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There are two ways to get your holiday thrill this year: You can either go to a haunted house OR you can stay in one. Turns out, lots of people want to get face-to-face with a ghost when they get away, and your chances couldn't get much higher than staying in an Airbnb with a spooky past. Here are our 10 top picks for a getaway you'll never forget...that is, if you make it out in one piece.
Request the Valentine Suite in this Victorian home, which happens to be the site where two young girls were murdered in the 1970s, a crime that remains unsolved. Join the countless number of paranormal fans who have booked a stay here in hopes of getting a late-night visit.
Vidnoye, Moskovskaya Oblast, Russia
Kill two birds with one stone: Have a stay in a glorious castle and potentially have a good scare. If the small forest road leading to this remote castle isn't enough to get your heart pumping, the property's resident ghost apparently shows up weekly at midnight.
Described as a Tim Burton-esque haunted house, this place is not only full of southern charm but apparently a few unexpected visitors. It's located 200 yards from the national cemetery and was once home to a psychiatric facility. The home also has a secret passageway that might be your best hiding spot if things go bump in the night.
This historic Civil War farmhouse was used as a field hospital after the Battle of Gettysburg. The Airbnb listing points out that while there is only one living host, you may be visited by the many ghosts who have been haunting the house for hundreds of years.
The decor in this house will be enough to spook you. This "fairytale house" is complete with Neo-Gothic touches, black walls, tarot cards, black flowers, and skulls scattered throughout. According to Refinery29, someone died in the home and their restless soul still haunts the house.
This historic Savannah home is a seemingly quaint cottage, but it was actually used to film "The Conspirator," a 2010 crime drama about the Abraham Lincoln assassination. It's a popular for ghost tours, so you'll just have to book a stay and find out why.
York, United Kingdom
Once a "madness chamber," this apartment dates back over 600 years, and overlooks a local church. So, basically, this place fulfills every horror movie cliché. Guests say it's worth checking out the owner's pub, Trembling Madness, located in front of the apartment, during your stay.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Voted the "Most Mysterious House In Saint Paul," a night at this castle will guarantee your visit to the Twin Cities is something out of the ordinary. If The Manor's spooky exterior doesn't make your skin crawl, ghost hunting in the surrounding woodland certainly will.
Great Dunmow, United Kingdom
Just looking at this Airbnb – which recreates the bedroom of a seven-year-old child during the Edwardian era – gives us goosebumps. Period books and toys, heavy drapes, and unexplained sounds all up the fear factor.