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The 7 most haunted Airbnbs in the U.S.

Book yourself a seriously spooky haunted Airbnb where ghosts go bump in the night

Lauren MackAlex Floyd-Douglass

If you're a fan of all things that go bump in the night, read on. These scarily good Airbnbs put the 'boo' in booking – admit it, you laughed. We've scoured Airbnb's most eclectic and eerie listings to find the most haunted Airbnbs in America, from creepy castles to spooky spare bedrooms and mysterious mansions. These rental haunted houses feature charming creaking floorboards, whimsical wainscoting, and vintage vibes along with chills, thrills, and frights from spirited ghost hosts that are straight out of the best Halloween movies of all time. Probably not for the faint-hearted.

Prepare to be spooked. You might not rest in peace in these haunted homes, but you're bound to have a memorable night preparing for paranormal activity, seeking the supernatural, and greeting ghosts. Or if you're among the skeptical, these Airbnbs will have you make or break what you believe. But beware, bookings go as quickly as ghosts playing tag, so secure these haunted hotbeds ASAP.

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Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

Haunted Airbnbs in the U.S.

1. The haunted brothel in Victor, CO

After a fire in 1899 destroyed this Victorian-era brothel, casino, and saloon, the space was rebuilt and meticulously restored, bringing spirited supernatural stories. Legend claims the Victorian Gothic building's electrical wiring was done by Nikolas Tesla. Its bay windows, oak doors, 12- to 15-foot ceilings, and hardwood stairs are all original. The ghost who lives here is said to be a former miner who died in a gunfight. Equally creepy are some of the taxidermy and art the current owners have added.

Beds? 10 king and queen-size beds and two sofas. Sleeps up to 16 guests.
Location perks? The Rocky Mountains are nearby while you're in the heart of Colorado's city of Victor.
Budget range? Affordable when shared among a large group.

2. The Civil War field hospital in Gettysburg, PA

The barn and farmhouse on this historic property were both used as a Confederate field hospital after the Battle of Gettysburg, so you can only imagine how many spirits are milling about. Prepare yourself for the possibility of spotting multiple apparitions: the host of David Stewart Farm says she’s seen plenty over the years, but promises they’re all friendly. Guests have reported hearing footsteps and seeing men dressed in Confederate soldier uniforms. The bedroom itself is decked out in period decor to really put you in the 19th-century frame of mind, if that’s your style.

Beds? A queen-size bed and two single beds across two bedrooms (rooms in a house shared with host). Sleeps up to four guests.
Location perks? This historical home is surrounded by beautiful gardens which were once a Civil War field during the Battle of Gettysburg – great for exploring.
Budget range? A very budget-friendly stay for a weekend getaway.


3. The gothic castle in Ellicott City, MD

Renting the Lilburn Mansion near Baltimore will get you two bedrooms, a ballroom, library, a pool and tons of outdoor space. It will also get you a haunted roommate or two. After a fire destroyed the original 1857 property, "the castle", as the owners called it, went through an extensive restoration. But the stone manor's spectral residents didn't much appreciate the changes, and a string of bad luck followed its living ones—including the death of a child as well as the family's patriarch. Recently, guests have reported plenty of ghostly activity in the mansion, like the time someone spotted a child hanging from a chandelier.

Beds? Two queen-size beds and three airbeds. Sleeps up to 12 guests.
Location perks? This stunning gothic mansion has so much to offer inside its grounds, before venturing out to the nearby Main Street for a healthy dose of reality.
Budget range? A really well-priced stay for a group of 12 and an entire home to enjoy.

4. The dead girl's bedroom in New Orleans, LA

New Orleans has its fair share of haunted attractions, but nothing sounds scarier than the idea of sharing a bedroom with a young ghost in a yellow dress. Although the 130-year-old Parks-Bowman Mansion in NOLA's Garden District offers multiple rooms, there’s only one room that’s supposedly haunted by a shy ghost, thought to be the youngest daughter of the house's original owners, who was buried on the grounds in the 1890s after her untimely death. Of course, you may or may not actually encounter the youngster or hear her pacing the grounds with a slight limp, softly humming lullabies, or hiding pairs of glasses.

Beds? One queen-size bed in a private room (house shared with host). Sleeps up to two guests.
Location perks? You're in the heart of the Garden District and New Orleans' French Quarter for all the mindless wandering you could dream of.
Budget range? A cheap and cheerful yet equally spooky stay.



5. The 18th century cottage in Savannah, GA

Step back in time at Laura's Cottage, located in Savannah's Landmark Historic District. There you'll be able to sip a cocktail in the front porch rocking chairs with Laura, a ghost that haunts this small refuge built in 1799. Not much is known about the apparition, but it’s said that she once lived in the cottage and could often be seen tending the garden. Reports of paranormal activity include windows opening (on their own!) and lights mysteriously turning off and on, so don’t bank on getting much rest.

Beds? One queen-size bed and two single beds. Sleeps up to four guests.
Location perks? This historical home has all you need to be plenty entertained on-site, but the local town is filled with unique museums and great walking opportunities. 
Budget range? Super affordable between four guests.

6. The ghost town in Terlingua, TX

One-up America's most haunted Airbnbs by staying in a Texas ghost town. Once a mining boomtown, just about everyone but the ghosts have long since moved on from Terlingua. In this 100-year-old miner's casita, you’ll find a bedroom, living room, kitchen, and outdoor bathroom (a scary situation in itself). Watch for paranormal activity from the porch of this stacked limestone cabin, which luckily has lovely views of Big Bend National Park's mountains and badlands.

Beds? One double bed. Sleeps up to two guests.
Location perks? This extraordinary casita is located in the heart of Ghost Town. So really, could it get any spookier than that?
Budget range? A very budget-friendly getaway for a couple.


7. Haunted Henry's house in Salem, MA

It's fitting that the town where the 17th century Salem Witch Trials took place would have plenty of historic haunted mansions. The Henry Derby House is no exception. Built for tailor Henry Derby, the 19th-century Greek Revival rental home is now owned by Phil Marchand, who grew up in the haunted home. He and others have heard footsteps from the third floor, have been startled by bumps in the night and many guests have spotted the ghost of a teenage girl with long hair.

Beds? One king-size bed, two queen-size beds, and five single beds. Sleeps up to 12 guests.
Location perks? The local town (none other than Salem) offers even creepier delights than the house itself. 
Budget range? A very well-priced stay if you take advantage of the 12-guest allowance. 

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