Built to cater to the high society of New England in 1902, the extravagant Mount Washington Resort in New Hampshire (now Omni) has a freaky past. It has hosted the Vanderbilts, Thomas Edison, and three U.S. presidents. But, according to ghost hunters of The Atlantic Paranormal Society, it also hosts a spirit. The team discovered spirit voice activity in the hotel.
Many are convinced the spirit belongs to the widow of Wealthy financier Joseph Stickney who died a year after completing his grand hotel. The widow will forever haunt the halls. Her shade has been witnessed most frequently in her former suite, room 314.
Inntel Zaandam Hotel in the Netherlands
The Inntel Zaandam looks like many different houses stacked on top of each other. This outrageously eye-catching structure was designed to look like houses in the local Zaan region. At the tippy-top of this 12-story Dutch creation sits a blue house which architects playfully added as a nod to Monet’s famous painting.
The French artist painted “The Blue House” in this region of North Holland in 1871. The house that Monet painted is just a hop, skip, and a jump to the city’s center by train, with the station located conveniently just outside the Inntel.
Stanley Hotel in Colorado
The majestic Stanley Hotel is wedged against Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado. This creepy hotel is not just a cool place to stay in, but it actually inspired Stephen King to write "The Shining."
King stayed in the infamous Room 217, which has inspired him to write one of literature's scariest novels. If you wish to do so, you can book the room yourselves, but beware, this room, as well as other rooms in the property, are designated as “spirited.”
Hôtel de Glace in Canada
The Quebec City Ice Hotel is a seasonal delight. Each year 50 ice builders use 30 thousand tons of manmade snow and ice to create the winter hotel that is open for three months before it melts away in spring.
If you book a stay in this hotel, you can expect to get an ice room and an icy bed. This frosty marvelous hotel also includes an ice slide, a chapel, and a beautifully carved grand hall. It is located at Village Vacances Valcartier and opens in January.
The Equinox Hotel in Vermont
The Equinox Hotel in Manchester Village is a luxury accommodation that has been hosting upscale guests since it opened in 1769. It was a favorite vacation stay for Abraham Lincoln’s family. They spent their summers there.
President Lincoln’s assassination precluded their summer visit in 1865. Mary Todd Lincoln adored the Manchester Village property. Employees have reportedly seen her ghost wandering around the luxurious hotel, grieving her young son.