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Haunted Massachusetts Hotels and Inns

Massachusetts is home to several hotels and inns that are rumored to be haunted. Plan your stay at a haunted hotel or bed & breakfast inn with this guide to places that count ghosts as guests. See also: Haunted Hotels and Inns of New England

The Colonial House Inn
There are many stories about haunted happenings at this Cape Cod inn. Maybe you'll see the transparent figure of a woman wearing a bonnet or sense the touch of a shadowy spirit.

Concord's Colonial Inn
Room 24 of this Concord, Massachusetts, hotel is said to be inhabited by a ghost that many believe to be the spirit of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Hawthorne Hotel
The Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts, is rumored to have a haunted elevator.

Lizzie Borden Bed and Breakfast
The home in Fall River, Massachusetts, where Lizzie Borden allegedly axed her parents is now a bed and breakfast inn. Guests are treated to a breakfast similar to the one the Bordens ate on the morning of the murders, which includes bananas, johnny-cakes, sugar cookies and coffee. That should be enough to creep you out--even if there are no ghosts in the house.

The Orleans Inn
Ed Maas, owner of the Orleans Inn on Cape Cod, says that during the Roaring '20s, the inn was a brothel, and "one of the ladies was murdered. We have named her Hannah, and she is quite happy here at the inn. She opens doors, turns on lights and lights candles. She makes her presence known through a cool breeze of air from no known source. She also has appeared as an apparition."

Penny House Inn & Day Spa
This Eastham, Massachusetts, haunted inn is home to the "Goodnight Ghost" and other playful spirits. Ghost stories from this inn are well documented in the book, Haunted Houses of Cape Cod.

Thaddeus Clapp House
This Berkshires B&B was the site of a one-on-one encounter between Playwright Peter Bergman and a ghost.

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