If you're planning to travel somewhere in the United States, the first thing you'll need to do is track down a place to stay. The obvious choice is with a friend, family member, hotel, or motel, but Airbnb has become increasingly popular over the past few years.
It is cheaper to stay in someone's home and typically offers a more interesting and diverse experience than a regular hotel where all the rooms look the same. But if you really want to have an exciting time on your vacation, you could consider staying somewhere rumored to be haunted. Here are ten haunted rooms you can actually rent from Airbnb... if you dare.
10 Haunted 1890s home
In Port Angeles, Washington, there is an antique home built in the 1890s, refurbished by a man named Kevin. Despite its age, the home has been renovated a few times. That said, the listing still claims the house is "occupied by a mischievous ghost."
As of yet, no-one in the review section of the Airbnb has explained their own experiences with this particular ghost, but that doesn't mean one doesn't exist there. Any house more than a century old has seen its fair share of history. What mischief might this household have going on behind closed doors?
9 Haunted Suite in Historic Benton Park
The Historic Benton Park suite, constructed in 1890, is hosted by Debbi and Tom. If you choose to stay the night here, you'll be pleased to know the hosts have been declared Superhosts by Airbnb, meaning they are both highly-rated by previous guests.
Because of the grandeur, historical area, and how old the building is, there have been guests who've experienced paranormal activity. If you read through some of the guest reviews on the website, you can see people recounting their experiences with supposed ghosts in the area. One guest claims they woke up at 3 am to the strong smell of perfume, despite no-one spraying anything.
8 Sweet Organic Pet-Friendly Getaway
Stay overnight in a private room inside the Bisbee Warren neighborhood in Arizona. Sweet Organic Pet-Friendly Getaway is, as the name suggests, a place you can bring your pets to, free of charge! And yes, despite its charming, cozy, picturesque appearance, it is indeed haunted. Supposedly there have been multiple episodes of unexplained phenomena.
However, as of yet, nothing truly dark or evil has happened. If it is indeed haunted, it is likely by a harmless entity with a playful persona rather than something more malevolent. The Sweet Organic is also an eco-friendly place to stay if that is of importance to you, and the host is high-rated.
7 Laura's Cottage
This 18th-century cottage known as Laura's House is located in the Landmark Historic District in Savannah, Georgia. Savannah is known as one of the most haunted cities in America. It is a beautiful city with well-kept dark secrets and a notable history.
The cottage is nestled away in a private, wooded area. It was constructed in 1799. Despite its age, the cabin is updated with modern technology to make your stay more comfortable. The home was used as a filming location for the Robert Redford film, The Conspirator, and it is a staple on local Savannah ghost tours.
6 Parks-Bowman Mansion
Parks-Bowman Mansion consists of one, supposedly, very haunted bedroom. That bedroom is the one you can rent for just $115 a night! 100% of guests here have given their stay five-stars, even if they haven't encountered anything spectral; the host is a great one with a high ranking on Airbnb.
It is located in the Garden District of New Orleans, Louisiana. There are three bedrooms in the manor available to rent, but the main attraction is the haunted room. The ghost they claim haunts the place is a little girl in a yellow dress. She is timid and doesn't always make appearances, but you can still try your luck.
5 The Manor Master Chamber
This stylish manor is a truly unique place to stay if you're visiting St. Paul, Minnesota. The mansion has been voted as one of the most mysterious houses in Saint Paul by the Pioneer Press. You can visit with Scorch, the family's Doberman. Sean, the host, is an Airbnb Superhost and prior guests have nothing but kind words for his home and kindness in allowing them to stay.
It's only $55 a night to stay in this beautiful and historical landmark. It has been the background of many paranormal investigations, spooky photoshoots, murder mystery dinners, and more. If you choose to stay here you can rent out the master bedroom, which has room enough for four guests.
4 Farnam Manor
Farnam Manor is a unique place to stay because it doesn't provide its guests with an indoor place to sleep. Instead, if you plan on coming to Farnam Manor you better plan on camping outdoors. Their wide-open yard is thought of as a paranormal vortex brimming with spiritual energy.
It is located near the Cuyahoga Valley National Park in Ohio. Legend says the original owners of the home, the Everetts, had a young daughter who drowned on the property in a well. It is said her spirit continues to haunt the property, and if you sleep overnight there you may encounter her wandering around.
3 Historic Civil War Farm House
In the historic town of Gettysburg, Pennslyvania, there is no better place to stay than the Civil War Farm House. The hosts here are very upfront about the fact they receive frequent visitors from the other side. In the description, Superhost Stephani claims, "I will be your only "living" host, but there are many others who reside with me."
Although she does go on to reassure all potential guests that these ghosts are friendly, because she has been on the property for 36 years, she has plenty of stories to tell about her paranormal and ghostly encounters. It's not surprising there are spectral visitors here considering the farmhouse is a former civil war hospital.
2 Elegantly Decayed Creole Mansion
In 1855, this majestic home was constructed for Free Women of Color, Louise Vitry, and her French consort at the time. It is within walking distance of the French Quarter, making staying here an excellent way to immerse yourself in one of the most haunted cities in America.
New Orleans, Louisiana, is an incredible cultural mecca everyone should visit at least once in their life. The mansion has been mostly kept intact, hence the decaying interior. It is historically resonant and ghosts from the 19th century may linger in the halls.
1 Victorian Gothic Castle Mansion
The history of the Victorian Gothic Castle Mansion in Ellicott City, Maryland, is fascinating. It was built in 1857, when it was known as the Lilburn Mansion and hosted the successful Hazelhurst family. Sadly, a fire at the mansion burned down the old bones of the home. It had to be renovated by its new owner, John McGinnis.
Supposedly, ghosts in the manor were not happy about these changes and bad things began to happen to the Hazelhursts, including one of their children dying and the Hazelhurst patriarch, Henry, died in the home. Some guests who have stayed there claim to have seen a ghostly child hanging from a chandelier.