8 Spooky Haunted Homes to Rent Right Now

Oct 25, 2023

8 Spooky Haunted Homes to Rent Right Now

Have you ever dreamt of spending a night in an Airbnb where eerie legends come to life, where creaking floors and mysterious whispers fill the air, or where the possibility of otherworldly happenings tend to happen? Look no further. 

Whether you’re a die-hard paranormal enthusiast or just seeking a unique and immersive thrill, these haunted abodes offer more than just a place to lay your head. From ghostly mansions steeped in history to remote cabins hidden in the darkest woods, each location promises a stay filled with suspense, history, and the possibility of supernatural encounters.

A Haunted Hotel

  • Location: Seguin, Texas
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price per night: $249+

You won’t find your typical bed and breakfast here in Senguin, Texas. Featured on renowned paranormal television shows like Ghost Adventures, Ghost Brothers, and Paranormal Caught on Camera, the Magnolia Hotel Bed and Breakfast is just an hour’s drive from downtown Austin. Originally built in 1850 as a brothel, this spot has a storied past steeped in whispers of the supernatural. 

An Off-the-Grid Cliff House

  • Location: Reed Plateau, Texas
  • Sleeps: 8
  • Price per night: $576+

Discover an extraordinary self-sustaining cliff house in the remote landscapes of West Texas, perched at the end of a rugged dirt road. The house operates entirely on solar power, battery storage, and harvested rainwater. But that’s not the best part. Here, you’ll see breathtaking views of the Chisos Mountains at the heart of Big Bend National Park and be nestled right above the ghost town of Terlingua. You’re also a short trip to the mysterious Mafa Lights, a phenomenon that has sparked endless theories, from UFOs to restless spirits.

This Old Civil War Farmhouse

  • Location: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Price per night: $123+

Nestled within the heart of Gettysburg’s historic landscape, this extraordinary property boasts a farmhouse and barn that served as a Civil War field hospital during the town’s iconic battle. The host, Stephani, writes, “I will be your only “living” host, but there are many others who reside with me.” Spirited souls have called this farm home for centuries, and reviews confirm the house carries supernatural whispers. Guests will surely enjoy scenic morning coffees and walk around the pond amid the ghostly feels.

The Henry Derby House in Salem

  • Location: Salem, Massachusetts
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Price per night: $1,209+

It’s Salem. Need we say more? The Henry Derby House dates back to 1838. On the outside, it looks vibrant and antique. It has a cheerful coat of bright yellow paint, rich green shutters, and charming window boxes overflowing with flowers. But there’s more to this house than meets the eye. It’s not uncommon for the stairs to creak, the windows to rattle, and a knowing sense that you are not alone. For some, you might even see (or feel!) the teenage girl who wanders the third floor. And if, for some reason, you don’t experience the haunting you’re looking for, you can check out one of the many sights around town known for otherworldly visitors. 

A Former Schoolhouse Right in the Middle of a Cemetery

  • Location: Hudson, New York
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price per night: $161+

Yes. You read that right. Nestled within the hallowed grounds of Cedar Park Cemetery is a former schoolhouse converted into a few one-room lofts. This one features a genuine 18th-century opium wedding bed, which creates a coffin-like experience. But that’s not all. This place is almost entirely secluded. If the other lofts are vacant, you may be the only living presence for miles. 

A Real Haunted Mansion

  • Location: Ellicott City, Maryland
  • Sleeps: 12
  • Price per night: $750*

This 160-year-old castle features a ballroom, library, marble fireplace, pool, and at least three ghosts. The first is thought to be Henry Richard Hazelhurst, who met his end within these walls. The others are believed to be his children, at least one of whom also died at the mansion. The tales persist, suggesting that all was harmonious until a devastating fire ravaged the mansion. Its subsequent reconstruction, in a style unfavorable to its former master, may have stirred his lingering presence. He manifests through echoing footsteps, stubbornly immobile windows, and mysteriously swaying chandeliers. A night or three here, and you should come back with plenty of ghost stories to tell.

A Phantom’s Lair

  • Location: Lava Hot Springs, Idaho
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price per night: $228+

If you’re a fan of phantoms, this Airbnb is for you. Modeled after Christine Daae’s room in The Phantom of the Opera, this listing features a truly eery escape. Complete with 10-foot ceilings, a grand king-size bed, a 100-square-foot theater room, and even a picturesque “lake,” this room combines classic nostalgia with a looming feeling that someone — or something — is watching you. 

The Haunted Room in the Infamous Merrill House

  • Location: Prince Edward, Ontario
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Price: $252+

While Merrill House offers a range of modern amenities, including a cellar, conservatory bar, virtual reality lounge, and more, it’s most known for its otherworldly sightings and experiences. The Haunted Room, tucked in the old servant’s quarters, has attracted many investigations from paranormal seekers and has been featured in numerous articles attesting to its haunted reputation. Many suspect the home’s original owner, Judge Edwards Merrill, who supposedly hung himself from the balcony, wanders from room to room, occasionally reminding guests of how he died.

Interested in unique vacation home investment opportunities like these but don’t want the hassle of scaring up your own visitors? With Arrived, anyone can invest in single family residential properties and unique vacation homes without the fright of managing properties yourselves. 

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