We’ve seen quite a few unique hotels in our time. We’re talking about the ones that started out as one thing (an igloo, a lighthouse, a gas station) and were converted into magnificent places to stay while on vacation. However, this is the first time we’ve see a crypt hotel room.
According to CNN, the Inn at the Agora in Maine is home to the world’s first crypt hotel room, whose last occupant was a priest whose remains stayed in the room for more than 100 years — how romantic!
From what we can see, the room is outfitted with classic horror movies, a vent to release gases during decomposition, and of course, a coffin. “Nowhere else in the world can you rent an actual crypt for an evening,” said owner Andrew Knight. “There is a market for unique experiences. Watching a scary movie and drinking a glass of wine in a coffin inside an authentic crypt is one-of-a-kind,” he said. “It might be too creepy to attract actual customers, but if anyone uses it, it will be the adventurers and novelty-seekers.”
In it’s past life, the inn was a church that had a mortuary chapel and of course, a crypt, where the church’s first priest Thomas Wallace could spend eternity. But don’t worry, he has since been moved to a cemetery.
It’s important to keep in mind that you can only hang in the crypt from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. because spirits cannot be disturbed. There’s also no bathroom, but you’re in luck, because the Inn at the Agora is very lovely, so after you’ve scared yourself half to death, you can crawl in to a lovely room.
Prices range from $450 (May through September and November) to $680 in high season (October) for two. But can you really put a price tag on this kind of entertainment? We think yes.
Would you visit the Inn at the Agora’s crypt room?