Looking for real-life ghost stories? This haunting season, Historic Hotels of America invites you to spend some time with previous guests who have checked-in, but refused to check-out.
From spooky hotel tours and spirited stories, to real life hauntings, some members of Historic Hotels of America have hauntingly great getaways in store for real live guests. Many Historic Hotels of America cater to their spookatular visitors with ghoulishly fun packages and tours.
More than 110 historic hotels are still home to these friendly hauntings.
“We have legendary stories to share. The halls of a number of our historic hotels are rumored to have played host to more than just paying customers.”
Guests who book through December 31, 2012 on HistoricHotels.org receive a complimentary one-year family membership ($30 value) to the National Trust for Historic Preservation®. Members save from 10% to 50% off best available rates at participating Historic Hotels of America, a subscription to Preservation magazine, and discounted admission to over 600 historic places worldwide.
Travelers can select from over 3,000 dynamic hotel packages, extraordinary historic experiences, and hot deals found exclusively on HistoricHotels.org. Historic Hotels of America is committed to providing guests with the lowest published rates online, as a part of the Price Match Guarantee. (If a lower rate is found on another website within 24 hours of booking a reservation, simply submit a claim form and the lower rate will be honored; conditions apply.)
Here are a few of the ghostly getaways – for even more fall offers, visit http://www.historichotels.org/hotel-deals/featured-packages.php or call 800 678 8946. (All packages are per night and subject to availability. Other restrictions may apply.)
Featured Haunted Packages and deals from Historic Hotels of America:
The Pfister Hotel
Room with a Boo Package
It’s been said that Charles Pfister, late founder of The Pfister Hotel, still visits to ensure his guests are well taken care of at his century-old “Grand Hotel of the West.” In honor of Charles Pfister and to celebrate the upcoming holiday, the hotel is offering a special “Room with a Boo” package, which includes overnight accommodations for one night, a “Boo” Berry Pancake Breakfast for two in the newly renovated Café Pfister and a keepsake book, Milwaukee Ghosts, by Sherry Strub. Starting at $226 per night + tax per night based on double occupancy valid August 15- December 31, 2012.
Hanover Inn at Dartmouth
Hanover, New Hampshire
Dartmouth College ghost stories include the tale of nine fraternity brothers who perished in 1934. More than one Dartmouth student has come face to face with a room that isn’t there and a party of those young men and their dates. Ghosts may also haunt Baker Library, Panarchy and even the Inn. The spirit of Dr. Seuss (Ted Geisel ’25) haunts Jack O’Lantern, the college’s humor magazine. Priced at $339 per night, this package includes accommodations, a bottle of house wine and a special gift for two. Offer available September 15-December 15. Pricing does not include tax or gratuity.
Hotel Galvez & Spa
Dinner with the Ghosts Package
This package includes a room for two, ghost tour and dinner. During the tour, the Hotel Galvez concierge guides participants through the ghostly past of the hotel which is followed by dinner. Hotel Galvez and its ghosts have been featured on “Ghost Lab” on the Discovery Channel and “Ghost Stories” on The Travel Channel. This package includes deluxe guestroom accommodations for two, a three-course dinner for two, the ghost tour and valet parking. Priced at $229 per night, the package is available on Wednesdays and Thursdays in October 2012. The package is based on double occupancy and subject to availability. Pricing does not include taxes and gratuity.
The Francis Marion Hotel
Charleston, South Carolina
Wicked Good Fun Package
Hey, it’s scary out there, so why not join the fun? Go deep into the night in historic Charleston with a stay at The Francis Marion Hotel and choose any one of four different walking tours lead by the city’s premiere tour company, Bulldog Tours. After your frightfully good time, relax in your guest room with luxurious European bedding and peruse your copy of the Francis Marion’s own ghost story with our signature Spooky cookies. Starting at $199 per night, the Wicked Good Fun Package includes two tour tickets per night. Offer valid September 1- November 1, 2012.
Camino Real El Paso
El Paso, Texas
The History and Mystery Package
The History & Mystery tour starts at the Camino Real Hotel and then proceeds to the Plaza Theater located in front of the Hotel. The tour then continues on to the Plaza Hotel a landmark skyscraper, the Chicago style White House, the Mills Building a second concrete-frame skyscraper in the United States and concludes at the Cortez Building formerly as the Hotel Cortez. Starting at $120 per night and includes two tickets. Valid August 13 -December 31, 2012, rates must be booked at least 24 hours an advance.
1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa
Eureka Springs, Arkansas
Spirit of the Crescent
Since 1886 -guests of the Crescent Hotel have been reporting unexplainable experiences with what are commonly known as ghosts – in fact the well known ghost hunters of the sci-fi channel spent an entire week here and caught one on videotape. Now you may never experience a close encounter with a crescent apparition, but you won’t know for sure until you have tried – pick a night and come try. Rate includes breakfast for two in the Crystal Dining Room and two tickets to the nightly ghost tour of what some are calling -the most haunted hotel in America. Rates start at $199 per night.
Historic Hotels of America was founded in 1989 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation® with 32 charter members. In 2007, Preferred Hotel Group partnered with the National Trust for Historic Preservation to grow and enhance Historic Hotels of America. Historic Hotels of America has more than 240 historic hotels. These properties have all faithfully maintained their authenticity, sense of place, and architectural integrity in the United States of America, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, Historic Hotels of America is comprised of mostly independently owned and operated properties. More than 30 of the world’s finest hospitality brands, chains and collections are represented in Historic Hotels of America. To be nominated and selected for membership into this prestigious program, a hotel must be at least 50 years old, listed in or eligible for the National Register of Historic Places or recognized as having historic significance. For more information, visit www.historichotels.org.