Are you a fan of being scared? Do you find joy in horror films and creepy haunted houses during October? If you’re planning a trip to Nashville anytime soon, you’ll want to book a stay in one of our haunted hotels – we have three. Not only are they all wildly decadent, but their stories are sure to make the hair on the back of your neck stand up, for a long, long time. Happy hauntings, folks.
The Hermitage Hotel has a decadent history in Nashville. The hotel officially opened for business in September of 1910, and its grandeur has drawn in quite a few folks from across the nation.
Some have said they see the figure of a young girl on an upper balcony, wispy and frail against the night sky. Others have claimed to see her inside, hearing strange noises in the night or worrisome wails in the dark.
There's not much information online about the hotel - no, the secrets of the ghosts on the balcony and strange noises at night are held tight to the chest by the many ghost tour guides that wander the city. Sounds like you need to go on one, if you ask us.
Opryland Hotel & Restort
This gorgeous resort lies on the east side of Nashville, right on the bleeding edge of the city. The expansive hotel is known for great food and waterfalls, but also for the Black Lady.
No one knows where she came from, but she has made herself known on all levels, across the restaurants, and in the guestrooms. She wears a long black dress, and tends to stick to the corners. She wears a veil over her head and we can only guess she is in mourning.
The accounts regarding the Black Lady are so numerous that it has morphed into a hotel legend. If you see the Black Lady, you may want to stay somewhere else for the night. The foreboding heartache she brings is a bit too scary for us...
Union Station Hotel
Ah, yes. Union Station. The once upon a time train station turned upscale hospitality spot, you can only imagine the scary noises and weeping women you would come across in a place like this.
One woman, said to have thrown herself on the tracks in the midst of a heartbreak, continues to throw herself into the dark - night after night, reliving the worst moment of her life. The valets are no longer alarmed, instead recognizing her with a soft, sad smile.
The casualties from the tragedy at Dutchman's Curve were brought to the hotel, as well as the wounded. The horrors that the hotel has seen are deep and wide, which is probably why management doesn't allow any talk within the walls. You mention a ghost, and you're sure to get a stern look.
Hearing the stories about these haunted hotels in Nashville gives us goosebumps. How are you hanging in there? Are you going to go? Will you brave the stay?