Ghastly Getaways: Top Places For Horror-Themed Vacations

From the inspired by Bram Stoker's Dracula to the Great Northern's red room from Twin Peaks, explore the top horror-themed getaways for a perfect spooky weekend
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Casually, over a long weekend, the conversation around the table is lively as you excitedly plan a quick getaway. You've ticked off adventures, explored heritage escapades, and even tried glamping, but now, the conversation stalls as the exhausted list of options looms. Just as people gather to share spooky stories in the darkness when the lights have gone out, and all else is stopped, the horror-themed getaway rises to the occasion as the perfect solution to fill the void when the usual choices have been explored and a long weekend beckons to be enjoyed. We've curated a list of the most chilling getaways worldwide for you to make the most of that weekend.

Explore our selection of top horror-themed getaways globally and discover the one that suits you best. Immerse yourself in a horror film-themed escape, delve into the eerie anecdotes of others, and collect more stories to share around a fireplace with the lights out.

Dracula's Fangs Cottage, The Roxbury, United States

Inside Dracula's Fangs Cottage
Inside Dracula's Fangs CottageThe Roxbury

For a great spooky weekend, you can head to The Roxbury, a luxurious mansion in the Catskill Mountains. The room, Dracula's Fangs, is inspired by Bram Stoker's classic 1897 horror novel. The maximalist gothic decor features two master bedrooms, private patios, crimson walls, a throne, and hiking trails nearby. Adjacent to the mansion is a fantasy-themed cottage for up to 10 guests. The cottage has two king bedrooms, a living area with gothic decor, a full-size refrigerator, and a private bathroom. The Roxbury is perfect for group trips or a romantic escape.

Address: 2258 Co Rd 41, Roxbury, NY 12474, United States

Cost: The price per night for staying at Roxbury's Dracula's Fangs ranges from INR 50,997 (USD 612) to INR 70,830 (USD 850).

You can visit their website for more information.

The Great Northern, Hicksville Pines, United States

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For an eerie weekend experience within the atmospheric horror of Twin Peaks, head to the Great Northern at Hicksville Pines. The motel prioritises privacy, with a strict anti-influencer policy in place. While you can take photos during your stay, the motel prohibits guests from promoting brands on social media. The goal is to provide a space where guests can unplug and focus on creative pursuits, like writing a book or a script.

The Great Northern is one of the cabins available with a theme and is inspired by Twin Peaks. This unique accommodation has a cult following and is popular for its horror kitsch details, including a red-curtained screening room, black and white floors, and a Laura Palmer room adorned in pink. The lodge caters to guests over 21. Although not exclusively a horror resort, it offers a Haunted Mansion cabin and other non-spooky options. They even have a Christmas Cabin, which some might argue could be considered horror.

Address: 23481 CA-243, Idyllwild-Pine Cove, CA 92549, United States

Cost: The price per night for staying at The Great Northern begins from INR 17,000 (USD 204).

For further information, you can visit their website.

The Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, United States

The Stanley Hotel of Estes Park
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The Stanley Hotel in the Rocky Mountains is a grand and historic resort with a haunting charm. It is famous for inspiring Stephen King's novel "The Shining." The hotel offers ghost tours exploring its rich history and paranormal activity. Room 217, where King himself stayed and encountered strange occurrences, is now available for guests. The Stanley Hotel has undergone multiple renovations to restore its 140 rooms to their original grandeur. It also offers over 14,000 square feet of sophisticated meeting and event space equipped with modern amenities. The hotel's Victorian architecture, dimly lit hallways, and panoramic mountain views contribute to the eerie ambience that attracts horror enthusiasts and fans of the supernatural.

Address: 333 E Wonderview Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517, United States

Cost: The Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colorado has standard rooms starting at INR 24,165 (USD 290) to INR 42,414 (USD 509) per night, and suites starting at INR 25,915 (USD 311) USD 29,831 (USD 358) per night.

For further information and bookings, you can visit their website.

Tulloch Castle Hotel, Dingwall, United Kingdom

Tulloch Castle
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According to legend, The Green Lady of Tulloch wanders through the hallways of a 12th-century castle in the Scottish Highlands. Tulloch Castle Hotel was used as a temporary hospital during World War II after the evacuation of Dunkirk in 1940, and it has a spooky history that guests can explore through thrilling ghost tours. The rooms are decorated with period features, creating a one-of-a-kind atmosphere, and the hotel's restaurant serves delicious traditional Scottish cuisine made from locally sourced ingredients.

Address: Tulloch Castle Drive, Dingwall Ross-Shire, Scotland IV15 9ND, United Kingdom

Cost: Room rates start at around $100 per night but may vary depending on the season.

For more information, you can visit their website.

Haunted Manor, Castlewood Cottages, United States

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If you're looking for a spooky experience, head to Castlewood Cottages and stay at the Haunted Manor mini-mansion. You'll find animated portraits, a mausoleum, a crypt, and a graveyard inside. The cottage is comfortable and cosy, with practical potion wares and a hidden surprise cosplay closet for mastering the manor's look. The jacuzzi tub features a ghostly granite face as the spout, creating a unique experience. Nestled in the Big Bear mountains, this retreat offers a cosy fireplace to keep warm during snowy visits or anytime throughout the year. You can even use the included ouija board from the game collection to conjure some spirits. Remember to check out the shop for period-appropriate costumes.

Address: 547 Main St, Big Bear Lake, CA 92315, United States

Cost: The cost to stay at the Haunted Manor ranges from INR 8,332 (USD 100) to INR 20,832 (USD 250) per night.

For more information you can visit their website.

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