If you fancy a trip to Connecticut, but with a spooky twist then you will not be disappointed! There are plenty of ghost stories to share involving locations across the Constitution State. There are also plenty of haunted inns and hotels to choose from!
Let’s get right into the most haunted hotels in Connecticut!
1. Blackberry River Inn, Norfolk Historic District
A historic colonial home dating back to 1763, the Blackberry River Inn is historically known as the Moseley House-Farm and was used as a farm right up until 1939, after the death of the farm owner, Mr. Moseley. The ghost of a woman known as Francis is believed to haunt the inn’s upper floor, and her apparition has been seen on many occasions entering the house through the back entrance. Not much is known about her, but she’s not thought to be a malicious entity in any way. In fact, many people report a strong feeling of calm when she appears. To add to the intrigue around this building, it’s believed the property had ties to the underground railroad, and there are large tunnels in the basement of the house.
2. Heritage Inn, New Milford
The Heritage Inn in New Milford, CT, was originally built back in 1870 as a tobacco house. However, it was converted into a guest house sometime in the late 20th century and is now haunted by a pair of friendly spirits! These ghosts seem to keep themselves to themselves, hanging out in a couple of the upstairs guest rooms for the most part. However, guests do feel their presence, and now and then, someone complains of being tapped on the head by an unseen force!
(Please Note: This location is currently closed)
3. Evergreen Inn & Tavern, Woodbury
Woodbury’s Evergreen Inn & Tavern is the oldest in the state, and it also has a reputation for being one of the most haunted inns in Connecticut! Its claim to fame is an appearance on Gordon Ramsay’s ‘Hotel Hell’ television show! The celebrity chef is one of many guests who have encountered Betty – the spirit believed to be haunting room 16 of the hotel!
The most common reports here concern guests having their blankets either pulled off or tucked in tighter during the night! In general, it is men who experience this as Betty looks after them! However, there are also reports of a male apparition stamping into the room and removing his boots!
4. Saybrook Point Resort & Marina, Old Saybrook
The Saybrook Inn in Old Saybrook is a stately waterfront hotel that also specializes in events and weddings. There’s a strong female presence throughout the hotel, and a woman has been known to appear near the dock, wearing a white dress and completely see-through. Not much is known about the woman’s identity, but legend says she was buried alive somewhere in the area. As well as seeing her in pictures and near the docks, people have felt her presence in their rooms, sitting on their beds, and even pushing guests.
5. Yankee Pedlar Inn, TorringtonStay Here
The Yankee Pedlar Inn was built back in 1891 and is believed to be one of New England’s oldest inns. It was built by Franks and Alice Conley and was originally known as The Conley Inn. When the Conleys both passed away in 1910, it seems that they may have chosen to stick around. Guests often report strange noises, a rocking chair moving, and even disembodied voices in room 353, apparently where Alice Conley died. There have also been reports of Frank’s apparition appearing in room 295 regularly. Many visitors say that the Yankee Pedlar Inn ghosts love to indulge in a spot of hide and seek! They are often seen as indistinct wispy white figures from the corner of the witness’s eye but will vanish if the person turns towards them.
6. Captain Grant’s Bed & Breakfast, PrestonSpend the Night
Captain Grant’s Inn is a stunning, rustic bed and breakfast that dates all the way back to before the American Revolution. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It has welcomed all manner of weary travelers ranging from Continental soldiers to escaped slaves on the run throughout its long history! It is now one of the most haunted hotels in Connecticut, with multiple ghosts in residence, including the spirit of a woman and her two children who mostly appear in the Adelaide Room.