I’m a fan of unusual vacation rentals no matter what the season, but what better time than Halloween to rent a spooky hideaway? Here’s 6 creepy Airbnb rentals that I’m dreaming of staying at this Halloween–just not alone!
p.s. see last years list here
This stunning New Orleans mansion would have just the right amount of creepiness once the sun went down (and let’s be honest, I also chose it because it feels like Lestat might wander in at any moment). But if you’re looking for potentially rich history–and maybe a spirit or two to summon by name:
Maison Vitry was built for Free Woman of Color, Louise Vitry and her French consort, Archille Courcelle in 1855. The house was subject of an 1858 Louisiana Supreme Court Decision in which Louise Vitry was allowed to keep her house and her 7 slaves prior to Civil War.
How about Halloween night in an historic jail dating back to the 1880s? This jail turned bed and breakfast in Anaconda, Montana has been renovated with creature comforts like full bathrooms. However, the bars on each room remain –bars that could slam shut in the middle of the night, trapping you in a room with a vengeful ghost.
Rent a room in an Essex home that recreates the bedroom of an Edwardian child, complete with plenty of creepy, gothic details. No word on whether it’s actually haunted, but the owners promise you’ll experience “sounds of ocean at base of cliffs outside windows”, and “unexplained smells and sounds.” The entire house is worth a look, with 13 rooms that recreate various locations and time periods.
Stay in the crew quarters of an 1896 Dutch ship on the River Thames. Is that the moaning of a ghost, or just the wind and water? Also, I’d watch out for that shady stuffed monkey.
This Romanian shepherds hut might skew to quaint, if it weren’t in set in the Carpathian mountains (yeah, that Carpathian)–near historical Transylvania. But just because it’s the perfect setup for every B horror movie you’ve ever seen doesn’t mean it’s haunted, or surrounded by zombies. I mean, probably not.
The hosts look super sweet, and I bet this historic home in rural China would actually be an amazing stay…but could you really pick a better place to take a midnight walk and stumble upon a mournful spirit?