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These Omni Hotels and Resorts Have Haunting Ghost Stories for a Spooky Stay

by Aoife O'Riordan

Sep 22, 2023

© The Omni Homestead Resort

Destinations / North America

Part of a family who just loves a good scare or ghost story? This fall, wherever your travels might take you, chances are you’ll be near an Omni hotel or resort with a history of haunted sightings and other scary happenings. So, why not learn a bit about where you’re staying to make the experience all the more eerie …

 

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The Pink Lady: A Kind and Much-Loved Spirit

At The Omni Grove Park Inn in Asheville, North Carolina, you’ll hear tales of the Pink Lady, a popular spirit known to lurk the halls of the hotel for nearly a century. This year, the hotel honors the spirit with the Pink Lady Party on Oct. 29. The event includes private tarot card readings, small plates, games and live music. Guests can also enjoy the hot cider station and vote for their favorite pumpkin carvings by staff.

 

 

The Princess: The Ghost of an Early 20th-Century Woman

Planning a trip to the Omni Mount Washington in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire? This hotel’s resident ghost, called The Princess, is believed to be the spirit of Carolyn Foster Stickney, the wife of a railroad tycoon who used to live at the hotel. Her spirit is so well-known, the crew of the show Ghost Hunters even came to investigate. Carolyn’s husband built a private dining room for her called the Princess Room, and today, guests report sightings of Carolyn in a regal, Victorian dress, in hallways. Some even say they’ve heard her tap on their doors and move objects in the rooms. The most appearances of Carolyn, however, are traced to Room 314, where it is claimed she’s seen sitting at the edge of the four-poster bed, the same bed where Carolyn used to sleep.

 

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© The Omni Homestead Resort

Jilted Bride’s Ghostly Haunts

See or hear for yourself the ghost of a jilted bride stalking the 14th floor of the Omni Homestead Resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. Lore says this woman was to be married at the property in the 20th century, but her groom-to-be caught cold feet, resulting in the shamed woman ending her life. Guests and staff today report sightings of her apparition, the outline resembling a woman in a wedding gown.

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