Ohio October 25, 2017
8 Haunted Places In Ohio Where You Can Stay The Night… If You Dare
With the Halloween season in full swing, you might be thinking about how you can fully embrace this time of year. Consider staying overnight in a haunted inn or historic hotel. Scattered across the state, there are several beautiful getaways with a sinister side. Ghosts of decades past roam the halls, play pranks on guests and terrify visitors who aren’t prepared for the hauntings that await them.
Here are 8 haunted places in Ohio where you can stay the night…if you dare:
1. The Golden Lamb Inn (Lebanon)
Ohio's oldest operating hotel, founded in 1803, is guaranteed to have a haunting or two. A young girl named Sarah and the ghost of Charles R. Sherman, an Ohio Supreme Court Justice who died at the inn in 1829, haunt this historic hotel. Pictured is The Golden Lamb Inn in November of 1936. Numerous famous individuals have stayed at this hotel, including Charles Dickens, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Mark Twain and 12 U.S. presidents. Many of the hotel's rooms are named and themed after the famous guests.
2. Hotel Lafayette (Marietta)
Just like Ohio's oldest hotel is bound to host a haunting or two, Ohio's oldest town is bound to host a haunted hotel or two. At Hotel Lafayette, guests have reported unexplained oddities for years. Missing items, suitcases turned upside-down and emptied shampoo bottles are just a few of the reported occurrences. The third floor is also supposedly haunted by a former owner of the hotel.
3. The Buxton Inn (Granville)
If you're feeling up to it, drive to Granville and rest up for the night at one of the state's most historic (and haunted) inns. Founded in 1812, this historic hotel is reportedly haunted by former innkeepers—and rooms 7 and 9 are popular with guests seeking paranormal happenings.
4. Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza
This restored hotel is allegedly haunted by a "Lady in Green" who could be the wife a worker who was killed during the hotel's construction in the 1930s.
5. Spitzer House Bed and Breakfast (Medina)
At 504 West Liberty Street in Medina, a former servant girl of this 19th-century Victorian home is rumored to haunt the halls of this beautiful bed and breakfast. Guests and employees have even reported hearing her play the piano.
6. Punderson Manor (Newbury)
Employees and guests at this Tudor-style state park lodge in Newbury have frequently reported several strange occurrences including doors opening and closing on their own, faucets turning on and off on their own and sounds of laughter when no one is around.
7. The Hackett Hotel (Marietta)
The renovated Hackett Hotel, originally built in 1899, also houses the Galley Restaurant—and both are said to be haunted by a ghost named Charlotte and other spirits.
8. Spread Eagle Tavern and Inn (Hanoverton)
This historic inn was originally built in 1837 in the Federalist style by masons of the canal boom. Throughout the years, it has been frequented by a handful of U.S. presidents. Today, its rumored to be haunted by the ghost of a woman who hanged herself from a third-story bedroom window.
What do you think? Are you brave enough to spend the night in any of these hotels? If you’ve ever stayed in any of these hotels, let us know if you had any spooky experiences!