Boo! Are you scared? It’s time to talk all things Halloween. In this week’s blog, we are featuring the must-see haunted hotels for this Halloween season. So, if you’re ready to get scared, start planning your trip today with the travel experts, Rubinsohn Travel.
The Stanley– Hotel Estes Park, Colorado
If you like to be scared on Halloween, then this is the place for you. The Stanley Hotel is known as the most haunted hotel in the nation and was the inspiration behind Stephen King’s, “The Shining.” The Stanley opened in 1904 and has haunted activities, along with its own resident psychic, Madame Vera. The hotel hosts a variety of events throughout October, including the Boo Bash, Masquerade Party, and The Shining Ball. All of these events have live music and costumes. The Stanley also hosts a RedRum Mystery Dinner, where there is a theatrical presentation of a murder mystery, accompanied by a four-course meal.
The Hay-Adams Washington, District of Columbia
The Hay-Adams hotel lets their guests stay over Halloween night in a ghoulishly decorated room which they have renamed the Transylvanian Suite, overlooking Lafayette Park. A spooky butler will escort the guests to the room, where inside they will find cobwebs, skulls, spiderwebs, and skeletons, along with a collection of horror films to watch late at night. The package includes cocktails for two and a three-course meal dinner paired with wines followed by a spidery-inspired dessert! In the morning, enjoy breakfast in bed with a “Bloody Scary” to wash it all down.
Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, New York
The Mohonk Mountain House has something for everyone this Halloween. You can take a stroll through the on-site haunted house, which is themed around childhood memories such as, “Things that go bump in the night,” or see if you can solve a puzzle to work your way out of the Escape Room: “The Missing Blueprints.” Kids are welcome to trick-or-treat around the Mountain House and check out some creepy creatures, such as tarantulas, snakes, and scorpions. Oh my! Adults can dress up for the Gala Halloween Costume Ball with a costume contest.
Woodloch Resort Hawley, Pennsylvania
For thrills and chills, Woodloch Resort has some scares in store. There is a haunted hayride that is sure to scare the guests while riding on a truck-pulled wagon along the resort’s nature trail. Winding through beautiful fall foliage and elaborate sets, with live actors, special effects, and music, you will be taken straight to the spirit of Autumn. Woodloch also has spirited Family Olympics, a seasonal take on the Olympics, along with pumpkin painting and trick-or-treating, as well as the party in the resort’s nightclub to entertain the adults.
Great Wolf Lodge Resorts
Halloween is the best time to visit any of the Great Wolf Lodge Resorts all around the U.S. The resort chain goes all out for this holiday, hosting its annual Howl-O-Ween celebration throughout October. There is a costume parade for the kids with Great Wolf Lodge mascots Wiley and Violet, pumpkin painting, crafting and a monster themed dance party at the end of the night, followed by some spooky bedtime stories. The Halloween decor includes giant balloon creations of spiders, dragons, skeletons, and more inside the grand lobby, as well as festively decorated Howl-O-Ween houses for trick-or-treaters to collect goodies.