Are you brave enough to sleep with spirits at a hotel in New York that is so haunted you have to sign a waiver to stay?

Nestled in the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains is the small town of Napanoch, New York is the Haunted Shanley Hotel. The historic Bed & Breakfast is so haunted children aren't allowed to spend the night.

The hotel was first built in 1845 It changed owners several times and had to be rebuilt after a fire in 1895. The most notable owner and for whom the hotel is still named was James Shanley, who added a bowling alley, billiard room and even a barber shop to the building.

The Shanley family was surrounded by tragedy. He and his wife Beatrice had three children, but all died before their first birthday and all are said to still roam the halls.

In 1991, the Shanley Hotel closed its doors and was left abandoned for over 10 years. It's now back open for guests brave enough to spend the night with several spirits.

Many guests have witnessed a woman in period dress wandering through the hallways. She was also known for her fragrant perfume and several people have suddenly smelled a glorious scent that many believe to be Mrs. Shanley nearby. Others have seen the apparition of a little girl and have heard her speaking to them from the shadows of the hallways.

The hotel has been featured on A&E's Ghost Hunters and is now offering public and private ghost hunts.

To book a stay you can email or call 845-217-3112. Get more information on pricing and the hotel's haunted history at

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