The Creepiest Airbnb’s Just In Time For Halloween
By Leah Freeman-Haskin
Looking for a mansion to call home for the creepiest night of the year? These Airbnb rentals are historic, haunted and Halloween-perfect.
Victorian Gothic Castle Mansion
It comes with a hefty price tag at $500 per night, but this gothic castle mansion in Ellicott City, Maryland is the perfect venue for your haunted Halloween overnight. The 160-year-old home is located in the woods on 7 acres of land, creating a spooky setting to match the home.
Elegantly Decayed Creole Mansion
Maison Vitry was built for freed black woman, Louise Vitry and her French consort, Archille Courcelle in 1855. Today, you can rent this home for around $385 per night and be a part of New Orleans’ history. The 3,700-square foot house is “elegantly decayed” with just the right amount of haunted vibes to make you feel like you are never alone.
Parks-Bowman Mansion: The Haunted Bedroom
Another haunted New Orleans gem, this private room is located in the heart of the Garden District. According to airbnb.com, the resident ghost (a young girl in a yellow dress from the 1890s) is very shy; you probably won’t see her, although some people swear she exists. Find out for yourself for just $95 per night.
Captain Grant’s, 1754
Spend the night in Captain Grant’s 1754 room in Preston, Connecticut. The home once sheltered Continental Army troops during the Revolutionary War and housed slaves who escaped from the Confederacy during the Civil War, according to Airbnb. Guests have claimed seeing Colonial-era ghosts standing by their bedside at night. Test the validity of these tales for yourself for around $179 per night.
Historic Civil War Farm House
Head to the David Stewart Farm in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, once home to wounded and dying soldiers from battle. The host says, “I will be your only ‘living’ host, but there are many others who reside with me. They have lived at the farm for many many years, some for hundreds of years. Yes, the house is haunted, but they are all friendly!” You can rent a room for only $99 per night.