Haunted Travels

Spooky stories from Omni Hotels & Resorts

If you are a fan of the unusual and unexpected, plan your fall trip with one of our haunted destinations in mind...


As a part of Italian tradition and superstition, the artisans and laborers who built the Omni Mount Washington Resort varied the number of steps to the second floor (33 from the registration area and 31 in the South Tower) to confuse ghosts in the hotel.

The stairs haven’t confused one ghost in particular. Carolyn Stickney, the widowed bride of the Mount Washington Hotel’s owner, played a principal role in the development of the hotel and visited the hotel season every year. She became known as “the Princess” after marrying French royal, Prince Jean Baptiste Marie de Faucigny Lucinge, and often held extravagant parties in her own private dining room, now called the Princess Lounge.


Recently remodeled, the aptly-named Ghost Suite at the Omni Shoreham Hotel is a ghoulish retreat for those who love the paranormal.

The Doherty family, original shareholders in the hotel, lived in a suite of rooms with a housekeeper, Juliette, from 1933 to 1973. Juliette awoke one morning at 4:00 a.m. not feeling well and died reaching for the phone.

The Doherty’s daughter, Helen, also died under mysterious circumstances in the family’s suite. No one ever found out how it happened.


The renowned Omni Parker House is known for being the longest continuously operating hotel in the United States and as the home of the Saturday Club founded by 19th century literary greats Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Nathaniel Hawthorne and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.

What is lesser known, however, is that the Parker House is also one of America’s most haunted hotels. The ghost of Harvey Parker, the hotel’s first owner and a perfectionist who kept his hands in every detail of the hotel and restaurant operations, is said to roam the hotel. He often appears to guests to see if they have enjoyed their stay.