Best Hotel for Halloween in Downtown Nashville

Music City, USA knows how to celebrate the spooky season, and there’s definitely no better perch for a Halloweentime visit than The Union Station Nashville Yards!

After all, besides positioning you strategically for taking in all the Nashville area has to offer in the Halloween department, we also boast our very own ghost story.

The Union Station’s Resident Spirit

Our hotel—and Room 711, in particular—is said to be haunted by the ghost of a young woman, Abigail, who killed herself on the train tracks after learning of her beau’s death in service during World War II. There have been no shortage of reports of paranormal happenings attributed to Abigail by guests in Room 711, though you’ll be happy to know our Union Station spirit is by all accounts a docile one.

You can learn more about Abigail’s story in this previous blogpost of ours, published last year upon the occasion of The Union Station Nashville Yards being ranked the best haunted hotel in America in the 2021 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Ghost Tours Around Nashville

Joining a local ghost tour is a great way to give yourself a little bit of the willies while delving into fascinating Nashville-area history. Among your options are Amerighost Tours, which runs a Haunted Downtown Nashville walking tour as well as a cruise around the city by hearse and Haunted Tavern Tours, and Ghost City Tours, whose offerings range from the Nashville Haunted Pub Crawl to spooky visits to the Tennessee State Capitol and the Two Rivers Mansion.

Over at Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage, meanwhile—only about a half-hour from our hotel—you can take the much-recommended Hermitage Haunted Tour, which proceeds by lantern light from the property’s mansion to its cemetery and includes such tales as Andrew Jackson’s very own run-in with the notorious Bell Witch.

El Dia de los Muertos at Cheekwood Estate & Gardens

Mark the Day of the Dead with traditional Mexican/Latin American music, dance, and art as well as a magnificent altar display, shopping, and other attractions at Cheekwood’s El Dia de los Muertos festival October 29th and 30th.

Haunted Houses, Corn Mazes, and Other Halloween Fun

Other frights await at local haunted houses/attractions underway during the Halloween season, including Nashville’s Beast House and Bloody Acres Haunted Woods in Gallatin, TN. Or enjoy less-freaky seasonal delights amid the corn mazes and pumpkin patches of properties such as Honeysuckle Hill Farm or Shuckle’s.

Join Us in Downtown Nashville for Halloween

Whether you’re keen to scare yourself silly, reflect on the rich Mexican/Mexican-American Day of the Dead tradition, or just wander a pumpkin patch, we hope you’ll join us sometime this Halloween season here at The Union Station Nashville Yards!