BED, BREAKFAST AND BUTCHERY
Looking for a spooky place to spend the night? Here are some of the most haunted B&Bs in America!
(By Stephanie Almazan, for The Line Up)
These charming and historic inns are still in business and welcome guests of all forms. But sleep with one eye open—that chill you feel isn’t the crisp fall air.
From the Florida Keys home of a cursed voodoo doll to a mansion that entranced the King of Horror, join as as we spend the night at the most haunted B&Bs in America.
1. Foley House Inn
Built in 1896 by wealthy Irish widow Honoria Foley, the Foley House was the first bed and breakfast in the haunted city of Savannah. It overlooks picturesque Chippewa Square where Forrest Gump was filmed. Although the home was built atop the grounds of a home burned down by the Savannah Fire of 1889, all was relatively peaceful. Then in 1987, a renovation unearthed human remains rumored to be a well-to-do boarder in the late 1800s, murdered and hidden behind a wall. Since then, there have been stories of a man in a top hat walking in the garden at night, strange noises, and rushes of air from out of nowhere.
2. 17Hundred90 Inn
This bed and breakfast from 1820 keeps guests even in death. Request room 204 if you’d like to meet the B&B’s most famous eternal lodger, Anna. Heartbroken when her sailor lover skipped town, Anna committed suicide by jumping from the balcony. The lovelorn spirit keeps busy at night; you’ll hear her sobs, see her standing by the bed, or find your belongings misplaced.
3. Captain Grant’s
Captain William Grant built this historic New England inn in 1754 for his wife Mercy Adelaide Avery. Unfortunately, Captain Grant died at sea and Adelaide, buried across the street at St. James Cemetery, haunts the inn as she waits in vain for her husband to return. Previous lodgers say she knocks down the shower curtain, turns the TV on and off, and makes spectral appearances on the main staircase.
4. Thornewood Castle
The King of Horror Stephen King was inexplicably drawn to this Tudor Gothic-style mansion, which served as the setting of his scripted miniseries Rose Red. Charles Thorne, one of the three founders of the port of Tacoma, spent four years building the extravagant 54-room castle, completing it in 1911. He’s said to haunt his old room, unscrewing light bulbs and making frequent appearances to guests. Thorne’s wife Anna reportedly appears in the bridal suite gazing down at the gardens, while her reflection has been spotted in a vintage mirror.
5. Pine Bush House Bed and Breakfast
New Yorkers looking for a fresh air scare should head to the Catskills where a Victorian inn erected in 1905 is said to house numerous eternal guests. The current proprietor had the site surveyed by a paranormal investigator and a psychic to verify its otherworldly activity: they identified a jazz musician at the piano, naughty children, and an elderly gentleman who refuses to leave his favorite seat. Beware of footsteps, unknown voices, and foreboding mist.