia from the time the Bordens lived in the home. The bed and breakfast even goes the extra mile, recreating the entire crime scene that put Lizzie on trial, which you can see for yourself by going on a tour of the house.
And if you're feeling brave enough, you can even stay in Lizzie, her father, or her stepmother's room. Just look out for the spooky happenings like creaking floors when no one's around, doors opening and closing, and shadows being cast across the walls…
3. The Myrtles Plantation – $75/person
This haunted destination is in St. Francisville, Louisiana. According to legend, the family that lived in the fancy home were poisoned and killed by one of the owners' mistresses. When she was fatally punished for her crimes, her ghost never left the Myrtles, and now she, and the ghosts of the people she killed, continue to haunt the grounds. In 1992, the new owner was taking pictures of the buildings; and when the photos were developed, a girl was scene standing between the buildings that wasn't there when the owner took the picture…turns out, it was the mistress visiting again.
If you want to investigate the other spooky hauntings at the hotel, you can take the plantation's mystery tour and see if you spot spooks that other visitors had, like mysterious hand prints on mirrors, rocking chandeliers and being pulled on by ghost children – the same children who were poisoned by an angry mistress.
4. The Queen Mary – $60/person
Docked in Long Beach, California, The Queen Mary has been traversing ocean waters since 1935. Once she was considered the "grandest ocean liner in the world" – and now, she's also considered one of the spookiest. While the beautiful ship now hosts tourists, vacationers, and wedding guests, it's also home to hundreds of spirits as well – like the sailor who died in the ships engine room, the "lady in white", and even a few children ghosts.
Voted one of the Top 10 Most Haunted Places in America by Time Magazine, you can look for ghosts while on one of the ship's multiple ghost tours, from the Haunted Encounters tour to their Paranormal Investigation tour; you can even dine with some spirits at their Dining with the Spirits tour!
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