The History Of This Remote Hotel In Delaware Is Both Eerie And Fascinating
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Warm weather is on the horizon, and many Delawareans are looking to plan their first beach trip of the year. We’re lucky, because there are so many unique places to stay in the First State – but only one of our famous, beachfront Bed and Breakfasts is haunted with friendly, entertaining ghosts. If you’re looking for the best, spookiest place to relax in Delaware, head to 99 Ocean View Pkwy, Bethany Beach, DE 19930.
The Addy Sea Inn, on the north side of Bethany Beach, is one of the prettiest beachside b&bs in Delaware.
The Inn was originally built to be the family estate of a wealthy plumber from Pittsburgh named John Addy. Addy built the home in 1902, and they kept it as a vacation destination. It was relocated twice in the 1920s, due to storm surge threatening the structure. A decade later, the Addy family began to rent out rooms in their home, to help make ends meet during the Great Depression. It became a popular enough destination that the Addy family turned it into a Bed and Breakfast, eventually selling the home and business in the 1970s.
The welcoming foyer offers guests tasty, handmade cakes and cookies, as well as a place to relax by the fireplace and make new friends.
There's nothing better than pulling up a chair to the fireplace and reflecting on your beach day before heading off to bed in your comfortable room.
But this cozy and intimate Inn is hiding a dark secret.
Not every room here is the same... several of them are known to be among the most haunted spots in the state.
Each of the 13 rooms is compact and tidy, with a jacuzzi tub and comfortable, fluffy bedding. Three of the rooms, though, offer a little more than the usual experience. In Room #1, your bathtub may start to shake for no known reason. In Room 6, you'll enjoy lovely organ music filling the air - until you realize there are no organs on the premises. Many people love room #11, where the jacuzzi tub turns on, and phones turn off.
The Inn's ghost is rumored to be a former employee - Paul Dulaney - who was a star swimmer. Dulaney died out of state, but he returned to his paradise by the sea.
Dulaney's figure has been seen sitting on beds in the haunted rooms, or walking the halls late at night. So keep an eye out - you might just get more than you bargained for at the beautiful, eerie Addy Sea Inn.
If sharing your room with friendly ghosts does not appeal to you, though, perhaps you’d like a stay at the quirky Dogfish Head Inn, in the friendly town of Lewes.
Read more about it right here!
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