If you’re not afraid of things that go bump in the night… or footsteps, apparitions, voices and unexplained phenomena… then a stay at one of these haunted hotels in Vermont should be right up your alley. These stories have been reported by many folks over the years. The big question here is: If it’s not true, how do so many people have the same ghostly experiences?
1. Green Mountain Inn, Stowe
Room 302 is the most haunted at this downtown Stowe hotel. Boots Berry, the tap dancing ghost, was born in this room, and died above it when he rescued a little girl on the roof during a snowstorm. Tap dancing can be heard coming from the roof on snowy nights.
2. The Equinox, Manchester
Abraham Lincoln’s wife, Mary Todd, and their children still wander around this hotel where they summered long ago. This is said to be the most haunted hotel in all of Vermont!
3. Back Inn Time Bed & Breakfast, St Albans
When checking in at the Back Inn Time, be sure to ask for Lora Weaver's room. She lived there until she died at the age of 30 and reportedly still resides in her room.
4. Norwich Inn, Norwich
Room 20 is haunted by a woman who died in the room, but the ghostly sightings aren't isolated to this room. She also makes occasional appearances in the dining room donning a dark formal dress, but don't worry - she never bothers anyone.
5. Comfort Inn, White River Junction
Even the chain hotels aren't immune when it comes to ghosts. A woman who committed suicide in room 112 still haunts the room. The electronic key works sporadically, and when you're allowed in the room, you have the feeling that someone is watching you.
6. The Old Stagecoach Inn, Waterbury
Margaret Spencer died in room two, and it is said that she still haunts it to this day. If you're kept up all night by your fright, you have something incredible to look forward to... The breakfasts are to die for!
7. Golden Stage Inn Bed and Breakfast, Cavindish
Go and meet George, the friendly ghost who loves to play pranks on the innkeepers. In fact, the innkeepers became so familiar with this ghost who appears in a cloak and wide brimmed hat, that it was them who named him George. Well, they had to call him something!
8. Brass Lantern Inn, Stowe
Don't be surprised when the late night (and loud) merrymakers wake you up while checking in. You may hear them discussing the party they attended that evening, but guess what? You'll learn the next morning that no one checked in at all!
9. White House Inn, Wilmington
Cold spots, doors slamming and visible apparitions have been reported here, but the most disturbing report was from a guest woken up by an elderly woman who said “One Mrs. Brown in this room is quite enough!” Guess what the guest's last name was? Yup! Brown.