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There's probably no better way to get your Halloween thrills than by staying in a haunted hotel. Lock the door, settle into bed but keep an eye and ear open for ethereal apparitions and creaking floorboards. Plan your spooky trip with Curbed Ski's list of the 10 most haunted hotels in ski country.


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1. Truckee Hotel

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10007 Bridge St
Truckee, CA 96161
(530) 587-4444
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The Truckee Hotel has seen plenty of mayhem since its days as a former stagecoach stop, reportedly even a few murders (and the trapped spirits that come along with that). The most notorious spirit is that of a little girl who was killed in a bathtub on the fourth floor. It's said she can be heard running down the halls. And that's not all the haunted history the area has to dish up. Nearby Donner Memorial State Park has been known to see a member of the notorious Donner party, Tamsen Donner. Pioneer Cemetery is also a good place to start when looking for the paranormal. Tripadvisor

2. The Fairmont Banff Springs

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Banff National Park, Spray Avenue, Banff
AB T1L, Canada
There are stories of a bride who died after falling down a flight of stairs returning to dance in her wedding dress in the ballroom. Gavel & Grand

3. The Wort Hotel

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50 N Glenwood St
Jackson, WY 83001
(307) 733-2190
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In one of ski country's most chilling stories, two girls were murdered on the second floor of this National Historic Register hotel in the 1960s. To this day, they wander the halls, crying in reception and other areas. Hotels.com

4. Forest Queen Hotel Crested Butte

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129 Elk Ave
Crested Butte, CO 81224
(970) 349-0236
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The most haunted ski town in North America has plenty of ghostly stories to choose from, but the Forest Queen has the most famous ghoul. The tale goes that "Elizabeth" fell for a transient gambler in the 1800s. After the gambler took her for all she was worth, Elizabeth leaped from the hotel window and stayed to haunt the hotel. Hotels.com

5. Hotel Jerome

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330 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611
(970) 920-1000
Of the ghost stories at Aspen’s oldest hotel, the most famous involves Room 310. A boy staying with his parents in the hotel in 1936 is said to have drowned in the pool. Now, he leaves behind wet footprints in the halls when he shows up, still dripping wet. Auberge Resorts

6. The Historic Brown Hotel & Restaurant

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208 S Ridge St
Breckenridge, CO 80424
(970) 453-0084
This former private residence turned hotel in the 1880s remains haunted by a prostitute who was reportedly killed by the hotels owner. Once the owner learned that the prostitute, known as Ms. Whitney, was working in his establishment, he killed her, turning her into one of Breckenridge's most notorious ghosts. Black Tie Ski Rental Delivery

7. Hotel Boulderado

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2115 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302
(303) 442-4344
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The history of this 19th century hotel is full of ghost sightings. Many staff members and guests have singled out Rooms 302 and 304 as the source of apparitions, voices and spooky, electrical activity. It's not just the guest rooms, either. The kitchen has been known to get paranormal visitors, with the cookware and utensils mysteriously moving around. Hotel Boulderado

8. The Stanley Hotel

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333 E Wonder View Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517
(800) 976-1377
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If Stephen King uses your hotel as inspiration, it's pretty haunted. The Stanley is only about an hour from Eldora Mountain Resort and was the basis for the film "The Shining"." Hotel founder F.O. and Flora Stanley can still be found in the lobby or playing piano in the music room. The property's former head housekeeper, Elizabeth Wilson, also decided to stick around. After injured in a 1911 explosion, she now apparently checks in on guests in room 217. And this is all in addition to the run of the mill haunted hotel happenings. flickering lights, items moving or disappearing the sounds of footsteps in empty halls. All Women's Talk

9. Green Mountain Inn

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18 Main St
Stowe, VT 05672
(802) 253-7301
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Boots Berry, born in Room 302, was the Inn's horseman. Once a local hero after rescuing some stagecoach passengers, Berry's love of the drink led to his eventual dismissal and years of roaming the countryside learning to tap dance. Boots eventually pushed his luck too far, falling off the roof of the Inn while attempting another rescue. Now, guests can catch the faint sounds of his tap routine above their heads. If that's not enough for you, there are plenty of other ghost stories in one of ski country's oldest towns.

10. Herbert Grand Hotel

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246 Main Street
Kingfield, ME 04947
207-265-2000
At this 1918 hotel near Sugarloaf, a little girl is known to sit on the beds of guest rooms, and a man walks his ghost dog down the halls of the hotel. Room 318 is also known to get visits from the other side, along with the dining room. So, you're basically never alone here. National Paranormal Association

1. Truckee Hotel

10007 Bridge St, Truckee, CA 96161
The Truckee Hotel has seen plenty of mayhem since its days as a former stagecoach stop, reportedly even a few murders (and the trapped spirits that come along with that). The most notorious spirit is that of a little girl who was killed in a bathtub on the fourth floor. It's said she can be heard running down the halls. And that's not all the haunted history the area has to dish up. Nearby Donner Memorial State Park has been known to see a member of the notorious Donner party, Tamsen Donner. Pioneer Cemetery is also a good place to start when looking for the paranormal. Tripadvisor
10007 Bridge St
Truckee, CA 96161

2. The Fairmont Banff Springs

Banff National Park, Spray Avenue, Banff, AB T1L, Canada
There are stories of a bride who died after falling down a flight of stairs returning to dance in her wedding dress in the ballroom. Gavel & Grand
Banff National Park, Spray Avenue, Banff
AB T1L, Canada

3. The Wort Hotel

50 N Glenwood St, Jackson, WY 83001
In one of ski country's most chilling stories, two girls were murdered on the second floor of this National Historic Register hotel in the 1960s. To this day, they wander the halls, crying in reception and other areas. Hotels.com
50 N Glenwood St
Jackson, WY 83001

4. Forest Queen Hotel Crested Butte

129 Elk Ave, Crested Butte, CO 81224
The most haunted ski town in North America has plenty of ghostly stories to choose from, but the Forest Queen has the most famous ghoul. The tale goes that "Elizabeth" fell for a transient gambler in the 1800s. After the gambler took her for all she was worth, Elizabeth leaped from the hotel window and stayed to haunt the hotel. Hotels.com
129 Elk Ave
Crested Butte, CO 81224

5. Hotel Jerome

330 E Main St, Aspen, CO 81611
Of the ghost stories at Aspen’s oldest hotel, the most famous involves Room 310. A boy staying with his parents in the hotel in 1936 is said to have drowned in the pool. Now, he leaves behind wet footprints in the halls when he shows up, still dripping wet. Auberge Resorts
330 E Main St
Aspen, CO 81611

6. The Historic Brown Hotel & Restaurant

208 S Ridge St, Breckenridge, CO 80424
This former private residence turned hotel in the 1880s remains haunted by a prostitute who was reportedly killed by the hotels owner. Once the owner learned that the prostitute, known as Ms. Whitney, was working in his establishment, he killed her, turning her into one of Breckenridge's most notorious ghosts. Black Tie Ski Rental Delivery
208 S Ridge St
Breckenridge, CO 80424

7. Hotel Boulderado

2115 13th St, Boulder, CO 80302
The history of this 19th century hotel is full of ghost sightings. Many staff members and guests have singled out Rooms 302 and 304 as the source of apparitions, voices and spooky, electrical activity. It's not just the guest rooms, either. The kitchen has been known to get paranormal visitors, with the cookware and utensils mysteriously moving around. Hotel Boulderado
2115 13th St
Boulder, CO 80302

8. The Stanley Hotel

333 E Wonder View Ave, Estes Park, CO 80517
If Stephen King uses your hotel as inspiration, it's pretty haunted. The Stanley is only about an hour from Eldora Mountain Resort and was the basis for the film "The Shining"." Hotel founder F.O. and Flora Stanley can still be found in the lobby or playing piano in the music room. The property's former head housekeeper, Elizabeth Wilson, also decided to stick around. After injured in a 1911 explosion, she now apparently checks in on guests in room 217. And this is all in addition to the run of the mill haunted hotel happenings. flickering lights, items moving or disappearing the sounds of footsteps in empty halls. All Women's Talk
333 E Wonder View Ave
Estes Park, CO 80517

9. Green Mountain Inn

18 Main St, Stowe, VT 05672
Boots Berry, born in Room 302, was the Inn's horseman. Once a local hero after rescuing some stagecoach passengers, Berry's love of the drink led to his eventual dismissal and years of roaming the countryside learning to tap dance. Boots eventually pushed his luck too far, falling off the roof of the Inn while attempting another rescue. Now, guests can catch the faint sounds of his tap routine above their heads. If that's not enough for you, there are plenty of other ghost stories in one of ski country's oldest towns.
18 Main St
Stowe, VT 05672

10. Herbert Grand Hotel

246 Main Street, Kingfield, ME 04947
At this 1918 hotel near Sugarloaf, a little girl is known to sit on the beds of guest rooms, and a man walks his ghost dog down the halls of the hotel. Room 318 is also known to get visits from the other side, along with the dining room. So, you're basically never alone here. National Paranormal Association
246 Main Street
Kingfield, ME 04947