SLEEP WITH A GHOST AND OTHER DEVILISH HALLOWEEN PACKAGES FROM BEDANDBREAKFAST.COM
While the lure of a romantic getaway leads many inngoers to BedandBreakfast.com, the largest online B&B directory representing 27,000 properties world-wide, Halloween guests at many inns and B&Bs may also encounter a bootiful spirit, too. For those who seek a close encounter of the ghostly kind, these BedandBreakfast.com member packages are the perfect choice for happy hauntings this Halloween.
Snowball Mansion, Knights Landing, CA - You'll learn more about the friendly phantoms that await you at Snowball Mansion when they're featured on the Travel Channel's "Haunted Bed and Breakfast Inns" the week of Halloween. Better yet, book a room and see if you're lucky enough to encounter the late Lucy Snowball as she roams the hallways. Call 530-735-1122 or visit http://www.snowballmansion.com.
Glenwood Springs Victorian Bed & Breakfast, Glenwood Springs, CO - Enjoy a Ghostly Weekend including two nights accommodations at Glenwood Springs Victorian Bed & Breakfast, tickets for "Ghost Walk"-- a stroll through the historic cemetery where Doc Holliday was laid to rest -- and meet the notorious costumed characters and the ghosts that reside there. Halloween treats are also included. Available Oct. 18-19 or Oct. 25-26; cost, $290 double plus taxes (reserve by Oct. 10). Call 970-945-0517 or visit http://www.glenwood-colorado-inn.com/ for information.
Two Sisters Inn, Manitou Springs, CO - Enjoy a devilish two-night stay at the Two Sisters Inn October 25-26 . Friday evening, experience the premiere of "Grave Undertakings", the Manitou Springs Cemetery Walking Tour. Sleep tight that night ...maybe... and awake to a seasonal autumnal breakfast with a few tricks, but mostly treats. Cheer on the entrants in the 7th Annual Emma Crawford Coffin Races Saturday afternoon, and in the evening -- if you dare...take a guided walk to "Emma's Favorite Haunts," a Ghostly Walking Tour around Manitou Springs. Sleep well that evening and arise to a Halloween breakfast feast. The cost is $230 (taxes not included) based on double occupancy. For reservations call 1-800-2-SIS-INN (274-7466) or visit http://www.twosisinn.com.
Key West Fantasy Fest, Key West, FL - Although Key West is already committed to fun and fantasy, for Halloween week they've added Pet Masquerades, a Toga Party, Homemade Bikini Contests, the Headdress Ball, and a Street Promenade, all culminating in a huge float parade. B&B goers will have over sixty choices on Key West during this week-long pursuit of haunted and real fantasy. The Washington Street Inn will offer guests use of sheets for togas and Fantasy Fest Beads. Visit them at http://www.TIME4KW.com or call 1-800-TIME4KW (800-846-3459).
Ghosts of St. Augustine, FL Haunted Weekends - Centennial House offers two weekends of haunted fun from the streets to the sea. On Friday, October 18th or 25th, enjoy the original horsedrawn ghost ride, topped off with a $40 dinner certificate to A1A Aleworks. After dinner, join the 1 � hour Ghost Walk Spirits of St. Augustine. On Saturday, October 19th or October 26th, enjoy the sights of St. Augustine, with a late lunch at Habana Village ($20 certificate), then set sail on the Freedom, a 72' Schooner, for a Ghost Cruise at 8:15 PM, a one-hour tour which includes beer, wine, and snacks. Haunted weekends with all the extras start at $190. Call 1-800-611-2880 or visit http://www.centennialhouse.com.
Gratz Park Inn, Lexington, KY - Perhaps it's because the original Lexington City morgue was in the basement of this building, but guests have been known to awake to strange men in their rooms, or intoxicated apparitions partying in the hallway. Don't be surprised if you encounter a diaphanous lady in a white dress and hat. Call (800-752-4166 to schedule your escape to the spirits today. Visit http://www.gratzparkinn.com/ for more information.
Katherine's Bed and Breakfast, Asheville, NC - For those who may not be enjoying loving hugs during their getaway to Katherine's Bed and Breakfast, consider a close encounter with the Grace, the former owner's great grandmother who died at the inn. She's an extremely friendly apparition, who just can't get enough good loving, today or in her past life. By the way, wherever Grace goes, her dog follows. Ever heard of a tail-wagging ghost? Call 1-888-325-3190 or visit http://www.katherinesbandb.com.
Applegate Inn, Dillsboro, NC - Enjoy a night at the Applegate Inn, plus a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater aboard the Great Smoky Mountain Railway. Leave your car at the inn and walk next door to this wonderful rail attraction, made particularly dastardly with a Murder Mystery Dinner Theater ride on October 25th 27, 28, and 29. For a 20% discount on your overnight stay, book your Murder Mystery Dinner Theater reservation through Applegate Inn. For information, call (800) 353-0377 or visit http://www.applegatebed-breakfast.com.
Prospect Hill Bed & Breakfast, Mountain City Prospect Hill Bed & Breakfast, Mountain City, TN- A visit here may reveal a glimpse of a shadow disappearing around the corner, the distinctive cry of a baby, firm leather shoes going up and down the stairs, or the unexplained slamming of the laundry room door. Perhaps it's the spirits of families who've dwelled here in the past, perhaps it's just your imagination. Book your getaway to Prospect Hill B&B and see what is revealed to you. Call 800-339-5084 or visit http://www.prospect-hill.com
Arcorn Inn, Marfa, TX - The Arcorn Inn is offering a two-night Halloween package in the beautiful Lima Room, known to ghost hunters as Emmeline's room. Local legend recounts that a century ago, young Emmeline was instantly killed in a horseback riding accident on a local ranch. She did not realize that she had passed on, so she's returned home. This wonderful weekend package includes a gourmet breakfast for two served on antique Peruvian pottery and dinner for two for $350.00. Afternoon coffee or tea served at 4 p.m. and bicycles for touring all the haunts of the quaint artist town of Marfa are included. Call 1-915-729-4826 for reservations or visit http://www.bedandbreakfast.com/property/index.aspx?id=150264
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Empress of Little Rock, Little Rock AK - Participate in the recreation of a 19th century s�ance as Damon Reinbold, 21st century wizard, brings the spirits of the past to life. Reinbold, a nationally known hypnotherapist and magician, has been seen on such nationally televised shows as 20/20, Regis & Kathie Lee, Larry King Live, Oprah Winfrey Show and many others. Overnight visitors will enjoy accommodations, the s�ance, and a gourmet breakfast, from $225 to $295 for two. Limited seating is available for local patrons also. This package is available October 25-26, November 1-2, 8- 9; reservations required. Call 501-374?7966 or visit http://www.TheEmpress.com.
Cool Breeze Bed & Breakfast, Evansville, IN - While chatting with innkeeper David Hills, a highly respected architect-guest told him that she had seen an elderly couple appear and disappear three times during the conversation. Looking over his shoulder, David saw nothing, but felt the hairs on his neck tingle, like static electricity. If you would like to seek an electrifying look, contact the inn at 812-422-9635 or http://www.coolbreezebb.com.
Inn at Cedar Falls, Logan, OH Inn at Cedar Falls, Logan, OH - Join the Halloween Cookout with Chef Kim as she prepares your dinner on the patio grill. The entire meal will be cooked outdoors with dining and singing around the campfire. The afternoon begins with a pumpkin- carving contest. The winner receives a $25.00 gift certificate toward their next stay. The fun begins at 4:00 p.m. with dinner at 6:00 p.m. Dinner is $28.00 per person, and can be combined with an overnight stay. Reservations are required, call 1-800-65-FALLS (800-653-2557) or http://www.innatcedarfalls.com.
Captain Grant's Inn, Poquetanuck, CT - Visitors to this 1754 inn are told when they arrive that if they hear the loud knock at the door, they can answer if they like, but nobody will be there. And those that stay at the Adelaide Room are sure to have some contact with the mysterious woman and her two children who once lived there, whether it be through the TV turning on and off or the shower curtain continuously falling down. Visit on Halloween, and you'll be treated to a morning tour through Cemetery number 13, an overgrown and untended cemetery promising plenty of adventure, and an evening tour through St. James Cemetery. The evening tour is followed by hot apple cider spiced with a little grog, along with ghost stories shared by all. Stay for just Halloween night and you'll be treated to all this for $89-119.. Add a second or third day to your stay, and your Thursday stay is half-price! Call 1- 800-982-1772 or visit http://www.captaingrants.com.
Beechwood Inn, Barnstable, Cape Cod, MA - A "Mischievous Lady," inhabits the Beechwood Inn; she has been seen, and has even talked to the innkeepers and certain guests. Perhaps you'll be one. And if you plan your getaway to include October 18th, you can combine your stay with a ghost tour lead by Haunted Inns of New England author Mark Jasper. Visit http://www.beechwoodinn.com or call 800-609-6618.
Angel of the Mountains, Bethlehem, NH - A regular weekend feature at Angel of the Mountains is a complimentary "Mystery Lantern Walk." Guests are given genuine kerosene lanterns and led on a 75-minute walk through our village, the leading summer resort in America a century ago. "Isaac Cruft," who owned the biggest hotel in town in 1900, leads the way, dressed in period clothing. He tells the ghost stories, legends, lore and history of Bethlehem. A favorite ghost story is about the girl in the red dress, whose ghost still roams the halls of an old hotel, looking for her lost love. Visit http://www.angelofthemountains.com/index.htm or call 1-888-704-4004.
Sunset Hill House, Sugar Hill, NH - Murder Inn Grand Style reigns supreme the last weekend of October, as guests become detectives, murderers and victims in the annual Murder Mystery Party at Sunset Hill House. An introductory reception on Friday night to "get into the swing of it all" and meet the other cast members, and your Murder Mystery Kit are included. Murder and mayhem is the rule as the mystery unfolds. $398 for the weekend, including breakfasts and dinners. Call 1-800-SUN-HILL or visit http://www.sunsethillhouse.com.
Catamount B&B, Williston, VT - Catamount B&B was home to not only Vermont's first Governor but also a host of modern day friendly spirits making unpredictable visits. While you may or may not encounter one of these friendly ghosts, you can count on enjoying the Haunted Forest event. It is an extraordinary evening combining outdoor theater, special effects, and the magic of the night forest! Guests are led by mysterious guides to witness the Halloween performances through a dark forest path lined with over 400 jack-o-lanterns. The Catamount B&B Haunted Forest Package includes a two nights stay, breakfast each morning, and Haunted Forest tickets, available October 23 - 27. Call 888-680-1011 or visit http://www.catamountoutdoor.com.
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