Here Are 6 Actually Haunted Houses You Can Book on Airbnb

You can have a scary good time in these sure-to-be-creepy vacation rentals.

Courtesy of Airbnb
Courtesy of Airbnb
Courtesy of Airbnb

Staying the night in a haunted-or supposedly haunted-house will get your blood pumping, even when the house doesn’t require a waiver, safe word, and a fresh set of pants. (Yes, there is one that does.) 

Airbnb recently identified six haunted stays that will test your mettle and shared them with Thrillist. These haunted houses come in all shapes and sizes, ranging from a stately manor to a small cottage, and even a ski chalet. The spaces are located across the US, and offer everything from haunted tours to plain old scary stays. Though, these haunted sites are about “real” ghosts rather than the creepy vibe you might find at a place like the Addams Family Mansion, so if you’re looking for animatronics or other cheap thrills, that’s just not the vibe here.

If you’re brave enough to handle it, they’re waiting for you. The houses. Not the ghosts. The ghosts aren’t waiting for you. Or, at least they probably aren’t.Want more Thrillist? Follow us on InstagramTikTokTwitterFacebookPinterest, and YouTube.

Opheli Garcia Lawler is a Staff Writer on the News team at Thrillist. She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Journalism from NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. She’s worked in digital media for seven years, and before working at Thrillist, she wrote for Mic, The Cut, The Fader, Vice, and other publications. Follow her on Twitter @opheligarcia and Instagram @opheligarcia.

Dustin Nelson is a Senior Writer on the news team at Thrillist, covering travel, beer/whiskey, food, and stargazing. He has had stories in Sports Illustrated, Rolling Stone, The Hockey News, Men’s Journal, The Rumpus, Racket, City Pages, and other publications. He also wrote the comic book “Magda, Skeleton Maker.” Follow him on Twitter at @dlukenelson or on Instagram at, also, @dlukenelson.


Mad Mex’s New Menu Item Is Inspired by a Popular Mexican Street Food

mad mex chicken al pastor

Mexican restaurant chain Mad Mex has dropped a new protein, and it’s one of the most popular street foods in Mexico.

Enter, Chicken Al Pastor. It’s traditionally made with pork and grilled on a spinning rotisserie with a pineapple sitting a top, but Mad Mex has put its own spin on it, serving chicken bathed in an Al Pastor marinade with a touch of juicy pineapple.

You can order the protein-packed filling in your favourite burrito, bowl, quesadilla, nachos, or in a taco.

As always, these things are here for a good time, not a long time. Pop into your local Mad Mex restaurant, order delivery or through the Mad Mex app today.

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