"Haunted" Destination Offers Three Unique Halloween Getaway Packages
Tarrytown House Estate Offers
Tarrytown, NY (August 2011) Are you afraid of the dark? This Halloween season, Tarrytown House Estate is giving guests a selection of “eerie” experiences, some in partnership with Historic Hudson Valley. Located in the area made famous by the Washington Irving classic horror tale “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the 26-acre estate hotel which is managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts is the prime destination for a spook-tacular Halloween experience.
Guests can take advantage of deluxe overnight accommodations, VIP admission* to “The Great Jack O’ Lantern Blaze” at Van Cortlandt Manor in Croton-on-Hudson or tickets to “Horseman’s Hollow” at historic Philipsburg Manor in Sleepy Hollow and a full American breakfast for two starting at only $299 per night!**. Bring the kids for an extra $35 per person (including breakfast). Select rooms in the Estate’s King Mansion are available with the same amenities for $399 for non-balcony and $499 with balcony.
*VIP ticketholders for The Blaze skip the lines and can visit the experience without a specific time slot.
**select Friday nights; higher rates may apply
The “Blaze” features more than 4,000 individually hand-carved, illuminated jack o’lanterns displayed on the grounds of the 18th century Van Cortlandt Manor. Slithering snakes, shrunken heads, a giant spider web, an undersea aquarium, dinosaurs, pirates, ghosts plus a mammoth exhibition of mummies and pyramid straight out of ancient Egypt are all in display at this exciting event.
“Horseman’s Hollow,” which made its debut last fall, transforms the historic Philipsburg Manor into a terrifying landscape ruled by vampires, witches, ghouls and ghosts, all serving the Headless Horseman himself. Note: This attraction has a very high fear factor and is not suitable for small children or for adults who are claustrophobic or have chronic health conditions.
The “Blaze” will take place every weekend in October starting October 1-2 and continues through November 4-6. “Horseman’s Hollow” will be offered the weekends of October 8-9; 14-16, 21-23 and 27-30 .Tickets are limited so make your reservations today.
The aforementioned King Mansion is a haunted Halloween destination unto itself. It was the home of Sybil Harris who was the daughter of William R. Harris, a director of the American Tobacco Company. She and her husband Frederick King lived in the Mansion, formerly called “Uplands”, which was built in 1840 and is the oldest building at Tarrytown House Estate, from the time they purchased the Georgian home in 1900 until Sybil’s death in 1955.
It is believed by many that Sybil continues to walk the halls of the second floor of the King Mansion, usually appearing as an apparition dressed in white. She is often seen in Room 293, where she had supposedly died. Many staff members at the Tarrytown House claim to have seen her, and even refuse to go into the King Mansion alone. Housekeepers have seen moving, shadowy figures and a conference service worker once saw an apparition of an old lady in a white dress. A stay at the King Mansion will provide an unparalleled and possibly haunted experience for the Halloween season.
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