The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa
As The #1 Haunted Hotel In America
One of the leading Internet providers of reviews for lodging in the world, travel.yahoo.com, recently announced “America’s Five Most Haunted Hotels”…and at the top of the list at #1 was the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa located in the Arkansas Ozarks in Eureka Springs.
For years, hotel guests who come for a wedding, romantic getaway, and family vacations have enjoyed “hunting” for ghosts and recounting paranormal tales accompanied by photographic images, many of which can be found on americasmosthauntedhotel.com . Fans of the paranormal can actually tour the Crescent any night of the year. And with the exploding interest in the hotel’s “guests who check out but never leave”, tours have been selling out nightly so guests and visitors are encouraged to buy Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour tickets online .
October seems to be “the” month to visit Eureka Springs and the Crescent, and the hotel still has a few nights with rooms available: October 24, 25 and 26; and November 1, 2 and 3. Online booking is available.
Some great paranormal events are coming to the Crescent. On November 18 the hotel debuts its Midnight Theater production of “In the Morgue of the Mastermind:
Norman Baker Speaks”. It is a nightly live presentation that introduces guests to one of the greatest frauds in American history – notorious Norman Baker who operated a cancer curing hospital in the Crescent in the late 1930s. During the first full weekend in January 2012 (January 6, 7 and 8), amateur ghost hunters from all over the country will be coming to The Second Annual ESP (Eureka Springs Paranormal) Weekend where ESP Weekend guests get full and free access to all areas of the hotel including the “morgue”.
By the way, if paranormal devotees want two nights of exploring two different hotels, the 1905 Basin Park Hotel, located in Historic Downtown Eureka Springs, offers the “Paranormal Pair” package where guests spend one night at the Basin Park and take that hotel’s guided ghost tour and then the next night move to the Crescent for sleeping and taking the Crescent Hotel Ghost Tour. Double the paranormal… all in one trip!