In New Mexico, Colorado, and California, a spooky stay awaits.

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Looking for something fun and different to do this Halloween? Plan a spooky getaway. Even if you don't spot a ghostly guest, these three haunted hotels are worth checking out—or checking into, if you dare.

La Fonda on the Plaza in Santa Fe, New Mexico

A murdered bride is said to revisit Room 510 of this Santa Fe, New Mexico, landmark; a spectral cowboy sits at the bar; and a ghost runs to the restaurant's courtyard and disappears— right where a ruined businessman jumped into a well headfirst.

The Stanley in Estes Park, Colorado

Stephen King wrote The Shining after staying here in 1974—need we say more? Today, the 1909 gem in Estes Park, Colorado, leans into its horror history with the Spirited Night Tour.

Holbrooke Hotel in Grass Valley, California

Resident ghouls at this 1862 hotel in Grass Valley, California, include kids playing in the hall, a lady in the former speakeasy's bathroom, and a miner who died here but lives on in the 2018 docudrama Phantoms of the Holbrooke (available on DVD).

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