Do you want to go ghost hunting this Halloween? Many B&Bs reportedly have spirited residents who enjoy playing tricks on guests. Visit a “dead and breakfast” for a frighteningly good time and potential encounters with friendly ghosts. These five haunted inns are members of the BedandBreakfast.com Diamond Collection, which means they are professionally inspected, have stellar reviews, and offer extensive modern amenities. Even ghosts like luxury when it comes to B&Bs! For a list of even more spooky B&Bs, click here.
1906 Pine Crest Inn & Restaurant: Tryon, NC
Several psychics have visited the inn and said an “energy vortex” is present. People hear voices; although no one seems to be there, the head chef hears a man greet her many days with a "Good morning!" Once, a salad plate spun around and shot across a table and broke, and utensils and furniture have been reported to be moving right before employees’ eyes. A guest reported his dresser was moved in front of the door while he slept and all the clothes were taken out and strewn about the room. Late one night, two employees heard something pounding on the inside door of the locked walk in-cooler. Of course, it was empty when they looked inside.
Kehoe House: Savannah, GA
This restored 1892 Queen Anne-style mansion is reputed to be haunted by the ghosts of twin Kehoe children who may have died while playing in one of the house’s fireplaces (now blocked up). The inn’s website speaks of many reported sightings of the ghosts and the sound of children laughing and playing in the dead of night.
Inn at Herr Ridge: Gettysburg, PA
The former tavern here served as an impromptu field hospital for the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia during the Battle of Gettysburg. Innkeeper Steven Wolf said that someone once ordered a beer, but no one was there. Odd occurrences regularly happen, including mysterious whispers, a strange voice calling the names of the employees, cold spots, glasses and silverware flying off tables, even knives and forks falling blade or prongs-first into the floor. Occasionally, computers type gibberish on their own, extinguished lamps relight, and unexplained crashes occur in the kitchen. Wolf attributes much of the activity to the “house ghost,” Frederick Herr, who purchased the tavern in 1828.
Foley House Inn: Savannah, GA
Legend has it that the house was owned in the late 19th century by a widow who rented rooms to travelers and boarders. One night, a boarder who she thought was suspicious attempted to strangle her. Unable to scream, she grabbed a candlestick and beat him over the head. He fell to the floor and the widow ran to another boarder’s room for help. Returning to the bedroom, they discovered the man was dead. Fearful that she would be imprisoned for murder, she asked the boarder to help her conceal the body in return for free rent. On her death bed, she told friends what happened, but never revealed the location of the body. Some have reported hearing the door suddenly open in the room where the man was killed followed by a rush of air.
Penny House Inn & Spa: Eastham, MA
Home to the "Goodnight Ghost" along with other playful spirits, ghost stories from this inn are well documented. One ghost named Charlotte loves to turn the music up full blast in the inn's on-site spa, so care is taken before every treatment to turn the music down.