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Halloween 2016: 5 haunted bed-and-breakfasts to visit right now

Add a little spook to your weekend getaway

When it comes to a Halloween vacation, it’s unlikely that you’ll want to go full-on horror film when choosing lodging. But if you’re looking for a little bit of excitement this Hallows’ Eve, check out the bed and breakfasts around the country that are home to a few friendly ghosts.

Bed and Breakfasts often have rich histories and interesting architecture, making them the perfect combination for a slightly spooky getaway. We’ve rounded up five haunted spots from California to Georgia that are sure to have you seeing orbs in no time. Major bonus: breakfast’s included.

The Groveland Hotel in Yosemite National Park, California:

Visitors to this 17-room hotel near Yosemite National Park’s main gate should be on the lookout for Lyle, a ghost who has haunted the hotel since he was found dead in 1927. Hotel staff say that Lyle is playful and tends to tease guests by turning on the lights, water, and moving women’s cosmetics from room to room. Rates start at $145 per night.

The Texas White House in Fort Worth, Texas:

Built in 1910, the Texas White House is a bed and breakfast known for a ghost that haunts the Lone Star bedroom. Allegedly, the husband of the only family who ever lived in the house died on the property and haunts his old room. Ghost sightings usually occur when a single woman stays in the room. Rates start at $125 per night.

The Galloway House in Savannah, Georgia:

Located in Savannah’s picturesque historic district, the Galloway House has plenty of haunted stories. The bed and breakfast’s original owner, Richard Martin Lester, died by suicide in 1926. Since then, guests see the ghost of Mr. Lester moving objects from room to room. Rates start at $99 per night.

The Inn on Main Street in Weaverville, North Carolina:

Book a stay at this Victorian bed and breakfast and you’ll receive attention from a few extra hosts: the building is haunted by the spirits of patients of the doctor who practiced medicine at the property in the 19th century. You can expect random doors opening and closing and the occasional picture falling off the wall. Rates start at $99 per night.

The Mayhurst Inn in Virginia:

Thirty minutes from Charlottesville, this 9,200-square-foot plantation house built in 1859 was home to 18,000 Confederate troops who pitched their tents on the grounds during the winter of 1863. Since then, guests have reported uneasy feelings of being watched and others say the windows open and close by themselves. Rates start at $179 per night.