Now that Labor Day Weekend has passed, we can officially, though reluctantly, say goodbye to summer, and welcome the fast-approaching fall. Vermont’s trees are already showing hints of their colorful autumnal hues, which means now is the perfect time to plan a getaway to Brattleboro. As the air begins to cool, we’ll soon be surrounded by fall’s hallmark hues of crimson, orange, yellow, and green. But, there’s more to fall in Brattleboro than pretty fall colors. Do you believe in ghosts? There’s a spooky side to Brattleboro’s history, and this fall is a wonderful time to go on a haunted adventure. Book your room at our luxury Bed and Breakfast today!
The Most Haunted Places in Brattleboro
We expect a lot of guests to come through Brattleboro during the months of September and October. The peak fall foliage season typically stretches from mid-September through mid-October, and there are plenty of hikes and scenic drives in the area that will take you into the colorful heart of fall. While you’re in town, it’s also a great time to experience a different side of Brattleboro; the haunted side! There are several reports of haunted buildings and cemeteries within an hour of the Brattleboro area, but here are a few of our favorite haunted destinations to see this fall:
- The Retreat Cemetery and Retreat Tower are two of Brattleboro’s most popular haunted attractions, and both are reachable via the Retreat Trails that run behind our Inn. The Retreat Tower was built by the patients at the Vermont Asylum in 1887. Apparently, in the years following its construction, patients used the tower to plummet to their deaths below. Ghost hunters report sightings of an airborne ghost-like form at the top of the tower that shows itself from time to time.
- Just across the New Hampshire border lies a sweeping, arched stone staircase in the middle of the forest, where Madame Sherri’s Castle once stood. This haunted destination has long been the rumored home of ghosts. The abandoned castle burned down in 1962, and some have said that Madame Sherri’s ghost herself stands atop the grand staircase.
- The Eunice Williams Covered Bridge is said to be haunted by Eunice Williams, a reverend’s wife who lived nearby in the 1600s. Eunice’s young life was cut short just after giving birth during the Deerfield Massacre; a place she has apparently never left.
- Glastenbury Mountain is, according to Native American Legends, cursed land. Over the years, there have been many unsolved disappearances on this mountain. The mountain itself seems to tell visitors to stay far away, as all the trails stop partway up the mountain. Long Trail, a 272-mile trail, has been particularly infamous for disappearances.
- Hogback Mountain’s Lost Ski Area is another abandoned and purportedly haunted destination near Brattleboro. The ski resort was shut down in the mid-1980’s, and it’s said that if you listen closely, you can still hear the echo of the busy crowds that once swarmed the ski lifts and flooded the lodges.
Beyond relishing the gorgeous hues of fall and scaring yourself silly at these haunted destinations, there’s plenty to do in the Brattleboro area this fall. Start your fall getaway off on the right foot, and book your stay at our romantic Inn today.