Are we being a little generous in calling mid-September the “Halloween season”? Maybe, but it’s the next major (and fun) holiday on the horizon, and if you want to tempt fate for some reason and really up the ante on how you celebrate the Halloween season, then we have some Airbnbs for you:
Via Airbnb The Victorian Gothic Castle Mansion, Ellicott City, Maryland
For $500 a night, you can stay with up to 12 people in this 160-year-old home. It’s been featured in commercials, TV shows, and documentaries according to the hosts (though, they did not elaborate which ones).
Via Airbnb As far as creepy mansions go, it’s got some pretty cool perks, including four bedrooms, four-and-a-half bathrooms, kitchen, library, ballroom (of course it has one), pool, and seven acres of property.
If that sounds up your alley, you can learn more
Via Airbnb The Vintage Estate Euro-Family Suite, La Cańada Flintridge, California
A lot smaller and (seemingly) less creepy than the other options on display, this house’s “charm” comes from its strange origins. Constructed over the course of six months in 1929 for a man named Robert T. Moore, he was a… Secretive man.
Via Airbnb Rumor has it that Moore hired different laborers each day to conceal secrets in the house. Even stranger is Moore’s death. Well, his death wasn’t strange, he simply passed away in the house on October 30, 1958. What’s strange is that there’s no record of where Moore is buried.
A secretive house for up to five people, and at $140 night. You can look into the house more
Via Airbnb Maison Vitry, New Orleans, Lousiana
For fans of
American Horror Story (or Treme), you may recognize the inside of this infamous New Orleans home. The home has a long history, involving the free African woman who ended up owning the house, Louise Vitry, and her white partner Archille Courcelle. She ended up fleeing the house to Brooklyn, New York around the Civil War.
Via Airbnb There’s a lot more history to the building than those broad-stroke details (you can learn more about that here), but the building has been beautifully preserved for over 150 years, giving it an otherworldly feel that attracts filmmakers for a reason. Three bedrooms, three bathrooms, at $320 per night.
You know what to do.
Via Airbnb Parks-Bowman Mansion, New Orleans, Louisiana
What do you know, another New Orleans house. But this one comes with a literal ghost story, several of them actually. The house’s only bedroom on the third floor has been the site for a particular ghost, described as a young girl from the 1890s in a yellow dress.
Via Airbnb If you decide to book the room anyway, I wouldn’t worry too much. Even the owners have a sense of humor about the ghost, saying on their page that “our ghost is very shy, you probably won’t see her.” Otherwise, enjoy the music room, ladies parlor, and pool, at the low price of $72 per night.
You can learn more about the property
Via Airbnb Captain Grant’s, Preston, Connecticut
Captain Grant’s might not look like whole lot on the outside, but the building is seeped in American history. It sheltered Continental Army troops during the Revolutionary War and housed escaped slaves during the Civil War. And on top of that, it’s located in front of a graveyard, and there are an endless number of ghost stories as a result.
Via Airbnb Seriously, there are way too many weird stories to cover, all you need to know is that it’s $179 a night for up to two guests.
But if you must know one story, one woman had her face grabbed by a ghost. If that sounds like you’re kind of Airbnb, head over
Via Airbnb The Manor Master Chamber, St. Paul, Minnesota
Okay, there’s not really a creepy history or context here. This is just a spooky looking house, and the owners of it have clearly leaned in on its look. A Doberman Pincher by the name of Scorch resides in the home, and the interior decorating is… Eclectic.
Via Airbnb With only room for two people to sleep at $76 a night, this Airbnb isn’t just for sleeping. The description encourages “photo/video shoots, paranormal investigations, ceremonies, rituals, pajama parties, and murder mystery dinners.”
For the ritualist out there, learn more
Via Airbnb Laura’s Cottage, Savannah, Georgia
Savannah, Georgia has a reputation for being one of the most haunted cities in America, so inevitably there’s a creepy Airbnb there. But Laura’s Cottage seems to have a permanent resident: Laura. A ghost supposedly makes its presence known by opening locked windows, flickering the lights. You know, the creepy shit ghosts do.
Via Airbnb The house is well-known enough that the MANY Savannah ghost tours will frequently swing by the cottage. The local fixture is available for $178 a night, and the host provides guests with coffee, tea, fruit, and English muffins with butter and raspberry jam. Southern hospitality, it’s just the best.
You can learn more about Laura’s Cottage
Via Airbnb The David Stewart Farm, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
If the city name didn’t make it abundantly clear, this house has a deep connection to Civil War history. The farm acted as a “hospital” after the Battle of Gettysburg, so the farm was the site of a lot of… Stuff. This is the part where I’ll mention that in the world of ghost stories, Civil War battlefield ghosts are basically their own genre, and supposedly this place is deeply haunted.
Via Airbnb The host is more than aware of the house’s reputation, claiming that “I will be your only ‘living’ host, but there are many others who reside with me.”
Well, shit. With a private bedroom and in-suite bathroom, this totally normal place is available at $99 a night. And if you want more crazy hints from the host about what you’re getting into, head over
Via Airbnb The Hobo Hill House, Jefferson City, Missouri
If you’re looking for a property with a ghost in the form of a tall man in a suit and top hat and other ghosts whispering “Hi” to you, the Hobo Hill House is your dream destination. Along with a “wet spot” in the basement that mysteriously never changes size and the fact this property recently appeared on the Travel Channel’s
The Dead Files, I think it’s safe to say something strange is going on in this house.
Via Airbnb And hey, it’s roomy for a house that’s sounds like it’s haunted as shit, with three bedrooms and enough space for ten guests. That being said, it comes at a price of $275 a night, but if it’s as loaded with ghosts as it sounds, that might just be worth it.
As always, you can learn more