Haunted Hotels for Fearless Travelers

Four destinations around the country with eerie reputations.

ByABC News
October 3, 2013, 2:41 AM
Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C.
Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, N.C.
Courtesy Omni Grove Park Inn

Oct. 3, 2013— -- intro: Travelers who love a good ghost story may craft one of their own after spending a night at one of a handful of so-called haunted hotels around the country. From a suicidal bride who lingers at the inn where she was meant to be wed to the regal muse who haunts her husband's hotel, female ghosts are still spotted by guests at some establishments to this day. Here are a few places to book a room with a boo!

quicklist: 1title: Omni Mount Washington Resorttext: "Princess" Caroline Foster may have died in 1939, but according to staff at the Omni Mount Washington Resort in Bretton Woods, N.H., she still visits the estate her railroad tycoon husband, Joseph Stickney, erected in 1902. Reports of an "elegant woman in Victorian dress" are common, especially in room 314, where she has been seen sitting at the edge of the guest bed -- "the same custom-made, four-post bed Caroline shared with her husband," said hotel representatives.media: 20444577

quicklist: 2title: Omni Grove Park Inntext: In Asheville, N.C., the 100-year-old Omni Grove Park Inn has been haunted by a "Pink Lady" for half a century. As the story goes, the young woman was a guest in room 545 in the 1920s, when she either jumped or was pushed to her death in the Main Inn's Palm Court, five floors below. Since then, hotel representatives told ABC News, some guests have reported seeing a pink mist or an apparition of a young, long-haired beauty in a pink gown.media: 20444379

quicklist: 3title: The Omni Homesteadtext: Built in 1766, The Omni Homestead in Hot Springs, Va., is one of the oldest resorts in America. It's also no stranger to spooky lore. Reports of ghost sightings from the 14th floor in the resort's oldest wing have been told for years. The spirit is believed to be a suicidal bride from the early 1900s whose groom ran off right before their wedding, causing her to take her own life.media: 20444526

quicklist: 4title: La Posada de Santa Fetext: Santa Fe Trail merchant Abraham Staab built La Posada de Santa Fe in New Mexico back in 1882 as a three-story Victorian mansion for his family. Hotel staff members claim that ever since Staab's wife, Julia, died in 1896 at the age of 52, her presence remained at Suite 100, her former bedroom. She is "invited" to all parties that take place at the hotel and staff members are instructed to say hello to her whenever they enter the room.media: 20444463