As a rule, I inform you about my plans for the upcoming weekend in the Pocono Mountains. However, this week I have decided to tell you about my night of fright last Friday evening at the Altered Nightmares/Hotel of Horror
located inside the legendary abandoned Lake House Hotel in Saylorsburg! Check in time is between the hours of 7pm and 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays and between 7pm and 10pm on Sundays through the end of October.
As I've mentioned before, I absolutely love Halloween and am intrigued by all things that are said to be haunted! So, naturally I couldn't wait to check in at the recently renovated hotel. My friend Dawn and I arrived a little before 7pm and needless to say we were anxious to see our accommodations for the evening.
The front desk clerk pointed us in the direction of our room which happened to be, you guessed it, room number 13! Okay, so at this point there was no turning back. In sheer terror, we wound our way through the endless dark hall ways and spooky stair cases of this horrific hotel, hoping and praying that we would be able find our way out. I don't mind telling you that we were scared to death, as there's no way to know who or what is lurking in the total darkness! There's no need to pack a bag, but you may want to bring your Rosaries!
Mad men and demons were everywhere as were the spirits of prior guests who have yet to check out! Did you notice my photo? Watch out for this one!! His name is Cain Luszar, and he is a most sinister being. Be careful! He will be looking for you!
After checking out of the hotel, with hearts pounding and palms sweating, we simply had to visit Altered Nightmares and The Seven Deadly Sins! Do you dare to bring your worst nightmares to life? If so, you'll be begging for someone to wake you from this terrifying dream! Can you complete the journey through this sensational, sinful haunted attraction as The Seven Deadly Sins are brought to life? I suggest that you wear your sneakers, as you will be tempted to run as if the Devil himself were chasing you, and who knows? He just may be!
Tickets for the Hotel of Horror are $20 and $15 for Altered Nightmares. For those of you who dare and are brave hearted, I recommend purchasing the combo ticket at $30. Tickets may be purchased online or in person upon arrival. You may want to purchase the combo admission with a fast pass at $40. This will get you to the head of the line, in front of all of the other guests that are just dying to get in!
Your visit would not be complete unless you check out Exhibition Macabre, the third attraction housed inside the old Lake House Hotel. This museum is truly amazing and is sure to make your skin crawl! I was totally creeped out by this display of morbid artifacts from the past. Don't forget to take your camera; you'll definitely want to take some photos to show your friends! Tickets are only $5 for this must see it to believe it exhibition!
The former hotel has a dark history dating back to the 1700s and has served many purposes throughout the years. It may have possibly been used as a make shift hospital in 1918 to house the sick and the dying during the Pocono Mountains' Spanish influenza epidemic and as legend has it, during the Great Depression 15 hangings took place on its' front porch. It's no wonder that this place is said to be truly haunted!
As always, I want to hear about your thrills and chills! Let me know how you plan to spend a wicked weekend in the Pocono Mountains! I hope you are checking in Hotel of Horror featuring Altered Nightmares! Happy Hauntings Everyone!