Now that we’ve hit the end of July (remember, we’re only three months away from Halloween), it’s time to take some road trips as we need to take advantage of what’s left of Summer. But on your trip, if it takes you to another place in Massachusetts, be careful of what may be hiding in your hotel. As a result, Massachusetts is home to three of the busiest hotels in the US
The publication, ‘BusinessWire’, previously published a list of the top 25 hotels in the US Old hotels often come with many stories to tell as guests and staff alike share tales of ghosts in each building. So, let’s take a look at where Massachusetts has some of the busiest hotels in the US
Concord’s Colonial Inn – Concord
While it may seem harmless enough, with a hotel that dates back to the Civil War and even earlier, you can be sure there are many magical stories surrounding this place in Concord. In fact, during the Battles of Lexington and Concord, wounded soldiers were often brought there for medical treatment. Their famous room 24 was used as an operating room at that time. Ghost hunters entered the hotel only to stay in the room because of its history of paranormal activity. The ghost of the famous poet and poet Henry David Thoreau is said to have been seen at the site, as he was a faithful visitor to the establishment.
Red Lion Inn – Stockbridge
The Red Lion Inn has been around since 1773. The fourth floor and room 301 are known as the main magical place. There have been stories of the ghosts of a little flower girl, a man in a top hat, and other apparitions. Although this happens naturally, spirits are said to be friendly. However, others have reported a presence standing over them as they slept. Author Robert Oakes, who wrote ‘The Ghosts of the Berkshires’, read a book there last Fall.
Hotel “Hawthorn” Salem
Salem, of course, is well known for the Salem Witch Trials of 1692. And of course, the hotel in 1925 seems to be one of the worst. Unexplained noises, moving chairs, and apparitions of a woman are said to be happening at the location. Rooms 325 and 612 are said to be the busiest rooms in the entire facility, with the electricity and plumbing frequently turned on and off in those rooms. People say that ghosts also roam the halls of the sixth floor. The hotel is named after a regular guest, author Nathaniel Hawthorne. There was a meeting in the Grand Ballroom of the hotel to try Harry Houdini back in 1990. And in 2007, Syfy’s famous ‘Ghost Hunters’ searched the hotel.
There are a few places that are known as some of the most haunted hotels in the US, including one, right here, in the Berkshires. If you go to one of them, try to enjoy your stay… if you can!